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BBM blog @ 2017/04/01 11:07:27


Post by: Power Elephant


Blood bowl team
This christmas me and my brother got a blood bowl box. He took the orks, and I took the humans. Sadly my neck was injured so i had to watch all of my dudes being blue for months, unable to paint them . That did give me a lot of time to think about my colour scheme though. In the end I decided to go for a challenge and paint them in the colours of my country, Croatia. What gave me the idea was the shield shaped armour on the back of every human team member that looks exactly as our coat of arms. Every step of painting the model was either difficult, or time consuming. The first step was basecoating (seems simple right?), but even this had its complications. You see, the unpainted miniature is blue. My base coat was a slightly different shade of blue. This made it difficult to see if a surface was painted or not! At least shading the blue cloth went smoothly, though that too took some time as i prefer to shade using glazes. After that was done came the next problem. White. As you all know, white isn't the most painter friendly colour, and it took me at least 4 thin coats to paint something white. Painting the squares was surprisingly easy, as long as you have a steady hand and thin your paint down just enough so that it flows, you shouldn't be afraid of trying it out. Shading those squares however, was not. Choosing the right colour to shade both white and red was very important. Black wasn't going to work, it's just too dark to shade white, and the red turning into brown doesn't work for me. So I decided to work with very thin glazes of fenrisian grey. The effect is very subtle as I feared darkening my white and red too much, and you can't really highlight red or white. There is only one other thing worth noting on this model, (the rest was also painted with care, but I don't think talking about how I painted, shaded and highlighted the rest of the miniature is all that interesting) and that is the coat of arms on the back. It was what gave me the idea for the squares, but in the end I didn't end up painting any on it! It is because there were already a lot of them on the model and it wouldn't look good if one of the most important areas looked exactly the same as the rest of the model. Luckily the croatian coat of arms has a crown that is made of 5 other coats of arms, so I just took one of those and slaped it on there. I will be getting a light tent soon, so I'll be able to post better pictures, but for now enjoy these ones.




BBM blog @ 2017/04/01 11:35:19


Post by: Mad Monk's Mekshop


Howdy! This guy is looking very sharp! A grand take on the flag's colours, and your painting of a high skill! Will you base him as well?
Looking forward to seeing more.


BBM blog @ 2017/04/05 17:22:26


Post by: Power Elephant


To answer both of your questions:


The blitzer was done similarly to the catcher, but due to the difference in armour size on the chest, the shirt was painted white, and the squares were moved to the armour plates. The coat of arms on the back has 4 by 5 squares instead of 5 by 5 due to the size of the shield like armour plate - 5 by 5 was simply too small. Luckily this isn't a problem as the number of squares varied through history. The boots were also painted red as it fits with the overall colour scheme better. For the sake of consistency the other catcher will have leather boots as well.


BBM blog @ 2017/04/09 19:36:51


Post by: Power Elephant


WIP lineman. I really wish I could change my NMM gold, but consistency is more important. This is my first time trying it, and the results have been pretty good, but there is plenty of room for improvement.



BBM blog @ 2017/04/11 20:44:26


Post by: Power Elephant


Finished the lineman. I let my brother take the pictures this time and they turned out much better.





BBM blog @ 2017/04/15 11:13:09


Post by: Power Elephant


The model is still WIP but the coat of arms is done. I'm sorry for the quality of the image, but I had no choice but to zoom in digitaly. This isn't even the tiniest annimal I have to do for my team (the next coat of arms I will be doing has 3 lion heads).


BBM blog @ 2017/04/15 11:48:03


Post by: Eccentricnormality


Thats a pretty nice looking team! And that goat looks pretty good for being so super tiny


BBM blog @ 2017/04/15 13:27:37


Post by: Power Elephant


It looks better in real life, since our eyes don't have a zoom in feature. All those little mistakes are impossible to see.


BBM blog @ 2017/04/18 20:25:13


Post by: Power Elephant


I changed the NMM gold recipe and I am happy with the result. I wanted to have a consistent team, but honestly I could feel my hair turning grey when I tried to do less than my best. This was really important to me because now I feel like I can paint any commission and am not afraid that I will have to turn any customer down.



BBM blog @ 2017/04/22 21:20:36


Post by: Power Elephant


Something a bit different this time. A dark vengeance commission on tabletop level finally came through so I have to put my blood bowl team on hold for now. Managed to paint two of them for now and basecoat another one. This actually takes a really long time as I currently don't own an airbrush, will buy one as soon as I save up the money. This commission was paid for entirely in miniatures, that just so happen to be chaos that I collect, so I will one day paint them as best I can and post them here. This probably won't be happening soon though, as I already have an ambitious project planned for a land raider, have to finish this commission, another one after it and of course the blood bowl team. But for now enjoy these completely average terminators.


BBM blog @ 2017/04/26 13:44:58


Post by: Power Elephant


This time: a giveaway! While I would like to give you a much bigger, better painted and more sought out model, for now this is all I can give. Follow the link for a chance to win this thing! https://www.facebook.com/BoxyBrush/photos/a.289899141441494.1073741829.289341351497273/304024463362295/?type=3&theater


BBM blog @ 2017/05/03 20:49:25


Post by: Power Elephant


Both the terminators and bikes are done. While I'm waiting for the tactical marines to come I'll be painting a blood bowl lineman. Hopefuly he will be done before they arrive so I can post him here.



BBM blog @ 2017/05/09 20:46:08


Post by: Power Elephant


Started to paint tacticals. Hopefuly they will all be done by the end of the week.


BBM blog @ 2017/05/10 17:40:16


Post by: Power Elephant


So we made an airbrush booth. With an electric motor. Don't know why.
https://www.facebook.com/BoxyBrush/videos/309899709441437/


BBM blog @ 2017/05/11 06:31:14


Post by: Power Elephant


One day I'll try to make this only with teeth made out of green stuff, rather than freehanded.


BBM blog @ 2017/05/16 18:52:30


Post by: Power Elephant


The tactical marines are done. I would have liked if they didn't come preassembled, it made painting some areas difficult. They are nothing amazing, but anyone that has a fully painted army on this level should be very proud. Only the captian and the librarian remain, and they are already underway.




BBM blog @ 2017/05/17 20:54:27


Post by: Power Elephant


The commission is finally done! Now I can get back to painting my blood bowl team, until I get my next commission.





BBM blog @ 2017/05/24 07:28:53


Post by: Power Elephant


Next week I will again be doing a commission, a space wolf drop pod, but until then I will be working on my blood bowl team. This is the fifth member of the team, and he is a bit different than the others. I finally decided to increase the contrast, meaning that I shaded with an even darker colour. The reason I didn't do this on all other team members is because if I make a mistake I can't really correct it. I can shade down the white and red with one colour, but I can't return to those two colours with a single colour.




BBM blog @ 2017/05/28 18:46:07


Post by: Power Elephant


The team is half way done. This one turned out the best I think.




BBM blog @ 2017/06/09 20:32:54


Post by: Power Elephant


This time a drop pod. A pretty unimpresive thing, but it's more than good enough for the table.



BBM blog @ 2017/06/15 15:30:05


Post by: Power Elephant


That is the seventh one. All the 5 coats of arms forming the crown of the Croatian coat of arms are done. That means that for the rest I will have to think of something else. The next one will be my own family coat of arms, and after that I guess I'll use various city ones.



