Monday, October 20, 2014

Harlan Phineas Versh, Illuminated One

I went downstairs to paint last night with the full intention of working a bit on MacBain. However I felt completely uninspired to work on him and caught poor Harlan who had been sitting on my painting table for a few months with just the first coat of brown on him, he was just sitting there looking all sad and forgotten....

TL:DR I painted up Versh real quick. This was another one of them "Let's see how it looks in an hour" models. I think it came out really well. I like the tones of browns, I really like the green of the pants and am especially proud of the boots. The only real spots of color that stick out on this model are the golds and the book I did in purple just to add a stark contrast to everything else. I debated between that or red but felt the red would be too close to the brown.

Now just waiting for my new drill bits to get here in the mail and he will be put on a Secret Weapons Miniatures trench base that is already done.

If anyone actually cares, here is the color list

Brown Base - P3 Boot Strap
Grey - Vallejo Model Color -Dark Grey
Gold - Vallejo Model Color - Bright Gold
Silver - Vallejo Model Air - Aluminium
Green - P3 Traitor Green (never used this one before)
Skin - Vallejo Model Color - Flat Flesh with Devlin Mud wash
Purple - Old GW line cant remember the name off the top of my head.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

MacBain! 1.0

The one and only Drake MacBain, Ladies and Gentlemen. This model is amazing. It has a ton of detail and really good lines for shading and highlights. At first I was thinking this was going to be another in the line of 1 hour models. I soon realized that it just was not going to happen. So lets see what we can do with him..... I am going to try to get him to a really high table top quality. I will attempting some 2 brush blending on the armour and maybe some shading/highlighting instead of line highlights on this guy. So we shall see how I do.

Here he is primes so you can get a good look at all the detail.

These are what I was able to get done so far. Mostly just laying down the base brown for what will be gold and brass later. The brown I used is Vallejo Game Color Beasty Brown, its a good mid tone and works well for just about all golds. 
The "grey" you see is P3 pig iron. Its a dark metalic that you have seen me use on other models. The flesh is Vallejo Model Color Flat Flesh which is one of the best base colors for skin I have seen yet. 

You will notice in the pics that the sword arm is absent. I took it off for easier painting and will be put back on when its time to complete the model. 

I hope to get the rest of the base colors down tonight. Stay tuned.... Its about to get real (as the kids say).