|Knight Models Spider-Man base - New York City taxi with a 1960's design|
|A miniature version of the yellow taxi that I had based my colour scheme on|
That I managed any progress at all for the taxi was helped by the fact I had a sudden inspiration on what colours to use for the windshield and side-door windows. Painting them in shades of grey would have been a yawn-fest and I was at first stumped on what colours to use. Then I had a vivid childhood flashback of a case of empty soda bottles that had this bluish-green hue to them. With that little bit of random memory dredged up from the depths of my mind, I could finally finish painting the base and can now proceed with the latest subject matter of my Marvel Universe project i.e. Spider-Man.
|An 'off duty' signage sits atop the taxi|
|Taxi windshield and windows were painted in shades of bluish-green|
|Orange lamp on the signage atop the taxi was painted using techniques I normally apply to a gem|
More work was done on the yellows since the last update with shadows and highlights added to the mid-tone. Other than that, the metal portions of the taxi were painted with a few simple metallic grey colours and finished off with a black wash for added depth. The signage on top of the taxi's roof had the words 'OFF DUTY' painted in white while the orange lamp attached to it was painted using a technique usually reserved for jewels and gems. Orange fitted nicely into the overall colour scheme.
|Angled top-front view of the New York City yellow taxi|
|Side-view mirror was painted in lighter shades|
I was going for a comic book feel of the taxi and I think I achieved that at least. Even tougher tasks lie ahead with the actual figure of Spider-Man to paint but I am happy with the start I have gotten.