|From a veteran who is fortunate enough to be here to celebrate Veterans day, to those who are not.|
Hobby stuff first, since that's what the blog is all about. I started a thread on DakkaDakka about the test models to get some more opinions on the paint scheme and got some good suggestions. I tried a couple washes on the skin and some different colored washes for the eyes and details. Here's the short and skinny with pics from my phone since my main camera is out of batteries and all the fresh ones are currently MIA from moving. (I also realized that I missed a couple armor plates on the legs. And that concludes your random thought intrusion of the day.)
Just for kicks, I tried a blue and purple wash for the eyes/details and don't really like either one. Too dark and doesn't stand out at all. The right model is the lighter skin color with a flesh tone wash. It is better than the next skin wash but it did not turn out as well as I had hoped.
|I figured it couldn't hurt to try the purple skin wash. I was wrong. My eyes! It buuuurns!|
|From Sandwyrm's Color Theory Archive (Part III) |
I just can't seem to pimp these articles enough can I?
And now on to non-hobby stuff and why I haven't gotten anything done lately. Sunday I grilled for the 'out-laws' AKA my wife's parents (who are totally cool by the way, no evil mother-in-law for me) at our new place. I grilled up some hot dogs and squash/zucchini/onions in olive oil (it's a secret family recipe, so don't tell anybody). Nothing fancy, but it's cheap and tastes pretty damn good, especially when you know someone who grows the zucchini and squash and gives it you for free. Monday we went over to my visit my parents and my brother worked the grill. More grilled dogs and sausage, which I don't mind because there are many ways to skin a cat but only one way to cook a dog... I mean hot dogs... *awkward silence*... Hokay, moving right along!
I've been trying to get some work done on the next Adventures in Airbrushing post but just haven't had the time to get much progress done. It's still coming, I promise. It's priority #1 followed by getting the third Tyranid