Monday, July 25, 2011

Another brick in the base, part II

While I have finally finished painting all of the models in my Kabal of the Fursaken, I am currently hard at work on the bases for the collection.

The photo above, shows one of the Valkyrie-sized oval bases, on which a Ravager or the Dais will be mounted.  This photo was taken about halfway through the preparation of the base.  I just thought you guys might get a kick out of the number of individual bricks I get to pick out with my brush.  Pretty silly!

Well, it should be clear that the project is coming to a close, and I should have some real photos to display soon enough.  This leaves me an entire month until NOVA to finish working on both my display board, as well as my army book.  As I have said repeatedly, I feel that fielding a "counts-as" army requires me to provide each opponent with a photographic army book and list, to help alleviate confusion.  So... some background story writing, and document formatting...  Sometimes my hobby feels like a job.

Anyway, back to the bases.  I cannot really express the feeling of seeing this project finally finished...  I can't wait to share it.


  1. looking awesome so far Dan. Cant wait to see them in person.

    think they will be ready by BFS GT or Conflict?

  2. Thanks Tordeck!

    I plan to take the collection to NOVA next month, so luckily I will be all set for both BfS as well as Conflict. I should make it to one of your Vet nights before that though... I will post on your forums when I figure out a good time to go. First Thursday of the month, right? At Toywiz?

  3. Thats correct.

    I might make Aug, but if its after that I'll have to wait till the GTs :( Daughter is due to be born Sept 5th :)

  4. Nice stuff there Dan, I'm really looking forward to seeing the final product.

  5. Looking great man. Want to see this project as well. :p

    (Also for the record, I would cry if I had to paint that )

  6. Maybe it is the high contrast photo but those bricks seem too bright cherry red for my taste. A think a nice wash would tone down the bricks nicely and help the eye focus on the eventual figures. Nice job though.

  7. ...

    How do you continue to be so much better than me, and still getting better?!

    Seriously though, can't wait to see it when it's done. I'm honestly not a huge fan of the *concept*, but your execution has been stunning thus far.

  8. Jay: Thanks for the support!

    Neil: I often wash my models in tears. =D

    Chaosgerbil: You are correct in both counts: The brick is actually painted GW dark flesh at this stage, so the iphone camera + flash changed the color. And in addition to the photographic failure, the brick does in fact get a wash after this stage in the process. Good eye!

    Abakus: Ideally, the finished collection will match the vision I set out with, and win you over. =D

    My wrists are killing me, but I am heading back to the brush. I am running dangerously low on podcasts at the moment...