Monday, February 27, 2012

ImagiNation update

Finding time and motivation to paint has been a little bit of a struggle in recent weeks. I had shoulder surgery, which effectively ended my "painting spree". Almost two weeks ago now I managed to summon the willpower to sit down and try to use my left arm to hold miniatures while my right painted them.

All in all, not bad as most of the detail work was done before surgery, but I'm not overly happy with how the eyes have turned out, as it was hard to hold the figures steady for the period required. I have the four remaining models for this company now sitting on my painting desk (AKA my work desk...) and I might be able to finish them off this week.

Monday, February 6, 2012

#02 Malifaux Update

Well, being out with a cold today I managed to paint up another member of my Nicodem crew. Mortimer is a Gravedigger and his in-game stats are well... a bit outdated. He is not especially useful due to his low attack ability and his relatively high point cost. Now that Wyrd has released Rafkin, there is no point in having Mortimer in your crew unless your playing a demo or fluff game.

Like his stats, the actual sculpting of Mortimer seems a little old-school compared to a lot of the newer models released by Wyrd. His pose is a little more active then that of Nicodem, but he lacks any real level of detail. The sculpting on his face is just odd and for some reason I could not motivate myself to put in the same amount of effort as I had with Nicodem earlier.

Oh well, the paint job is serviceable and considering I'm not really going to be using him after I pick up Rafkin, its not to bad as a display model.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

#01 Malifaux

So, as posted a couple of entries ago I purchased two Malifaux starter boxes, one of Colette's Showgirls and another of Nicodem's Undertaker Crew. The chief reason why I chose Nico was just the fantastic look of the sculpt and I could not resist the allure of painting such a nice model. Being on a bit of a painting roll since starting up an Infinity crew, I leapt into starting work on my Nicodem crew.

Of course the first model to hit my painting rack was Nicodem himself. While working on colour schemes, I was struck with the strange idea that he looked a little like a Napoleonic era Rake / Dandy. The top hat, cane and frills gave me this feeling and thus I ran with it... maybe a little to much as some would note that now he looks a little like a Pimp, but alas, woe is me. Interestingly, since he is a Necromancer, he can summon / resurrect models that are called "Rotten Belles", essentially zombi prostitutes... So I guess it would be fitting if he looked a little like a 90s Pimp.

Base inserts are from Wyrd as well and of the "Graveyard" type.