Thursday 10 October 2013

New Look Mind

I've been giving the blog a bit of a spruce up, playing with different layouts and colour scheme, just genrally Improving it, as the site's been looking really bland for ages. If it cause any problems with viewing, my apologies in advance.

Let me know what you think of the changes. Is it better? Or did you prefer the old scheme?

Jaime Lannister WIP

I've started painting up my version of Jaime Lannister. He's only about half finished, but I thought I'd post him up anyway.

He's been a really fun model to work on. I think I've captured his character quite well, drawing on both his description in the book and his depiction in the TV series. The trick was balancing the two depictions, especially in regard of his armour. In the books it's described as being bright gold, which I thought would look too tacky, whereas in the series, his armour's in Lannister crimson (clearly the producers took the same opinion as me on the matter). I liked both versions, so I settled on a compromise by giving him golden plate and red cloth to offset the brightness. Even so, I think I might brighten the gold a shade or two before I finish him up.
I'll post more when he's done.

Friday 4 October 2013

Jaime Lannister

Continuing with my Song of Ice and Fire project, I've made a Jaime Lannister model.

It was a really simple conversion to do. All I did was put the head from GW's Amon Hen Aragorn onto Isildur's body.

I think it works really well, capturing the look and feel of the character really nicely. I'm really looking forward to painting him up, along with his brother Tyrion when the parts arrive for him. Both Jaime and Tyrion are going to have the same head, to mark them as brothers. If my planned conversion pans out then it'll be interesting to see how two models using the same bit can have two totally different looks and character to them.