Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Malifaux - Guild Peace Keeper (Part 2)

Just a quick update! Today is a continuation of the Peace Keeper.

I painted all the parts that are meant to be metal with black. This was a bit fiddly in some areas due to the pose and the arms, particularly around the thighs. I also painted black in the larger scratches of the carapace armour.



Now it's time to pull out the oil paints. I added a wash of Burnt Umber over all the armour plates to really darken it up. It fills in all the chips and pits nicely to give that really worn and battered look.



Till next time!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Born on the Bayou: the La Croix kin (Part 3)

Just a quick update for you guys - missed some painting time last night but here is where the gremlins are upto - I have applied a diluted wash of Foundation Gretchin Green on the skin, and P3 Bootstrap Leather on the hats and cloaks.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Born on the Bayou: the La Croix kin (Part 2)

Back to the Gremlins again! I sculpted and cast some desert base inserts (I figured I'd be doing a lot of these and it was just easier to have a selection of pre-made ones), I decided to base the Gremlins on these. I snipped off all the tabs on their feet and put in pins. You might notice the base inserts are similar to the bases for my Death Marshals.
I then drilled corresponding holes on the resin bases and glued them all on. Notice I don't have a 40mm round base yet for the pig and Ravage.
Here they are all airbrushed with Tamiya Flat Brown and Tamiya Desert Earth.
And after a coat of Tamiya Deck Tan, they look white again! D: It's not that extreme in real life, but it didn't turn out very well in the photo.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Malifaux - Guild Peace Keeper

You'd think I'd finish stuff before starting on other stuff right? Wrong! I've been working on a Malifaux Guild Peace Keeper the last few weeks and thought I'd show you where I am up to.
First up is some shots out of the box. This guy comes in lots of bits which do require some filing and cleaning to get it to assemble nicely. There are no assembly instructions, so you have to just work off the pictures on the box.
Here's my assembled one - sorry I didn't take any in-progress shots of the assembly, but I ended up pinning most of the bits - the legs where a bit of a nightmare as they need to support the full weight of the body which is a single solid piece. It is a round socket join which is great for posing, but quite difficult to glue together.

I ended up using a resin base I made and pinned both the feet to the base and then a single long pin through the sockets to join both legs.
The fastest way to paint this guy is with an airbrush - shown here is the Peace Keeper with a black undercoat, and the a spray of Tamiya Flat Brown and then picking out the highlights with Tamiya Desert Earth. Rob Jedi actually did most of the airbrushing to this point as he wanted to try it out and the Peace Keeper model was nearby.
Finally, some more highlights picked out using Tamiya Deck Tan.
He's now ready for the metal parts to be painted, and then weathering added via the sponge technique and oil paints. More in an upcoming post!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Born on the Bayou: the La Croix kin

Got ahold of one of the new factions for Malifaux - the Born on the Bayou box, i.e. the Gremlin version of the Ortegas. I'm not sure how they perform in the game, but how can you go wrong when you have a pig strapped with explosives?
So here they are out of the box. A few multi-piece models, but quite easy to assemble (especially when compared to some of the more complex figures like Misaki or the Peacekeeper).
Here they are assembled. I just used superglue, I didn't find a need to pin the models as all the fits between the parts were really nice. I have not decided how to base them yet, so they are on temporary slotta-bases.
Undercoated white. Though I now think I should have removed all the tabs and filed flat the feet first before undercoating. Oh well.
I'm looking forward to slapping some paint on these guys, they look like a lot of fun to paint. They remind me a lot of the Rebel Grots from Gorkamorka.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Copplestone Sleuths

These sleuths are from the Copplestone Gangster range. I felt they fit in really well with my already painted Pulp figures, so I had a crack at doing them as such.

I had painted up the Tintin and Snowy models a while ago as they were the main reason I got the pack:
And here are the other sleuths in various stages of completion:
A not-as-dark shot:
I'll have to redo hose blue pants, I'm not a fan.