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After much inactivity I have been working on some stuff....
Here are a few photos of my recent paint jobs, all still in progress. Many thanks to Tommie Soule from Golem painting studio who gave me the advice to take pictures with the lights all off to focus the light all on the mini. It worked a treat although I got a bit of grain I will play about with the technique. The photos are good enough for WIP ones on this occassion luckily.
Grey Matter Figures "In The Shadows" rat bust I sculpted a while back. Thought it was about time I painted something I sculpted so here it is so far - still got one side of the face to do the strap of the eyepatch, a little tidy up, sort the teeth out and do the gloss varnish on the eye, nose and mouth area. I am looking into geting a plinth for this one. See post above for a possible plan/idea.
Ork Big Mek by Games Workshop. Went for the Bad Moon scheme. I have some other ork models to - a boss some boyz, a defcopter and a trukk. Will probably do this lot in a similiar scheme and sell it on ebay when I ve had my fun. This is still in progress obviously, just the lens on the photo not done (I actually redid this last night after photos.) Tommie gave me some advice on painting Sky earth effect on it and painted a 2d example for me, kind of ran out of time doing it around his place and when I got back I thought I'd try a normal jewel effect. I managed to get it looking smooth from a distance, but it still looks a little bit chalky up close. I have the pack to finish and some cabling on his arm and of course pinning and glueing it all together and starting on the base work. I have a CD size diorama base in progress for it as well.
Oh and did I mention I went through about 5 brushes doing this work? only the number 5 has retained any kind of rough point. The rest have hooked. some have split off. Two of these are windsor and newton cotman brushes. Hmmmm........ I might post a photo of the state they are in next time.
dfb. woohoo for some photos in my WIP at last.
That rat looks pretty creepy! Some good sculpting work there.
The ork is looking rather decent too - I'm curious to see how this lens comes out, even if you did only go with the basic 'jewel' effect.
A bit of a shame on the brush front. I thought Windsor and Newton brushes were supposed to be pretty decent?
The windsor and newton brushes I have are "Cotman" ones. Not sure how they rate within their range but I have no invested in some kolinsky sable Rosemary brushes, so we will see how they fare.
More pics soon - been working on a glowing kind of effect for the orks pack and will probably post a picture of my sculpt to.
I highly recommend the W&N sable brushes. Most excellent, and you won't have the "hooking" effect. The cotmans are nice, but not as good. The sables are a tad pricier, but not so bad if you know where to look, and they are superior.
Thanks for the brush advice. All in all I wouldnt say the cotmans are nice at all, they didn't last 5 minutes literally within one model they are useless. I have invested in some Rosemary Kolinsky Sable brushes which are nicely prices at around £3 mark.
Here's some shots of my Ork Warboss by the way, not sure if I posted them yet in this forum....
I really like these models, can't wait to see the finished product.