Enough of that, we started with base figures from Artizan Designs and did a few minor modifications.
Orville had a hole drilled into his hand and a sword was inserted. This should help him out in those close quarters fights.
Wilburton was a bit tougher. We added a small spring to the barrel of his weapon and a piece of wire to feed the gun from his power pack.
The power pack, attached to his belt, was a small component from a circuit board.
Now onto painting Orville. Base coats of brown were painted on the coat, pants and shirt.
A wash of black was painted into any cracks, folds or crevices to accentuate shadows.
Dry-brush the original color over the areas where the wash was applied...
then dry-brush on your mid-tones and highlights. Here the pants received a Khaki mid-tone over the base coat and a highlight of Linen.
In mid process Orville is shaping up. The collar received a Mink Tan and will get a coat of Linen and final dry-brush of White. His scarf will remain black so simple highlights will work.
We used Brass on his goggles and Bronze on buttons and buckles. Sword blade was painted with Gunmetal, Sterling Silver and a highlight of Aluminium. For the hilt we used Antique Gold. The goggle lenses were painted with Midnight Blue and reflections of Winter Blue.
Now Orvilles younger brother, the daring and boisterous Wilburton. Once again we placed all the base coats on all the major areas. Burnt Umber jacket, Nutmeg pants, Chocolate Brown scarf and gun stock and a Tan for the flesh tones.
Being the brother full of bravado, we decided a red scarf would set him apart from the rest of the pirates. We added a coat of Heritage Brick, then Tomato Red and lastly Napthol Crimson.
A simple dry-brush off Linen adds highlights to his scarf, pants and coat.
His hair was based with Nutmeg and you can see the gun mid process.
Wilburton's hair was given a dry-brush of Orange, the cable Midnight Blue, fur collar finished like Orvilles and washes applied to the gun. the gun barrel was given a coat of black, dry-brush of Medium Gray, Linen and lastly White.
Here's another angle to see the hair and other details.
Now the finished product. Orville is now clearly sporting a pencil thin handlebar mustache and 5 o-clock shadow. Wilburton is eagerly motioning his men forward while his gun is smoking from the last freeze blast.
Extra black washes and highlights were applied to bring out the details.
Orville striking a nice pose.
...and to close things out, here they are leading a contingent of Wright Pirates across the airship yards. Now to get you their stat sheets!
Have a great Battle,
The Old Crow