Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cloth of the loin

Today's mission is to spend some quality time with the Mountain King..and what he will wear. Loincloths of course, but what will they be made of? I wanted the cloth to look more like it was sewn together from scavenged materials but not look to busy. It could turn into a cosby sweater if I wasn't careful..Maybe it should have been. Anyway I decided to use a limited amount of colors and the tones of the highlights and shadows would be the same colors. I stuck with red and terra cotta with ivory for the highlights and a dark olive tone that gave way to black for the shadows. Here's a little step by step of how I went about it.

We'll start at the end so the title picture looks Zazzy.

First the base coat. The blue section will be a former Cygnar banner..but you saw that.

Next I mixed in some bleached bone to wet blend some highlights on.

A few passes in the crevices to get a unifying color into the shadows. I'm using this color on many other parts of the model. The name on the bottle is Charadon Granite, it was from GW's foundation range. I'm not sure what the name has been changed to but it reminds me of a dark olive if that helps. I also added some freehands which were shaded with they're own tones before I made the broad strokes with my olive mixture.

After a few layers of glazing the shadows in I concentrated on some of the deeper areas as well as some highlighting.

So far so good, I still need to add many highlights as well as choose a color for the stitches.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Wippin it good

Well, first an apology. Sorry I don't have  final pictures of lord putro yet but he's all done :) What I do have is some progress shots of my Mountain King :) He's huge and it's a challenge, I love that about him.

Here's a shot of the pallet, just painting the blues and purps baby. I'm reminded of the ninja turtles every time I put the brush to this guy hah. He very much resembles those old action figures. Good thing I love the turtles. Why doesn't somebody sculpt that? Maybe I should? Maybe I'm at a coffee shop, caffeinated and writing too many thoughts?

Here's a shot from a couple days ago. Just me, Lord Putro, and some Fooly Cooly trying to beat the heat.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

WIP Jetbike Mounted Eldar HQ

Here's where they are so far. Still more to go but the plan is to finish them today..even if that means midnight.  Not much else to say :) just make it smooth and do it again!