Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Finished - Ramos Crew for Malifaux

I've had this photo ready and waiting for a week, but I wanted to submit it to the WAMP contests, before I posted it to the blog.

This project serves dual purposes on WAMP:  1) the WAMP Ladder and 2) the Wyrd Miniatures 2013 contest.  I'm still working with the moderator and my opponent to set it up for the WAMP Ladder.  If you want to see what I'm against, here's a link to my competition's entry on the WAMP thread, the Ortega Gang. 

As for the Wyrd Miniatures contest, the deadline for that is at the end of the month, and then there will probably be a week or so for voting.  I think Demonn is going to win that one, with his Kaeris' Crew.

I'm really pleased with my work on this project.  There are few areas that I would like to improve or enhance, but I reached the end of my time-block and my focus.  I feel tremendous pressure and worry to work on my diorama for Adepticon, which is only a few weeks away.

For this project, I gained a lot of practice with non-metallic metal (NMM).  I still have a ways to go, but I'm very pleased with the brass legs on the Brass Arachnid (the one with the big blue eye) and the claws on the Steamborg Executioner (bottom photo), especially the bronze effect.

I tried to give the effect of glass tubes for the legs on the Steamborg, using several layers of gloss varnish.  I think it needs even more layers to sell the effect.  For it to work, I think there must be zero texture.  That might require doubling the number of layers I used.

In any case, I now have a sufficiently complete set of models to play a basic list for Ramos, where I can use all of his tricks, like summoning the Electrical Creation and creating additional Steampunk Arachnids. 

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