After seeing all the great models from Games Day 2010 and John's endless stories over the amazing paint jobs that he saw there, I decided to enter a model into Golden Demon in Chicago next year and try my hand at it. My goal: pass the first cut.
So I have planned out a long road map and decided to first practice blending on models that I have laying around gathering dust. Mind you, I have never ever mixed paints, left alone blending. I am a painter of harsh contrast and for a lot of models that works great. But to get to a higher level, I have to step back and start over.
So here is an old (but great) model that came to me painted through the barter bucket. I decided to try to do some blending on it's right leg (blue to white) and the back of his pants (grey to white). This little bit took ages and the left back leg still looks like @#*. I don't really know what I am doing and it's a little scary, but fun nevertheless.
I am taking this model camping next week and do some more painting on him.
My goal is to end up feeling comfortable dreaming up a cool model and come up with something halfway decent. But that is for much, much later.
Hope you will follow me along on this (scary) path.