Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Rough enough..

 It won't looks too exciting but I've been working on the rough blending on the Armor and Cloaks. Since I apply heavy weathering to them I have to exaggerate some of the blending or it will be washed away. I learned that the hard way when I blended everything just to watch it disappear .. 8(
 I'm almost done this step.. I only have 5 more to blend (the five guys on the right in the pic). Once it's done I'll start working on the digital camo on the cloaks and the final details like the lens and some brass bits.
 I'm pretty happy with the so far and I'm hoping to have them done by this weekend so I can finish up details on the Pod and Dread.

And here is a cool pic of my daughter who is painting one of her Littlest Pet Shop (LPS) figures. ... She is very crafty and is super awesome at drawing. I don't know if it's because Daddy paints little models or the LPS videos she's been watching (I'm saying its me 8) ) .. she's been into customizing them so I've been priming and then airbrushing them a color. Then she is going in and painting the eyes and other sections, plus making accessories like a phone and books .. she's a crafty girl 8) ..

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

So many pockets to fill...

 I wanted to mix it up so I figured I'd work on the Recon/Tacticals .. Holy crap.. painting 20 of these dudes is killing me! They have SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many bags.. it's crazy haha...
 To really get all of the BPs I have to do them off of the models so I can get the backs and what not .. Each guy has at least two but mostly three packs on their belts and then four on the back .. so about 120 packs to blend .. Boo..
I'm getting some real use on the new wet palette and I'm still really liking it which is nice 8)

Once I'm done will all the leather packs I'll start on the metal and bone accents then all of the cloaks.. This is more then I thought it would be for sure but they should look really cool as my Tacticals when I'm done..  well I hope so at least haha

Monday, August 6, 2018

Ya load up.. you party..

 The Dread Drop Pod is getting close to being done thankfully.. I haven't been feeling so hot this last week so it's slowed me down some.
 Siph asked if this was the new kit but sadly no.. it's old and as bad as ever haha .. I Mag'd the doors making it slightly better only marginally .. There are still big ol gaps even with a ton of sanding and soaking. I think it's just the way of the kit.
 But so far I'm pretty happy with the look of the pod. I'm going to clean up some rust pods and pretty much down to oil streaking and washes ...
 When I was putting it together I had to pin the spines.. it wasn't going to hold without it. Not it's decently sturdy..
 A shot of the pins..
 Here you can see the back gap as the light is peaking through haha.. oh well.. I don't think there is much more I could have done.
 And here is the Pods passenger .. I had worked on most of him for Dreadtober last year and he's pretty far along. He also needs the oil treatment so I'll be doing them both at the same time (keep you mind out of the gutter!) .. I'm also going to add a little color to the base as I think it got too muddy and I want to refine the claw and reflections/glow.
 The top and bottom will be getting a little soot added as well...
 It's just a little too clean at them moment 8)...
 While waiting for layers to dry on the pod I built up a kit based model to represent Strike
Captain Alvarex. Last year my flyers refused to come into play in a timely manor so I figured I'd up my chances haha
 I mag'd his backpack in case I wanted to use him as something else as well..  I added an antenna to a RG BP..
And also have a Dark Fury JP to go on if needed 8)