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Made in lt
Druid Warder





Poor health can and will put a lid on many things... and hobby is not excluded.

But, excluding a few details still requiring attention, like that loincloth, their bodies are indeed ready. Their hand and weapons, however, will have to wait. I am not sure about any further timeline, but definitely not prepared to do any casting before coming spring.



Back to bed now...

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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Druid Warder





This image is intentionally left blurred. Hopefully I will replace or remove it soon, but it is a sign of at least some progress.



I've dug out two last figures from On the Lamb Games. Sad to learn they are no longer in business, they had some fresh ideas going on...

Resin, of very average quality. Needs work and putty, but result should be "not bad" on my scale of things. Just today I was looking at Flames of War vehicles - now THAT were the poor bits of resin!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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Druid Warder





I should really sit down and finish something, but instead... Instead I make this -



That should become a griffin, similar to Privateer Press Circle Orboros ones, or just a roaring up beast... owl, and not lion based.

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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Druid Warder





As warm period draws to a close, it is time to draw some line.

First, I've finished sculpting that raiding viking lynx to use in "expanded Badgers and Burrows", codenamed "Prides and Plains". Obviously, my poor raider is in the middle, surrounded by white metal pieces from Oathsworn Miniatures I've used for scale reference. After all, lynx should be larger than wildcats but still go on 50mm base (or 40 mm if really wished). Had he been standing upright it would be exactly 54 mm to the eyes, which I consider a good match.




I will try to cast him in some sort of resin coming spring, when pouring smelly compounds would be possible outside...

That jackass (or zebra, I am reconsidering him to be passable for a zebra) will have to wait too. Regarding much further plans I've had some scribbles lying around.





Going easy route, some even bigger cats are natural. How many mice it would take to topple a lion? Hmm... that would make a messy scenario. OK, so that's a lioness hunter and some lion whelps. Next, for an equal opportunity, some zebras, female with a sort of totem pole, doubling as a really big club, and a colt yearling slinger. Not sure about posing here, slinger can be kneeling. Finally, some more "civilized" plains dwellers. Cheetah gal could be styled after Persian or Hvarasmian middle (IX to XI) ages while white wolf can be Scythean or Pagan Rus.

And now - painting!!!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
Made in lt
Druid Warder





My next to last tribute to the On the Lamb Games. Brushfire was good, but this lioness embodies everything that was underwhelming about it. Obscure line with very little representation, good idea with mediocre execution, lowish quality resin with higher range prices. And the fact that it was dropped as a line.

Muzzle was miscast as well as left hand. Putty and hot water treatment and my feeble skill... At least I am done with her and even almost like the result. At arms length she looks about right and rather bright, for a change.



At least I've found an eye-pleasing mountain lion colour scheme. Now to apply it to other beasties!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Neat stuff. Love the jack.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Great sculpting - I like the mix of subjects too.

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Made in lt
Druid Warder





Another little bit for a stampede unit for KoW herd. I've added some of my earliest painted miniatures to it, slightly updating them in process. These GW lions were Nr. 2 and 3, I believe...



Alternative view...



And all of them together (so far) -



Some more Mantic panthers to add to the staircase, and, maybe, something from Reaper? What is a bit unnerving is the sense that my painting is getting worse. I wonder if this is due to a long time away from the brush "or else"...

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
Made in lt
Druid Warder





A bit of wrap-up of the year 2017, last two Naashti automatons (or golems) from the previous Alkemy kickstarter. My gripes are not worth repeating - smell, fiddly bits, brittleness, but these are excellent nagas to use in RPGs. Ant they are fun to quickpaint too




I've tried Vallejo's runny (airbrush-ready) acrylics for metals and really like the result. Definitely will get more of them for a decent variety of effects. Now, one more naga... err, Naashti, and that Kickstarter is done for... Oh, no, it is not! There are still unpainted tigers in pajamas! Run for the hills!!!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
Made in lt
Druid Warder





Again, something completely unexpected - skaven warlord from IoB set!



He turned up during one of these rare cleaning sprees, when I try to throw away as much modeling junk as I can. Why not finish him instead┼▓ after all, there aren't many skaven I've built and painted over the years, perhaps no more than 5... Very simple paintwork, just enough for tabletop, IF I find a place for a rat as tall as a man!



Maybe I should stop looking around and finish something sitting in front of me?

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
Made in lt
Druid Warder





Finally, something is really finished, and this time - the last of On the Lamb Games, Brushfire.

