I have recently painted up a bunch of gravewalker zombies that are going to be used as pox walkers. I had loads of fun painting them up and they didn’t take long to do either. I went for a green and grimy look, and did not need to do the bases as the client will finish them off to match other minis.
I love painting undead things, and these for right in!!
The only thing I might add is some slime here and there, just for extra nurgle grossness!
This week, I have worked on some metal figures! It has been a very long time since I’ve done that. I was asked to paint fifteen Wood Elf Waywatchers, and I was more than happy to give them a go. The colour scheme was earth tones, which makes sense considering these are wood elves. I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out, though I dare say I am not a fan of painting metal anymore! I used varnish to try and protect them, and hope that it enough to prevent the paintwork from chipping!
I am also pleased with the forest bases I have created here. I used a mix of different flock and some tufts to give them a proper woodland feel.
One of my clients has recently retired from the Coast Guard, and has asked me to paint an Inquisitor and his retinue in Coast Guard colours. This group also need a super cool transport, which I have been working on this past week. He asked if it could be painted in the colours of the Coast Guard’s vehicles, with their symbol on the back. I was only too happy to oblige. It turned out to be quite the challenge. This is the symbol I worked from, and the car for reference too:
I wanted the symbol to look really cool, so decided the yellow would be a non metallic metal gold. First thing I did was sketch out the symbol where I wanted it on the tank in pencil
I then proceeded to add the gold, working up through the colours starting dark and then layering up yellows and browns until I had the effect I wanted.
I added the gems in the crown and tidied up the details.
The final part – which was the hardest – was adding the ‘Greek Key’ pattern over the top of the gold. This was particularly nerve-wracking, as if I had gone wrong, I would have had to start over again. I practiced the pattern first, then lightly drew it on in pencil. I then painted over it.
Lastly, I used bluetack to lift of the remaining pencil and the end result is what you see.
Between commissions, I have managed to paint some of the Foundry miniatures. I really wanted to see what ruffly pants men looked like in garish colours, so went for it! Yellow and purple are a good clash, and then add in the bright blue gems and it looks truly… bright.
I like them. I know these sculpts are a very hit or miss thing depending on preference, as with most things, but I think they’re pretty funky!
If you are interested in these miniatures, they can be found here:
Raven Guard part V was a single miniature. It was the Forgeworld Vigilator, which was a really lovely mini to work on. The edges were sharp, there was no slips to work out in the sculpt and he was a lot of fun. Painted to match the rest of his brothers, I had a lot of fun working on him.
I am especially pleased with the grey digi pattern cloak.
This is another commission I have recently worked on. As many know, I am not a huge fan of Sisters of Battle, but these ones weren’t too bad to work on. Perhaps because there were not too many of them.
I also worked on a Space Wolf Iron Priest, who I am really pleased with. I love putting snow on Space Wolf bases, as I feel this really adds to their look. I used contrast paint over silver on some parts to keep the shine, and even dug out some old yellow ink for some parts.
The apothecary also turned out well. I am still not a huge fan of painting white, as it can be tricky to get looking crisp. I used Ulthuan Grey to help achieve this in this case and I feel he turned out alright.
I recently finished these mean, green fighting machines as a part of a commission for a client. I have done several orks for him before and it was a pleasure to do a few more to add to the valiant fighting force he already has!
I particularly like the killteam boss with his hat on!