Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Almost There...

Just have the eyes and bases left, really happy with the turnout overall. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Being sick is good...

... for production.  Stayed home sick yesterday, and managed to finish off the red dress and the flesh on all three Belles (the green and blue I had finished last week but never got around to posting).  I'm happy with the result of the flesh colour on all three; I used GW Rotting Flesh shaded with GW green + black washes, and then highlighted up to about a 50/50 mix of rotting flesh/white.

I'm really pleased with the blue and green dresses, but the red I was only happy enough to call it done.  Too much more highlighting and it'd be looking more orange and I definitely didn't want that.  Red's a tricky colour to work with I find. 

I like a unifying colour scheme in models but wanted the Belles each to have a distinctly different colour dress, so in this case everything else on the models will be their 'uniform', so hair, boots, gloves, jewelery, etc will all be the same for all three.  Probably will be a lot of black and white in all that, though won't really settle on specifics until I get the brush in hand ready to go.

Bete Noire you can see hiding in the background there.  Her flesh is done, I quite like her pasty white skin tone.  The rest I think I will leave mostly black, with faint highlights in grey (her dress), brown (accessories), and perhaps red accents to give her a very dark, muted look. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

T-minus 15 Days

Well, its been about a month since my last post.  I've had a cold, my wife's had a cold, my daughter's had a cold and I've now got a cold again.  It seems to be a vicious cycle being a parent.  Doesn't help that I work outside most days I suppose. 

I've managed to get a little more work done on Nicodem's crew.  I finished assembling and primered the bases.  Removed the old and attached the new bases on my warhammer zombies (mindless zombies), varghulf (rogue necromancy), and vampire chick (bete noire... not exactly sure where the model came from, but she fits right in with the belles).  Also got a base coat on the belles dresses.

With just two weeks to go until the second pre-Walpurgis Night tournament painting contest, I hope to finish the three rotten belles and Bete Noire, though in a pinch I'll blast off the bases and submit the zombies and varghulf (a token submission if it comes to that, IMO they are far from my nicest works). 

That gives me until April 30, the Walpurgis Night tournament, to finish the Dead Rider, 3x Necropunks, and Grave Spirit.