It is festive season and she brings some presents! A-and - my camera is once again behaving funny! See?




In the end flash did fire properly, so that's the (possibly) best shot of her nasty rear!



I know her ears are much closer to the spotty 'yena, but I wanted to make a striped one for far too long. Took some effort to reposition all her limbs in the way I wanted. Fun miniature, but at the same time sad. On the Lamb, You will be missed!

Hey... I still have a full week of this year ahead. maybe I can finish something more?

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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[DCM]
Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

The hyena looks excellent! Bummer about the camera issues though =/

And Merry Christmas, as I think it already is there

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2017/12/24 23:29:52


 
   
Made in lt
Druid Warder





 RiTides wrote:
The hyena looks excellent! Bummer about the camera issues though =/

And Merry Christmas, as I think it already is there



Thanks, RiTides. I've really enjoyed modding and painting that hyena and am glad You liked the result. Regarding the camera issues... well, this good old D40 has served me well for ten years, I think it should be allowed to show some perkiness now and then.

The final item for a good year - the very last naashti for my Alkemy warband!



Have a great New Year, folks of Dakkadakka nation!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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Druid Warder





A new year is like a new sentence, I know... so lets start it with escapees from the dreaded prison of the Tooth!




This kajiit in dirty pants has kept a close ties with the grate of his prison cell, so when he got a chance to go AWOL he took that old iron with him. It will protect his hide in return somehow, he hopes...

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Looking good Wirecat. I especially like the patterns on the hyena's fur, the naashti's scales, and the leopard man's fur. Did you free hand the patterns?

   
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Druid Warder





 Syro_ wrote:
Looking good Wirecat. I especially like the patterns on the hyena's fur, the naashti's scales, and the leopard man's fur. Did you free hand the patterns?


Thanks, Syro! Yes, they are freehanded, although even to my eyes they are more random blotches than a true freehand. Some say its dirty, some say it's impressionism.

Anyway, once again I am taking time away from wonders of life in a bed of sickness. Almost two weeks, and the first thing I do when taking up a brush and a miniature? I drop them! And miniature, being a brittle French resin, promptly shatters to the corners of the room... back to pinning.



Another of the desert catfolk and another idea long in waiting. To make her a black panther, a blind sword dancer came instantly once I held that mini in my cursed hands over a year ago. I even knew all the paints I will be using, it just too so long to sit and do it. AV royal purple for overall coat, clear blue for a wash, then another pass with purple for highlight, smoke for trimming and again purple to clean up. PP menoth white for overal clothing, bone white to highlight then menoth white highlight to blend things in. Her headdress is AV dark orange, then Japanese uniform yellow then dark sand. Blades are AV airbrushing silver and bronze, dirtied up by a mix of reds and browns, as are stones on the base. I would add matt warnish... but now I am afraid to even breath in her direction.



Time to move on and try to pick up the speed...

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Cool looking mini, and I like your idea behind it. That hurts about your mini exploding, I feel you. There's something about minis that they are really hard to hold onto. I don't normally drop anything, but when I'm working with bits and minis I'm constantly crawling around on the floor with a flashlight
Sorry to hear you've been sick, hope you're 100% soon.

   
Made in lt
Druid Warder





It'll never be 100%, but I am better, thanks!

But while health is improving, my painting speed is... not so much better. Managed to finish two Khaliman cats this week in moderately simple scheme. I think they still need some even brighter spot to stand out at the table top, or at least a more contrasting spot.



Hadn't dropped either one, but came really close to doing just that!



Liking these two well enough, but no time to pause and reflect - convicts are calling!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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Druid Warder





Speed is back to one mini per week. Unfortunate it is... but here's another convict, or escapee, for Alkemy or whatever game is currently in the need of barbaric catfolk.

This one has really gotten on my nerves. Nice sculpt, dynapic and emotional. Heinous mould slips over his satchel, both legs, armpits... all with no way of fixing them without removing a lot of detail. I will try to forget about them.


Maybe I am getting somewhere trying to find a high contrast schemes, maybe not. My previous blue-purple recipe got extension - after painting blue and highlighting purple I've added a wash of smoke before returning to another purple highlight. All colours are AVs.



Last of convicts/escapees next week, hopefully...

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
Made in lt
Druid Warder





Yes! No more escapees to be found anywhere!



