Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Fairies and a Barbarian

My roleplay group is starting the pathfinder adventure called "Kingmaker" and our GM asked that I pull together a group of fairies. Not sure where to start, I looked through the vast collection of reaper bones figures that I receieved as part of their first kickstarter. Here I found both a lovely fairy and a fairy dragon.

I then needed the remainder of the fairy troup, so I raided an old collection of GW wood elves, They include wood elf sprites. I convinced myself that these were close enough, but to make them look more fairy like - I decided to keep to a pastel colour theme. I am very happy with how they look together and I think they hit the objective.

Next up, I needed a character to go with the adventure. I have played a number of support characters recently, so decided for a character who would be more up-front and direct.

You don't get more direct than a Brarbarian, so for your viewing pleaseure I present my attempt at painting up the Reaper Bones figure "Goldar" male Barbarian.

There is nothing subtle amout this model...

Monday, 21 April 2014

Warhound Titan - part 2

This is the second part of my journey through painting up the Warhound Titan.

This installment sees me complete the two co-pilots and paint the part of the engine that is visable through the grill on the top of the main part of the body.

The pilots I kept quite dark in colour so as not to distract from the colour of the cockpit.

The Engine housing is barely visable through the grill, so absolute painting skills are not required. Rather I wanted to give an impression of an operating machine.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Warhound Titan: The jouney begins

I am an active member of a local wargame club. Occasionaly, club members are kind enough to stroke my ego by asking me to paqint figures for them. To make life easier for myself I made a few rule. I have said I will paint one figure per person.

I never placed a limit on the figures. I am starting to think that I should have done.

A club member has handed me a very large shoe box, which when opened contained a Forgeworld warhound titan.

Oh well let get to it.

I have started with the pilot or the Princeps if you prefer...

Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

scorcerer and familiers

Some time ago, I received the bones kickstarter from Reaper. The set included a nice little set of familiers. I thought that I would have a go at painting some of these up.

I starter with a strange little creature made of wood, a fox and a strange green flying thing. Started by fixing these to British 5p coins. Then I sourced some 20mm bases and added the whole assemblies onto these. I think I have fallen in love with the fox figure.

Next up come a more traditional cat, Ferret and small fire elemental. Once again based on 5p coins then on 20mm bases.

Finally I have painted up a sorcerer figure. He is supposed to be from a fire elemental bloodline, so I have chosen appropriate colour scheme.

Considering how soft the plastic is, they paint up quite well.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Oathsworn kickstarter painting commences (plus a croc and a wolf)

I will make no bones about it. I have a soft spot for Oathsworn miniatures. I believe that Michael and Jo produce some nice figures. More importantly, however, the provide excellent customer service from a very small cottage industry.

They only appear to sell figure through kickstarter projects, so I joined in on their latest enterprise, the Heroes kickstarter. A little over a week ago, the figures arrived, early as normal. so I reached for my paint brush.

The first figure that grabbed my attention was a pack pony called Bill (gosh I wonder where that name came from).

Oathsworn have supplied resin bases for all the figures, so I have clipped the tabs off and pinned the figure to the base.

Next up is a figure for my son for an upcoming roleplay adventure. My son had chosen to play a halfling Cavalier and it just so happens that there is a suitable figure amongst the selection. So here goes.

I mounted the little chap on a very small base (20mm diameter) because he is a small character in Pathfinder rules and this indicates his small size.

The advantage of painting such small figures is that it does not take very long at all.

So I had an opportunity to paint a Crocodile animal companion for the druid in our role-play group who was careless to have his last companion (a lion) killed.

This is supposed to be a medium creature, so I have fixed him to a medium base. I couldn't find a croc small enough and ended up ordering a ZeeDee miniatures croc. Hopefully, no-one will notice he hangs off in every direction.
Every Cavalier needs a ride, so my son as elected to go for a wolf. I have selected for his a wolf from Otherworld miniatures. Theses are a very hit and mix company with some of the nicest, but also some of the worst models on the market. This wolf really ticks all the boxes for me and was an absolute pleasure to paint, once I had finally worked out a reasonable colour scheme.

Last but not least, I have returned to the Oathsworn selection to paint up a small camp fire. Hopefully this lot should keep my DM happy.


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