WIP it good

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

  1. marta

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    I applaud you sir for continuing this thread! Brava!

    and ofc cool painting;]
  2. Fet

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    Someone has to keep this place going, Marta! (And thank you!)

    Anyway, a quick update:

    The soldier has been finished, with pics on Putty and Paint, and I've started on a Pegaso gladiator. I cracked out my airbrush to start him off, mostly because I really hate trying to get an even base for skintones. Airbrushes, however, are really good at that. So, here he is primed/skintone prepped:

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    And here he is with four or five hours' work done. The skin still needs a bit of work, but I'm really pleased with how the red is coming along:

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    As always, there's more discussion and thoughts about the process over on my blog.
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  3. Mako

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    Good stuff as ever!
    I may actually have stuff to post next week to help keep things alive :)
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  4. Liffy44

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    Yes, the red caught my eye as being rather spiffing too :)

    Just done some P&P voting sir ... including some belated ones.

    I shall try to bung some WiP on ... am in the tight deadline phase for GD at present (so no change there then)
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  5. Fet

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    A reasonably sizeable update on the gladiator:

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    Should be done in the next couple of painting sessions.

    In other news, I picked up the new Necromunda House Escher set purely out of nostalgia. Great models! Silly shoes.
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  6. Mako

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    You know you’d wear those shoes if you could :p
    I still have my original Escher gang somewhere...

    Liking those cushiony trousers on the gladiator!
  7. Liffy44

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    Nice work Fet. They really should bring cushioned trousers back ... just to stop kids wearing ripped jeans. Saw a kid in ripped jeans yesterday whose legs were so red from cold that they glowed. There was also a bloke out in flimsy shorts and no socks. I blame US tv
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  8. Fet

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    Yeah, they do look comfy - perhaps a little warm to be running around in the arena, though. I walk past a guy on my way to work most days who wears super-skinny ripped jeans in all weather. He took the cake when I saw him wearing them with flip flops in the rain, no jacket or brolly.

    Anyway, I've started my next piece, which will be a little scene with that bastard Oliver Cromwell:

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    The idea is to have him glaring at the parliamentary mace on a table in front of him, which should provide some reasonably obvious narrative. More thoughts on the piece over on my blog.
  9. Fet

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    So, over a couple of weekends, I've managed to mostly finish Cromwell. Pretty much just his sword, spurs and base to do:

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    Lots of fun, frankly. I've also assembled and undercoated a Smart Max piece I picked up years ago. I was feeling the urge to do some more fantasy as it feels like it's been too long...
  10. Mako

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    You? Fantasy? :eek:
  11. Fet

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    Well, Smart Max, so it's steampunk, really. More 'fantasy' in the sense it's used in opposition to 'historical'.
  12. Mako

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    Less rivet counting, more cliche victoriana?
  13. Fet

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    Hopefully something like that
  14. Fet

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    More on Cromwell - he's done, just the base to finish off:

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    As usual, more commentary over on my blog. Should be done with this guy next week!
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  15. Mako

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    Is he thinking “that discount snooker table supplier wasn’t a good plan”? :D

    Call me weird, but I think the carpet in my favourite bit - just works so well!
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  16. Fet

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    Ha! It does look a bit like a snooker table, now you mention it.

    I'm pretty pleased with the carpet. I think the extra detail sets things off a touch.
  17. Fet

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    Cromwell is basically done - just need to build and paint the mace. In the meantime, I've been beavering away at a Smart Max piece I've had floating around forever.

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    He's been done with a sort of subtle moonlit effect, so we'll see how that works out once the base is done. As usual, a few more thoughts over on my blog.
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  18. Mako

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    The red seems quite bright for moonlight, I’d have expected a bit more purple shading. But that’s just me. Looks good!
  19. Fet

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    With Cromwell done, I've now also almost finished Jeremiah:

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    The base will also get some grass, and I'll add a bunch of flowers to the base of the tombstone. Should make for a good scene, all things considered.

    I've also started prepping my next project: A French knight of the Albigensian Crusade from FeR. He's a 75mm piece, so he's sodding huge, but really, really nicely sculpted and cast. The cobbles are intended to match some of the alleys in Carcassone, and should be weirdly enjoyable to paint.

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    As always, more thoughts on my blog.
  20. Fet

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    A bit of work on the knight - chainmail and his face, so he's still pretty much entirely grey...

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