Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Finished 3rd Aspiring Sorcerer

So I wrapped up the 3rd aspiring sorcerer.  I had almost forgotten what a pain in the butt these are to paint.

He's certainly not perfect, I can now see a few spots I need to touch up a little.

The big challenge was that I painted the last two over a year ago.  Also they had been airbrushed blue, where this guy I just started off the white primer.  That means the I had to find all the little hard to reach white gaps that normally the airbrush nicely fills.  But on the other hand getting the bottom white 'dress' was much easier to do this time, where on the other two it was layers upon layers of trying to make it look right (and I was never really 100% happy with the result).

Lastly over the course of the last year I've changed the process of how I've done the gold.  Partly because it is a bit easier, partly because the original gold color was more bronze and it's pretty much a dead pot now.  However this is the first time I've tried to match models and you can certainly see a difference.

Here's the 3 aspiring sorcerers together.

Of course my bad photography will cover up a lot.  If you look closely you can see the white on the center guy is a lot more smooth, but the gold bits don't have as much contrast.  This is most obviously on the 'heads' on the backpacks.

However I, of course, am going to notice these things.  Once they are on the table and leading their squads of dust buckets they'll look fine.

I hope.

My wife is having Braxton Hicks contractions, which is just a reminder that this baby is really coming I suppose.  She went to the doctor yesterday and everything is fine, but she is to take it easy this week so she can make it to 37 weeks so the baby is full term.  Of course that doesn't mean the baby will come that early, but certainly we're entering the 'oh this could happen any time now' phase.

17 days until Kublacon and a VERY theoretical 27 days until Baby #2 is due.

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