Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Teddy

This is the first Malifaux model I've finished in over 3 years now. My renewed interest in Malifaux has really sparked the painting bug and Teddy here was an easy first model to jump back into Malifaux with. I think this represented a grand total of maybe 5 hours of total work. Pretty fast. It's certainly not my best model, but it is easily tabletop quality for me. However paint job had a couple minor experiments for me.

The first was the "freehand" painting of the stitches on his heart. I just sorta fooled around with it a bit and I'm relatively happy with how it turned out. It could easily have been better, but mostly just by creating more translucent layers on top to smooth things out.

The second was the blood. I've used this same formula before, but to apply it more extensively was new for me. I feel it added just the right amount of creepiness to the model overall.

There were of course some mis-steps here. He's not mounted super well on the base, and his one foot looks like it's floating a bit too much. And overall the highlighting/shading on the fur could have been a bit more evocative of a darker more sinister look. Despite those 2 main nitpicks, I'm happy with the results and feeling a wave of momentum carrying me to the next model as well.

3 comments:

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

Wow teddy looks creepy. That's a fantastic painting job! How did you make the blood so realistic?

Greetings, Sofie

Scott said...

Thanks! For the blood I use a mixture of Tamiya Clear Red and GW Badab Black Wash (or rather my own substitute made from black ink and wash mix).

surly said...

Probably one of the best Teddy paintjobs I've ever seen, bravo!