Thursday, January 25, 2018

Lucius

This is my Neverborn version of Lucius, because let's face it, he's supposed to be more Neverborn than guild. So I inverted the typical color scheme by having predominantly purple instead of red. I really enjoyed painting this model despite the rather static looking pose. He's so regal and prancy looking.




Monday, January 15, 2018

Zoraida

Somewhat speed painted. I had a lot of fun with the details of this model and just experimenting. She's a swampy/messy sort of lady so going crazy with wet blending was a logical choice. I tried to make her hair look greasy and her skin look dirty and pallid. I added a little rust to the needles as well just to emphasize the wetness.





Sunday, January 14, 2018

Rougarou

Loved painting these. Quick and easy, but nice details.

It was also a more successful experiment in hiding join lines between plastic pieces, which worked pretty well. Both models had seams right down the centers of their bodies, and I feel like I succeeded in hiding the majority of the seams without excessive painting work. A bit more practice and I should be able to deal with most seams without major putty work anymore, which will take a lot of the sting out of assembly for me. This is especially important for my painting style since I depend on washes and glazes a lot, and seams just become so painfully obvious when using washes.

One annoyance though was the howling model had a sculpted rock it's supposed to be standing on which I didn't like with my basing scheme, so I had to add in an extra piece to the base. In the end it worked out fine though.

Monday, January 01, 2018

2017 Wrap Up and 2018 Resolutions

[Disclaimer: This post contains fluffy, introspective nonsense... Just like last year's did.]

2017 was terrible year. This recap is going to be pretty short and depressing. I recommend skipping it.

Last year's goals:
1) Paint the Batman model for my comics fixer - Fail! So very sad.
2) Play 52 games - Fail! I lost count, but I think I only played about 25 games or so in.
3) Read 2 books about painting - Fail! I read almost finished one book.


Probably the big highlight for me was playing in 2 Malifaux tournaments back to back (1 at Kubla and 1 at a LGS). Both events were a blast and I met lots of great people.
Beyond that, my year was brutal for hobby and playing. My wife was super sick. Like, hospital for 2 months sick. She's still not completely recovered either. Beyond just family and friends, I am really thankful for this hobby as a stress release outlet. Painting especially is very helpful.

Models painted last year:
Neverborn: 54
Other Malifaux: 15
Legion: 3
Cryx: 1
Looking at it from a size perspective:
Small based: 55
Medium based: 8
Large based: 10

73 models is actually pretty respectable given the insanity of this last year. Significantly less than the 100 last year, but way more than I would have expected.

Goals for next year:
1) Read 2 books about painting - Because continual learning is important.
2) Paint at least 1 model purely for artistic desire - Because I really am enjoying painting for the sake of painting.
3) Finish painting my Neverborn collection - This should be easy, but I'm setting it as a goal anyway.

So my goals for next year are much simpler. In fact, I'm loathe to even set goals, but I'm going to do it anyway.

And that's it. Here's to the close of a rough 2017 and hopes for a great 2018. Cheers to all!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Cyclopes

Terrible join lines that I didn't properly clean up, but I got these done under the wire. They are actually great models, but mine felt cursed. Multiple times they ended up falling off my paint can mounts.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Brutal Effigy

This is unfortunately not a final shot of the Brutal Effigy I painted for my friend Lisa. I forgot to get a picture of the final version. I had redone the hat brim and touched up some colors further. So if nothing else, here's a placeholder picture for a model I eventually finished.

Scribe

More Warcolors experimenting. Learned a lot here.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Silurids

Finished last night. Nothing fancy. Was experimenting with my new Warcolors paints.