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Demented Games  – Launcelot [Masters Edition]

Demented Games – Launcelot [Masters Edition]

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About the Project

Entry for Iron Skull painting competition in February 2020. Subject: Launcelot Masters Edition 54mm Source: Demented Games My first foray into both an OTT project and a painting competition, this will certainly be a hobby journey for me so I though that I may as well document it.

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Package received - wow

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First time buying from Demented Games so I had no idea what the quality would be like, first impressions are very good. This is a 54mm model so bigger than their main range, and being listed as a collectors edition this lives up to my expectation of crisp details and clean casting. Very impressed! First time buying from Demented Games so I had no idea what the quality would be like, first impressions are very good. This is a 54mm model so bigger than their main range, and being listed as a collectors edition this lives up to my expectation of crisp details and clean casting. Very impressed!

Clipped, cleaned and primed

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Didn't take long to clean up, a few mould lines in some difficult places but they were easily remedied.  Really couldn't wait to get some colour onto the kit so that I can use the contrast to identify and plan out how I want to paint the details, so after a habitual soapy wash for good measure I layed down some black stynelrez and a Vallejo model color Ivory for some top down zenithal lighting to catch those edges. Didn't take long to clean up, a few mould lines in some difficult places but they were easily remedied. Really couldn't wait to get some colour onto the kit so that I can use the contrast to identify and plan out how I want to paint the details, so after a habitual soapy wash for good measure I layed down some black stynelrez and a Vallejo model color Ivory for some top down zenithal lighting to catch those edges.

A colourful conundrum

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Oh dear, only 96 days to get this thing done, best get a proper session in then to progress this.

 

The main purpose of this project is to document the process involved in creating an entry for my first miniature painting competition.  Aside from the actual technical skill involved in painting a model, the main thing I need to get correct in my head, way before I actually put brush to model, is to understand the colours I actually want to use on it.

What follows is a idea dump of what I want to try and accomplish!*

 

*as I type this I have no idea if it will actually be achievable or not but that will be the “fun” part of this project

This is the original box art for the modelThis is the original box art for the model
Using an ever handy colour wheel, I have selected a triad of colours which I like (not that I dislike the box art, its the opposite in fact but I can't bring myself to not use an original scheme for a competition).Using an ever handy colour wheel, I have selected a triad of colours which I like (not that I dislike the box art, its the opposite in fact but I can't bring myself to not use an original scheme for a competition).
Using a bit of amateur level photoshop skill I have been able to change the colours to roughly show my new selection.Using a bit of amateur level photoshop skill I have been able to change the colours to roughly show my new selection.

As you can see it is all very rough ideas at the moment.

I purposely left the colour wheel split between colours as I may veer between them which highlights and shadows, but the main colour palette will be

 

Coat & Hat = Violet/Red-Violet (almost royal purple)

Waistcoat = Orange/Yellow-Orange (browns & ochres)

Trousers & Spot colours = Blue-Green (trousers will be very desaturated)

Metals = Copper/Bronze

The waiscoat..... a waste of time?

This is a nice steampunk model, it has everything I would come to expect from a figure representing the style…. top-hat, heavy fabric, mechanics, metalwork, leatherwork, and a waistcoat.

A bit of personal history…..

When my wife and I decided to get married we had many ideas of themes for our wedding, one of which we threw around was “steampunk”.  This turned out to be a bit too much hassle as neither we, our families, or even are friends aren’t involved in the culture and would not be able to do it justice.  In the end after a few cups of tea and coffee (and biscuits), we settled on an autumn wedding in a castle just south of Edinburgh (Scotland).  I love the colours of autumn, all the browns and oranges of nature really appeal to me, and as we were getting married in a castle I wanted my wedding suit to be something that really showed some character and history….. up step Jack Bunneys of London, with their Newbury range of tweed.

 

Fast forward to 2019 and I have the perfect idea of colour and pattern for the waistcoat (although I question now if this was already subconsciously decided the moment I first saw the model).

This is the suit/waistcoat combination I wore at my wedding, and a cropped shot of the waistcoat pattern, its colours, the repetition, the stitching

So now I know what I want the waistcoat to look like, I just need to understand how it is made up so I look to my most favoured piece of software….. MS Excel !

 

In the following images you will see how I was able to reconstruct the pattern of the waistcoat (sort of) by using photoshop to identify the RGB value of each of the 2 distinct patterns, and the separating pattern between them.

There is more work that is needed to be done here, but I will document that in the next update, but as a starting point I am happy with the progress made so far and may even start to dab some paint onto a palette to see how it looks.

Microsoft Excel gave me very quick access to a grid layout which i could manipulate and colour accordingly.Microsoft Excel gave me very quick access to a grid layout which i could manipulate and colour accordingly.

....To be continued

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I will bulk this out with how I completed the base

..... To be continued

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I will bulk this out with how I completed the final model

Completed model

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