Sunday, November 17, 2013

First Ravenwing bike done. Well, done enough.

When I just had these guys primed, I thought that I'd hate painting them. After I got a few different colors on them, I realized that I really, really enjoy painting them.

I know the line highlighting needs work (and yeah, I know it's not the 'best' way to do the highlights) but I'm sure it'll get better with practice.

Two more biker dudes in the Dark Vengeance box, and I should have the hang of it if I go Ravenwing crazy.

Oh, yeah- the pictures are a little wonky, too. I'm still trying to get the lighting situation sorted.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Slackadaisacal Motorscooters

Well, I've been putting off these Ravenwing bikes because, frankly, they are intimidating. But I guess I can't put off assembling this test bike much longer (I figure it will be best to do most of the highlighting after assembly).

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Apocrypha Project VIII - I Ruin a Crimson Fist

This grandson of Dorn never stood a chance. A few lessons learned-
1. Testors Ultrafine Primer is great for getting glass-smooth basecoats, but it isn't grabby enough for acrylics- see especially the edge of the base. Save it for enamels.
2. Thin that last highlight color more than you think you need to, then thin it some more. The final turquoise highlight is what ruined the model, in my opinion.
3. I need more light. I work with 2 incandescent lamps in an otherwise fairly dim room. I need some sort of fluorescent fill.
Anyway. The evidence of my incompetence-

And, the obligatory family photo to date-

Sunday, November 3, 2013

It's a Dollhouse- For My Dollies.

That's what I told my kids when they asked me what the heck I was doing.

This ruined building is made from foamcore with some model railroad ballast for dirt and debris, and the tiles are made from cardstock cut into squares. Actually, the tiles are made from the cardboard separators that they use in cases of liquor to keep the bottles from banging into each other (but let's not judge, shall we?). It's all glued together with wood glue- I prefer to use wood glue for things like this over hot glue because you get a little more time to shift things around if you don't like where you've stuck them. If you use hot glue, you pretty much have to get it right the first time.

I based this off of RubbishInRubbishOut's 'Making simple City Fight terrain' videos. It's a pleasant enough way to kill a few weekend hours.