With the silver done I picked Magic Blue for the trim and highlighted it with Electric Blue. Her hair is Calvary Brown and Wild Rider Red, which is my go-to for red hair. Betty's skin is just my own flesh mix, Reikland Fleshshade, and Basic Skin, and her lips are Purple Shadow. Amazingly I got her eyes right in one attempt, so yay!
Betty's old-school raygun is just Averland Sunset and Deep Yellow, with some thinned Sepia Wash to shade it. The end of the barrel is a bit bent but I daren't try straightening it in case it snaps off. To break up all the blue and silver I did her holster to look like leather with Chocolate and Flat Browns.
I wanted to do her base as an alien planet, and it was a doddle: just some Vallejo Black Lava texture paste, painted Violet and washed with Druchii Violet. I used Purple mixed with a touch of White to highlight it. Then I painted a couple of tufts — one Scorpy Green and Light Turquoise, the other Red and Averland Sunset — and stuck them on.
The other building is all done and I'm writing up the post, so come back soon!
Excellent work Matt, the colours match the retro sculpt perfectly, and the alien base looks excellent.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dave, she was fun to paint!Delete
Wonderful paint-job, Matt. Lovely old Buck Rogers vibe to her, and that alien base you've gone for works super well.ReplyDelete
You're right, Simon, she would work really well in a Buck Rogers or Flash Gordon-type setting! Glad you like the base, I'm very happy with how it turned out.Delete
Very fun mini and painted up a treat mate!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dai, she's a cute mini and it's nice to have a fun one in among the zombies LOL!Delete
I really like the silver suit. Wish I had thought to do that on mine. What happened to the little blob guy that came with her? You lose him, or do you have other plans?ReplyDelete
Cheers, Keith, and holy shit I forgot about the little alien blob thing! I'll have to dig it up and paint it separately. The silver really suits her pulp look.Delete
You've amanged a real retro look with your great choices of colpours, including the 'plastic' ray-gun, all looking very Flash GordonesqueReplyDelete
Thanks, Joe, and you're right about the raygun, I wanted to give it a plastic look rather than metal, which is why I avoided a metallic shade.Delete
As others have said, I think you nailed the retro vibe on this one, mate! Its a real shame they don't have enough cloth to cover women up in the future too ;D I think if I were painting this one up, I might get a complaint from my wife!ReplyDelete
Cheers, Jeff! Her costume is a bit revealing and I did wonder about painting the chest panel blue, but then I thought if she's got it she may as well flaunt it LOL!Delete
Love me a bit of retro Sci/fi and you nailed it very well here mate. Might have to add her to my shopping list for Fem'bruary next year!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Roger! She has such a cool retro look that the silver was a must.Delete