Tuesday, August 30, 2016

No time... Nova time..

 Well.. NOVA is almost here, I'll be heading down tomorrow so I'm pretty much done everything. I keep looking at them thinking about should I do this or that but I think it's time to just call it done haha..
The Librarian came out looking the way I wanted so I'm pretty happy. For him I wanted to play around with NMM..  Pretty much each model I worked on was using a different technique .. something I've been wanting to do. Mix up my style a bit 8) .. normally I paint the same way and this year I wanted to add something new.

 Hey Greg I added some of that purple glow pm the stone 8)

 The Wraithblade is ready to double chop anyone that challenges him .. for him I was working on some OSL work.

 I worked on some Xtreme highlights on her .. something I usually don't do. I usually blend to the main color and add light highlights. I think she came out ok.. She sadly had three spills and then I had to fix her three times haha..  I was going to do a little more but I pretty much just called it.. I didn't want her to take another tumble.

 The Dusk Wolf skimmer is a muddy weathering .. the first attempt to do heavy weathering but but a lot of rusting and chipping.

 Dreadtobber! .. I had to enter him just for the sake of the contest and I think he's pretty cool..  I think he really has the comical look Orks would have 8)

 And finally the Ork Flyer.. here I went heavy chipping and rust. I wanted to make a display like model. I don't play Orks so this guy will never see the table, he'll just be hanging out on the shelf.

Overall I'm pretty happy with my models.. I think they came out looking good. I'm looking forward to entering them and seeing all the other models entered. This year has already been much nicer.. I'm liking the more chill Nova prep..  I don't feel like I'm losing my mind before I even get there haha.. Hell.. I'm done a day before I have to leave!

Friday, August 26, 2016

I put a ring on it ...

 Nova is on the horizon and I'm in countdown mode.. I'm looking forward to playing and hanging out. I don't get much playing time with the kids so this is my gaming event of the year haha.. I'm getting close finishing up and was thinking about some stuff to give my models a little more pop so I made a couple of base rings. The Wraithblade gets some blue runes which I think goes well.

 For the Librarian I wanted some thing that showed his original Legion so I made a dark red ring with the old 1K Son symbol. It's a little larger then the small black spray/light box so he can't fit inside haha..

 I'm really liking the Librarian's ring and base look.
 I've also been working on the biker chick from Infinity adding more details and blending. I added some glow to the bike and her leg. I think it's coming out looking pretty good. I'm probably going to finish it up this weekend regardless.
 I'm really happy with her hair and some of the black grey blends.
 I'm going to add a little more yellow glow to some areas but very light ... her foot and other parts of the bike that would pick up a little.
 Her goggles need a little love and there are a few other small areas. It's mostly done .. I feel it's pretty solid so have to be happy with it. There are things I think could benefit from more detail but .. that's how I always feel haha
This is the base ring that she'll get..  it appears Infinity bases are a little bit bigger then 40mm ... it's pretty tight to get in there. While trying to fit it the model slipped and was dropped. Infinity models are metal so there was damage, one of the reasons I'm ready to wrap her up.  8)