Dienstag, 29. April 2014

Keeping the Promis from Eastern

Hi folks,

as promised some days ago, I will start to show you my resent works. The first one actually is from 2013 , to be precise form the Spring just befor the Duke of Bavaria 2013.

It is the Celtic Chieftain by Elite Miniatures, sculpted by Raul G. Latorre. He is roughly about 54 mm in hight. I really had fun painting this beautiful sculpt - especially as it was my first historical miniature. (If you can get your hands on one of Latorres sculpts, pay the price, actually pay every price necessary. Those are some of the best sculpts you might ever get and since Latorres own studio is closed again, they are running low :( )

During the process of assembling and priming I lost the scabbard. So I had to replace it. The original one was quite dainty, but I decided to go with a simpler one as a replacement. Before I go into too much details, let me show you the pictures

Concerning the paint job I went with a simple one, mostly because tattoos, complex shield ornamentation or weaving patterns would have been quite a stretch, form the archaeological point of view. Normally I don't care to much for historical accuracy, but in the process of painting this little fellow my inner "Fachidiot" kicked in and I did some researches. To be precise I bought a Osprey book about the Celts and.... lets say I sat down in the library of the archaeological Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt and had some fun comparing popular book content with the archaeological texts..... Osprey has nice pictures but if you really want to learn something about the epoch they shouldn't be your first choice.

So I hope you like the celtic chief, and if you want visit him on Putty & Paint. No CMON Links anymore, they killed my account out of the blue. 

Stay tuned for more. I will work my way through my shelf during the next days/weeks.

Sonntag, 20. April 2014

Look what the easter bunny dragged in

Oh boy, it's been a long time since I posted something and an even loger time since I showed you some of my works. I beg your pardon, humble reader, so much to do, not much hobbytime, used to paint rather than post.

But: the Duke of Bavaria is coming near and my brushes are smouldering and because it's Easter, I have some pictures for you.

First, a little WIP of the latest mini, the Toad King by Allan Carrasco - the man, who sculpets dicks at everything....

And as an extra the finished Scion Plasmaguy. Finaly some GW minis that have a nice tone again.


So, thats it for now. I'm off to enjoy the weather, grill some dead animals and spend some time with the Lady - she wont see much of me the next week, painting madness ist starting.
After the Duke ist done, I'll come back with more pictures, for sure this time.

Mittwoch, 16. April 2014

Tau army wip

I started painting commissions last year, and one of the first (and still far from finishing) was a Tau army.
Lot's of battle suits, tanks and infantry.

This had some serious drawbacks again and again, from the two months of paint stripping instead of two days (never...NEVER use some cheap acrylic wall paint for your miniatures if you plan to maybe repaint them in the future) to hardware problems with the airbrush. As I am struggling with this one for a while now, I am happy that first progress is showing.

The customer wanted a simple paintjob, nothing to expensive and so I tried to find a good middle way between basic painting and nice looking colors with simple gradients.

So far he likes the ochre. The colors where Tau Light Ochre for the base tone, Skag Brown for the shadows and a mixture of Tau Light and Kislev Flesh for the highlights
Next step will be detail painting, adding some red armor plates and darklining and these will be ready to go.

Dienstag, 15. April 2014

Weathering gone wild - video tutorial skyshield landing platform

Cutting some old videos I collected over the last  months I found this skyshield I painted for our store.
Hope you enjoy!

Montag, 7. April 2014

Vidlog back and working - Enjoy the complete video tutorial for the Swamplands

I am happy to announce that video production is rolling again. It's quite disturbing how a broken pc stops the workflow today.

On the channel you can find all 5 parts of the swampland gaming table in a playlist, everything from styrocutting the rocks to the final paint finish and water effects.

Build your own!

I hope you enjoy our second finished video series, and prepare for more to follow soon!

Have a nice day everyone!