Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sid's Saturday Shenanigans #5 - 10/15/2011

Welcome, Welcome Scrum Bums to another edition of Shenanigans! I have finished the Drakhun, and am itching to show you the final product of this awesome Khador model. However, before we get to the pictures, I need to talk about my appearance on the Scrum Cast!

As you may or may not know. I will be doing a little section on painting during the cast, and will be answering some questions about how to make a showcase model for master quality. To give you an idea of what I will be discussing, I will give you an outline of some steps to a master quality paint job. Please be aware, that this helps me to get that quality, and there are other ways to go about this:

I. Begin with your table-top quality paint job
A. Paint how you normal do
B. Try to cover the entire model as best you can
II. Clean-up Phase
A. Paint areas where mistakes were made
B. paint edges to be smooth and crisp (meaning with no spill-overs)

III. Begin Painting the Fine Detail Areas
A. Techniques to use when painting
1. Mixing Colors
2. Thinning Your Paint
3. Paint Multiple Layers of Same Color If Necessary
B. Leave No Space without some detail paint
1. Every area must be painted
2. Very fine detail brushes are great for this
3. Do one final clean-up

This is just to get you started, and stay tuned for the Scrum Cast for more details of the painting techniques. Again, this outline is what works for me to get to that master quality, and other people may have other ways of doing it and that's fine.

Now, let's get to today's showcase model: the Man-O-War Drakhun!

Man-O-War Drakhun

The body of the horse was the biggest challenge for me, because I had no idea what I wanted to do that would complement the armor and the rider. I tried to keep that black fur, but it just didn't bring out the horse that much, and took away from the armor. So I did a dark brown fur, and made some highlights, and it really made the horse shine.

For the armor, I wanted to keep that traditional red, but make it a little darker much like a maroon color. The steel parts I wanted to leave a little rusted to give that battle-hardened look to him.

Normally for basing models, I paint the smaller gravel parts brighter than the larger ones, but I decided to reverse that today, and it turned out beautifully. I am going to use this technique for the rest of my models and projects that I do. This particular base really adds to the model as well, and I really like how it turned out.

And there you go! The great warrior of Khador finished in all its glory! Okay now we can move onto more important Troll matters like drinking and fighting. Thanks everyone for your support to the Scrum and the Warmahordes community. I would not be playing and painting in this setting if it wasn't for the awesome and friendly players in my community, and I plan to pass that on. You all should do the same!

Next week I will be working on Legion's Scythean and it will be my first project for Master Quality paint job! Stay tuned for WIP pictures, and display of techniques used to achieve that showcase look.

No comments:

Post a Comment