I posted earlier today about model making and kit bashing. I was supposed to be working on MHN today, but we’re finishing my basement so there is a work crew in my house and I’ve discovered that makes working from home and getting into the writing zone a little weird. So what the heck, let’s post some more minis on the blog instead.
First up, I need to remember that most of my regular readers don’t realize how damned tiny these things are. So here is a scale shot of some familiar items to give you an idea. Those are .45 ACP. (my desk gun is a S&W 625).
And yes, believe it or not, I actually do find this a relaxing hobby. 🙂 Sundays after church, I paint minis with my kids. Monday morning it is back to the word mines.
Up first, a monster.
This is for an upcoming IKRPG.
As many of my regular readers know, I write books for Warmachine, but I also play the game. These next few are from an army that I’m running right now in a local league.
These were camo painted with a sponge technique using bits of blister foam.
It is actually a pretty easy method. To make sure they were shaded I highlighted them black first, then spray primed white directly down on top. Since the under coat was lighter, even though it is all the same camo color, they do look properly shaded with sunlight coming down.
The leaf clutter on the base is made of birch seed pods, but to scale they look like leaves.
Then you’ve seen this guy, but I finally got him finished.
Yes. He does look a lot like me when I was rocking the murder hobo beard. I named him Ivan.
Stripes are a challenge. Tats are actually pretty nifty to figure out, because you can’t just paint them on without them looking stupid. You actually mix the paint with whatever the base tone flesh color is, and then slowly layer it up. Cool stuff. (if you’re a geek, but I digress)
I painted the next three in one sitting. These were done rather quickly, but they were experiments in different color schemes for different Warmachine factions.
Khador, which is sort of pseudo-Tsarist Russia
I went for a dirty white. I like the scheme, but the next one will need to be more dilluted layers, as white is difficult to paint without looking streaky.
Then Menoth, which is a sort of Old Testement jihadi religious fanatics. With lots of fire. (the bad guys in Into the Storm)
I went with black, purple, and gold.
And Trolls. Because who doesn’t like trolls?
He’s no Melvin though.
And here is a group shot of a bunch of the characters I’ve done up for IKRPG.