I almost didn’t update this holiday weekend because I didn’t feel like I had enough to show off or that it would be interesting enough to warrant sharing. But I was inspired by The Imperfect Modeler, who is working on a big project and only makes what feels like to the person creating it, small progress and that doesn’t stop him from posting so I will do the same! I think between the two of us we can make blogging boring again! 🙂
To be a bit more serious, I did manage to work on the inside of the cape but its not terribly interesting and much of it won’t be seen so I’ll wait until I get the legs attached to show that. Instead, I will live up to the salacious, clickbait title and show the other piece I got done. Please excuse the unusual prop for this photo too. It was the only way I could show the leg off since I took it off the base I was painting.
The leg itself is the same scheme as the previous one so not too interesting but the weird bird thing on the knee was an interesting challenge. I actually learned something while working on this part about NMM. I don’t know the proper term for it but there are additional “extreme” highlights or reflections when you’re dealing with a metallic surface that you have to add to really convince the viewer that they’re viewing metal. Truthfully, I think maybe I haven’t done those correctly in the past even on the recent Blood Elf project which is a little disconcerting to say the least! I’m glad to have done it right here and I think it adds a bit more realism to the gold parts. Even though I’ve been painting for a while now, I’m still learning new tricks and improving which is one of the joys of this hobby.
If all goes well, I may have a bit more to show off next week and you should start to get a better and better picture of the model as well. That may or may not make it a bit more interesting as we move along. We shall see!