Monday, July 26, 2010

Blood Ravens Shrike Proxy - Skipping A Bit

I am mortified by the quality of the photos in that last post.  For what was supposed to be a step-by-step I certainly lost the ability to show the different steps.  When I did the Hormagaunt step-by-step for Hive Fleet Emervac, I had the photo set up and just placed the model in position after each step and click.  This time I just pointed the Ott light more or less at the mini and took a hand-held snapshot.  Ouch.

So here at left is hopefully a little better idea of what he looks like.  I had intended to show the varying levels of bone as I built up to what you see here, and I still have those photos, but I haven't looked at the quality yet.  Maybe I'll do a "step 3" that bridges the gap between step 2 and this.  Maybe I'll just pick another mini and do a real step-by-step with decent photos.  Even with the photo setup this guy shows very little of the red variation.  That may be partly because I applied some glass varnish to some point I wanted to protect and ended up varnishing a lot more of the model than I had originally planned.  (Don't ask why... I really don't know.)  The right thigh looks like it still has a little shine to it, even after the whole model got a spritz of Testors Dull Cote. 

So, still to go on this model.... hair, face clean-up, belt buckle clean-up, badge thingy clean-up, silver highlights, base detail, purity seals, and jump pack.

5 comments:

  1. looks good. The only thing I'd say is you might want an intermediate stage on the cream highlight. Otherwise, cool!

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  2. I know this post is pretty darn Ancient by now, but could you upload the rest of those pictures? I've been following your guide and they would be more than handy

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  3. @Jesse, let me see if I can still find them. If I can't, I get enough people landing here looking for "how to paint blood ravens" that I should probably do a better tutorial.

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  4. I know that's how I found your blog (And subsequently spent a night reading through it) but your guide is easy to follow and gives a really terrific end product

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  5. On a side note, what colors do you use to do your Blood Raven Librarians? The effect i have achieved so far from your guides have been more than Excellent (Ans i can't paint) So any tips wold be helpful

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