The last few weeks i've been bouncing back and forth between painting aqnd my new gaming company. I started a new company under "wicked wargames" (wickedwargames.weebly.com). The company is a splinter off ezpainter as opposed ot releasing more games "under" ezpainter. It never felt quite right and i think it confused people as well as myself at times.
On the painting table i have of course been painting a lot of miniatures for the new game but also some commissions. Dave has sent me a nice mixed order of Covenantors and a tribal shaman.
I really enjoyed painting the horses for these blokes. I took a bit of a Kevin dallimore approach to the horses straps and saddles and i think it really paid off. One day i'll paint everything that way and it'll defniitely be good for business. People seem to like the Dallimore method. Dallimore is the chunky paint method of the foundry miniatures line.
I also just landed a really fun Waffen SS ordfer. I asembled them all and i got a bit creative with someo of them, this is going to be a fun order and i can't wait to continue building a fun working relationship with this new client.
The only miniatures i'm paiting for myself right now is these western models, i plan to paint one a day as a warm up excersise and i love western models. It's been many years since i had any of these exciting foundry sculpts on the table (there is two dixon miniatures in there two) and i look forward to getting them on the table with a western gaming system that i plan to develop in the future.
I'm still working on the infinity bits but i'm taking my time to work on them slowly so that i make sure to give them the attention they need. Infinity is not a style you can rush, it's sharp, clean and it needs time and care.
Today i finished the War for chicken island starter from Kickstarter. This has been one of the wierdest and most exciting commissions i've had in a long time. With a recent slew of "realistic" commissions and even some that you might consider "hyper naturalistic" i've been slow to the table but with these random and cartoony models i've managed to really flex my painting muscles and get some really fun painting done.
My fave from above is the guy with the muscles, he really shines as a character and i added a little tattoo on his arm that says "mom" and an anchor.
Despite howbasic the above paint jobs could have been i decided to use a mix of browns and silvers and painting techniques so as to give thme some individuality. Some of these got flat coats and inks with lighter lifts while others got layered drybrushes and wet brush techniques to simulate gashes and scuffs on the stone, wood and metal. I particularly enjoyed painting the dragon chicken who i painted using a mix of red and silver paint that created a really curious tone across the model, almost colored metal.
This slide is almost all favorites to, i particularly like the "god of war" kratos and the "not skeletor". I felt like i nailed the purple on that one.
In this one it's gotta be the terminator chicken...i mean come on...a terminator chicken.
The big boss models (i presume) came out a lot better than expected. Generally painting 3D printed stuff can be hit and miss, print lines can be very distracting but i personally enjoyed layering on slightly thicker layers of paint on these, adding depth and also covering some of those lines as i went along.
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