On The Bench - 20th Feb

I've got two projects on the go at the moment.  

First up, Broly the Legendary Super Saiyen

Got this guy from 4 Star Minis, a small group of guys crowd sourcing their minis.  It might take a while to wait for the minis to be made, but totally worth it if this mini is any indication of the quality they're producing over there.  You can Find them on Facebook, join their group and get on board with up coming minis if you're interested.

Made the base myself for this guy (obviously).  I really wanted to push the contrast on my skin tone for Broly, and his hair had to be green just like the show.  Gotta clean him up a little, finish the base and I'll call him done.

Next up is a little experimentation.  I've heard that artists acrylics can be fun to work with so I bought a box of Jo Sonja starter paints.  For $30 I got 10 colours, about 2x the amount of paint as in a normal Vallejo paint.  I was worried that the pigments would be too course, I need not have.  They blend very well, paint very easily and dry a little slower (though that could be the humidity).  I'm only about 70% done here, still some smoothing on the light  and a few items like his helmet not finished, but it's been fun to paint.  The Dark Souls minis are great, though perhaps less depth in the detail than I'm used to it didn't turn out to be a problem.  I'm going to post about it, including pictures of my wet pallet and more detail about wet blending and paint consistency. 

Anyway, that's what's on the bench.