Showing posts from September, 2009

MOAB (and Wyrd) Painting Competition

MOAB Painting Competition Once again I'm running the MOAB painting competition along with Rob Jedi, which will be held 3-5th October at the Sylvania Heights Community and Youth Club. The categories this year are:Single MiniatureLarge ModelUnit, Squad, Group or RegimentVehicle, Squadron, War machine, or Chariot UnitDiorama or Terrain Piece Open You can find out more information here and also on the official MOAB website.
Wyrd Painting Competition We have a Wyrd painting competition, as a follow-up to the successful one ran by Trevor from OzPainters last year. Get your entries into MOAB Painting Competition, and if it is a Wyrd miniature, it also qualifies for the Wyrd painting competition! Wyrd have agreed to sponsor, with prize support based on the number of entries.
On a related note, Wyrd Miniatures are now available at the Mainly Medieval online store for those who live in Australia and are looking for a local stockist. A restock should arrive this week along with the new faction s…

Orc Banner Part 2

So there's the finished banner design - I added weathering consisting of a few washes of bestial brown and cadmium maroon, and stipped on some darker spots of german camo black brown mixed with chaos black. I was going to use the sponge technique, but I went for larger splotches instead so I opted for hand-painting it. I did the same on the reverse, but I didn't take a photo.
The actual banner canvas is about 2cm from bottom to top where it's nailed to the wood, and about 1.5cm at the widest point. It's next journey is to be glued onto the Orc I am painting for Golden Demon Oz this year.

Orc Sunz Logo

Last night I did a bit of freehand painting on a sculpted banner for an upcoming Golden Demon entry. I thought I'd share with you all some work in progress photos so you can see how it developed. I'm by no means an expert on painting freehand designs, but I think the most important thing is to break it up into simplier shapes and slowly work it up from there. 95% of the work was done with a PP Hobby Work Brush, and the smallest highlights were picked out with Size 0 Vallejo kolinsky sable brush.I started roughing out a circle with Mecharite Red, thinned down to almost like a water colour. I worked out the circle first, and then coloured it, building up the red in several layers. I then used thin Chaos Black to sketch in roughly where certain elements of the design would go - in this case, the border and the face. As the shadows were going to stay fairly dark, I thought black should be ok to use for lining out the design. Next I started picking out the details - the red was hig…