Dear readers, it´s been a while since my last entry. I had a few very busy month (which is a good thing)
and I honed some skills, learned new software and workflows... you may know the drill ;)
Now, this time I´d like to present some "off line" skills - I took the chance, painting some miniatures!
Yes, that´s right - no CG involved. Just some acrylic paint, a mix of different brushes to choose from
and of course: Miniatures. To me, this is kind of a cool hobby and a very relaxing and rewarding one, as well.
As an artist, I really love the level of detail but maybe even more, how they are posed.
The artists have done incredibly well, I think!
It was my first time ever, to hand-paint such small objects - I really hope you enjoy my
small but growing collection. I got some more in the works, already!
But for now, here they are - my first tabletop game-ready painted warriors and wizzards....
Starting off with the Stormcast Eternals warband:
Mostly shiny armour and weponary here - i was going for a clean and uniform look, pretty much like suggesed by the books and illustrations...
...what an impressive small elite-troop !!!
For the bases, I did go with nothing too fancy...
Followed-up by the Nighthaunts: The thorns of the Brian Queen
For the nighthaunts, I tried a technique called "Dry-brushing" - basically I tried to blend the green, gloomy areas with white ones. I liked the metal parts to look rusty and old - I used dark shading color and a "technical paint" called "Typhus corrosion"... for some extra "chain-raspiness" :)
Roses have thorns...
This time, the bases were a little bit more complex and detaiiled.
Speaking of detail(s); what´s a chainrasp without a chain?
Yeah, so here is a detail-shot of some chains:
And last but not least, I decided to venture into 3D printing - nah - just dip my toes a bit:
This little thingy here, should serve as kind of dangerous portal / board marker, that sucks in the living - for usage with tabletop games. I also palnned a few more, so stay tuned!
3d model - ready for printing
This is how the printed model looks like
And this is how it could look, when painted (CG mockup)
I hope, you enjoyed this little blog-post and I wish you all the best! Hope to hear from you , soon!