BBM blog @ 2017/06/19 14:14:53


Post by: Power Elephant


Got no pictures for you this time. But there are some good news. To celebrate the release of 8th edition I'm giving 20% discount to all dark imperium commissions. Please do check out how much it would cost you, it really is dirt cheap.


BBM blog @ 2017/06/27 21:16:37


Post by: Power Elephant


This is a model that I did using wet blending instead of the usual glazing that I do. There are a few spots that have too thick paint due to me not being used to painting with that techniqe, and the yellow also did not turn out perfect. I do have to say that I do feel very proud despite this. If a model looks like this when I use out of my comfort zone techniqe so I can improve, how will a model look when it turns out perfect? Also I'm sorry there is only one pic, I had some trouble with the lighting.


BBM blog @ 2017/07/18 19:47:40


Post by: Power Elephant


Just wanted to say that I'm still very active and will continue to paint and post pictures of my work. That said right now I'm changing my internet provider so for the time being I'm unable to post pictures, but that will change soon. I also wanted to thank everyone that has been folowing my work. Your interest is what drives me to paint even when I don't feel like it, and helps me get better results.


BBM blog @ 2017/08/22 19:32:35


Post by: Power Elephant


First time doing non metalic silver. Happy with the result. Soon I will post a guide on how to do these guys and after that I will take a brake from painting blood bowl. I will instead be painting a stormblade I got in a trade. It will be freehand heavy.



BBM blog @ 2017/08/23 20:59:03


Post by: Power Elephant


I've made a guide for this colour scheme. It's been split up into two documents since dropbox wouldn't let me upload it otherwise. This is the end result:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/lz5cixsicgb6ohp/Croatian%20colour%20scheme%20guide%201.docx?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tubo571nz55dl60/Croatian%20colour%20scheme%20guide%202.docx?dl=0


BBM blog @ 2017/08/31 17:15:03


Post by: Power Elephant


Stormblade WIP. Whenever you see a freehand on a vehicle it's always stunning, acurate and beautiful. And while that's nice and all, I feel like it's not representative of the imperium at large, many of its worlds are still in the middle ages. Those people want to decorate moving cathedrals of death too!



BBM blog @ 2017/09/03 19:52:42


Post by: Power Elephant


Dance of death is done.


BBM blog @ 2017/09/04 15:03:00


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Thats really cool. You've definitely captured the gothic feeling of 40k.


BBM blog @ 2017/09/11 19:37:16


Post by: Power Elephant


The other side is done.


BBM blog @ 2017/09/12 16:15:35


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


That is seriously creepy, but also kinda cute. I love it!


BBM blog @ 2017/09/16 17:16:56


Post by: Power Elephant


Painted on two more minor freehands, the first is a strange dragon thing, and the second one is my family heraldry. Painted the barrels at the back of the model, I added a bit of texture to it and used a not so smooth transition for the shading to add to the imperfect feel the medieval art adds to the model. I hope it works. I will go back to the barrels to work on the gold a little more and add a few scratches. Painted a lot of metal too, but at this stage it's nothing interesting. Once I paint the whole thing I will add a glossy finish to it and then paint the cannon and add all the OSL effects.



BBM blog @ 2017/09/22 18:37:40


Post by: Power Elephant


I could do some more work on this, but there are other models to paint and all the interesting stuff is done.







BBM blog @ 2017/09/23 09:39:27


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I am a huge fan of your freehand. Some people might say it looks too cartoony, but I think it really fits the 40k feeling. Keep up the good work!


BBM blog @ 2017/09/30 15:27:20


Post by: Power Elephant


A guide on how to make tyranid/alien eggs quickly and easily.
You will need
-peanut shells
-PVA glue
-Paint
I've also added some sand, but you can use any other basing material you like.
Step one - open and eat the peanuts
Step two - glue them on to the base
Step three - add more PVA glue around the peanut shells, otherwise they won't stick
Step four - paint everything
A good paintjob can add a great deal of life to the eggs. That said I didn't paint these ones all too great because I don't play tyranids and I was just looking to give you some inspiration.





BBM blog @ 2017/09/30 16:13:45


Post by: Viktor von Domm


very cool painting skills...and i like your inventiveness... the nid eggs looks seriously gross....i will nick that idea for sure!


BBM blog @ 2017/09/30 19:47:25


Post by: Power Elephant


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
very cool painting skills...and i like your inventiveness... the nid eggs looks seriously gross....i will nick that idea for sure!

Thank you. And go right on ahead. It's been noted to me by some people on FB that this would fit good in their slanessh armies as well... Guess I should have painted them green instead of pink.


BBM blog @ 2017/10/01 16:46:30


Post by: Power Elephant


Since the alien egg thing was so well recived I decided to do something similar. I looked around the house for any garbage I could turn into a usefull model. In the end I cut up a few plastic bottles, the remains of a ruined drop pod, a non functional ventilator that used to be in my computer, some green stuff and plastic glue. What I got is the start of an ork airship/zeppelin. I think it turned out great, you can easily replicate it and it will cost you almost nothing. I'm not quite sure how good the rest of it will look since I've never really scratch built anything, but even if it doesn't work out you can at least use the idea for the baloon.


BBM blog @ 2017/10/01 18:35:19


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Its a great start..I have quite a soft spot for all things airship related...the chopped up bottle idea is a good idea...you should plan on how many minis are supposed to travel by it...thus the needed scale of gondola and so on will unreveal...

For my imps I've thought about using 2 litre bottles...but I have to say I started already three attempts of building o e airship...and haven't finished any...


BBM blog @ 2017/10/02 18:15:36


Post by: Power Elephant


The propeller unfortunatley fell off. But that's ok, it was facing the wrong way anyway. I reattached it using more green stuff this time, it's firmly in place this time. I scratched the bottles with sanding paper so paint sticks to it and put an ork head icon on the fron of the baloon for extra orkyness.


The actual "ship" part of the airship was made of cut up paper on which I put chopped up paper bits for extra thickness and orkyness. I put up a fence using a chopped up defkopta propeler and paper. On the bottom of the "ship" I glued the rest of the defkopta to represent a rotating turret. I made sure there was a hole in the "ship" so the ork could actualy enter the turret while the zeppelin is in the air. All that is left is to connect the two parts together. If I like the end result I will put an ork capitan and a wooden wheel so he can fly the thing.


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
Its a great start..I have quite a soft spot for all things airship related...the chopped up bottle idea is a good idea...you should plan on how many minis are supposed to travel by it...thus the needed scale of gondola and so on will unreveal...

For my imps I've thought about using 2 litre bottles...but I have to say I started already three attempts of building o e airship...and haven't finished any...

I am primarily doing this project to show people that this hobby doesn't have to be expensive (I'd say all the materials for this model cost 10$ tops) and that the result will arguably look better than the store bought thing, since it will be a one of a kind. That said, if you're having trouble completing your own projects, I would be happy to make a few zeppelin for you (if you like the result that is).


BBM blog @ 2017/10/02 19:54:46


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Nice offer, but I am honour bound to make all my own stuff

So the ship part will be on top of the balloon...nice, more roomy and probably even more fluffy of my that way...for my IGs I prefer the underslung gondola style tho...


Nice glyph too!


BBM blog @ 2017/10/05 16:26:48


Post by: Power Elephant


I'm sad to announce that my zeppelin project had to be scraped . The thing just wasn't structurally sound. I did, however, learn a lot and if I went ahead and tried to make another one it would be better visually, structurally and would be cheaper as well, since it wouldn't need any green stuff to build. I don't know if I have the will to do it though... What I really need right now is some encouragement. I'd be happy to give away my creation to anyone that wants it as long as they cover the shipping.


BBM blog @ 2017/10/05 16:37:51


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Welcome to my world, mate...i hope I haven't ruined your project due to talking about my own fails...:(

But all is a learning process...in due time you will stumble on fitting materials and then the hunt will start anew...

My only suggestion would be...keep the fan for future use...they're not really that cheap and a pain and a half to be scratch built...

By the way, green stuff isn't really meant to be used as a glue...i would gave used q sturdy screw an would have covered the screw up with a small glob of green stuff...


BBM blog @ 2017/10/09 12:05:06


Post by: Syro_


Power Elephant,
Sorry to hear you had to scrap your airship, it was looking cool. If you don't end up giving it away, maybe you can re-purpose parts of it. If you take the deff kopta turret off the bottom (cool idea btw), I think the gondola part would be a great start for an ork truck. That nice glyph should definitely be used again too.


BBM blog @ 2017/10/09 13:42:58


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Really sorry to hear that, man. I was looking forward to seeing it finished.


BBM blog @ 2017/10/09 19:49:35


Post by: Power Elephant


Don't worry guys, this is but a setback. Now I have all the details figured out and it's going to be sturdier, easier go build, easier to paint, cheaper and better looking.


BBM blog @ 2017/10/15 16:27:36


Post by: Power Elephant


To build your Ork zeppelin you will need:
-PVA glue
-2 half litre plastic bottles, as featureless as possible
-old T-shirt
-cardboard
-cereal box paper
-some string
Step 1
-glue 3 layers of cardboard together and cut out a shape for your gondola.

Step 2
-cut out a two sided fence for each side of the gondola out of cereal box paper

Step 3
Make the fence spiky and glue it to the sides of the gondola

Cut out random shapes from the cereal box paper and glue them ot the fence and both sides of the gondola

Cut off the "head" of the bottle and cut the bottles' bottom. You can shorten it from there with scissors depending on how long you want the baloon to be. Do the exact same on the other bottle, only on this one make 2 v sshaped incisions on opposite sides of the bottle.

Step 4
Insert one bottle into the other using the v shaped incisions and glue them together. Plug both openings with cereal paper and add any icons you want on one side.

Step 5
Make 4 holes in the edges of the gondola. Pull some string through them. Tie the ends together.

Step 6
Glue the strings to the baloon. Once it's in place, glue cut up pieces of an old T-shirt onto the baloon.

Step 7
Mix some PVA glue with water. Use an old brush to apply this mixture to the edges of the T-shirt pieces to stop them from flopping around. If you want you could apply this mixture to the whole baloon, so that it would act more than plastic when you are painting it. Glue the propeler onto the other end of the baloon (only bit used, but I'm sure you can figure something out if you don't have it).

Done!

Add crew member with apropriate weapons to represent any ork flyer on the table. You can also make it look prettier with bitz if you have any. The whole thing doesn't cost even 5$ to make, and for the most part, can be made by your kids as well (if you trust them around scissors ).Stay tuned to see it painted!







BBM blog @ 2017/10/16 00:26:34


Post by: Syro_


Cool, thanks for making a tutorial. I'll have to try this sometime. I like your suggestion about letting kids do it, a lot of my students have fallen in love with 40k because of me, they would love this!


BBM blog @ 2017/10/19 20:27:02


Post by: Power Elephant


I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that I won some bits from STUDIOLEVEL and they could help me make the Ork Zeppelin enven better! The bad news is that a piece of my airbrush broke in the most akward position possible, so replacement parts won't help and I have to get a new one. This also means that the painting of the Ork Zeppelin will be delayed as some of its surfaces have to be painted by an airbrush rather than a brush. That said some orks were painted! Enjoy!





BBM blog @ 2017/10/20 17:46:11


Post by: Syro_


Wow, those orks look great!


BBM blog @ 2017/10/25 20:10:24


Post by: Power Elephant


Managed to resolve all my airbrush problems, so there is finally progress on the zeppelin! Since the gondola is made of paper that has some texture I decided it would be best to make it rusty, so that the texture would work for me instead of against me. Painted it in a darker rust colour and the dabbed a brighter rusty colour onto the model with a sponge. Then I applied a heavy drybrush of a metallic colour, especially on the edges where there is more wear and tear - the rust tends to get scraped off there.

The balloon, which was painted in a dark brown, was highlighted and shaded with an airbrush despite my setting being on the low end. This is because I wasn't sure how fabric would react to paint by brush. I thought it would be impossible to have any kind of transition if I painted by a brush. The airbrush brought its own set of problems though. I won't go into the specifics but highlighting with brighter colours just didn't look very good because of the way the fabric reacted to the paint. So I ended highlighting with a mix of the base brown, red and a bit of white, just for the colour variation. The shades worked well, I used a very dark shade of blue.


BBM blog @ 2017/10/29 12:41:27


Post by: Power Elephant


And here is the finished product. Couldn't put it in a lightbox so I had to use daylight and unfortunatley it isn't very sunny this time of year, so I apologise for he quality of the pictures. Not that it's something too impresive to look at. The materials it is made of aren't of the highest quality so I decided not to put too much work into the paintjob. I am putting quite a lot of effort into the crew, which is being worked on at the moment. Now that the project is 100% complete I do have a few tips that can help you improove on my design, should you choose to make one yoursefl.
- Use chains glued solid with superglue instead of string
- Cut out smaller pieces of fabric than I did and start from the edges and then move towards the middle.
- Use plenty of PVA glue in the water-PVA glue mix and use multiple coats.
- When painting the baloon, paint it first in your highlight colour, then shade it down. Fabric does not react well to brighter colours.



BBM blog @ 2017/10/29 14:57:17


Post by: Syro_


I really like the freehand painted pictures on the sides of the balloon. And even though your post isn't about this, I'd like to mention that your Dark Angels in the background look great.


BBM blog @ 2017/11/01 18:51:35


Post by: Power Elephant


First member of the crew. Had a really difficult time taking pictures of him since he doesn't have a base, but hopefuly you can see the work I put into him on at least one picture. I'll have my brother re-take the pictures later, he's a much better photographer than I am. He turned out pretty great. Did some experimenting with using opposite colours for shading. The red shade works nicely with the green, but I didn't like the purple I used for shading the ushabti bone. The bright yelloww highlight on the skin also worked out. I also tried the loaded brush techniqe on the big shoota for the first time and I like the results. Will deffinently try using it more often in the future.






BBM blog @ 2017/11/01 23:21:28


Post by: kestral


Neat stuff! The Dance of Death on the stormblade is awesome - I may well steal that idea or something similar. Love your variety of subjects and styles.


BBM blog @ 2017/11/04 12:34:59


Post by: Power Elephant


 kestral wrote:
Neat stuff! The Dance of Death on the stormblade is awesome - I may well steal that idea or something similar. Love your variety of subjects and styles.

Thank you! And more variety and styles comming right up with more crew members. Different skin tones, leather colour, teeth colour, lip colour, bulet colour and two different styles of rusty metal. I think I will do one more, then wait for some bits to come, upgrade the zeppelin with them, and add a capitan. In between that will probably be another human blood bowl blitzer. He will be pretty much the same as the rest of them, only I will try out a new NMM gold recipe and try to blend it using the loaded brush techniqe.







BBM blog @ 2017/11/08 21:10:58


Post by: Power Elephant


Just finished the tenth member of the blood bowl team. The coat of arms is that of the city Knin this time.






BBM blog @ 2017/11/12 21:17:47


Post by: Power Elephant


The ork zeppelin project is now complete. Hopefuly the pictures are good enough for you to see all this, the size of the model as well as the shadow that it casts on itself made it difficult to take good pictures. I used white paper and multiple light sources to take these. I think it would be best if I took pictures with regular daylight, but this time of year it isn't very bright out, even at noon. I hope that those of you that want to replicate this can learn on my mistakes and upgrade the formula, as well as add your own twist. Next up is a christmas themed ork that I'm doing for a competition.












BBM blog @ 2017/11/16 17:47:11


Post by: Power Elephant


WIP pic of a christmas ork I'm doing for a small competition. I decided that pink highlights would work well, considering the theme. Originally I wanted the ork to hold a present, but all the hands in a holding positions I had were left. So I made him hold some candy and a snow globe instead, since that's about all I can do with green stuff. I might still put a present on the base. The ball on the hat turned out well I think. I used a toothpick and tweezers to make that texture. What do you think of it so far?


BBM blog @ 2017/11/17 20:18:38


Post by: Power Elephant


Here is a little something I did for a small competition. It's a little early, but what can you do.



BBM blog @ 2017/11/18 17:22:06


Post by: Syro_


Christmas ork is looking good. It looks like there is something written on the shoulder guard, does it say something?


BBM blog @ 2017/11/19 09:19:49


Post by: Power Elephant


 Syro_ wrote:
Christmas ork is looking good. It looks like there is something written on the shoulder guard, does it say something?

Yeah, it says HO HO HO! but unfortunately I misjudged how much available space I had so the last ho is a bit crammed.


BBM blog @ 2017/11/25 20:01:49


Post by: Power Elephant


Chaos cultist. I went for a military green main colour as I imagine all gas masks in this colour. The rest of the model I painted in dreary, non vibrant colours as cultists are people that don't really want to be noticed. The eye lenses were painted red for maximum contrast, and to draw the eye to the face. Finaly the base was covered in black and grey gravel and pools of drty waste water to make it look like he is in an enviroment that requires a gas mask and to not take the focus away from the model.


Also here is a little WIP of a 54mm scale project, first time painting this scale. Will soon be painting my first 75mm model as well, a horse by El Greco miniatures as a christmas present for my dad, it will represent his much love childhood horse Dragan.



BBM blog @ 2017/11/27 20:10:12


Post by: Power Elephant


Just a quick WIP of a cultist. Usually I wouldn't make a post for a half completed puny cultist, but I think that he looks pretty cool even now. I admit that I should have used a brighter highlight though, all that blending and it barely shows. I'm pretty proud of how the green shadows turned out though. This is the first mostly naked human model I've painted and I've learned a lot about painting skin when painting it.




BBM blog @ 2017/12/02 23:05:34


Post by: Power Elephant


Here is the finished cultist. I brightened up the highlights on the skin with a glaze and it worked like a charm. I should have thinned the glaze a bit more though, it made the transitionn slightly less smooth in some places. For the pants and the boots I tried to get a worn out effect, but I think I only managed to do it properly on the boots. I really like how the leather turned out. For the metal parts I painted them in chainmail and then used layers of black wash all the way to pure black. I think it worked out great both on the pistol and the blade, but you can see the effect more easily on the blade.



BBM blog @ 2017/12/05 21:09:50


Post by: Power Elephant


Another cultist. Best one yet, in my oppinion. What do you think?



BBM blog @ 2017/12/20 17:31:42


Post by: Power Elephant


Sorry for the long wait. I painted a comission of two 3d printed models for DnD made by Hero forge. Basicaly you make your adventurer on their site and they print it out for you. While the creation process is very fun, the price is way too high and the models aren't very good. You can clearly see that they were 3d printed upon a closer look. For now I have the pictures for only one guy. I delivered them to the customer pretty much as soon as I was done with them, so I didn't have much time to take good pictures. I'll put them up once I tweak the brightness just so you can get a good look at the model. For now here is the halfling mage:


BBM blog @ 2017/12/21 20:11:49


Post by: Power Elephant


I finished this geenstealer using only Instar paints. I have been hired by the paint manufacturer, Supershandy, to paint this model and a few others using exclusively his paints so he can upload examples of what his paints can do onto his website and to give you and him some feedback.





BBM blog @ 2017/12/27 15:21:58


Post by: Power Elephant


Venturing into 54mm scale waters. A dark background would work much better for this model, since it's meant to be 2 pirates in a barrel at night with a lamp, but the pictures simply turn out better with a white background. If anyone has the photoshop skills to put a moonlit ocean as the backround I'd be grateful.







BBM blog @ 2017/12/28 12:11:24


Post by: Power Elephant


Finished another model with instar paints, this time a Tau Fire Warrior. This model turned out great, although I would change a few things if I were to do it all over again. I would probbably make the backpack yellow and brown, and not blue. I would also weather the rifle at least a little bit.




BBM blog @ 2018/01/04 10:01:05


Post by: Power Elephant


More of the instar painted stuff. Painted my first infinity model, and I have to say it's a completely different experience. Going to have to practice more on those kinds of models to get better.



BBM blog @ 2018/01/06 17:22:13


Post by: Syro_


I forget the technical term at the moment, but I'm really impressed with how you painted the lantern and its light hitting various parts of your pirate model. I also really like the idea had of the medieval style art on the tank with the skeletons walking with a space marine and a bishop.


BBM blog @ 2018/01/07 11:10:29


Post by: Power Elephant


Thanks! I'll be painting some Kingdom Death: Monster models for a friend of mine eventually, so you'll get to see me do Object source lighting again in the future, though I'll take a slightly different approach as I did learn a few things about it along the way to make it better.


BBM blog @ 2018/01/14 19:22:41


Post by: Power Elephant


First of three chaos marines for this month's unoffical painting challenge. Now that I've got the colour scheme figured out the other guys should turn out better and be easier to paint. It's been a very challenging paintjob because of the crowdedness of the sculpt and the fact that his line doesn't have a bright silver yet, so the metal had to be done in NMM.






BBM blog @ 2018/01/14 19:54:27


Post by: Supershandy


Great work! Really love the moodiness of it and the colour scheme, shows the paint off brilliantly

We will have more in the way of silvers coming soon.

Look forward to seeing this in the competition!


BBM blog @ 2018/01/24 19:36:02


Post by: Power Elephant


The model is done, but these aren't the final photos as I will be basing the model and use better photograpy to take the pictures again. I would definently want to put some more work into him, especialy on the bolter. The race is on to finish the last guy.




BBM blog @ 2018/01/28 21:10:27


Post by: Power Elephant


Finally done with that chapter of my life . What do you guys think I should paint next?



BBM blog @ 2018/01/29 01:22:42


Post by: Syro_


Those models really show the amount of time and effort you put into painting them. As for what to paint next, what are the options? Do you have any more infinity models to do?


BBM blog @ 2018/01/29 08:47:48


Post by: Power Elephant


Unfortunately the pilot is the only infinity model I have. It was a Christmas present from my brother, he's trying to get me to play it, but I'm pretty adamant about not buying more stuff before I paint what I already have. I've got some warmachine stuff I could paint. I could finish te blood bowl team I started painting. A few old crysis suits. A friend of mine has Kingdom death monster and I intend on painting some models for him as a favour. Lastly I recently won a giveaway of a model intended for an RPG, it's some sort of tribal African girl, but I don't know when it's going to arrive.


BBM blog @ 2018/01/30 01:35:42


Post by: Syro_


Not buying more stuff before painting what you have is admirable, something many of us should try to follow better than we do. My vote is for crysis suits or the kingdom death monster.


BBM blog @ 2018/02/05 21:08:28


Post by: Power Elephant


 Syro_ wrote:
Not buying more stuff before painting what you have is admirable, something many of us should try to follow better than we do. My vote is for crysis suits or the kingdom death monster.

I was going to paint some KDM like you suggested, but this months' unofficial painting challenge theme didn't really reflect those models, so I went with a menoth cinerator, sorry!
Not buying more stuff isn't as admirable as you might think, since I can't really afford a lot of models anyway, and also I haven't really played a game of anything tabletop related in a long time since I also refuse to play with an unpainted army, whilst at the same time trying to paint every model to a high standard .
Here are the WIP pics. The NMM gold turned out great, the silver, not so much. I'll have to redo it into steel. I'll also have to find a way to get rid of the gloss from the purple.
What do you guys think of the white? Do you register the model as white? That's always tricky since the base colour is actually a bright grey.




BBM blog @ 2018/02/06 01:58:42


Post by: Syro_


Hey it's no problem . It was only a suggestion, you should paint what you want to. I don't think either of us knew what this month's unofficial painting challenge would be. The model is looking cool, and to my eye it looks silver, but a very light white-ish silver.


BBM blog @ 2018/02/10 16:59:52


Post by: Power Elephant


WIP, quick pic. Painted the first arm. Glazing instead of wet blending the white produced much better transitions. That said the highlight transitions were much better, from now on I will use 2 shades instead of one. Also I just now noticed that I missed a gem, will get right on it.


BBM blog @ 2018/02/12 22:14:53


Post by: Power Elephant


Done. I think he turned out pretty great, even though I could make a long list of things I want to improve. Instead I'll simply do more of these if the reception is warm enough.






BBM blog @ 2018/02/22 15:05:48


Post by: Power Elephant


WIP of a second cinerator. Just a quick pic, so the picture quality isn't the greatest. Did a little more work on the base this time. I used a brighter mid colour this time, a bit too bright in my oppinion.



BBM blog @ 2018/02/28 19:56:51


Post by: Power Elephant


Done. I hope you like it. I rushed a few things, but overall the model came out pretty good. Overall i have a much better idea of how to paint white than I did before. Also I learned that warmachine sculpts are pretty bad. Tons of mould lines in places that are difficult to reach and straight up unforgivable mistakes that make it difficult to determine what you're even looking at.



BBM blog @ 2018/03/02 20:11:47


Post by: Power Elephant


Finally got around to painting dragan the horse, I bought it as a present for my dads' birthday. It is supposed to represent his dear childhood horse, Dragan. I tried to simulate horse hair as best I could, and I think I did pretty well. Unfortunatley I didn't manage to take pictures that truly capture how the model looks like in real life, as can often be the case for completely white models. Now I just need to get a plinth and mount him so he can be displayed.



BBM blog @ 2018/03/14 22:29:13


Post by: Power Elephant


I wish I cleaned up the model before I started working on it. I think it turned out okay. I deffinently could have put in some extra work into it. I tried out a new gold recipie and I think I like it, though the execution on the aqila ceritanly could have been better.







BBM blog @ 2018/03/22 20:05:22


Post by: Power Elephant


I painted this model as an experiment on how to paint a model at night. I have, unfortunately, completely failed, but I think I learned a few valuable lessons:
1. Start with a mix of your shadow colour and your base colour, rather than your base colour
2. Use your base colour as your "highlight"
3. A much larger portion of the model should be covered in shadow
4. Use a different shade of dark blue for the shadow (on the pallete the paint looked much more blue and much less purple than it does on the model)



BBM blog @ 2018/03/27 19:49:45


Post by: Power Elephant


This time I think I nailed it. The fire is awful in every way, it's too dark and was clearly sculpted by a 2 year old (me), but I belive I have managed to create a sense of darkness and that's what the core of this project was. Your thoughts? Did I succed or am I just imagining things?






BBM blog @ 2018/04/02 20:38:23


Post by: Power Elephant


Just some infinity this time





BBM blog @ 2018/04/04 01:11:49


Post by: Syro_


Very impressive OSL on the terminator


BBM blog @ 2018/04/15 16:16:03


Post by: Power Elephant


It didn't turn out exactly as I hoped, but it is still a solid model, and if I ever get asked to paint one again I now know exactly what to do.







BBM blog @ 2018/04/26 08:31:36


Post by: Power Elephant


More KDM, and more low light environment models. I think I should have put some more work into the mane, but I'm pretty proud of how I managed to simulate fur texture. Will deffinently use that again in the future.




BBM blog @ 2018/04/27 00:19:01


Post by: Syro_


The fur texture on the main body is impressive, definitely worth using in the future.


BBM blog @ 2018/04/27 02:27:12


Post by: lipsdapips


I agree with you. The fur simulation is very effective and must have been hard to pull off, especially with the low-light environment effects on the lion's body. If anything the mane is probably jarring because the body is so good Nicely done!


BBM blog @ 2018/05/01 10:40:07


Post by: Power Elephant


I think that this is probably the best model I've ever painted. My biggest challenge was figuring out how to do smooth blends on this particular model. While I've done blending in many ways before, typicaly I paint smaller models with much less circular highlights. After trying wet blending, loaded brush, layering and glazing, the only thing that worked for me was to very gradualy add more and more yellow into my glazes and then feather it out to the side. Anything else resulted in blends that weren't smooth, or left brush marks. The NMM parts were done by painting them black first, and then using the loaded brush techniqe with a dark blue in the brush and pure white on the tip. For the smaller metal parts I used simple layering. All of this was done in a very messy and uncontroled manner to make the metal look more rough, unpolished, and to save time. One of these days I'm going to have to get a model to try and paint to a showcase standard - to give my very best with no corners cut.




BBM blog @ 2018/05/02 00:45:06


Post by: Syro_


Very impressive! That's a big but very smooth gradient transition on pieces like the shoulder and chest.


BBM blog @ 2018/05/06 18:20:35


Post by: Power Elephant


I started work on a Gold smoke knight, another kingdom death: monster model. I decided that I'm gonna strip it down unfortunately, even though it wasn't looking all that bad. I had problems creating smooth blends, neither wet blending nor glazing seemed to be working. I got it all figured out now though, I finally figured out how to get rid of the brush marks when glazing. It's a great feeling, getting rid of a mental blockade. Up until now I've been painting much smaller models, and my techniqes didn't seem to be working on larger surfaces. Turns out all I had to do was feather the brush marks to the side with a damp brush.
 Syro_ wrote:
Very impressive! That's a big but very smooth gradient transition on pieces like the shoulder and chest.

Thanks! Now that these two models have taught me what works and what doesn't on models of this size, I'll be able to create even smoother blends, and in less time.


BBM blog @ 2018/05/18 09:52:45


Post by: Power Elephant


Last christmas I got 2 zvezda 1/100 scale tanks as well as some plasticard for my brother so that he could make them into grot tanks. I've been nagging him to start converting them for a long time now, and I finally gave up and decided to do it myself. Here is the result. I had plans that were a bit more ambitious than this at first, but the plasticard that I got was way too thick - 3mm - it was the only one available in the hobby shop at the time. And as always, please do use this as inspiration for your own versions, I'm not a particulary skilled converter and would like to see how my idea would look like if it was done with someone with actual skill.




BBM blog @ 2018/05/21 19:49:14


Post by: Power Elephant


Been to a workshop for the first time and made my first diorama. There wasn't a lot of time so some mistakes went through, but overall I think it's great. What model do you think I should put on it?






BBM blog @ 2018/05/23 20:23:46


Post by: Power Elephant


Finished. Must say that I'm not happy at all with the results, especially since this is for a friend. I guess it's okay, but I was aiming for much higher than this. I got arrogant and lazy, thinking that using some of the new tricks I learned from my last paintjob (infinity guijia) that I simply did not use enough colour mixes and that resulted in less than stellar blends.



BBM blog @ 2018/05/27 08:55:13


Post by: Power Elephant


Dug through my models to find something suitable to put on the diorama and found this warmachine battle mekanik. I also swapped out some of the signs for something more appropriate.




BBM blog @ 2018/06/02 12:34:08


Post by: Power Elephant


A WIP on a 75mm scale teutonic knight. I think it's going rather well so far. I do need to put some more work into the silver though.



BBM blog @ 2018/06/05 19:37:33


Post by: Power Elephant


I am finished with the body for now and will be moving onto the hands and weapons now. There are a few places that need touch up, but right now I don't have the will to tend to them, I think working on the shield will re-energise me. I will be painting my family crest onto it. Not exactly historical, but who cares. The silver on the back of the helmet look amazing in my oppinion, but the front of the helmet - not so much. From what I've been able to figure out, the contrast for NMM needs to be reduced on models of this scale, or at least that's true for flat silver surfaces. The gold (horns) turned out poorly, I haven't yet been able to figure out exactly what I'm doing wrong though.




BBM blog @ 2018/06/18 15:37:30


Post by: Power Elephant


My teutonic knight is almost done. There are some mistakes that I will need to correct, but I've decided to upload these pictures now because the camera I usually use to take pictures is not currently available and a have to use a sub par one, so the pictures were never going to be perfect anyway. I will be uploading the corrected versions later, so bear with me. There were many problems that I had to deal with when painting this, but at the very least I would say that it's pretty good for my first 90mm scale project, wouldn't you say?









BBM blog @ 2018/06/21 08:17:50


Post by: Power Elephant


Here is the finished version. Originaly I wanted to weather him much less than this, but the pigments reacted in an unexpected way.





BBM blog @ 2018/06/21 13:55:25


Post by: CaptainWaffle


Still a great looking knight. I miss the flamboyant, symbolic helmets on warriors. Too many these days are "efficient". What about the weathering was troubling? The knight just looks a little worn, like after a long trek or battle.


BBM blog @ 2018/06/22 10:26:36


Post by: Power Elephant


Originaly I intended to just put a few spots of pigment here and there, but when I went to fix them in place theymelted and became similar to a regular wash. I must have used too much pigment fixer. To top it off, the pigment fixer has alcohol in it so the paint actually started comming off! I narowly avioded disaster there.


BBM blog @ 2018/06/24 21:09:47


Post by: Power Elephant


WIP of a quick project for this months unofficial painting challenge.





BBM blog @ 2018/06/26 13:46:07


Post by: Power Elephant


Finished. I'm glad such a small project has been getting such good reception.




BBM blog @ 2018/06/28 02:28:24


Post by: Syro_


This piece you put together looks like it has a story to tell. Want to share?


BBM blog @ 2018/06/28 08:56:25


Post by: Power Elephant


Nothing like that unfortunately. It's just suppose to be a drone sneaking through an industrial waste line so he can ambush some imperials. I've been itching to paint this sort of light and shadow play for a while, only my original idea was to have light blocked by the leaves of a tree. Unfortunately I didn't have a model that looked "ordinary" enough to look good under this effect (I don't want details to take the forus away from the effect), nor did I have something to make a tree out of. So I rummaged through my models to find the most "ordinary" looking model and found this drone. As far as materials to make a diorama out of I didn't have anything interesting other than some cork board and paperclips. So I came up with this.


BBM blog @ 2018/07/01 18:09:25


Post by: Power Elephant


A tiny little commission. Glad I get to add to the basing side of my portfolio.


BBM blog @ 2018/07/01 18:16:42


Post by: Syro_


Thanks for telling the background of that drone, That piece has a lot of character, and I think the lighting effects turned out nicely.


BBM blog @ 2018/07/04 20:58:57


Post by: Power Elephant


One of the few Warmachine models that I actually like and haven't painted earlier, though it has its problems. The colours on the picture aren't very accurate, this is the first time I've managed my red to look 100% red and not a bit darker. Still a WIP clearly.



BBM blog @ 2018/07/06 13:50:49


Post by: Power Elephant


Horse is done, other than a few spots where I still need to do some dark lining. I could have made the metalics look a lot better if I'm totaly honest, but even like this this paintjob took a lot of time and I don't have the energy for it. Maybe if the sculpt was a little better I would feel compeled to do it.







Automatically Appended Next Post:
Another quick WIP pic:


BBM blog @ 2018/07/07 21:09:58


Post by: Power Elephant


To celebrate Croatia entering the semi-finals for the first time in 20 years I will finally finish my Croatian Blood Bowl team.


BBM blog @ 2018/07/08 16:04:08


Post by: Power Elephant


Finished this earlier, took good pictures.





BBM blog @ 2018/07/09 01:01:35


Post by: JustALittleOrkish


 Power Elephant wrote:
To celebrate Croatia entering the semi-finals for the first time in 20 years I will finally finish my Croatian Blood Bowl team.

Looking forward to seeing these guys. Modric to be represented with lightning for legs?
Congrats on the progress as well... (but its coming home )


BBM blog @ 2018/07/09 10:53:19


Post by: Power Elephant


Looking forward to seeing these guys. Modric to be represented with lightning for legs?

Maybe if I was a better modeler
Congrats on the progress as well... (but its coming home )

Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

These guys are ready for the table. I finished them a while ago, but only recently got around to basing them.








BBM blog @ 2018/07/11 22:28:06


Post by: Power Elephant


One down, three more to go. I will do my best to get them all ready before we win




BBM blog @ 2018/07/13 02:04:26


Post by: JustALittleOrkish


Looks good. Congrats and good luck in the final


BBM blog @ 2018/07/16 10:09:41


Post by: Power Elephant


 JustALittleOrkish wrote:
Looks good. Congrats and good luck in the final

Thanks for your wishes. Too bad it didn't come to be.
There are still more members to be added, but 12 is enough for a team. There are some projects I've been wanting to do for a while so this wil have to wait.


BBM blog @ 2018/07/20 21:36:31


Post by: Power Elephant


Painted the first Deadzone model donated to me by Denny. Trying out a new colour. Oh, and sorry about the unsymetrical radiation sign. I know I should have simply printed it, but my printer can't print colours and I was too lazy to walk across the street and have it printed there. Lastly, I would very much apreciate it if you would tell me your opinion on this. What do you think is better? This model, or the Man-O-War I painted earlier? I don't know which one to enter into this months unofficial painting competition.





BBM blog @ 2018/07/23 13:25:46


Post by: Power Elephant


So I've got a bunch of stuff I want to basecoat and prime with my airbrush, but it's been raining every other day for the past 2 weeks so the humidity is too high to use an airbrush... It's summer! Why does this keep happening!?!?


