These Apes really have a "don't mess with us" vibe now that they have some color! I pologise for not posting w.i.ps for the lady ape as i literally just forgot to take them! she is only small and all you need to know is that red and red blending is the most annoying thing to do in miniature painting, bar painting yellow i guess. so i'm just happy her dress wasn't yellow.
Also the big ape has such a photogenic pose i decided to knock up a new promo image to for the facebook cover photo.
sadly no review on these guys as i am not sure exclusively who they are from.
Finishing up blogging about the big ape commission. Using a bright yellow i put down a few thin layers of color on the brim and top of his hat, i wanted him to have some more vibrancy about him since the browns and green against the grey/black fur was going to be pretty dull!
I also base coated the guns in brass, the belt and holsters in dark leather brown and the holster tips in gold :)
Now that i had layers of all my colors and i knew what i wanted inked and what i didn't i got out the army painter and washed some ink over the guns, the poncho and the hat.
I used the same colors again for the first highlight and then mixed in a little beige (50/50) and highlighted in soft streaks for the poncho, sharp edges on the hat and gentle placing on the guns.
i tried to insinuate that the older metal on the guns was within the workings of the mechanisms, and the "easier to reach" bits had been polished shiny silver by mr apes fur.
I then dotted the eyes in.
Here he is below just before finished. The last thing i did was paint his face grey and highlight with a light grey. I then put on a greay wash and picked out the details with the light grey again. The cigar got a treatment of dark red to brigh red with orange and yellow spots and his hat got highlighted up to beige on the edges and a grey stripe (or strap) around the brim.
Just the fur to go and his nails before final pics.
Another model i finished last week that i would love to share is this big "not" clint Ape.
He has two big revolvers and a great billowing poncho. From the beginning i knew much fun was to be had.
Color scheme wise i didn't want to completely copy the example picture i had been given by my client (as i had been given free choice also) but i did want it to have a nice western feel, true to the inspiration of the piece.
Check Back Later for more on this ape dude!