Greetings all! I'm back again, and unfortunately due to uni work I don't have too much to show at the moment. I have, however, taken on a pair of model commissions so expect to see some work in progress photos of those quite soon. I also received this in the post today, it's a base from Black Swan Miniatures, courtesy of the Mengel Miniatures painting competition that I mentioned a few weeks ago. It's a really beautiful casting, far better quality than nearly anything I've ever experienced, and I'm very much looking forward to getting a model on it and painting it - expect a full review when that happens!
I know I've already said that the brewery was fully built, but that wasn't quite true. I still had to finish off the piping on the roof, which I've now done using Pizza Hut straws (which have bendy parts, unlike McDonalds straws) - and I'm pretty pleased with how it's turned out!
Hello all, I'm sorry about how long it's taken me to post this! I've had a really busy time these past few weeks, and to top it off, I also lost internet connection for a few days. Still, I'm back now and have some pretty big news to tell you... after the read more break! First, I want to show you something I created on Photoshop the other day to fit in with part of the background for Infamy, the Brown Note Gun - I'm really pleased with it, but what do you think?
Since I showed some sketches in my last post, I've been working on another piece of Infamy scenery that I'd mentioned, the brewery. I'll be putting up a rough tutorial at some point soon, but here are some work in progress photos. As you can see, the basic structure of the building is made out of a cat food box and a tin can, which was once home to some mushy peas.
This is certainly following on quite quickly from my last post, but I thought I'd share some sketches I made for some Infamy terrain - there's a factory building on top, and a warehouse below. I haven't got the materials to make these yet, but I should be able to start in about two weeks.
Once again, more work in progress photos of Uncle John to show you! I've not had as much time to work on him as I'd have liked over the past week, but today I managed to squeeze in enough to finish of the face - and I'm really pleased with the results, especially the stubble (it was ridiculously hard to make his chin look right).
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.
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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