Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Pegazus

2020 ReaperCon Diorama WIP: Leave the Little One to Me

Recommended Posts

Yes, a 2020 ReaperCon WIP! And a massive undertaking at that. I'm trying very hard not to nerd out and put this whole project into, er, Project. There's just so many pieces to keep track of, that maybe I'll just use this first post to keep track of things.

 

Some background stuff, starting with a quote from the "Paint a giant robot! Group WIP" where I wrote some of what's planned:

Quote

I've had a bit of a dio/vignette planned for two years. Might as well jump in and get it done. I've got a bit of a home-brew stompy-robot fleet in work, notionally placed within the CAV universe. So, this time the "enemy" is going to be a Wight. But, I can't just paint it. No, no. Things must be done.

 

Back up a bit. This round's home brew robot is a Gremlin. Human piloted, generally a utility walker. I'll have lots of options, such as tankage, cargo, rockets, guns, winches, radars, etc. all put upon one base vehicle. The home brew world is a bit of a human refugee situation, with some friendly exos that don't typically like several of the biomes humans are able to live in, thus have opened those up to human refugee settlement. The Gremlin is used everywhere, so when invasion happens, those are pressed into service (it's also one of the backstories in the CAV:SO if I'm not mistaken; else it's an older story).

 

You can read the rest of that post here: Paint a giant robot post and a second one to see where I'm going with this: PLA print post in same topic

 

Biggest takeaway is that, while useful, my PLA printer can only do so much. I have a resin printer backed on Kickstarter, but considering it's now 3 years late, I don't think I should hold my breath on it ever showing up. Especially when I can get a new Elegoo Mars resin printer with more capability for relatively cheap (<$300). The PLA machine was bought with both hobby and household goals in mind, and it's served well. But the resolution just ain't there! More on that down the posts.

 

I also had the chance to gain some experience on  paper plants at ReaperCon (Main post for that in the Terrain section post here: Vellum Paper Plants - Alien Jungle (WIP)

 

Basically, I have the scrap booking machine to make my own alien plants:

Quote

I took the opportunity to take Greg Zuniga's "Paper, Plants, and brass etch. Oh My!" class specifically to learn how to work these model train standards. We played with some paper plants, brass etched, and some of his own creations on vellum (plugging his Wicked Elf Miniatures store front if you want to see the offerings; not a link and least I could do). I'm especially proud of the lily pad with lotus flower. From that class, I got a list of companies that make paper plants and brass etch. Looked at all of them, and nothing really stood out as alien enough to me. Plus, being CAV/N-Scale, things weren't the right size. Oh, I could have probably worked something out, but the overall number of plants weren't that different. Sure, three companies may make paper ivy plants, but they're all ivy. Or wheat. I need different!

 

So afterwards, my mind started plotting. I probably have the tools to make my own vellum plants! I've got a really good artist store (Guiry's) and picked up a packet of #90 vellum sheer trace paper which feels very much like what we used in class, but possibly a little thinner (55 lb, 9x11.5, medium weight, translucent). I've got a crafty wife with a Silhouette Cameo, a machine that can cut shapes out of paper, that she wasn't using any more. I've got several CAD programs (decided on FreeCAD since I'm designing the mechs in there), both a PLA and a resin 3D printer, and a lot of imagination. All I need now is some tests to see if what I'm doing is even possible, and then open up a full blown WIP in the terrain section of the forums (funny how that has now happened, huh?).

 

Which now leads me to this WIP. This is going to tie all those pieces together. The robot WIP will still be to get a good camo scheme, but that print job is not going to be used for the final diorama. Instead, that will be the resin printer's job. So, let's break down the WIP work that I can see so far, and will be edited later to add things and mark completions.

