dinsdag 27 december 2011

Dark Elf Sorceress, and updates

I got a quick job for a friend, to do a Dark Elf sorceress for an upcoming tournament. I accepted the job, in between the Arachnarok Spider, a start on a new project, loads of schoolwork, but it was worth it. I always intended to do this model for myself at some point, but this was a good an opportunity as any. Now the thing was to do a 'quick 'n dirty' job, but I couldn't help myself on doing a bit better than that, and still do it in a day and a half. I really like the end result, and hope you too:

Like I said, I have also been working on the Arachnarok Spider a wee bit, nothing too fancy, just a few layers on the carapache. Still needs tons of work...

aaaaand....here are also some WIP pics from a new project I started to work on a while ago, mainly in concept. I will not yet tel what the all-out idea is gonna be (well, it's gonna be something with Terminators, that's obvious), but rest assured that I will be getting some reactions along the line of: "Hey, but that is not even possible in the rules," or "That unit does not even have the option for that gear..." To them I say: Does it look cool? Then shut up!

woensdag 7 december 2011

Arachnarok Spider, Work in Progress, part 1

One of my latest commissions for the Winged Brush Co. is the Arachnarok Spider. Here's a model my girlfriend really freaks about when she sees it, so when I'm not working on it, I have to cover it up so  as not to startle her :D

Now, in most cases, a model like this will be done in a tabletop manner, as most people only have such model because they need it in their army. Not so in this case.
Here, the customer demanded a much higher quality of painting, somthing he could put into his display cabinet and drool over :P
I make it no secret that I am not too fond of doing such big models in this quality. But as I started to work this week on the big spider, I was happily surprised to find the model a small joy to work on.
There are some nice little details, and even the 'big' work has earned my devotion.

This week I started on the fleshy underparts of the spider. I wanted to begin with the carapache, but I figured that I would smear a lot on that when I would work on the underbelly, especially where the legs meet the body. I was right, and was glad I changed plans.

Now I just need to blacken the carapache where I painted on, and get going with those parts.

maandag 5 december 2011

Skaven Chieftain

I promised to put up some pics of the Skaven Chieftain I did for a painting competitonin Zwolle. I am glad to say I won 2nd place in Fantasy with that model. I also entered the Death Korps model I used at GD Germany, and won first place in Scifi with that. Got some cool prizes.