Donnerstag, 8. Juni 2017

Mittwoch, 3. Mai 2017

Shieldwolf Shieldmaiden

Last year I took part in a kickstarter campaign from Shieldwolf Miniatures. Their plan was to make an Shieldmaiden army, Viking like, but with fantasy design elements. What should I say? I was in love with the design and pledged far more than I would be able to paint in the next 2 years. But I don't regret the pledge. The miniatures are really beautiful and you can get lots of different poses through the many bitz included.

As you may have seen in older posts, I enjoy playing A Fantastic SAGA, though I don't play it often. Nevertheless I'm planing to build a wild tribes army using the shieldmaidens. This is not a project with a tight schedule. It's more like a thing I want to do every time I feel like painting something different then dwarves and/or Infinity nomads. So don't expect to many updates with painted chicks. But I'll try to get some of them done regularly. The first one, being a color sheme test, is already finished. I hope you like her. :)

Montag, 1. Mai 2017

Infinity mercanary - Saito Togan

Saito Togan as a mercanary for my upcoming paradiso matches. After a long time without painting, I'm glad he doesn't look too shabby. :D

Sonntag, 13. November 2016

Skaven crawling out of their holes

I decided to start a new project. Recently I was able to find someone who wanted to play A Fantastic SAGA. You might remember that I made a dwarven warband half a year ago. Though it's in german, I've made a battle report some month ago. You can find it here: AFS Battle Report

Well this time I'll try to get a Skaven warband painted. I'm curious if I will get it finished, as I have have to paint nearly the double amount of miniatures compared to my dwarves. But well, whatever. The first step is done, as I finished 4 little rats. I had a lot of fun, even though I had to paint them in a more efficient manner. Meaning I did not give them the same quality my dwarves got. Nonetheless I like them and I hope you too, as there are much more of them coming soon.

Mittwoch, 5. Oktober 2016

Skaven for A Fantastic SAGA

Tried a colorsheme for my upcoming Skaven army for A Fantastic SAGA. What do you think? Enough dirt and mud?

Montag, 3. Oktober 2016

Viking on socket

Today I have something totally different I want to show you. A friend of mine asked me if I'd like to be his opponent in a dark age painting battle. He wanted to take part in a SAGA event end of October and thought I'd might be interested in painting a historical miniature. I thought about it and agreed, though it sounded like a funny idea to paint something completely different from my normal ranges.

He gave me this fellow as a present and back at home I even found a socket I had bought a long time ago. I have to admit I wasn't sure if I really wanted to paint a miniature I won't be playing with at all. But it sure was a lot of fun to have enough space to focus on a natural looking terrain. I'll try it again someday, but I still have so many playable projects in mind, that it will take some time until then.

On this Viking archer I tried to use desaturated colours I saw fit to the age he is coming from. I don't have any historical experience, so there might be wrong choices of colours, but well I tried my best to avoid anything that could look to shiny. I hope the different brown and red tones still provide enough differences overall, so that he doesn't look boring. I think in the end I could have done better with a little more patience, but I had a lot of fun and that's all I aim for! :)

Donnerstag, 29. September 2016

HMG Alguacil

Well I wanted to finish this one a couple of weeks ago, but somewhere on the way I got lost and found myself stuck on Azeroth. At least I could motivate me to give her some love and finish the paintjob. Yeah, I've might had better results on other miniatures, but for s miniature meant to be played with it still looks quite good.

I decided to give her pink hair to make it easier for me to locate her on the battlefield. It's the same "trick" I used on my hacker and I know that I'm somewhat playing into my opponents hands, but that's fine. I love the Infinity range, but even for me playing this game for 2 years now, it still often is hard to tell apart enemy models. More so when they're painted really similar or even unpainted. As I want to avoid misunderstandings for my opponent I'd like to make it easy for them to distinguish my Nomads. Giving them different hair colours is a easy way to obtain that without losing the great look coming from a consistent colour scheme. I hope that worked out well on her and my whole Alguacil group.

Another thing I was curious about, was to see my old HMG model side by side with the new one. It's interesting to see the progress my painting style went through the last years and it keeps changing as time goes by. Summoned up I like the new version way better. The new model is amazing compared to the older one and I like the brighter, luscious yellow of the armour tiles. On the other hand the way I like the way the old HMG looks like seeing it beside the new one. Maybe I should make it a bit darker, or what do you think?

Dienstag, 13. September 2016

Dwarf lord from Russian Alternative

I small commission work I did recently. Nothing special, but still I like it. The miniature itself was very detailed. I think I'll buy one of those someday too. I hope the costumer likes this little fellow.

