Saturday, May 11, 2013

A base to stand on

Here are the two bases for the Brunhildes on horseback.  These were made with my usual carved sculpey technique.  This is also be the subject of a Kickstarter Video :-)

My first layer was a very simple brown, using that craft paint you have been watching me use in recent weeks.  I then took some of the GW 'dry' paints and started to mix those in, utilizing a bit of drybrushing...

More drybrushing, making sure to vary the hues from greens to reddish yellows.  I also marked out which of the tile pattern would be white.

Now for some actual color!  Continuing with the same Empire-esque color theme I have been using all along, I made some red accent tiles.

I did a little bit of lighter shading on the tiles... the red in particular.  I mixed in some vomit brown to do that.

My favorite part... doing the glazing and shading!  I put a few sepia tones, a black, and a concrete from Secret Weapon.

Using my beat up liner brushes, I carefully placed selective glazes on certain areas to darken them.  Don't be afraid to wipe away excess wash/glaze with your finger or a paper towel.  It can create a very nice random staining effect!

I didn't try to go for my darkest darks the first time around.  I did 2-4 layers of glazing where I needed things to be darkest.  You can see that I started to add a few cracks as well.

Now you can really see the cracks, as I did some subtle highlighting on them.

I will add static grass and other flock once the minis have been attached.  I hate it when the sculpey dust that I am drilling out for the pins gets caught in the static grass!!

Riding into town in style...

Here is the most recent offering from Raging Heroes.  The amazing Brunhilde on horseback!

This is one of the set ups for the figure, with the helmet and shield.  It all goes together very well for a nice hunk of metal. Everything is very solid, and it fits nicely on a standard cavalry base (a post later tonight on those bases!).

All of the details are finely rendered, which is the norm for Raging Heroes.  Obviously, a nice dynamic pose!

These will be among the figures used for the Painting NMM Videos... Gold, Bronze, Copper, etc.

Not to forget the other way you can have your Brunhilde, we have the banner bearer version.  Very nice!  The joint where the banner meets the figure is great to a long pin, which means that it will be very stable.  You can see I used one of the other head options, of which there are four, I believe.

So, I am going to have some serious fun painting these!  I already painted the foot version:

Now you know why I chose this for the gold NMM. :-)