I don't know what stopped me from drilling out his chain links, but that was a blessing - no chance I would have done that without ruining everything. Now he is just a cartoony snow leopard in torn pants that I really like to put on a shelf, in the case or, eventually, on the table top. Flash brings out worst, at the table, under less than optimal lightning and with me in a good mood he looks so much better! Hmm, perhaps I should do something about too glossy paint. But that can be fixed in a day or two.



Now - to finish off some more decent cat-people, or, at least, those who have managed to stay on the better side of the prison walls.

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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Druid Warder





Cat-folk nobility is proving to be more difficult. But now that I have a new brush and more ideas they should be finished sooner rather than later. First - the diplomat from the Alkemy KS. Nice cast, on par with the best of them. Fiddly bits - I've immediately replaced the pipe mouthpiece with brass rod even though it was cast flawlessly. If only all the rest was like that...



Lions are next!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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Druid Warder





The end is insight and I even managed to finishe these two in one week! Alchemist and a combat hero. Again, all the same problems as the rest of the current resin Alkemy. I even didn't bother with her staff, removing air gates would break it into pieces too small to reassemble. Actually, this staff, having bubbles and her somewhat blobby right foot were the only problems original cast had. Her right hand connection is of entirely my making - I haven't noticed a drop of glue until it was too late. Sigh. Lion came together just fine.



Still playing with hide colours that aren't hideous with my skill level. This time it is AV orange brown and P3 heartfire. A bit difficult to mix - very different pigment grade, but OK to my eyes. Mixing P3 menoth white, menoth white highlight and AV dead white (game color line) works ok over blue-gray undercoat.



Two more to go...

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Impressive work with that right hand. I like the color choices too

   
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Druid Warder





Thanks, Syro!

Well, I was hoping that this would be the last Alkemy installment, but.. accidents happen. I was painting two cats and one has decided to disassemble on the floor impact. As usual, I know... But with all the pretty snow outside it will have to wait a few weeks to be reassembled. Sigh...



His backside was somehow "too flat" for a camera to focus. Oh, well, I'll shoot him in the back next time when doing photo session of an entire crew. And now - to decide on the proper base edge colour!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

The newest alkemy cat is looking good, that's a real pain about the other one exploding on the floor, I hate when that happens.

   
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Druid Warder





I am quickly running out of things to paint and the weather (and health) still show no sign of letting me out! So... this is THE most boring thing I've painted in two years time, I think... Asura by the Imbrian Arts of Jody Siegel, if I remember it right. What I don't remember is why I've got this tiny weird thing... but it was based and undercoated for quite some time and having no other options I've painted her.



Briefly pondered painting her green and gold like golden saints or Morrowind ordinators from TES universe, but decided against it. She is alien as she is. Bo-oring. No idea what will be next, I probably should be unpacking and building something new...

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

I think a lot of people will be jealous of hearing you're running out of things to paint, until they get to the part of why you are. I hope things improve for you. If you have the supplies, I'd love to see you sculpt some amazing new minis, that will give you something cool to paint

   
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Druid Warder





 Syro_ wrote:
I think a lot of people will be jealous of hearing you're running out of things to paint, until they get to the part of why you are. I hope things improve for you. If you have the supplies, I'd love to see you sculpt some amazing new minis, that will give you something cool to paint

The problem, unfortunately, is not running out of things in general, I already have enough unpainted plastic and metal to last two years. The problem is to last that long to see it all finished and on the table... And don't event talk about sculpting! It makes me more stuff to finish! But thanks for the encouragement.



There are more things in the pipeline but not yet enough to show. And for as long as I can finish something, I prefer doing just that... What was that? Oh, look, a hedgehog I've completely forgot on the window having undercoated sometime last autumn. Great!



I should make some comparison photo for the next week, to get some laugh out of my "skills"...

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Congratulations! When I first came onto dakka a minute ago, your blog was on the homepage

   
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Druid Warder





Getting to the project logs homepage is simple, earning the place on the gallery homepage- that is difficult! So, a week with nothing finished, no hedgehogs to save me this time! Argh!!! Well, the good news are (in random order):

- I've been finally able to undercoat a few miniatures from Hasslefree and Oathsworn, so there should be some progress in Badgers and Burrows and Infinity departments.

- Some minor progress with owlynx griffin, but that will go to the Hordes side of things.

- I've started on transpanther/displacer beast to finish off my stampede unit. Displacer beast from Reaper is beautiful thing, but not next to Mantic panthers. I need something stubby and ugly here!



Wonder if I'll be able to finish "Rackham antipodes" next week...

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

That's great detail on the face of the one you're sculpting

   
 
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