Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Terezinya - it's uploaded to CMON


It's done finally...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

C&C 54mm limited edition Tesla Trooper

This guy is very heavy
painting a 54mm is an entirely different exercise, for one thing, one drop of paint is never enough
I can get away with a lot of washing and dry brushing because of the larger surfaces
Not too happy with the OSL but I had a go... oh well.
the rest is okay, I think, I should learn to decide on what material I want to paint the parts in earlier on.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Primed, washed and a bit of skin base coat

Primed, washed and a bit of skin base coat
The wash is really to test if my prime spray is too thick, I think this time I had overdone a bit...
The skin base coat is just to make sure if her skins are smooth enough

The sword and the handle is a bit bent, but I see that happening on others too so I am not too concerned
the two skull on the sword are a bit odd, oh well...


Terezinya [Reaper] prep stage

The shipment finally arrived, to save a few bucks I had someone brought them to me instead.  Turns out the paints, being liquid, made the airport ppl cut away all the tab locks of the suitcases...

Anyway, she is the mini Terezinya (Reaper 02826) by Werner Klocke. 
Again, another beautiful mini from Werner, love his work, some issue with the face/head to body proportion as well, but I like this style

after a bit of sanding and cleaning flash lines, I need to remove section of the base
In hindsight I could have just cut into the resin base instead of cutting the metal base that come with her
but then again the left sandal really stands out now. 
I did something stupid with the pinning, I should have pinned it right at the center of her leg
oh well lesson learned 

 now there's a small gap between the mini and the base

green stuff

Done, ready for priming

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

It is now posted to CMON :)


yea I know, it's her again, I'd get around to paint new ones....

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gypsy [Freebooter] - Last set of WIP shots

  • since i probably wont have any more time for her this is might be the last few wip shots.
  • I could have done a few more fixing on the face but it is a bit late now. so from this one on i spend even more time on preping. hope these regrets and time wastes wont happen again for the next one.
  • another mistake is that the groves or inner folds are not so well painted. this has to do with the base coating stage. there are bits there that are still metal...
  • handling could have been better too. she broke off the base once an had to be glued back on, i took away too much want clearing her off the base so i had to do some almost impossible pining...
  • the inner folds of the dress could have been smoother too. same as the face preping issue.
  • as for good thing i think the eye shadow is a nice touch. the left eye is spot on i think.
  • the grey scale painting + glazing seems to work.
  • and this is going to be a gift :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Base mod - Female Fighter [Dark Sword]

From Evernote:

Base mod - Female Fighter [Dark Sword]

Hi All

This mini had been sitting in my display case for a long while, mostly because I don't like the base and don't know how to handle it.  It's a very thick solid metal base, the cloth hanging down her back makes it hard to cut, don't have a mini saw yet.
Then I had the idea of fitting it to a standard 30mm round base.

 so I started cutting away thinner part of the edge first, then worked my way in, it is about 3mm thick so I need two cuts to take away a tiny bit
really need to get around to get a saw...

Then I added some eproxy mass to the base
push the mini to the eproxy and took away the excess
so this kinda glued the mini to the base
I fitted some larger but still tiny pebbles to the edge to match with the landscape of the original base

So this is how it looks like after I had primed it with deep blue, blue is better than black coz blue is harder to see with naked eye.
So it looks okay to me now, first time I did a base with the ground level higher than the edge of the base, sort of like a raised base here.

As for the mini, I tried a new technique, while clearing flash lines (which is not a lot, good job dark sword) I cut into the 'edge' of the legs, the part where the boot join the base, so that it is easier for the wash to sink it.
the result is pretty ok,especially with the edge between the cloth and the leg on the back.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Gipsy [Freebooter] WIP update

Here is the latest shot of this very challenging mini.

呢隻要最多功夫就係佢條裙, 要幫佢條裙嘅裙傘部分一片一片咁逐一上色. 因為想油白色, 所以要由淡灰色開始, 再漸進地用更淡的灰色, 一層一層的油到接近白色. 眼見部份大概油左個半鐘. Here are the many folds of her dancing dress (i am sure there is a better name for it, will fill in later)

Edit: i think it is called a batik skirt. This is the part that requie a lot of effort. As i am painting it white i need to sucessively lighten it to white.

The next part of the challenge is the fan. I think i will wash and dry brush it as a start 下一個挑戰就佢把扇, 我諗我想用稀薄D嘅油做陰影,然後用乾掃凸出羽毛嘅感覺。

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gipsy WIP [Freebooter]

From Evernote:

Gipsy WIP [Freebooter]

Mini Facial

From Evernote:

Mini Facial

So I am now working on her, and the trouble is the face is not that smooth, so rough that it looks wrinkled. 
the picture on the left is my work, the eye is a bit lifeless too
the one on the right is the box art

So good that I had a box of milliput laying around, first time i used it
I tested played it a few times already though

problem is, the slightly yellow part is a bit dried
first time I played with it, the dough was not that juice after I added water...

so I suspect it's because of the dried outer surface
I had to take them away before I use it

see how the bit on the right doesn't look that good? a bit cracked too?

but just for show here's what I did in my first round

not much of a tutorial aye? haha

This is the finished product
Probably I should have taken some more WIP pictures in between
but let's do that next time around...

The painted version
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