Ok, maybe a bit melodramatic. It has been a very busy couple of months with work so no updates online.
As a bit of irony, as I sat down I realized I have some work in progress models that would make a good post. So undead models to raise my blog from the death of absence.
This is a wonderful sculpt by Reaper I picked up. I very much like the character of the model. I went for a tarnished armour effect which worked very well and the crystal ball in the staff turned out pretty well I think. I am not happy with the bones. It came out too white and hopefully a wash can make it appear a bit more grim. A bit of free-hand on the crystal he is holding turned out very well from a table-top perspective I think.
I had a few unpainted Games Workshop skeletons kicking around and I thought what better use than as minions for the lich-like mystic. I did a heavy wash over the eyes with a bright blue to capture the whole glowing eyes look. Up close it shows a few errant strokes but from a distance it really looks like glowing eyes. The dried bones were set to capture faded and worn bones. And of course the rust wash turned out very well I think.
And what would be complete without the family photo.
Hopefully something inspired you today, if nothing else it shows I’m not quite dead yet. Damn, mixing movie metaphors again.