Saturday 15 September 2018


I've painted these models before so I didn't feel too encouraged to do that again. I wanted to have some potential summons for Ana Lovelace so I had to find the motivation. It wasn't easy as I am still adjusting to different style of working at a new place and return home much later than I used to. Still, "nulla dies sine linea", as Apelles of Kos used to say. I tried to find a few minutes on a slightly irregular basis and somehow managed to finish them.
Nothing too fancy, the combination of toned down green with a vibrant red/yellow pattern is not something that can be described as innovative. I tried to blend them with the bases slightly more by sculpting around their tails and adding the greenish light effect there as well. Also, I made sure not to use drybrush on the manes. While I'm not strictly against this technique, I find that standard highlights with smoother blends work much better for a wavy look of hair that flow in a natural way.

The inspiration derived from Chinese Dragon parades is rather obvious here. To the Chinese, dragon is a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it. Well, apparently Ana and Kirai are the worthy ones in the world of Malifaux. I like the fact that each of the Seishin has distinctly different facial features and their bodies are not the same size and thickness too.

If this model is sacrificed in game, it can protect friendly models within 3' from blasts and auras, or heal them. Other than that it's merely an extra activation that can occasionally come into play as a result of trigger from Ana Lovelace's attack. They may have some good use against blasters like Rasputina or Sonnia but I haven't tried them under such circumstances yet.
These three took much longer to finish than they should but now that they're done I can focus on other, more interesting projects.

#8/2018 Magpie Murders

I've never been an avid reader of whudunits so I approached this one with some hesitation. And I was immediately rewarded with a fresh take on the subject.

Horowitz sets the plot in two parallel realities. One is a classic country murder case, in which Atticul Punt is trying to find out who and why committed murders in a small town. The other one is set in contemporary times as the editor reads part of the manuscript for the novel and begins her own investigation. She soon finds out that the two realities are uncannily interwoven and she can use her knowledge of the manuscript to understand the way the author perceived reality.

It's a good read on both levels as Horrowitz fluently switches from one reality to another in successive sections of the novel thanks to his masterful use of different styles and vocabulary.
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