Friday, June 15, 2018

Large Olmec Head and Living Brain

A couple of quick things for this post:  First is a resin terrain piece.  This is Acheson Creations' Large Olmec Head

It was fun and quick to paint up and I think it will look great with some tropical terrain.  I don't really have a specific gaming use for it, I just thought it was cool, and will find an excuse to use it at some point.

My other super quick piece is a re-based Heroclix figure of the Living Brain.  I threw a wash on it and did some highlighting, and thought it looked kinda cool for a funky retro robot.  Even though I am a huge comic book nerd, I know very little about the character this figure is based on.  Just a fun miniature.

More stuff in the works, stay tuned.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Grenadier Armoured Warrior

May was very busy for me and I missed my monthly post, but I hope to make up for it this month.

For some reason I had an itch to paint some sort of classic fantasy knight, and I ended up going with Grenadier's #8130 Armoured Warrior from Julie Guthrie's Fantasy Personalities II line. 

I'm fairly happy with him, although he is a bit dark.  This may be due to the fact that I primed him grey and not my usual white prime.  I really like Julie Guthrie's work for Grenadier.  Great line of figures in my opinion.

I struggled with the freehand on the shield.  I wanted it to look hand painted on wood, and I guess I achieved that, but it was tough painting on such a small surface.  I've always been impressed by other painters' ability to paint amazing little shields and banners, but I usually avoid it myself.

In my imagination he'll be part of an army with green, white, and brown heraldry, but in reality I am unlikely to fulfill that project, at least any time soon.  There are plenty of other things filling up my painting queue though, so stay tuned.