It's been a long journey, but I've finally come to the end of my commissions! I present for you the OGRE Custom Mk. IIIb!
The Mk. IIIb was one of the OGREs primarily used by the Nihon Empire in the OGRE setting. Obviously based off of imperialistic Japan, I used the traditional naval flag for inspiration.
The first step was to get the Mk. IIIb painted up in white.
Once that was done it became an issue of painting the flag on. Easy right?
Turns out that there are sixteen rays emanating from the central sun, and the spacing between them is fairly even. Now try free-handing that entire thing.
My spacing wasn't perfect, and the proportions are obviously off. The back end turned out ok in how it looks overall, but it probably could have been a touch more accurate.
Overall though I feel it turned out well. I went with the aesthetic over reality since it would be easier overall. What this translates to is the striping going over the cannons and gun pods in order to get an artsy effect, but realistically it's impractical. As soon as the cannons locked onto another target the art would be lost. Since this is art though I decided to go for the art instead. Here is the finished product.
It's worth noting that the Mk. IIIb came with a little token to represent the OGRE underwater. I painted this as well since it was quite simple, and it was fun to do.
Since I am done with the commission I shall finally be returning to my own pieces. I have a lot of Malifaux to get painted before Adepticon, and I'd like to do more work on The Babylon Project. My copy of Sedition Wars: The Battle for Alabaster should be arriving soon as well.