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Japan

Lots of nice models in this pblog, most of which I've never seen.

Now showing Abyssals for Vanguard!




Painting total as of 8/17/2019: 99 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit.


 
   
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Powerful Spawning Champion





Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Wow. What a great blog. Them be some very nice looking minis. Although it makes me giggle a bit that you paint like me with major ADD. I've got the attention span of a gnat but I also have a lot on my plate with 3 kiddos but if I can get projects done, so can you! I'm cheering for you and very much eager to see more. Thanks for sharing!

   
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Love your vibrant colors and choice of figures to paint. I think Gretal is a great choice for a figure in your style - good luck!
   
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youwashock wrote:Gretel is looking very good. I like your color choices so far.


Thanks!

WarbossDakka wrote:He has a chimney? He just keeps getting better!

The Sorcerer looks ace too, the colour choice works really well. Fantastic work Aku.


Thanks!

The chimney makes the mini doesn't it?

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Lovin Terezinzya, she looks great. Gretel is coming along wonderfully too.


Thanks!

JoshInJapan wrote:Lots of nice models in this pblog, most of which I've never seen.


Yeah my mini tastes are pretty random!

bunnygurl wrote:Wow. What a great blog. Them be some very nice looking minis. Although it makes me giggle a bit that you paint like me with major ADD. I've got the attention span of a gnat but I also have a lot on my plate with 3 kiddos but if I can get projects done, so can you! I'm cheering for you and very much eager to see more. Thanks for sharing!


Thanks!
Yeah, I'm easily distracted, I don't think I've ever finished a full set of anything.

kestral wrote:Love your vibrant colors and choice of figures to paint. I think Gretal is a great choice for a figure in your style - good luck!


Thanks! I'm having a lot of fun painting her at the moment.


Another finished mini, the Gentlefolk Blacksmith from Twisted:-




As I thought, I did attach the chimney a little wonky, but I think it works, it at least explains why the bird nesting in it is panicking!

On the work in progress front, I'm making slow but steady progress with Gretel and the Shipwreck Revenant has returned to the table, but not enough has happened to warrant taking a piccy.

   
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I like the festive stocking.

He came out cool. The tilt of the chimney adds to the story, like he is upsetting the balance of it while he tips his hat.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
I like the festive stocking.

He came out cool. The tilt of the chimney adds to the story, like he is upsetting the balance of it while he tips his hat.


Thanks!


The cold weather has meant not a lot of painting has been going on (stupid shaky hands!), but I have managed to finish one final mini for the year, Reapers Shipwreck Revenant:-






He probably could've done with a little bit more love and attention, but as much as I liked the sculpt I just couldn't get over my dislike of working with the Bones material (the mold-lines are so hard to get rid of!). I think I made a decent job of it though.


   
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It looks cool! Nice job picking out all the little details.
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Very nicely done and nary a mould line in sight! I look forward to coming back often to see more.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

That's a nice paintjob on a very busy model. Color me impressed.

Now showing Abyssals for Vanguard!




Painting total as of 8/17/2019: 99 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit.


 
   
Made in gb
Painting Within the Lines





youwashock wrote:It looks cool! Nice job picking out all the little details.


Thanks!

Meer_Cat wrote:Very nicely done and nary a mould line in sight! I look forward to coming back often to see more.


Thankfully the moldlines tend to blend into the sculpt!

JoshInJapan wrote:That's a nice paintjob on a very busy model. Color me impressed.


Thanks!


Finished my first mini of 2018, Kingdom Deaths White Lion:-



Not one of my best, but I wasn't really all that interested in painting it. It does take me one more step to having a fully painted Monster game.

On the work in progress front I'm having a bad case of the hobby butterflies, not only have I started yet more new minis I can't seem to settle on one for a decent length of time.
On the table at the moment I now have:-



Mr and Mrs Silence from Kingdom Death.



Man with skull, Man with head, Tentacle Wizard, Goth Girl and Happy Druid all from Reaper.

   
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Roaring Reaver Rider






That lion is beautiful. I'm such a fan of KD miniatures I'm excited to see Mr and Mrs Silence get completed. You have a great Reaper lineup there, 2018 is going to be an exciting year! I'm currently having a hard time focusing on one project too, I'm bouncing around a lot without finishing anything. Just give yourself some time, don't pressure yourself and your focus will come back

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Awesome base choice for the Lion. The Silence duo is off to a fantastic start. I look forward to seeing them develop.
   
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Inevitable_Faith wrote:That lion is beautiful. I'm such a fan of KD miniatures I'm excited to see Mr and Mrs Silence get completed. You have a great Reaper lineup there, 2018 is going to be an exciting year! I'm currently having a hard time focusing on one project too, I'm bouncing around a lot without finishing anything. Just give yourself some time, don't pressure yourself and your focus will come back


Thanks!
Yeah, you just have to look through this thread to see I'm not the greatest when it comes to sticking with things until the end! One of the things I want to do this year is get the half-painted pile reduced a bit.

youwashock wrote:Awesome base choice for the Lion. The Silence duo is off to a fantastic start. I look forward to seeing them develop.


Thanks!


Nothings fully finished yet, but I did manage to focus and make a bit of head way:-



Jakob is fully painted, but he's part of a set and I'm waiting until I've finished them all before I do their bases, he'll get proper piccys then.



I've made decent progress on Andowyn.



The Silences are getting there too, but Mrs. Silence is taking a bit longer.

   
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Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant




England

The Mr and Mrs. Silence models look crazy good. Every time I come on your blog I see loads of great models I've never seen before, I need to be more adventurous!

