Friday, July 29, 2016

Moving it forward..

 Hey hey..  NOVA is quickly approaching and usually by now I'd be posting like crazy with what I'm making for my army but this year ..  well first off this year I'm not playing the GT or the Trios. . I'll be playing the Narrative only. I've been crazy busy with the Laser Cutting Kickstarter and getting a table painted up for NOVA to use in the Mailifaux games so I really haven't had the time to work on much else. This year it will just be some of the models I'll be putting in the painting comp..  I have a bunch of models sitting here and I'm trying to figure out exactly what will be going..   The Ork flyer will be the main thing going in and I think it's coming along pretty nicely.. I'll also be bringing the Wraithblade with the double axes..  he's close to done. I just have some more fine details to add in .. like the stones and some highlight areas..    .. sry the pics are pretty bad. I took them as I was leaving the house ..  They are blurry for sure ..
 I'll also be bringing the biker chick I started on a while back. I got her to a decent state but I'm going to finish her out and enter her. I started adding highlights to the hair and the bike but her face needs a lot of love .. I'll be working on her over the weekend hopefully..  I have a lot going on this weekend but I need to get cracking,,
I have a few other things that will be coming like the Dreadtobber model I made and some things I need to finish out. We'll see what gets done. This year I'll be bringing already painted models to the Narrative at least..   no painting there.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Take to the skies

 Last night I got a bit more work done on the Ork Flyer and the Wraithblade. I'll post the pics of the WB later but for now some of the pics of the rusted death machine. Last night I got work done on the Pilot and right now it's just the basics but I'm going to add in the details and he'll have to get dirtied up as well.
 The plane itself is actually getting pretty close .. i think.
 I added in some more rust .. going with dark and medium. I want to add in more streaking but that will happen when the other bases is down.

 I added on the bombs .. I when with them very close to the body of the plane so the flaps would work. Like I had to do with the missiles. Then I started to rust the bottom as well, other then the rusting and streaking it will just be some powders to finish it out. Whoot. .   I still need to finish up the pilot and the gunner but it's nice the place is getting there.

 The display base is still up in the air. After looking at some of the pictures and angle it might work so I've been weathering it a little. Still rough so far but it's adding some personally to them.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Best laid plans..

 Hey all,.  last night I logged into the Hobby Hangout to get some more painting done and it was a good night hanging out and BS'n about GW and some of the changes that appear to be taking place. While I've been working on the Ork Flyer I've also been working on a Wraithblade.. it's a nice mix up from all the dirty grim and breaks up the painting. So I've been blending this guy for awhile and still have a good bit left to go but he's getting close. His axes still need detailing and there is more blending to do but he's not too far off.
 I have seen a few places on the model that aren't quite right (construction wise) which stinks but it's too late for that now haha..
 I want the blue glow to show and reflect. The glow is coming from the axes, shield and the rear section of the steps. I haven't really done much with the cast light so this is a new method for me.

I wanted him to look like he's looking back like "You want some of this?" ..

 I also worked more on the Flyer and by the end of the night I was a little frustrated which I 'll get to at the end.
 I painted and attached the back section of the engine and really should have joined them together when I painted it. haha .. it took me some time to get the looks to blend together correctly but by the end I think it did come on nice. The engine thrust look still needs work..

 Ok so I worked on the display piece for the Flyer but sadly I'm not really liking the orginal idea I had ..  I don't think it looks right. I don't know but it's pretty irritating since I modeled the plane to look like it's diving and banking so changing it will be tough.

John and Derek both had a couple of good ideas. John's would required a ton of additional work haha and Derek's I really liked .. using a Imperial Knight as the mount .. but I don't really want to use my Knight (still in the box) as the display... money wise it would hurt haha so now I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do. grrr...