Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Light, Crisp, Refreshing

Two blog posts in one week, stop the presses!

Here are two vending machines that I sculpted. On the right is a modern vending machine and on the right is a "retro" version that would be good for pulp or PA. As always, these are for sale. I'll be doing a few more pieces like this for 15mm street/interior furniture.

I have a dream. That I will be able to build a furnish a 15mm sci fi complex without having to scratch build every piece of furniture.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Robots... When Robots Attack

Here are a couple of 15mm pulp style robots I sculpted today. These could be useful for any sort of retro space game or a certain unnamed post apocalyptic universe. These greens are for sale with full repo rights. Just let me know if you are interested and leave your email in the comments section and I'll get in touch with you to discuss(I'll delete the comment as soon as I contact you).

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Pedagogical Techniques

Ask and you shall receive dear readers. I'm devoting this post to my painting technique fore my Dystopian Wars painting technique. Here is picture of one of my painted and rigged battleships. I was bestowed one of the highest nerd honours last week when my FLGS offered a place in their display case for my DW fleet.

This is the first blog post that uses a photograph taken in my new photobooth. My pictures are getting better, but as they do, they are revealing the painting mistakes that the poorer photos hide.

Without further ado here is the recipe for my quick and easy DW paint scheme.

Prime White

  • Basecoat with Vallejo Model Colour German Beige Camo.
  • Wash with GW Devlan Mud(the thicker the better).
  • When dry, paint the panels with German Beige Camo leaving the areas around the rivets and seams darker.
  • Pick out the hard edges and the gunwales with Vallejo Model Colour Iraqi Sand.

  • Basecoatwith Vellejo Model colour Mahogony Sand.
  • Wash with GW Devlan Mud.
  • Drybrush with 50/50 mix of VMC Ochre Brown and Saddle Brown
  • Lightly drybrush with 50/50 mix of the above mixture with Iraqi Sand

  • Windows were just filled in with VMC Deep Sky Blue
  • Metal was done with basecoat metal(GW Tin Bitz, Bolgun Metal, Etc), washed with Devlan Mud and highlighted with GW Chainmail.

I hope that helps. Its dead easy and makes a good, quick result.

Stay tuned. I photographed my process for rigging and should be releasing a tutorial soon.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cardiff Steamer

coming out from the other side of the application season, I finally got some serious painting. I succumbed to the new hotness at the local store here in Cardiff and bought a fleet for Dystopian Wars. Being the token Yank at the store I had to go for the FSA. It was convenient that they were my favourite models of the whole range. The figures are a joy to paint. I really can't compliment them enough. Spartan is really showing us the future of miniature making. I think the process of designing figures on CAD and having them 3D printed had finally matured where it can create models that are superior to more old fashion methods.

I'm really pleased with how these turned out, with the devlin mud adding a grungy feel. I went the extra mile and added a mast and some rigging. I think it adds a certain je ne sais quoi to the models. I have two battleships and some aircraft left to paint and then I'll be ready to enforce the Monroe doctrine at the barrel of a gun!