Guilt Fueled Hobby Update

I have finally gotten some painting in this week. I haven’t had a chance to work on any hobby stuff since I made my post on cleaning Shapeways models.

 These CyMS models have been glaring at me from my painting desk for weeks. “Finish us”, they plead.

These CyMS models have been glaring at me from my painting desk for weeks. “Finish us”, they plead.

The guilt finally got to me and so I sat down last night and got some work done, here are some progress shots:

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And finally:

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It’s pretty rough - I feel very out of practice - but it’s a start. I took a “Painting Black” class at GenCon this year and wanted to reinforce some of the lessons learned. I tried to make the different clothing materials stand out my making the leather more shiny. I think I could do a little better differentiating the shirt from the jacket, perhaps with a slight glaze of a warm color on the shirt. I’m pretty happy with the contrast of the boots and leggings.

Soon we will have metal prototypes of our first 2 factions which we will be painting meticulously for promotional photographs and our Kickstarter video. I will need to be on point for that!

A note on my wet palette

The Redgrass wet palette is amazing, by the way. I put out all the colors for the 4 models a month ago when I started base-coating, then I put the lid on and forgot all about it. Last night I opened it up and was able to use most of the paint just by mixing in little water. It is embarrassing to admit that I left things in that state but you deserve to know about this palette :)

What do you think of the paint job?