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Layer blending and Freehand

Sometimes, I get to work on miniatures for myself! I had a day not so long ago where I did just that. I decided I wanted to work on different coloured layer blending. I’ve done plenty using shades of the same colour but not different colours. I picked on the Gaunt Summoner to give it a go.

I have a long way to go with him yet, but I wanted the colours to be bright as it suits Tzeentch. I’m pleased with the green to yellow, but think the blue purple needs work. It’s a Work in Progress and I’m sure I can smooth it out as I go along.

The other mini I worked on was the Warmaster Titan. I want it to look as mean as the Warlord so I’m back on the freehand. It’s going to take some time…

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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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Infernal Master Kaphiri

I was super excited when the Hexfire box was announced, mostly because the Thousand Son character looked cool and I wanted him.

I’ve been working on him for a while and I am pleased to say he has turned out super well. I’m more than pleased with him! Here he is:

His cloak came out exactly how I wanted it to. He’d not be a proper sorcerer if he didn’t have a galaxy cloak after all! It’s been a while since I have painted one and I had a lot of fun layering up the colours.

The eye on the staff also came out well, adding a sense of menace to the mini.

Kaphiri is the second of three sorcerers who ‘run’ the Warband. They’re supposed to be a part of the cult of mutation, however not one of them has actually mutated yet. Kaphiri is the sensible one of the three. He is the one in charge of summoning things and trying to keep a rein on Menskera’s ideas – he has partial success at this.

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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 Northern Ogres.

The 3D Printing continues to go well. Now that we have all the printers working consistently, we have been able to add another range to our store.

Printed under license from Txarli Factory, these Northern Ogres are now listed on the website and available. I have not yet managed to paint any as I have been super busy but they are in the works and I look forward to working on them:

There are more miniatures in the range too, and these shall be added to the collection soon. I love the northern theme that they have. Here’s the link to the store:

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Castellan Crowe and friends!

Now that the busy month of August has passed, I have had a bit of time to catch up on painting and get some work done. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a Hexfire box and have wasted no time in getting the Grey Knights painted. I plan on keeping the Thousand Sons so they have joined the waiting list of personal projects, but the Grey Knights were always going to be sold – which is why they got done first. Here they are in all the silver glory!

I thoroughly enjoyed painting these guys, and the silver turned out exactly how I wanted it to.

I started with a base coat of Leadbelcher, washed with Guilliman Glaze, then dry brushed with Stormhost silver. The blue tint shows through well without it being overpowering. The weaponry also looks awesome – I opted for layer blended swords so they didn’t blend in with the other metallics.

And of course, it wouldn’t be one of my miniatures without something fancy on the cloak!

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Trickery!

I have created one of my own D&D miniatures using the 3D printers. It was fun to work on a character that I have a connection with and have played for over a year now. She is a tiefling rogue and doesn’t have a great deal of common sense!

She is obsessed with daggers, collecting random items of little value and having fun.

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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!

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Knight!

I’ve been up to my knees in Ad Mech and 3D printing for a while, that I forgot to post this guy. This knight was a commission I did recently. It was a challenge as it’s the biggest miniature I have painted and built from start to finish. I thoroughly enjoyed doing so and I loved how he turned out.

The client wanted a dark and sinister scheme so after discussion, we went for black and dark copper. Here is how he turned out:

The last picture I couldn’t resist taking.

Both of us were pleased with how it turned out and I learned a great deal while creating him.