Thursday, 31 January 2013
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Some more progress for you today. Here we have all six legs now on:
Monday, 28 January 2013
So, thought it best to do two figures at a time, as that way it won't turn into a slog, and these are the first two:
Sunday, 27 January 2013
My son's Orc & Goblin army is gaining pace now, and he's nice and busy building and painting. I thought i'd help him out with the heavy duty side of things, so i've bought and will build these beasties. As usual with GW, the photo's don't really do the sculpts justice, in this case they look far, far too comedy:
Saturday, 26 January 2013
Friday, 25 January 2013
Starting off then, i gave all the figures that were still in their brown plastic a coat of Grey Primer. That made them easier to see and to help choose who i'd use and who i'd not. The Good - this bunch:
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Really don't know why i'm showing this first pic. It's of the ship in its basecoat of Vallejo "Grey Blue", which is a lovely, deep moody blue - but the bright daylight on the day i took it washed it right out:
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Sunday, 20 January 2013
Friday, 18 January 2013
I've just watched the Doctor Who tale "The Deadly Assassin" for the first time since its transmission back in '76. I remember two things about it from back then: (1) Not liking it because there were no spaceships or aliens in it, just a bunch of old Thesp's wandering round in dodgy makeup, (2) Being very disturbed by the Master in it. Not only by his hideous visage, but that it wasn't (and couldn't be) Roger Delgado. Looking at it now, its a terrific story and that makeup is just as horrendous as i remember it. I mean, really, thats pushing it for a kids show now, let alone back then:
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Been a while since i've updated this as its been a bit of a slog to do all six legs, so i've found it best to do one at a time and come back to it. Reason it being a slog is - hopefully you'll be able to make this out - that each leg comprises two parts (which needed Aralditing for extra strength,and that takes a while to set) and then two brass etch parts, the serrated shape at the end of the leg and the bracket in the middle that a cable will go through. Each one of those brackets had to be bent round to make the open box shape you see here and then glued in place with Superglue. That works okay - except the Superglue took ages to set on this type of resin. As i say, a slog. But, here we go with one side done and i'm getting all enthused - does look very bug-like now doesn't it?
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Again another project unfairly pushed to one side when something new comes along, here it is done. It went pretty well, and i'm happy with the additional Nurglins up top, the only tricky bit was what to do with the side and mouth of the barrel - how do you replicate souls turning around and around, whipped up into an energy that is then unleashed? Decided to go with: drybrush White over the Grey Primer, wash with Dark Red, drybrush with White again, wash with Tamiya Clear Red, drybrush with White again, then a very watered down Clear Read over the top. Then lots of Gloss Varnish.
Monday, 14 January 2013
So, here's the last of the details put on, and i've kept the donor parts to those from the bits box Mark kindly gave me.
Saturday, 12 January 2013
Had a real good time painting these fellas up - this is why i like Nurgle over anything else. Here they are with their skinjobs done, plus you can see i've blocked in colours on other areas, just so i have a refernce point. This one is my least favourite: