@Gobert: Darn right!
, 8 views and 2 votes for all my efforts sounds about right
@Olthannon: I looked at blue camo schemes online to make sure I got the blocking as close to real as possible, I'll take your comment as a sign that I at least got close
@Cam: Yeah, but we all know your "quick and dirty" blows my "month worth of effort" out of the water every time : )
and now, since it's been a month since I finished him, I suppose it's time for a proppa update on the Comms Boy.
<Crackle of static, some feedback, and then indiscernible shouting on the other end of the line>
Comms Boy: Wot's dat boss? Right then, you got it!
Kommando Nob: Wot'd 'e say?
Comms Boy: 'E sez, "More dakka, den get stuck in and krump 'em proppa!"
Kommando Nob: Pffft, typical.
Comms Boy: Why, you got a better plan?
Kommando Nob: 'Course I do. I sez we drop down dat ravine dere, sneak up on da fort, and den slit dere froats while deyz sleepin'.
Comms Boy: I like da sound of dat, proppa sneaky like eh?
Kommando Nob: Dat's right, proppa sneaky like.
<Loud feedback, and more irate indiscernible shouting on the other end of the line>
Comms Boy: Er, is dis fing still on? Yeah, 'course boss. Nah, we'll do it your way, 'course we will. Kommandos out.
I've been using the kommandos box as an opportunity to try out new techniques, and had this guy basecoated when I decided to give my hand a try at OSL
since he actually has a light on his gun and all. So I went back and blocked out the areas that I thought should be reflecting the red light with white paint on primer, then started layering on dark red and highlighted up from there. Then through watching videos, I learned about the notion of making the scene that the mini is in night time to explain how the lighting effect can be so profound and started mixing blues into the highlight colors of things like his skin tone. For a first attempt at OSL
, and as a learning experience, I consider this effort a success although obviously I could continue to refine the effect on this mini and my technique still has a long way to go. I'm calling him done though, and the funny thing is that on the tabletop, all of my orks are in the desert in broad daylight, but this guy is so sneaky, it's perpetually night for him. Pics: