Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord

I started working on this guy tonight. I felt the need to paint but still couldn't bring myself back to MacBain.

I like the piper he is a fun model, but I really do not like the studio scheme. It's really bland with too much Khaki for my tastes. I would imagine someone who was crazy enough to go into "battle" with a set of bagpipes would "spruce it up a bit"

All thats really left on this one is to wait for the wash to dry, put him on a base and seal him up.

This picture was taken under my Day light lamp I'm not sure why but everything I do in dark grey just shows as black in the pictures.

Monday, October 27, 2014

2 for 1 night here at the Blog!

Tonight was a bit of magic. Everyone in the house decided (or was told if under 18) to go to bed early.

So what is a man to do? Well if that man is me (and it was) I went and painted. I started out with Orin Midwinter PP solo. The sculpt is a bit dated and the head is particularly bad but hey its a model and so deserving of paint. I went pretty much by the studio color scheme and I really like the subtle gold accent on the cloaks.

He was quick and easy so I decided to knock out another model. Who better than Dirty Meg? Such a cool looking model with lots of tools. The trick I think with her was to add as much color into the accents as possible because of how much metal and how big the apron is compared to the model. I really like how she turned out. 

  Now to let these two dry over night. put them on some nice bases, varnish them up and call it a really good painting day.
Snap Jaw!

I painted this model up about 6 months ago but didn't have a suitable base for him. I finally got some swamp bases from Secret Weapons Miniatures and was able to get him squared away.

Normally I would not leave a model glossy but I figure he is a Gatorman and he would be all wet from jumping out of the murk.

Let me know what you think.