A bushido miniature of which the sword he is holding just appears too short. I will most likely bury the tip into the ground/mud/snow...ect, to hide this and give the illusion of a normal length. There was nothing left on the sprue, so not sure why it looks like that. Otherwise I am impressed with the pose and the detail of the sculpt. Very cool.
I almost feel like I am running out of color scheme ideas for these bushido guys, but one simple set of colors has been floating around in my head since day one. Decided to go with a classic Black and White and it has been anything but simple. No gray wash, something more stylized. I think this way just works better for me when dealing with so much white.
The handles will eventually be black and yellow, like a bumblebee. More white seems like the logical choice for his leggings/socks, but not sure about the other colors yet.
Most of my base colors are finished, added some washes on the bags and sword. Thought I was going to be done this weekend, but turned out to being very busy. Not much more left to go.
Finished him a couple of nights ago. Friend told me the sword was supposed to be like that, so I didn't stick it into the mud. :) He has a classic feel to him that I like.
Bushido model minus a hand holding some kind of incense burner that I could not paint around. That will come later. I wanted some more unique color combinations and was really happy with what I chose for him. I knew I wanted that shade of green and then it was a matter finding complimenting colors.
I actually made a mistake with his cloth that I did not notice until taking pictures. The orange cloth under his belt will be painted over. with the yellow. I knew something did not look right, but an easy fix at least.
Highlights finished. Got to get that other hand on there, see what else I can do with the eyes and then base him.
I finished Misao a few days ago, but very difficult to find a place place to take pics. Kitchen is being remodeled it is like the house exploded. Anyway....Misao Finished!!
Speed painted D&D Tieflings. These "hd" minis are a bit smaller in scale than most of the other popular mini lines. Although I took a bit more time with the fire hand model than the other, I still consider both of these speed painted (snake girl finished in probably 2hrs.) I wasn't enjoying the snake spell model mostly because of the annoyance of not being able to get my brush into certain areas, like under the cape. They should be fun gaming figures though a hopefully a nice surprise for a friend in town.
More models I painted a few years ago with a bit of recent touch up. Mostly improved the armor with better washes/sealer and took a crisper picture. Posted in the Circle of Orboros tab.
Another Demonkin/Tiefling from Darksword minis all cleaned up. I recently attached the tail, but will be keeping the arms off for now, looks too difficult to paint while attached.
Based some metallics and I am going with a more pinkish skin tone for this one.
Washed the pink skin in red and the armor in black. Also completed some highlighting on the cloth and armor. My vision is normal armor and darker cloth on a not so normal character with a brighter skin tone. Should contrast nicely. Keeping the scabbards in black is looking really nice.
Finished! more pics added to the gallery
FIRE and ICE!!!
The older, experienced mage meets the young, brash rogue
Since my brain would melt just painting a giant demon dragon, I have 3 upcoming Tiefling and possibly more to follow. Demonkin of some kind and more red to play around with.
Some base colors, liner and washes
A bit more highlighting, filled in the base with more putty and most of the base colors completed.
The area around his chest juts out a bit, like a shirt underneath would, but in the sale pic it was painted as his chest. I've looked my hardest at it and it still really appears to be a shirt to me, but I will most likely paint over it and go with what the sample model has.
Demonkin Fighter/Mage - FINISHED and added to the 2018 Gallery!!!
I've already touched up some of these Hordes prior to taking photos and plan to do some more. I cut my teeth painting some of these guys and the Teraph was one of the first.
Krueger was already pretty good to start with. Most of what I touched up was to give his weapon and armor bits a little more shine, which my camera isn't going to pick up.
As I am waiting for some smaller items to come in the mail, I am thinking I should get working on this for a buddy of mine. Those wings are freakin me out....this thing is huge and he would like it painted to resemble Tiamat from D&D.
Ahhh......hidden within the box, unseen, are these two gigantic and most triumphant...rocks. Let the excitement begin with a week of painting rocks!
Almost a whole pot of paint to lay down the base color. Couple of nights worth of painting and worrying whether or not I should have bought a second pot of paint while I was at my LGS. Citadel paint also felt strangely sticky once dried on this Bones plastic, but then the stickiness went away with the next couple of steps.
A dark purple wash to bring out the shadows, crevasses and such.
Dry brushing came out really nice. I accidentally bought a citadel brand dry pigment of some kind from my LGS. I didn't even realize until I started shaking it up. Turns out to being one of those happy mistakes because it worked out perfect. No messy powder from regular paint, went on really nice. Got a little too much in one spot, but easily fixed after the pics were taken.
Finally I used the same brush with straight white paint and went along the edges to make it pop a bit more.
Sneak peek with some of the dragon bits on it.
Half the body based red. Took a while to coat and a lot of paint.
Here it is after a paint wash, then a red ink wash and finally some highlights. Only some of the highlights are finished at this time. I thought I took pictures after each wash, but they aren't on the camera. This is after several days and hours of painting and my mind tends break after what is feeling like assembly line painting at this point.
Can't wait till I get to one of the heads.
A lot of time put into this, but not a whole lot to show for it. At this picture point half the dragon body is still unpainted. My plan is to seal and be able to gently handle it while painting the other side (which at this time of posting I have already sealed, have most of the other half painted and started the highlighting.)
I have to keep telling myself this is one of the more massive pieces and it needs to look good, so the extra time is worth it.
Both sides finished! I know it doesn't look like much, but this hours and hours of painting. Next is the tail and most likely a leg. I want to get him glued down to those rocks ASAP!
Pretty much finished with the leg and tail. Very shiny at the moment, have to seal them both still.
Next will be at least one arm, possible two, depending on how hard it makes reaching the necks with a brush. Then the plan is to attach everything to those base rocks.
The eyes I plan on returning to later. I am leaning more towards having each head glowing with different color eyes. Other than that, everything seen here has been painted and attached. I used a small amount of P3 putty and loctite superglue for plastics. Loctite for plastics is the only glue so far that I have found bonds quickly to Bones material. The gorilla glue with the blue cap that I usually use on everything else, just sloshes around on the bones plastic and NEVER DRYS. I've come back to wet glue hours later, very frustrating.
Welcome to the "Gun Show." ...you see because he has really big arms that took me over a week to paint.
But his awesomeness level has increased significantly. So much more threatening with arms and claws.
I am starting to realize why this is taking so long, painting a dragon head is like painting an oversize mini. Nice chunk of the dragon is finished though.
I am holding off on attaching for the moment. The plastic glue I used worked really well, but was only usable about three times before it was solid as rock inside the tube. I have another, but I am going to wait until I have more to attach at once. I have also been putting off working some putty into the gaps, luckily they are almost small enough to leave alone. Bones plastic doesn't seem to leave giant gaps like metal sometimes does, everything fits nicely.
Black Dragon head finished!
Heads and necks all glued. Puttied some of the more noticeable gaps. The wings really complete the whole thing. It will be a while until they are finished. I am foreseeing December at the pace I am going.
I was sick with the flu, lost a lot time and in general underestimated the time it would take to complete a wing.
Filled in the gaps with greenstuff and painted.
Since this photo was taken, I've finished the other wing and stained the base. I am holding off attaching the wings until I have Ma'al's base completed. I have to pick up some kind of varnish before I can start adding more rubble.
Best part is that all the difficult stuff is over and I have plenty of time to base before bringing over a friends house in February. Which also means I can start hitting some other models.
I stained the base and sealed it. Some skill I still retain all the way from middle school shop class.
Started working on the base. Lots of putty. Was almost tempted to make it into boiling blood.