Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Painting Pestilence - Blightking WIP

Today I have something special for you.

Throughout the last weekend I worked on painting a Games Workshop Blightking that I converted a bit to make it even more unique than the standard options allow me.
He sat in the queue for a few months after I painted the other two blightkings 

I had him primed in Black and Grey using my Airbrush, but all of the following painting procedure was done solely using a brush..

On saturday I finally started and went into full painting mood. I picked a small detail to begin - the head he carried on the armor -  and worked my way outward.

 I thought that taking pictures of my palette would give you a good impression on the colors used. Bottom to top we have:
- Dark Sea Blue (VJ MC)
- Imperial Blue (VJ GA)
- Hexed Lichen (VJ GA)
- Dark Green (VJ GA)
- Armour Green (VJ MA)
- Hull Red (VJ MA)
- Black (VJ MC)

And from the left to the right edge:
- Cork Brown (VJ MC)
- Tan Yellow (VJ MC)
- Dark Flesh (VJ MC)
- Ivory (MC)

VJ = Vallejo
MC  = Model Color
GA = Game Air
MA = Model Air

Most of the intermediate colors where created by mixing these to different degre, as we will see when the palette changes as we go along.  I´m not even sure if I touched the Dark Flesh at all.

Next you can see how I started to build up the red armor. Before I did this I put in some edge highlights in white onto the black-grey gradient, hoping it would shine through and create some depth. In the end I added another edge highlight later on, so that was a bit of a waste. 

Apart from that, it was just several thin layers of Hull Red.
After that was done, I had a nice coat of red on the armor parts.

Next time, I´ll show you how I built up on that, so stay tuned to see the mini taking shape!

I you like this format and would like to see more like this, let me know in the comments.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tough Girl - Another Militiawomen

You might already have seen this mini recently in a smaller version, but in case you haven´t - here she is again for you to behold, and a bit larger than on the other picture:

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Long March - YPJ Fighter

Today I´ve got another YPJ Fighter for you.

I painted Urban Camo on the mini, using varying shades of blue-grey and black to create the pattern. The base color for the uniform were Dark Sea Blue, White and Black, I created everything I needed by mixing these up into the required shades.

It´s actually not as hard as it looks, just give it a try and experiment a little :)


Thursday, December 8, 2016

"I´ll be late today, honey..."

I´m back again with another lady from the combat zone.
This was a bit slighly more straightforward paintjob than the other ladys:  A bit of Khaki, Russian Green and Black for Uniform, Pouches, Hair and Weapon,  a dab of Cork brown as basecoat for the face,  my dark brown homebrew wash, and re-highlighting with basecolors + white.


The only exceptions to this procedure are face and the wooden part of the rifle, where I added other colors (namely Tan yellow + Iraqi sand  and several layers of Bright Orange mixed with varying degrees of Mahagoni on the weapon)

Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Calling Home - YPJ Female Militia Leader

Today we continue with some pics of the new Female Militia set.

On this figure I attempted to emulate MARPAT Woodland Camo and I think it turned out ok.
If you want to try it at home, the recipe can be found after the jump.


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Communication is Power - SAS Radioman

What´s better than bringing a lot of heavy firepower with you?  Having it flown in by Aircraft or Long Range Guns, of course.   Apart from that, your Com-Link is very handy whenever you want to report back home, whatever the reason - status updates, pickup, support. Being on your own is a very uncomfortable situation.

Hence it´s always good to have a Radio Operator with you!


Friday, December 2, 2016

The Gimpy - SAS Machine Gunner

This is probably one of the more odd choices for a support weapon set.  It´s lot like carrying a GPMG into combat is your first choice of action in most cases. Special Forces often need to cover long distances and already carry enough heavy gear. However, in some more direct action missions, bringing the firepower of these machineguns can be invaluable. And again, it´s been done historically, especially if transport is available.

That´s how the SAS GPMG-gunner came to be. 


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Female Militia - New Releases!

It´s time to reveal the new December Releases! As of today, two new Sets of Female Militia are available at my store.  These were commissioned by customer who chipped in some funds to get them made to his specifications.  As always, they are now available to the public as well.


Here´s a quick view on the sets, the new Miniaturse will be shown in detail throughout the next few days, figure by figure




Furthermore, I renewed the SADF-Section with R4-Rifles and the African Insurgents with AKs - they´re now avaible as well replacing the old sets - but unfortunately they are not yet painted: 



Click on any of the pictures to go to the shop.

Let me know if you like them!