Sunday, June 15, 2014
Whilst it is true that I would have preferred this finished a couple of weeks ago it did end up being a positive experience. It definitely allowed me to get my head somewhat around the painting process again, I even totally destroyed a Rosemary & Co brush in the process - great brushes btw, probably my favourites now. The last 2 have taken a ridiculous amount of punishment and still managed to retain a point and good feel
Anyhow - back to the miniature. Glad it's finished - enjoyed much of the painting process (hated some of it) - learnt a lot - improved a lot - definitely feel that I'm heading back toward the standard I was painting at 6 or 7 years ago which is great - looking forward to starting on something a little more challenging, perhaps in a larger scale.
I'll take some better pictures in a couple of days and may write something more coherent about the painting process.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
I'm still trying to come up with a technique I'm happy with - I entertained the idea of revisiting my painting style from 6 or so years back ala-this guy but couldn't bring myself to - it was incredibly time intensive and the end result a little sterile. I think this might be a happy medium, it's not dissimilar to how I used to paint but I think a little more visually interesting. Time will tell I guess.
*edit - Just thought I'd mention that the gem is cack. The whole belt is to be honest. I'll definitely have to sort it before finishing.
Friday, May 9, 2014
After assembly I primed using the zenithal technique (I'm sure someone's come up with a technical term with a fabulous acronym but I'm unfamiliar). The sequence was an airbrushed basecoat of Vallejo black primer, then a lighter coat of grey from the angle the light would be coming from and then lighter grey followed by white. Unfortunately the white spattered but it'll make little difference.
After a quick browse I ended up walking out with Araloth and one of the Warhammer Vision magazines/booklets. The sprue looks promising - not terrible at all. Not sure I can say the same about 'Visions' but that subject might warrant a post of its own.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Anyhow - got a little more done. Tried something different for the axe head, NMM-wise that is. I'll muck around with the technique to see if I can refine it somewhat. Not sure about the gold - technique and appropriateness but I'm not changing it now. Maybe it'll pull together once based. Will most likely put some more work into the inside of the cloak and the hair and then I'll have to paint the back - for some bizarre reason I basically finished the front but only blocked in colours on the back - don't think I've ever done it before.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Definitely looking forward to trying out some NMM on the axe head, it's been a while since I've gone all out using that particular technique so I'm interested to see what happens.