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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
Guild Ball – Alchemists New Recruits!
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!
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!!!
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…
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….
Next up is giving them a varnish, finishing the bases and then onto a themed goal 🙂