Thursday, December 17, 2015

#97 Star Wars: Imperial Assault

Tough to stay motivated the past few weeks. Figure I'll post up some pics of some of the star warsv miniatures I painted from the imperial assault game.
It's a fun game though I enjoy the campaign more than the skirmish side of things. I've picked up a few of the expansions. I'm privacy not going to be getting any more unless I find people who want to play regularly. Probably won't paint any new figures unless it really stars bothering me. Anyways on to pictures!
I plan on making a better post later...

Sunday, November 15, 2015

#96 Lego Exo-suit

I was really happy to find this set at the Lego store this past weekend. The build went pretty quick despite having a lot of little pieces to connect and short through.

The suit itself is surprisingly articulate with some good joints. The hands were a nice surprise despite only having one joint they do have five fingers and look cool. There are some nice additional pieces too: 2 minifigs, a turtlebot and a small cargo pad.

Design: 5/5
Difficulty: 3/5

Build time: 1hr 15 mins (roughly)
Only con is that it could use a little more color.

Monday, September 21, 2015

#95 Lord Chompy Bits

This was a pretty big miniature. I'm not sure if I put more work into assembling him or painting him. I'm not quite pleased with how all the seam lines cane out in the end but at least they are not gaping chasms now. The paint job came out just about how I wanted it.  I did a reverse highlight as best I could and when in good lighting ask the colors show up nicely. I did a wash of blue on his face to bring out the details and liked the look so much I left it as it makes a nice contrast to the body and claws.
I magnetized him so storage well hopefully be a little easier. Now into the rest of the Malifaux I have and I hope nothing else breaks off, Katrina's bow is a pain in the butt to glue back together...
*I thought I had a pick of both his halves maybe I'll put one up later.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

#94 Adventurers, party of three

Just finished these up this week. The human male is a ranger (dead currently), the human female might be a paladin (have not met her yet) and the gnome is a wizard, who uses a lot of fire spells and currently in the party.
I did some osl on the gnome since he's holding a fireball and thought it would add some extra sizzle.
Extra internet points if you can recognize the gnome's cloak. *I've made the cloak darker, next step would be black I suppose. 

#93 Two dragons... you get the idea...

Painted this pair up a few weeks ago. The gold one came out ok, looks much better in person than in the picture. The black dragon came out a little better, the highlights and the wings I'm most pleased with and my friend was very pleased with both if them.

Friday, August 28, 2015

#92 Giant skeleton

I painted this guy for my groups GM add a thank you during DM appreciation month (I know it was awhile ago). Anyways, this figure was really fun to paint as I rarely buy figured this big. Did the usual weathered bones look along with the scraps of clothing. I added some glowing runes to the little hammer on its arm since that looked like a good piece to show the magic enchantment that keeps it animated. Not a while lot else to say great figure I highly recommend it. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

#91 KD Great Game Hunter Rogue

I painted up this guy awhile ago just got lazy and didn't post anything about anything so I hope to change that in the next few days.  I'm also not gong to bother with my process unless asked. Just a blurb about the mini and then pics. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

#90 Menagerie of creepies

I finished these miniatures up awhile ago and just had not found the time to write about them. This group was comprised of snakes from Wrath of Ashardalon, spiders from Castle Ravenloft and Hellhounds and bigger spiders from Descent. They were fun to paint up and the owner had a distinct scheme for each group.

Monday, March 16, 2015

#89 Liche king of sorts

This was a neat sculpt. Lots of little details in the armor and sword. I also liked how it's floating or at least gives the impression of hovering. Not much else to stay on that part. Good details and lots of character.
I started by blocking in the armor, outside of the cloak, inside of the cloak and the lower robe area. All armor sections started out black. I also painted the sword black at this point. For the inside of the cloak I mixed a nice dark bloody red. The outside got a coat of black. The robe I started off with a mid grey. My idea for the cloak was to make it look dirty and tattered.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

#88 Flesh golem (aka Frankenstein)

This guy is from the Castle Ravenloft DnD adventure board game. A lot of these figures are also in the pre -painted lines for DnD and seeing the naked figure shows that these mini's have great detail they just get covered up with the simple pre-paint jobs. Though I don't mind getting pre-painted figures for use as cannon fodder some of the bigger miniatures really could benefit from a more in depth paint job. Though recent Pathfinder pre-painted mini's do look pretty good.

So I had to primer this guy first after washing since I'm sure he was coated with mold release. I blocked out the main flesh areas and then my girlfriend pointed out that he was a little too symmetrical. So I went and repainted some the flesh areas to further break up the colors. The hardest part here was getting the metal staples. There are quite a few of them and they were a pain in the neck. The rest of the metal bits were easy. I think the best part on this figure is the left arm. It has flesh falling off and making it look a bloody mess was fun.

#87 Werewolves!

I'm loving the Reaper Bones line of mini's. Great details, the paint sticks without primer (if you use Reaper paints) and they are cheap. I bought quite a few for the price of one from certain other companies. Anyways on to the wolves.
This was another commission that had a few supernatural creatures. I started with the werewolves because the main requirement for them was having different fur colors. They painted up great as usual. I blocked in the fur and the flesh of each one. I basically used the fur color of the previous for the flesh areas of the next going from white to gray to black. Then I washed then with some brown, picked out highlights and got the details.