This pic shows a more realistic representation of the colour of the fleshy bit around the central well.
The VSG as a whole, I got all the bone areas highlighted too.
As you can see the darker areas around the well have all flattened off with the paint drying. Hopefully the gloss varnish and Tamiya Clear Red X-27 will bring it back.
I also painted all the fleshy bulges Khorne Red, these will be highlighted as the Capillary Towers were, the lighter maroon colour standing out against the Vermillion.
Close up of the central well.
I also Painted the emitter stalk Khorne Red too.
The top edge of the fleshy fibres on the inner walls were also washed red so there was a raw blend to the bone on the outer.
All the fibres had more contrast added to the lower strands of each 'bundle'. I got some great contrast here, I hope the planned Tamiya Clear Red X-27 enhances it rather than neutralises it.
The gloss varnish will give me a starting point, then I can add the Tamiya Clear Red X-27 in a small area and if it doesn't appear to be working I'll not do the rest.
Khorne Red wash where the fleshy balls intersect with the bone, just like I did with the Adrenal Glands on the Tyrannofex.
I'm super chuffed with this at the moment. I had a good 2+ hour session to get to this stage and I can't believe the variety in the Vermillion/Pumpkin highlight versus the Vermillion/white highlights. I love how the Red Planet BASE! frames it all. What's left to do [although since I wrote this I can cross out the bits already done 😉]?
Red bits Green little bits [the tiny balls on the red balls] Big green ball Green glow FX Veins [pink] Chitin highlight 1 Chitin highlight 2 Matt varnish Gloss varnish Tamiya Clear Red X-27
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