Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Another Banner day

Yes, another Imperial Fist.  Banner time.  The design is a compilation of previous freehand on vehicles, shoulder pads, and so on.

Since the embroidered look is all the rage now, I thought I would do a little bit of that on the opposite side of the banner.  Lots of empty space, and it can get pretty boring if you don't put something there.

However, it is always a balance between going nuts and keeping it calm, especially when the figure is all yellow.  Still very fun, though. ;-)

Osprey vs Eagle

Now this is something that I hadn't thought of.  All the while I was painting the Osprey video, I kept thinking about how different it was to paint that mini as an eagle.

So, I dug through my Lord of the Rings army box and found Gwaihir!  I set up the lights really quick so I could snap some side by side bird action.

Obviously I carved the saddle from Gwaihir, but that aside, it is very neat how all the different markings and colors play out on the wings, etc.

The eagle version was definitely easier to paint, since it was more about coloration than actual markings like the Osprey.

All those markings on the ends of the feathers on the Osprey drove me a little nuts, but it was still worth it. :-)

The view from above...

You can really see the differences in this view.  So many white feathers!

I did have a blast dropping this rather unfortunate disciple of Sauron on this base!