|Nurgle Rhino work-in-progress: selective application of acrylic glazes|
|Instead of the usual dark brown wash, recesses of the hatch door were given blue/green glazes|
For the purpose of this W40K project, the acrylic glazes were created using Vallejo Glaze Medium in combination with Vallejo Model Color Intermediate Green (70.891) and Blue Green (70.808) as well as water. The resulting glazing mixture had a consistency slightly more watery than skim milk.
|Paints used in this session: Vallejo Model Color Blue Green, Intermediate Green and Glaze Medium|
|Water was added into the mix to achieve a slightly lighter than skim milk consistency|
|How the acrylic glaze looks like on a kitchen paper towel|
Effects are intentionally subtle partly because the Nurgle Rhino already had a lot of weathering effects on its hull e.g. paint chips, rust stains and streaks. It could arguably do with more glazes (even of a different hue) but in the end I felt the transport already had a lot going for it. I wanted to do just enough to trick the eye into seeing a more varied hue on the hull. Another reason I stopped with what seemed bare minimal glazing is because the Nurgle Rhino is getting yet another round of weathering effects in the next step i.e. dust/dirt buildup on the lower portions of its hull (sigh, will it never end).
|Effect of blue green glazes, top (after) and below (before), on left-side of hull|
|Effect of blue green glazes, top (after) and below (before), on right-side of hull|
At extreme closeups, the acrylic glazes become more noticeable especially on the upper left and right corners of the transports back, near the tow hooks. Meanwhile on the upper hull, the acrylic glazes were concentrated on similar panels, hatch hinges and raised square block thingies.
|A closeup of the upper left corner panel (near tow hook) which took on a bluish green hue after glazing|
|Similar panel on the other side of the Nurgle Rhino, a bit more noticeable on this side|
|Upper hull with the hinges, panels and raised areas glazed with blue/green to make it stand out|
A miscellaneous Nurgle Rhino part i.e. the searchlight was also completed with the 'lights' painted in as well as a bluish green glaze on the upper small light fixture (see below).
|Nurgle Rhino searchlight which incidentally had its upper part glazed with a blue green hue|
All that's left to do now is to paint and weather the Nurgle Rhino's tracks and add some dust/dirt effects to the lower portions of its hull. The end is near ...