 

Tasks to be completed:

 

Figures Needed

  • Wight (being pulled down backwards, caught by hidden lines)
  • Gremlin Unit 01 (stole a supply crate and ran; actually just bait to get the larger CAV to follow)
  • Gremlin Units 02 and 03 (trip line pair, successfully snagging Wight across the chest)
  • Gremlin Units 04 and 05 (trip line pair, successful across another part of the chest)
  • Gremlin Unit 06 (burner unit, cut Wight's left gun in two)
  • Gremlin Units 07 and 08 (trap door unit, hiding entrance to jungle path with camo doors strapped to them)
  • Gremlin Units 09 and 10 (trip line pair, successful across right thigh)
  • Gremlin Units 11 and 12 (trip line pair, broken cable across chest, possibly falling over from sudden jolt)
  • Gremlin Unit 13 (ECM unit, some large radar dish looking thing)
  • Gremlin Units 14, 15 and 16 (cargo units, loaded up with stolen supplies and headed out)
  • Gremlin Units 17, 18, 19, and 20 (gun units)
  • Gremlin Units 21, 22, and 23 (missile units)
  • Gremlin Unit 24 (large gun unit)
  • Gremlin Unit 25 and 26 (junked units; scavenged for parts?)
  • Gremlin Unit 27 (2nd style missile unit)
  • Gremlin Unit 28 (personnel carrier unit)

 

Wight Conversion

  • Right Leg: cut from pelvis; reposition
  • Feet: cut off both feet and swap positions since the tread is only on one foot
  • Base: cut away from right foot, possibly keeping full base around left foot
  • Left arm (maybe): cut gun into two pieces, having one falling to the ground after being cut by a heat lance/chainsaw rope

 

Details to be included

  • Camo doors at front leaving marks on the dirt path, but hiding the ambush from the main trail
  • Pieces of old broken larger CAV units around
  • Wight gun cut in two, maybe showing inner details. May have to 3D print an add-on piece
  • Dust being kicked up by the stolen crate (going to try using dyed cotton) IN WORK
  • One cable snapping dynamically, with several bends and twists (superglue on thread?)
  • Multiple vehicle tracks around camp
  • Campfire and tents for people
  • A latrine
  • Other camp details (laundry, chairs, sports equipment, bored carvings, etc)

 

Jungle Plants (V=Vellum cuts, B=bought, S=Sculpted, F=Found, P=Printed)

  • Large lotus flower like plants, but dry land and maybe odd colors with a large conifer cone growing from the middle (V)
  • Jester hat plant (balls on stems around a central point) (V) COMPLETED
  • Spiky yucca like plant (V)
  • Jagged leaf plant (V)
  • Tentacle plant (V)
  • Tripod trees (three spoke trunks) (V)
  • Large palm fronds (S)
  • Coral like trees (P)
  • Horn tree (lots of horn shaped leaves from a central trunk) (P, V)
  • Ball vine (like ivy but with odd leaf shapes) (V)
  • Cabbage-like jungle plants with large wrinkled leaves (V)
  • Fuzzy vines (thin wire coated with static grass) (S)
  • Anything I can buy from N/HO scale train setups and painted alien-ish (B)
  • Reaper figures that can be clipped and painted to be plants (B)
  • Odd trees with strange leaf shapes (onion shaped) (V) IN WORK
  • Random grass-like jungle plants (V) IN WORK
  • Stem ends from mandarin oranges (seriously, pull one off and look at it, stem towards the ground) (F)
  • Anything and everything else (VBSFP)

 

Base mounting system

  • Design and print modular tiles with bristles on top (basically, Bristle Block toys)
  • Allows mounting of all the above jungle plants
  • Fill in around plants with thinned plaster via a syringe to create the ground surfaces
Edited by Pegazus
Updated link for onion leaf to start of project subtask
  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, to start with, here's the difference between a design for the PLA printer versus what I've got for the resin printer.

 

1570999663_PLAStyleCab.png.f12c95328369a318d4673a3be1d36cd4.png

1360033849_ResinStyleCab2.png.3ce9cd9c2d7a5886a9c9c4fd832fbd49.png

1218518858_ResinStyleCab.png.c566bca86cbd1cf23f0dd60af7d8224c.png

Edited by Pegazus
  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Continued the onion leaf terrain WIP: LINK

 

But I also did a bit on one of the details. I want some dust being kicked up by the crate being dragged behind Unit 01, but don't really know how to do that realistically at that scale. Time for some experiments with cotton!

