Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I Put My Hand Up On Your Hip...

 ...and when I dip you dip we dip!

My first attempts at using Army Builder "dip" for speed-shading models. (Above image is the "before" shot!) It seems to go on awfully thick, which may be the result of my using a year-old can. But for a control freak like me, I can easily see the "pools" of shade that have formed on some models becoming a problem. Just look at the tip of the mace/flail of the guy in front. I did actually try to dab it to get some off, but apparently it had already settled a few minutes later. Maybe I can paint it bright red to look like blood. Hmm...

Here's another view. We'll see how these guys look with a coat of matt varnish, but I may end up painting the dip on with a brush rather than the traditional method.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WarpLoque's Sir Ragnar/Bedevere Reunited with HeroQuest!

When I first saw this guy on Warploque's site, I knew I had to use him as Sir Bedevere from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. He's just about done, barring some metal details and finishing up the base.

I tried to make the bottom of his robe a little dirty with a wash of devlan mud to gribbly him up a bit.

I also finally managed to finish HeroQuest's wizard character, which was a lot of fun to do. Pretty slavish devotion to the original card art, but I think he fits in with his formerly completed compatriots well enough.

And here's Sir Ragnar, as he'll be used in games of HeroQuest, with the four warriors.