Wednesday, 17 May 2017

New beginnings ...

Hello everyone,

Once again I noticed how difficult it sometimes is to keep on blogging.
Especially if you're like me and only like to show finished projects.
But as half the projects I start are abandoned before they see completion, I rarely post.

Since my last post I went to Salute and, though I swore not to do so beforehand, I started a dozen new games.
My creative mind and buying habit are once again getting the upper hand after seeing all these amazing boards and miniatures at the show.
Also, there is something magical about getting into a new game (or faction), everything looks so fresh and full of opportunities.
Funny how our human minds tend to work.

Here's some of my latest work.

First off is the start of my Astral Claws for 40k. I did start with a marine squad but found these very boring to paint, so I switched to this fellow in the hope he would spark my interest enough to get back to my marines. It didn't work but I had a lot of fun painting him.

Second is the start of my Feral warband for World of Twilight, a game I have neglected for too long but which I still keep close at hearth.
This little guy is Jakiin, one of the smallest, and most likely fiercest, braves around.
I tried something new, which was using a leaf stamper to add fallen leaves to the base.
Seems like I need more practice though as it didn't turn out as I expected.
I really like this little warrior as he is both a bit cute, with his doll tucked in his belt, and threathening.

Last of the projects I like to show of at this moment is a rush job I did as part of the competion at the 'The Drowned Earth' Kickstarter.
The challenge was to convert/paint-up a proxy of one of the characters for the game. This one resembles Nix, the leader of the Artificer faction and one of the easiest ones to do in such a short time in my opinion.
This was the base figure:

Though Nix doesn't have a braid, I really like this hairdo on the figure and decided to keep it.
She was only declared as 'good enough' just before the deadline ended, if I had more time I would definitely have spend more time cleaning up the little green stuff addition and also change her bow.
As well as a more decent paintjob.

I did paint some more Brewers for my Guildball team too, these don't fit in with the title of this post though :). On top of that, I would like to show them of as a team, so I still need to finish Stave and Stoker.

Thanks a lot for reading!
Until next time!



  1. Awesome work mate! Big fan of the Astral Claws!

    1. Thanks a lot Richard!
      I must admit this dreadnought was a breeze to paint. Maximum result for the least amount of effort 😉.
      Hopefully I'll get some more of them finished soon.

  2. Fabulous work all round, but I am transfixed by the claws on that big beastie at the top - amazing job!

    1. Thanks a lot Michael, I couldn't waste the opportunity to get more 'claws' in my Astral Claws. The arms are magnetized so I can switch out the weapons when needed. The twin-lightning claws are quite expensive pointwise.

  3. Sweet! Good seeing your work again. I've always liked the Astral Claws scheme, it works perfectly on that Dread. But tiny Jakiin is so great! I hadn't thought of the coloured eyes, it gives the mini such a vibrant touch, full of life! Hmm, really interesting...
    I didn't know of that Bombshell mini, you made a damn nice job with both the conversion and the paintjob, those colours work perfectly. So cool!

    1. Thanks a lot Suber, I kind of 'stole' the idea behind the eyes from a paintjob I saw on the forum. As they got really big eyes it was quite easy to do.

      Despite her being blonde I think Kaitlin Archer is a tribute to Katniss from the hunger games. The sculpter even managed to get her facial build to match with that of the actress.

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    1. Thanks a lot Michal, it's nothing compared to your stunning work though.

  5. Sometimes you have to surrender up on long term plans, and just follow your enthusiasms where they lead you. I find this is especially true with painting -- without that spontaneous enthusiasm, it can turn into a bit of a chore. And *with* that sense of spontaneity, the painting is always better, as with these minis of yours. Brilliant work. Love that Dreadnought.

    1. That's some words of wisdom I can take to hearth 😁!
      Brilliantly said.
      Thanks a lot Matthew!