On eastern I've visited our President Zaphod Beeblebrox from Manabu/Masterminis.blogspot.com (the dudes with the new painting DVDs and Miniatures coming hopefully in July) and I asked him if I could paint a Janet for him during that weekend. Awesome sculpt and the cast is sweeeeeet! So preparing the mini was quite fast and this is how the paintjob turned out:
Well before I left he said, uuh Klaus why don't you paint Bred and the base as well, here you go...I just planned to paint Yanet for him and so a weekend fun mini turned into a longer project.
That's Bred started:
Just the red of the suit and thinnish black lines...need practice in drawing fine lines...next his west and helmet done:
Aaaaaand the Bred is done:
I decided to paint the weapons without much contrast and so on because I thought there is already a colour contrast parteeeey on the miniature. My favourite part of Bred is the face and the helmet. I wanted a freaky but fearsome creepy face which suits the west and the suit, I'm satisfied. The helmet was just something...I wanted to paint it gray and the shape of the helmet spoke to me telling me where to set lights and shadows. Luke said oh this looks like NMM, I said it's no NMM, I don't do NMM, it's gray! He insited it's NMM because the contrasts should look different for a normal gray surface. So I made a compromise and said it's not NMM and it's not gray, it's soylent gray!
So next the base, started:
Thought it to be finished but Goatman and Luke told me I should do some more it's too boooooring:
So they wanted weathering, graffiti, pigments and bird poo:
I can't remember who had the idea maybe them maybe me, but when there is birds poo, pigeons aren't far away, here the first try looking like bananas:
Well noooooo, had to tray again. Here's the wire base I sculpet them on and the result, sculpted in pro create:
Some positioning of the birds:
So this is the final result Zaphod got from me, but when I gave it to me I saw that on one arm some paint has been scrubbed off till the primer showed. Sometimes you can overdo fixing painting with a toothpick...have to repair it nextime I'm there. Concerning the colour scheme of the miniatures, I painted Janet first without knowing I'll paint Bred as well. I just wanted the clothes to be white, the rest grew out of it. For Bred, well the colour scheme was set to me due to Janet. I wanted to use nearly the same colours on him because I thought this way you would be able to see they belong together. She was supposed to be the cool professional and he the mad bad mofo of an assassin. To me it turned out as I planned it to be.
So hope you liked the step by step of this little project.
As I ordered the DVDs and Miniatures of Season 1 a while ago, I'll get this couple again in a couple of weeks and will paint then at some point in the future. Looking forward on how they'll turn out.