BBM blog @ 2018/08/14 14:21:59


Post by: Power Elephant


I learnded a couple of valuable lessons while painting this model, but am sad to say that I failed in pretty much everything I was trying to achieve with this model. I will be finishing it for the sake of completion. Oh well.



BBM blog @ 2018/08/21 09:47:42


Post by: Power Elephant


Though I am not happy with how a lot of things turned out, I am at least satisfied with the gun. I will probably move him to a base that "reflects " what's painted on the base a little better and use this one as terrain.








BBM blog @ 2018/08/27 21:18:33


Post by: Power Elephant


Disclamer: a client had painted most of the legs on this model and based it himself. The rest is painted by me to match the same style/colour scheme as much as possible.
My first commission in a while! The client is very happy with the result. It's painted to a tabletop quality. Seeing a model of this size painted in 3 days look this good makes me want to paint more tabletop quality things, since it takes that much for me to paint an infantry model to my usual standard .







BBM blog @ 2018/08/29 16:37:33


Post by: Power Elephant


Still waiting for the green light on the last model from the customer, but I dare say this commission is done.










BBM blog @ 2018/09/09 16:55:13


Post by: Power Elephant


This diorama is finished, and I have a lot more planned.






BBM blog @ 2018/09/30 19:08:34


Post by: Power Elephant


Fallout diorama. It couldn't fit into my light box, so I hope the lighting is good enough for you to see.






BBM blog @ 2018/10/14 14:18:41


Post by: Power Elephant


My first bust. Very fun little project.









BBM blog @ 2018/10/22 18:35:00


Post by: Power Elephant


Part of a stalker diorama, it is mostly finished. I need to add some isulators and some cut wire hanging from them. After that I will add some snow and a few iceicles.



BBM blog @ 2018/11/02 10:47:30


Post by: Power Elephant


Part of a diorama, he will be facing a dragon. As far as the previously announced stalker diorama is concerned, I've decided to scrap the transmission tower idea. I have finished painting the model itself, but I've decided to enter it into a local competition, and one of its rules is that I'm not allowed to post it anywhere until the competition is done.





BBM blog @ 2018/11/16 09:55:52


Post by: Power Elephant


Both the dioramas are finished, the other one will go up as soon as the competition rules will let me.







BBM blog @ 2018/11/17 09:43:31


Post by: Power Elephant


Back at infinity





BBM blog @ 2018/11/25 11:30:16


Post by: Power Elephant


WIP on voronin and his dog. As you can see voronin is already done. Working on the doggo now. I am very pleased with how the face turned out.





BBM blog @ 2018/12/02 09:07:35


Post by: Power Elephant


Done.





BBM blog @ 2018/12/03 13:37:41


Post by: Power Elephant


Finally, I am allowed to post this. It's currently being voted on in a local competition, and is in the leadin the People's choice.











BBM blog @ 2018/12/03 14:33:48


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


It's really amazing how far your work has come. The most recent pieces are phenomenal.


BBM blog @ 2018/12/03 14:43:22


Post by: Power Elephant


Thank you very much. Your words of praise mean a lot. There is still a lot to learn though.


BBM blog @ 2019/01/01 17:42:46


Post by: Power Elephant


My diorama did end up winning the People's choice! I am a bit dissapointed about the judges not giving it an award also, but i suppose they know better than me and I just have to try harder next time.
This model took an absurdly long time to paint. I will be adjusting the colour scheme a bit to increase contrast.





BBM blog @ 2019/01/21 22:16:10


Post by: Power Elephant


Really like this one too






BBM blog @ 2019/01/29 20:14:23


Post by: Power Elephant


Dood





BBM blog @ 2019/02/13 20:23:18


Post by: Power Elephant


I haven't painted GW models in a while. I really like this model.






BBM blog @ 2019/03/05 20:39:12


Post by: Power Elephant


Painted for a client. They are not yet based because the client wanted to do it himself, so I apologise for that. They are still technically waiting for his aprooval, but I expect no issues, very minor changes at worst.





BBM blog @ 2019/03/08 21:01:28


Post by: Power Elephant


Worked a lot on this guy. Not quite satisfied with the contrast on some places, but very satisfied with the smooth blends on others. Also the pictures aren't the best, usually my brother takes them, and he's out of town at the moment.




BBM blog @ 2019/04/11 20:26:01


Post by: Power Elephant


With this, the goblin team is complete.





BBM blog @ 2019/06/05 11:37:21


Post by: Power Elephant


Painted as a commission.





BBM blog @ 2019/06/21 15:52:40


Post by: Power Elephant


Been waiting a long time to post this. I got it so I can practice painting skin. There are admitedly models that are nothing but skin, but I am not a fan of lewd models.





BBM blog @ 2019/06/21 16:51:36


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


That is some gorgeous skin tone! I've been struggling recently to get mine right, it's hard isn't it!


BBM blog @ 2019/06/21 18:38:45


Post by: Power Elephant


Thank you. Yeah, it's very hard, there is much room for improovement still.


BBM blog @ 2019/06/23 14:59:41


Post by: Power Elephant


Also painted for a competition, this model is full of details and character.





BBM blog @ 2019/06/24 20:15:45


Post by: Power Elephant


I created my page about painting miniatures a while back, and am very happy to have an audience, however small, to watch at the work that I do. The growth of my page has been much slower than I hoped though, and it is clear that I must make some changes. Up until now my plan has always been to paint the best miniature that I can, and hopefuly it would blow everyone away. But, as my skill grew, so too did I realise just how inferior my paintjobs were to many talented painters out there. So, my plan now is to post WIP-s in adition to my finished works, in hopes that I can recieve feedback by you wonderfull people, and so that I can explain my process in depth to anyone who is interested.



BBM blog @ 2019/06/25 20:42:20


Post by: Power Elephant


Yesterday I made the playground and was quite happy with how it turned out. Today I decided that it looked a bit too happy considering it is supposed to be the forgoten remains of a blasted civilisation. The simplest way to fix this was to change the ambience to something darker, so I airbrushed some Night blue onto the whole thing, then airbrushed some white to represent moonlight and reinforced the blue again in some areas. I added some broken glass shards to make the piece a bit less empty and finaly painted and glued the kid. For the kid I imagined two sources of light: a weak one comming from above representing moonlight, and a stronger one comming from below representing moonlight bouncing from the snow and ice. All of the colours on the kid had some Night blue mixed into them to sell the ambience efect. I think that it turned out great, I was honestly quite surprised to see how the pictures turned out. My brother tried some new photography techniques too, and it is safe to say we will be using them again in the future.
#28magchallenge



BBM blog @ 2019/07/02 14:56:39


Post by: Power Elephant


Changed the ambience to night time, added some stuff and OSL. I have to say that the light looks much more yellow in the pictures than in real life.



BBM blog @ 2019/07/15 10:41:08


Post by: Power Elephant


The finished product, pic taken at an event.



BBM blog @ 2019/09/02 20:17:04


Post by: Power Elephant






BBM blog @ 2019/09/14 17:33:38


Post by: Power Elephant


Sorry for not posting in such a long time. I haven't managed to arrange any commissions this summer so I setled on a summer job and thus haven't been able to paint anything. Hopefuly this makes up for it.






BBM blog @ 2019/09/20 17:17:35


Post by: Power Elephant


Making another S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Can't start painting the actual model yet sadly as I'm waiting for some brushes.


BBM blog @ 2019/09/24 19:13:38


Post by: Power Elephant


WIP. Very happy with this so far. I had trouble with working with wrinkly clothes in the past, but I dare say not anymore.


