Thursday, October 27, 2016

ReaperCon Roundup

ReaperCon 2016 has come and gone. Went, had a good time. In the competition, Takhi got a gold and the diorama got a silver. Both are what I expected.

While I was there, I painted this guy (16!):

He's another Bones figure for gaming.

I also started this one, meaning to practice some OSL. Didn't get real far at the con and want to move on to other things now that I'm home, so I'm finishing him up quick and dirty, but with the OSL. This is with maybe 4-5 hours of work. I need to do the belt and mess with the orange a bit, then do the base, and he'll be done. Blends are not exactly smooth and I'm not sure I'm happy with the OSL effect or not. I decided to go with a pretty stark look to the OSL, and I think some parts carry it off better than others.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Micon: Almost Done!

Finished off Micon's armor and the leather straps today. As you can see, I also put on his head. I have started on his base by putting some sandy paste on the base. He's a gladiator, so he'll be standing on sand.

Not thrilled with the belt and I'm undecided about the armor. I like it, but it could be better. Also not sure if I'd use the bright reds and blues for shading on the metal again.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Micon: Armor Base

Started on his armor - just the base coat so far. I'm going with TMM on this guy. I don't think TMM looks good unless the figure is large or has a fair bit of metal. That means I don't do it real often, so I need the practice.

Also just noticed I forgot the rings that hold the fringe on.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Micon: Black HIghlights

Highlighted the black cloth today. I'm not sure about the belt, but other than that it's moving along nicely. Next will be the metals.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Micon: Red Highlights. Black Cloth Base.

Finished up the red cloth on Micon with highlights, and started on the black bits - the wrap on his arm, the fringe, the padding on his lower legs. I like the black, but it's definitely giving him a grim look. Which is fine - he's a gladiator, after all. Killing for sport is not exactly a happy fun profession.

The black will get highlights next time, which will be - you guessed it. Same blue as I used in the shadows on his skin and on the red.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Micon: Shaded Cloth. Also, Finished Diorama (14)!

Put shading on Micon's red cloth. I went with blue in the shadows, just like his skin. I'll need to clean it up a bit, but overall I'm liking it.

Also, finished the diorama, finally! I painted the floor on the base this time. Much better.