Monday, May 30, 2005

Update

I did some NMM work on the Legionnaire's axe head, as well as the gold parts of his robe & armour.



I probably should start something else now that I seem to have the impulse to paint. This is the other mini I got from the most recent Miniature Exchange (along with the Mousling). I'm not familiar with the game it's from but it looks like some sort of medieval/technological hybrid soldier. The downside is that I'm not super inspired by it :^/

Friday, May 27, 2005

Armor-All

So I'm again trying to do "NMM" (Non-Metallic Metal) to simulate shiny metal surfaces using only regular paint. My initial attempt, the Emperor Haghendorf's gold livery, went quite well. This time I'm trying to create the effect on the steel plate armour of my Black Legionnaire. It looks a little sloppy right now, I admit I'm letting my blending smoothness slip a little while I concentrate on getting the overall look right.


Close-up shots:
 

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

I think he's done...

I put on a push this evening and finished my Mousling. I really just had to highlight some of his hat and gear, so it wasn't much of a "push"... I also added some freehand decoration to make his accordion look more interesting. He's posted on CoolMiniOrNot here, response has been quite positive so far.



I fixed his eyes after having another look at my reference pics. The single point highlight looks much better.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Mousling... almost done!

I'm just about done this little guy, I have to put the finishing touches on his hat and accoutrements and he'll be ready for the display case! Gotta love Italian seasoning mix - instant foresty leaf litter basing material which costs nothing! For best results, however, each piece should be glued on individually:



I'm not quite sure the gleam in his eyes looks right, but mouse eyes are solid black and I'm not sure how better to depict shiny black spheres. Easy enough to fix at any rate.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Brief Update

It doesn't feel like I've had much time to paint lately. But my mousling is coming along nicely, he's looking quite "rustic":



Also, the Black Legionnaire looks much better in a darker indigo colour: