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….

Guild Ball Alchemist Commission in Progress

I’ve recently been painting up a Guild Ball Alchemists team for a client and thought I would show off a little of the progress.

The job called for the painting of Midas, Compound, Vitriol, Flask, Mercury, Calculus, a ball, the scatchbuilding of a themed goal and some scenery crates to go alongside the team. So far I have been focusing on the models and here’s how they are looking so far…

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As you can see I have most of the miniatures completed aside from adding the few finishing touches to the bases. I have to say that Steamforged Games have done a fantastic job on these minis. Each one is packed with character, and so many little details that not only bring them to life but also make them a joy to paint. Really looking forward to painting more of their stuff.

I also have done the crates, which I’m very pleased with….

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Next up is giving them a varnish, finishing the bases and then onto a themed goal 🙂

Guildball Painting Guide!

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So I have just recently finished painting up and putting together a painting guide for this group of misfits. Several players from the Guildball Union faction, that I have tried to paint to match the artwork found on the character cards.

Normally you would find said painting guide right here on the site, but this one is a wee bit different and will only be appearing in the pages of Tabletop Gaming Magazine!

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So if you want to find out how I painting these chaps, and get a good read whilst your at it, you can order a copy here: Tabletop Gaming Magazine

I’d also recommend checking out their Facebook page to keep abreast of news of whats coming in the next issue.

I’ll be back soon with an update on what my painting and gaming habits have been like of late and working on another painting guide :), but before that check out some close ups of these Guildball mini’s…

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Knight Models – Joker Crew Commission!

I’ve got started on my first Knight Models commission. Over the next wee while I’ll be working on a Joker crew and I’m quite excited.

The client is after something a bit different from the studio paint job, not going for the Arkham city clothing but with something themed around the Jokers colours instead, so mainly purple and green with a little bit of orange thrown in there too. With that in mind I got cracking on some of the standard goons to start things off and here’s what they look like so far…

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I still have a few bits and bobs to add to them. Straps on the trousers, finishing off the weapons, boots and weapons as well as the bases and adding some tattoos. I also want to add something a bit special to the shield as a flat surface like that is too good an opportunity to pass up 🙂

I’ve also got some extra crew members and characters to get cracking on with in the form of these folks…

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I’ve left these until last so as to get a better idea where I’m going with the colours, but also because they deserve a little bit more attention. The Joker and Harley are going to be in their classic colours but the circus clowns I should be able to have some fun with and make them look a lot more colourful 🙂