After nearly thirty great comments and compliments about the great waterfall i sadly got knocked out of Iron Painter.
It was a worthy win as viruk presented a wonderful piece, albeit (cleverly) a Wyrd set.
I Should have stocked up on Wyrd miniatures!
Although i have been knocked out and it is a shame i won't get a chance to compete any further i am glad to have entered and to have generated such interest in the bases that i sometimes build over here at EZPainter.
Below are some more pics of the piece and some of the details.
The miniature is SHQ i believe, i used orange washes and dry brushes to emulate the sun setting over the hill. The entire base is sculpted from hot glue, straight from the gun and the waterfall and rock texture are achieved by using the gun tip as a molding tool.
This week i have been pretty busy but i have found time to put some paint to this beautiful model and its counterparts. I thought i would share what i have been able to share more easily on the facebook until now.
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So first thing i did was block out the basic colors. i followed everyone else's example of regal blue and put some sandy yellow to contrast it. The weapons where a wacky mix of diferent metalics with white and black for uniformity. I gave the horse a few layers of flat white and the hair a bone coat. The thing i love about horses eyes is that they are black until they get angry, so most battle horses (being trained in being angry) walked around seemingly chilled and subdued...until they go chewbacca on someones ass and tear them a new one.
With a few coats of Army Painter strong coat and black on the stones and base i was ready to begin the highlighting process.
The horse came first with white followed by streaks of muscle tone on the flanks and bends of the muscle which i painted on with Army painter to keep things tied together.
Finally i painted the muzzle and the ears, the hooves and plume got a very similar treatment from bone through lighter bone to white tips.
The weathering on the feet of the horse and the stones was achieved with a mixture of brown drybrushing and tamiya brown weathering pigment.
The Armor and cloak got the same color treatment with different techniques, utilising edging and natural highlighting.
With the clock a ticking i am really honing in on this piece. i shall share an indepth article review of the build and the process when i am done. this piece uses very directional lighting and henceforth looks amazing from the following angle! It still looks great in ever other way but when looked at or ( as i hope to ) photographed in hd, from this angle, we should get some popping results.
just have to add the donkey tomorrow and bammie!
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For my first iron painter entry i have decided to go with a beautiful nature scene.
I built a simple cardboard right angle out of thick card and everything else entirely is sculpted out of hot glue (i say 3-d printed as i do many layers to get the desired effect).
The stones are pyrite as i thought that eould be a nice tough for the theme of the round.
The first pic is of the design, as you know i like to plan everything out, i did this one with art crayons, orange and white.
And then there is a picture of the undercoated piece, the undercoat highlights all the imperfections of the glue, but a pair of nail scissors toward the last few steps takes care of that.
recently i have been obsessed with lighting effects. i don't know why but it just makes a miniature feel that tiiiny bit more "alive" i think it is the "3'd" element of it, the way the light appears to "fill the space". Either way here is a recent mishima troop with awesome sword. the refelctions are light blue wahses and soft watered down highlights and the sword is a gradual glaze.
Last night i finished these guys and listed them on ebay here for £200 postage included but i am accepting offers too :)
these guys where a blast and a lot easier to paint than i anticipated. Keep your eyes peeled for the full review later in the week.
Today was i think my busiest day for EZPainter yet, and i am still going! Needless to say i have glued my finger to my nose and painted the backs of my ears in the process, i have no idea how i did either. Today i have finished basing and painted the bases black of all 63 ww2 fellahs. I have also assembled the remaining Mishima lot (the troops). check out the progress of these fellahs below.
And the americans on the table, about to get their finishing touches :)
Today i am working on some old mirlton Hobbits. These are very cute miniatures and a great excuse to paint some exciting colors :)
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Today i sat down with a lovely (and big) blood pass model from the high elf army. I decided i wanted to practice my edging and non metallic metal. It was a good practice in both and i am happy enough to stick him in the portfolio under "fantasy" miniatures. The scale mail was washed with a burgundy red and highlighted with silver and white, the black was jet black with white edging. The gemstones are painted using the dark to light method with a dot of white for lighting and the NMM blade was painted with successive layers of thin grey to white.