Friday, June 15, 2012

Noir Chapel Gang: Seamus and Corpse Counters

I've finally gotten around to painting some of my Red Chapel Gang for Malifaux. Seamus is finished (for now). The theme with this gang is that I want to paint them in an almost noir style, like Sin City. The only true colour on the models will be the graphic red highlights on the cloth and the red blood. I ended up highlighting the black with blue, so that did end up adding a lot more colour to the model than I had intended. It was a good exercise in blending, and I am moderately pleased with the result. It is not what I had intended, but it will be fine as a tabletop model.



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sculpted cobblestone bases

Here is a small set of bases I have sculpted for my pirate ork squad. I wanted to build a showcase set of bases sculpted from greenstuff. I used the press mold brick base tutorial I made a few months ago to create most of the stonework. I then added details like wooden planks, sewer grates, manhole covers, sidewalk, pipes, chains, and other items to spice them up a bit. These bases still need some sand added to them before they are completely finished.
40mm round base for a troll.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tutorial: Budget Miniature Photography, The effect of lighting

In the first part of Budget Miniature Photography I discussed my home photo booth and the costs of my set up. In this instalment I will show an experiment of the effect of lighting on picture quality. Just for some extra fun, I will write this in the format of a high school lab report.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tutorial: Budget Miniature Photography, My tools and costs

Miniature photography is a major aspect of hobby blogging. After all, how can you show off your great models to best effect without taking some decent pictures. Stahly's Tale of Painters had a great article on miniature photography. Unfortunately, a similar setup is out of the price range and space constraints for many hobbyists. In this multi-part series I will show my set-up and what I have learned so far. This first part will show the tools I use. In part 2 I will show some experiments with different lighting.


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