Saturday, July 26, 2014

Asgard Cockatrice FM12

If you've been following my blog since it started, you'll know that I'm a big fan of Asgard Miniatures, particularly there line of fantasy monsters.  There's just something charming about them.  I just got a chance to paint Asgard's cockatrice, that mythological creature that is a mixture of a rooster and a dragon.  According to the Lost Minis Wiki, they made two versions of this creature and this is version 1.  I've never seen the other and the wiki only has a drawing.

Most cockatrice miniatures have a more menacing, usually more draconic head.  The fact that this one's head looks like a regular old rooster sets it apart.

I'm most happy with the rooster part.  I think that part turned out well.  The body is ok.  It didn't have much texture so I painted it by stippling various shades of green.  The wings on the other hand didn't turn out as well as I had hoped they would.  If I had to do it over I think I would use more naturalistic colors, rather than the green I went with here.  Oh well.

Some in progress shots: you can see I had to patch a hole in one wing with with greenstuff.

I had a lot of fun painting this beasty and I'm anxious to get back to my painting table, but I'm not sure what's next, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Walloping Krong and Low Life Miniatures Group Shot

I present to you the final miniature in the Low Life miniatures set that I have been working on, Walloping Krong, the cremefillian bunskicker.  He's basically a mutant twinkie with a flaming warhammer. Yay!

 For better or worse I made the decision to paint the flame without attempting attempting "object source lighting" i.e. showing the light or color of the flame reflecting on the figure.  It looks a little weird without it, but I often find "osl" to look a little weird too, even when really skilled miniature painters do it.  Overall I'm pretty happy with this piece.

And finally here is a group shot, what a motley crew:

I can't believe I finally finished these guys.  Up next: a vintage miniature of a classic mythological creature.  Stay Tuned!