Friday, April 30, 2010

Why your armies base colors matter?

So you have just painted probably your best mini ever.  You are so joyed and al you want to do it go to the game club and slap him down on the table for people to envy.  But wait you need to base him still.  So you have this awesome Blood Angel Captain in his bright red armour and you base him on a lava base and you realize he doesn't seem as red as before, instead he disappears into the base.  Now your prized piece is not as awesome as it was before the base.

This is the L*A*B* color system.  Colors opposite of each other will bring out the color of each other.  So back to out friends awesome Blood Angel Captain, if he had put it on a base with maybe some grass like a rocky base as long as there was some green grass it would of made his Red Captain pop out more. Or even maybe some swampy green moss or sewer water anything with a green.  Now another thing to remember is beware brown.  Brown can suck the life out of all color if you use to much.  But a good mix of that and green it good as the brown will drain the green, and the green will still empower the red.

The other side of this say you have a army with a camouflaged theme like Catachans.  You may want to have a very earthy green and brown base to hide them in it.  This can add to the overall feel and blend of the army making it ten times better looking.

Basing is a huge way to tie your army together.  On top of that thew potential to making your army's color pop more is astounding.  So when you decide what color scheme you want, you should then think of how your going to base them.  

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Finals is a hell

So I have been pile down by finals, but tomorrow I have all day to work on my cathedral so expect pictures later tomorrow.  I have figure out how to manipulate foam board to my liking, so it is going to go smoother tomorrow.  

Friday, April 16, 2010

Typhus Commission

So my roommate wanted me to paint him a Typhus for his birthday, so I did and I figured I would post pictures up here of the result.

So I started to also work on my Cathedral for my display board and have the towers started.  Later tonight I will probably update again with pictures of my floor plan and what I have done so far.  Once again comments on are welcome on the paint job.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Rhino Conversion WIP!!

Well this is my first test at my Death company rhino conversions.  This rhino was traded to me build and painted, so that made the process harder.  But it was my first one so I didn't mind sacrificing it for the trial.  

So I basically had to cut and pry the Rhino door off and then cut out the inner door to make room for the Death Company model.  After I got that done I took the door piece and cut it down the center and curving down.  I places a mock marine in there for now for spacing purposes.  Next I will carve v like marks along the cut to making it look more like a chainsword cut through it.  I will have more WIP pictures up in a couple days as next I work on the top hatch.  

So any comments are welcome, bash me if you want.  This is my first major work with converting and green stuff so any feed back is welcome!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Design Project Final and Commission banners

So for my design final I had to get a client to give me a design and color tolerance.  I talk to my local store worker Bishop and for him I will be paint a Dark Angel banner.  Yes it's a little off topic of Blood Angels, but I have a personal opinion of Codex post in the works coming.  So he chose for me to recreate the Sacred Standard of Devastation.  I have to make 3 8x10 versions for my class, but then I will make a 18x24 for him.  Then I will need to find a way to get the cloth for it and cut it.  If I enjoy doing this I may see about doing some commission banner work in the future.