This is one of those models that I seem to be quite focussed on finishing off. Here's another picture of Uncle John, you can see that I've finished off the coat now and have moved onto painting the face. At the moment I've done all of the shading and painted the eyes, so next up I'll be applying the highlights. I've never painted such a large face before, it's actually really challenging as all of the shades and highlights need to be smoothly blended.
it's not been long since I first showed Uncle John on here, but since then I've made a great deal of progress on him - I've now finished his shirt and cravat, his waistcoat, and I've got a good bit done on his coat as well! I'm really enjoying painting this model, it's actually the first bust I've ever painted, so I'm enjoying being able to try something new and a bit unusual.
In my last post I showed you one of the models I got at Figureworld last week - expect another update on him soon, perhaps later today, as I've made a lot of progress on him recently. In the meantime though, I've got a few pictures from the event itself to post, starting off with the three Holmses. I had a chance to meet James, the mad/genius mind behind Infamy Miniatures (a great person, by the way, and incredibly friendly), and we ended up taking a comparison shot of my Sherlock model, the studio model, and another that he happened to have with him as well.
As I mentioned in my last post, last weekend was Figureworld 2014 - it was my first time going and I really enjoyed it. I'll be putting the pictures on the blog's Facebook page soon, but in the meantime I want to show you one of the models I got there. A small while ago, Infamy Miniatures ran an Uncle John painting challenge, but I didn't notice it at the time. So I ended up coming back from the event with an Uncle John bust (cheers James :D!), which I've now assembled. This is also the first time I'll have used a proper wooden plinth on a model, so I'm really excited to see how he turns out.
Short on the tail of Mr Holmes last time, I've now finished work on the Ork I've been painting recently. So it's time to share the final photos of him on here before I pass him over to my client (my girlfriend), and be adding him to the gallery within the next few days - I'll post the link here when I have. I'm really pleased with how he's turned out, given that he's the first Ork I've painted in quite a while!
Just in time for the Infamy Miniatures Kickstarter the other day, I managed to finish off Mr Holmes - and I'm really pleased with how he's turned out! The only remaining details to paint were the metal areas, the glass containers on his back, and a few other details such as the hair and leather straps. I've also added him to the gallery for those who want to take a look here.
I thought I'd put the picture of the Ork first this time - he hasn't had much time in the spotlight recently. I've finished painting the yellow on him this week, and I'm relatively pleased with the results. The yellow's still not perfect, but it's better than many of my previous attempts. I'm now onto painting the metal areas, which I think should probably be quite dark and rusty, before finishing off the final details (and handing him over to my girlfriend Jas of course).
Oddly enough, this isn't one of my usual posts about the models that I'm working on at the moment - instead it's about you guys! I don't get very many comments on the blog at the moment, which is something I'm trying to work on, and I figured that you might actually be interested to know how many of there you are that read the blog (a figure I'm really rather proud of)!
My name is Chris Nelson, I'm a hobbyist. I started around eight years ago with Lord of the Rings as my first system, however I prefer painting to gaming.
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