Saturday, December 31, 2011

Mystery Machine WIP - End of the Year Progress

Today I actual set aside some time and made some more headway on the van.  First up was touching up the paint all around and adding rust.

Now comes the DIPPING!  I'm always happy when I come to the dipping part because it means the end is in sight for finishing up the model. 

The van is too big to actually dip, so what I do is sorta "paint" Army Quickshade over the whole thing.

Ah yes, it's starting to get that grubby post-apocalyptic look now.  The next step is to let it dry thoroughly for a day or two.  Then I'll hit it with a matte spray to get rid of the gloss.  I'll be assembling the stuff that goes on top separately.  I'm also painting the impaled front zombie separately.  I'll need to highlight the whole van here and there, and hit it with rust and dirt colored chalks to further dirty it up.  I have a couple of items to add to detail the back too.

I'm hoping to have a finished product by the end of the week.



  1. Happy new year mate, Van looks good so far.

  2. Happy New Year Mate. I'm quite surprised at the difference between before and after. Quickshade is not somthing i've tried before. Looking forward to seeing this finished.

  3. Happy New Year, Mike. I'm loving this project of yours and I can't wait to see the finished product. It's looking great so far, and I've no doubt that when it's finished it'll look freaking awesome!

  4. I was about the missing zombie. Looking good.

    Quick shade do work wonders on a lot of stuff.

    Happy newyear!!

  5. That is really coming along nicely. I've been looking forward to the next installment of this project.