Saturday, September 29, 2012
I came with the idea of making this mini diorama when i was ordering latest white dwarf and then i ve been thinking about what else should i add to the basket as it seemed stupid to me to order just WD and nothing else so i added this chaos terminator lord to the basket to satisfy my need to spend some money.
Base it self is going to be grey rock covered in snow while krieg ll have realy huge brutal looking blood trail behind him. I hope i ll be able to give this scene atmospehere at least closing to the vision inside my head, but if not then nothing happen as im quite shure i ll enjoy painting this does not matter what;-) I have to think about the base a bit more as i know its missing somethink and hopefuly i ll start painting this fun fun fun project by tommorow. Thanks for reading guys and see you soon. Oh, actualy very soon as i ll have to announce the winner of the painted chaos chosen giveaway in following days. See you then and i wish our chaos giveaway competitors good luck!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
I started with black undercoat as i wanted to have model clean before i ll start working on it. Then followed grey highlight over most of the upper model model parts to add white highlight to most exposed parts. With model preshaded like this i gave it coat of vma fire red to create nicely shaded surface. It took some time as i ve been softening colour transitions and added one more fine highlight of vma scarlet red. Rest of the painting was rutine. Added chiping with mix of black/brown colour, oil washed rivets, painted the details, add pigments around exhaust and little bit of dust pigments around the tracks and thats it. Ressult is not perfect and im not happy with some details, but as i received model allready painted i could not do much with few extra layers of paint in fine receses. Anyway i hope customer ll be happy with the look of "refined" model and i ll be given oportunity to take care about rest of his sisters of battle vehicles. Let me know your opinon, do you think this commision is worth 25USD? Thanks for reading and see you by the next pieces.
Monday, September 17, 2012
|My photo setup|
As you can see on first picture my setup is pretty simple, using box i sprayed in black and some gradient i printed out as a background. You can use any stand for your miniatures but here you can see home made spining wheel i use when making video showcase. If you are thinking is made from dvd case and two dvds then you are right and i think its pretty obvious how to build one for yourself so i dont think its neceseary to write about that.
As a light source i use standart desk lamp with daylight bulb covered by napking or four napkins(it depends)to disperse and soften the light. Be careful if you ll try this and dont leave your lamp turned on with napkins on it for too long if you dont want to set your home on fire;-)
Third importantant thing you ll need is some kind of stand for your camera as you dont want to take pictures with shaking hands so for this purpose that big can of vallejo water effects serve really well.
|Aprox curves setting|
|Best low end camera i found for miniature photography|
Hope this gave you idea how i take pictures and possibly help some of you out with your own pictures. Thanks for reading and see you soon as im having unexpected holiday and ll problably paint few models!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
However lets get back to giveaway, if you like the models...thats the first assumption, and you want the models for your collection(ah thats the second one)you must do two things. First one is to have a look to the right sidebar of this blog and found the follow button and subscribe to this blog. The second and last thing to do is to comment on this post stating you want the models. 1st of october(or around that date) i ll randomly chose one of you and announce the winner. Then winner will have to contact me and tell me his delivery adress, but we ll talk about that later when we will know the winner. Please note im SHIPPING FOR FREE only to EU&RUSSIA + US, if you live elsewhere then i am sorry, but i cant afford that. Its simple as that, i hope somebodey ll want these models and i wish you nice weekned. Thanks for reading!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Anyway i like how red on this miniature turnde out as i tried to preshade model for first time over black undercoat with white and then started aplying reds from darker tones(vma fire red)and moving my airbrush above the miniature with brighter red(scarlet red) to finish highlighting with almost orange red(light red). Same approach like everytime i paint space marines miniatures but preshading model with white colour helped me a lot to achieve desired level of shading. I might do a step by step guide while i ll be working on more pieces but its a really easy way to make your miniature decently shaded. What a shame i did not tried this earlier:-/
Anyway thanks for reading and hope you like my first chsm testing piece.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Maybe you are wondering what am i going to do with various chaos starter set miniatures painted in different schemes...well i ve been thinking about it and after the job ll be done i might giveaway couple of them to my blog followers!;-) Yes this ll cost me a bit as i live in country with most expensive postage on northen hemisphere of earth but i think it ll be a nice way to say thanks to followers of this little painting diary watching my pregression with paint and brushes;-) I have quite bussy week ahead of me, but i hope i should have finished first pieces by the weekend. See you then and thanks for reading!;-)
Sunday, September 2, 2012
After i painted space wolves razorback last month and received very positive feedback i decided to do a discount comission offer for painting rhinos/razorbacks this month. I received question from the customer asking if i could repaint allready painted models in state as shown on the picture. I never tried somethink like this before and when i saw brush strokes all over the models i tought this ll be hard. However i agreed, explaining i can do this, however i can not guarantee ressult. Customer agreed, models came by post and i started working on repainting these razorbacks to grey knights colour scheme. The main issue i had with them during repainting is that they are sprayed by cheap hobby store spray and vallejo colours are creating small crackles while applied on this surface even afer the models received two coats of grey primer. However customers request was to bring these to table top quality and i hope i succeed achieving this goal. What a pitty i had to give models two coats of varnish becouse paintjob was very fragile on this non ideal basecoat and could be scratched off by finger nail, and model lost its shiny effect the model air steel color usually gives, but at least painting is now durable and as i tested on the back door it can not be scratched off and should whitstand normal handling. Repainted two of these so far and another two just landed on my table right now as customer was excited about how his models can look like and bringed me the next batch i had to paint during today as i want to jump right on to the new chaos models as soon as the postman with package appear at my door. Thanks for reading and see you by next update, most probably containing new 6ed starter set content!;-)