Thursday, June 30, 2016

Halftime Highlights

Progress is progress and always preferable to no progress. So says the glass-half-full crowd. The opposing camp, being less charitable, wonders why FD's bearded devils are taking so damned long to complete.


Painting time's been somewhat limited lately. Even so, I hope to finish before the snow flies ;-).

The next step in the process is complete. All the highlights are done. Now come washes to establish the shadows (the shaded part of James Wappel's shaded basecoat method).

Mold-seams magically appear,  requiring  remedial action
Lattice pattern on kilts needs special attention
Some pink is added to the vertical portion of the kilt

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Block Party

Too late for a Paint Table Saturday post, the next step on FD's Bearded Devils is done. All the colors are blocked in. As with Bael and Ashratu, Reaper Cinnamon Red and Vallejo Vermilion are the stars of the show. The fluorescent orange beards are a new wrinkle.

My technique borrows heavily from painting guru James Wappel. He advocates getting all the base colors in place straight away and that's what I've done here. It really helps to see how (and, for that matter, if ) all the colors relate to one another.

When watching Wappel's videos his speed is enough to make a plodder such as myself feel ill. Suffice it to say that it took me a while to advance these three to this point.

Next step: work on the highlights. Onward.

It seems that while Mortal Arrow is no longer FD's distributor, they're still selling whatever stock they have on hand. At last check there was some neat stuff remaining.