Friday, October 16, 2015

Another Dreadtober update

Photo/Drawing/Logo by Todd @ Sincain40k
I tried my hand at masking with poster putty.  Here, I've already applied one color, and now I've applied the poster putty.  I ran out of putty for the one foot.  I could have scavenged from the putty I already placed, but I decided I would just do that foot free-hand.  No one is going to notice the difference on a game piece.

Second color.
I was surprised by how sharp the lines turned out.  I thought that the rolled up sausage-like mask would produce a soft edge.  I think I should have used the putty technique on the smaller Kans and done the free-hand on the larger Dred.  I could still reverse it all, but I'm not going to worry about it.  There's still so much more to do.  These look cool enough.

Here's the whole family.  The center MegaNob went through about 5 color changes.  It started out a purplish-grey, which provided good contrast for the green head, but it was a tad too Easter Egg-y.  I desaturated it towards a salmon, then a biege, and then a desert yellow.  I'm not liking it still.  I think I'm going to bring him towards an orange-ier orange than the yellow-orange guy.


  1. Wow, I didn not expect that effect from the poster puddy. That is really good info to know. I'm loving all the colors here Mike. What a cool looking unit of orks!

    1. Thanks, Greg! And thanks for joining the Hobby Hangout last night. Good to have you on there.

    2. I will try to attend more regularly. I usually hit the sack pretty early (get up at 5:20), but can probably normally do the 8-9 slot :)

  2. Lol, I saw a dread covered in putty and my first thought was that it was a nurgle conversion :)

    They are looking really good. I like the effect the masking off with the putty gives, very organic in the shapes

  3. They really came out looking good! .. the time picking the color was worth it 8)

  4. Thanks, everyone! I hope to make more progress this weekend.

  5. Those clean lines from the putty sausage were a surprise! I'll have to use that... thanks!

  6. Yeah I use putty for masking off sharp lines like sword edges and stuff. Depending on curves and what not its easier than fiddling with trimming tape. I do like seeing the difference between the kans and dread though! It's looking good


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