Sunday, March 27, 2016

Abyssal Warlord WIP #1

Now that all my Crystal Brush entries are finished, it's time to start another project. I've wanted to do this figure for a very long time. A few years ago, on a small painting forum, someone linked a CMON entry and it was the Abyssal Warlord from Scale 75. I fell in love with the figure and the paint job. I had to sign up for the site right there and vote it a 10. And, signing up for the site led me to the WIP forum where I met many great and talented people who've helped transform me into a better painter. Now it's time for me to tackle this beast. So far all I've done is the head and the shield, and that alone was about 12 hours of painting. Here is where it's at currently:

First I had to fill a few small gaps, nothing too hard to do.

Here's the first pass on the head, this was base coating and roughing in the shadows and damage. A few more hours of glazing and we get here:

Now for the shield, first the base coat, then the free hand:

The way it will look on the model

That's where I'm at now. Still have some work to do on the shield, some spots to fix. Then it's on to the body.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Orsund Cavalier WIP Update

After finishing the gladiator I went back to painting the octopus. I started on the skin pattern with the bright blue rings warning of its toxic nature. It's proving quite difficult to get the outer ring blended properly but I will keep working at it. I also built up the base and poured resin. Resin is always a roll of the dice. You can do everything right and it still turns out disastrous or you can do things sloppily and it turns out perfect. You never know. This time, however, it turned out okay, nothing too bad but not as good as I wanted it.

There's the base, I added some heavy gloss gel to the top for some waves, it hadn't fully dried when I took the pics so some of it was still white. I will do a light dry brush of white to show some wave crests, so the parts that are still white here will probably be white anyway. Okay, now where I'm at with the octopus:

Friday, March 4, 2016

Fantasy Gladiator Update

Here is some photo progress of the gladiator. He's about 95% done now. Just need to fine tune the base.