WIP it good

Discussion in 'Work in progress' started by Fet, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. marta

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    I applaud you sir for continuing this thread! Brava!

    and ofc cool painting;]
  2. Fet

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    Someone has to keep this place going, Marta! (And thank you!)

    Anyway, a quick update:

    The soldier has been finished, with pics on Putty and Paint, and I've started on a Pegaso gladiator. I cracked out my airbrush to start him off, mostly because I really hate trying to get an even base for skintones. Airbrushes, however, are really good at that. So, here he is primed/skintone prepped:

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    And here he is with four or five hours' work done. The skin still needs a bit of work, but I'm really pleased with how the red is coming along:

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    As always, there's more discussion and thoughts about the process over on my blog.
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  3. Mako

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    Good stuff as ever!
    I may actually have stuff to post next week to help keep things alive :)
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  4. Liffy44

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    Yes, the red caught my eye as being rather spiffing too :)

    Just done some P&P voting sir ... including some belated ones.

    I shall try to bung some WiP on ... am in the tight deadline phase for GD at present (so no change there then)
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  5. Fet

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    A reasonably sizeable update on the gladiator:

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    Should be done in the next couple of painting sessions.

    In other news, I picked up the new Necromunda House Escher set purely out of nostalgia. Great models! Silly shoes.
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  6. Mako

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    You know you’d wear those shoes if you could :p
    I still have my original Escher gang somewhere...

    Liking those cushiony trousers on the gladiator!
  7. Liffy44

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    Nice work Fet. They really should bring cushioned trousers back ... just to stop kids wearing ripped jeans. Saw a kid in ripped jeans yesterday whose legs were so red from cold that they glowed. There was also a bloke out in flimsy shorts and no socks. I blame US tv
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  8. Fet

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    Yeah, they do look comfy - perhaps a little warm to be running around in the arena, though. I walk past a guy on my way to work most days who wears super-skinny ripped jeans in all weather. He took the cake when I saw him wearing them with flip flops in the rain, no jacket or brolly.

    Anyway, I've started my next piece, which will be a little scene with that bastard Oliver Cromwell:

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    The idea is to have him glaring at the parliamentary mace on a table in front of him, which should provide some reasonably obvious narrative. More thoughts on the piece over on my blog.
  9. Fet

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    So, over a couple of weekends, I've managed to mostly finish Cromwell. Pretty much just his sword, spurs and base to do:

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    Lots of fun, frankly. I've also assembled and undercoated a Smart Max piece I picked up years ago. I was feeling the urge to do some more fantasy as it feels like it's been too long...
  10. Mako

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    You? Fantasy? :eek:
  11. Fet

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    Well, Smart Max, so it's steampunk, really. More 'fantasy' in the sense it's used in opposition to 'historical'.
  12. Mako

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    Less rivet counting, more cliche victoriana?
  13. Fet

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    Hopefully something like that
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    More on Cromwell - he's done, just the base to finish off:

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    As usual, more commentary over on my blog. Should be done with this guy next week!
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  15. Mako

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    Is he thinking “that discount snooker table supplier wasn’t a good plan”? :D

    Call me weird, but I think the carpet in my favourite bit - just works so well!
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  16. Fet

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    Ha! It does look a bit like a snooker table, now you mention it.

    I'm pretty pleased with the carpet. I think the extra detail sets things off a touch.

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