Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Friday, 26 August 2011
Whilst I wait for a paint delivery from Maelstom Games (slow service!) I've worked up the attendant Servo Skulls. Pretty pleased with how these have come out. I think in future I'll scratch build more of these, they were fun. These photos are pre-varnish, but there's nothing else to do to them really. It may be that a little dead desert foliage is added to the bases, but that's something I need to talk to the client about. As ever, you can click the images for a larger view.
Thursday, 25 August 2011
A quick shot of the Master of the Forge and his attendant servo skulls, before I put the primer on. John is responsible for the MotF, and I did the servo skulls. Pretty happy with how they've come out. I'm still waiting on some VMA paints to get cracking on this properly, hopefully they'll arrive in the next day or so. Click the images for a larger view.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
Ok, I've had a chance to fix the sword on this chap. Looks a bit scrappy with just an ink wash on it, but painted it should come up fine I think. It may be that we add a gorget around the neck. As ever, click on the images for a larger view.
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
This guy's pretty much finished now. I've asked the client if he's OK with me putting it through GDUK2011, which obviously puts a delay on delivery. He is, so there may well be a few tweaks to really get this guy to shine. Click the image for a larger view.
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
The Finecast Emperor's Champion I'm working on is coming along quite nicely. The base is textured with plasticard and a spare icon from a drop pod kit. The sword, which I broke off the hand trying to straighten (and had to pin back to the hilt) does keep warping, but this is the only problem with the model. Click the image for a larger view.
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Mark's work on the Verminlord continues. Mark explains:
'The verminlord is starting to get close to being finished. The major sections are now done, With just some final texturing to do on the head, a little more fur on the neck and a couple more spikes to add onto the glaive's counterweight.
He's also missing a finger and there are a few sigil shaped scars to put on his body, and then it's onto the base. Because of his impressive size, I've included a close up of the head so the details can be seen.'
As ever you can click on the images for a larger view.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
The sanguinary phalanx commission is finally done. I'm fairly pleased with how the candy-coat effect has come out, especially when contrasted against the flat wings and banner. Some subtle OSL on the plasma pistols has also worked well (I don't often use Hawk Turquoise, but it's really a nice paint!). Base rims have been knocked back to matt as the gloss was a bit much I think.
As usual, click the images for a larger view.
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Monday, 8 August 2011
The 'Finecast' Captain Stern is about done. I'm fairly pleased with how this has turned out paintwork wise, although constantly spotting new flaws (like a stud of resin on his nose, numerous bubbles that I missed previously on the cloak) is a bit of a shame.
As ever, you can click the image for a larger view.
So, how do I feel about 'Finecast' now this model's done?
Well, I think my original review is pretty much on the mark. The material itself is alright - it's nice to paint on, flexible, lightweight and superglues pretty well. It is delicate (I broke the sword on a Finecast Emperor's Champion I'm working on) compared to metal. The primary advantage of the material is the light weight. It's working qualities are appalling for abrasion, but it cuts very (perhaps too) easily.
For those thinking of buying a Finecast miniature, be aware the miscast / horror stories still flood in at about the same rate. Definitely still a buyer beware product. I'd advise buying in person, and checking your purchase in the store, getting a replacement or refund on the spot if you're not happy. There's nothing worse than a journey home in excitement to have it dashed when you open the packaging.
Some retailers are now reporting that they're receiving models both on and off sprue, indicating that perhaps the best parts are now being picked and packed rather than whole sprues from the casting machine. This may indicate an upturn in QA, but is I think probably going to come with another price hike to cover the additional labour.
Thursday, 4 August 2011
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I have added a skull to the left shin guard which I sculpted earlier today. It is only lightly tacked in place currently as I am working on it's positioning.
Here is the right shoulder pad. The grey Procreate looks less sharp in the photos than Greenstuff for some reason.