Friday 30 December 2011

Born to die...

...or already dead. The bandana hides the true image of one of Lady Justice's most loyal marshals - the Judge.

I entered it in the Rotten Harvest painting contest organised by Wyrd Games and it took 2nd place. This won me a 15$ voucher. The irony of it all is that the shipping cost is... you guessed it - 16$. Still, I can't complain as I was planning to make an order there anyway. Maelstromgames have been lousy with my Malifaux orders so far so I'll have to give the Wyrd store a go. If the pic is too small after clicking on it, try opening it in a new tab.

I stuck to the original color scheme while keeping the model tied to the contest Halloween theme. I added some dirt on the cloak using Vallejo dry pigments but I received many comments praising the bloody look of this element so I guess I unintentionally achieved another thing than I had originally planned. This may be due to the fact that this pigment looks more red than brown on a brighter surface.

I've started working on a few other Malifaux models so stick around to see some WIP shots. To finish things off, here's a nice song by one of the recent youtube sensations - I like the live version more than the studio one. I think it gave her a better chance to really show off how well she acts with her voice. Anyway, I'll leave you with the song and let you be the Judge.

Sunday 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas to all Independent Painters readers! We hope you had a great time with your dearest and got some nice presents - not only hobby-related!

It seems that GW has decided to give us a special treat - pics of new Vampire Counts models. Check these out over at BoLS.

And here's a touch of "Christmas Spirit" in a slightly twisted form.

Tuesday 20 December 2011

Isengard once again

Another update from Isengard project. Two sets of blisters, Uruk-Hai Scouts and Berserkers. Paintjob is consistent with what you saw in earlier Isengard post.

Scouts are done similar to Lurtz, cloaked in shades of brown-green with rusted shields and helmets. 


Berserkers are pure and simple, just by the book mins with no extra fireworks.It's up to you how you see them. As far as I am concerned I really like how they turned out, dark and gloomy not so fairytaled.

Monday 19 December 2011

Sd.Kfz 251/16 Flammpanzerwagen (II)

One month later and I'm more than started on my Sf.Kfz. I managed to put him together in about 90%. The hardest part is the fact that whole interior has to be painted during glueing so it's kinda tricky, though I feel it went really good. There have been some problems with assembling correctly battle compartment due to inconsisten instructions which made it hard (mainly because of whole flamethrowing system).


With painting interior I decided to make it a bit scraped and rusted (as I imagine it would be with fire all over it for most time). So I used some good old salt techinque to create all the rust inside. Some Citadel washes have also been used on floor panels, plus drybrush with sponge. I finished whole with sime MIG pigments (though I feel I will require one more pas once model is complete.

As for painting I'm going for winter camo, so in order to achieve that I need to start with usual camo. I probably will use Dark Yellow with some brown and green patches. Then hair spray, salt, sugar, tape and masking fluid will come up to the line up to create washed and fatigued effect of winter camo.

Monday 12 December 2011

The bad, the worse, the ugly

Next batch of models related to Isengard pole. As title suggests it involves set of Uruk-Hai (Lurtz, Captain and standard ) being the bad ones, Saruman , being obviously the worse of whole Isengard bunch and additional feature by Gollum which is for sure the ugly one ;)

I had an opportunity to paint Saruman with the Palantir, which by far is my favourite of all of his poses. I decided to go with most movie like scheme of that character. So no great freehands of additional fireworks have been done. Well except maybe the base, which I decided to paint in manner of Orthanc floor - glossy with markings on it.


Sunday 11 December 2011

Pick of the Week

Blizzard has always been great at making cinematics for their games and this one's no exception, can't wait til it's released!

I know the blog's been badly neglected in the recent weeks but I hope to work on that soon as I may have a bit more time:)
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