Monday, August 24, 2009

Baby Kade

This is my first Malifaux model completed! This was a rather challenging model, mostly due to the size. The model itself (not counting the base) is less than 3/4" tall. However I've decided that all my Malifaux models are going to get premium treatment. Mostly this is due to my desire to get better and really pour lots of time into some models, but also since Malifaux requires fewer models it is easier to justify the additional time.

What went well:
* Spending lots of time was nice. Not just because I feel like I did a decent job, but it felt nice to really obsess over little details.
* Color variation worked well for me. I tried out combinations of using more hue variation for Kade's skin, and less variation for the bear. In the end I feel like it created the effects I was aiming for.

What could have been better:
* Blending on small surfaces is hard. I totally need more practice at that. These models will help a lot.
* NMM was ok, but could have been better. The knife blade and handle especially could use more work. On the other hand the clothes pin worked out well.

One last note before I fall asleep, the basing worked out pretty well. I'll write up a tutorial on them later. I wanted to create a basing theme for all of the Neverborn models and this was what I came up with. It doesn't look exactly like obsidian, but it's close enough. I'll probably refine the process further.

6 comments:

Deacis said...

Amazing, you really painted it expertly! How do you like the game itself; would you still recommend it to your fellow WM/Hordes players?

Shelexie said...

Wow, this turned out great and really creepy all at the same time. I am looking forward to reading the basing guide. Thanks!

Scott said...

Thanks for the compliments on Kade! I really like Malifaux as a game. I'll do a post later today with my "comparison" of it and Warmachine/Hordes.

Sigmar said...

Now that is a scary miniature !

I'd like to use some of your miniature pics on my Fantasy Miniature Gallery to show off your painting technique.

Would that be ok with you ?

Regards,
Sigmar

Scott said...

Sure! Just make sure to link it back to my blog. :)

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

Wow, great painting job you did on baby kade and candy! I also painted those two and they're not simple because of how small they are.

I'm following your blog now!

Greetings, Sofie
http://sofies-paint-blog.blogspot.be/