Sunday, May 31, 2015

More Fantasy WIPs and how NOT to build Dungeon Tiles.

Thanks Gaz! I appreciate the kind words and the feedback. I still haven't bought that desk but I mostly likely will in the next few months.

I had to work all last weekend and the weekend before that I was out of town, so I haven't got a work done.

First off, I present some more WIPs.

I like some better than others. The Demon on the far right is pissing me off at the moment. All green and he was too boring, so I added some red tints. Now there is too much red. Grrrrr!

Dynamic shot washed out by the sunlight.

I started messing about with some non-metallic metals on a couple of these.

And next...
How not to build Dungeon Tiles.

I made these out of cardboard. Each one is 9 inches by 9 inches. I want to make some proper foam ones, but these were just a tester. They assembled quick, easy and cheap.

As you can see, there are some interesting combinations. I should have made a starter Tile and a final "Boss" tile too. The plan was to hand paint some cobble stone after I sprayed them with textured spray paint.

Unfortunately, I decided to cover the cardboard edges with masking tape. This process was pretty time consuming and took longer that cutting out the tiles in the first place. After I sprayed the tiles, the masking tape, shrunk and peeled in places leaving an unsightly mess.

Oh well, They were only meant to be a trial run for fancy foam boards anyways. It still would have been nice if they looked half way decent though. I doubt I will bother painting them now. At least they only cost me half a can of textured spray paint as the tape and cardboard I had laying around the house.

Until next time....

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Aggro's Fantasy WIPs May 10 2015

I still can't seem to leave Comments...
Oh well. I wanted to first give a quick "thank you" for all the kind words people have left in the Comments section.
Meanwhile, I have another photo I took this morning to see how things were coming a long with the latest batch on my painting table.
I can now see a few trouble areas that need some touch up.
Man I paint slow and I still hate painting eyes, even with micron pens!

All and all, pretty pleased with how things are coming along.
On another note, I was looking for a cheap secratery desk to use as a painting station to keep things neat and tidy. Anybody out there use this one from iKea? I am not expecting quality by any means, I was just curious how the storage for the paints, brushes, etc worked out.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Finished (more or less) Fantasy Models by Aggro 84

Thanks for all of the kind words left in my last post's Comments section.
I can't seem to reply back in the Comments section for some reason, but then again, it has been a while since I have used this blog.

I haven't varnished sprayed these guys yet, so I might go back and touch up a few things now that I am looking at some of the photos blown up again. All around though, I'm fairly pleased with the results.

These guys look better in person (honest). Some of the flesh tones are washed out here. I am still not happy with the thug in the middle, but I am a little sick of him right now.

I am happy with the evil eye Dwarf and the Gobbo warrior. I can really use more Gobbos! This one was really fun to paint.

More Broo. The one on the left painted up the best I think.

After a vote for red hair and a vote for blonde (thanks 24_Cigarettes), I went with orange hair for the thug playing the horn.


A grab bag of what was left over during photographing.

I hope you all enjoy.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Aggro 84's Various Fantasy Model WIP's

First post in a looong time.
I finally set up a painting table again and I have been slowly getting back into a painting groove.
I took these WIP shots to look at and check for areas that need touching up.
I figured I might as well share them.
The Goblin (2nd from the left) was the first one I have painted in years.

Some classic Citadel sculpts in this batch

I'm not sure where the Undead Dude on the left came from. Some more of the old school on display here.
These are the least complete of the lot. I am not sure what color to do the thug in the middle's hair. Any thoughts?

Its good to be back painting again. I am hoping to have most of these finished by the end of the weekend.