Saturday, March 17, 2012

Witch-Hound - Starting position

My new project is going to be a Witch-Hound from the Avatars of War range. Instead if giving this figure away I might actually keep him for my Mordheim Witch Hunter Warband... Shocking I know... But hey... every once and awhile I do keep these things ^_^

The miniature itself is pretty badass; good pose, good sculpt. Colorwise I'm going to start with black and layer up with grey. Metal is going to be very burnished gold, I'll probably weather up the bottom of his coat at the end.

I've decided the base is going to be a wooden floor, in my mind I see the Witch-Hunter emerging from hiding to break-up a heretic ritual. If I get around to it I could possibly make this a whole diorama thing... But that'll be down the track... Anyway, I made this base to look like a rough wooden floor. It's pretty easy to do...

Items used: Fine-tooth saw, strip of plastic card, a base!

Method: Either vice the strip down or hold it down to the table at one end. Apply pressure and drag the saw-teeth along the plastic strip. NOTE: Do this on a cutting board or surface you don't mind being roughed up!!

You'll need to do this several times. Depending on how often you do it, you can change the level of roughness of the wood. Do it many times and you'll have a rough looking well used tavern feel. Do it a few times and you'll have a nice polished floor... I've gone for about five times here.

Then cut the strips and apply them to the base. You'll want to cut them and lay them so you've got cuts in various places. Once everything is dry take a needle or a pin tool and add some nail holes at the end of each cut. If you want to weather things more then add small cuts and nicks in the wood. Simple as that!

That's the prep phase!! Tune in next time for painting... Ain't I a stinker!! ^_^

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ork Boss Snikrot - Touch ups

I wasn't happy with the lenses, they looked like crap, so I figured now's the time to see if you can paint over matt varnish...


Be Quietz! I hunting 'Umies!

Completed. ORKS ARE FUN! If you're bored, paint an Ork! The lenses look worse than last time, but its because of the light used for the photo...

Done today:

 - The base: Simple base, sand with some rock looking stuff, I wanted it to be crumbly clay like surface to weather his boots/legs in it. Fits in nicely with the brown leather, meaning the colors aren't to in your face with contrast to the green. Used quite a bit of weathering powder.
 - Backpack: I was tempted to use different colors, but figured that'd look wrong with the leather I've got going already. I decided that the potato mashers would be red on the end, dunno why, but I think that Vent needs something to be red on a miniature... And I'm talking about myself in 3rd person... That cannot be good...
 - Got a comment to darken up the goggles like the blades and it seems to work quite well, simply went over the silver with black ink and then highlighted.

Everything else is pretty much the same... ^_^

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Da Boss sayz Paintz! You Gitz Paint

Well despite still being somewhat angry, and bitter, I've painted something... Something Orky!

First things first, painting Orks is [i]fun[/i]... There is something really, really absorbing about painting green flesh. It has a highly different feel than flat armor surfaces, and I'm a little disappointed that it's taken me so long to actually paint one! If you've never had the pleasure, I suggest you do so! And Boss Snikrot is a blast of a figure. Plenty of character in the design! I know that the GW version has gone quite pale, but I wanted to push the green ^_^

Day one:
The Green:
1) 1:1 mix of Snot and Goblin green as a base coat.
2) Glazed the green with a 1:2 of Thraka green and Water
3) Highlight one with Goblin green. Highlight two with 1:1 mix of Goblin green and Golden yellow
4) Watered down Dark Angel Green and painted into the recesses.

The Leather:
1) Snakebite leather as base
2) Wash with Devlan Mud. That's it so far! Needs lots more.

The Silver:
1) 1:1 of Bolt Gun and Black.
2) One layer of Bolt Gun on the blade side. Still lots more to do.

Lots more to do everywhere, but I'm just glad to be painting :D