I did this figure to illustrate something that I want to do with the painting DVD's.
Many of you will notice that the color scheme on this former VASA faction miniature resembles a certain chapter of space marines.
Since we are not using any GW figures for our painting DVD's, I didn't want to leave people out in the wilderness who would ask us questions such as "How did you paint that Space Wolf", or "What did you use on that Blood Angel to make that red?"
Where possible, I will try to include figures such as this, where it would be possible for people to extrapolate this color scheme onto something like a Space Wolf. The colors are all the same... it's simply where you put them that is a bit different! :-)
I am really trying to cover all the bases for the upcoming Kickstarter, which is why it has not gone up yet. However, at some point on Friday (or the wee hours on Saturday) I will be submitting some kind of proposal to Kickstarter. I will let you know as soon as I know if I get the OK from them!
I have been driving myself crazy in this attempt to cover all the bases... to make the perfect Kickstarter right out of the box. I realize now that this is impossible, since there are far too many unknowns. Besides, Kickstarters that you see now are very dynamic, with all sorts of updates and extras being added almost daily, if not hourly!
Another thing that has delayed me is the desire to do as much of the video work as possible before I even start this thing. Again, that sort of runs contrary to the whole purpose! Kickstarter is supposed to supply me with the tools that I need, not the other way around.
Still, you probably all know by now that I am super obsessive about preparation and training. I don't want to have to wait until the end of January just to think about getting vital equipment. It would be much better if I could secure some of it right away, or at least a "tide me over" version of it, so that I could be 100% ready to go when I have the funds to get the 'real' equipment.
This is a very long, rambling way for me to ask all you loyal Wappellians who are interested in this project if any of you would want to participate in a "Beta" version of the DVD's. Since the earliest practical delivery date on the first DVD's would be in late April, I was wondering if some folks might want to get some earlier versions of certain titles.
The idea is to get enough equipment to put out some test DVD's that could be purchased by interested painters. You would get to see the DVD's many months before the final ones are released, and your feedback would help make those final 'end products' much better.
Those who would do this early contribution would get a complimentary final version when those are ready, plus some kind of "I'm a Loyal Wappelllian" or "Beta Wappellian" gift.
If something is going to have my name on it, I want it to be the best darn thing I can make. Since film making is an entirely new thing for me, it is going to be an arduous quest to make sure the final product helps people as much as our in person classes have done..
So, Tomorrow I am going to try and do a post that will give contact information for me, although you can always reach me on facebook.. James Wappel.
Should you want to be a Beta Tester for this project, and help me blast through this initial wall, I will try to make it worth your while. I was even thinking of putting early contributors names on the credits, or some kind of "special thanks". Jon and Marty have already earned theirs!
I really want this to reach its potential. Right now, I am getting a bit frustrated by these initial limitations. Even now, I am starting at a half finished orc warboss from Raging Heroes that is the first video. I shot the initial basecoating part, and now I have to do the rest of the shading, tinting, etc.
To turn him into something I can work with in terms of actual film, I need a few more items.