Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hyperion 6.0 - So very very close to being finished.

Oh yea. I was able to sit down for a few hours today and knock out just about everything that needed to be done on this project. I was able to get the gloss coat on and add the reds (I honestly think that an electric blue would have looked better but hey its not my money). I was able to get all the silvers finished up and cleaned up the spots around the white.

The base is looking pretty darn good. For my own models I use Secret Weapons Miniatures resin bases. This one came on what the owner wants so I got to make it up as I went along.  My understanding of the Iron Kingdoms (PP fluff world) is that they really don't care too much about pollution or other junk like that so I went with a dirty nasty look. I added Secret Weapons Real Water to make it a more realistic water base. The Real Water will take about 24 hours to cure and there will be some shrinking as it drys so tomorrow I will have to add just a bit more and it will be done. Well it will be done after a satin coat of varnish.....

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hyperion 5.0

The end is in sight. I was able to finish up all the white (and holly cow is there a ton of tiny little places that the white goes). I was also able to get the Seether on the base done. and the final color on the base that will be under the water effect is where I want it. I added the Electric Blue to the front spike thingies and also on a few places where it would go on the back. Then fixed the outside rim of the base in black to give it a really good contrast. So yea 4 hours of work tonight really shows.

Now the model is sitting in my spray booth drying. Next up will be a gloss coat on the whole model to seal in the freshness then I will be adding a bright bright red to all the raised circles inside the white. After that the water effects will be added to the base and blam another model will be done.

Have some pictures (their free).

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hyperion 4.0

I finally had a day off that I wasn't sick or recovering from a 24hr shift (ah the life of a paramedic).

So I did the most of the white coats down on the model and its starting to look the way the client envisioned it. a few more lines of white, then the reds and the top will be done.

So I was a bit burnt out on white and decided it was time to work on getting the base ready. The client already had this put together and wants it to look like the Hyperion had just crushed the Seether.

I am thinking of something off the pier so naturally we need to get the base ready for some water effects. I use Secret Weapons Miniatures "Still Water" it works well and I got 5 bottles on sale online. I got a base coat of a nasty brown/ tan mix and hit it with a green ink. When thats dry tomorrow I will add a blue ink then drybrush some greens and browns in as well.

I started painting up the Seether and figure the Hyperion is very sleek and almost monochromatic (with the dark grey, white and red) so I want to add some color in somewhere. The Seether is P3 Bane green and will have P3 Necrotic Green, with old GW Gun Metal, VMA Aluminum and P3 Jack Bone. The brass is Tamiya Alcohol based old brass.

So there in a few pictures are the 3 hours of my life.

Till next time......