What follows are a few other pics I took, but mostly a pleas for advice on how to paint it.
You see, it's constructed from assorted bits and pieces on a lump of soft, slatey rock from the beach near here, and when I spray undercoated it black I absolutely loved the brief moment of directional shadow I got from all the relief detail, so I practised on a few old sprues and gave it a go when I spray-primed it grey. Can you see it in any of these pics?
Well, here are my questions for you:
- Should I pretty much leave it as it is but maybe add some highlights and a bit of shading in the 'illuminated' bits? This seems to be the best option...
- Should I try to tidy up the directional light/shadow to make it 'pop' more? I worry that I won't match the colour of the primer and I'd just make it look rubbish.
- Should I just paint it?
- Should I paint just the 'illuminated' parts?
- If do paint it, I'd quite like to use a muted palette, in keeping with both the Star Wars aesthetic and the 'moonshine'-style illumination...if so, how the heck do I achieve this? I'm rubbish with colour.
Finally, regardless of each and all of the above, how should I paint that dinky wee Lambda Shuttle?
Please offer any ideas you can think of if you'd be so kind - painting really is not my forté!
Yours in hope,