A Month in Pictures – March 2019

55 models this month! Trippling the total so far.

I’ve been in deep with the painting this month working on a lot of commissions but also finding the time for a few of my own wee projects along the way. It’s also a month were I have tackled a variety of ranges, Harry Potter from Knight Models, Guild Ball from Steamforged, a Beholder from Wizkids and Necromunda as well as Lord of the Rings from Games Workshop.

This gives me a stiff target for next month, but I do have a job coming up that will help tremendously.

Models Painted: 55

Model Total: 75

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Harry Potter Miniature Game – TTG Painting Guide

This month’s issue of Tabletop Gaming is in stores now and within you can find my article on how to paint some of the forces of good, Harry, Ron & Hermoine alongside the Order of the Pheonix…

 

Get your copy here.

A Month in Pictures – February 2018

The second month roles by and it seems to be the month of franchises, with Star Wars, Dr. Who and Batman all being represented.

I’m happy with the progress I made this month. Nothing to really challenge myself, or an attempt at a new technique though, so I need to ensure I pursue this in March.

Let’s take a look at all of the models I painted this month…

Painted in February: 22

Total painted in 2018: 39

 

A Month in Pictures – January 2018

So the new year has arrived and I wanted to add a wee progress marker to the blog each month, so I can take stock of how much mini’s I actually get through in a year. It’s also so I can track my progress, particularly in regards to the hobby goals I’m giving myself(more on that another time), and see how far I can push myself.

Let’s take a look at all of the models I painted this month…

Painted Model Count: 17

Total to Date: 17

Guild Ball – Alchemists New Recruits!

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As a continuation of my previous Guild Ball Alchemist commission the client was after a few new players painted up to join the team, including a few of the new season 2 players. Take a look at how Smok, Venin and Naja turned out below…

Whilst those season 2 players are absolutely gorgeous miniatures, the job also required a couple of Union players but with a difference. The client wanted the Union players to fit in with the team whilst also having a wee nod to their origins. It took a wee while to cement a good idea of how to achieve this in my head, but I think what i came up with works quite well…

Overall I’m really chuffed with how they turned out, and like all the Guild Ball minis I’ve tackled so far, they have been a pleasure to paint. Eventually I’ll get stuck into my own team, eventually…

Guild Ball – Alchemist Team Complete!

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That’s the first part of my recent Alchemist team commission done and dusted and I’m very pleased with how they came out. Always a good feeling at the end of a commission, although a little bitter sweet as I now have to send them off to their rightful home. Here’s some more images of them, and as usual I would love to hear what you think…

These combined with the Union players I did a few months back have been enough to tip the scales. I’m now definitely going to be getting a Guild Ball team to call my own and I have my eye on the Fisherman Guild.

Guild Ball – GOOOAAALLL!!!

 

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For the Guild Ball Alchemist commission i have been working on the client was also looking to have a themed goal made up for the team. This was honestly a pretty daunting task when the initial idea was laid out, but turned out to be one of my favourite parts of the job and the one part I think I am most proud of.

The idea was to have an overturned alchemists table as the actual goal, with some potions scattered about and a banner to make it clearly visible and offer a nice area for symbols and the like. Over and above this I added some metal bars on either side of the table to offer a bit more visually but also to fill some empty space. I hope it comes across in the finished product, but they are supposed to represent lead bars on one side and gold on the other, a nod to the most famous pursuit of alchemists.

I hope you enjoy it and would love to hear your thoughts. In the mean time have some more pictures….