 

First step was to glue some cotton down. I used PVA (white) glue, some superglue, and gel type superglue. Maybe they do a different shape.

 

472639459_CottonDust01.thumb.JPG.93d9d7d55f6a588ec3de87209b0ff102.JPG

 

Next day I pulled off the cotton with tweezers, shaping things a bit by doing that and getting rid of most of the cotton. I only show the gel-style below, as it looked the best, but all three glues really did exactly what I wanted.

 

1117503980_CottonDust04.JPG.76049cfa68f7329e4ef1415df009d56e.JPG

 

But that's quite large for what I really wanted, so I redid the card, this time with soaking the cotton in some diluted light brown paint. I messed up the lower right hand side, as I was trying to get a small dot or line, but the toothpick spread the glue too much. Thinking I can maybe use the edge of an old knife blade to get the exact sharp edged streak I want. That's why the top left cotton is there. This time I put just a small dot on the card with the toothpick dipping into the glue.

 

1265323167_CottonDust05.JPG.34713b913a07d35413de6e33b872d857.JPG

 

Doing the same pulling of the cotton after things dried over dinner resulted in the below.

 

887727090_CottonDust06.JPG.d334a7f2a9586d49fad50af7e7336d47.JPG

 

It actually looks very light brown in real life, but doesn't look that much different here. I think what I might do is try some brown ink instead, possibly letting the cotton dry first before gluing to the card. May get a better result. But, that little tiny spot did work a lot better, so I'm hopeful I can get this work.

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Worked a bit on the vegetation front today. LINK HERE.

 

I tried working up a bit of a bristle base, something with a lot of little cylinders that I can use to stuff pieces into, and then cover up with a slurry of ground material. FreeCAD does NOT like round objects, and I'm contemplating just going with squares. I figure it will be nearly the same result as they'll only be about 0.6mm wide. That, or I can just use my full blown work machine and give up any pretense of having it available (anything I make on the company's software technically belongs to them, unless I fill out some forms and get approval and that's just not worth the time). So there's that.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've fully pressed all the leaves from the onion shaped sheet I cut out. You can see the post HERE. But what intrigues me is the UV curing light with the 3D printer resin. That's going to come in super handy. I'm also pondering what I can sculpt with it as well. Maybe some spikes, little flat shapes, squiggles, etc. I'll let my unconscious self dream up some ideas tonight and work them out over this weekend.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After fighting a recalcitrant networked hard drive all weekend, I finally managed to put in some time and details on the leg and thigh of the Gremlin. I'd worked the pelvis sometime before, so I'll toss its update in as well. I'm planning to try to assemble them properly tomorrow or Tuesday, and then on my hobby day Wednesday, I'll print it out on the resin printer to see that the details do in fact show up well enough. Might have to increase the thickness or rethink things. At this point, the details are just randomly put in as whatever I thought looked cool at the time.

 

1037281535_GremlinPelvisDetailedFront.png.0b711b568c4b761d5fcee1c5590aa590.png

892410524_GremlinPelvisDetailedBack.png.53b0ec60ed9d1ece150cc48a280a365f.png

 

1867236042_GremlinThightDetailed.png.0ee6dd0541ae3035677d1aac5bac75f4.png

2123648300_GremlinLegDetailed.png.5bc6107d1bf0b120977201b811e3770f.png

 

Forgot the foot pictures!

