Friday, May 24, 2013

Rivet Wars at the CMON Expo!

Ted Terranova, the creator of Rivet Wars, was kind enough to allow me to use some of his images that he took at CMON Expo last weekend.  Here we have a few of the images he snapped of the sample Rivet Wars figures I painted for the kickstarter.

It was very interesting to see them in a new context after a few months!

Some Blighter vehicles...

And then there were these shots!  Don't they look nifty in this terrain?!

So cool!

Ted did a great photography job on these :-)

Here is something fun as well, a dice tower!

There were lots of intro games going for Rivet Wars... here are a few images to give you an idea what it looks like.

It is very fast paced, and quite deadly.

It also looks great.

I was bummed that I didn't get a chance to try it out.  Perhaps next time around...

The cards are filled with Ted's fantastic artwork!

An there he is on the left!  Ted is a great guy, and you will enjoy his game... he's worked very hard on it, and continues to do so.  Many thanks to Ted for allowing me to try out Z Brush on his setup this Monday.  What a fantastic program.  It made me very jealous!  It has some incredible possibilities.  Ted has certainly done some great things with it!

More of Painting with fire: The Rothand Studios Golem rises!!

OK!  Sorry for the delay, folks.  It's been one of those types of days.

Anyway, I don't think I have ever shown any pictures of mixing the Secret Weapon pigments together, so I snapped a few as I was doing some final work on the Lava Beast!!

You can see that the lighter greens have a distinctly different color temperature...

Which will make a difference when they are each mixed with the black to make an ashen look to the outer ends of the hands, shoulders, etc.

Once I had each mix set, I brushed it on to the ends of the fingers, shoulder spikes, and the base.

I also used some of the black to darken down some areas that I thought should not have any lava cracks showing through...

I shot some pictures on a neutral grey background.  Here is one of them.

This set was done on white.  Since my grey background is much larger than the white, I was able to get some different angles.  In this post, I will use the white backdrop, and show the grey set tomorrow...

This guy really is massive.  The base is 100 x 100mm square.

He is very solid, however, so you won't have to worry about him breaking! :-)

I think you could use this as a K'addai Destroyer in a pinch.

I will also try to get some size comparison shots for you tomorrow!

So, if you want to get your hands on this, go see the good folks at Rothand Studios... and check out their kickstarter!

It ain't easy being green

This classic Reaper Miniatures troll is the figure for the "Painting orc and goblin flesh" video.

It had a nice variety of surfaces, and gave me the opportunity to do what I needed in order to show how to get a better variety of skin tones.

My goal is to help people get beyond green, followed by brown wash. :-)  With a little bit of color temperature shifts, you can get a wide range of colors, making your greenskins more intersting... be they grots or nobs!

I had fun painting this guy, and I am pretty sure you will too!