Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Another somewhat intense model to assemble and paint. I tried to evoke the look of fall on this one, as well as create a value modulation to the colors to bring the attention to her face. The final effect seems to have worked out ok.

Monday, May 29, 2017

KublaCon2017 Recap

No pictures. No detailed write up. Just stream of consciousness. I played 2 small Malifaux tournaments this last weekend. One at KublaCon and one at Game Kastle Fremont.

Kubla tournament:

Round 1: Got the bye unfortunately, but Chrissy offered to play me a pickup game. She played Arcanists (Ramos). Howard Langston is a beast but I managed to get 2 Gambles from the Stitched on it and nearly take him out but not before he whacked both my Waldgeist and Mr Graves. Rest of the battle was a jam in the middle but Ramos' spiders were nailing scheme points on the flanks. After 3 rounds I lost 6-4. My key takeaway in this game is that Chrisy DuBois is super badass. She is an incredible community builder.

Round 2: Played against Rezzers (Seamus). My opponent's execution fell apart after the first round. I went strong on one side with Dreamer and he basically tried to hold that Stash with a Doxie. Once I cleared that I was just shoving things at him to pin him back and keep pressure on the Strategy. Again my Framed Changeling pulled out points and I won 6-3. My key takeaway here is that losing models and getting lured isn't the end of the world if your opponent is busy not keeping the strategy in mind. He admitted to coming off of a previous weird game that left him with a bad mindset which very likely threw off his whole game.

Round 3: Top table! Gremlins (Somer). This may have been the most amusing game I played all weekend. Somer pushed right up into the center and was doing "bigger hat" on Dreamer which only worked once fortunately. In this game my key takeaway was that I had completely mis-read a feature of summoning Daydreams which results in the Primordial Magic being sacrificed once a Daydream is summoned. This was a really low scoring game and right near the end I got too preoccupied with trying to kill Somer that I spaced on my second scheme (Undercover Entourage) otherwise I would have won by just rocketing Dreamer to the far corner. The final score was 3-1.

Recap: I went 2-1 in this tournament, coming in second place, and earning myself a sweet mystery box that contained Miss Anne Thrope!

Game Kastle Fremont tournament:

Round 1: Played against Neverborn (Lucius) and who would become the tournament winner. This match was weird because we both had a bunch of the same models (Thorn, Waldgeists, Changelings, Mr Graves). My opponent just straight up out-played me though and his list had some really nice synergies in it (Terracota Warriors to give protection to key front-line models was a key takeaway. The final score was 6-3.

Round 2: Played against Gremlins (Zoraida) in what was a completely bizzare list to me. Zoraida with Animal Shape and Tarot Reading, Fingers, Burt Jebsen, Iggy, Rooster Rider, Nurse, Bayou Gremlin. Shockingly though the list worked great. I got schooled pretty hard. Key takeaway is NEVER play a Stitched Together against Zoraida. He also Obeyed one of my models to take a final hit on Burt to finish him off (who was also his Frame for Murder). Final score was 6-2.

Round 3: Played against Gremlins (Ophelia) and another highly amusing list. I don't remember it exactly, but it was roughly Ophelia, Old Major, Francios and a whole swatch of piglets (like at least 8). I owned this guy pretty hard. I ended up nailing Ophelia and Old Major, and the final score was 6-4.

Recap: I came in 6th place out of 8.

Final takeaway: Two hour time limits (including deployment) and playing all new stuff meant every game I played was only 3 rounds, which honestly was just a little disappointing to me. From what I overheard, out of both tournaments I think only maybe 2 games went to a 4th round.

Total games played this year: 8

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Burt Jebsen

Another SketchStyle project. Burt was in the cheap section of the LGS since it had Mk1.5 cards in it, so for $2 it seemed like a sweet deal. I really enjoyed painting this model. Burt here just has that feel of being reckless and fun.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


I sorta stole a lot of ideas from various Google searches in order to come up with this color scheme. In the end it's sort of a mash up of various real snakes and the artwork from the book. Amusing model to paint.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Tooth

Tried to balance greens and browns to align more with summer than spring. Not entirely sure if I succeeded or not.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Mr Graves

And here's Mr Graves, to go with Mr Tannen. I really enjoyed painting this model of the pair. The sculpted details of his shirt being strained by his girth are well done. The model itself is fairly simple of sculpture but the details are done well.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Mr Tannen

This model will make more sense when I post Mr Graves tomorrow probably.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Witchling Handlers

The last of the Guild models I'm painting for a friend's starting crew. These sculpts are magnificent and were really a joy to paint. Other than the eyes (which are just terrible) I really enjoyed painting these models. I experimented with a new process for flesh which I think is going to work great in the longer term once I get more experience with it. I'll share more notes on that in the future once I have a chance to refine it. For now though I'm gonna cut this short since I've got a whole weekend of painting ahead of me.

Friday, May 05, 2017

The Thorn

This is the next one in line from my Titania box. Admittedly this is the one I am most excited to put on the table. She didn't turn out as good as I was hoping for, mostly due to some challenges with the fine details. Thorn is the avatar of spring, so I used a bunch of bright yellow-green colors to show new life. In contrast though I used the same flesh formula as for Claw to portray that undead look to her as well.