Yea I know, me actually showing painted models is something of a shock; so I will lead you in gently with a couple of pictures the My Little Nightmare Ponies I was doing.
Those of you who know me on the PP forums, may have seen my Nightmare avatar:
Well my two daughters and wife wanted one as well, so just like mine I bought the MLP toys from the supermarket….and changed them slightly….
The white one is for my daughter in Canada, the other pink one is for my daughter here in Scotland.
This one was for my wife, yes those are Legion of Everblight Harrier wings, trust my wife to want bells and whistles on her pony.
Purple seemed to be the colour of choice for daughter in Canada and my wife, while the other daughter wanted flames and Gay Pride rainbow on it. Painting rubberised plastic, is a bitch to paint; so please try this at home; only if you want to go insane….here’s the results of my insanity. (Click the View All button links to my Photobucket account)
It’s kind of ironic that the thing to get me back into painting, is the Paralympics; sports for people with disabilities like me. Sadly Warmachine/Hordes won’t be there for Rio in 4 years time, so those dreams are shattered.
On to the painting though, the reason your here. Finally got finished on the Freebooter model for my wife, it still needs some matt varnish on it; but I’m ok happy with this. Biggest problem I have just now, is skin tones; which I can use my normal method. This consisted of Vallejo Basic Skin Tone, with GW Gryphon Sepia as subtle shadows. I liked this method as it allowed me to control the darkness of the shadows, better than thinned paints. However, as I can’t get hold of the Sepia any more (thank you GW….not); it has resulted in moving to a new way.
Here’s some pics of the finished Fairy of the Woods from Freebooter, along with the Carnivean I started months ago; but only just getting around to finishing.
I’ve been in a painting slump for a long while now, having no inspiration or desire to take up the brushes. Thankfully though this week, thanks to a throat infection of all things, I am back to painting and putting models together.
With the promise to my wife to finish her model first, I am cracking on with that; which is starting to come together.
While this is being done, I have also been putting Asphyxious the Hellbringer and Vociferon together; which is testing my patience a little with Vociferon’s staff/banner.
Whenever I go away to convention or tournament, I am always on the look out for things for my wife. Her main passions within the fantasy realms are Fairies and Angels.
So when I was at the Games Expo a couple of years ago, I bought and painted her the Bad Fairy model. Below is my version, in the colours my wife likes most – Purple!
So when I was at the ETC’s last weekend, I naturally drifted around the store to find anything I could take back for her. Eventually I found another Freebooter Miniatures fairy, this time it was the Fairy of the Woods.
Perhaps it is the colours used, but I didn’t like this model when I first saw it. The face looks totally wrong and like it belongs on a china doll, not a woodland fairy. Having started on it though, I am pleased to see that the face and general casting is very clean and shouldn’t look horrid when finished. I’m going to paint the wings separate, but this is where I am at after about 45 minutes work.
Well still recovering from the ETC’s, there is no stopping this month; as I move onto the next thing Colossals Launch event. With the book releasing today, I am all excited to get my copy tomorrow from my LGS. Next week I hope to proxy the Kraken, in a casual game against a Stormwall. Anyway that is next week, this weekend; there is our stores launch event for the new book.
Normally our store can hold 12 players, we have 16 confirmed players coming; with perhaps a few turning up on the day. Because of this, we are dropping the points requirement to 35pts, but players can play 50pts; if they wish. There is going to be store credit for the winners and obviously the fantastic coins on offer for the winning factions. As an added bonus, there will also be a copy of Colossals on offer to one lucky player. Some of the players have made their Sancutaries, but I am going to be making a couple of Cryx ones to add a little variety.
You’d think I’d been burned out after the weekend at the ETC’s, but if anything it has reinvigorated me towards WM/H; which I will admit had been flagging of late. Bring on the Colossals, lets make this…..Colossal!