Thursday, May 11, 2017

Last finished piece, Septimus and Nero

Here is my latest work, Septimus and Nero from the game Arena Rex. This game has a lot of amazing looking minis and I can't wait to paint more of them. You can also vote on this at Putty&Paint and CMON.







Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Project Turnip Head from Howl's Moving Castle

Recently I had an idea for a piece. I wanted to paint my favorite character from Miyazaki's movies, Turnip Head. The only problem, there's no model for him. So I had to sculpt him myself. I've only sculpted two things before, with minimal success, but third time's a charm, right? Here is what I've done so far.








For the base, I'm going to use a piece of plasticard as a canvas for a background scene. I'm going to try and paint a little version of the castle in the distance, hope it goes well.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

It's been a long time!

It's been almost a year since my last post and I wanted to get back to the blog, so I thought I would start by explaining the absence. In the past 10 months I moved to a new house, got a new job, got extremely busy with said job, went through a bought of depression, escaped into video games rather than painting, continued being busy with the job then finally decided to start painting again. For Christmas I received two miniatures that kicked me into gear, I wanted to paint them for Crystal Brush which was only 3 months away so I had to get moving. So I got back on the horse and felt a new life for the hobby. I made it to Crystal Brush and things went well (more on that later) and learned a lot of new things from some of the best painters in the world. Now I'm working on new pieces for World Model Expo in July.

Now it's time to see what I've been working on the past few months, starting with my three entries for Crystal Brush 2017:

Eternal Crusader from Michael Kontraros Collectibles
You can see more views on Putty&Paint and CMON

Templar Knight in Jerusalem from Young Miniatures
More views on Putty&Paint and CMON

St. Mark from Dark Age
More views on Putty&Paint

At the show I got many comments from great artists on what I did well and what I need to improve on, nothing beats free lessons. And St. Mark took home a silver in the Dark Age sponsor category, so things went well.

Now here's a piece I started a long time ago but put aside never expecting to go back, but I'm glad I did pick it up again.

Lord of Slaanesh on Daemonic Mount from Games Workshop
More views on CMON

That's all for now, I hope to be posting regularly again. In the coming days I'll make a post about a new piece I'm sculpting/painting. Having lots of fun with that one.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Another Chaos Space Marine

In the quest of getting rid of the never ending pile of unpainted minis, I pulled out another Dark Vengeance marine and started slapping paint on it. I'm mostly using it to practice for many techniques. Still trying to get better at NMM and battle damage. The mini also has some unnatural skin, leather and cloth to work on.

In addition to this piece, I'm still working on the Ren bust and two pieces for this year's Golden Vinci contest (put on by http://dievincis.blogspot.com/). The English version of the rules aren't up yet. I know we're not allowed to post final pictures of our entries until after the contest, but due to a poor Google translation, it's unclear if we're allowed to post WIP photos or not. So, I'll hold off on showing what I'm working on until the English rules are posted and it's cleared up.

Here's the progress on the marine so far:









Friday, May 27, 2016

Francois l'Olonnais "finished"

Here he is, all "finished". I put that in quotation marks because he technically isn't. It wasn't until I took the photos, uploaded them to CMON and showed them on a few other social media sites that I realized I spelled his name wrong on the name plate. There are two N's in l'Olonnais, so I'll have to correct that at some point. But the model itself is done, and that's the most important thing. So here are some mostly final shots.













Up next: I'll continue on the Ren bust, I'm working on the Queen of Death from Figone (part of the Figopedia Indiegogo), and inspired by David Soper's brilliant Nurgle squad at this year's Golden Demons, I'll be doing a name plate for the Abyssal Warlord.