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- Step By Step: Painting a Predator
- Using the 'Shaded Basecoat' Technique to paint Saurus warriors
- Step By Step armor for Tomb Kings Horsemen
- Step by Step painting of a Gamezone Cold One
- Painting a marble and tile flying base
- How I photograph my miniatures: A window into my photo booth
Saturday, June 9, 2012
I have said it many times, and will say it again. Ilyad really had it right with their resin figures. You don't get any kind of distortion that is so prevalent nowadays, and very few, if any, air bubbles. They also do not have to be power washed for 3 hours just to get some primer to stick on them. :-) Sorry if that sounds a bit cranky! I have had to deal with lots of substandard casts lately... as in the last year.
I just finished off these two figures...
That sounds like the sort of mischief Chaos would be up to, wouldn't it?
What makes this squad unique is the shoulder pads, which I spent a good deal of time sculpting. :-) I used brown stuff, which keeps its edge quite nicely.
Her are some shots of the squad as a whole:
Another patented WIP image that illustrated the concept of starting with very light colors and shading darker:
This project dates back to the "Golden Era" of dioramas, circa 2004-2005. As I progressed with my various dioramas, the miniatures themselves became more elaborate. For instance, the Planesphere which I created for Meliador's calculations.
Since I have been a huge fan of astronomy for as long as I can remember, this might just be my favorite diorama of all time. :-)
The overall structure was done with sculpey. Here are a few overall shots with the minis:
Now a shot of Meliador himself:
And for some close ups on the Planesphere, which was also made from Sculpey:
I have some exterior images that show the copper roof, the column, stairway and alcoves:
These images show the floor design, which was inspired by a very old section of the Museum of Science and Industry here in Chicago. There is a giant pendulum that hangs from the ceiling, and it keeps time as it swings over a large sun dialesque design on the floor.
Here are a few more close ups of Meliador inside the Observatory: