A quick update on this evenings progress with the workbees. Continue reading
So after work I picked up some clear laser printer mailing label media from Avery at the local Office Depot. I wanted to pick some up to test how it behaves when being cut, applied in multiple layers, and even a quick test splash of Testors Acrylic paint with a brush to see how it adheres.
As I mentioned in a post the other day, working backwards into some of the small detailing pieces that will eventually be part of the model is part and parcel to how I plan on having the level of detailing in my model be realized.
So I have been working up micro-scale Illustrator files as a sort of miniature “blueprints” for a micro-model of the workbees.
One of the reasons why I anticipate the building of the kit for my Enterprise project taking quite a long time, is that a lot of researching and exploration on some of the intricate detail and lighting of the model has to be worked out. How those minor details, even about parts of the overall final display which are some of the “secondary” detailing, have a large impact on how the model is built, painted and assembled.