I've been a bit lax with blog posts as I've been prepping for Vappafaux this weekend, but I have got my entry for this months Tyrants of Painting contest which is being run by the Malibros. Basically it's a themed motivational challenge each month with this months theme being "Heavy Hitters".
I got my Nightmare Teddy in the Black Friday sale so I thought I'd build him and get him done for this contest as he not a hugely detailed model so I knew I could get him done quite quickly.
I pinned the head and arm (arm required some gap filling after I cocked up the pinning), but the claws were a right pain. Every claw on his feet and left hand is a separate piece and so some judicious use of Zipkicker was required to get them in place. After filling and priming he was ready for the base coat:
The panda theme I stole from Mike3838 like all my best ideas. Base coat was a a light khaki for the white and dark blue for the black parts. This is the stage that actually took longest in the end.
Next up the white got a wash of sepia ink, then brown ink in the darkest parts. All the fur was then highlighted with lighter versions of the base coat. I decided to hand paint the highlights rather than drybrushing (my usual go to method for painting fur) to give a better finish which I think it has. Here's the finished entry:
The newspaper was fun to do. I outlined the method for doing it in a previous blog post only this time I managed to find a customizable newspaper template online, in fact it was a PowerPoint slide that I just changed the text on:
Just adds a cool little detail to the model.
The #MFXTOP voting starts tomorrow (28th) so why not head over to twitter to vote and check out the entries on the Malibros blog.