By the time I remembered that I hadn't taken any pics, I already had a huge chunk of him painted. Super sick while finishing him up, a relentless cold that is throwing just about every it can at me.
This figure marks the first one I created a cork base for. I hadn't planned on that otherwise I would have painted more contrasting colors, but it still looks cool. The cork base was interesting to make and the next one I will definitely take some pictures of. I also bought a jar of pumice paste from Vallejo, kind of pricey but there is a lot in there. I needed something to help keep Mr. Wenti and his one foot balancing act in place. I placed some of the pumice around his foot (dries rock hard) along with leaving some of the tab as a pin on his foot and super-gluing that into a hole I made in the cork.
Finished this just before I went on vacation last week, but was unable to take any photos prior to leaving. This is a Hell Dorado model and part of the first batch of models I ever purchased. It has been sitting in a box until recently re-discovered. Would make an awesome tengu. Too bad Hell Dorado is no longer in print, their sculpts were incredible.
A pack mule. That big bag is going to look really awesome and I actually look forward to painting the lantern. Although not a cool guy with a sword, he is something different... should be interesting.
Base colors are finished. Some Jade green for the blade pommel.
Flesh and brown washes with some highlights on the skin. Having a fairly ripped servant as your pack mule is a smart choice.
some putty and a toothpick, hoping it will pop out in the end.
Cleaned up, highlighted and other than painting on sealer, done.
Finished, more pics in the 2018 gallery.
Painted these just in time for board game night, last night. These would be speed painted for me. My goal was not to spend over 2 evenings with each one, but a couple of them went a little bit over that time. The game was fantastic and I plan on painting some more of them.
Added to the 2018 Gallery!
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.