Monday, December 14, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Greek Hoplite Showcase

Here he is, the finished Greek Hoplite bust from Young Miniatures. You can vote on here: Enjoy

Monday, November 16, 2015

An Overdue Update

It's been a bit, but I'm still working away on the Hoplite bust. It's very close to finished now. But, I've also went back to the Chaos Space Marine, I started building and painting the base. So here I'll show what's been done to both figures. Final pics for both should come soon, then it's time to start a new project that will have way too much intricate freehand detail, my first 75mm figure. Stay tuned.

lightbox pic to better show the contrast
Now for the marine...

The idea was a piece of ground torn from the earth with tormented souls and demons escaping from the pit below. And since the marine is from the Emperor's Children, what better place to defile than something owned by the Iron Hands.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Greek Hoplite WIP #4

Alright, plugging along here. This time I have more flesh to show you. The right arm is mostly done, and also the cape has been highlighted and shaded. Up next is weathering the armor and helmet then finally finishing off the shield.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Greek Hoplite WIP #3

Before tackling the shield freehand I decided to start the main body. I'm going with an orange cloak similar to the box art, just like the helmet plume. I changed the way I paint bronze armor for this bust and I quite like the results. I'm still dreading the right arm, painting that much flesh at this scale is a very tall order. That step should be started fairly soon. Anyway, here's the progress.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Greek Hoplite WIP #2

Well, my original plan of finishing this in two weeks time was indeed crazy. The MMSI show starts tomorrow and I haven't even finished the head yet. Oh well, I can always show it next year. I have made progress, however. I began working on the helmet and shield. The small shield freehand is finished, now all that's left is the hard part, the sphinx. The helmet has been blocked in with colors and the metals were shaded. No highlights or weathering yet. On to the pics.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Greek Hoplite from Young Miniatures: The Begining

Here I start my most ambitious project to date. I decided to go to the MMSI show in the Chicago burbs on Oct. 23rd-25th. I have a few miniatures to bring to the show but I thought I would paint something brand new just for the event. And with only two weeks time, for some reason, I decided this bust would be it. I must be crazy.

Here is the bust all cleaned up and ready to paint.

Air bubble in the right eye socket, only problem in the entire kit.
Size comparison with 30mm miniature
Mock-up of the shield design. Going for a Theban theme.

Now begins the painting:

Stay tuned...

Friday, October 2, 2015

Bits-Box Chaos Space Marine WIP #5

Now the viking bust is finished it's time to get back to the Chaos marine. When we last left him he looked like this:

First off, work was done to the leather piece in the front. Tried to add texture and depth.

Next came the right shoulder pauldron and axe head

After these photos were taken, I decided all silver was not working for the axe head so I decided to add in more gold.

Next was the right shoulder pauldron.

And here's where we stand now; the arms are attached and only a few details are left to paint before building a base. The purple armor on the arms and the axe handle are the only major spots left.