Monday, May 13, 2013

Painting the hilt of Shalamayne

My first attempt for painting the hilt was to use a base coat of yellow, then dry brush various shades of gold metallic paint. But that didn't work at all.

Metallic paint doesn't give good coverage, so it ended up a splotchy mess.

I redid the base coat with gold spray paint. It looks pretty good and hopefully I'll be able to add shadows and highlights using acrylic paint over it.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Varian Wrynn Bracers - Talons

It took me a while to come up with a plan on how to create the talons for Varian Wrynn's bracers. Really, the talons are what kept me from building the bracers before now. What I ended up doing was cutting a piece of pink insulation foam and sanding that into the general shape. The talons on the bracers are built from shaped insulation foam, then covered with Worbla.

On the left us my first attempt (without a foam core) which really didn't work. It looks like a tube with a point on the end. :)