Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Jade Skorne: Part 3

The force is finished! Well, there'a a couple extra pieces I'll do eventually, but I'm happy with this for now.

The push to get these finished was 'Ides Of March', the first of hopefully many Warmachine tournaments of its name here in Auckland. 

36 players, 7 games. I won 2... Moving on.

No but seriously, it was a lot of fun and glad to have been a part of it.

Aside from finishing the gold on the Immortals, the Bronzeback Titan was the only thing I needed to get done for Ides. Was nice to not be painting until 5am before the tournament for a change.

And here's some other random pics I took while the force was on the table.

Ancestral Guardian

Standard Bearer... minus the Bearer. Since it gets no attacks I used the fig to make another Swordsman.

Bronzeback Titan and Extoller 

Cyclops Brute AKA Zaal's bodyguard.
Titan Gladiator


The man who makes it all tick and his sneaky friend.


Currently deciding which force is next. But first, some IKRPG figures!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Not so Purple Worm

I painted this a month or two ago for work. GF9 is releasing Dungeons and Dragons figures soon, and this model is in the first wave. 

We painted up some examples of our own to show off what you can do with them. I went for a desert theme using scorpions and snakes as inspiration.

I wanted to use this little project as a chance to get some practice in with the airbrush. I haven't used one much before, and never for blending/gradients. The intention was to go from beige on the bottom/belly, to a very dark brown along the back.

The model has dings and scratches sculpted on it where it's been previously attacked or stabbed. I made these into current wounds by adding arrows. I got the idea from this blog post, http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.co.nz/2012/01/tutorial-creating-realistic-arrows.html (awesome blog BTW), but instead I just used thin brass rod and paper.

I added a little extra sand to the base and painted it similar to my Warmachine bases. For the mouth I use reddish browns and white mixes to highlight areas and the gloss varnish helps sell the effect.

This was a really fun mini to paint and a learned a lot. Not so scared of the airbrush now and look forward to using on my IKRPG Warjack.