Monday, October 8, 2012

Finished Dakkajet! In 720° vision!

If Games Workshop can do spinning product images, so can I! It's a bit of a hassle, but the effect is kinda nice. :) Click the image to pop-up a PX40K copyrighted 720° view of the Dakka-Jet!


The inspiration for the colour-scheme came from the venerable Stuka. This particular camo with yellow wingtips was used on the eastern front I believe. But only on the undersides, and that would detract from the effect on the tabletop.

I tried to follow the "official" RLM colour codes with the Vallejo Air Colors I had. The only snag was the yellow which had to be airbrushed light and building up from a darkened Yellow Ochre up to the lemon yellow. It took some time, but in the end it turned out really well. Super vibrant. I like! :)

The "splinter" camouflage was done with some simple masking. I put down some Tamiya masking tape on my cutting mat and then cut some angular shapes that I placed over the grey basecoat and then sprayed it green. :)

Some basic weathering and post-shading with oils, add some pigments to that and voila! A Dakka-Jet!

Check out the work in progress posts via this link.

6 comments:

  1. I like it...

    ...reminds me a bit of the ork-project I cancelled back in ed5, when GW suddenly released the DE.

    It never moved beyond the shopping phase, but I did collect a big amount of Microartstudio heads, some 1:35 WW2 tanks and huge pile of Black Reach orks.

    Idea was for a "Afrika Ork" Speedcult mech force. Looted soviet SU-152 conversion for the battlewagons, british universal carrier for pick-ups, copters with Stuka wings and stuff like that. Basically kind of a hodgepodge of orkified WW2 vehicles.

    I'm not a huge fan of serious historical style conversions in 40k. For example a ww2 Wehrmacht IG would be a bit disturbing, but orks have such a silly comic style that it wouldn't look like something intended to glorify some of the ugliest parts of recent history.

    I mean if someone is serious into playing the bad ass Germans, he should be honest and play Flames of War...

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  2. I think of my "german" orks more like the germans in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aHaSbrf2n4 :)

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  3. Awesome, that thing works much better than GW's 360 view that usually spins only once for me. That thing is hectic. Well done!

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  4. Yeah, it spins like crazy... like that good old eighties song: http://youtu.be/m_fJ7hZftPs

    @PX: Okay, that "german" parody is lovely... somehow British comedy has a talent to make ugly stuff look funny...like stuff from "Mitchell and Webb look"

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  5. I cant listen to that song after I got lured into visiting meatspin. :(

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