Δευτέρα, 21 Νοεμβρίου 2011

Κυριακή, 20 Νοεμβρίου 2011

The finished Sister of Battle & a glimpse of things to come

The Sister of Battle is finaly finished, finito, done! All in all a grea mini which has helped me progress as a painter. I had to tackle my fear of highlighting very dark colours and it was my first time painting a female face. I'm pleased with how it turned out in the end. I think I finally managed to get all the colours highlighted to the same level and the colour choices fitted nicely. I had some issues in these areas in the past so it feel like I'm moving forward which is great. Without further ado:








And what's that glimps of things to come you may ask. Well my good friend Nik has just finished another awesome conversion and this time I get to paint it. In keeping with the whole Necron talk that's going on lately the mini is a Necron Warrion in  a rather... dynamic and unconventional pose. I'm gona start painting it soon so in addition to your comments on the conversion I'd be happy to hear any ideas you may have about painting. You can even post some links to some of your favourite Necron paintjobs. Who knows, I may be inspired to try something new. At the moment I'm thinking of rust and lots of wear combined with some green OSL on the eyes and weapon but I'm open to any suggestions. What I really want is a nice and striking paintjob that will do justice to the conversion work. Pics time:









Τετάρτη, 9 Νοεμβρίου 2011

Sister of Battle update - almost finished

The mini is almost finished by now. The only things left to paint are the ever dreaded face and hair. I'll do them some other day when I feel less tired and more courageous. I did tackle the final armour highlights though and I'm pleased with them. The mini looks better and more coherent now or at least that's how I hope it looks... Take a look at the pics and tell me what you think I should correct before finishing the mini.










Δευτέρα, 7 Νοεμβρίου 2011

An update on the Sister & an update on the site!

Let's start in reverse and get the site update out of the way. If you look at the blog homepage carefully you will spot, between  the blog title and the latest post, a small unassuming link titled "My minis for sale". If you click this link you will find.... some of my minis that I've put up for sale. It's kind of the start of my painting and comission service so take a look and who knows, you may discover yet another way to get rid of that pesky dispossable income.

Now this page will be the start of a series of pages I plan on adding to my blog. I'm thinking of adding a page with some painting techniques soon. You can also propose what kind of pages you'd like to see added to this blog . I can do most types of pages apart from cake recipes - I'm trying to loose some weight!

Now on to the sister... I managed to get some work done and by now the metallics and most of the decorative details are finished. I'll need to highlight the base details and also bring up the armour highlights a bit as they're kinda dull now. Highlighting a dark, almost black grey is tricky so I decided to highlight the armour up to a point and then finish the highlights affter I've painted all the details. It may sound fidly but having the details done will help me judge how bright the armour highlights should be. Still I hate highlighting very dark colours!