Sunday, December 25, 2016

'Twas the night before Christmas...

...And Santa was busy using a portable heater to dry out the finish on some miniatures.

Hope you and yours are having a wonderful holiday!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Something to look forward to in 2017

Sisters of Battle in plastic at last:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

WIP - Christmas Gift

No prize for guessing what this figure for my sister is.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Weekend Frustration

This weekend we had an afternoon of warmer weather, which I wanted to take advantage of.  After a disappointing home improvement fail, I dutifully got out some figures to be sprayed with primer and sealer (and which I did not mix up!).

Primer went on splendidly (Citadel black primer from at least 10 years ago), and so did the Testors flat sealer... which almost immediately ran out. Now I have to buy a new can, and wait for the weather to once again be suitable for spraying to finish off the fellows with the mixed matte and glossy finish.

So here is a small preview of some figures that will some day grace this blog.  (and at this rate the primed figures will make it first!)

Friday, December 2, 2016

WIP - The Hywayman

This picture turned out rather more poorly than I expected, but here is a result of my painting at lunch time this week.

This figure fills the "gunslinger" archetype, which normally seems to go in a western cowboy or gangster direction.  I had the idea for this figure about seven years ago, and dutifully set some bitz aside in a little baggie, where it sat for another six or so years.  Then by chance, the Catachan surgeon head came into my collection (I was after the other medic bitz) and I thought that the head looked rather like a highwayman's bandanna mask.

As you may be able to tell, he is mostly built from Empire Militia bitz, with Empire archer arms, and some sculpted elements. Once I had the head in place the idea for a curled wig hairstyle just came to me.  The hardest part of the conversion was actually getting the right arm to work out, because "reaching for a gun" is sort of critical for this pose, but of course most empty right hands are either splay fingered or "just released an arrow".

I will try to come up with a better photo later, but as long time readers know, I rarely remember to do this...

[Edit: updated picture on Saturday]