Friday, October 18, 2019

MM90 Painting Countdown: 10

Quit like this "one blog-post a day"-thing going one here, don't you? (I need more holidays staying home๐Ÿ˜Š) - and there seems to be no end to this MM90 Painting Challenge revelation.. either ๐Ÿ˜Š
But there actually is, because this is the last painted MM90 sitting here... for now. I still have 9 unpainted pieces laying here, but another two have just been prepared. The just called MM90/6d and the Marauder Chaos Dwarf Mage (MM90/1a), Sjored already had painted, before we kicked this off.

The one I'd show down here today was painted due to two continental guy communicating in a secondary language (English). See, before I call a challenge I usually ask Sjoerd what he has at hand. He was stationed in the Middle East, but his collection were in the Netherlands, so we were restricted painting those he had at hand. In one of our conversations he told me, not to pick: "hatchet man and sideswipe hammer man...". Probably it was lost in translation, but I took it as these two down here got ruled out. As I thought a Hatchet was a small axe meant to be used with one hand ... ๐Ÿ˜•

Thursday, October 17, 2019

A pair of Sjoerd Trouwee sculpts converted and painted

And speaking of Sjoerd Trouwee's return... ๐Ÿ˜€

Those of you following his blog: Evil Little Buggers would already know this, but those who don't, here's something quite special. The started of a hole batch of new chaos dwarf sculpts ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Not seen since the days of Twisted Tales.

Recently, Sjoerd made a decision to finish what Aly Morrison started back in 1990 when he began creating the Marauder Miniatures MM90 - Chaos Dwarfs range - and that's to do a mini-me version of 27 specific Citadel Chaos Warriors - all sketched by Aly many years ago. You can ready all about the start of this journey here and you can follow progress on his blog and on CDO, here.

Sjoerd has complete four of the dwarfs already and he is currently working on another two - and I can't held off from showing them here as well - brilliant, brilliant works๐Ÿ˜ Hopefully these will all be moulded and get cast.

So, offered the prospect of new Sjoerd Trouwee miniatures I've decided to start practising painting his sculpts (again).

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

MM90 Painting Countdown: 11

"What you don't know won't hurt you"? Now who said that? As this one hurts .... because Sjoerd actually do paint miniatures and he has painted the mini-Slambo already. Actually showed him off 45 days ago ...! What the .... !

Apparently this got posted on September 1st - on Sjoerd's blog

As you can see here: and also on CDO.

And how did I not know ...? Well firstly, because I'm not checking my blog-feed regularly (regularly enough), secondly, because Sjoerd didn't sent me a gloating email and thirdly, because for some strange reason CDO-Online has stopped notifying me ... again. I could probably come up with a hundred other bad excuses but lets face it, I lost. Sjoerd beat me on this one ... all due to my laziness.

Now I must get over it, and simply move on.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

MM90 Painting Countdown: 12

Wow, that draw of the tiffin card really put this challenge on hold, didn't it? June 3th 2018??  Has it really been that long?

Not sure what has happened to Sjoerd. He has been extremely quite recently, but he did stop by wishing me a happy birthday, so I'm not really that concerned :-) He is a busy man, we know ..., and it has happened before and it will probably happen again.

And my own reasoning for not being around ... health ... yes, the chronicle pain took over, again.

I have this spinal cord stimulating system implant to ease the pains but as the impulse generator ran out of power during autumn 2018, it had to be replaced. The IPG replacement was planned for November 2018, I had high hopes, as it came with a new "burst" effect, and it should be very effective. The surgery came to plan but the effect was absent and it wasn't till May 2019 we actually found a programming that was helpful. But now it's here, and I'm doing great - and during summer I've found a lot more energy. So, with the coming of "darkness" (day length has decreased by more that 7 hours now and winter is coming) - it's time for staying indoor ... and try paint something - so with new-found painting mojo I'm determined to finishing this challenge.

So with no further ado ... let me present the 13th painted MM90 The MM90/1d. The attentive reader of this blog will know that this wasn't the next challenge. This one here was called in June 2018, but as Sjoerd didn't have him at hand, we went with MM90/1b, instead. But now that I had already prepared him and made him ready, it seemed rather straight forward, doing this one first. And also seemed fair giving Sjoerd more time to finish the MM90/1b first - ha, ha.
It's a Sjoerd speciality giving these guys names, but I usually stick with numbers, cause there's nothing wrong with numbers, right? Should I name him it would be something stupid lige Mr. Two-handed Mace dude ...

Marauder Miniatures: MM90/1D

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Collecting John Pickford: Hell Awaits - wave 4

Devil Inside Productions is back with their 4th wave of the "Hell Await"s - again it's a KS crowdfunding campaign in support of their creation of a range of 28mm classic demons and other denizens of Hell all cast in resin.

John is hugely involved in this one as he has been sculpting 3 out of 5 pieces.

The 3 pieces are:

Devil Inside Productions: Xipe Totec
First one is Xipe Totec - Aztec Deity, the 'Flayed One'. Yes, a flayed human holding his skin suit. Probably some history behind this, that I don't know of, but it looks cool, I think.

©Devil Inside Productions

Friday, January 25, 2019

Riddler and Professor Pyg

- or what's left of him.

Don't know if it's just me, but after an "intensive" painting project (to my scale) with lots of creative thinking of new colour schemes, contrasting and harmony colours, colour temperature, focal points etc. I fell rather exhausted and it is often ending rather sudden and with a long hiatus from painting to follow. I like the creative process to a certain degree, but rather than finishing I begin to look into new projects with more unified colour schemes or just painting something more historical accurate - just like it happened with the MM90-Painting Countdown ending with painting the Jong-Un and Trump-proxy-figs, in spring 2018. It ended with a long hiatus anyway, but I'll blame the extreme warm summer we had up here for that, though. It wasn't lack of interest in continuing but the climate ruin my paints.

I did a few thing up to Christmas, but I haven't really painted anything, in 2019. Yes, I showed you the Ewal Wizards the other day, but they are actually paintings from around the same time as the Chaos Dwarf Baggage Train. So, not ending up in the same old habit I dug up another historical accurate miniature - or as close as it comes, when you are painting the dwarven Politicos sculpted by Bob Olley (and available from The Little Soldier Company). Cause, I picked up the David Cameron - or more precis, the Underking David, Pursuant of Charm and his Demonic Familiar to paint.

©David Wood

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Colour of Magic

About a year ago (December 2017) John began sculpting me a pair of wizards that I could use for my Ewal Dvergar venture.
Like always, the project ended up like a jigsaw puzzle with lots of heads and hands to play around with and it's take a bit of time getting it all finished. But the miniatures has finally been cast up and its time to show you all, what I did to them.

So here the are - the brand new Ewal Patriarch and Acolyte - and if you'd like to see more, take a look here:

Ewal Dvergar: EDP-30 Acolyte