Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Dawns Angel

posted by Nathelis
Hi,

the next finished miniature from Darksword. This is an christmas exchange Miniature for Tatjana "Dawn". Hope she enjoys it and merry christmas to all of you.










Putty&Paint

rock on,

Nathelis

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Macharius Vanquisher

posted by Nathelis
Hi folks,

this time I´m back with a Macharius Vanquisher from Forgeworld. It´s part of my Death Korps army, but kinda a centerpiece so I invested some extra time and used techniques from Migs tutorials.











hope you enjoyed it!

Nathelis

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Ghorgone, Ghorgor, finished.

posted by SelektorKjulu
Hi!



It seems like it’s grown a little silent around our little blog? I don´t know why but maybe we´re all busy at the moment. But not tooooo busy because I have finished my Ghorgone from GW. And here is the bloody beast. I experimented with Vallejo rust pigments, and did my first NMM on the spear.







You can also vote for him @ CMON or Putty and Paint

It seems like i don’t hit the 8 on Cmon. I never did before.  That´s ok. It’s a gaming miniature. When the time is right i will get my well deseved 8 *smile*. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to leave a comment. bye Jürgen

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Weekly Digest #2: Lipstick, powder and paint

posted by Arne Wilkens
Welcome to the second episode of


Weekly digest!


A biweekly summary of links guiding you to great tutorials, product reviews worth a look, breath takingly painted miniatures, interesting sculpts and awesome inspirational sources. 

If you've missed the first part of this sumamry you can find it here

This time I've collected more inspirational links then miniatures. So prepare for a lot of quiet interesting step-by-step articles, reviews and tutorials!


Inspirational


  • Chris Clayton, the person behind Modelworks showed his way of creating a stunningly realistic painted face on a 1/6 scale bust. Although this news got already around I'll name it here as it is realy stunning and should be seen by many many people! Above you see a first shot of the finished bust by Mathieu Fontaine that I've found over at facebook.
  • How to make spikes out of iron powder and superglue by Weisern
  • Do you ever wanted to know how people create a realistic asphalt on their bases? Then you should take a look at this tutorial over at The Brush Brothers Blog
  • Here's a late, but different review of the Games Day Germany written by one of the judges.
  • And as we're into the games day here you have the first 2 articles about Roman's massive Diorama which got him the Slayersword. Part 1 and Part 2
  • If you're still looking for a solution to transport your figurines I have 2 options for you (and a third one will follow soon on this blog!): Go the simple route and buy a completed box (a nice review of the box hobbyzone offers) or use parts of our favorite store IKEA. (a self made, low budget box)
  • Some interesting thoughts and pictures about Reapers first Kickstarter: Reaper Bones
  • Simon Miniatures is known for exquisite miniatures. Here's a review of his Sigfried.

Miniatures



Sculpts









If you've found any article, miniature or inspirational pictures feel free to contact me so I can add it to the next weeks episode of weekly digest!
 
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Fairy Queen Medb

posted by Nathelis
Hi folks,

the fairy Queen finally finished! Been a long time since I completed a showcase project (due to all the tabletop distractions), feels good to finally have something new in my showcase.

Please check out the photos and if you like the miniature, vote on CMON and Putty&Paint for it!









happy painting!

Nathelis

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Hey, Mr. Rhino - Part III

posted by DarkSpawn
Hi folks!

Time for a great update of  Mr. Rhino!

Many things happend since the last update, I changed the loincloth, which was looking like a skirt, added some armor parts and so on. For the forged look of the armor parts I used a dental tool called "Kugelstopfer" in german, I don't know the correct name in english, but here is a (crappy) picture from my tool. You can find it on eBay or Amazon for example.



And now pictures, please. ;-)



I also started a first sketch of his weapon. We will see if it would fit with some more details on.


So long!

DarkSpawn

Friday, September 13, 2013

WIP: Grey Knights Terminator Squad (finished)

posted by p1per
Heya!

Here we go, finished Grey Knights Squad. Well, they are still "WIP" but my part of the commission is done (only TMM parts). All the other details will be painted by the customer.

Pictures are not that great but guess better than nothing (it's a pain in the a.. to take decent pictures of miniatures that only consist of metallic paint *arg*). ;)

Squad Front

Squad Back

Single Miniature Views

..and if you missed my other WIP post here's my color recipe for the painted TMM parts:

Silver-TMM:

Top Highlight: Vallejo Air Aluminium #71.062
1st Highlight: GW Mithril Silver

Basecoat: GW Boltgun Metal 

1st Shadow: Reaper Brilliant Blue #09116
2nd Shadow: P3 Coal Black
3rd Shadow: P3 Coal Black : GW Chaos Black ( 1 : 1 )

Shadows are glazed in multiple layers over the basecoat to get a smooth transition and to have matt non-reflective shadows.

