My most recent painting guide in Tabletop Gaming magazine covered the creatures of the deep from the board game Unfathomable. You can find the guide in Issue 65 of Tabletop Gaming magazine.
This one felt very similar to the Nemesis guide in that it had a variety of enemies painted in a very similar style, but without any hero models to go alongside them. I also love big gribblies, so the Mother and Father figure were a delight.
I opted for a purple to green tone to lean into the deep sea angle and keep them very similar to the art style of the game, and a red accent to the eyes to increase the sinister aspect.
My latest guide sees me working my way through a massive game from Fantasy Flight. Descent: Legends of the Dark is a reboot of a classic dungeon crawler. The second part of my guides covers the enemies of the game.
Just like the heroes before them, the enemies are stunning models. There’s a great variety, something usually missing from core set enemies, that really adds to the feeling of a living, breathing world. The detail is superb as well, these are not your usual board game minis. Each one oozes character and have a real feel of dynamism, such as the bandit leaping through a cloud of smoke.
I’m really excited to see what they do in future expansions.
My latest guide sees me working my way through a massive game from Fantasy Flight. Descent: Legends of the Dark is a reboot of a classic dungeon crawler. The first part of my guides covers the heroes and the Dragon Hybrid Centurion. I’ll be covering the enemies in the next guide.
These are probably the best selection of characters I’ve seen from a dungeon crawler. A 32mm scale gives them much more presence and a great amount of detail. The variation is fantastic with both a cat and dragon person, a magical phoenix and 2 women. I only note the women as they fit in traditionally male roles, knight and dwarven fighter, in what I think is a tasteful way, no skimpy clothing or provocative poses.
I also loved the addition of POC. For these guides I base the paint job off the art work or other source material. This gave me the chance to stray from my norm and try different skin tones.
The only character that was a bit of a let down was Galaden the elf. Still great by most standards, just the most generic of the batch and very similar to nearly every other elven archer I’ve seen.
It’s a mild complaint though and they are some of the coolest models I’ve worked on in a while.
Following on from the Avengers are the sinister Cabal, the villains from the Crisis Protocol core set. Like the heroes before you can find my guide on how to paint these in Tabletop Gaming Magazine, buy your copy here.
Take a closer look at my first five villains below…
Into another year and onto painting even more cool models. I have to admit that I took a bit of a rest during January to recharge the old batteries a bit. But I still managed to get paint to brush to model and finished painting some cool models.
The main job I was working on was a painting guide for Modiphius’s Fallout: Wasteland Warfare game, which can be found in Tabletop Gaming Magazine. Take a look at the survivors I painted below…
Well it’s been a long year and I have been spotty at best with keeping up with this, hence the delay in getting it out there.
I set out to keep track of how many models I paint in a year, not with a specific goal in mind or as a figure to beat, but to just have a look at the numbers. So without further ado my painted figure count for 2018 was…
Not a bad number to be honest, but this year I think I’ll break it down even more. I want to look at how many figures I paint for each game that comes my way, board game, tabletop, or anything else that may happen. This is one ofthe things I’ll be adding to my painting goals for the year, which I’ll talk about soon.
Anyway, enough rambling, here’s the 175 models I painted this year…
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…