Discussion in 'Work in progress' started by Fet, Dec 7, 2010.
Looks pretty ‘armless as Knights go. Sorry Fet.
like the floating base by the way .
You should be ashamed of yourself, Phil.
Jeremiah nearly complete, even if he does look like he's standing in a merkin:
And the French knight is coming along nicely:
As usual, more thoughts on my blog.
The knight progresses:
He's proving to be quite a lot of fun - lots of different surfaces and great shapes to work with.
Looks good to me, what’s the symbol on his back going to be?
That'll be an Occitan cross. I would have done more, but the Yugioh/My Little Pony idiots decided to take over half of the painting table...
Ugh... those idiots never could grasp the concept of “don’t bump the table”...
Love the yellow/gold nice touch
A bit more on the knight:
I need to darkline the crosses to make them work a little better, but otherwise he's pretty much ready to get his arms.
He has arms! And also he's basically done. Just need to add dirt and the like:
And add a duck, right?
He looks great though, nice piece for DoB
Nicely done Sir!
Particularly like the shield and the way your chainmail never looks flat
It's been a little while - I've been pretty busy with shows and having my parents visit, and then it was Eurovision (which is pretty much my favourite time of the year), but now I've put some work into a WWI chap from Tommy's War:
The normal British uniform in WWI was really ghastly - a sort of horrible brown-grey with a hint of green to it - and the normal way of doing it would be to use VMC English Uniform, which does a great job of capturing how horrible the colour was. However, the uniforms were made cheaply, using rubbish dyes, and by a whole host of different manufacturers, so there was quite a lot of variation. With that in mind, I decided I'd attempt to mix up my own colour for the uniform, hopefully making it look a bit more pleasing without being too inaccurate. His trousers achieved this, I think. The jacket, on the other hand, ended up blue somehow, despite using exactly the same set of paints. I guess the ratios were off and either the green or one of the browns has more blue to it than I realised. Anyway, I'll need to rework that and aim to get it more similar to the trousers (which I'm very happy with).
Noticed that a couple of times where the paints misbehave for no apparent reason. What finish are you going for - the hell of trenches or before the stalemate begun?
Messy street battle, but I'm also thinking about having a whole lot of blood splattered on one side, as if the guy next to him put his head out at the wrong time. This guy has an interesting sort of expression that I think lends itself well to the early stages of shellshock.
I've redone his jacket and got a bit more on top of that, as well as having started to build the base. The empty section behind him will be a storefront, so some glass with a few products (probably wine, because I'm a lush) and perhaps shutters to help disguise the lack of depth.
Update: he's almost done and the shop is growing:
Lots still to build, but I'm really pleased with how it's all coming together.
Looking pretty sweet, I assume you’re going to dirty the bricks down a bit? Do you put anything in to replicate mortar?
Dirty them? I'm going to paint the bricks entirely! Seems a shame to lose the nice colours, but I can try to replicate them. For mortar, I'll be doing a wash of PVA/talcum powder, then wiping off the surface. Should do a pretty good job of filling the gaps. I might do something similar when it comes to painting.
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