Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Mr. Miyagi moment

I had a Mr Miyagi moment when B1 decided to help me with some Games Workshop miniatures that had been having their paint dissolved in the tub of Simple Green.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Skaven progress and a metal rat ogre

A metal Bloodbowl Ratogre that has had the head from the old Headsplitter miniature added to it. The only thing i don't like about this miniature is the silly tail club. Coming along nicely.

The Clan rats get their basing material. Sand and PVA.

Skaven clan rats make it to the painting table

I bought these clan rats many years ago (10?) at Mind Games in Geelong to enter in a painting competition. I managed to get them together and there the project stalled. Two of the regimental bases make them a lot easier to handle. I was struck by how as i was painting the toes ( figures on the left) they really appeared to take a leap in how finished they were. It really seemed to define them.
These are older plastic figures from Games Workshop and when you handle them you can see how they lack detail on one side especially their feet. These are from the days when there were metal pieces included for the command group. Over the years they've fallen off as i didn't pin them at the time so now i'll have to track down the bits or find some plastic substitutes.
In the background are two rat ogres from GW, Headsplitter and a Bloodbowl player.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mr Bean

B1 thought this was pretty funny and needed to be on the blog. Rowan Atkinson's character is pure genius and the animated version captures him pretty well too.
The gif is normally animated but doesn't seem to work here which is a shame.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

On the painting line

Having packed away the painting table for B1 to have his own room again and now packing to move to a new house I'm reduced to a couple of boards that i can stash in the cupboard.
I tend to paint in batches and with multiple batches running at the same time to reduce boredom.
Just before i took this photo i realised that i was one DA short. What i've done is started on the Ultramarines and used one of the undercoated DA's in that count. DOH!
Above you can see three squads of Games Workshop Space Marines from the Dark Angels and Ultramarines chapters, a Bloodbowl Rat Ogre, some Gnoblars (a small goblin), Dave the Fu!uk Orc and a base of Tyranid Rippers.

Most of the Marine figures are secondhand plastic miniatures some of which have been stripped with Simple Green. Others had reasonably sound black undercoat so i've just painted over that. Above are three of the bare headed DA Marines, the figure on the right still has his basing material unpainted.

This is a classic Goblin Ballista miniature that has languished partly painted in my cupboard for a long time. I'm almost happy with it, perhaps a bit more highlighting and some green bits on the base and she's done. The figures to go with it are painted I just have to track them down.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dave the Fu!uk Orc

Dave the orc finally gets his armour put on after being bought from the frothers unite site so long ago. He really is an ugly so and so. Sculpting wise he's fantastic except for the breastplate which seems to have been a bit neglected for detail. I'm going for a more traditional brown or "black " orc skin rather than lurid green and the grey is the base for a bit of subtle NMM painting.