Saturday, June 20, 2015

Badass on a Horse

For a game this past week, I needed a badass on a I whipped up this GW Chaos Knight.

A surprising number of parts for this model...10.

However, with the simple metal, leather and bone paint scheme, it came together quickly.

'Til next time.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Two Fighters

I was away for the weekend, so the only things to come off of the painting table this week were two fighter figures from Reaper.

The first is a human fighter in plate, and the second is a Dwarven warrior in a bearskin. As I've come to expect from Reaper...nice models.

'Til next time.

Monday, June 1, 2015

A Giant, Troll and Two Ogres

It seems like a few months since I last painted some fantasy figures. So, this week I decided to knock out four I'd been working on-and-off for some time. Years, in fact.

The first figure is another one of the excellent Gale Force 9 limited-run plastic figures for their D&D line. This is the Hill Giant, and giant is right. It's a big figure. Great sculpt with nice animation. I started it a few months back, then let it sit for a while. It came unassembled in about 6 pieces. It went together quickly, and once I set my mind to it, it painted up fast as well.

For this guy, I started by airbrushing the skin and finished off the facial features with a brush.

The rest of the figure was very straightforward to paint...and there's a very cute (but dead) goat tucked into a sling on his belt.

Next came the troll. OK, this is a BaneLords figure I picked up at GenCon about four years ago. As soon as I got back from the convention, I started the build.

To my eye, I figured this troll could easily pass for a Middle-earth figure, which is what attracted me to it.

But to pass as a Middle-earth troll, the comically big axe had to be pared down to a more realistic proportion. I used a dremel to carve away a good-sized chunk of resin.

Better now...

I assembled the troll and mounted it on a resin base from Secret Weapon.

But the gait was too wide for the I built it out with some cork.

Assembled and ready for a wash.

A dark wash for pre-shading and picking out detail...and ready to paint.

Which I did start...laying down the base colors with an airbrush.

And then the figure sat on the shelf for four years. However, this week I finally finished it off. I had lost one of the shoulder spikes at some point, but the figure doesn't lose anything for lacking it. Looks more battle-worn.

I like this guy.

Next came a couple of metal ogres from Reaper. A husband-and-wife team, perhaps?

The female has plenty of cool detail, particularly in all the stuff she's packing.

I thought the mammoth tusks were a particularly interesting feature in the model.

The sculpt for the male wasn't nearly as clean, but his armor has a lot of detail in it, which I really liked painting.

The shield is another interesting feature, and provided the opportunity for an involved paint-up. However, in the end I decided on a plain light hide, scarred and rusted. I seemed a better choice for the single-minded martial aspect of this model.

Well, that's everything for this week. Hope you like 'em.

'Til next time.