Sunday, 1 October 2017

Otherworld Miniatures Judge's Guild

Another quick post to show a few more figures from Otherworld Miniatures Judge's Guild range that I painted recently. Some nice characterful pieces here. My favourite has to be the old paladin Holomir.

Holomir Goldheart and Cornelius.



Rufo the Ugly and Merth the Sheriff.


Friday, 29 September 2017

Crooked Dice Time Lost Heroes

Just a quickie. I painted up a few new releases for Crooked Dice recently. These are their Time Lost Heroes and feature a Flying Ace, Fortune Hunter, Time Traveller and Jet Pack Hero. I wasn't initially sure what colours to paint the jet pack hero. All I knew was that it wasn't to be painted blue so of course I kept thinking of blue. My next thought was to go with red but I thought it might end up looking a bit too much like another model I did a while back. Finally went out on a limb and picked a very 50's comic book inspired colour scheme and it seemed to do the trick.








Sunday, 24 September 2017

AoS Stormcast Eternals Liberators

Another post so quickly! Well I finished my fifth Stormcast Liberator yesterday which gives me a full, albeit small unit and I'm really chuffed to have actually got these done. I started the first model right before the new year and have been joking ever since that I might get the unit finished before this Christmas due to my rather slow personal output. Anyway, a few pics of the unit.




The bases are topped with flagstones made from plastic sheet. I wanted something that looked like it could be a ruined temple or a slightly fantastical city street so went with hexagonal paving slabs. Not an easy shape and sometimes I wonder why I had to make things so bloody awkward but I think it looks pretty good. I originally tried out the hex slabs on a couple of Melnibonean models I painted years ago so I still have the template I used. Couldn't help thinking at times that the bases still looked a little lacking in some way but thankfully GW released new basing materials and they're exactly what I needed. I've sparingly used the Barbed Bracken and just one skull but I'm sure I'll use them more extensively on future models.

It's been a bit of a learning curve working on these as previously I'd not touched any of GW's current models. Whenever I begin work on a model that's a different style to what I'm familiar with it can throw me a little and take a bit of time to get used to the sculpting and how best to paint it. Those first few Liberators came together quite slowly but the last two were a lot quicker and easier to work through. But, just as I get used to painting these they're done and I'm ready to move onto slightly more challenging models. I have a Lord Relictor ready to start that I'm hoping isn't as complex as it might seem and I also built a Lord Celestant on Dracoth which will be one hell of a job. I've a selection of other heroes that I'd like to work on as well before I delve back into painting additional troop types. Maybe I'll get one or two things added before Christmas!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Blood Bowl odds & ends

A quick post here. Just some Blood Bowl bits and pieces that I finished up recently. It's a mix of official and unofficial models. First up there's a few old hobgoblins painted to match some models I painted a few years back. Two extra players and an assassin star player, which I think is a conversion done by the owner.


Also, for a team I painted a while back there's another halfling and some stunned and KO'd treeman markers (by Greebo Games).



Finally there's a pair of familiar looking reporters from Fanath Art (no longer available it seems sadly).


There's more Blood Bowl to come as well over the next few weeks as I have Chaos dwarves to add to the hobgoblins to make up a full team.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

AD&D Minotaur

I recently finished a small commission for more Oldhammer type models. This time the old AD&D Minotaur and a pack of wolves.




I've loved this model ever since first seeing it in the Spring 86 Citadel Journal which I bought on my very first visit to a GW store in 1988. It's one of Citadel's best in my eyes and I did finally pick up my own copy of the model on Ebay some years ago.

The wolves are a mix of goblin wolves and Leman Russ' Freki and Geri.



Sunday, 27 August 2017

In Her Majesty's Name - Servants of Ra

Just a quick post here as I've finished painting up the Servants of Ra set for In Her Majesty's Name by North Star Military Figures. Nice change from some of what I've been working on in recent months. Lots of red though which started to get a little tedious but thankfully I decided to get the cultists done first so the characters proved quite refreshing afterwards. The eye of Ra symbol on the robes is a decal I printed off.


We've got Sairah and Professor Abir


Akhenaton and a mummified priest.


Cultists.



And an additional character, Jack the Ripper.



Monday, 21 August 2017

Warhammer Cottage No.2

I've been busy working on my second cottage model. Just like the first one it's now ready for painting and basing. Changed a couple of things on this one. Most obvious is the rendered chimney. I wanted to do it a little differently to the bare stone of the first model and also do something a little quicker. I made the exposed stones the same way as before, placing them in patches and then using my filler mix to cover the rest of the chimney. The roof tiles are a little smaller this time too. I went for 7mm square tiles over the 8mm ones. I think they look a little better and not quite as big. They were tricky to keep alternating evenly though and I had to trim a lot to fit. Not a problem really on a roof that needs to look rustic but could be an issue on other models.




I also got a little carried away and printed out plans for the next building in the series, the small town house from WD131. Ended up cutting out parts for two houses so I can try a different wall infill on one.


For now though I think I should put some thought into how to paint the first two models before getting too far along with these. It's very addictive making these though.