Saturday, November 27, 2021

Soda Machine

I painted a soda machine in such a way as to make it look ancient and abandoned--or at least that was my goal. I think the weathering is fine, but I'll probably do the "window" over, painting it black with some silver streaks to indicate a very dirty window with some reflections glinting off it. 

Friday, November 26, 2021

Rusty Raider

This gal from Fallout's Raider faction has acquired a set of well-worn, rusted-out power armor, sans helmet. In retrospect, I think I laid the rust on too thick; hardly any of the suit's original iron/gold sheen remains. Next time I'll know better. 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Iron Man Scanned

It's Tony Stark
Playboy unmasked
With avenging he's been tasked
But yonder villain lurks below
Targeting his steel-clad foe
A trigger finger now unclasped
Can Tony Stark avoid this fate
And keep his debutante date? 
Trust in Tony's brain and sinew
But you must still wait for next month's issue


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

A White Suit, a Red Fez, and a Gun

This might be one of my better faces; there's some shading, and his expression is discernible. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Blonde Goatee

I call this guy "The Blonde Goatee" only because this is my best result yet at painting facial hair. 

Monday, November 22, 2021

Man of Brass

Doc Ravage, Man of Brass! See him flex his mighty thews! Look how well that belt buckle turned out! Check out those well-defined abs! Behold the colour coordination of his costume! 

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Rope Brute

He's not perfectly painted, but I do like how the rope turned out. 

Saturday, November 20, 2021

No, I Expect You to Lie (Down on This Comfy Table)


This was a fun little set to paint. Imagine you're a secret agent that's stumbled upon this puzzling contraption as you're infiltrating the underground lair of an evil syndicate planning to take over the world . . . 

. . . and then you discover, to your peril, that the contraption was mean to dispose of meddlers like you! 

The one thing this set is missing is and actual projector for the laser beam meant to chop secret agents in half. I think the idea is that the strip at centre rear is a collimator band for the laser, but I like the old-fashioned ray gun/tv camera-looking thingee from Goldfinger. Maybe I can kitbash something and attach it. 

I do love that the model creators included two tables, one with an agent, one without. They also included three secret agent heads to choose from! Now I have two extra heads, already painted and ready for when I have two extra bodies lying around. 

Friday, November 19, 2021

Weathered Coop

Here's an old rooftop bird coop that I suppose could also be used as a small shed or maybe a sports dugout. 

Thursday, November 18, 2021

In Search of the Black Bird

He at least resembles someone who might desire a black bird, does he not? 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Jungle Awaits

Is it Stanley or Livingston? I have no idea, but only now do I see that this explorer is wearing glasses, and of course I've failed to paint them. Perhaps his frames are Caucasian flesh-coloured. Yes, that's the ticket. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Sword Cane

When people ask me how I get around town
I get around town in a brown suit, it's brown