Awesome to see you getting back to the bench my friend!! Always good to get away and get the creative juices flowing again from time to time! The little dude is looking excellent! Lovely metal work happening!! Keep those fire lit at the bench!!
Hi fellas, I gave the sword some Humbrol metal paint, from dark to light, the mightest one can be polished once dry. I then applied two washes, first a burnt umber one, followed by an ultramarine blue one.
Post by kaytermarram on Sept 25, 2015 12:12:35 GMT -5
Great work so far, Guy! The figure looks like a Northman hero, afraid of nothing. Very good figure, top paintjob. Only thing I would add is a bit more dirt (fingernails sculpted? Here dirt could look cool!) Shields weathering is extraordinaire, perfect. You have aimed high. And hit the nail!
Post by kaytermarram on Sept 28, 2015 14:03:30 GMT -5
When doing blood, not overdo it (the shield soaked in red looks cool, but is maybe a bit unrealistic. Or you make a Base covered with fallen enemies, harhar!) So some kind of elder and newer blood spotches should look fine. And arrows (maybe one broken?). Reminds me on a Samurai Zombie I always wanted to do, looking like Pinhead: Covered with a minimum of 20 arrows from breast to feet...
I met a guy who makes very good bases when I visited the last expo in Cheb. They look very good and theyre made from hard wood (similar to yours).
If you need an adress, I can find it out for you.
And: theyre cheap. Medium size like yours shown here ca. 3€ each depending on the size (instead of 6€ or above elsewhere). The bigger, the more costs of course, but even XXL bases he had have a very reasonable price you dont find very often.
Last Edit: Nov 2, 2015 12:36:05 GMT -5 by tigrazor
Today was a good day for Mr. Viking, I've applied more paint to the belts (leather texture, let's call it an attempt), I painted the buckles, brushed more shadows and highlights onto the sleeves, highlighted the details of the helmet, and the axe was given more metal effect.
Once the leather parts dry I will apply satin varnish here and there, and to create worn and polished leather I will use a bit of graphite to them.
Tomorrow I will glue the finished sword to the belt, and the shield will be completed with a couple of arrows.
Best regards ! AG.
Last Edit: Nov 3, 2015 17:49:11 GMT -5 by armorguy