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Painting and Modelling / Re: Marco does something
« Last post by MarcoSkoll on November 17, 2017, 09:41:58 AM »
[Extremely rude words]

Attempts to get Silva undercoated early this morning so I could get the skin and base colours on today have gone extremely thick (possibly it was too cold, although I deliberately tested on another model first), and I'm now desperately trying to strip it off in a hope that the model can be saved.

Unless I get very lucky, looks like I'll have to bring some other characters tomorrow.

EDIT: I think they can be saved in the long run, but unfortunately, definitely not for tomorrow. I've got a lot of it off without undue damage, but a couple of tiny fragments of GS have come away with the undercoat , so the models are going to need repair, which I simply cannot do in time.
Painting and Modelling / Re: Marco does something
« Last post by mcjomar on November 17, 2017, 07:42:41 AM »
So the short answer to my second query is "yes" then, going by your reference picture there.

Based on that I'd say you're very good to go on the painting side of things.
Painting and Modelling / Re: Marco does something
« Last post by MarcoSkoll on November 17, 2017, 01:23:22 AM »
She's supposed to look rather rough - she's a veteran of 28 years of combat and been frequently shot, stabbed and blown up, which then has to be stitched back together with whatever level of medical aid is available that day.
While perhaps those scars could be healed with the Inquisition's resources, she's never been happier in her life.

Her current reference sheet (click for bigger) should give some sense of just how beaten up she is.

All those scars are reproduced on the model. They're not particularly prominent, but they are there.

It's not something that photographs particularly well, between all of the fine details and the inconsistent quality of the surface (anything I've tweaked or sharpened with a scalpel has a lighter and more matte finish, so the contours are less clear - particularly without binocular vision and the option to see it under different lights and angles).

I've checked the genuine article using a mirror (a good way to see art "fresh", without being influenced by any mental image of what you think you've drawn/sculpted), and I'm happy with it. It's not a face that would sell perfume or lipstick, but that's not her job.

I'm guessing it's the angle of the picture, but Silva's leg looks as if the armour would block it coming up in the crotch region?
The above reference hopefully gives some idea about how everything is attached. There's nothing of the original leg left, with the new hip joint and electro-fascicles anchored onto her (fairly heavily reinforced) pelvis.

The proportions on the model are possibly not absolutely identical to the reference, but they're close enough and at this stage I can't be doing any reworking while still having her even half-ready for the event.
I will be Mother-of-Mercying, but I think I'm the only one and even then I'm hoping to still be available on Sunday.

My routine for events is a bit more refined than it used to be. I still end up somewhat sleep deprived on the day (caffeine helps), but I'm now taking later trains (more sleep), catching the tram (less walking) and taking antihistamines (so I don't lose my voice by the end of the day), so I tend to recover quicker.
With Mother of Mercy this Saturday, who all is likely to be around and compus-mentus Sunday morning? Other than myself.
I am in fact that chap called Sam :).

Hello chap called Sam! It'll be a pleasure to have you along. Bring along what you can, and if you don't have anything on the day we'll have plenty of warbands ready to go so you can have a blast and get to grips with the game!

Unless Rob has something unusual planned, we normally wrap up about six, and a lot of people will make an exit pretty soon after.

I was there a few weeks back and the tables were open til 8 on a Saturday. It might have been a special occasion but I'm hoping we have some overlap. I anticipate we'll be done by 6, but it's nice to have that buffer in case we need to squeeze in an extra turn to get a satisfying conclusion. Myself and my Northern Crew (tm) will be hanging around til they kick us out of Bugman's as we have accomodation booked in Nottingham for the night, so anyone is welcome to stick around afterwards!

As long as you're low-key about it, everything should be fine.

We had this fustercluck a few weeks back, in the centre of the hall and screaming at the top of our lungs for four hours. There were definitely plenty of models in there that aren't GW, but everyone (including staff) that saw it were more agog at the spectacle than could pick us up on any of the characters individually.

I'm not worried ;)

Painting and Modelling / Re: Marco does something
« Last post by cymrilian on November 16, 2017, 08:53:40 PM »
I agree that silva's face may need some work, but her armour and pose look fantastic.
i had planned on bringing the marines for display and my 3 Josef crew :lol:

and a chap called Sam who is starting Inquisitor :)

I am in fact that chap called Sam :).

 Forgot that this was a 'clave event, so I'm excited to meet y'all. Unfortunately my own painting speed is far too glacial for me to be able to bring any minis along, mostly because I spend upwards of 36 hours a week in lectures, plus coursework/rehearsals ^^'. Hopefully I'll have something to show in the new year though.

Very much looking forward to my first game of Inquisitor! :)
Painting and Modelling / Re: Marco does something
« Last post by mcjomar on November 16, 2017, 05:54:55 PM »
I'll echo the previous comments.
I'm guessing it's the angle of the picture, but Silva's leg looks as if the armour would block it coming up in the crotch region?
Legs/cloth deform in that area, while metal wouldn't, and to my eyes it looks as if the inner thigh in the crotch region (based on the pic) needs to be curved further down a little to allow free movement of the leg for flexibility.

Unless, of course, her custom trousers are hiding some more bits of the machinery, in which case giving her full range of movement, but disguised by the cut of her clothing.
Gutted I can't make this one but am hoping for lots of pics guys.
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