Thursday, October 31, 2013

Where does your inspiration come from?

As I am finishing up the Galleon (pictures will be posted tonight, I promise).
I was thinking about inspiration. As in what makes me want to paint a model the colors I choose. Why did I pose it a certain way? What technique do I want to try next?

I draw my ideas from so very many different places:

From the official studio paint schemes.

Amazing folks like Les at Awesome Paint Job-

Hugo at Ichiban Painting -

Meg Maples who just left Privateer Press -

Shnauzer Face Mini's (amazing airbrush work)

The list goes on and on.

My question is where do you draw your ideas from? What makes you excited to paint and try new things?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Who else had a crazy weekend?

I was down in Columbus, OH taking care of my real life job so not much got done. I did manage to do a bit of airbrushing yesterday though.

I swapped out my bent 0.2mm needle for the 0.3mm that came with the Masters G22. I can't wait to get back to 0.2. Its strange but that 0.1mm really makes a difference in how much control I feel I have and how big the spray pattern gets.

I grabbed two models that have been sitting on my desk that I had primed black about a month ago and figured I could get some bulk colors down.

I started with the Reaper Base Flesh Tone for the faces, and an amazing P3 Brown who's name escapes me right now.

A happy accident happened here you can see that the top of his coat is a lighter brown and that was from over spraying the flesh tone first.  On a side note, how cool is the Bart model, I love the pirate caption look to him and the detail is just outstanding.

Here we have Harlen Versh, amazing model and I love that he is going to be variations of brown for the most part. It will be fun blending and using different tones to make his details pop.

As far as the Galleon is concerned I have not forgotten or forsaken him. I am at the point of starting to chip his paint and weather him. That is going to be a rather lengthy blog post with lots and lots of pictures so I am taking my time and I want to get it right and all pretty for ya'll.

Well that's all for now folks, see you in a day or two!