Kukaahi's WIP thread
Kukaahi's WIP thread
Posted in Custom Workstation
Currently I'm working on an Inhumanoid's diorama featuring a custom Granok. Granok is pretty much finished and I created a special sceptre for him. The first few pics are of him and the sceptre at my workstation (the floor). Though I've painted miniatures for years this is my first custom toy. Found him in an old trunk of mine and decided he needed an update. The eyes always fascinated me as a child so I knew from the beginning they were going to be lit. I've learned a lot in a short time and realize there is still much more to learn.
A few notes to the custom. He now has an LED to light his eyes through his neck that way I could paint over the light receptor on his head. There's a switch on his back and the batteries are accesible though I still have to make a cover. The circuit is done nicely and I cut the battery compartment from a dollar store book light to give the circuit a more professional look.
I sculpted in the old slits that were used to transform him. The paint used was from the Reaper line of paints. I used the 3 tones of Silver as well as a wash of Rainy Grey to mute the shininess just a little.
The sceptre is a custom sculpt that I'm toying with. The base is made to look like a pile of rocks he's resting it on. This was done because my original idea was to place a battery compartment in there and run wires up the staff to light the quartz from below. Might still do that but the backside of the quartz is painted with Reaper's Sparkling Amythest. More than likely if I light the display I will clean the paint off the crystal.
Currently I am toying with making him a crown. I am just not seeing it though so might drop the idea. Next weekend I'll be starting the diorama. I've already selected the stones I want to use just gotta set up the base.
IMG_20120602_145457 by Kukaahi, on Flickr
IMG_20120602_145508 by Kukaahi, on Flickr
Posted by Kukaahi
on Sunday, June 3, 2012
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