Tuesday, August 19, 2014

All for the Union...

We begin with some amazing cosplay.  Jen and Joe lead the Guardians of the Galaxy!  I thought it was a fantastic way to keep their own individual appearance, but yet look the part.  Fantastic!

And the Pillar of Light gets more details.  I have not gotten anywhere near actual highlights yet.  At this point, I am still working the middle tones.

I have done a few cursory glazes over the OSL.  This is so that I can work back into it with the next stage.

I am getting a much better sense of exactly where the highlights need to go.  It can be more complex with these kinds of surfaces which change angles rapidly.

Land Raiders, Rhinos, and other Imperial vehicles tend to have surfaces that are only horizontal or vertical.  This is certainly no box!!!

Rich was very kind to get me food for the first three days.

Justin, of Secret Weapon fame, came to the rescue not once but TWICE with critical supplies of Hardtack and mash.

Rich, Christine and Cathy, celebrating Christine Mitzuk's sale of her art in the dealer's room!  Then they crushed me at Zombie Dice, which everyone does.  Only I can roll 3 for 3 shotgun blasts on green dice three turns in a row!

Who's this?  You didn't think that there could be a GenCon series of posts with no stuffed animals, did you?

Sunday savior by Justin!  That pretty much kept me alive that day.

What the Siege Train looked like to everyone else.

What I looked like to everyone else.

And a Fantastic cosplay for Wile West Exodus!!!  Very cool!!1

A flaky kind of day

Well... since unexpected allergy attacks lead to not sleeping, I figured I would post pictures of some Mica forest bases I had begun for demoing at GenCon.

This time, I was employing the new supply of tree bark!  I really wanted to see how the leaves would look here.

You can see that some cork was interspersed as well.  And yes, the dried foliage comes into play.  I am hoping to do a small scale test of placing the Mica on the branches.

My guess is that it will involve super glue to make them stick more firmly.

It may work... it may not.  But not trying at all guarantees no success!

Big jar of Mica Flakes!!

I used both a brush and a flat sculpting tool to apply the flakes.  The idea is to get a spread of them, attempting to pick out a few individual leaves here and there.

Flakes and branches added.  Other odds and ends will be placed on these, and then it will be time for painting!