Monday, March 26, 2007

Transparent

I picked up a couple of these clear plastic boxes at Michael's Crafts the other day. Dirt cheap of course, thanks to overseas sweatshop labour and lax environmental controls :(





As you can see they make pretty decent single-miniature display boxes. A couple of sheets of foamcore were used to raise the mini's base, all held together with double-sided tape.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Banzai!

I was originally going to paint my helicopter chick here up with a big British flag on her battle knickers, it seemed fitting for a steampunk character. But the general anime style of her pose and hair changed my mind, so I redirected her nationality a bit. Later in the process she'll have a rising sun motif on her torso. I wish I'd given her a katana though...



Oh, and I can already tell the helicopter is going to be a pain in the ass to paint.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Eine Symphonie des Grauens! GRAUENS! Hahahahaha!

Count Orlok
28 mm






Finished! And I'm really happy with how he turned out, he looks truly cruel and menacing. He's posted on CMON here.




On a slightly tangential note,
I'd just like to take this opportunity to pay a little tribute to my girlfriend, who on more than one occasion has had to eat dinner with me at my coffee table, because my dining table looked like this:



And she's never complained. Thanks, baby, you're the best! Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Sunday, March 11, 2007

In Progress

  

I think Count Orlok himself is essentially done. The castle arch is made from three layers of black foamcore board, faced with stone-wall-patterned polystyrene sheet. The inside of the arch is covered in greenstuff epoxy, and I'll add the arch stones and the ground texture with epoxy as well.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

In Progress



Smooth transitions on black or grey are hard - the human eye notices very subtle changes in brightness without colour to distract it. But I think I've done okay so far.


Steampunk Flyer
28 mm




This mini should have wings. But I didn't like them much. I think she looks better with a few modifications... Including some retro-technological stylings.