Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas Work In Progress

Tinkering with some bits this Christmas Eve has produced this mini, kitbashed from the Reclusiam Command Squad Chaplain (which GW really need to release on it's own now) I present a plastic Death Company Chaplain who will be accompanied by a slightly kitbashed Sanguinary Priest - once I figure out how best to fix the awful feathered collar on that mini. Any way, I digress here's some photos:

Merry Christmas, I hope Santa is good to everyone this year! 

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

40mm Hasslefree Artemis - Update

Having layered up the bronze plate on the mini I set about adding a chained horse motif to Artemis' shield. Her helmet plume has been highlighted up as well so I'll be approaching the leather sandals and straps next.

The bluing of her sword's blade is an unintentional lighting effect rather than paintwork.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

40mm Hasslefree Artemis

Following on from last night's post I've finished blocking in the base layers and begun to add more definition to the leather, bronze plate and horse hair so I can begin highlighting.

Looking through my drawer of decal sheets this morning I found a very cool 'chained stallion head' crest on a Games Workshop Imperial Knight sheet which I think will be perfect for Artemis shield :).

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Something completely different...

After painting all that metal and facial hair, I thought I'd do something totally different. Inspired somewhat by the acquisition of some Arena Rex Kickstarter goodies I turned to the hobby cupboard of doom and dug out a mini I've owned since around 2007 I think. She's a gorgeous 40mm sculpt from Hasslefree Miniatures and there's very, very little armour in sight...

I'm still blocking in the base layers at the moment though her skin has had an initial shade and resetting layer applied. Being used to working in 28mm scale, it's a little bit of a challenge to work such a large area of skin but it's nice to flex the painting muscles every once in a while...

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Monday, 15 December 2014

Commission - Dwarf Hammerers - Update

A little freehand and non-metallic metal work on the banner designed to tie the unit in with King Belegar and the Runelord (which went to the same client) :

Time to finish these little chaps up and get them of to their owner I think!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Commission - Dwarf Hammerers

Whew! It's a bit dusty in here as I've not been around for quite a while. I started studying a degree back in September which has eaten up quite a lot of time that was spent painting but it'll be worth it in four years time. I started working on this commission back in August but as I said, hobby time has had to play second fiddle until recently (and will go back to doing next semester). Anywho, here's some photos of what I've been doing:

 The bases on the 'troops' are still being worked on (hence the untidiness) but will be finished shortly and the command group are receiving some extra detailing to set them apart from their fellows:

The bases on the command group are still in their initial stages as they're still being handled quite a lot. I'm just beginning to work on the non-metallic metal detail on the banner at the moment.