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Thursday, November 14, 2013

WIP: Sleeping Chibi Base & Farewell Finecast

Didn't have a lot of time this week, so this'll be a short one ;)  I did the preliminary wash above with the colors you'll see after the jump...


Then I went nuts with a bunch of washes of various colors to give all that grey some tonal variation and shape.
 I used the colors below. Don't wait for each layer to dry either as the messy blending will help it look more natural.
That's all for this week. On another note, you may have heard that Finecast is being phased out. Now I didn't hate it, but it did have it's issues. While being lightweight and nice for conversions, the casting wasn't consistent enough to be worth the price. Also, just last week I discovered this waiting for me in my display case:
I painted him up a year ago. His banner used to look like this:
Now, you might wonder "Why would you store it near a heat source?" I didn't. The banner warped under it's own weight, just sitting in the display case in a climate controlled house -_-  Though I won't be dancing on it's grave, I can't claim that I will miss it either. How do you feel about the final days of Finecast?

Next Post: WIPs of the Charity mini I have been working on that will be available for bidding on eBay starting November 25th! I found some more cool blogs this week and added them to the blog roll. Also, stop by The Prodigal Player as he has a bunch of them featured on his site too that I haven't yet added to mine. Thanks for surfing by, hit me with any questions, comments or critiques and as always, remember; you can't spell paint without a little pain.

6 comments:

  1. Yikes, that's not a good outcome for that. Mine's still in is box as I haven't got around to it, will have to be careful when I do.

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    1. Well, at least you can replace the pole with plasticard or brass rod knowing what will happen ;)

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  2. Thats looking good Zab, try to concept,I like the burnt tree on the bottom left pic particulary, I guess as its quite big you dont want to have too much contrast, I know the biggest thing I learnt was being hit by 10 Balls CONTRAST HAMMER. Being new to the mini world I do know that GW products are up there with cost you would have thought the quality would be there too ( I mean they look great but dont last ay)

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    1. Thanks! There is still a lot to do on the base once the OSL is done. MORE CONTRAST, MOAR!!!!! :P

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  3. Awesome, awesome, awesome! The stone really turned out looking natural, and I love all the little flames. Top notch!

    As far as the finecast goes, I steered clear for the most part but I will say the bare handful of eldar finecast I picked up were all more or less devoid of defects and painted up nicely. Still didn't much care for the softer material they used, much prefer the harder (albeit more brittle) resin that FW uses. Won't be sorry to see it go!

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    1. Thanks man. I hear ya. Dear Finecast, don't let the door hit ya where the dog shoulda bit ya...

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