This is becoming somewhat of a saga now. I've got all the stains to do and the shading but staining all these rivets is incredibly tedious and despite it solving my issues with the verdigris my motivation is through the floor - I think I need to do a separate 'where's my head @' post to get that all off my chest/mind
But I persevered and used my Vallejo Sepia wash and as you can see on the left, where I thinned it the wash split exactly like Seraphim Sepia. However, I was washing it again with black so I was not disheartened, in fact the result is great.
I did a fair few panels before I stopped thinning it with water, it's a bit harder to work it into the crevices without but I eventually learned my lesson.
There are a lot of rivets and areas that needed shading.
But the sepia followed by Army Painter Dark Tone managed to bring it all back down to an acceptable level.
The big ruin was a daunting prospect though and it took a fair bit of motivation to tackle all those rivets.
Question: do I paint the scrolls either side of the door like paper, or leave them as carved stone relief?
I desperately want this done, the left hand side needs all the Sepia and black which means there are only fine deatailing to do - wires, rebar, glass FX, buttons and varnishes. It's very close but very much hard work to push it over the line. Just found out this needs to be complete for Friday, as it's the last May weekend and the 'large model' category is due for this month. I had thought it was the next weekend but that's 1st of June. So I need to crack on now!