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.

10 comments:

  1. fantastic WIPS Finch. I thoroughly enjoy looking at your WIP postings, so please do keep them coming; especially when your initial layering matches my finished minis. Terrific stuff.

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  2. just seeing the base colours down like this does give a great overall feel for the miniature. I tend to work on one section at a time, but the more I think about it the more I like this approach.

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    1. It does indicate early on whether a planned color scheme actually looks good. In this case the workability of the orange beards was confirmed (IMO anyway) and the original color for the polearm hafts was changed.

      The tassels on the polearms offered a good spot for some of the faded pink seen on Bael and Ashratu. I wondered if this was a mistake as they were also a candidate for a splash of something more intense. After seeing everything in place though, it seems best not to compete with that fluorescent orange.

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  3. At this base colours only stage, the minis already have a thematic feel to them. Nice progress! I think I've painted all the base colours on a mini before but not too often for some reason. Maybe I should trying doing it more often.

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    1. Thank you, sir. I can't knock your method. (I'd look pretty foolish based on your consistently fantastic results.) I can say that treating a mini as a whole, rather than a collection of discrete parts, works for me.

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  4. Finch,

    I looked for a way to privately contact you but couldn't find it....

    I was wondering if you still had your Jubilex mini and if you could be persuaded to sell it :) ?

    If you have any interest my email is: revjwh@yahoo.com

    Thank you - your minis are fantastic!

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    1. Hi, JWH. I'm pleased you like my work. Thank you.

      Jubilex will remain in my collection and is not for sale.

      Hopefully Brett from Fractured Dimensions will make the mini available again soon. Mr. Navarro's best work IMHO. It would be a shame if it never again sees the light of day.

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