Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Thanks for the well-wishing, everyone, and it's time for today's update.  Didn't get as much as I'd have liked to have done, but I did get the Fighter/Paladin mostly painted.  Still some touch up that needs to be done - but I'm going to hold off on that until the end of the project so I won't have to constantly fix and refix certain areas.  I'm also going to go to a bit of a different system with the pictures - close up, medium lens, and overall progress.  That way, you all can see both the work put in to the individual pieces and the effect that it has on the overall piece.  And this is not a limited palette piece - I'm looking at 54+ unique color shades over the entire project - mostly in giving each of the heroes a distinct color scheme to really help them stand out.


Anyways, here's the progress I've made:



The Individual Shot of the Fighter.  I know I missed a bit on the underside of the shield - I'll fix that up in the touchup phase.



That dragon's certainly not happy to see him - but more touchup needed to fix the thumb claw and add some highlights to the claws in general...



And the overall view.  No problem seeing the Dragon (obviously) or the Fighter, and I hope that keeps up through the rest of the process.


So, four more posts like this (likely over the weekend), and then three or four more as I paint up the ruins and add grass and details to the surrounding base.  Still a long ways to go, but definitely a solid start.

  • Like 12
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 23
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

A snowy weekend here in the midwest, but that's not keeping me away from this project!  The dwarven cleric has been painted up, and he's definitely in a right predicament.  Now, the most challenging part about this piece in particular is that the dragon really got in the way of painting him up - there were placed I really had to get creative to get my brush in - and, thanks to all the shadows being cast, I couldn't actually see what I was doing most of the time.  But, there's an advantage to working on something this big - because I couldn't be picking it up and twisting it about anyways, it let me use a flashlight in my left hand and the brush in my right, giving me a rather distinctive technique in painting up this piece.  I've also added one more piece to make things easier - a Lazy Susan to set the piece on, making it dirt simple to turn it to look directly at the part I'm fiddling with at the moment.  Now all I need is a new head lamp, and I may be all set for this thing.


And now, the pictures:



Our dwarven hero, wondering where that enormous tail just came from...



And another look at the dragon with the dwarf in view.  You'll get a full view of the thing by the time this is done, and it's certainly very photogenic.


I know I got some paint on the stonework - but that's why I haven't painted those bits up yet.  I have 3 more heroes to go, then it's into that field - and then comes the stone and ground, and it shall be done!  My goodness, this thing will be incredible.  Current work time: Hill - 1 hour, Plaster - 2 hours (had to work multiple times), Sand - .5 hours, Dragon - 1.5 hours, Fighter - 1 hour, Dwarf - 1 hour.  Total: 7 hours.  Estimated: 7 more hours

  • Like 9
Link to post
Share on other sites

Have a two-fer for you today.  Got the Archer painted up, and adding a bit of wild flair to the diorama.  Just two more heroes to go, and then on to trying to detail in the stone and ground.  I may even be able to get this wrapped up tomorrow - but more likely, I'll get the stonework started and maybe get some work done on the ground.  I am getting pretty close though:



The archer, lining up his shot...



Too bad it looks like it's going a bit high.


Another piece down, and one step closer to completion.  This is a decidedly beautiful sculpt, and I definitely like how the paint is going to it.  Next up, the Sorceress, and finally the Rogue before tying it all together.  Stay tuned!

  • Like 7
Link to post
Share on other sites

And here we come to part 4 of the heroes - the Sorceress is lining up for her turn at the dragon, leaving only the Rogue lagging a bit behind.  But I should be able to finish the rogue up in a bit - and then the fun parts begin!  Well, the Stone and Dirt, anyways.  Probably won't finish today, but I am certainly going to try!





  • Like 9
Link to post
Share on other sites

They are, yes.  Which makes painting some of them up a real pain - but I feel that gluing them in first helps tie them in with the rest of the build, so I'm willing to put up with the extra pain of having to work around the rest of the model (though I really didn't expect to be working on a 23" monstrosity when I glued them on...).  I'm now done with the heroes, though (outside of some touchup later on), and next step is to try to get the buildings painted up.  Speaking of painted...:



The last of the heroes to be painted, the Rogue is no stranger to danger, as much as she may wish otherwise.



And, is it obvious yet that I don't like limiting my palette more than I need to?

Edited by MagiusDel
  • Like 7
Link to post
Share on other sites

Another night, and more progress made on the diorama.  I'm really drawing in on the close, now - the initial paint job is on, now I need to add some touch up work, weathering, static grass, highlights from the Dragon's impending fire breath and the heroes' previously set campfire, and we'll be good to go!  Ok, that's actually a pretty decent list of stuff yet to do...




Until next time - and I'm really looking forward to getting the finishing touches on this thing!

  • Like 7
Link to post
Share on other sites

It is now time for the penultimate post on this project.  I have nearly everything done, save for some final touch ups and sealing the product, and I couldn't be happier with the results:




Feedback appreciated, and I'll likely finish up the last few touches over the weekend - after showing it off at a variety of gaming locales.

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By KruleBear
      Another one bites the dust….😆
      One of my favorite sculpt…but in the old Bones plastic. I put a little extra into the base, otherwise it was a pretty straight forward zen of Bones quick paint job. Overall I like the scheme and it has given me ideas for when I paint my metal version. Not sure about the green face and the blue glow under the rib cage is too subtle. 

      And as an aside …..the quality of Testors Dullcoat is not nearly as good as it was a decade ago. The newer formulation continues to give me a semi gloss finish.  Oh well. 
    • By Metalchaos
      Hello everyone, here is the third of the quartet, the 77456, Ogre Guard sculpted by Bobby Jackson. Have a good week.









      77454, Ogre Clubber, 77456, Ogre Guard and 77455, Ogre Smasher.

    • By Metalchaos
      Hello everyone, I'm currently working on an Ogre gang and completed the painting on this model last night. This is a 77455, Ogre Smasher sculpted by Bobby Jackson. I swapped the top of its club with that of the 77454, Ogre Clubber. I also added three more skulls at his waist belt. it was all painted with Reaper MSP paint. I will complete the base later since I may add more elements to it.











    • By Lidless Eye
      Just a random assortment of the first painted from Bones V.  I sort of cheated...my Kickstarter arrived yesterday but I borrowed these in advance from a friend who got theirs earlier.
      The Three-Headed Troll:

      The Zombie Giant:

      The Cloud Giant:

      The Cyclops:

      The Battleguard Golems:

    • By Pacarat
      Finally got around to painting some Bones sci-fi... painting the flat panel armor was a new thing for me. Used a mix of Reaper, Vallejo, and Contrast Paint, and some washes here and there.. 

  • Who's Online   16 Members, 0 Anonymous, 35 Guests (See full list)

  • Create New...