 

2104914292_GremlinFootDetailedFront.png.cd461412602f473896c94e47f7333f56.png

1842746039_GremlinFootDetailedBackpng.png.1f988991b18865f462eba8615e0898c5.png

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Took the day off to do some hobby stuff, and while I didn't do as much as I'd like, I did get some resin prints! Here's what I printed first. It's a full upper and lower assembly of the Gremlin and then I tossed in some accessories from the Exo Castrum kickstarter. I figure why design containers when I can grab something commerically? The hexagonal thing is supposed to be a power generator, but scale it down to fit on the basic cab platform, it's a fuel container! I also printed a mess of little square crates, again scaling them to put four of them on the platform, and they are meant to be stacked, so I could possibly do eight. Made everything hollow and put drain holes in all the containers.

 

487530898_GremlinUnit01FirstTry.png.42dfe17a891d5e1bcd977a9a429d6df4.png

 

What I got out, I can't use.

 

The legs didn't print at all. The little supports failed, and I had fiddled with them quite a bit so maybe I messed something up there. But overall, NONE of the details I've put in showed up in the cab! I have to look really close to see anything at all, and I don't really like that. It won't make for a good figure and if it isn't a good figure, it's not going to be a worthy ReaperCon entry. Here's what the cab assembly looks like.

 

IMG_5524.JPG.2e4a3dd06dc15af6a7f77cd42edfd6e6.JPG

 

Oh, and I also chipped the corner when getting it off the build plate. Now, that damage can actually add character to the piece, so I was okay with leaving it. But it's so small, and the details are pretty faint. In the picture above you can make out just a bit of the top panel and the canard panels. What to do?!

 

First thought was to double the size of the figure. However, I've got that previously printed piece, and holding it up to its eventual adversary, it didn't look good at double in my mind. At that size, it was going to be almost as big, if not bigger, than the Wight. That ruins the whole David vs Goliath vibe I'm going for. Decided to at least try 1.5X the size I originally designed.

 

Here's what is currently running in the printer.

387092829_GremlinUnit01SecondTry.png.b3d05bc957f3fc2e2895ca6aa2b62c78.png

 

Those of you with attention to detail will notice that there's not a lower assembly any more, and that there are two sets of legs. I'm trying two different ways of getting those legs out. If I lay them horizontally, it decreases the print time and maybe it'll be a bit stronger of a print since things are flat and can maybe support themselves a bit better. But I worry that some detail is just going to float away. We'll see. The other legs are upright, and flat footed. They should print fine without supports.

 

Additional lessons learned: Make the holes big! I made them 2mm, and when the print came out it looked like they'd fuzzed and become pin holes. That doesn't drain resin that well. And when I was trying to pop the containers off, it really felt like I was going to crush them. This second print does not make them hollow, and no hole needed. Since they'll be solid resin, I won't fret about damage because that'll be a much harder thing to do.

 

While the second print goes, I figure it's not a total loss. I can at least pop the prints onto the cab assembly to see what it should look like when things are bigger. I'm pretty happy with how this looks!

 

IMG_5522.JPG.54f431bb32ee0cfb55d692622fd106b9.JPG

IMG_5523.JPG.cd686a050d209d3772969c88b20c8a84.JPG

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm liking this a lot better. The little piece in the top right is the foot that broke off the standing leg while trying to pry the generator pieces off. I'm sure I can glue it back, if I wanted. I will have to see how taking the supports off goes.

 

I put the previous print on the top of the new print. The details are a lot more noticeable... but what about the size?!

 

1662198157_Gremlin01-04.thumb.JPG.5d79b4ea57929406866a283b62ffc075.JPG

 

Looks like it's still a relatively small vehicle! It's good! Even if it is just blue-tacked to the desk at this point for illustrations.

 

1108327763_Gremlin01-05.JPG.451fb882458a9814f9b590338fe19f69.JPG

 

I did realize trying to get that above shot that gluing the pelvis onto the cab assembly is going to be an issue. I can probably PLA print an assembly jig to get that aligned quick and easy. I'd hate to have to do that for the legs, since each one should be in a different position for each figure.

