Friday, 28 October 2016

Terrain swatches

Anyone every done this?

I highly recommend it for trying out new techniques! The pieces are kappa foam (high density foamboard/foamcore), I pressed the detail in by hand - the blocks, cracks, patterns and indents. Really easy.

Stick it to a bit of card and then practice different colour schemes. I wrote the technique beside each swatch as I went along.

On show here are basecoats, drybrushes and washes. Some didn't work, but that's why it's an experiment!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Afterlife by Anvil Industry - Ephraim Bolivar "the Mechanic"

This guy has a real comic book manga feel to him, the muscles immediately reminded me of Colossus from the X-Men.

He's described as a weapons developer, obviously a little mad who likes to test out his creations in the field. With that in mind I went for a simple metallic colour scheme. The white casing on the leg power assist rig is brand new - no damage to the paintwork, yet.

Anvil have already stated their intent to expand the Crane Corporation line next year, I hope we see some one off mechanical abominations to take to the field with this guy.

Pick him up here -

Here's the next Afterlife unit I'll be painting up soon... (started ages ago).

Monday, 3 October 2016

Heroic conversion parts... rescued from the depths

Should really get these cast up don't you think, scaled for grim dark.

Sculpted a while ago but for one reason or another didn't make it into the Anvil casting schedule. Lets try again...