Slashhamster Posted October 11, 2014 Share Posted October 11, 2014 I wasn't originally going to do a WIP for this, but figure if I make it public, it will make sure I keep at it and finish it. After finishing all my DwarvenForge game tiles, I wanted to do something at the entire opposite end of the spectrum, so I pulled out a giant and decided to make him a nice fancy base. Clever Crow's two renditions of this guy are absolutely amazing, and definitely a large part of my motivation (and references) for this paintjob. First, here's where I'm at with the base: To recap how it got to here: A few layers of cork glued on. Since I wasn't sure how well cork would glue to the wooden base, I used 5 min epoxy with a heavy weight on top for the first layer to make sure it would stay together. Milliput used to smooth some edges, fill in gaps, and build an even surface for the giant to rest on and attach to. Added a tree (the angle above isn't great, there's another branch that is coming right at the camera). This isn't glued in yet, and I may try to add some additional branches to it. Added various rocks, gravel, sand. Primed black. Started adding color with various grays and browns. The plan is to cover this with a lot of snow. I'm going to try for a very colorful look based on some of James Wappel's work. The large greyish mound on the top is where the giant will stand. It's a bit of an eyesore right now, but it will mostly be hidden in snow when finished. I think the ground/rocks are still too...bland. I'm trying to figure out how to infuse some more life and color into them. I know they need some color washes. I'm also concerned I have too much brown and not enough rocky grey. From looking at various mountainous pictures, I should be moving more towards greys, where I can wash in some blues and browns. Any suggestions would be welcome! The snow won't be applied until I have the giant mostly finished and mounted on. Since I've never done this before, I also created a secondary base for testing purposes. I'll be doing everything on this one first: I don't currently have any figures planned for this, but if it turns out well, I'm sure I can find something. At the moment, I'm thinking the bottom portion of it will be under water or ice. 12 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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