InsolentGnome Posted March 26, 2017 Author Share Posted March 26, 2017 “There's nothing like stories on a windy night when folks have found a warm place in a cold world.” - The Wind Through the Keyhole So with most of the airbrushing done, it was time to clear my panels to see how they turned out. I have to say, the clearcoat really brought the detail out. Before: After: I also had to do something for the corrosion on the SSD's to make them look like they've been sitting around for a thousand years too. Since they were a chrome/alloy color, I decided to give it that whitish corrosion that you tend to see on alloy wheels. First up, some white and black, dabbed with a cloth to give it some texture. Then a bit of green over the top, dabbed with a cloth as well. I hit them with some clear as well. Actually two coats, one after the white, but before the black so they wouldn't mix or rub the white off, then another after the green. I would say, unfortunately I wound up with some lifting and wrinking cause I hit the second coat of clear a little heavy and the bottom layers weren't at full cure, but I actually like the look, so I'm gonna roll with it. Gives it some texture and an interesting look. Now we get to the part where the two cases start to take on their own identity. Each of the motherboard sides will have it's own theme. For the Crimson King, I went with a hammered black paint to get some texture and give an old and dark feel to the tray. The Gunslinger gets leather, but that's a different build log. For details on this side, I had to turn to the king's minions and tools. There just isn't a whole lot of specifics about the king. One of the tools of the king is Maerlyn's Rainbow. Maerlyn was a great sorcerer of Roland's world. Think Merlin of the Arthurian tales, but with Maerlyn being an anarchist, preferring chaos over stability. Maerlyn created 13 orbs of different colors and powers. From The Dark Tower Wiki: Maerlyn's Rainbow, also known as the Bends o' the Bow or Wizard’s Rainbow, consists of thirteen colored spheres. The first twelve represent the Twelve Guardians of the Beams, each having the secret of a different form of magic; the last, Black Thirteen, represents the Dark Tower itself, which was filled with the evil of the monster-infested void that existed between worlds. Some have different powers to others with some showing Mid-World, some which show All-World, and some which have the power to transport. Others look into the future and the demon infested worlds as well as revealing the locations of secret doors which give access to other worlds. Additionally, others can see far into the world and witness vile acts most people would wish kept secret. One is said to give the power of levitation, and another the secrets of telepathy. All were cursed to bring despair and sorrow to those who wielded them, representing a corruption of the White and have a tendency to sap the life of the user, looking into them to a person to see their sins and shameful acts. Sounds perfect for the Crimson King build! I started with round dowel rod ends. A base coat of white so all the colors would come out. Then I painted them the colors of the Rainbow: Crimson, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Dark Blue, Dark Green, Indigo, Lime, Azure, Violet, Brown, Pearl Grey, and Black. It looks like I'm making freaking lollipops. Sponsored by: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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