Thanks guys :)
Today is a large post, with 35+ images!
And the PONOS is complete, the diorama is done :)
I'm really glad, and I have to admit, I'm very proud of it.
But lets start where we left off last time.
I completed the two banners with the slogans.
On the left exit ramp one can read:
"Miror Invictus" - Death before Defeat
On the rear ramp the slogan states:
"Aut Vincere Aut Mori" - Either to conquer or to die
With these two items complete I gave the PONOS a thorough wash of deluted black.
After the wash was dried it was "sponge time" and I used a mix of dark brown and black to add wear and tear.
As you can see, the PONOS is now a well ridden battle horse :)
And the ramp on which Major Risemann stands also received its fair share of damage
And on the base :)
Then some more touch ups with Boltgun Silver to make some of the marks deeper.
After the battle damage was completed I added pigments.
After I had all the dust and grime on the model, I gave it a good coat of clear varnish and started the final steps.
This included the remaining muzzle flash...
And the small impacts on the PONOS side
And the final light effects!
Then I went outside to give it a final coat of clear varnish.
So here are some daylight images.
And here it is in the display cabinet
In good comany :)
To give you all some good photos I set up the lightbox .....
But these images will be in a seperate post in a few minutes ;)
Thank you for your time and feedback during this exciting project. It was a lot of fun trying new things and pushing my personal envelop a bit further.
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did and I look forward to your feedback.