Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Commissions: Alpha Legion Army and the Crystal Brush
This is my first real use of my new airbrush and I learned a lot of my first go of it. The next set of models will be done as a group and I'm going to try more advanced shading and airbrush work using masking tape to prevent any over spray.
The army is quite large and needs to be done by Adepticon, but I won't be doing the infantry. I hope to finish this early though, to make room for more work and to get my entries to the Crystal Brush ready to go. I am being realistic about the Crystal Brush, but the point is not the awards, it is the challenge.
I have three concepts for the Crystal Brush.
The first project will be the XV-22 I converted over a year ago and never painted. There a lot of conversion work to be done on him and I'll need to develop a scenic base as well.
The second project, I am hoping, will be a warband of Warhammer Fantasy Mutants - think, Codex the Lost and the Damned but for Fantasy, with all that Old World, John Blanche charm. There are some characters from Slavic myths that I want represented in that group, including a Baba Yaga type hag, Viy and Chert, who is a devil that comes around on Christmas time. Germans out there might know of him as Krumpus if that helps. He's got one human foot and one goat foot, horns, a devil's tail...could make a really good chaos mutant.
Also the Vodnik, a river spirit that lures unsuspecting humans into the depths, when they drown he captures their souls in little jars and adds to his collection. Simply evil.
Then the last idea, is, wel,l you guessed it, the District 9 Prawn Suit...more updates on that to come.