Gold-TMM:

Highlights: Vallejo Game Color Polished Gold #72055

Basecoat: GW Shining Gold

Shadows: GW Scorched Brown

Same here for the shadows as with the silver - glazing multiple layers over the basecoat and getting more opaque towards the deepest shadows.


So long!

p1per

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wip: Fairy Queen Medb 2

posted by Nathelis
Hi folks,

the fairy queen project is nearing its end, so heres a final wipshot. Next post from me will be the finished fairy queen around sunday.

So what still needs to be done? I compiled a list for myself with the help of my painting friends:

* The dress still needs smoothing and some tweaking on the highlight shadow situation
* Hair needs additional layers of midtones and highlights
* the flowers in her hair should be changed to white and pink
* the fan will be painted burlesque style, also like the flowers, white and pink
* there is a tiny darker spot above one of her eyes. needs to be fixed


keep on happy painting,

Nathelis

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Borrack The Bull General (Review)

posted by Arne Wilkens

The world has fallen into chaos. Jade Emperor, ruler of the three realms has gone missing. Soon after the demons escape from the Geo-core, they strike swiftly to the four kingdoms on Terra. Demons have slowly seized control over the world.

While the gods in heaven with their power fading alongside them, they couldn't offer any assist on Terra. Mortals cannot gain any foothold at their own realm with the demons invasion. Fate has chosen four pilgrims on a journey to retrieve the lost holy scripture, which may hold the key to bring salvation to all...


This is the first part of a still continuing wave of spoilers Marrow Production shared with us over at their Facebook page back in june. A wave reaching many places (about 1400 Likes so far) to spread the word for a new game called Journey: Wrath of Demons

Marrow Production is created by RAY.WONG and Hon Ho.

It's a fast-paced and exciting cooperative board game, with highly detailed miniatures which intrigue for one to four players. Currently in development... But as it can be seen at their page it's coming close to an end and we can finally back the upcoming kickstarter!

One of the Playtest-Shots from Marrow Productions shared over at facebook


Highly detailed miniatures in a board game? Yes, you've got it right. And that's where this post really starts!

As Marrow Productions reached 500 likes they gave away three miniatures to three lucky winners. They repeated this as they reached 1000 likes. And guess what? I'm one of the lucky 3!


Some days ago I received my prize. Borrack The Bull General! What a beast! This miniature is absolutely amazing. Something that just makes me wanna back the kickstarter more and more. Impatiently waiting for the start now...



As this is a board game that also offers highly detailed miniatures for painters I'll split all my opinions about the quality into "gaming wise" and "painting wise". There are clearly differences that should be named on different points. Lets start diving deeper now!








Gaming wise the casting quality is superb! There are only tiny mould lines which are nearly invisible. Every single detail sculpted there is crispy. A pure joy for gamers: Unpack, fell in love and start gaming. Regarding the quality of this resin cast from the opposite side, there's nothing more to add. As a painter you'll carefully remove the named mould lines, fill those supertiny gaps and yu're done with it.

If there's any assembly necessary it will done within no time. The Bull General comes in 3 parts (mine was already glued). Here's a picture I've found at Marrow's Facebook page (thanks for lending me your pictures mates!):


The usage of resin ensures to cast all these tiny details like chains, scratches and other sculpted textures. Painting wise a welcomed material. Gaming wise it might be a bit too vulnerable (the hammer was broken when the miniature arrived even if it was packed safely and carefully - but who knows what happened during the trip of several thousand miles?). Please don't nail me on the wall if I'm wrong: I'm not sure about this as I don't have a lot of experience using resin miniatures for gaming purposes.

The following picture shows you a seize comparison.

From left to right: 28mm TrueScale // 28mm Hero Scale // Borrack The Bull General  54mm

On the left we have a beautiful noble lady by Thunderbolt Mountain Miniatures, 30mm true scale it is. Right beside this beauty we can find my allmighty, one armed ork boy from GW. Also 28mm, but a lot more bulky then the beauty on the left. On the right we have Kaernus from Enigma, 54mm. And the Bull General still tops him! I told you: It's a beast :D


Conclusion:

If my best friend would ask me for advice wether to buy or not to buy this miniature I'd highly recommend him to buy this one. It will be worth every cent invested.

Big thanks again to Marrow for this great miniature and all those that we just have seen on pictures so far. Keep up the great work, feed us with small teasers every now and then and kick off your kickstarter when time has come. We're all waiting impatiently for this great game.

Cheers
Arne

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