Freitag, 26. August 2016

Tutorial - Painting yellow armor

I've been asked frequently about how I paint the yellow armor of my Nomads an if I could make a tutorial about it. Yesterday evening I finally took some pictures of the process. The victim for this little photo shooting was a Bakunin Clockmaker - one of the very few Infinity miniatures I really don't like. His profil is great but first I don't like the model itself and second I'm a convinced Corregidor habitant, whit no place for Bakuninans. :D

But well, the miniature was at hand, already primed and the big flat areas of the armor are suited for a step-by-step tutorial.

Ich wurde schon häufiger gefragt wie ich die gelben Rüstungen meiner Nomads bemale und ob ich dazu ein Tutorial machen könnte. Jetzt hab ich endlich mal dran gedacht und gestern Abend die einzelnen Schritte dokumentiert. Opfer für das Fotoshooting ist ein Bakunin Clockmaker - an sich eines der wenigen Modelle die ich so überhaupt nicht leiden kann... Sein Profil ist zwar wirklich super, aber 1. mag ich die Miniatur einfach nicht und 2. spiele ich aus Überzeugung den Corregidor Sektor. Da haben Bakunier nichts zu suchen. :D

Naja, aber die Figur lag hier bereits grundiert herum und die großen Flächen eigenen sich bestens für eine Schritt-für-Schritt Anleitung.

1. I painted the whole armor with a basecoat of Vallejo Game Color Extra Opaque - Heavy Goldbrown

1. Als erstes hab ich eine Grundschicht Vallejo Game Color Extra Opaque - Heavy Goldbrown aufgetragen

2. Next step was simple washing everything using Citadel Agrax Earthshade

2. Im zweiten Schritt habe ich einfach alles mit Citadel Agrax Earthshade gewashed

3. Every higher laying part was than again painted with Vallejo Game Color Extra Opaque - Heavy Goldbrown

3. Alle höher gelegenen Stellen wurden dann wiederum mit Vallejo Game Color Extra Opaque - Heavy Goldbrown bemalt

4. Now I mixed Vallejo Game Color Extra Opaque - Heavy Goldbrown and Vallejo Game Color - Sun Yellow in ratio of about 1:1 and glazed the upper parts of the armor, leaving the lower areas out

4. Als nächstes wurden die Flächen mit einer 1:1 Mischung aus Vallejo Game Color Extra Opaque - Heavy Goldbrown und Vallejo Game Color - Sun Yellow lasiert, wobei die Vertiefungen und unteren Teile der Fläche ausgespart wurden

5. I added some Vallejo Model Color - Golden Yellow to the mix used in the previous step and repeated step 4 leaving a bit more of the lower areas out.

5. Nun habe ich der Mischung noch ein bisschen Vallejo Model Color - Golden Yellow beigefügt und Schritt 4 wiederholt, dabei allerdings wieder ein wenig mehr der unteren Flächen ausgespart

6. Adding more Vallejo Model Color - Golden Yellow to the mix I repeated step 5, once again leaving more lower areas out.

6. Wieder habe ich etwas Vallejo Model Color - Golden Yellow hinzugefügt und Schritt 5. wiederholt, dabei aber auch wieder mehr untere Fläche freigelassen

7. Pretty much the same step as the previous one, adding more Vallejo Model Color - Golden Yellow

7. So ziemlich der gleiche Ablauf wie bei den vorhergehenden Schritten, mit etwas mehr Vallejo Model Color - Golden Yellow
8. In the penultimate step I used pure Vallejo Model Color - Golden Yellow to highlight edges, the highest parts of the armor and the bracing of the armor. I could have used pure white for this step, but then the armor would have looked rather metallic.

8. Im vorletzten Schritt habe ich reines Vallejo Model Color - Golden Yellow verwendet um Kanten, die Verstrebungen der Rüstung und die am höchsten liegenden Stellen zu highlighten. Ich hätte dazu auch reines weiß verwenden können, aber dann hätte die Rüstung eher metallisch ausgesehen.

9. The last step is a sort of blacklining to get a clean result. I used Vallejo Game Color - Charred Brown, as a black color would have been too comic-like in this case. After this step the whole armor gets more depth. Next thing I'd be doing would be some battle damage, but that's a different story. I hope I could help you a bit with this tutorial. If so feel free to leave a comment. :)

9. Als letztes wurde noch etwas blacklining an den Rüstungssegmenten betrieben. Wobei ich nicht Schwarz sondern Braun, genauer Vallejo Game Color - Charred Brown, verwendet habe, da es mit Schwarz wohl zu comichaft geworden wäre. Dadurch hat die Rüstung noch an Tiefe gewonnen. Nun würde an sich nur noch der Battledamage fehlen, aber das ist eine andere Geschichte. Ich hoffe ich konnte euch ein wenig weiterhelfen. Falls dem so ist, würde ich mich sehr über ein Kommentar freuen. :)