Monday, March 10, 2014

We can do it!!! Raging Heroes Toughest Girls of the Galaxy!

OK everyone!  With the update official from Raging Heroes, it is time to meet Tania, one of the Toughest Girls in the Galaxy!!!

You don't want to mess with any of these girls.  Get out of line around Mimi, and she will put you in your place.

There are some fun details that you won't see in the classic war poster :-)  The robotic arm is a very nice touch!  

What's very nice about this is the solid nature of the pieces, even though it is a dynamic pose, and not heavy looking at all.  Raging Heroes' design team works very hard to make sure that joints are easy to adhere, and strong.

Next up... Mimi.

Striding along...

This was always a fun miniature to paint.  Lots of opportunities for subtle color changes, as usual.

If I can locate any old images of the last time I painted him (that would be over 10 years ago), I would be very curious to see the comparison between then and now.

He is also here:

Working hard

Here are a few quick shots that I took as I was working on the recent Victoria miniatures.  You have seen the finished results, but not the more interesting tandem techniques of Shaded Basecoat and Glazing.

Those of you familiar with the Shaded Basecoat know that the idea is to apply the first layers as rapidly as possible, working from the middle tones up to the highlights.

I don't pay much attention to 'staying in the lines', as you can see :-)

It's all about setting the stage for those eventual glazes.

It goes for freehand as well, such as the plaid.

Yes, for the bases as well.  At this point, I am starting to add those glazes.  I may put 3-8 layers of glaze on a given area.  That's not always just to darken it... that can be for tinting as well.

The tinting in the glazing stage is what makes those simpler, lighter colors work in the Shaded Basecoat stage.

More glazing... more tinting.

Just about finished.  You have already seen the completed pics.  I added a few Secret Weapon weathering powders to the bases and to the figures themselves.