Saturday, February 19, 2011

Walking dead

Braiiiins, must have braiiiins ...... :D Well, I've never been that keen on zombie miniature games in general, but that hasn't stopped me from doing quite a few Zombies for my RPGs and WfB during the years - so it's been rather nice going back and do a few more.

I'm trying to learn 'what to use' and more important how to use my set of citadel washes. Still struggling, though.

But zombies should benefit from such a treatment . Got 8 of these Heresy Miniatures zombies sculpted by Mr. Paul Muller, so gave the 4 of them a shot.

From white prime it's a few washes of a diluted mix of black, brown (mud) and green wash - then highlighted with white and again a light wash, with a similar but even more diluted mix of washes. Final highlight is VMC Silver grey with a gentle touch of olive green.

Like the way the turned out - and a bit surprise to see how quickly I can do undead skin - painting like this.

Heresy Miniatures - HV027/HV030 Zombies (mixed from pack 1 and 2)

So what's next ..? Well, if my Otherworld order arrives in time - I'll be entering the 2nd forum painting challenge - but it's all depending on that I get the two Wraiths in time. Also working on the secret entry for Golden Hat #14 at Chaos Dwarfs Online. I'm nearly there. Deadline is the 27th. - but it will be another 10 days before it will get posted here.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It's mine! My own, my precious

Famous words, and describes very well how I feel about today's miniature.

Why, you might ask? Because it is mine, my own, my very 'first' sculpted miniature - and it have now been turned into a beautiful little fragile metal miniature - possible by the courtesy of Mr. Andrew Coleman. Yes, the man behind Four a Miniatures have show me some great courtesy and have kindly helped me out here. At first I was just looking for a few miniatures for myself and a few friends - but Andy has offered me a chance of having it made commercial available through his store. That is one of those offers you can't refuse, right?

This miniature showed here is one of the first master casts made - but hopefully they will go into a production mould soon, so he can be all yours :-) And while waiting, why not visit his awesome miniature e-store. I'm sure you'll find something in there you like - so why not spend a minute and a few £ there - and let him know what a fantastic job he is doing.

The Master turned up here Saturday, was primed Saturday night and then painted Sunday and based yesterday. But first a little preview of the miniature master as it came:

Colour-wise, the scheme is more or less 'stolen' from Adam Skinner. Adam's Chaos dwarf - entry for Golden Demon back i 2005, is the no #1 reason for me picking up a long gone interest for Chaos/evil/vicious Dwarfs. Adam's silver winning entry made me start looking in old forgotten boxes and suddenly find myself tracking down Chaos Dwarfs at eBay.

So this is painted rather as a tribute to Adam's awesome work and for 'helping me' clarifying what direction my hobby should take.

- and here it is, then:

Four A Miniatures - Chaos Dwarf Standard Bearer

A Skull? Yes, you are right - this is a slightly converted version of the Bearer. The mastering process showed us, that the standard top was a bit fragile - and breaks off very easily. This will somehow be fixed for the production mould, of course. But for this first version its fixed with a Skull - and don't look that bad, actually.

And it ain't just finished yet - it needs an impressive banner and a shield, of course - but for this first version, I wanted to present him naked as he comes (and running out of white primer also played a small part of it). Again it will be a Adam Skinner rip off. And yes, sure, I will come back posting the finished version, here :-)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pink Lady

This creature should have a strong resemblance of a cross between a giant green cutworm and a huge cephalopod - but as this is a 'not-Carrion Crawler' - but a "Carcass Scavenger" from the Labyrinth Lord universe - and as I know nothing about that at all - well I've painted it like I wanted to - and used the opportunity to tested a few (to me) unusual colours.

The miniature is - again - an Otherworld one - and again a miniature by talented Mr. John Pickford.

The miniature itself comes in 25 pieces. A main body part, 16 tiny little legs and 8 tentacles - so quite a puzzle putting together. But I worked it out - thanks to Wierd Chris (the Duke) and his 15 pieces of advice found here.
Followed them step by step - so yes hand primed - with Vallejo Black primer - and legs and tentacles came one very late in the process. Even the base were almost finished before they were glued on and painted :-)

But here she is (cause yes, I'm told by the sculptor himself that it's a she)- the Pink (and turquoise) Lady

Otherworld DM12b Carcass Scavenger II


And before I go, a big welcome to 'Ragna'. Glad to have you on board - hope you'll find just something interesting here.