Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Robobrains

Here's a pair of fearsome Robobrains. These guys are quite creepy in the Fallout computer games, and almost equally creepy in three dimensions.
 

Monday, September 20, 2021

Purple Ship

I painted a boat some time ago, adding plenty of weathering effect to make it look long-abandoned. 



Sunday, September 19, 2021

Three Spanish Minis

I don't have much to say about these guys except that I'm generally happy with how they turned out. I like the colours I chose, I like that there's not a huge amount of spillage. It helps that the original sculpts are so nice. These guys will play a variety of roles on that happy day when I can hang out with the guys for in-person roleplaying games again. 
 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Jimmy Blood Blades

I showed Sean this guy and Sean immediately dubbed him "Jimmy Blood Blades." I like it and I'm keeping it. I certainly wouldn't mess with this guy. 
 

Friday, September 17, 2021

Random Bond Thought

Roger Moore: 7
Sean Connery: 6
Daniel Craig: 5
Pierce Brosnan: 4
Timothy Dalton: 2
George Lazenby: 1

I find myself irrationally annoyed that there is not yet an actor who has played James Bond in precisely three EON Productions James Bond movies. I hereby predict that the next actor to so so will appear in three films to create the desired numerical sequence. It's also possible that the next Bond actor will appear in eight EON productions, then the one after that actor will appear in three. 

Also, here is a 28mm-scale Aston Martin I painted a couple of nights ago. 

 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The Plague Doctor

It seems almost too on-the-nose to paint a miniature with a plague theme during this long COVID-19 era, but here we are, complete with some vomit and bile puddled at the gentleman's feet. 
 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

A Dashing Rake

Or maybe he's an ill-mannered thug. Who knows? 
 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Purple Dragon

A few days ago I painted my first dragon. I haven't yet seen a purple dragon in popular culture, so that's the colour I chose for this gal. I added gold highlights to certain scales to give her some extra definition and majesty. Overall, I'm pretty happy with how she turned out. 



Monday, September 13, 2021

A Blue Building

Here is the second 28-32mm scale NYC apartment building I've painted. This time, I painted a lot of pieces while they were still on their sprues, which really helped me control my tendency to paint "outside the lines;" I haven't figured out what else to call it when you paint a wall when you wanted to paint a window, for example. 

I chose blue as the prominent colour this time, but I also chose to add some weathering effects to make this version of the kit grimier, like it's located in a rougher neighbourhood than my first apartment. 

I glued some miniature posters from another kit to the wall. And rather than use the packaged Stark Industries poster meant for the billboard, I marred it with grime and scrawled "RESIST" on it. 

Here's a glimpse of the heavily rusted water tower. 

I used leftover parts from the first kit to create a rear entrance for Josie's bar. 

Some very rickety fire escape ladders and rusty utility access. You can also see the back of the very dilapidated billboard. 

A closer look at the rear corner. 

A closer look at the utility meters and fire escape. 

Here's a closeup of the first floor. Windows are a challenge; I've taken to painting them black, then dry brushing silver or gold highlights to suggest light coming from within. I suppose a truly talented painter would paint an interior scene with depth and lighting and all the rest, but I am not that painter. 

Here's a look at the rusted-out roof. Speaking of the roof itself, I used astrogranite texture paint to give it the feel of asphalt, then added a coat of  black for the look. It doesn't show up well in this photo, but the roof is pleasantly rough to the touch. 

Finally, a closer look at the back door. 


Sunday, September 12, 2021

A Dangerous Stash

Here's another objective marker for Fallout: Wasteland Warfare. This time, it's a stash of ammunition, with a pistol and a pair of grenades on top of the footlocker.

There's also a mini-nuke next to the container, and you can just barely see the stock of a laser rifle propped up on the right side. 

 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Blood-Spattered Zetan

This is a Zetan, an alien from one of the expansions to Fallout 3. As you can see, my drybrushing was a bit sloppy here, but in this case I didn't try to fix it because it looks a bit like the alien just blew someone apart with his blaster and he's been spattered with some of his victim's blood. Works for me. 
 

Friday, September 10, 2021

A Flawed Dejah Thoris

It took me forever to paint this mini, and even with all that work I'm unhappy with the final result. As you can see, I messed up the skirt, couldn't figure out where skin began and clothing ended, and I'm not happy with the skin tone. Sure, she's supposed to have red skin per the novels, but this red? I was hoping for something more like the Michael Whelan art of the 1970s editions of the books--more red-tinged than literally red. Oy, me.