I'm in love. Say hi to the Honda VTR250 Interceptor. It's like someone took 1988 and turned it into a motorcycle. Black, pink and electric blue, all classic synthwave colours. Perfect, and pretty straightforward.
Onto the Pink, which was a pain to apply. Again I added some flow improver and used it on the rear part of the bodywork, the fuel tank and the tips of the forks. It took four coats to get decent coverage over the black and the vibrancy I wanted, but it turned out really good.
I had to do a ton more touching up here and there as I kept finding spots of one colour on another. I finished the bike with some very light blue-white for the headlights, a couple of Red lines on the dials, and some Vermilion for the rear light.
As for highlighting the black... I didn't. I could just see it going horribly wrong. I think I'm going try painting the bike's bodywork with gloss varnish, of which I own none so I'll have to pick some up.
The base is just covered with Vallejo Black Lava texture paste given a quick highlight with Dark and Neutral greys. I used masking tape to paint a rough white line in a slight diagonal, then went over it with Transparent Yellow and Black Wash.
I printed an absolutely classic synthwave backdrop and really should have used matt photo paper to prevent the paper from warping, but it works. I like this mini a lot, but the one huge downside is that even though it's moulded in grey plastic (the new Bones USA line) the model, especially the rider, is every bit as soft as the old Bones White stuff. Her arm is separate so it broke off twice while painting, and to be brutally honest I think the gun is awful. Aside from that it's like nothing I've painted before, it was a lot of fun and I'm well happy with it.