The lion model itself I'm not a massive fan of I have to say, but I think the paintjob is definitely well done. I know pelt and muscles can be hard to do without them looking weird, but I think you've done a great job of it.

If you can't believe in yourself, believe in me! Believe in the Dakka who believes in you!  
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






The purple, white, and gold on Lady Silence are really looking good.
   
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WarbossDakka wrote:The Mr and Mrs. Silence models look crazy good. Every time I come on your blog I see loads of great models I've never seen before, I need to be more adventurous!

The lion model itself I'm not a massive fan of I have to say, but I think the paintjob is definitely well done. I know pelt and muscles can be hard to do without them looking weird, but I think you've done a great job of it.


Thanks!
I'm not too fond of the Lion mini either, it's a pretty bland sculpt by normal standards let alone crazy Kingdom Death ones!

youwashock wrote:The purple, white, and gold on Lady Silence are really looking good.


Thanks!


So I finally finished Mr. Silence (from Kingdom Death):-




I just think he's such a cool mini.
Mrs. Silence is on the back-burner at the moment, I made a bit of a mess attaching her arms and I can't face the re-painting.

   
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That blue looks amazing, it's so rich. Great work.

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He (she? Hard to tell with the belt on) looks great!
   
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Inevitable_Faith wrote:That blue looks amazing, it's so rich. Great work.


Thanks. Although I think it's mostly down to that particular blue always having a pretty glossy finish.

youwashock wrote:He (she? Hard to tell with the belt on) looks great!


Thanks!
Ha, I thought their belts looked familiar!


More finished stuff!
I got Jakob and Andowyn (from Reaper) all based up, Jakob:-



And Andowyn:-



I'd forgotten how surprisingly detail heavy Reaper minis could be, and how fun they are to paint!


I'm having trouble deciding what colours to paint the others in the set, so while I think I've brought some more Kingdom Death stuff to the table:-



A quartet of Rawhide wearing Survivors.



And a rather busty Witches Disciple.

   
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Japan

Those Reaper models turned out quite nicely. I really like the half-sunken bases-- how did you make them?

Now showing Abyssals for Vanguard!




Painting total as of 8/17/2019: 99 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit.


 
   
Made in ca
Roaring Reaver Rider






Jakob and Adowyn look great, the colours are so lively on them.

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Andowyn really did turn out nice, and I am excited to see you working on more KD.
   
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JoshInJapan wrote:Those Reaper models turned out quite nicely. I really like the half-sunken bases-- how did you make them?


Thanks!
I cheated on the bases, they're resin ones I brought off Ebay for another project that never happened.

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Jakob and Adowyn look great, the colours are so lively on them.


Thanks!

youwashock wrote:Andowyn really did turn out nice, and I am excited to see you working on more KD.


Thanks!
I've got so much Kingdom Death stuff (and more on the horizon!) I want to try and get some finished up on a regular basis.

   
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Got the band of Rawhide Survivors finished:-



There's Guy with a Bone Sickle and Rawhide Whip:-



Girl with a Bone Dagger and Bone Darts:-



Guy with a Skull Helm and Bone Axe:-



And finally, Girl with a Skull Helm and a Bone Blade:-



I'm quite pleased with them, for speed-painted minis (by my standards anyways) they came out pretty nice.


On the Work in Progress front, the Witch is proving trickier to paint than I thought but she's getting there:-



I've also recently become obsessed with the Guildball mini range, so I now have some of them on the desk, I'm starting with Veteran Hearne of the Hunters Guild:-



But these are absolutely the last new things allowed in the painting queue, gotta start finishing stuff off!

   
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Ride 'em in, RAWHIDE. They look good. The Witch is coming along nicely. I like the red.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Ride 'em in, RAWHIDE. They look good. The Witch is coming along nicely. I like the red.


Thanks!
Wishing I hadn't gone for red with the Witch, it made a tricky model even trickier.


Two finished minis this time1
First, I've got a Witches Disciple from Kingdom Death:-




Not one of my best, I really struggled with her in places and it shows.
The remaining four Disciples have dropped quite far down the painting queue.

Second, from the mists of last year comes Witch-hunter Gretel (Twisted):-




Much happier with this one! Plus it's always good to get something out of the unfinished pile.


On the work in progress front, Veteran Hearne is coming along slowly:-



Just got a load of fur to paint.

   
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I don't know, I think you did a bang-up job on the disciple. I missed the monkey on Gretel before. That's awesome.
   
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Those witches look fantastic, really great work.

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youwashock wrote:I don't know, I think you did a bang-up job on the disciple. I missed the monkey on Gretel before. That's awesome.


Thanks!
The Disciple is growing on me now I'm no longer struggling to paint her.

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Those witches look fantastic, really great work.


Thanks!


Got another mini finished, this time it's Veteran Hearne (Guild Ball):-




Loads of fun to paint, I think I'm going to enjoy my new obsession with the Guild Ball range.

But before I start the next member of the Hunters Guild, I'm finishing off some older stuff.
I've got the Herald back on the desk:-

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Not much left to do to him.
I've also got a couple of Urkins on the go:-



Lots left on these, they're small but very detailed.

   
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More finished minis!

Got my first two Urkins painted up (from Twisted), first there's Porker:-




He's going to beat you with his meat!
Second, there's Library Owl:-



Super fun little minis to paint, got quite a few more to do too.

The Herald is still getting there slowly:-



I added some Greenstuff tentacles to help him connect to his base a bit better, but now that's out the way I'm making decent progress.

I've also started on my Farmers Guild set:-



I just really, really wanted to paint a pig in a bathtub, I'm calling him Stinky.

   
 
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