Monday, November 21, 2011

Perfect Spot for a Picnic

Ok she is finally finished!  This is quite a large diorama so it was pretty difficult to take pictures of. My little Nikon D40 doesn't have a macro lens yet so it didn't know what to focus on.  
Here is a list of what was used:
Steampunk Dorothy, Steampunk Jen Hailey, Malifaux Mobil Toolkit & Brass Arachnid, Kings of War Zombies, & Lovecraft Tombstones from Ebay. 

I originally envisioned this piece a little more comical but it actually turned out pretty dark. My original idea was to have the copper bot waving the blanket behind him as he ran over to the spot to lay it down but the blanket was really too large and would block off a large portion of the scene when viewed from certain angles.  So I tried a few different options one being the blanket still half rolled up and spilling onto the grass. That didn't work for me either as I made it too thick and it just looked out of place.  But luckily I was happy with my third try.  I made it a little smaller and a thinner. 
The gravestones were painted like any other stone with some green washes and a little standard green grass flock to represent moss. The dirt is a dark earth pigment mixed with sand, plaster, and water effects and let set over night.
Hopefully the little story i'm trying to tell with this is showing because it would suck if it wasn't.  I know I have my own story in my head but I will let you fill in the blanks.
Here is the link to CMON I could use some voting love over there.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Steampunk Jen - WIP

Figure 2 of my newest project is almost done. Here is the final WIP picture before I do all the touch ups needed.

Also for those interested in pairing up these two figures here they are side by side, They pair up pretty well the only issue I have is that the head on the SP Jen figure is much larger than the SP Dorothy.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Steampunk Dorothy - WIP

Here is a little taste of the first figure in a 4+ figure diorama that i'm currently working on which will include Steampunk girls, robots and zombies.....
Normally I would say you could get your own here -->Steampunk Dorothy  But they are sold out at this moment.
I have a bit more touch ups to do but she is pretty much finished.    Sorry I didn't get more angles but the photos came out blurry and I think my eyes were blurry from all the tiny touch ups I had already done.
Now it's onto the next Steampunk Girl....

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Suicide Queen and Rollo

New mini is finished! Suicide Queen and Rollo by Soda Pop miniatures.
Now I don't know what I was thinking going from 54mm to a tiny 30mm  I know Soda Pop Minis are smaller than average and I should have known better.  Looking at my photos i'm mad about all the stuff I messed up and the paint that chipped when I put her on the base.  I also had major problems at the end taking Rollo off his peg and smashing 2 out of 4 feet with complete removal of one of them. So I had to sculpt some new ones and hope for the best.   Maybe I should rename him Stumpy.
Overall i'm pretty happy with her as she looks great in person. I'm also looking forward to the rules for Relic Knights to come out, as it stands I should have enough painted minis to play already.

I've just added her over at CMON and she needs a little love.  I always find the ratings on cmon interesting especially when I compare it to other ratings.  I find it very interesting that my Soda Pop minis get lower ratings than my other minis with one exception.  It makes me examine what a high rated mini looks like and what mine is missing from that example.