Sunday, August 30, 2009

Another old-style deamonette

Still working my way through all those old, prepped minis. Today it's another old deamonette. I'd been looking at the Reaper Master Serie Bright Skin Triad for a while and decided to try it out. It sure is bright! The effect is quite interesting. It has a lot more contrast than when shows on the picture. I'm not sure what I'd use it for other than deamons and maybe 80's clothing...

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Volkov, Great Bear

Yeah, ugly sculpt. What has happened to me? I will actually paint a figure because of it's rules in a game. Oh snap!

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Autumn Deamonette

Another one of those minis that was prepped and primed way back when I started painting (around 2000, I think it was). I decided to go for an autumn theme. I used the Skullcraft kit for the base: Texture paste, autumn leaves, and the reindeer moss. Great stuff!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Another OOP (sadly) Spyglass sculpt. I'm enjoying painting drow skintones, but I hate trying to photograph the minis. It's almost impossible.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Widowmaker Captain

Yep, another green/grey one. I'm leaving for the tournament today, so I won't have my whole army painted (haha, who was expecting that anyway?). Not sure if I'm going to take a break from painting Warmachine when I get back. We shall see.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Fighting those bad habits!

Back when I painted for publication work, I had the terrible habit of painting only the part of the mini that would be photographed. For example this poor elf for the Celtos Sidhe army book (which was never published btw.... booooo!).

Front: Not too bad, eh? Nice nail polish too.

Back: Not so great.... though the nice nail polish saves the day

I have 3 or 4 other minis like this, and I've decided that they will be painted. Completely! It will be a challenge because these "paintjobs" are old, and I don't have the same paints now, but it will be done! Stay tuned for the finished Irdril.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

WIP Kodiak

Yep, still working on the warmachine stuff. I think I'm getting faster. A couple of WIP pics of my Kodiak warjack:

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Liralith Redux

After all that grey and green army painting I needed some color. When I want to relax painting something, I often choose a Hasslefree mini since those tend to have simple, clean lines and good definition. I always loved the original Liralith mini, and the redux version is even better. I wanted to do a really dramatic red. The highlights on her lower legs look a little strange because her legs have edges (?).

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

WIP terrain and manhunter

I was browsing the Armorcast website and found a basin they made with Hirst Arts blocks. I thought that was an idea worth stealing, so I convinced my boy friend that we had to make a copy. We did 6 or 7 casts of the two Hirst Art molds with the pipes. In the end we had enough blocks to make another piece of terrain. The two are part of a water treatment plant. I imagine the basin is a sediment basin and the other piece is a filtration system. After the basin is painted; I'm going to pour some resin in there to make it look like water.

I'm also working on a manhunter for my Warmachine army. This sculpt is so dumb. If the male manhunter was running around wearing fur and a naked belly, it wouldn't be considered cool, but for the female it's expected....