BBM blog @ 2019/09/25 17:42:25


Post by: Power Elephant


All done. I don't have much to say about this, other than I'm happy with how it turned out.






BBM blog @ 2019/10/07 18:12:13


Post by: Power Elephant


It's only fair that an amazing sculpt is covered by a worthy paintjob!




BBM blog @ 2019/10/13 17:42:10


Post by: Power Elephant


This blog will nog go through a short period of radio silence. Models are being painted (and one is already done) for a local painting competition, the rules of which forbid me to post any entries untill it starts. Once this period ends though, you will be treated to some of the best work ever posted to this blog!


BBM blog @ 2019/11/17 21:27:52


Post by: Power Elephant


Just something to kill the time. Don't have the money to get the models I want to paint right now sadly. Not something I put too much effort into but I did learn a lot from it, so I call that a success.




BBM blog @ 2019/12/02 08:14:21


Post by: Power Elephant


Been waiting to post this for a while. I will be posting a lot of finished projects now. Geralt of Rivia is completely wasted and ready to gamble all his money away on a game of Gwent.





BBM blog @ 2019/12/08 17:17:04


Post by: Power Elephant


Wasn't into this model when I was painting it, but now that it's done it looks quite nice.



BBM blog @ 2019/12/15 16:30:48


Post by: Power Elephant


Finished up this little guy. I like the end result a lot. Some people have been complaining that the pictures I post are too big, so I shrunk these in half. Is this better?





BBM blog @ 2019/12/26 14:53:53


Post by: Power Elephant


Got a solar powered turntable for Christmas, so I made a video (and a channel) for youtube.
Enjoy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtlS1SU_gB8
More to come.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Got a solar powered turntable for Christmas, so I made a video (and a channel) for youtube.
Enjoy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtlS1SU_gB8
More to come.


BBM blog @ 2020/01/04 15:59:55


Post by: Power Elephant


OSL and night time experiment (again). Turned out pretty good. I edited a black background for this picture, but for some reason it dakkadakka (and other sites) recognise them as the same picture and refuse to allow both of them to be up at the same time, so you will have to imagine the black background.



BBM blog @ 2020/01/07 16:35:22


Post by: Power Elephant


Made a youtube channel. I'm no editor so it's nothing special, but it's fun to do. Give it a look, and I hope you enjoy:
channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgnVVMjHZ2kGYoW_gYUxK-A
Showcase videos:





BBM blog @ 2020/01/14 13:45:58


Post by: Power Elephant


WIP of a goblin. I like the result so far. Since I play MTG I decided it would be nice to make a special base for it and have it be a very fancy creature token.

Also, here is the latest video on my youtube channel:



BBM blog @ 2020/01/16 19:36:49


Post by: Power Elephant


Pretty proud of this one




BBM blog @ 2020/01/22 15:27:53


Post by: Power Elephant


Here's a link to the goblin on putty and paint in case you feel like voting:
https://www.puttyandpaint.com/projects/23947
Another one of my videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ToNN6ZymX4
WIP of my next project:



BBM blog @ 2020/01/27 16:23:16


Post by: Power Elephant






BBM blog @ 2020/02/10 14:51:57


Post by: Power Elephant


Got a new airbrush setup, just wanted to share.



BBM blog @ 2020/02/10 14:58:26


Post by: Stevefamine


Love your blog/work

I have the same airbrush setup! Great compressor


BBM blog @ 2020/02/15 09:42:44


Post by: Power Elephant


Thanks.

Here's a video of my latest work,the pics will come later as some turned out bad so I need to retake them.





BBM blog @ 2020/02/22 11:01:04


Post by: Power Elephant


Decided to resume my Yu jing project. Latest edition to the team. Pics turned out rather poorly though, just couldn't get the lighting right.




BBM blog @ 2020/03/03 09:00:38


Post by: Power Elephant


I'm holding a giveaway of some of my stalker models. Check it out:
https://www.facebook.com/289341351497273/posts/874467196318016/?sfnsn=mo


BBM blog @ 2020/03/05 10:49:04


Post by: Power Elephant


My next project. Looking great so far, very happy with the fur. I managed to create a fur with a lot of colour and variance. It was really simple to do, very gradual back and forth drybrushing untill I was satisfied with the position and intensity of the highlights. After that it was a matter of slowly adding shadows with thin washes, feathering them out to get a smooth transition.



BBM blog @ 2020/03/08 10:46:19


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


That’s amazing texture on the flag, what is the scale of the mini?


BBM blog @ 2020/03/09 08:48:59


Post by: Power Elephant


It says 40mm on the box, but since he is an antrophomorphic mammoth that doesn't really mean much. He is about the height of a 54mm scale human, only much, much bulkier.


BBM blog @ 2020/03/16 13:38:12


Post by: Power Elephant


It turns out that there is a lot of work to be done on this model. The fur and the red armor did not take too much time, but there is a surprising amount of detail that needs doing on this model, and getting it done takes a lot of time and patience. Still, at this point you can basicaly see what the model will look like when it's done, and I think I like what I see. What's your take?


BBM blog @ 2020/03/16 21:09:59


Post by: Fifty


That is looking great. Lovely miniature, and the paintjob is doing it justice.


BBM blog @ 2020/03/17 20:04:45


Post by: Fifty


...I think the eyes and the folds of skin around them may make or break the model.


BBM blog @ 2020/03/19 10:11:40


Post by: Power Elephant


Finished. I hope you like it. My lightbox isn't really big enough for such a tall model, at least not when I put him on a wooden cube like this one.




BBM blog @ 2020/03/19 18:29:51


Post by: aku-chan


Fantastic job on the samurai mammoth!


BBM blog @ 2020/03/23 15:09:28


Post by: Power Elephant


Thank you. I had intended to paint a lot this weekend, but unfortunately due to quite a serious earthquake hitting my area I don't have anything to show you today. Not that I'm complaining, a lot of people are dealing with actual problems and not minor inconveniences like mine because of it.


BBM blog @ 2020/03/24 11:10:44


Post by: Power Elephant


Managed to catch some time for painting, this is what I've got so far. I'm going to be adding some freckles by splattering paint off a brush (hopefuly this won't ruin the entire model) so I didn't paint the eyes first like I usualy do. This turned out to be a mistake, without the eyes painted it became extremely difficult to estimate if the face looks natural. I remembered I have some masking liquid so I'm going to go ahead and paint the eyes, it's a good opurtunity to try this liquid mask thing out.


BBM blog @ 2020/03/25 12:27:38


Post by: Power Elephant


Small adjustements made.


BBM blog @ 2020/03/26 21:54:54


Post by: Power Elephant


I think I'm done with the skin. I've recieved positive comments about the freckles so far, but if you also have any comments I would apreciate them.


BBM blog @ 2020/03/27 10:27:35


Post by: JustALittleOrkish


The freckles look great. They really elevate this to the next level


BBM blog @ 2020/03/27 13:44:41


Post by: aku-chan


Love the freckles, they're making the skin look even more realistic.


BBM blog @ 2020/03/29 19:07:13


Post by: Power Elephant


JustALittleOrkish wrote:The freckles look great. They really elevate this to the next level


aku-chan wrote:Love the freckles, they're making the skin look even more realistic.

Thanks, I was really nervous before I did them. Much like the freckles here is an effect I am also doing for the first time. I'm not done with any of these newly painted areas by the way, I was just impatient and jumped all over the place with my painting. It's not 100% family friendly so I'll hide it under a spoiler.
Spoiler: