Thursday, 29 March 2018

Swamp Horror for Widowers Wood Painted

I have another heavy warbeast painted! This time its a Swamp Horror, and it was a lot of fun to paint.
I picked purple mainly because I have never painted a mini with purple as its main colour before and he seemed like an idea mini to try it on.

I asked on the Warmachine & Hordes Painting facebook group for people's opinions on how I should paint the round orbs on the sides of its head. Dallas suggested a glossy black look which I really liked the idea of that and went with it. A few people suggested colours like lime green or yellow but I thought they would clash too much with the purple skin. 
If you aren't a member of the of the W/H painting group its well worth joining, its a very positive place and a great inspiration seeing everyone's painted minis!
You can find the group here

I am really pleased with the milky blue eyes they add a nice spot colour to the mini and really draw the eyes in. Credit to my wife for picking the colour for them!

Really hard to get a good picture of, but painting the tentacles and underbelly of the mini was really tricky but I got there in the end!

So what do you think of my Swamp Horror? I'm really happy with it and can't wait to get to use that 4" melee range!

Monday, 26 March 2018

Converted Battle Boar WIP

I don't normally make posts for work in progress projects but I wanted to share this one and get some feedback while I'm still able to make changes. Its a little hard to see but to cover up the ugly mess from where his old arm was attached to his body which I carved away I added some piping and turned what was the rope to fire the gun into more piping.

I gave him the arm of a Cygnar light warjack, I will be green stuffing some bandages to cover the join between flesh and metal. Also adding an armour plate to the arm to bulk it up a bit, but more on that later...

I'm really pleased with the chemical tanks I put on his back.

But I do plan to add more pipes connecting the tanks together a bit more.

The small pipes leading down into the fur I sculpted on his shoulder will be delivering chemicals into his body. I will likely paint these as if they are transparent so the chemicals are visible.

So I need some help picking an armour plate for his mechanical arm. Below are the choices please let me know which you think looks better by commenting the number I have put above each picture.







Thanks in advance for helping me pick! If you have any other feedback on my battle boar please let me know I really appreciate it!

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Tatzylwurm for Widowers Wood Painted

Here is my Tatzylwurm for the Widowers Wood board game all finished!
It was an interesting model to paint I got to try out techniques I don't normally use and colours I don't use very often too!

Painting all the twists and turns of the snakes body was a little awkward! I missed bits a few times and had to go back and fix them when I spotted them!

Up till now the majority of the models I have painted are Cygnar, which makes it very interesting and fun for me to paint more organic and bestial models. I'm slowly working through the Widowers Wood board game minis and some other Minions models a lot of which I should be able to finish over the next month or so. 

The highlighting effect on the chitin plates was an interesting challenge. It looked awful to me during the painting of it, it wasn't until it was finished that I could hold the model at a distance and was then really pleased with how it looked.

Hard to get a decent pic of the underside of the head, but here it is...

Here is the Snake next to a woman with a flute for no particular reason... 

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Undead for Widowers Wood board game painted

I painted up all this lot in basically an evening! I was planning on painting something during Rikers Iron's monthly community paint along but I felt so tired I didn't have the concentration to paint anything detailed. I decided to paint my two Feralgeist's as I knew they would  be nice and easy to do.
...but my batch painter issues made me end up painting all the undead models from my Widowers wood board game set all at the same time anyway!
This is a blessing and a curse, I could have got the Feralgeist's finished much quicker if I had painted them only, but at least I got all this lot done!

For my Widowers wood and Undercity board game minis I want to include the colour of the plastic they are made out of somewhere on the mini if possible. But I won't go out of my way or change my colour schemes to force it in. I paint the raised line that marks the models front arc the colour of their plastic. This will help me know which one they are when playing.

So I now have 3 Pistol Wraiths... I doubt I will ever use 3 during a IKRPG session so I might part with my old metal one.

6 more warrior thralls! This brings me up to 9 in total. Though unlikely it is possible that Alexia2 could make that many during a game. (super unlikely though...)

I added some extra bones to the base of these boneswarms to make them look even more like they are rising up out of the ground. I used bones from a Skulls and bones sheet which are from Toad King Castings. You can find their shop here

So what do you think of my undead? Painting them up "Andrew" style might be seen as a cop out to some I know, but as "lesser" undead to me I don't want to put too much time into them. I'm currently painting a Gatorman Soul Slave and Maelok who are both getting detailed paint jobs as I feel they earn it more.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Reaper Miniatures Wizard Painted

I painted up a Wizard during Rikers Irons Twich stream paint along.
It was a community paint along in which we all painted up wizard miniatures, mainly from Reaper.
This one is a MYSTIC THEURGE - (Reaper Bones Pathfinder - 89021) if you want to find one for yourself.

It was a really fun mini to paint, as a batch painter I don't normally paint a single model so it was a nice change of pace. Working on improving my blending while painting up the greens of the robes was a nice challenge. 

Picking all the colours for various parts of the mini has always been something of a minor block for me, so painting along with other people I was able to ask them for help during the painting which was a great help.

Hard to get such a small detail to focus but I painted the wands tied to the book with crystal looking tips. I'm really happy with them.

I plan on using him in the Iron Kingdoms RPG most likely as a Storm Sorcerer either for a player character or an NPC.
What do you think of my wizard?