Sunday, September 13, 2015

Tufts for your BONES

These Reaper BONES figures are a nice example of how a slightly different base can make the same figure (even with similar colors), a bit different.

I used two different sets of Gamers Grass on these, just a slight variation in color.  The form on the left is a green/reddish brown combination.

This view shows how much that change in color effects the way you see the coat.  The green looks that much darker against the lighter, more reddish brown.

You can see that I even painted the rocks differently.  The base on the right it done with lighter colors, with the shadow parts of the surface having a touch of green included.

The more I examine these images, the more I notice how a choice in foliage can have such a dramatic impact on the figure.  I had to take these side by side images for you to see this as well.

Once again, another example of the dark base/dark foliage next to the light base/light foliage sample.

You can get the Gamers Grass at Kings Hobby and Games.

Holy Order in the Heavens

Here's a slightly different version of Sircan Nura, as I get her ready to lead the Holy Order in the next titanic struggle!

This time around, I went with darker set of robes which would allow me to do a little nebula effect.

I wanted it to contrast with the reddish nebula effects which were done on my Dark Council robes.  They represent "The Enemy" to the Holy Order of Man, an ancient threat that was in existence long before mankind.

The Relic weapons still glow blue, which was another reason I wanted the darker robes.  This way, I could more easily reflect the glow onto the robes than the earlier version with white robes.

I also wanted to see what she would look like on a different backdrop than the standard blue white fade.  The new photo booth really is a big help, since I can control the intensity of the lights so much easier!!!