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Plarzoid

Studio Update

I managed to have a four day weekend this weekend, and I thoroughly enjoyed having some free time.  I spent lots of it outside with family and friends, but I also spent a fair bit in the studio, painting.

One of the key pieces I worked on was a Forsaken for the Legion of Aquablight.  I ... 

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Plarzoid

[HtT] Painting Faces & Eyes

I was asked on Twitter how I paint faces, so here’s a tutorial covering a basic human male face.  At the end, I’ll cover how I tweak this process for female or non-human faces.

I’m using 100% P3 paints for this, and I’m primarily using a wet palette so I have fairly transparent paint.  This ... 

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Plarzoid

[Aquablight] TempleCon 2015 Hardcore Master Craftsman Army

This post has a ton of pictures.  Be warned.  Also, you can click on any of them to see a picture roughly 8 times larger.

I know TempleCon was three months ago. I’ve waited this long to show off the army because PP took photos of it for No Quarter at TempleCon, and they haven’t printed ... 

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[How-to Tuesday]: Red Modeling Paint Studio

It’s been a while since there was a How-to Tuesday, but today’s installment is hefty-enough to make up for the segment’s absence, I assure you.

Ashton Holbrock, aka Red Modeling Paint Studio aka kommander_redfinger on the PP forum has been streaming painting tutorials and posting them to YouTube for over two months now. He ... 

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Plarzoid

Customized YT-1300 Project Recap

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a friend of mine asked if I would be up for replicating what JediRob had done here.

The project began with cutting out bits from the Millennium Falcon. Then, the holes left by the cockpit hallway and satellite were plugged up. Once construction of the ... 

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[Resurrection]: War Walker, Part 2

Paint!

First, everything got primed black (except the canopy, that got primed white).

Then, I diligently and slowly put down about 3-4 layers of thinned Murderous Magenta (P3) on the spots I wanted the main color.

 

Next, I mixed some Carnal Pink (P3) into the Murderous Magenta, and put this down in the brightest spots.

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[Resurrection]: Eldar War Walker

A while back, during a video update (YouTube, about 4:00), I mentioned that I’d found a pair of Eldar WarWalkers on the cheap.  They were in bad shape and needed some love.  DakkaDakka’s monthly hobby challenge for April is a “Veteran” model, something that looks like it’s gone through hell and back.

So, I’m ... 

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Plarzoid

Space Elves and Spaceships!

This model’s been a blast to work on. I haven’t gotten a chance to work on a GW model in a while, and it’s refreshing to work on a model that has a completely different style and level of detail, not to mention a different material.

I wanted to give the pink a little more interest, ... 

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Finished Commissions!

Here are the three commission minis I managed to finish up this weekend. Click the pictures for bigger versions.

First up, the two D&D Characters, Lorelei and Sarona. The bases were made from GreenStuff, and sculpted with a standard spade type tool. I then used a small ball of aluminum foil to texture them. After adding ... 

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Studio Update: Trolls, Bards and Rogues, oh my!

I’ll be completely honest, I was pretty well spent after TempleCon.

Painting every spare minute for almost a month and a half will do that, though.  Additionally, it feels like there’s been some family or friend or work related thing every weekend in 2015, so my usual spots of big hobby time (weekends) have been cut ... 

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