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Personal Miniatures!!

I have started putting some time aside each week to work on my own miniatures. I want to clear some of my own backlog, and it is a good time to practice some skills too.

This week, I worked on some Iron warriors and some more freehand on the Warmaster Titan.

These guys just needed a little bit of touching up and dusting. They did not take long to finish and get put in the cabinet.

This guy’s weapon was broken beyond repair, so I had to look around for a new one. when the Horus Heresy box set drops, we plan on using them as Blood Angels, and I had a spare sword from the 40k ones I had a while back. This guy clearly grabbed a replacement weapon off a fallen Blood Angel!

The layer blending is not perfect. I think I need a darker mid tone so it doesn’t blend in with the light one as much.

I now have most of the troops done; just 6 regular guys, 12 terminators and then I can move on to the vehicles and dreadnoughts.

My other task was to do a bit more on the Warmaster, Captain Cogs. This machine is taking a long time but if I keep doing a little each week, then he’ll eventually get finished!

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Warmaster Titan Freehand

I’ve had a spot of time to work on my own miniatures recently, so after finishing Primaris Dante – more on him later – I worked on some freehand on the Warmaster.

I have started painting cogs on some of the panels, so carried on. It’s more non-metallic gold, but in freehand form rather than on an entire miniature. It has its challenges, but it’s still fun.

Here are some pictures:

The trim will end up being gold, but is currently based as warm brass. I also need to rub the pencil lines away and clean it up a bit, but so far it’s coming along well.

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Daughters of Khaine

This post is a bit overdue, but I finally managed to finish the Daughters of Khaine! It’s difficult taking decent pictures while they are not on bases, but I did what I could.

I want to say how much I love the bases that go with these. They were a little complex – involving creating a wash from Emperor’s children and making sure that had the right strength of colour to it, but they turned out well.

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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: