It's been a bit of a dry patch for my painting. Summer dries the paints out too fast. I'd rather be going out or playing video games and damn there were a lot of good long video games. Got through Assassin's Creed Revelations, Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, I'm still working on Halo Anniversary, Batman Arkham City, Forza 4 never ends and I just got Saints Row the Third so it took some effort to sit down and try and get all of these done and out of the way. Oh I've also been writing game reviews over here: www.techromp.com
the whole town is done here sitting on the kitchen table at my friends place. We were putting in a bit of team effort to get these done and get a heap of signage ready for Cancon coming up in another week.
Now for some WIP shots
discovery: it's way easier to paint these buildings flat than when they are all built. Note that for next time. This one is the walls of Lum's Laundry in the lineup named after my friend Andrew Lum.
a couple shots of the barber shop as I was painting on all that trim around the awning and stuff already glued on, gah such a pain. I figured it needed a barber's pole so made one from a plastic BB and a bit of tubing, with a bit of copper wire wrapped around the join.
here's the secret of painting the stripe quick and clearly. I painted the pole cream 1st then drybrushed it white. Then I cut a thin strip of masking tape and wrapped it around the pole.
paint on your stripe, don't need to be neat.
peel off the tape and there you go.