Work slows play
Updates have been getting a little thinner on the ground as I am currently preparing for an exam and workload is piling up a little. The pro elves have been progressing by inches but there has been some decent progress on our favorite Orangutan:
After substantial angst over how to paint the flooring, I opted for a silvery/grey wood effect using:
Unfortunately for those trying to reproduce, I have no idea what that grey paint is. I bought it from The TreeFellas from a UK game show. They don't have a web presence but their paints are great.
Of course, having settled on the base, I needed to tint the wood, get the shading in place. I tried 4 washes:
I then drybrushed the Minitaire Mummy to bring it back to a more wood color. I drilled through the middle of the board and added it under the Librarian to allow for direct juxtaposition.
In the end I settled on the Dark Tone to remove any of the red hues, keeping them on the Librarian himself.
I also did a little experimentation of Object Source Lighting using some old Dwarf miners as test pieces:
It's not super clear, but the effect is pretty subtle, it shows the halo effect without making that the center of attention. This subtlety is what I am looking for in the model. I want to avoid anything too cartoony.
There probably won't be any further updates for a week or so as I slog through the work but I'll try and get a few more bits and pieces together. This coming weekend I hope to finish off the model.
- Raggy, signing out