After reviewing several airbrush tutorials, one stuck out that demonstrated some of the best airbrushed models were not done because of the airbrush, but by how well you use an knife.
|And repeat. A lot. Why did I think 24 Jetbikes was a good idea?|
|I used both the cut out the outer edges of the stencil to add variation to the same theme. Astute readers will see the frisket in the background as well future design plans|
|I airbrushed the jetbikes with tape in place. Started with black in the middle of the jetbike then painted a gradient of grays so the brightest grey to the edges of the jetbike.|
|Certainly not 50 shades of gray, but mixed them on the fly by adding white to the starting black in small increments|
|Moment of truth, remove the tape slowly|
|A rare moment when a jetbike is not jinking|
|Comparison of the postive & negative stencils side by side. Still a cohesive look for the army. I will have to differentiate special bikes by painting the riders different colors|
I plan to do the same technique on the my 1001 venoms and raiders. I will also attempt something similar on the infantry. More updates to come!