Friday, 8 November 2019

Spooktober


Hello everyone, 

it's been a while since I last posted anything. Again, I can offer you plenty of excuses but in I'm not going to do that. I got a bit depressed because my job hunt is going poorly and immersed myself in Persona 5 to keep my mind from wandering. 
However, October is usually a month many painters use to paint in a kind of theme (Zomtober being a regular one). With the Halloween spirit in mind (not that I care about the holiday though) I started painting some creatures that are often considered creepy, disturbing or spooky after I got back from a family holiday in Western Australia.

While I still even haven't got an interview in sight, even though I’ve send over a 100 resumes already, I got the painting bug again so I'll hopefully feel well enough to post more regularly in the coming weeks. 

First up are a bunch of spiders I bought off from eBay. Given the price I paid for them I suspect they're recasts; the details are pretty good though but the resin's a bit brittle and a few legs broke off during transport.
Their size is similar to that of a medium sized animal, not too big or too small and close to what I was looking for.



Next is a converted Reaper Bones fire elemental, which I'm going to use as a tortured soul for the Rangers of Shadow Deep game.


A couple of skeletons and skeleton knights from Alternative Armies. I removed the turban on one of them as I thought it looked ridiculous, my repair work isn’t the best on him however and he looks a bit weird (you can probably spot him right away). There were a few more skeletons in the pack I bought, but these are wearing some more outlandish armour so I’m saving them as summons for my Burning Sands collection.



And finally a trio of Blood Bats from the Warhammer Vampire Bat Swarm range, especially the two smaller ones are great for 15mm.


After painting all of these I felt like doing more, so hopefully it won't be too long until my next update. Thank you for reading!

Best regards

Wouter





8 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about the job issues. I hope everything goes better.
    Regarding the minis, I admire what you did with the spiders, they look totally great; I think they are my favourites, though the skellies are eye candy too. Oh, and the bats! Nicely done, I love the veins on the membranes of the wings.
    Really well done!

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    1. Thank you very much Suber, you're too kind.
      As for the job hunt, one of the main reasons companies are not selecting me seems to be the fact I'm only here on a temporary work visa. Back in Belgium I would've had a job within a week, where I've now been searching for over 9 months.

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  2. Spooktacular! All great, but the bats have to be my favourite.

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    1. Thank you Richard, it's always good to get back. However it would have been better if I could just keep it up 😁.

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