Sunday, 1 September 2019

Mordheim: Necromancer

And something else right before the summer holidays end....

This time a necromancer, this guy is a HATE miniature from the skirmish game kick-started by CMON some time back. Mostly painted by traditional methods but the black was contrast with some highlighting.

Shame that the skull in his hand is horribly miss-cast but never-mind, obviously some kind of mutant's old skull

Probably the last thing I will paint all year, but who knows perhaps the kids will be calm enough to give me time to sit at the desk for a while yet.

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Mordheim: Witch or... I PAINTED SOMETHING!!!

Summer holidays so I've had a few days off here and there and then a couple of weeks too, apparently that recharged the batteries enough to make me want to paint something.

Little bit of contrast paint (Brown and Blacks) then traditional painting methods with normal paint and some quick-shade as usual.

Miniature is  "Blood Rage - Mystics of Midgard" miniature.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Shadespire: The Sepulchral Guard

Yes I am still alive though my kids have basically killed all my hobby time, and or my Muse...

But I did pick up the wonderful new undead warband for Shadespire a few months ago and I actually managed to paint it over the course of a month or so... well it's mostly painted anyway, more than I have painted in the last 2 years or so...

You may notice I had to re-base them onto 30mm round lipped bases... can't help it I just like them so much better than the standard bases... it wasn't really all that hard if anyone is wondering, I just cut off the edge of the base, smoothed down the edges and glued the tops onto the 30mm bases.

Anyway that's it really.... not a lot after over 2 years I appreciate.... if anyone is still following this blog, thank you :).

Crud, just noticed I didn't paint the leader's spear shaft.... :(.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Gorgon cult; Salamanders PiP

Paint in progress on 3/4 of the salamanders I converted up a while ago, the other one is slightly further behind as I try to work out how to paint his sea serpent cloak.

I tried a patina effect on the copper of their shields, I think the effect worked quite well but i'm not sure that I like the effect... either that or the really dark green shields... mght repaint jet black or something else, not decided yet.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Gorgon cult; 2nd Naga completed

Finished the second WoW pre-painted plastic re-pose / re-paint.
Nothing really more to say about this than what was said about the first one :).
I'm sure I could spend more time on it, but it was a pre-painted plastic figure and therefore the detail is pretty soft anyway and I hate painting so would rather get back to something else.... or not as my muse takes me.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Skaven - Clan Skryre; Warlock Engineer

Was looking through a bits shop last month and saw the doomwheel driver and thought, hey that would be kind of cool as a wheelchair using Skyre guy....
Some wheel bits from the Lightning cannon I believe.
Small wheel from the Mortar (OOP Warhammer Starter box)
Pack from the warp flamethrower thing (OOP Warhammer Starter box)
And hey presto mostly done.
I re-posed his head slightly to make the miniature less linear (everything was facing the same direction), will require some greenstuff work and of course some arms... but nearly done already.

Messed up the wheel cap on this one a little so will require some more sanding and filling (chopped off too much from the bottom of the cap and then had to graft some back on again) 

Monday, 30 May 2016

Gorgon cult - Upgraded WoW Naga

All done apart from some highlights on his Trident (and the base of course), lighting was a bit rubbish and the model is presently shiner that I would like, even after 2 coats of matt varnish... but i'm pretty happy with him, he has eyeballs and a painted tongue but you can't see that clearly in the photos particularly with the shiny issue...

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Gorgon cult - paint in progress

So the painting doth begin, settled on a green fin / sail scheme for these dudes (After trying and failing orange).
Skales / Skin will be blacker when i'm finished (I hope).

Started on the salamanders in the same scheme, took a scale shot so you can see how big the naga figure is vs the salamander conversion.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Gorgon cult; medium based salamander types.

A couple of horribly painted pre-painted world of Warcraft figures i'm attempting to upgrade for use as medium based warriors for my Gorgon cult.
Left guy's head was repositioned and his trident was built from an Ogre standard pole and a Dark elf standard cross section (From the OOP warriors kit).
Right guy had his left arm cut off an re-posed / sculpted, his head removed and re-posed and the same weapon build.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Hordes: Blindwater Bog Trog Trawlers

So I like the Bog Trog minis... and actually played a game of Hordes for the first time in about 6 years so that gave me a little inspiration to paint something. I actually painted my Shambler unit too but not enough light for me to take photos of them at the moment, plus I haven't even undercoated the bases like I managed to do on the trawlers yet.
First guy is not converted but the second guy is. 

This guy I cut off the handle from his right hand and bent the arm carefully, then I replaced the handle on the gun with brass rod and roughly sculpted a strap onto it.
I took the knife off of a Metal GW Kroot shaper for the right hand.