Friday, 17 February 2012

First Crew Painted!

So I finally hit my first major milestone with my Malifaux models.

I finished painting my first starter crew! Seamus and the red chapel gang are all ready to go :D
(by the way trying the camera without the Macro lens this time)

I suppose I had better show some individual photos of Hamelin and Sybelle, who I never got round to posting photos for.

Hamelin I enjoyed a lot for a number of reasons, first was he was my first Malifaux present and second I painted Nix the same markings has our own family dog :)

I'm very pleased with the result, especially for the cobbles on his base which I sculpted on myself with green stuff. Actually I think I did more highlight layers to Nix and the base than the rest of the model :p

So then on to Sybelle

As I mentioned in my last post this model was surprisingly very nice to paint, with the detail taking the paint very easily and being able to achieve some great shading and highlighting with minimal effort. I think my choice of colours also helped to bring out the model and contrasted well against the rotten green/flesh tone of the skin.

So then I turned my attention to the master of the red chapel gang - Seamus.
Another fantastic model to paint, with my only worry being that of trying not to make a bad job of him, seeing has I hope to be using him on the gaming table more often than not.
Went for a typical green leprechaun colour scheme, which I always wanted to do since I first saw the model and used red and black to compliment the green. Im certainly finding that watering down the acrylic paint achieves a much better finish than painting straight out the pot and gives you so much more control of the different paint layers.

So anyway the next step will be to paint up a bunch of Victorian style accessories for use on my Terraclips board and I've also now got Molly, 3 Crolligans and the Necrotic machine to add to the gang.
Hopefully Ill get all those finished when I go away on holiday :)

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Sorry no photos this time. But a brief update.

Sorry no photos this post. I did take a few, but felt they where not good enough. So need to sort out some better lighting and things before I try again.

Anyway its been a while again, but since my last post I've had two more games.
The first game was at Maelstrom games in Mansfield against Adrian Mill who used Karai. Was a really fun  game with us both having similar strategies (he had claim jump and I had reconnoitre). I learned Shikomi are deadly and Karai can move faster than I expected :) Adrian was a really great opponent and gave plenty of helpful advise. Looking forward to arranging another game in the future.
Second game was last week against a guy from my local club, Alex. Alex is more of a newbie than myself and was using his Colette crew and he had even managed to glue them together this time (last game a few months back, his models where straight out the box.....literally! This game we played on my terraclips board. Again a good game, with us both learning a lot.

So on the modeling/painting front.
I've now finished Hamelin and Sybelle and now looking forward to painting the main man himself (Seamus). I'm especially proud of Hamelins dog (Nix) which I spent extra time on, painting identical markings to my own dog :D.
Sybelle was surprisingly a pleasure to paint, with the detail on the model being especially good for picking out with the paint.
Anyway im hoping to get some good photos of them soon and will post them as soon as I can.
I've started to base some Crooligans, Necrotic Machine and Molly on identical bases from Micro Art Studios.

Time to get back to painting.