Monday, September 26, 2016

Finger Painters: Rafael Maladoni

My entry for September's Finger Painters Challenge is now finished. For this month, the theme was all about revisiting old projects that were left unfinished or old models in need of repainting.

For mine, I decided to repaint the Reaper Miniatures vampire, Rafael Maladoni.

I've had this guy for a very long time. In fact, if I remember correctly, I bought him along with a bunch of other Reaper Miniatures vampires in one big batch. Also, this was back in the days of mail order from their actual catalog book, Casketworks.

I believe this had to have been somewhere in the late 90s. Probably '97-'98, but maybe as early as '96. I can't remember. I do remember that I painted him after I discovered Games Workshop's Citadel paints. But that's not a very good gauge of when I bought the miniature itself, since I tend to stockpile models for a long time before they get touched.

Anyway, after a bath in some Simple Green it was time to bring him up to date. Unfortunately, I tossed him in the bath on a whim and didn't snap any before pictures of the original paint job.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Commission: Halaster Blackcloak and Sangalor all Finished!

The commission of Halaster Blackcloak and Sangalor is now all done! I really enjoyed painting these guys, partly because I am a huge D&D nerd and partly because Illithids are my favorite D&D monster race. I did have a few issues with them, mainly in the details of Halaster, but for the most part I liked working with them.

It's a pretty well known fact in my gaming group that I am not a fan of resin. But these models didn't have many issues with small parts that would easily break off or with bubbles in the casting. The issues I had with Halaster stemmed from his hair and beard. They seemed to have a lot of flashing in between the strands of hair and it was a pain to clean up.

These models were painted up for one of the owners of the game shop that my board gaming group meets up at on the weekends. He asked that I follow the official color schemes pretty closely, but that he wanted them to end up in my style of painting. He also didn't care if the beholder in the set was painted, since the person he is gifting these to didn't care for the beholder mini.

Anyway. Lets get to the pretty painted models!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Shojo all Painted!

Ninja All-Stars Ronin Shojo is all finished! Finished being painted, anyway. She still needs her market stall, but I'm still looking for pieces parts for that. Til then, I pinned her back to her base and am calling her done - for now.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New Commission: Halaster Blackcloak and Sangalor

Another new commission! This time it's for the owner of the gaming shop I go to every weekend. For this one I am painting up Halaster Blackcloak and Sangalor from the Scoundrels of Skullport limited edition Dungeons and Dragons Collector's Series box set. The box also includes the beholder, Xanathar, but I'm not painting that one up.

The goal is to paint them up in the same color scheme as the models on the box, but in my style of painting. So far, I've gotten Halaster all  painted except for the base and Sangalor has his base coats down.

Let's take a look.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Cryx Deathripper Finished!

The Cryx Deathripper is now all finished, except for the basing which will be done when all the models are painted. He turned out really nice and evil looking too and everyone in my Warmahordes group really liked it.

For now, we're just going to post painting desk pictures.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Painting up Cryx: Deathripper Test Model

Shojo is done being painted, but her base isn't close to being finished (I'll have a post on that soon). But for now, I've begun painting up my Cryx army so I can field painted models for a change. I decided to start with a Deathripper and use it as a testing grounds for new techniques.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WIP: More Work on the Market Stall, and Beginning Paint on Shojo

I didn't get a whole lot of seat time this week, but I did manage to do a few things on the Shojo project.

As of now, the market stall now has rope tying the wood planks together and I've begun work on painting Shojo herself.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

New Project! Shojo's Shop

New project time! Since I won the July Finger Painters challenge, I got to pick the next theme. I decided on an open, free-for-all theme, both to get more people to enter and because I couldn't think of one that I could use a current project for.

I decided to crack open my Ninja All-Stars box and paint up Shojo, who is one of my favorite sculpts from the set. But it's kind of snowballed into a diorama of Shojo sitting on her barrel in front of her market stall.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Kingdom Death: Distracted - Finished!

Kingdom Death: Distracted is now all finished!

I knew from the start that I wanted to build a rock base for her to sit on top of. With a lot of cork, a wooden disc and a dowel I was able to make a pretty epic base for it using my usual steps for making rocks. Its gotten a lot of compliments on Twitter and Instagram while I was in the process of building it too, but is always a good feeling.

Also, while I was building the base, I decided that I needed to cut away parts of the flooring base, to make it both easier on myself and to give the planks a bit more thickness. I was super nervous about that, but thanks to my fancy new Citadel cutters and some patience it wasn't a huge problem at all.

But now, I'll stop rambling. It's pretty pictures time!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

WIP - Kingdom Death: Distracted - Painting the Lady

It's been a pretty busy painting week. A few days ago, I started painting the female figure for the Distracted piece. It's been going really well too and I can honestly say that I am both stoked and amazing at how well I've done on the skin tone.

She is now all finished. I was planning on doing more WIP posts on her, but I really hit my stride and was too hooked on working on her. But that also means I get to do a showcase post and talk about the process as well, so this might be a longer post than usual.

By the way, this post features nudity and it's possibly NSFW.