So I came back from international travel feeling pretty blah this week and went straight into final stage audit preparation for a big customer audit next week. That combination kinda killed my desire to work on my WIP Suturvora stuff, but I did manage to find some time for a less ambitious side project - firing arc templates and the initiative token for my AT18 set!
I followed GW's paint scheme for weathered bronze because I wanted the templates to look like they're plotting tools you might find in the command deck of a centuries-old Warlord titan in active service - well loved but carrying a bit of a patina of age.
- Black primer
- Balthasar Gold base coat
- Agrax Earthshade wash
- Sycorax Bronze edge highlights
- Nihilakh Oxide spot wash
Now, if these were real ancient weathered bronze components, they'd be mostly oxidized teal in color, with some dull bronze-brown where moisture couldn't immediately settle... but that would have been boring and icky looking, so I went for something a little more understated, and tried for "well-polished, but there's still a patina there where the servitor can't easily get."
I took a little creative license with the initiative token in the middle there, but it needed something to help break up the gleaming monotony other than ink wash in the recesses, frankly. I think it worked out even if it's more artistic than realistic.
Not bad for my first attempt at doing weathered bronze, eh? I might tweak these a little more as I go, but next is the 40-odd status track markers for the command consoles... although I'll probably worry about those after I come back from the audit, since I want to get more work done on my Suturvora engines tonight & tomorrow.