Thursday, 10 May 2012

Light tent finally up and running

A while ago I forked out a tenner on a cheap light tent from Amazon which has pretty much just sat there doing nothing. Well I finally cleared some space, assembled it and dusted off my DSLR which has been way under utilised recently.

So this is my first photo taken using a halfway decent set up (two daylight lamps, a tripod and a decent exposure).

The results

Hopefully it is a massive improvement on the iPhone pics I usually take. I need to work on the exposure a little bit and print off a decent graduated colour background as the white becomes rather stark and starts to wash out the colour on the mini but overall I am hoping it is as step in the right direction.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Corbulo pic - this one is in focus!!

I should really not post picture updates late at night taken with just my daylamp as the sole light source. A slightly better pic of Corbulo from yesterday evenings work.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Corbulo update

Most of the face and hair done this evening. A lot of blending in of tones and working out what worked best with the white armour.

Corbulo update

Sort of a "how to" post today. Although as my wife keeps telling me I would make a lousy teacher it is probably more of a "how I did this" post. My Corbulo 5th revision of paint scheme is coming along quite nicely. He has now been given a coat of satin varnish to seal in the oil wash. When working with oils it is very important to varnish your mini either side of the process as acrylics and oils do not play well with each other.

OK so I need to paint Corbulo's shoulder pad red. I could simply break out a brush and crack on but that would be far too easy :) So instead the shoulder pad is carefully masked off and the area primed with Vallejo Air Grey Primer, not the new polyurethane primer this is the standard darker grey primer. Although I have moved over to the Vallejo polyurethane primers for most work now, my Blood Angels army was already in progress before I discovered the new primers so I am keeping continuity with them.

OK masked the area.

Grey Primer

Next is the colour detail, the pad was filled with VGC Bloody Red, then a shadow along the base of VGC Bloody Red and Dark Fleshtone and a highlight along the top of Bloody Red and Hot Orange.

Then finally, carefully remove the masking tape.

Et Viola, one red shoulder pad. Next up will be face detail.