Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Prince Harry, Nurgle style

OK, more from the archives.  This is a Demon Prince and herald combo, shown here in a few work in progress images.  Here they are prior to painting...

And then some views of shaded basecoat, just as it was done on the Plague Hulk

You can see all those preliminary color transitions a bit better here than on the plague hulk.  The surfaces are a little less obscured.  Just like the other figure, I had a basic olive green that would be mixed with a variety of lighter colors.  For instance, you can see that I mixed sky blue in some areas, and yellow in others.

I mixed a magenta in some places, a brown in others, and even a pinkish flesh tone.  That's what made these pieces so fun!

I also have some step by step images of the painting of the bases for both other miniatures, so I think that will be the next post!  Until then, enjoy this Nurgly goodness. :-)

Stonehaven Miniatures: Rockin' Alec Stormwind Bard

OK folks!  Here's another very fun dwarf character from the Stonehaven Miniatures kickstarter.  This time it's Alec Stormwind, and he knows how to rock!

He's comin' to your village, gonna sing you a mining saga.

Sorry about that.  It is pretty neat to see a dwarf bard.  I am pretty sure I have never seen one before...  Very cool!

Get ready for a jam session!

The second rank takes aim... some more SE-NMM training

Now I am getting deeper into the second rank, and that means some of the standing figures.  There's a bit of a difference in the armor, so some changes in the approach to the SE-NMM will be necessary.

This is a little more practice in this technique before I develop the NMM DVD's using those Urban Mammoth figures.

Here are some views of how he fits with the unit as a whole...

At this stage, it is nice to see how the bases are starting to mesh with the movement tray.

I had to do the movement tray colors "blind" in a manner of speaking, making assumptions on what each part of the tray would look like (the individual bases) before they were ever painted.

This is where the shaded basecoat method helps.  I took the same lighter colors, and then tinted and shaded them all darker with glazes.  This meant that I could color match by sight, instead of relying on pre-set color mixes that I could either forget, or run out of the colors themselves...

More to come!!!