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Painting the baby spacecraft: Progress shots [20110611|20:14]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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After beating the crap out of myself, in a good way, at the gym, I spent today painting the four little Clusters that I picked up from the workshop this week.

In brief: 4 layers of gesso primer - the resin they're made out of is thirsty. 1 thin yellow wash. 3 texturizing layers with sucessive addition of brown. 1 thin dark brown wash. 1 coat metallic gold paint.

Tomorrow: Solar panels, engine and top details.


From: anokapolis
2011-06-12 00:44 (UTC)
What are these for?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-06-13 12:52 (UTC)
They're for the Royal Society Summer Exhibition in London. It's from 5-10 July, and it features a stand about the Cluster mission, called Aurora Explorer. You can read about the exhibition here.
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From: anokapolis
2011-06-13 21:07 (UTC)
That's freaking cool. You got one cool job:)
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From: pbristow
2011-06-12 21:55 (UTC)
Wow! And I thought painting them just meant... y'know... *painting* them. =:o}
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-06-13 12:53 (UTC)
I wanted to make them look realistic so that people will want to touch them, and therefore be drawn into using the interactive.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2011-06-15 15:37 (UTC)
I saved a link to this but never remembered to come back--I like these shots, too! The colour layers are gorgeous & I appreciate the care taken to give us visually stimulating shots... *also yoinking* ;)

*checks out exhibit link* I have a half dozen geeks of all ages in my family that would consider that the coolest. exhibit. EVER.

Edited at 2011-06-15 03:44 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-06-18 08:01 (UTC)
I really hope we get lots and lots of people in. It looks like it'll be amazing.
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