After posting some pictures of my progress earlier today. Timothy commented that I had come out pretty weak on the power fist. He directed me over to a place where you know you are going to get great advice every time: From the Warp.
So, I read through Ron's tutorial on Object Source Lighting with specific reference to power fists. Another great resource provided by Ron. You can access the tutorial here.
So, I touched up the details that were left, finished the base, and set out on my first attempt at object source lighting effects.
I am trying to create the effect that the fingers of the power fist are glowing with power. The surrounding light from the fingers is falling on the armor plates around the power fist.
My assessment: Not too bad for my first time out. The effect is growing on me. Now that I have broken the ice with it, I am sure that I will start to use it more and more often.
Thanks again to Ron for another great tutorial, and thanks to Timothy for giving some constructive criticism and a solution.
As I look at this final picture, I am thinking that I should paint some free hand on the back of that power fist . . . hmmm.
As always, your comments are welcome.