Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Dino Kill!


Continuing with the Dinovember theme, this wonderful piece of resin was picked up a couple of years ago at a Salute in one of those impulse buys that always begs the question, "why?" Well it just looked so very cool!  An 'Acheson Creations' dead Sauropod from their Primaeval Designs it practically called out to me from the 'Magister Militum' stand and before I knew it we were homeward bound.



A simple base colour followed by layers of dry brushing got the skin to where you see it now, which just left the gore to deal with!  The flesh was a simple red shade, but the rib cage and digestive tract, or certainly that which remains, were picked out in different colours before lashings of Tamiya clear red was added.  The secret, such that it is, is to apply the clear red in varying tones, I find some mixed with a diluted black wash helps to give a fresh, aerated look.





The wonderful thing about the blogosphere, particularly the warm, fuzzy little corner that '28mm Victorian Warfare' inhabits, is that there is so much to be inspired by and the following comes as a direct response to the wonderful battle reports that are published on 'Chris' Gaming Journal'.  The software is called 'Comic Life', but I warn you it is wonderfully addictive!

Do click on the pictures to get a bigger version, if you dare! 



73 comments:

  1. I love this work Michael...a great, bloody, inspired job!!
    Cheers,
    Phil.

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  2. Mr Awdry, this is one of those posts that cheers me up no end; the comic-style presentation is a genuine laugh out loud touch.

    Thanks for some brilliant dinos!

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    1. Sir, you are more than welcome, I am absolutely delighted to have brought a smile to your face!

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  3. My goodness. Thats nice. Love the comic book view.

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    1. Thank you Dave, now I think this was snapped up the time we met at Salute - not sure I can blame you for this though!

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  4. That is just a stunning piece of work Michael

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  5. "one of those impulse buys that always begs the question, "why?" Well it just looked so very cool! "

    Amen brother!

    Great stuff- love it!

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    1. Thank you Paul, it is a weakness of mine - impulse buys, that is.

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  6. Wow what a fantastic paint job! I love it!

    Greetings, Sofie

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    1. Thank you Sophie, it was great fun to do.

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  7. Great work on this Michael ! Congratulation !
    Greetings .

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  8. Hola
    Que bueno una escena como se diría como la vida misma,o te comen o comes jajajaa
    un saludo

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    1. Thank you J.D. it is enough to make you vegetarian!

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  9. Dinner! nice job, and I'll have to check out that comic program :)

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    1. Thank you, the comic life is a bit of a giggle really.

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  10. Oh lovely, I am eating lunch too LOL

    Ian

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  11. Hurrah for impulse buys ! Great looking corpse, blood and guts superbly done.

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm thrilled to have finally managed to get it done.

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  12. Superb! (in a sticky, bloody sorta way).

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  13. Certainly an 'interesting' sculpt. I was about to say your painting has brought it to life, but you know what I mean! It's a really good job and great fun.

    I, too, am off to check out the cartoon programme...

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    1. Thank you Edwin, you can get a free trial, but I had so much fun that I ended up buying it out right.

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  14. Bloody brilliant! One Thing for sure..it doesn´t contain horse

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  15. :) Greate work borht the painting and the comic !

    Looking forward to more!

    Best regards Michael

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  16. Unusual terrain piece, excellently painted and perfectly crowned with the littlecomic.

    Awesome, Michael !
    :-)

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  17. "Rank has its privileges."

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  18. Brilliant job Michael. I think you had far to much fun setting up those photo's. I've not seen anything like it. You've done a super a job and it will be great for a bit of mood provoking terrain.

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    1. Thank you Simon and you are so right, there was the occasional 'tut' from Mrs Awdry as she walked past the dining room table!

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  19. Amazing work on an amazing piece! I didn't have the first idea how to get that gory look but now I do.

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    1. Thank you Monty, that Tamiya clear red is really great to use - give it a go.

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  20. A very bloody job, but a fantastic job!

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    1. Thank you Bruno, that is very kind of you to say so.

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  21. Excellent work Michael, looks like your getting a good batch of stuff for a Pulp Adventure...Alan Quartermain & the Lost Entrails of Gore or somesuch

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    1. Thank you Terry, I have so many half read copies of rules, but one I'd love to give a go certainly has a dino hunting spin to it.

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  22. wonderful!
    the dead dinosaur really looks alive...ehm, dead...ok, you know what i mean!
    good job!
    bye

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  23. That is truly gross, but very well done love the wet look you have to the blood and guts.
    Peace James

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    1. Thank you James, the clear red is the winning ingredient, still holds its gloss finish even when colour is added to the mix.

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  24. Wonderfully dead beastie! It will make a great terrain backdrop or perhaps objective marker?
    The cartoon looks fun, may have to check that out.

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    1. Thank you Scott, I'm not sure what I'll do with it at the moment, just knew I needed to have one!

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  25. Disgustingly superb. Or superbly disgusting. Probably both! Like James said, the wet look on the innards is top notch.

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    1. Thank you Millsy, great fun to work on as there could never be too much gore!

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  26. Blech! Nasty. You did a great job with the paint job on the poor old sauropod, Michael. I get the feeling that we'll be seeing a lot more use of Comic Life for battle reports etc. around the blogosphere, thanks to this post!

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    1. Thank you very much, Comic Life certainly lends itself to battle reports and I do love what Chris is doing with it.

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  27. Ahhh, good old Tamiya clear red. Nice carcass!

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  28. ooh..not nice.

    ..but very, very good nonetheless!

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  29. I'm not sure whether it's a figure or a terrain piece, but either way I like it. I try to emulate Comic Life with my AAR's using GIMP. Perhaps I should have another look at it as it takes me a long time to do it my way.

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  30. What a lovely little scene, always go from the impulse buy! I'll have to try this Tamiya clear red one day. Now that you've found Comic Life there is no stopping you. Still waiting for the Dino Racing.

    Rob

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  31. Seems like you have been, entertainingly, wasting painting time :)

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  32. Love it and I think you have the correct feel of inner bits

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  33. Send me an email Michael at kidterminal@yahoo.com

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  34. Beautiful, I think! (Awesomely relativistic)

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  35. I'm pleased I had my breakfast before looking at these pictures! Great work Michael!

    Greetings
    Peter

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