Friday, March 30, 2012

Old Japanese Man Bust

More progress on the Old Japanese Man bust. The skin is starting to smooth out and I've added shadows to the cloth. The white cloth only has a base coat of grey. I want to smooth out the skin and add more contrast - and add some highlights to the kimonos.

I might also try my hand at adding a flower to the headband... but I'm not sure yet.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Japanese Bust WIP

Fresh from the Happy Monk model I decided to try my Asian skin recipe on this incredible piece. I really love the detail on the face for this one. This is my first bust and I don't think I could have chosen a more interesting model. It measures 1.5" overall with a 0.75" face. That's about 20mm for my friends outside of the Colonies.

I still have a long way to go - especially to get the skin as dark as I'd like it to be in the recesses - but I'm really enjoying the process.

And I'm painting again. This is a good thing.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Happy Monk

Happy Monk is, at least for the time being, finished. I really enjoyed the model and there's still a lot that I would like to clean up -- but I'm learning that it's important to eventually set a model aside and move on. The things I'd like to improve on this model will be better on the next model. Just as this model is better than the previous.

That said I'm still very happy with this guy.

And now I think it's time to paint a tank.

CMON link....