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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Rusty Soldier

This is one of my better human-sized paint jobs, I think. Colours are where they should be (more or less), using the magnifier helped me capture small details such as the eyes, headlamp, and gun parts, and the rust-on-metal look came off reasonably well. I like the base, too. 

On a completely unrelated note, I'm just about ready to post another chapter of Jedi/Superman. I just need to incorporate some suggestions from my artist partner, Jeff. He pointed out that one character motivation in this chapter doesn't seem authentic, and it's been a challenge coming up with something more realistic, but I think I've almost got it. Hopefully I'll post the new chapter on the weekend. 


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Super Mutant Suicider

Imagine you're exploring the wasteland when this guy comes running up to you carrying a mini-nuke on a countdown to detonation. Yikes! I run away from these guys whenever I hear them coming. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Enclave Soldiers

Painting guys in armor comes more naturally to me than people without it. And using my magnifier really helps with the little details, such as the yellow eyes here. 

Monday, November 21, 2022

Moon Buggy with Alphan

Over lunch today, painted the astronaut that goes with my previously-painted moon buggy. While the helmet is reminiscent of those found in 2001: A Space Odyssey, the suit itself (along with the moon buggy) brings to mind those used in Space: 1999, so I chose orange, white, and yellow as this astronaut's spacesuit colours. 

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Bear Attack

Here's another member of my small collection of fierce bears. This one looks a little grumpy. 

Friday, November 18, 2022

Peacock of the Walk

I wasn't sure how I was going to capture the many hues of a peacock, so I wound up just drybrushing different colours on different parts of the bird. It's not realistic, but I think it turned out all right. 

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Eternal Candle

This thing is about a millimetre wide and maybe three millimetres tall, and yet the paint job serves well enough at scale. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Wisconsin Jones


My attempt to create longer hair for this distaff Indiana Jones is not very convincing. But I like the basing. 

Monday, November 14, 2022

Blue Family Group

Just now I quickly painted this tiny family of low-tech aliens. Nothing special, but might be handy for local colour, so to speak, on some alien or fantasy world. 

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Minsc and Boo

Here we have a 28mm-scale miniature of bold fighter Minsc and his hamster companion Boo--the orange blob on his shoulder. Perhaps with an electron microscope and nanoscale handler arms I could have painted boo in more detail, but alas. As for Minsc, I'm happy with his head, cape, and scale mail, but the sword needs work, the boots are off, and the pantaloons, well, I should have gone with a different colour, I think. I don't hate this result, but I don't love it, either.

Friday, November 11, 2022

The Square of Zero

Just in time for COP27, here's one of the images Stable Diffusion created when I prompted it with "Times Square flooded by climate change." 

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Cooper's Tulpa

A couple of weeks ago I prompted Stable Diffusion with "FBI agent Dale Cooper faces his personal demons in the Black Lodge," and this was one of the results. While the composition isn't quite ideal, this image lines up with a key theme of Twin Peaks season three pretty nicely! 

Monday, November 07, 2022

Bruce Willis Is The Scream

I tried to prompt Stable Diffusion into recreating Munch's "The Scream" with Bruce Willis as the screamer, but the results were somewhat disappointing. Aiieeeeee!

Sunday, November 06, 2022

Rubik's Cube Over Toronto

Based on Jeff's comment yesterday, I thought prompting for a Rubik's cube might give me a Borg cube, but alas.