So, after my (admittedly quite long) hiatus, I’m back on the Shepard costume. The next step is to get the gun to a decent state.
The images above should give an idea of how I’m going to do this. Although the gun I’m using isn’t as close to a Mass Effect pistol as I would have liked, I think it’s pretty close (it’s a NERF watergun, currently sprayed black).
Mass Effect weapons tend to be two-tone, with a darker, dull colour and a much lighter metallic colour, so I’ll be following this scheme as well.
The darker parts will first be painted in a very, very dark grey, then have a dark metallic colour drybushed very lightly over the top - and major scraps/gashes will be picked out with a light metallic colour.
The lighter parts will first be painted in a medium metallic colour, then a lighter one will be drybrushed very heavily over the top.
Finally, I’ll reassemble it and paint the whole thing with a wash made of a small amount of dark grey paint to a large amount of water; this should give the appearance of dirt that has worked into the nooks and crannies.
Finally, I’ll get a metal N7 logo and glue that onto the side (you can get keyrings of these from eBay).
Hopefully the end result will be good. I had considered putting lights in etc. but that’s a bit too ambitious for the first go; if I have chance to make a second weapon, I’ll look at it then. Tomorrow then, I need the following paints:
- Very dark grey
- A dark metallic colour
- A medium metallic colour
- A light metallic colour