Friday, 28 February 2014

Revolution Issue 02

We end this great month with Revolution Issue 02. Yes, the second issue is now available for download, and it is certainly an improvement of the first one, though still not exactly what I'm hoping for.

This month, the Bits & Bobs section, as well as the Blog Step In section have been removed, though they will hopefully both be a part of next months issue. I've also added in a few more sections, which should hopefully add to the magazine's intrigue.

Once more I will list some of the segments in this issue.

New Sculpts
Miniature Conversions
Miniatures on Stage
Photos of the Month
Story
Terrain Review
Battle Report

and some mystery sections that I will not announce here.

So, here's Issue 02

Obviously, once again I'm asking you to trust me that I have not installed any viruses etc in this file, as it needs to be downloaded. It works fine after downloading, as I thought I'd check to make sure it wasn't going to be a damaged file or uploaded wrong.

I hope you enjoy this issue. Remember, feel free to comment or contact me about feelings about the issue, or if you would like to get involved in the next one.

P.S - for those who want to know, I've re-uploaded Issue 01 as the first version had some terrible spelling mistakes in there, which just can't be accepted. I don't make any excuses for mistakes, and will try and rectify any that I find later that have escaped attention on Proof Read day.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

River Terrain

Just wanted to show off the river terrain I worked on. I made the water using PVA glue. Took ages due to the amount of time necessary to allow the glue to dry. As well as having multiple layers needing to be washed with blue and green to give the water colour. I really enjoyed this though. Can't wait to have it in play upon the battle field.
 


 
You'll be able to see the rocks in the water and the white lines to insinuate the streams current. One thing I don't completely like is the fact that the top layer of PVA glue which had to be quite thick, is still sort of a milky clear colour, instead of just clear. This sort of ruins the final effect I was hoping for, but I'm still pleased.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Some of Thorin's Company join us

 
Here's the newest lot to Thorin's Company. Bombur, Gloin and Dori. They were an absolute delight to paint. Especially when working out where I should put my colour scheme on them so they still followed certain rules, such as leather mainly being the blue I use, whilst normal cloth is black, and metal is steel or mithril. The extra colour that is only really shown on King Zreal himself, is white. After using it on Thorin and Dwalin, I really liked the choice and so you'll see it on these guys as well.

 
Firstly, here's Gloin. What I really like about Gloin's sculpt is the layered folds of his leather armour/clothing. It's quite nice, and was fun to paint up, giving the edging a white colour. I also like how Gloin is posed almost identically to a Gimli model, showing the similarity between father and son.
 
After painting the hafts of the axes steel, I decided I wanted to make them stand out a bit more, and went for a white. I was toying with the idea of some blue deco on it too, but decided I'd need more practise first.
 
I may need to go back over the skin tones, as they seem ghostly pale.

 
Bombur. A lovely character. I like his uniqueness of wielding ladle and butchers knife... carving knife? You know what I mean. He presented the opportunity to actually reveal in more detail the grey trousers my dwarves wear. It's highly unlikely anyone has really noticed it too much yet, as most of the dwarves sculpts have either no trousers showing, or a minimal amount. Saying that, I should really go look at Thorin and Dwalin to see if I actually painted their trousers grey. I can't remember.
 
Once again, skin tones may need re-touching.

 
Okay, Dori is definitely in need of skin tone brightening as he seems like he's lost too much blood here. Here's the first show of my use of the blue GW shade paint. It'll be used on cloaks, so expect to see it on the archers still to come at some point.
 
The flail was a great object to use nulin oil on. I was quite pleased with how that turned out. I also like the colour around Dori's neck (where else would it be), and made it stand out differently, using the same technique I implemented with my Volucris (Grim Hammers) dwarves.
 
So that's it for now. I'll see you again next week, or on your own posts, and probably around the communities. Enjoy the rest of the week.