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Shadows of Brimstone: Dragon

I started this guy off ages ago and knew that I should get him finished soon. He is a great mini for the Shadows of Brimstone board game and was loads of fun to paint too.

He is rather big though, and I think the size of him was what made him take so long to finish. I do like painting large minis but they are a bit intimidating at times.

Here he is:

He is a bit too big for my light box, so some of the pics are of closeups! I’m pleased with the end result and glad to have him finished!

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Grimy Ork.

I have recently worked on the ork sorcerer from the Dominion box set – the swampcalla shaman and his pot grot buddy.

I wanted to make them look grimy, as though they lived in a swamp before joining the rest of the orks. I opted for muted colours on the whole miniature, and even the yellow I used looks grubby thanks to some Agra’s earth shade.

I’m pleased how they both turned out, and they were fun to paint too. They didn’t take too long and if I were to paint an ork army, I’d paint them like this!

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Who Goes There? Board game minis

Don’t get me wrong, I love painting games workshop minis. It’s the majority of my work after all, but every now and then, it’s great to paint something else. A friend of mine asked if I would paint the miniatures for his board game, Who Goes There, and I was only too happy to help!

The game is a bit like the film The Thing, and the characters have a cartoony style to them which was very different to my usual edge highlighting ventures. Here they are:

It’s be not played the game myself, and there were a lot of bits in the box, but the miniatures were fun to work on! He was super pleased with them too, which is always good!

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Rome Ad Astra – Kickstarter

Exciting times!

These new minis, and others, are going to be available on Kickstarter from ThatEvilOne – the fellow responsible for the Lunar Auxilia and Perfect Sons range on the Foundry.

We were more than happy to print a few samples of the range and I painted them up. Here they are:

The Kickstarter is not live yet, but as soon as I get more details, I will share them with you. They’re great looking minis!

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Gaunt Summoner

I’ve found some time, between the commissions and the Foundry, to practice some more layer blending.

It’s a technique I am far from mastering but feel this mini has forced me to consider how I layer blend and as such, I have gotten better at it.

I wanted to try blending different colours, not just light to dark tones. I feel the result is a very vibrant mini and that I have had a good bit of success with the technique. It’s nowhere near perfect, but it is a good step in the right direction.

Points for knowing who he is summoning!!

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Forster’s Foundry: Lunar Auxilia

The 3D printing goes well! As well as the two new ranges, we have added to the Lunar Auxilia as well. Personally, I really like the range and have had a lot of fun painting them up in the various schemes. I’ve not yet had the time to paint the latest additions but I am sure I will very soon.

I’m really looking forward to painting the mounted guns, and there are some tanks in the works too – I love tanks so I’m in for some fun in the next week or so!

The range can be found here:

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Spire Tyrants and Skin Tone

I love painting skin. It’s one of those things I find very enjoyable that I know a lot of others don’t like doing. I wanted to try other skin tones, so bought myself a set of Scale75 paints focusing on skin tones.

I have used them to experiment on a Warcry Warband – The Spire Tyrants. They show a lot of flesh and it seemed a good idea. Most of the tones focused on dark skin. Here they are:

I loved how the colours blended together and how the warband has come out. The black and gold looks great against dark skin. Good experiment all round.

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Forster’s Foundry: Perfect Sons

Another new line we have added to the 3D printing website is the Perfect Sons – done by That Evil One, who also does the Luna Auxilia.

They are fun alternatives to Chaos Space Marines and the sculpts are great quality. Here are some of the ones we have made already:

There are a lot of minis in this range, and it’s going to take me some time to get them all painted, but I’m looking forward to it. My personal favourite is the robot stomper!!

Link to the range is here:

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Year 4 Anniversary.

It has become my tradition to make my husband something for our wedding anniversary using bits I have lying about in the bits box. This year was no different, though I feel as though this is the (second) coolest diorama I have ever made. Here it is:

Two skitarii bickering over a game of Warhammer 40k. It was fun to make. The question is, who won??

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The Great Skeleton Revival

When I started painting, at the tender age of 14, I was a goth. I wore black, listened to The Sisters of Mercy a lot and painted undead. It suited me to the ground and although I wasn’t all that good at painting, I loved it.

A short while ago, one of the Foundry orders was to paint a vampire on a horse. I was taken back twenty something years to my early painting days and found myself wanting to paint undead again.

One trip to Stronghold Games in Hull later, I found myself with a start collecting box of AoS Soulblight Gravelords and a colour scheme in mind.

Although I have been busy with work miniatures, I managed to squeeze in some time to paint these little gems:

I love them. 14 year old goth me loves them. Neon green paint is a bit of an interesting addition but I feel it works well.

I also have a huge box of the Mortal Realms Night Haunts hanging around so you can bet on it they will be seeing some paint in the not too distant future!