Wednesday, October 13, 2021

A Song of Ice & Fire - Commission 14

 Metal parts have begun

the Stark wolf shields will feature some
metal wolves, others with painted wood look

again the two forces are distinct in presentation

only the swords were fully done in this stage

there was time to do the 'dusty' metal parts
that the Lannisters have much of

there are plans for brass and gold parts to be
done - especially on Jamie Lannister

Now house details take over for a couple of days - there may be time for the chainmail to be done before the weekend.

Then comes final leather and highlights ... along with detail 'repairs'.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

A Song of Ice & Fire - Commission 13

 The first stage of highlights has begun, though much of my time is also being diverted to packing up house.

the lighter blue and greys have been done today

detail work always takes the longer time

the oranges and yellows are yet to come

the final stages of the 'heroes' will also take up time

Though I got less done today than I hoped, and with thanksgiving meal and visits expected tomorrow, I'll not be getting back to the brushes in earnest until the 12th.

Having said that - I still foresee a completion on or about the 21st.

Saturday, October 09, 2021

A Song of Ice & Fire - Commission 12


the force composition and colors stand out now

only some highlights and metallic are needed for
most of the foot troops

the Kligane (yellow) forces have more yet

while the 'heroes' of both sides still have a few more details
to come

the bulk of the forces just have some more
highlights ... then touch up begins

the bases are also being worked on so that
everything can be flocked at the same time
if possible

The target date of October 21 for completion continues to be possible - just need to keep at the work.

Friday, October 08, 2021

A Song of Ice & Fire - Commission 11.b

 These minis came with special movement trays.

the Stark set

The Lannister set


Here they are just now base-coated due to a break in the weather so I could do the base coating.

The paint was still wet in the photos.

A Song of Ice & Fire - Commission 11

 The mid-tones are going on now.

much of the red colors are still to be brought up

a variation in the reds will be happening with the
final layers

the blues work out differently

starting to look like there will be a wash
used on them to give them a bit of a weathering look

Thursday, October 07, 2021

A Song of Ice & Fire - Commission 10

 Now the flesh is getting brought up to brighter levels.

the two forces are really showing their base colors now

the faces are bright now

Saturday, October 02, 2021

A Song of Ice & Fire - Commission 9


Lannisters in ink layer

I always find that the characters come to life
in the inking stage

truly a richness to the color happens in this stage

tricky to get different ink colors on the same
model without running

Now the detail work can commence

Still looking like I will make may October 21st deadline for this project, though the bases (there are special base holders) may be a faster done job, simply because they are so simple in construction - none needed and just a base coat and flocking to be done.

Weather will be the main factor in the finishing stages as I cannot do the matte coating in really nasty weather.

Friday, October 01, 2021

A Song of Ice & Fire - Commission 8


colors now ready for inking

a mix of many in both forces

this to allow for a variation once the inks are on

then detail color work and kit gets done in earnest

all of them in one shot

The models are well sized and I have found that the plastics are lighter to hold, though they have

bumped into one another, there has been no breakage (as with the pike units last year in plastic).