Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Custom: Aurora Borealis


Aurora Borealis by Shane Haddy


Aurora Borealis is the theme of this lovely painted Max Toy Co custom set by Shane Haddy.

(from left to right)
- Alien Argus
- Drazoran
- Alien Xam
- Tripus

Each one has been painted with several Monster Kolor paints and pearls. Then finished with a healthy coat of colour change flakes and glossy clear coat.

I used a whole bunch of paints on this one to give the effect I was after; the paints I used in order were:

Charcoal
Gold pearl
Grape Ape
Kissed
Lie-Laq
Vivid Purple
Vivid Blue
Red Pearl
Silver
Colour Change

Monster Kolor paints are very hard to capture, especially pearls and colour change flakes! So I have taken two sets of photos; one in direct sunlight and one in indirect sunlight.


Direct/Indirect Sunlight Photos



To imagine what they look like in person, you have to imagine it as a blend of the two extremes, constantly flowing between dark and light, depending on how you look at it. I haven't seen the Aurora Borealis in person but I would imagine it to be something like that.

I have also made this video to further simulate what they look like in person:



This custom set is currently available in the Hints and Spices STORE at $190AUD - including international shipping with tracking.

I have had offers for individual pieces but I would hate to spit this set up. So at the moment, it is currently only offered as a set. I will open up the set to individual purchase this time next week (22nd June) but hopefully all these pieces will stay together, it just feels natural.



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