zaterdag 16 juni 2012

Mini Exchange: Isabella von Carstein, part V

Slowly but steadily I manage to pick my moments to work on the base for Isabella. I have completely let the idea for a banister go, and decided for a more sinister option.

The main reason for dropping the initial idea was for practial purposes. I have been searching the web for easy materials, I borrowed solding tools from a friend, and I even entertained visiting train modelling shops. And simply put: I found it far too much trouble.
So I thought up another idea, of placing candles on each stair. This might make for a far more medieval look, instead of a sort of Victorian look.




I am almost done. Painting is going fast with a few quick drybrushes for the steps, and some light green washes. I am down to the candles now. When it is finished, I'll also add some cobwebs, and then - after mounting the Isabella model on top - I am finally finished.



zaterdag 2 juni 2012

Mini Exchange: Isabella von Carstein, part IV

Here's a quick update on Isabelle. I have been doodling with her base, and I took the advice of Breadhead (WAMP forum), and did a theme with a spiral case.

I have ought casting moulds once for my Skaven Army, which proved useful here. I made a few casts in plaster, and just stacked them up in a spiraly way.




Now my friend Gert (Tyr) has challenged me to make a banister of some sort. Since I want to give it that real gothic/ victorian feel, I thought to do it in metal wire and weld it together. Or something. Dunno yet. Some inspiration:




Gonna take some time I guess. Anyone any easier ideas?