Friday, May 27, 2011

RtC: To The Competition!

Countdown to KublaCon painting competition: 2 days!

Well, today is the opening day of KublaCon, and I'm ready! There were a number of small refinements to the model since my last update over 3 weeks ago. I'll post final pics of this guy later, but here's a quickie one before he heads off to the competition display case.

Overall I'm pretty happy. I'm not really expecting to place well in the masters, but it's a goal I set for myself regardless. I've put a lot of time into this model. I'd conservatively estimate at least 50 hours, and perhaps as many as 75. I'm really ready to be done with him.

One thing to note is that I decided not to seal him like I normally would with other models that I use. I spent an enormous amount of effort on the metallics, and applying a sealing coat could easily throw them off.

While I'm at Kubla I'll be endeavoring to take lots of photos and post them each night, particularly of the Warmachine/Hordes events.

2 comments:

Rob from Painted Addiction said...

Really nice, Good luck, love the base

Mike Howell said...

I really like the finished product. I like the composition and your blends are very well done.

The only critique that I have is that the model seems to have a chalky texture... I can't tell if it's from under-diluted acrylic binder or just the photograph. Hopefully the latter.