Sunday 17 April 2016

Grymn Fliers - VIII

Thought I'd clean the airbrush. And then clean the airbrush. And then for a change, clean the airbrush some more.

And then put some undercoat on the fliers and other models. This is an all over coat of grey primer, followed by Zenithal undercoat - black shot on the underside of the models and a thin white coat shot from the top down. I've never done this before, but it's intended to show through the top coat so that you get a more natural shading of the model colours. I remain to see if this affects my painting.

All the models here other than the fliers are from Old Crow Models.


  1. At first I thought these were computer renders. I'll be interested to see how it impacts your painting!

  2. Im not sure if that's a good thing or not lol:-)

  3. Agree - first reaction was a render..? Lovely stuff and great too see the flyers come together.

  4. I have in the part used this 'zenith' painting style - I think it works, but not to the extend that I would use it every time.

    Have you read about Colour Modulation? There is a very good article by Frazer Grey in the latest Military Modeller Special Issue. I think the Old Crow models with their flat surfaces would be a great project to try this painting scheme out on.


  5. I'm going to try and replicate the colour scheme I created a few years back...
    Because it's a three colour camo style modulating the panels would be pretty difficult.
    You're right though, the angular nature of the vehicles would be good for the modulation technique

    1. That was a few more than a few, I'm afraid...

      Good scheme though!!