Saturday, 6 December 2014

AnneO's Counterblast Bot and Seeker (10 Points)


Caught up in the excitement of this years Challenge I rushed my first entry across the finish line in order to be part of the initial "Avalanche"  Further, I wanted to see if I could turn my submission in before 'Paint Monkey' (aka Clint).

These figures are from Counterblast/Bombshell Miniatures, are 25mm and were sculpted by Patrick Keith.  I carved the Bot base insert using Super Sculpey.



Since I switched from Fantasy to Pulp, I have found that bots are one of my favourite figures to paint. Further, Pulp, with its use primary colours allows me to work in brighter palettes.




Because I felt this figure needed to appear menacing, I chose to paint it black.  In addition I have a rather large Command Center and practice with this colour will be necessary before I tackle that piece. I used a "pure" black and am not pleased with how it turned out. Right now I am working on a small spaceship and will be trying out a chromatic black that has been worked down from purple.  I do not like the silver and mint green accents. For the next space ship I will be accenting in red and gold.

With this entry I have earned a whopping 10 points. But have I beat Paint Monkey to the post?  I certainly hope so.

From Curt:
Lovely stuff Anne. I love the Bot - he's kina got a R2 meets WALL-E meets Claptrap thing going on there. And the yellow rocks (one of my favourite colours). I like the drone-seeker as well (especially its transponder dish thingy) but I'm curious to see how your next efforts with the purple-down-to-black and the red and gold accents work out.  I'm sure, like this, it will come off like a charm. 
You're on the board Anne (and ahead of Paint Monkey) with 10 points. Bravo! 

46 comments:

  1. great job with the paint colors

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    1. Thank you Alex!

      PS I can't find the follow button on your blog. Can you tell me where it is?

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    2. I understand that bad. I put some buttons at the bottom of the blog. :(

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  2. Great work Anne. I know you hate to rush but these look really good.

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  3. Lovely work Anne. I really like the silver and mint green!

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    1. It didn't work out the way I wanted it too. I've started the other one and the red and gold looks better with the black.

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  4. Superb! Simply superb. I love the little droid in yellow. Best thing I have seen painted for a few months.

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    1. I like it as well. He's just released another one of these in a different pose and I want to buy it.

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  5. Beautiful work as always Anne. That yellow is superb.

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    1. I've been working on that yellow for months now and am finally comfortable with it. There will be more as it's easy now.

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  6. Superb work Anne - the shading is the best I've seen

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  7. Anne, I really like what you're doing with the surfaces of the machinery; the use of light and shade is masterful!

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    1. I like doing the shading on metal better than the shading on human skin. It's whole lot easier!

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  8. Great work Anne! Love the colours. And pretty darn fast too :) Just beating Clint as well.

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    1. I failed to mention that Clint was turning in 24 figures. But it was more fun this way!

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  9. Love the bot, the seaker is good too but the bot steals the show

    Ian

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    1. The seeker was a speed paint and I rushed the shading. Should have blended it back down with glaze then brought it back up. But I wouldn't have beat Paint Monkey.

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  10. Very nice painting work. The bot is fantastic, with great colours chosen.

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    1. I love these little bots and wish I had more of them!

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  11. The bot is awesome! Very well done Anne.

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  12. Just blown away by the layering on the bot. Looks great.

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  13. Beautiful use of colour - very artistic. Some of the loveliest brushwork I've seen in a long time.

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    1. I've been practising for the Challenge all year. Every figure, every palette has been to prepare me for this event.

      Thank you!

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous work on the Bot, Anne. I appreciate the drone isn't anywhere near as colourful but it still looks well-painted to me. Great start but you deserve a break. No need to paint anything else Pulpy until the New Year I'd have thought :-)

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    1. Hahaha. I've got a Pulp dio on the table now and it's for a Bonus Round.
      Now take that!!!

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  15. Beautiful painting Anne, love the yellow!

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  16. Absolutely lovely work Anne. As usual. :-)

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  17. Unusual but beautifully done figures!

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  18. I love the robot, Anne, he looks well used! The highlight works well on the drone and gives it an alien power up feel.

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  19. Really nice. The first paint job reminds me of a Disney character and the second has an Empire (from Star Wars) feel to it, to my mind. Lovely work.

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  20. Top job. Excellent first submission. cheers

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  21. A great color palette, indeed. Lovely work as always!

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  22. Anne how you paint the yellow colour is just fantastic! I find it one of the hardest colours to paint! These days I use Revell acryllic yellow and it's the first one I like. And you are to hard on yourself about that spaceship! It looks great!

    Greetings
    Peter

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