Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 9/19/18

It's a light week this week, as I was busy moving my parents this weekend and every night since last Wednesday it seemed like something was going on. But, I did get a little bit of hobby done, and started work on the first video of a new series of tutorials I'll be posting in the nearish future.

Venerable Dreadnoughts

I'd previously built the Ven on the bottom right, last week Wednesday night. But in the mean time I recieved a 2nd one in the mail and got him put together too.

I love that kit, there's so much variation available to it, and now I wish I'd held off on my Siege Dreadnought, because some of the parts of both the Ven and Ironclad kits would have mixed well together to make a really beefy looking one.

In the picture they are decked out with Plasma and Missiles, but the arms are left loose so I can swap loadouts on them easily. 

Mars Bases Tutorial Sample

Since I started my Admech, I've had a lot of compliments on my bases and questions on how I do them.

So, I decided that to go along with the Let's Paint videos I'll do some tutorials of things that people have asked me about over the years.

The goal is to do quick tutorials in the 5-10 minute range, so they are quick to watch and rewatch.

Monday night I started on the first one, for the Mars bases, and everything was going well. Until I realized that I forgot to turn the mic on in OBS...

Luckily I can save this one with a little narration over top of it. And maybe that's a blessing in disguise.

We'll see, once I'm ready for editing.

Holographic Powder

Last but not least, this week I recieved some holographic powder from my friend Nora (@lizardincrimson on Twitter).

These are pretty neat and give off a really cool reflective effect when done properly.

Sadly, I don't have all the tools that I need to work with them, but my sister does and she's going to give me a hand with learning how to use them.

While putzing around with them, I decided to mix a bit of it with Lahmian Medium and Lothern Blue to see what it would look like mixed with paint.

I'm a big fan of this and it means I can easily make my own metallic colors without mixing a paint color with a silver paint.

I'm really interested to get more practice with this stuff and see where it goes!

That's all for right now. Hopefully I can get a good amount of paint time in soon. I feel like I've been slacking a lot lately.

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