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.

Monday, May 16, 2016

French Buccaneer WIP #3

Work continues on the Frenchman. He has a second arm now and his cape is more fancy. Progress has slowed on him a bit as my painting time has been greatly cut into recently and when I do paint I'm mostly touching up already done areas. It's getting close to the end though, all the large areas are pretty much done. Here's where he stands now:

Saturday, May 7, 2016

French Buccaneer WIP #2

Work continues on the Frenchman who terrorized the Spanish in the Caribbean. The updates this time include; a second leg, leather belts, gold trim, a hat, freehand started on the shirt, the base has some paint on it. So, here you go:

Sunday, May 1, 2016

French Buccaneer WIP #1

It's time again to start another project. This is a 75mm model from Pegaso Models, it's of Jean-David Nau aka Fran├žois l'Ollonnais. He was a French pirate/buccaneer in the 1600's, one of the most ferocious pirates of his time, he earned the nickname "the flail of the Spanish". In one account, as written by Alexandre Exquemelin: "He drew his cutlass, and with it cut open the breast of one of those poor Spanish, and pulling out his heart with his sacrilegious hands, began to bite and gnaw it with his teeth, like a ravenous wolf, saying to the rest: I will serve you all alike, if you show me not another way." Not long after this incident, he was captured by natives and eaten himself. Now, on to the figure: