Monday, 4 May 2015

70mm Mean Machine - armed

About done with Mean's robotic arm. I've deliberately gone for totally different colours to Dredd for it, to make him stand out a bit more when alongside ol' Chinface, and i've gone nice and rusty for the same reason and to imply this a Cursed Earth cobbled together sort of affair.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Quick updates

Couple of quick updates for you today:
The "eyes" of the Blitzspear are done in a gold, ditto the canopy. I did have it in bronze but it didn't look quite right.
And, to show that i'm not neglecting him, progress on my Mean Machine - next step is put in the teeth, tone back the reds, then do the dial and eye lens.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Seth the Blitzspear - metals

Going through the metallics with the Blitzspear:
Pic (1) - basecoated in Games Workshops Gun Metal
Pic (2) - heavy wash with their Nuln Oil
Pic (3) - drybrushed with the Gun metal, then some silver over that. Going to wait and see how things look when the weatherings done before deciding if it needs more.
Oh, and i've also picked out the "eyes" and canopy in brown ready for the gold and bronze i'll be using on them - have found you get a much better finish with a brown undercoat

Friday, 24 April 2015

Seth the Blitzspear - leaping forward

Pic (1) Right, the Blitzspear is done and has gone through the Grey Primer/White Primer/Yellow basecoat stages.
Thoughts turn now to the what to do next. It obviously has wasp-like black stripes, but what about the rest of it?
Pic (2) Being a B&W strip, colour reference pics are hard to come by but, luckily, that stunning tale that Chris Weston did came to the rescue, with some brilliant reference shots.
And this is becoming my bible for the rest of the project - gunmetal where Chris put it, gold for the "eyes" and a goldy/brassy shade for the canopy.
Oh, no black stripes on the rear section though - i hadn't cut in guide panel lines like i did for the fore section as i was using Kevin O'Neils version for the build, and his doesn't have them.
Pic (3) And here's where i am at today - black stripes on and gunmetal to go on next.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

70mm Mean Machine - priming

I can crack right on with Mean as, just like before, clean-up is a bare minimum on these lovely cast pieces - just a wee bit of flashing and that's it.
You can see i've kept the claws for his artificial arm on their for the washing in soapy water - no way would they be found again after a soaking.
Detail is stunning as usual - just llok at that face and detail on the mechanical parts!
Assembly was a doodle, just snip the claws off, superglue them into the perfect fit recesses and, just like Dredd and Fear, i'm only Blu Tacing the rest for the priming stage as i can remove them for ease of painting and then i'll glue them at the very end.
The last photo of the totally armless fella really shows how Dark World Creations have nailed the fella, with the huge wide shoulders and chest on the regular sized legs.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

70mm Mean Machine

Apeing (ha!) "20001: A Space Odyssey", Judge Fear welcomes his new display cabinet neighbour