Saturday, 2 September 2017

King / Queen of Colour - Results




Mine was 4th. Reasons according to the jury: 'The marble looks quite dirty from a tabletop distance of 0,80 - 1,00 metres.'

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

King/Queen of Colour - Pics of the remaining participants

These are the pics of the last three participants who entered their contributions.

What's your no. 1, 2 and 3 of all seven of them, and why?

King/Queen of Colour - Pics of several entries

As today is the deadline for the painting contest, several Bastiladons have already been submitted.


Stay tuned - I'm going to post pics of mine and another participant later today.

Which one is your favourite so far?

Thursday, 24 August 2017

King/Queen of Colour - First pics

Back from Stockholm and less than one week left for painting my entry for King/Queen of Colour, but I'm making good progress. The Bastiladon itself and the skinks are fully painted.

As several participants already shared pics of their entries (or parts of their entries), I'm able to post one here as well:

I'm working on the crystal platform now. Here's an older WIP pic I've already shared with another participant:

I wanted to come up with something else than the usual Gold or Silver. How do you like it so far?

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

King/Queen of Colour - Solar Engine

So we are going to paint the Solar Engine.

Totally awestruck by the meticulous colour scheme preparation of another participant.

I just googled a few pics after having an idea what to do. :-D

Rough colour scheme is clear and I have already prepared something for the base. Unfortunately, I cannot show anything of it here (yet).

Here's 'Basti' Snowwhite though ...

Friday, 28 July 2017

King/Queen of Colour II - Colour palette finally published

As mentioned before, all participants of this painting contest will have to use a restricted colour palette to paint their Bastiladons. Here's what we are allowed to use:

Stay tuned - tomorrow I'll be able to tell you which version we are going to paint (Arc of Sotek or Solar Engine). Which one would you prefer?

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

First Space Marine done!

I finally managed to add the final highlights to the first Space Marine I painted to see how painting with atmosphere colours could look like.

Here's the result:

As those who follow my blog regularly know already, the starting point was the standard blue colour used for Space Marines.

I just added the rusty orange brown you can see on the base to every single colour I used for the mini, went from achromatic to chromatic colours at the beginning and added light blue and white to highlight it assuming there is sky blue light coming from above.

When I saw the metallic greenish colour I had mixed for the final highlight of the golden eagle and the shoulder pads (see pic above), I thought I'd ruin it with the last highlight because it looked so weird on my wet palette. Showed it to my partner before adding it to the golden parts and he was like ... eek, what have you done? Are you really going to add this to the mini? :-DDD

It feels weird to add atmosphere colours to all colours you use at the beginning, especially because you cannot tell how the colour will turn out in the end when you try this for the first time, but I really like how it turned out overall and will continue to paint like this.

I'll try to finish the other two Space Marines before starting to paint Bastiladon for the painting contest King/Queen of Colour on July 29. There will be a comparison pic with all three in the end to demonstrate how atmosphere colours really change your whole way of painting.