Friday, April 27, 2007

NEWS: Archives fixed

The archives are up and running finally.

That's them on the right.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Army Blog Update

Scorched Archive is a new 40k resource created by Andy Pearson. He has some good ideas and really wants to create an article based community for hobbyists to share tips, techniques and thoughts with the hobby community.

I was invited to participate and will be double posting my tip/technique articles there -- but have moved the army blog, chronicling my (attempt to) return to the gaming table, over to the SA web site. The first post is up now and provides some background on the project.

Hobbyists: keep your eyes on this Web site; good things will come of it.

Friday, April 13, 2007

After entering in the Relic painting competition I was inspired to try another model -- this one is for a local competition. Everyone has one month to paint this bad boy; he's due the first Sunday in May. I'm probably 75-80% finished already but want some suggestions on the force staff.

I've tried to do source lighting again -- not object source (OSL) -- and highlighted the armour as though the light were slightly forward and on his left side. When I get him in to the photo box this effect should show up better. It is most visible on his pointing arm where it's nearly black except for the light blue on the top.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

I am finally ready to call this model finished.... for now. There are still a lot of things I would like to change, and I may still add some blood and gore, but I'm rather satisfied with the end result.

For a first run with Non Metal Metallics (yes, the yellow bits are supposed to be gold) I'm more than satisfied. My NMM steel could be a bit better but I'm sure it will get there with practice.

I had considered selling this one -- but I don't think that I will be able to part with him for awhile. For now he's going to sit upon my shelf.
This is the final image I'm using for the Relic painting competition. Once voting is up I'll get a link to the page -- although I think that it's going to be a very, very tight competition. I am quite pleased with the result and am glad to be able to set this guy aside for awhile. If it weren't for the competition I'm sure I would have cut more corners and settled for less -- as it is this will be a piece I'm glad to see on my shelf for awhile.