Friday, 31 August 2012
Here its as assmebled and painted - and not a moment too soon. This build has been incredibly frustrating - awful part fit, glue not sticking and a bunch of other gripes that i won't go in to as i don't want to wind meself up. So, its built and apinted then. The instructions would have it that its a dark grey, but one look at the DVD and its clearly metallic. Whether that's one of the few instances in the film that's true to Wells' book or not i duuno, but i was happy to go that way. I used "Moonland Sand" spray paint for the basecoat, as i've had it laying around since i did my Blade Runner blaster years back. On top of that i've drybrushed gunmetal and silver very sparingly. As i say, kinda fed up with the build - and i've still the base to do. Hearts not in that at all.
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Some of you may remember that back at Christmas (!) i started on the GW Zombie Dragon, turning him into a Nurgle beastie. I've very unfairly been ignoring him since i got to the detail stage, but figure i really should get him done. Right from the off, i thought the base for him far too big and figured it'd be nice to have a keeper for him on there and i initally had in mind someone like the Rancor keepr in "Return Of The Jedi". So a few days ago i had a trawl round the 'Bay and also on the Collectors section of Games Workshop to look for something similar. That turned up zilch, but i did find this fella:
Monday, 27 August 2012
Sunday, 26 August 2012
Told a guy at work, who's a gamer, that my son is starting to get in to Warhammer and has chosen Orcs for his army. And he very kindly gave him these 40K, which means SF versions, figures. My son loves them, even though he won't be playing the 40K game and i'm pretty impressed by the casting and detail of the figures, considering they're not special items - just from a bog-standard box set. My son says we should paint three each, so these are the one's i'll be doing. I wouldn't normally be painting Games Workshop Orks as i don't like them, but what the hey. I've started here on the base skin colour - much, much brighter than i'd normally be going with, but its just a bit of fun.
Okay, filled in the front hole and so time for a recap. So, left to right, which is rear to front, we have: some nozzles from who knows where, they're joined to a Bionicles lid, which is attached to the main shape, which is a salad bowl thingy, into the top hole i've stuck a tupperware pot, which fitted just right, and on to that, a clear hempisphere. Over it all is a bunch of kit bits, Plasticard, Go-Fasta stripes and sticky jewels. The silver sticky jewels at the very front i was going to remove after painting, figuring the now bare clear plastic could be cockpit windows. But, with a coat of primer on i quite like as is - a sort of studded detail. So that's where i am at the moment. Been mulling over colours for it. Was going for red but thought it might look like a nod to Red Dwarf, so instead i'm going orange with yellow striping - again to envoke the 70's look. Certainly not green - looking straight down at it from above, the chubbiness and back to front wings make it an awful lot like Thunderbird 2.
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Came out a lot better than i'd hoped for. Simulating her insides bursting out with light was going to be a tough job but, courtesy of my wife's light off her bike,its intense enough a beam to wash everything out and give sort of the effect i was after.
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Getting really good now:
Next up, pic out all the wounds and exposed flesh in, er, flesh:
Monday, 20 August 2012
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Thursday, 16 August 2012
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
... part fit for the mandibles being rubbish, glue not working well with the plastic and everything too delicate to handle. Glad i've passed the primer stage. Here's the two sub-assemblies. I've base-coated them with Moonlight Sand, a colour i've had since i did my Blade Runner blaster years and years ago. Over that i've drybrushed Boltgun Metal and, more sparingly, Mithril Silver. Next up - add the lenses:
Monday, 13 August 2012
Saturday, 11 August 2012
Two things that are great about turning 50: A fantastic holiday, and folk being VERY generous with money gifts. I'm getting through the dosh quite quickly right now, but the only model-related things i've spent it on is is the WOTW Tripod and, as of yesterday, i've ordered the whacking great Great Unclean One form Forge World:
Two big boxes were waiting when we got back from our hols. The biggest held the colossal chess board for the figures, along with four new pieces: