Little shop.. Little shop of Haro

Last weekend marked the deadline for the Annual contest hosted by the admins over at ITSAGUNAAAAAAM!!!!!! on Facebook and once the votes were in I wound up in 1st place for my second time in the contest, go me! I was a little bit worried that I wouldn’t have made it since I’ve been head over heels at painting minis for DnD games as well as another project I will discuss soon. Congrats to all of the other participants, seriously, this years entries had some crazy efforts put into them and I was almost doubting my skills for a bit. Seeing as the other contestants are now starting to share their progress videos and progress pics I thought I might do something similar. Here is how I made my Haro Mimic that I entered for my third year in the Annual ITSAGUNDAAAAAAM!!!!!! contest.

 

 

Concept and Sculpting

I started off back in march by doing some basic sketches of what I thought was possible to make. My goal for this build was to challenge and familiarize myself with sculpting. I have only ever sculpted something advanced before but looked forward to applying it to the newly released Haro model from Bandai. I made sure to order a couple extras in case I did something horribly wrong but once it arrived I started cutting out the shape of the mouth as well as hollowing out the interior with a power tool in order to make room for the greenstuff I used as sculpting material.

gundam_little_shop_of_haro_mimic_custom_gunplawip_sculpting_05.jpg
Insert Pacman noise

Once done I began with the general shapes and features such as lower gum of the mouth eyeballs and exposed muscles and mutation.

In order to smooth the transition between the plastic and putty I used a variations of tools such as silicon brushes dental tools and other, I continued adding details such as eyelids, more muscle mass and the full interior of the mouth.

Lastly I added the teeth and tongue which took me about 2 nights thanks to the greenstuff needing to cure. “Pro tip”, if you ever work with greenstuff on a stressed timeline. try looking into a greenstuff oven. Those things will more than half the greenstuff’s curing time.

Painting

Once everything had been sculpted and cured, I stared painting the interior with a dark fleshy, purple tone with several glazes of skin blended into the mix to highlight. As for the tongue I went with a more purple-isch than brown tone. once done I applied a super glossy glaze to give it a… moistened appearance. I later glued the two halves of the model together and filled any unwanted gaps that had appeared.

I gave the model a rusty undercoat using similar technique as in my salt & hairspray guide then I gave it the green base-coat starting from darkest bottom to the lightest top. The fleshy parts were glazed similarly to the inside of the mouth but given a bit of red shade just give it a more disgusting effect.

Somewhere along the line the base which was inspired by classical dark sci-fi corridors from games like dead space or the aliens movies.

Gundam_little_shop_of_Haro_Mimic_Custom_GunplaWIP_Sculpting_32

By then I thought i was done with the build, but one question haunted me.. is this gross and disgusting enough?.. Colors, check.  Peel the paint to expose the rust, check. Use GW Shade to further wear it down, check. it needed something.. more…

Enter the slime, oh the slime. Its amazing what an effect you can get using UHU Glue, toothpicks and some gloss glaze medium. Grab the toothpick, dip it in the glue and poke it between the areas you want the string of slime to appear.

Et viola! that’s how it was done. Hope this helps anyone curious on some of the details in the build. Gallery will soon be updated with the Haro Mimic.

Take care!

 

Advertisements

Commission Done, Raven Guard Force

I Finished these a while ago and uploaded to the gallery but I never wrote anything about it, so I thought it would be a good idea to share some highlights from the project All in all it was a good first time experience to paint models for someone else and I would gladly do it again if given the chance to do so. As the client (is that the right term?) wanted something just higher than standard table top standard with the bases quickly done and I think I delivered quite well on that promise.

 

Out of all the models I painted I think I had most fun with the commander in terminator armor and the Mor Deythan Squad. I think they look amazing with my level of painting on them and FW did an amazing sculpt on them.

 

That’s all for now dear reader. There’s a bunch of more pictures in the gallery folder so go have a look if you want. Cheers and have a lovely summer, I’m off to paint some more minis!

https://craftatorium.wordpress.com/completed-work/space-marine-raven-guard-commission/

 

blandit ac velit eget, elementum eleifend

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse diam eros, blandit ac velit eget, elementum eleifend quam. Donec vel porttitor purus. Sed consequat lacus sit amet velit luctus, vel ullamcorper dolor elementum. Vivamus scelerisque nulla sit amet facilisis porta. Curabitur porta, est vel condimentum sodales,

adipiscing elit. Suspendisse diam eros,

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse diam eros, blandit ac velit eget, elementum eleifend quam. Donec vel porttitor purus. Sed consequat lacus sit amet velit luctus, vel ullamcorper dolor elementum. Vivamus scelerisque nulla sit amet facilisis porta. Curabitur porta, est vel condimentum sodales,

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse diam eros, blandit ac velit eget, elementum eleifend quam. Donec vel porttitor purus. Sed consequat lacus sit amet velit luctus, vel ullamcorper dolor elementum. Vivamus scelerisque nulla sit amet facilisis porta. Curabitur porta, est vel condimentum sodales,

Taking Commission & new year

Wow It’s already the second month of 2018? Time flies!

Since my last update, quite a few things have happend in life for me. I finnished my first RPG Campaign as a DM, which was stressfull but very fun and I got to use my first ever almost fully greenstuff sculpted model as a centerpiece for the campaign. Meet Alpha-02 from the depths of the ancient Laboratory ψ-03.

 

I still have to complete her hair but I will get around to that eventually. Another amazing thing that happened during the winter break was that I got asked to do my first real commission work for a friend of a friend. Right now I am well under way into painting a smaller team of Raven Guard Spacemarines at a bit above table-top standard.raven-guard-space-marines-wip-painted-commission-tactical-mor-deythan-warhammer-40k-cogwings-01[1]

 

It feels a bit different working on soemone else’s models and knowing you won’t keep them in the end but at the same time I am happy to work with a client for my first time.

Lastly my instagram page has been growing quite quickly as well and I mostly use it to post my most recent WIP and such there. Have a look if you feel like it.

I hope to get done with my commission work this month at least and even though the guy who ordered his models to be painted said that I can take as much time as I need, I have started to feel like I’m slightly draging out the time and make more room for other projects.

That’s all for now at least and I will post again after the commission is done.

thanks for reading  ^^