Johanna

It’s taken me an age and several attempts to paint this miniature. My main challenge was the face; I had tried the techniques I’d used to great success with Ramos, Howard and Joss. When I tried to make this more feminine I ended up with what would be generously described as exaggerated drag. As a…

Cake!

I know things have been a little quiet here, but I’ve been working on something important. We have two young daughters, and we’re grooming them to be future gamers. Of course it’s mainly fairly simple board games, but I’ve also been working on other aspects of their nerd-velopment. This is our six year old’s birthday…

Arcane Effigy

Another product of the Cancon surge, this guy was pretty simple. He’s based for the Ramos crew, but gets a workout with Colette as well. Face: Base coat: Blue Grey Pale (VMC 70.905) Shadow: Blue Shade (VGC 73.205) Highlight: Pale Blue (VMC 70.906) Eyes: Sky Blue (VMC 70.961) Tunic: Base coat: 75% Blue Shade (VGC…

Performers

With the main act complete, I’ve moved on to the supporting act. This time it’s two showgirls. Overall I used very similar techniques to Cassandra and Colette, but I wanted to vary the skin tones a little. There is a third showgirl model, but she’s a limited edition and while I’ll probably pick her up…

Cassandra

Cassandra is Colette’s henchmen (second tier character in Malifaux). Previously a rival, Cassandra now works with Colette. I painted her at pretty much the same time with the same colours. However, I went for a slightly different balance with warmer colours and harsher gradients. This sets her apart from Colette, but retains some commonality. Again,…

Colette

Work on my new Malifaux crew has been awfully slow. Part of it has been my unfamiliarity with the colours. I’m not particularly comfortable painting skin, particularly on females. As a result I’ve spent a heap of time downloading tutorials, watching videos, pondering and general procrastination. The Russian vehicle commission (which still has a handful…

1/100 Zvezda M109A2 Review

Zvezda produce a number of 1/100 model kits for Modern and Cold War vehicles. I’ve heard mixed things about their kits, and I think that’s because their kits are a mixed bag: some good, others not so good. With that in mind I picked up a handful of their M109A2 kits to use in my…