Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Nurgle Gunner - WIP

I took a little break from the Hello Kitty car to work on this converted Nurgle gunner, using the WFB Nurgle Lord body with a new head, and the heavy bolter in place of the axe.

At this point only the armor on his legs is finished, but the rest is coming along nicely. I'm actually going to re-paint the gun in a blue - slightly lighter than the cloth you can see on the back of him.

I also need to do some touch-up where he was dropped on his back. OOPS!

The base was made by Roman Lappat of Massive Voodoo fame, and the ammo belt is from Dragon Forge Design.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Friday Night Jukebox: Lull It By (Greg Brown)

This is one that came up on the Tom Waits station on Pandora - and I've had it playing a lot while I paint recently. Enjoy.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Commission: Hello Kitty Supra GT - Sans Transition

I really didn't like the transition - and so today I re-masked the hood and gave the coat an even coverage of a deeper pink metallic. This also allowed me to paint the rims, so they'll match the paint now. It looks a bit more red in the camera phone pic, but it's actually a salmon pink.

The chair received a pink seat, and a carbon treatment similar to the hood. I'll might do some of that on the interior too... but only if it makes sense at the time. I'm still sorting through the pieces and working out the build/paint plan as this is the first time I've done this kit.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Commission: Hello Kitty Supra GT - Paint Transition

The plan for this one was to fade it from a bright pink, to a dark purple, with the carbon fiber hood. Although I've managed to do this, I'm not entirely sure that I like it at this point. I'm hoping that I'll feel differently about it once the Hello Kitty icons are in place.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Commission: Hello Kitty Supra GT

I don't take on a lot of commissioned projects these days, but when my friends at Powered Play told me they were releasing a new light rig for car kits, and that they wanted me to do a Hello Kitty themed car for them... well... I just couldn't say no.

Now I haven't painted a pristine vehicle since... I honestly can't remember when. But I love Hello Kitty, I like the people involved, and I was glad for an opportunity to use some techniques that I don't generally get to play with. For instance:

I've known HOW to use a mask to create a carbon fiber effect, but I've never had a reason to try it.

Of course the hood on the kit is part of the body - which means that I now have to mask it off, and hope I don't mess it up, while I'm painting the rest of the car.

And the rest of the car will transition from a dark purple metallic in the front, to a bright metallic pink in the back. Because I can. I'll use masks to put Hello Kitty on the doors, tail, and on the hood.