Tuesday, December 26, 2023


Finished Set tonight. Of the 5 projects I'm aiming to get done by the end of the year, this is number 4.

There are some creative choices I made when I started this piece that I would do differently now, and some parts where the execution is not great. But overall, I'm happy with it.

I should be able to finish project #5 over the next couple of days. Not sure what I'm going to work on after that. Maybe take a break for a couple days!

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Set: Sword, Staff.

 I painted Set's sword, got him attached to his base, and got the sword attached to him. Also started on his weapon. The scythe has a lot going on, but I'm hoping I can wrap it up quick.

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Set: Collar, Dagger

 I finished the gold collar, repainted and put on the dagger, and painted and attached the red strip of cloth by his head. I'm also started painting the sword, but want to get more of the painting done on the sword before I attach it. I think the order is going to be paint the sword, attach the figure to the base, then attach the sword to the figure. 

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Set: More Leopard Skin

 I finished the leopard skin, spots and all. I might tweak it a bit, but I think it's actually decent. Next step: the collar.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Set: Leopard Skin

 Base coat on the leopard fur. Need to do spots, shading and highlighting, and decide what to do with the under parts that are visible. Going to try to finish it tomorrow, but that's a lot of stuff.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Set: Amulet, Tail

 As expected, I did the amulet on Set's belt and finished the scorpion tail tonight. Next up: the fur.

Monday, December 18, 2023

Set: Linens

 I did shading and highlighting on the rest of the linen wraps today. Not terrible, he looks a bit more finished now. Next will be some gap filling on the fur where I glued pieces on, and probably the scorpion tail and the amulet on his belt.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Set: Bits

 Today I primed some of the pieces that still need to be attached, put some shading and highlights on some of the linen wraps, and then base coated the underside of the two pieces of fur that needed to be attached and attached them. I tried attaching part of a dagger, too, but it didn't work out and I just made a mess of it. I'll need to clean that up and try again after the fur is painted.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Set: Belt, Coins

Progress tonight is subtle, but good. I did the belt, cleaned up the linens around his waist, and did the coins. Next time I can shade and highlight the linens, and then I'll be able to glue one of the missing pieces in. Maybe two, but I think I'm going to paint the second one before attaching it.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Set: Loincloth, Sash

I finished the loincloth and sash on him today. Next I'll do the belt and linens in that area, and then I can attach some of the missing pieces.

I have a date I need to finish this piece by. I feel like I'm making decent progress, but it's going to be awfully tight.

Monday, December 11, 2023

Set: Linens, Loincloth

 I got a base coat on the rest of the linen wraps, and shaded the loincloth. The shading is pretty subtle - that's what happens with black on slightly lighter black. 

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Set: Jewelry, Sash

Today I did details, shading, and highlights on the jewelry on his arms, legs, and head. The pendant on his belt will wait until the rest of that loincloth and sash stuff is done. I had a little time after finishing that stuff, so I base coated the sash.

I think I might do the wraps on his arm and legs next. I really want to see those things done.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Set: Loincloth and Bits

It's amazing how much difference filling in other areas on the figure can make. Here I base coated his loincloth and headpiece. I also got the metallic base coat on the gold areas, at least some of them.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Set: Bits

 He's going to look weird for a few days. Today I filled a couple of holes in the resin that I'd missed before, did the shading and highlights on his other hand (still a separate piece, not pictures), spent some time figuring out what order the remaining areas need to be painted in based on the locations of pieces that still need to be attached, and then did a base coat of the scorpion tail and an undercoat of some of the pieces that will be gold.

The stuff on his arms and legs I can do without interfering with anything else, but it's the stuff around his midsection that I need to work on in order to be able to put the pieces that still need to be attached in place. So, I'm probably going to swap between those to sections. I might go back and redo the wraps with a lighter, cooler base tone. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Set: Head

I did Set's head tonight, including eyes and teeth. I have a long way to go, but I'm feeling pretty good about it today. Finishing his head has kind of brought the painted parts together.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Set: Torso

 Did the torso/chest part of Set today. I'm not loving it, but I'm not sure right now what to do with it. 

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Set: Finished Leg

 Got highlights on Set's other leg. I'm pretty happy with it. I think I'm going to leave his left arm, but I might tweak the right arm a bit. 

After I finished the leg, I had more time but wanted to do something a little easier than careful blending, so I base coated a couple of the sections of wraps. Joke's on me, that was not easier. Particularly the ones around his ankle are pretty fiddly and I had to do a lot of cleanup as I went. Still, it's nice to have more of the white gone.

Next will be the chest and upper arm section.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Set: More Legs

 I've done the shading on Set's other leg. Next will be highlights on there. It's taken a few days to get back to this because I was working on another project over the weekend; I don't have good pictures for it because at the moment it's just a big pile of pink foam. As soon as it looks like something, I'll get some pictures.

In the meantime, Set:

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Set: Legs

 I got highlights on Set's left leg, decided I was happy enough with it, and re-based the other leg. I think the arms are pretty OK, so I might leave them as is, or I might tweak them a bit, but at the moment I don't think I need to redo them completely.

Monday, November 20, 2023

Set: Remember him?

 Now that I've finished the mermaid, I'm resurrecting a project I haven't touched in ages: Set. I took a look at what I had so far, and I was not very happy with his skin. I think the problem is that there was too much difference between some of the layers, and I'd made the highlight areas a little too tight. So, I decided to paint over the left leg and try again there to see if I could get something I liked better. I selected a first shadow color that was about half way between the lighter yellow and the darker brown, and endeavored to do it again with broader highlights and better transitions. I'm planning to get the leg finished, smoothed and everything, and decide if I like it or not before going on to the rest of him.

I've got the base coat and shading done on the left leg. Next time will be the rest of the highlight, and then I'll see how it looks and decide what to do from there.

Saturday, November 18, 2023


 Finished up the mermaid today. Yay!

She is the last of them. Just for grins, here's a picture of the whole bunch.