 

I'm also contemplating what to do with the cab assembly. It sticks really hard to the plate, and I damaged this one as well, and in the same place. I could try putting it up in the volume and adding supports under it, but I think the features on the legs have shifted with that method. I don't think printing it on edge would be that good of a solution either, but it may be what I need to do. Of course, if I keep it as the basic cab assembly, and print out 40 of them on edge at once (I'm not sure of the numbers, but you get the idea), maybe I can get enough good prints that it works. Ponder ponder ponder.

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been pondering my next steps and dealing with life, so it has been quite a month. Back at things now that I've got time off, and I've got some more plants to show off. Since these aren't vellum but just repurposed, I'm showing them in this thread.

 

First off, what do we have to play with today?

 

1866922150_2019DecAlienPlant01.JPG.8557bb7dd1510fa7d9baf88843beee42.JPG

 

Why, it's a bag of shells, dollar store nails, and some clearance Christmas florals! Now, I played with the fake plant some, and it has a lot of glitter. A lot. Might have to shoot that with some spray paint first to just control the spread of Evil™, so let's work with the fake nails first.

 

Took the largest size and played around with cutting it up. That pretty much destroyed it and made it unusable. Perhaps. I've saved the pieces, and might use them for something. But now with new knowledge, let's start with the twin of the first.

 

84087505_2019DecAlienPlant02.JPG.b512dc68ed1071f3fd8223dc47ebaa69.JPG

 

Sliced it down the middle and flattened the end.

 

1707562715_2019DecAlienPlant03.JPG.2c5743aa28b11cfe1e136507602a1626.JPG

 

Switch sides!

 

1650315867_2019DecAlienPlant04.JPG.3b36322260434dc55f3300ef9ba4bf2f.JPG

 

And glue them together in this way. Repeat with a smaller size.

 

234443766_2019DecAlienPlant05.JPG.0ea95e0208ee5dda332a65b5b838d37f.JPG

 

Then glue the smaller to the larger. I originally tried doing the smaller one on the outside curves, but they've got such different shapes that it would have popped off. So into the concave sides they go.

 

47684175_2019DecAlienPlant06.JPG.99d127f1cf857d241262ed34aca1851f.JPG

 

Now, I swear I took a picture with just the base coat of green, but it looks like I didn't. Rats. But this is what the new alien plant looks with some hastily added Golden Glow.

 

2094546845_2019DecAlienPlant07.JPG.8cae8fd0346cf88bcde2df4c963c6664.JPG1245891594_2019DecAlienPlant08.JPG.8440a7664bd8ccb58b8edbafc2cf60dd.JPG

 

Not a bad looking plant! Might try doing an angled veining next time rather than straight vertical. And I don't like how the pieces tend to hide together. If I veined to the pointed end, doing that before I glued them together, it might look better. Or maybe I just run around the edges with the lighter color. Either way, I think this will add variety. Bought two boxes, too.

 

Swinging over to the shells, I started with one type of shell, then did another while I was waiting for the first one's paint to dry.

 

1093104222_2019DecAlienPlant107.JPG.bbe12220efc8b4bdd516828e922be5ba.JPG1052418351_2019DecAlienPlant201.JPG.f85bac939ee3a7c88204ff10544edf20.JPG

 

The technique was the same on both. Take a Dremel and make the ends flat so they can stand on their own.

 

1597455428_2019DecAlienPlant108.JPG.cb0e94a684ea93b8e74dc1643a04a750.JPG212033177_2019DecAlienPlant202.JPG.1852b81da15755331b1708d759abbcee.JPG

 

Then a coat of green. Only caught a bad photo of the first shell. Man I'm bad at this photo-logging.

 

1468054630_2019DecAlienPlant109.JPG.103c7d3a23a4a67c1d9f59aea092db16.JPG

 

Then a semi-dry brushing of the yellow.

