WIP it good

Discussion in 'Work in progress' started by Fet, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Fet

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    Ahoyhoy all,

    A new forum, a new WIP thread. To kick things off, a quick shot of my first project for Salute - a Malifaux warband.

    I've decided to combine my two great loves - miniatures and great literature - and have thus come up with the Havisham estate (Dickens's Great Expectations), which struck me as a good theme for a game universe where everything seems to be in state of decay.

    To start, then, a shot of the group so far:

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    There'll be a few more models (Baby Kade, the Dreamer, some rotten dogs), and the enslaved nephilim shows why I shouldn't try to paint in my bedroom. Much work to sort out, there... Anyway, he's easy enough to replace if I really cock it up, so I'm not enormously bothered.

    Updates...when I do some more.

    Fet
  2. Darkmessiah

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    looks like uv got a strong theme going their, liking the brass, where did u pinch that from??
  3. Fet

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    Cheers, dude - brass is from Scale-link. I got a set of gates and an alphabet in several sizes. I think they're intended for HO gauge railway stuff; I'd probably get a larger size for the gates next time, but the letters are good (if fiddly as hell).
  4. Demonherald

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    I got some of that stuff it's really cool and you get a fair bit for your money.

    as always with your stuff will watch this one with interest .. was gonna do a malifaux themed squad for my salute entry but going with Aurloks now ..

    I do think though you should have used those cool wyrd victorian bases sculpted by that there handsome northerner..lol
  5. Talonicus

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    Looking forward to seeing this develop.
    Squads are tricky one to pull off in a competition, keeping a good quality throughout a squad can be very hard.
  6. Maxvon_d

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    Nice. Look forward to following the progress.
  7. Boris

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    OMG - I just saw Nigel's avatar. That should be banned! :sick
  8. chameleon

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    Wow, they've come along a bit since I saw them at the weekend! I think they'll end up looking fab!! :)
  9. Fet

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    @Rob: Yeah, I could've used those bases, but they're a little too northern for my tastes:p

    @Nigel: Cheers, dude - I reckon if I'm going to keep the quality high, I'm going to need to sort out my lighting...it's remarkably shite at the moment.

    @Sue: They haven't actually come along that far - only the enslaved nephilim has has anything other than undercoating done, and I need to do a lot of work to fix him.
  10. Demonherald

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    shandypants...:laugh

    lighting can be a pain in the ass this time of year and as you say important to get consistency .
    One think I've found massively helpful with squads in the past is to paint them as a group for say the important colours.. e.g if you are using a similar colour on clothing then paint them colours together across the group to keep the colour consistent.
    I also paint all the models up but leave final lights and shades until I have them all together on their display base and then paint the final shades and highlights in treating the whole group as a single entity .?? make sense?? that way the whole unit ties together better with a more coherent look rather than the individual models highlights and shadows making each stand out alone.
  11. Joek

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    ALthough there's not too much to see, I do like the choices you've made for the figures themselves Fet. I've never bought any Wyrd stuff - always glaced over them and liked them, but then something equally shiny diverts my attention.

    The only (small) crit I can make - from the photo, so it might be fine in real life - is the lead person does seem to feel quite boxed in with the brass all around it. However, that may well be the photo talking, or the whole point of the thing, so quite happy to shut up about it now!
  12. Halestorm

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    Looking good matey,

    Like the choice of theme as well, good mixture of minis :)

    Will watch with interest.

    Iain.
  13. Fet

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    Cheers, Rob. I hadn't thought about doing common colours at the same time - I think it'd drive me mad knowing that I have lots of almost-finished models... I'll give it a go, though, and see how it works out.

    Joe - it doesn't look nearly so boxed in in the hand, it should look much better when she's sprayed up.
  14. Demonherald

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    if you do it with just the main ones really .. and can I ask are you normal ?? a painter who doesn't already have tons of half finished minis all over the place ????
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    I don't do that anymore either
    I'd never finish anything
  16. Halestorm

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    Fet Normal.......lol.......

    I have loads of unfinished minis but i also have lots of good intentions so it balances out :)

    Iain.
  17. Fet

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    Oh, I have plenty of unfinished models, but they're all models I've given up on for one reason or another. I'd have problems leaving a model unfinished if I actually intend to complete it - I tend to get a little OCD like that. That's why I try not to start models I don't know (or, at least, sincerely believe) I'll finish.
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    Righto chaps, thought I'd resurrect this thread to show off the model I'm working on at the moment - and there's no red in sight (shut up, John - I know you're going to say that there's red in the brown and purple...):

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    Going for a really, really EVIL look - lots of black, super-dark purple, and the metals will be close to black, too. I'll also be adding freehand trims, etc., just so the model doesn't get lost in its own EVIL. The photos are quite a lot darker than in the hand, but that's what you get when you try to get a picture of EVIL.

    Comments and crits welcome!
  19. Fet

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    I think I may have solved my photography problems - still a little out of focus, but the colours are right, and they seem to have enough light. Basically, I pretended my lightbox was a cabinet at a show, and just set my camera to auto and took photos from further back than I normally would:

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    And a shot of my next project - Joe's Servant Prime, standing on some shelf bracket fungus-type thing (Servant Prime isn't standing where he would, he's just perched to show scale):

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    Comments and criticism welcome!
  20. countersunk81

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    Both looking very interesting!

    Re the photos, the initial ones look nice and sharp, but the 2nd pics are nicely exposed... if you could combine the 2 methods I think you could've cracked it! ;)

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