2005 -2007

Painting the boat

Painting the boat was the usual wet on wet technique, complete with (very few) Mig pigments, I did it in quite a short time compared to the wall bit. That's a mostly gallery post  but  there is a trick after one or 2 pictures

Russian PT boat 1/35

So have a look at the picrture and what do you notice? left side is grey, right side is yellow, how does it come? that's not only because the outdoor line came from the right, no, it's because *in my diorama, the light will come from the front*. Actually, the boat will be oblique relative to the scene. So thanks to my airbrush and a few hours of cork I managed to recreate this effect of light. remember that for me a diorama must come with its own light embedded and not rely on external sources of light to work..

That is most visible on the bellow picture

Russian PT boat 1/35 Russian PT boat 1/35 Russian PT boat 1/35

And now here is a preview of the diorama. That's right, it just needs a few groundwork as well as painting my wife and last but not least, do a good sea!

Diorama preview Russian PT boat 1/35