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Here are some teaser pics of a Heirophant by Forge World that we've been working on:
The model is on a large base made from (of all things) a clock face backing. It has a metal rod for support.
Vallejo Bone White and Gory Red figure into the color scheme, though the latter is muted down with subsequent layers. And a layer of GW chestnut ink in some fleshy areas.
This project came to us mostly assembled, just a few arms off. We washed the model thoroughly. Turns out resin models need that or they will not take primer/paint. Using a diligent automotive primer is a must. This model was primed white as a base and then given a glaze based on Vallejo black. There are about five layers of transluscent glazes on it which gives that insectoid look. As each layer dries, new layers are "bled" in. It's important to time this right, not too dry and not too wet.
The stones on the base are made from hard styrofoam, which cannot be primed as the primer will "eat" the styrofoam, so they have a base layer of regular paint put on before the primer.
This is not quite done, it needs some touchup and the base needs desert savannah foliage. Stay tuned.
This model was done by Jon Gentry. He and his wife moved up from St. George Utah so he could work here at Blue Table.
PS- Now taking commissions! <plug>
We only have one spot open in the first week of August and we're down to three openings in the second week.
Our schedule is pretty open for the weeks beyond that.
Blue Table Painting -- Because you deserve quality!
It looks incredible. Just incredible
Wow.. that's cool. :shifty: Like the paintjob and the colorscheme is fantastic.
By day he fought with sword and shield.....
By night he fought with pen and parchment.....
He was....The Warrior Poet.......
Fear the ANZAC Clan!!!!!
ORDER OF THE SHADOWY FLAME!!!
Do you have uber micro...????
Really cool. I so have to get one of those. I really think those colours work well together and alot of work obviously went into it and it paid off. It also lloks like the Hierophant can be given a base without it being to unbelievably big, were the legs bent ot get it onto the base.
I have to be honost, alot of the stuff i see from blue table painting doesnt really tickle my fancy but this monster is amazing, you get big kudos for that big ant. Really great job guys.
Joe Peshi (lone wolf) kill tally:Lash Sorcerer, Ghazkull, Yriel, Termi Libby, Vulkan.
Hafta admit after reading the Bluetable post about commissioned painting I thought you guys were pretty full of yourselves but after seeing this piece I'm convinced. Great work.
First of all, thanks you to everyone who was kind enough to post a compliment.
We sincerely appreciate the time you took to post them.
Now, to (hopefully) cover a few comments and/or questions.If it matters, the base isn't finished yet. Hopefully, once we get that savannah foliage on there, it'll look complete. Bases this large are tricky. You need to find a comfortable balance between attractive and distracting. You definitely want to put enough on the base to help accentuate the model but, with too much, it can easily distract from the actual mini.But if i was to pick one thing i didn't like, it'd be the base. Its not the right size, and looks rushed. But no one will be looking at the base ever!This entire model is resin. There was no bending involved. It just "fits."were the legs bent ot get it onto the base.Wow! Really?Hafta admit after reading the Bluetable post about commissioned painting I thought you guys were pretty full of yourselves but after seeing this piece I'm convinced. Great work.
I can tell you that this is definitely NOT BTP's intent. Shawn (the owner) is one of the most modest people I've ever met. He's confident and comfortable in his abilities, no mistake about it... He's very conscious, however, about how his message comes across.
In fact, it's one trait that he insists on from every BTP employee.
The post you're referring to was an attempt to educate and share things we've realized about the miniatures commission market. What we'd love to see is a common ground where everyone with an interest in minis can see two of them and, instead of comparing both at face value, will see and understand the differences in each. Instead of comparing each to the other, you can compare each -individually- to what the market says they *should* be for that price... Kind of a "Kelly Blue Book" for miniatures, if you will.
Can I ask you a favor, Howser?
Would you PM or email me? I'd really like to know what it was about that post that seemed that way. Our (public relations) goal is to be friendly, helpful and confident. Anything otherwise is something we want to find a way to defeat.
Thanks again, everyone, for (both) looking and replying. We love to see the comments you have.
More to come!
If it matters, the base isn't finished yet. Hopefully, once we get that savannah foliage on there, it'll look complete. Bases this large are tricky. You need to find a comfortable balance between attractive and distracting. You definitely want to put enough on the base to help accentuate the model but, with too much, it can easily distract from the actual mini.
If you want a tip for the base you cover the rocks with matt varnish. It will make the more realistic as rocks usually aren't that shiny. A difference even if it's only slight between a model an it's base goes a long way to distinguishing the model itself and it also allows the base to complement the model but not dominate it, which of course is why the base is there.:w00t:
One question? The base itself, what is it, a piece of wood or something else?
Last edited by Leech; July 28th, 2006 at 17:57.