 

1809041798_2019DecAlienPlant110.JPG.e5b21fb599132033a3eff4b3560c469b.JPG209573942_2019DecAlienPlant111.JPG.878b3b624370679bd53438e3894882fe.JPG

 

1942180428_2019DecAlienPlant203.JPG.d80f0c5fb07c6dfc076699fcb62d6d81.JPG38148057_2019DecAlienPlant204.JPG.107bc98b0e9ff3937df65947c4eae0c6.JPG

 

That second one really looks like a Christmas tree, so I tried making some different veins in it. That proved to be especially difficult due to the small size. I may try highlighting just the edge of it, rather than down the middle. I probably need to add in some brown spots here and there for visual interest. But there they are, three new types of vegetation I can add. I'll mix up the paint colors for the real ones, so that I don't have a uniform green field of plants, and probably use some different streak colors such as red, purple, and brown.

  • Like 10

Share this post


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.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  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.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By HolkDiggity
      This one was for a facebook competition about color. The rules were, basically, don't worry about anything else but color. Do something different with color. I started with the idea of a dress palette of blue, teal, purple, and magenta. Once I had those colors in place, it was a matter of incorporating them in different areas of the model. I went with cotton candy roses and a galaxy print on the wings. The galaxy was a matter of stippling the dress colors (plus a bit of white) back and forth until the effect was convincing. Then I masked the body of the model and flicked a stiff brush at the wings to make star patterns. I then went back to the dress colors and stippling to blend them in a bit. This was a blast to paint, because I've never really done anything like this before.




    • By Dan S
      Greetings all!
       
      I recently undertook the task of creating several display pieces to serve as scenic backdrops when photographing my miniatures, however being the procrastinator that I am, I have instead found myself with an ever growing pile of unfinished projects.  In an effort to break this cycle I am no longer allowing myself to start new projects until my current one is complete. I figure a progress journal would be a great way to hold myself accountable, and hopefully by sharing my build process even inspire others into giving diorama building a try.
       
      Anyway, without further ado here is my current work in progress, a good old fashioned hobbit hole.  I managed to pick up a cheap and incomplete resin kit (front wall and chimney) on Ebay a while back.  I painted it about a month ago, and it has sat on my desk gathering dust ever since.  Today I finally started to put in some real work on the build.
       
      29/05/20  -  Laying the foundation.
       
      The first job was to lay the foundations of the build.  I hot glued thick polystyrene sheets to an old photo frame and then cut them to shape using a hot wire cutter.  The challenging part was then getting the front wall to fit convincingly into the hill, being an incomplete kit, the front wall was completely rectangular and just didn't look right no matter how I positioned it. To fix this, I measured out and then cut some thick card stock in to triangular sections, and then cut some thinner strips to match the wooden beams on the front of the house.  I then glued these to the house so that the walls now followed the contours of the hill more organically.  I also made some curtains using some old fabric (The original kit has holes for windows and I needed to hide the polystyrene behind them).
       
      Next I mixed up some Sculptamold and started to cover the polystyrene and base of the picture frame before adding some rocks that I had cast previously with Plaster of Paris (They are probably hard to make out in the photo, as they blend in with the white sculptamold, but once painted they should stand out nicely).  With that done I decided to call it a day, and give the sculptamold the night to fully dry before adding any paint.  And that is pretty much how I spent my Friday afternoon.
       
      Apologies for the poor picture quality, I took the photo during the evening in poor lighting with my ancient phone camera.  I'll get some better pictures up once I have something more substantial to share.


    • By silentoutsidr
      Hi Everyone,

      This is my first time sharing my miniatures step by step, and excited to do so. Hopefully I can learn some things and everyone else who views the thread will learn a bit too.
      I have been looking forward to the Starcadia board game and especially painting the minis that come with it. So first up is the Weeble alien monster. I picked it for 2 reasons, 1 because it was a simple model and I wanted to try my hand at the big eye. There are 4 total Weeble models and it took about 4-5 hours to get to the point in the last photo. I decided to mimic the illustration that came on the Weeble card in the game, so I am using a similar color scheme.

