Followers

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Curt's Challenge has started!

Whaat!? I haven't even finished prepping!
Sorry I couldn't resist posting a picture of one of my first attempts at painting human eyes. Seems like it would qualify for "Pro painted" on Ebay. He, and his pals, were probably painted around 1991. I'd like to think I could do better now, but since I have only re-found the hobby in the last few years I have a lot of catching up to do. At some point in the future I will revisit these figures and fix them.

I need to do some serious blog updating. I have a spreadsheet, a general plan, and even forced myself to put paint to figures last night before bed. I have a few bins sorted. Primed and based, primed, unprimed, washed, and unwashed. We'll not mention the ones in box, on sprue or in blister/ bag.

The entries have already begun (gulp!), you can read about them here.

A pox on Miles, Curt and Iannick I say!

16 comments:

  1. He is alright isn't he!
    Nice to see you back on!

    I have a competition on at my place and you seemed miffed to miss the last couple so I thought I would give you a shout

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Stephen, I'll head on over.

      Delete
  2. "Pro Painted"? No, that's "Expertly Painted" *lol*

    I hate to think what my first efforts as a teenager looked like. I can't remember whether or not I tried painting eyes back then.

    Good luck with the Challenge :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Tamsin, good luck to you as well.

      Delete
  3. Classic figure. I've found using a Micron pen for eyeballs useful

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Dean, I've got 20 of them all told. All looking quite surprised. The pen is a top tip.

      Delete
  4. If I may? ...

    Easiest way to sort out those eyes, in my opinion, is this method: Grab a really small, fine detail brush and paint a line of paint over both the upper and lower parts of the bulging eyes. Either use the flesh colour first, or black or brown and then the flesh colour.

    Basically, just tidy up the bulging look by letter-boxing what you've painted, with the flesh colours used. That's all I do when this happens to me. Hope this helps.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Roy, another good tip. I don't know when I'll have time, what with Curt's challenge going on, but I will try a variety of methods to solve it. I'd prefer not to strip the models.

      Delete
  5. I don't bother with eyes on 28's, its just easier that way!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Ray, I only ever really painted orc and goblins eyes. A spot of red paint and you're done. On 20mm I definitely don't bother and those 28's I did for Curt I just did essentially eye shadow.

      Delete
  6. Good luck with the challenge and those eyes willl haunt me.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Joe, sorry about the nightmares. Good thing I didn't post all 20 of 'em.

      Delete
  7. Good luck for the challenge Sean! I don't even try to do eyes anymore!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Rodger, I probably never should have tried in the first place. But I was young and didn't worry about stuff as much. And thanks for the well wishes, I'll take all the luck I can get.

      Delete
  8. Hey, I've seen much worse! I don't think my efforts from 20 years ago were anything much to be proud of - except that they were my own work (and that's important - *I* made them).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Hugh, what intrigues me the most about the bug eyes is how many people paint them that way. I remember trying to emulate the techniques in the painting guide and that's what I came up with. Although I'm not the best painter I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I complete a figure.

      Delete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...