Thursday, October 30, 2014

THAT Rhett Bastid! What a Bastid.

Just a quick progress report on THAT Rhett Bastid! He's proving to be quite the bastid.... or its a bastid trying to get him to look the way I want him to. Not sure which. LOTS of time with the reading glasses, 10/0 brushes and wash after wash later, here's what I have at the moment.

Work has begun on the Destroyer Hive. I also decided to dull down the scythe to get more of a rotten/poison look. Just base colors on Elvis at this point, he'll be last.  Rhett is about 80% done. The armor is mostly done. I have to fix his big eye a bit, but after that its details - skulls, blight head, piddly bits on the base, etc.  Then onto Elvis.

A detail shot.  I'm not happy with the eye shape, so I'll fix it to give it a more comic/diabolical look....rather than the far too friggin round look it has now. I'll probably add a little "eye glow" since he's in mid-spell/controlling his not-so-dead minions. Armor needs to be chipped and made a bit more filthy,etc as well.  The only problem with him being part of the painting challenge on Bolter & Chainsword is I'm spending all my time on him. So, don't be suprised if you see dome plaguebearer mass production or two vehicles at a time painting in the next post. Yeah, I have until the Ides of January, but my second part-time gig is retailand Christmas will be in the midst of that, so December will suck. I really need to get a different gig, it just ruins holidays OR make more money at the home business. Hopefully, the latter will start happening in the coming months. :)  More soon.

Cheers ya'll!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

THAT Rhett Bastid: Check The Gut!

I'll admit, I'm terrible at keeping track of how I got there. I was just "in the zone". Lots of the same color pallette from the last post. Gloss coats mixed with washes for the really gross parts. Here's what I have so far. The gut area is done, the rest...not so much.

 Here's a close-up of the gut area.

And a bit more sculpting progress on Ms. Charlottte's head.

That's all for now.  Cheers Ya'll!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

THAT Rhett Bastid! Painting Begins.

Phase 1 of the painting begins. I primed him with GW Bleached Bone Spray, than a wash of my Black- Brown mix (50/50  GW Chaos Black and Scorched Brown thinned slightly with water and Acrylic Matte medium). The skin and fleshy areas were drybrushed with GW Rakarth Flesh. Various washes of GW Druchii Purple and Althonian Camoshade in various mixtures.  I used Reaper Golden Flesh and Golden Highlight to pick out some details.  The same process was on the Nurgling, but then he was washed with GW Waywatcher Green. Also used some GW Elf Flesh on the Destroyer Hive.

Only the beginning, much more to come. Keep an eye open. 

Cheers Ya'll!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

THAT Rhett Bastid! He'd DONE!!! Well, sorta..

The sculpting, construction and general foolishness are DOOOooooooone! And the painting is next.

AND one more all around shot.

He's the most extensive conversion I've done to date, with the exception of Ms. Charlotte, whose really a monster- so she doesn't count, and I dare say I'm pretty proud of him. I'm actually excited to get painting on him.  I'm entering into the Call Of Chaos over at Bolter & Chainsword, so Rhett Bastid will be one of several models I'll be trying to finish painting before the Ides of January.

 Of course, those evil buggers at Games Workshop are about to release a whole bunch of Nurgly Goodness, which I'm sure will find its way to my hobby table....sooner than later.

Cheers Ya'll!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

From the Workbench: THAT Rhett Bastid!!

This guy may be the most extensive green stuff conversion I've done.  The last two things that he needed were an arm and feet. First, the arm...

I used a zombie arm as an ARM-ature <insert rimshot and cymbal crash here>  Basically, I just pinned it in and then the sculpting began. Here's the final results.....

Its still amazing to me, being an old fart, what you can find on Google Images. When I was in college, you'd have to go to bookstores and several libraries to find good photo references, now you can type in something like "fat arms" into Google images and "POOF!" things you probably don't need to see.  But wait!... He still needs feet!  Before the arm sculpts began, Rhett had a tender moment with his scythe, Elvis.

For feet, I went with hooves. And.... well, that means the sculpting on Rhett (save his base) is finally...FINALLY... done.

There's likely to be a nurgling (or two) on the base... depending on how busy they make it. Otherwise I'll just smooth out the rock he's standing on and put some more dead things and a rat or two on there.  I plan on entering a painting challenge over at Bolter & Chainsword and he'll be one of the minis I try to get painted during the time allotted. 

OH! Speaking of rats!  Somebody Has to be named Willard. If you don't get the reference, check this out....

That's it for now,folks. I'm going to endeavor to finish up Ms.Charlotte soon and I have to work on some Orks as well as my Nurgly stuff.  Much more to come.

Cheers y'all!