      First step was prepping the model, and removing the mold lines. 2 of the 4 models had 2 bad areas on their left fin that left gaps and a rough spot. To fix it, I tried a new method, I put a little varnish on each area. If you haven't tried it, I definitely recommend it for small gaps or trouble areas that need filled or smoothed. I put a small dab on, let it dry and done, no need to pull out the putty.

      2nd step was priming. I don't like the spray can so I use gesso. It might take a little longer, but no noxious fumes and extra space needed, just brush it on and let it dry. I just spread it thin and quick most of the time, hence the streaking in the picture. The streaking never shows on a finished mini from what I have experienced.

      3 is where the fun began for me, choosing the colors and beginning to paint. My most recent elven minis, I started experimenting with different ways to do base coating and time around I am trying a colored base that is different that the final paint layer. I'm trying this out to see if I can reduce a step in my process and still get results I like. After examining the illustration, I settled on a blue-green for the body of the Weeble, and yellow for the eye. I plan on keeping with the warm yellow highlight in the front and the cold blue / purple shadow in the back. Once I decided that, I chose my basing colors, of a dark yellow brown for the front and dark blue purple for the back.

      4 with the base shadows on the model, I started working from dark to light. I mixed up a glaze of a medium green and medium purple blue. I gradually worked up the colors with multiple layers making sure to blend the colors together where the transition occurred between them. I left the eye alone, because the dark yellow brown was perfect for the yellow eye.

      5 once I was happy with the dark colors, I moved on to my mid-tones. I mixed up glazes of yellow green for the warm light and a blue green for the cold light. I took my time on this step again applying the glazes in layers to build up the color. I decided to try reflected / bounce lighting on the model, so I applied the blue green more on top of the model and the yellow green more on the bottom. I imagine the lighting being blue white (like a daylight bulb) which results a warmer reflected light in the areas not directly hit by the blue light.

      6 after a while I moved on to the eye. I continued with painting dark to light, so I chose an orange brown for the light area and the same yellow brown and dark blue purple for the shadowed area. Again I gradually applied the glazes and blended them together.

      Overall I am pleased with the direction it is going, and it is still far from done. I having gotten to the brightest highlights or even attempted the mouth yet. After that will be the finishing touches, the green slime, and scaly lumps. In the illustration the lumps are black but I don't think black will look good, any suggestions? I was also thinking of doing a slime trail, or more drool I've not done something like that before does anyone have any suggestions in the direction? Or should I not do a slime trail or more drool?






    • By Werkrobotwerk
      I had painted a flail as a test model, and then decided to do a group since it was an easy color scheme.
      had too many tags, but it's a pillager, wolverine, flail, outlaw, and poltergeist 








    • By Rahz
      As an entry to @Glitterwolf’s painting Pandemic challenge I figured I’d try something a little different.  I printed up this scaled-down nurse from Silent Hill.  Plan is to have her with a wall that is flaking away (crackle paint is the intent here) and dirty tile floor.  
       
      a long time ago (I swore I had it bookmarked but alas...) I found a write-up by an individual who painted up some amazing veiny zombie skin using batting as a mask for the airbrush with the dark bruised colours going on first before adding the skin tone overtop.  Since I can’t find the reference, I’m going on trial and error and some fuzzy memory.  
       

       

       
      im going to have to be very careful with the cleaver as it is less than 1mm thick. 
       

      primed white and her dress was then covered with tape to minimize cleanup later. 
       

      A good vibrant purple (mix of warcolours Violet 5 and Vallejo game air alien purple). Never planned on painting a zombie purple before.  
       

       
      Then I hit it, using some batting that I teased and stretched out with Vallejo game air electric blue.  The right, her left, leg turned out better but it’s more splotchy than veiny.  I feel for the skin layer I’ll need a finer mesh (more space between) but thicker strands.  Will have to play with the batting to see what I can come up with.  
       
      Thinking of priming up a couple plastic spoons to try this on to see how things turn out before I attack her.  Hope to start some work on the base tomorrow night. 
       
      Thanks for looking.  
       
  • Who's Online   25 Members, 3 Anonymous, 36 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...