Because it was annoying me so much, I decided to take a bit of time and repaint Rom until I was happy…or at least happier.
This is Rom v1.0;
I masked the emitter and resprayed him with Plastikote Chrome Effect spray, also spraying some Warlord Cybermen at the same time. These were going to be my ‘test subjects’.
I then mixed some purple ink with a touch of black ink, watered it down and liberally applied to one of my guinea pigs. And the result was what I was hoping for.
I then carefully applied it to resprayed Rom, concentrating where possible on the joints and crevices.
I then painted the position of the chest lights with Mithril Silver and, when dry, painted over them with Cherry Red.
Having looked at Rom’s visor in the iluustrations, I painted the slot Burnt Umber, added two dots of Mithril Silver for the eyes and then washed the whole slot in Cherry Red.
I then repainted the base with Dark Grey, followed by a wash of Burnt Umber mixed with Black, as you couldn’t see the texture with my original version.
And now I’m satisfied and here he is;
And the lesson I’ve learned here is – don’t cut corners to save time, as you’ll end up redoing all your work.
And still within the deadline! Go me!