Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Andrea Menhom conversionA quick update on the progression of the second figure for the Warden of the Tower dio. Sculpting of the cloak and hood is now finished and I jumped straight into the painting. Leaving him at this stage.
Friday, 19 July 2013
The base has progressed a little this week with the stone steps being rendered in Jo Sonja acrylics. The marble pillar has had a coat of matt varnish followed by a semi opaque spray of very dark (near black) orange to tie the flagstones in with the pillar as I felt the oil finish with the sonjas lacked harmony.
The Gatekeeper himself turns out to be not alone in the tower! I have decided to add another figure ascending the stairs and after running through a few choices I went for the Andrea 54mm Menhom Dark Shadow as I felt he could be envisioned as gliding silently up the stairs.
I am in the process of making a few changes to the figure, losing the helmet and shield and covering him in a hooded cloak in a grim reaper style.
Progress so far
Saturday, 6 July 2013
Roman Officer & Germanic Warrior
Nocturna 70mm vignetteAnother WIP added to the workbench and more Noctura figures, I have a thing for these at the moment it seems. This is going to be a two figure vignette on separate bases which will join to make a single piece.
Using a compound mitre saw I have cut up a couple of wood blocks at the same angle that fit nice and neatly together. The German will take the high ground and be bearing down on the Roman from out of the cover of the forest. This will probably take over as my next work to see through to completion as it seems to be the thing most occupying my mind at the moment.
Here's the first sessions work. Looks a little raw.
And now after some shading using oils through the airbrush.
Still a fair amount of work to do on this, finding it hard and slow work but hopefully I'll be happy with it in the end.