My first figure/diorama and my first ever lighting in a lit.
Halloween The Night He Came Home
Started 28th December 2012
Test fit and bottle for ModelAir for scale.
Seams filled and drying in spray booth.
29th December 2012
I realized I could make an attempt at lighting this with the LED candles the
wife has lying around.
So here goes nothing at my 1st attempt at kit lighting with hole for wires in
base of pumpkin.
This is the candle that will be donating its organs for the pumpkin.
Black automotive primer provides the light blocking I was hoping for, candle
dismantled to reveal a great setup for lighting the pumpkin.
Test fit and assembly and im over the moon at how good the effect looks.
30th December 2012
Stoked with the lighting so onto the porch, painted with model air.
Abrasive cord from Micro Mark is awesome for getting between fingers.
Primer on time for a NY drink.
1st January 2013 - Happy New Year
Working on the skin tone for the hands, again im impressed with the Vallejo
model Air paints ability to mix. The hands look good but need some more sanding
before final paint and im thinking a darkish was to simulate the grime that is
unavoidable while going on a murderous rampage.
Hair to head fit is ok as far as gaps go but the flow of hair does not line
up well so there will be some fiddly filling/sanding before im happy with this
Not a lot of progress expected over the next couple of weeks but one life
settles back into its routine I can get some more bench time
13th January 2013
Lil bit of progress getting the head together and seamlines in hair pretty
much gone, letterbox started
21st January 2013
Decent progress on the steps. Leaves painted (not happy with them) M
asked off other leaves etc PVA water mix smothered in black and white
flocking that once dried was sprayed green to give a more grass like look.
Some diorama foam used to make some shrubbery and hide the seams etc
round the steps
31st January 2013
Alclad primer on body sprayed, next i try to find a decent 'overall' colour
Wash on hands and base on knife ready for Alclad steel
Trick or Treating bag given basic 'paper bag' colour
Got some diorama leaves etc and spread them round, pretty happy with result.
Porch railing still fighting me but after a dip in the simple green they have
taken a cool weather look that hopefully i can make work for me.
3rd February 2013
Body time, got a colour down that im happy with and gives the 'overalls'
look. Spraying carefully I was able to get a decent amount of shadow from the
Slightly slighter shade of the blur sprayed from above, will see how that
Knife done (Alclad polished steel) and face masked off (micro mask) so hair can
4th February 2013
Head done, just needs some weathering
Dried blood wash was too dark so some (Alclad) candy red added to make it look
And he is finally all in one piece and wash over body. Next step is some
7th February 2013
Some more pics of finished Michael standing upright this time
Test fit on the steps which still need all the accessories etc added
8th February 2013
got the railings done, not perfect but as they say 'completion over
Candy and mask done.
also highlighted the title and added a wash to the concrete path.
13th February 2013
Finished, assembled and in the display cabinet. The scale of the porch does
not fit the figure but overall im happy with almost everything.