Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Urban vs Tacticool

I think I may have managed to paint the most badass raider ever. Not going to lie when I say this is, hands down, my favorite so far, despite it being 2 years in the making.

Basically, I was working on one of my signature Maverick commissions when I saw the half painted husk of my raider sitting on the table. I had put it there weeks ago with the thought that I would life to finish it, but losing motivation shortly after. This time I was not to be deterred. I mixed up some paint until I could match the old brick color I used a couple years back, and very happily found a match; then I got to work.

About halfway through painting side two I had a dilemma. The first side had some cool custom graffiti that I painted on, but what was I to do with the second side? As luck had it, banksy was on my mind, and I don't think there would've been a better inspiration for what I wanted this to look like. A little later I had the brick all painted on and was cutting out a small stencil to put my own little banksy touch to the brick, and it couldn't have turned out better.

One thing I realized later was that I did mess up a little originally and put cs-6. I don't know what I was thinking. That was 2 years ago and probably the only thing wrong in the whole thing, but it doesn't matter cause it looks bad ass. 

The hardest part of this however wad the fact that the blaster had been torn apart two years ago. Lucky I had a second raider to tear apart so I could try and figure out what I was doing. Somehow I still had all the screws and everything went together just fine.

I took a few pics and then grabbed the Rayven I did recently, feeling it would make a perfect partner in a picture. Looked pretty neat.

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