Friday, January 20, 2012

Malifaux - Completed Lilith's Brood!

Hello all!
Just a brief update today, I've finally finished Lilith and the Mature Nephillim from the Lilith's brood box set!

Here's a group shot of the whole crew.

I've odered in a heap of addition for my Neverborn that should be arriving soon. Most of it will go with my Pandora crew but there's a few things that will also go well with Lilith and her boys. Notably the Hooded Rider, a Black Blood shaman and a Lelu & Lilitu.

I'm not 100% happy with the mature nephillim but I think that's more because it's one of my least favourite Neverborn models. I'm not sure why, I guess I just don't like the pose. If I get another one I'm definately converting it.

I was however very happy with how Lilith turned out. I spent a lot of time agonising over what colours I'd use and where. In the end, I've tried to stick to cool bluish tones to tie her in with the nephillim and Terror Tots.

Stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Malifaux update! - Pandora and Friends

Well it's been a lot longer then I've intended between updates, but with the silly season now drawing to a close, I've got the time on my hands to bring my blog back up to speed.

And what better way to do that then by showing some progress I've made with Malifaux?

I finally finished Pandora, I spent so long agonising over what colours to paint her. Her crew has a lot of green and red so it seemed logical that she should be no exception.

And here she is, with the rest of the crew so far.

Future additions will include Candy and Baby Kade, Insidious Madness, the Hooded Rider and Pandora's Avatar.

I also painted up the Terror tots and young Nephillim from Lilith's Brood.

I'm currently working on Lilith and the Mature Nephillim. Future additions to this crew will include a Lelu, a Lilitu, Lilith's Cherub, a Black Blood Shaman and Nekima.

I also have the Collodi and Freikorps box sets coming in with my next lot of additions, I like to think of it as a christmas present to myself!

Stay tuned for more updates...

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Progress Update - Sorrows and Prussians

So it's been a while between updates, I've got a few things that I've been chipping away at over the last couple of weeks but I haven't had much time to paint unfortunately.

WIP Poltergeist and Sorrows for Malifaux

And here's some progress on my Dystopian Wars land forces...

I've decided to go with the Black and Gold scheme I originally intended, the other possible schemes I played around with weren't working so well and while it lacks detail, I think it's quite effective when you see whole masses of it. And who get's down, has a real close look at the tiny tanks and complains that your scheme is too simple anyway?

I also recently purchased a Metzger Robot and Imperium Sky Fortress. And I have to say I was impressed, they're huge by Dystopian Wars standards...

Shall hopefully have more updates soon, so stay tuned for more!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Waldgeists Complete!

Well the Waldgeists are now complete, these were really easy to paint! Lots of drybrushing and washes helped me get these done relatively quickly and I'm quite happy with how they've turned out. The waldgeists seem like interesting models to use in games. They're able to move pieces of forest scenery with them as well as strike enemies in or near pieces of forest terrain they're in as though they were in base contact so seem like they could be a lot of fun for me and a massive thorn in my opponent's side...

I added some pieces from a Wood Elf Dryad boxed set to the bases for something different, including this lil guy

Next up out of the Malifaux crew is Pandora and the Sorrows...
Stay tuned for more...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The stuff of nightmares - Teddy complete and Waldgeists WIP

Heya all, Teddy is now done! I added a few subtle highlights to the freehand and tidied it up a bit but decided not to go what I felt would have been too far with adding to it, overall I'm quite happy with he has turned out!

Since completing him I've started on my Waldgeists whilst continuing to work on my Prussian ships. For something different, I have some spare bits from a wood elf dryad set that I'm going to use to make the Waldgeist's bases more forest like...

In regards to my Prussians, I'm thinking of trying a dirty, rusty white because the large amounts of black on the ship hulls is looking rather bland...

More on the way soon...

Monday, September 5, 2011

The stuff of nightmares - Teddy WIP

Well I've finally made a start on Teddy's heart and thought I'd share some pics to get some feedback on it (and the model in general)

I've gone for something similar to what Eavy Metal's Neil Green did on the armour of his Harry the Hammer for the showcase in the Warhammer 25th anniversary White Dwarf. I did a quick sketch to try and get my bearings on what exactly I was trying to apply to the model, I find doing this can often help me when attempting freehand.

I stuck to using very neutral colours to try and avoid detracting from his face and gribbly maw which should probably be the main focal point of the model.

There's still plenty of work on him and the freehand isn't finished yet but I'm keen to get people's thoughts so far?

Stay tuned for more...

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Assorted Projects

Heya All, sorry for the lack of updates. Life's been pretty busy and I haven't much time to sit down and do much hobby related stuff until recently.

I've been taking a holiday from the grim darkness of the far future and working on some projects for a few other games to try and rebuild my motivation for 40k whilst working on some more enjoyable projects, here's what I've been up to of late...

Here's a Doppleganger from the Wyrd Miniatures game: Malifaux,

I've recently got into Malifaux and am loving it. The low model count makes it really affordable and easy to paint for yet give each miniature plenty of attention. I really enjoy the game itself. Playing with no dice and using cards instead is wierd at first but surprisingly cool. Very easy to understand and get the hang of.

I'm running a Neverborn crew (they're the bad guys of Malifaux) Led by Pandora. Figured the Doppleganger could be used to pull off some neat combos plus, its a cool model for $9 AUD.

Next on the painting desk for Malifaux is Teddy.

I've also picked up some prussians to get into Dystopian Wars with. Gonna aim for a predominantly black and gold scheme with them and have bits of white and red for markings and insignia...

Thanks for looking, will hopefully have more in the not too distant future...