Sunday, January 9, 2011
A little Christmas Elf brought me a second Caestus, so I decided this one should have the interior visible and painted. I went with just a silver metallic look, using Boltgun Metal, Devlan Mud and Chainmail, and I painted the lights yellow, using P3 paints, starting with Rucksack Tan, Sulfuric Yellow, then GW's Golden Yellow then p3's Cygnus Yellow.
I then Glued the booms together and used a vice to the parts together. One thing I hadn't noticed until this point was how warped the boom pieces were. Unfortunately, the vice only partially helped. Normally, hot water would help this problem, but having already painted the interior, I chose to accept mediocrity and just let the glue as they did.
For the rest of the Caestus, I pretty much followed the same painting scheme as the first Ceastus from the previous post.
I chose to put water slide decals on this Ceastus as well. For the best results, you need to seal the model first. I always seal with Testors Dullcote.
Once that is dry, apply Testors Decal Set to the area where you plan to place the decals. Then, cut your decals out and soak them in hot water.
Once the decal is ready, slide it off onto the model. Then apply another coat of Decal Set. When that is all dry, seal the model again.