Saturday, September 30, 2017

Nemesra: Dress & Bits

I highlighted Nemesra's dress and futzed with the shadows a bit (yes, that is totally a technical term). I may still tweak the blue a bit more, I haven't decided. But I did move on to the other bits of her costume. I've ended up going with beige instead of yellow because I want to make most of her jewelry gold, and I didn't want gold jewelry competing with yellow cloth.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Nemesra: Dress Shading

So, why exactly did I think saturated blue was a good idea? I definitely started having second thoughts on that as I was laying shadows in on her dress.

I'm having a hard time deciding if the shadows are shadowy enough or not, so I'll probably go to putting on the highlights to get a sense of what the full range will look like and decide from there.

I'm also starting to think about transitioning the bottom of her dress to purple.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Nemesra: Hair, Dress

I continued on with Nemesra today. I put highlights on her hair, and then moved on to her dress. I'm a little out of my comfort zone with that super saturated blue, but so far I like it. It needs a few more coats of the base color as it's not quite fully opaque yet.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Nemesra: Skin, Hair

Got back to Nemesra today, who will be my ReaperCon piece. I did her skin and face and started the hair. There's a couple things on her face that I need to come back and clean up just a bit, I think.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Nun - More metal bits

Did some shading and highlighting on the metal, and also put metallic on the guns. It just didn't look right having them as NMM - they didn't read as much like metal when compared to the TMM. The metals are all a bit rough but I think next time I'm just going to do the base and move on.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Nun: Metal Bits

The metal bits that aren't her guns, anyway. I still need to shade and highlight the larger gold areas.

Now, generally it's not so good to have NMM and TMM on the same figure. So, I should have done the brass bits in NMM, or I should go back over the guns with metallic paint. I probably won't. It's partly laziness on my part, and partly that I'm not going for real high quality on this one.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Nun: Black and Red

Finished the highlights on the blacks, and shaded and highlighted the red. Also did her guns. The last bit for her is the parts that are going to be gold - some of the armor on her boots, her jewelry, and the rounds in her ammo belts. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Here's the barbarian, base and all.

Along with finishing him, I continued the nun today. I base coated most of her clothing and started on highlights on the black.

I'm not sure about red for the head scarf thing. I might switch that to black...or, since this one is meant to be a quick paint, I may just live with it as is. I was working with this figure to determine if the badly cast resin was going to be workable. I found that there are some areas, deep folds and such, where the primer didn't reach or was very light that took some work to get covered - the paint wanted to bead and run off. But I did eventually get some to stick. So, I think the figures with the bad resin are going to be paintable with some extra work, but they're not going to be great.

Still, I have been having fun painting her. Battle nun!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Barbarian's Base, Nun

I worked on the base for the barbarian. Today was putting in the grass and the flock. I'm going to paint those and put in some water effects next time.

After that I decided to spend a little time on the battle nun.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Barbarian: Shoes, Belts

More work on the barbarian today. I've finished up his shoes, the cuff on his wrist, and the leather belts and things. He's almost done. I need to do a fair bit of touch up and then his sword and belt buckles. And then, well, his base, which will take some work.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Barbarian: Kilt, Belt

I've finished all my commissions for a while, so I'm going to go back to finishing up projects that I have partially done. I'm starting with the barbarian. I shaded and highlighted his kilt and started on the leather belt and bits.

I thought about doing some texture with him, but decided I'd rather just finish the piece so I can move on to other things. So, I'm just going to try to wrap it up quickly.