Friday, June 29, 2012

Feralgeist - Crucible Grand Prize

Last model!  Last model!

With this last little guy, the Crucible Grand Prize is complete.  He also happens to have been the easiest model of them all to paint.  Gaze in awe at the awesomeness of these awesome steps:

Prime White
Glaze Green
Glaze Yellow/Green
Highlight with dilluted Vallejo White Glaze
Glaze Yellow

Done!  Well, other than the basing, but you get the idea.  Super-useful solo, super easy to paint.  And since I've never looked at the model up close until this project, I was kind of tickled by all the little faces on the surface.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Crucible Grand Prize - Animantarax

Wow, this model is finally finished!  This is the most time-intensive piece I've done in a long time.  All the filigree, color changes, and extra pieces & parts made for a challenging model.

The yellow on the houdah is a bit overwhelming, but I think it makes for a striking model.  If you look carefully, you can see that the actual beast is painted in the same "red back, light-brown belly" scheme as the rest of the warbeasts in the army.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Withershadow Combine

I've had these guys painted up for a couple of weeks, but finally took a day to snap some pics.

Its interesting (to me) to look back on how I've painted my Cryx.  I started out going for gritty and real, and the style has become a little more cartoony and stylized as I've developed more defined formulas for the colors I use.

Also interesting (maybe to others) I've started doing mixing final bright highlights with White Glaze, rather than White paint. I think it gives a little softer gradient when it dries.  We'll see how it develops.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


I have to go on record as saying I'm not a fan of this model.  Its way too busy, and the pose could've been so much cooler.  Don't get me wrong, I'm all for detail, but it should have a purpose beyond extra frills.  

I painted this model over and over trying to find all the flaps of skin against the embedded pieces of metal, and I still see stuff that needs fixing - what a chore.  And the face is a mess.  

I like smooth lines.  Naaresh is anything but.  He's got all this great musculature, but then its completely broken up all the crap sticking in him.  And the weapons, while presented menacingly enough, are not positioned for use.  

I love Privateer Press' miniatures the vast majority of the time and I'm very much a fanboi.  I really enjoy painting them, and I would submit that the Legion of Everblight line is perhaps the best fantasy miniature collection available.  But here it very much appears to me that they wanted a Nihilator warlock, and the solution to how to present it was to cover it in more bling.  He must be important!  Look at all his extra stuff!

Anyway, just not very fun. . . but here he is.