Nightcat Sculpture Painting Continues

posted on October 20, 2007, 9:06 pm
Most of today was spend painting Nightcat again. Most of the base colours are now on her so I’m thinking tomorrow I might actually be able to start shading a bit. Maybe. I still have a hand and her hair that I need to prime first but that doesn’t take long to dry. But the hair needs some sanding and smoothing out before I prime. I have her face almost finished (sans shading) and even did up her eyes. One is a bit lopsided but can easily be fixed. The other is just the way I want it. The only thing I may change is the black “eyeliner” around her eyes. Right now it’s a gloss black and looks OK close up but farther away the lighting off of it takes away from the eyes which are also glossy. But that’s an easy fix.


Painting the Nightcat Statue

posted on October 18, 2007, 9:30 pm
I’m still working feverishly on painting the statue. I think I’ve filled in the all the little airholes and whatnot so I was able to get most of her primed. One leg is painted, the other has a first coat of paint so it’s pretty transparent right now and I’ve also painted her costume. I’m quite excited. I used Testor’s gloss black for the costume and regular Folkart acrylic paint for her fur. The contrast is rather stunning I think. And once I’ve finished drybrushing her and whatnot, I think it’ll look very snazzy. 🙂 And now that I have an airbrush (and because of my fairly recent discovery that Testor’s paint is now acrylic and not oil based) I’ve decided to get back into model making. I know what you’re thinking, “How is this Nightcat related?” Well, I’ve bought a 2000 Honda Civic, a New Beetle and a 1953 Jaguar XK 120 1/24 scale models. This probably doesn’t mean a whole lot to anyone else but those are the vehicles some of the main characters drive. Dana has the Civic, Trin has the beetle and Victor has the Jag. So it’s sorta Nightcat related. And yes, I have too much time on my hands. 🙂


Nightcat Sculpture

posted on October 17, 2007, 8:06 pm
I feel like a kid in a candy store. I just received my Nightcat sculpture and she looks absolutely gorgeous. Only problem is I’m so busy getting ready to my upcoming trip to Ontario, I won’t have time to paint her before I head out. But it’s just as well I suppose. I want to take my time and not be rushed.