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DAGabriel
30-10-2011, 09:03
What is it all about?

The aim of The Tale of Skirmish Game Painters is to help motivate those involved to start and complete their Crews/Bands in the next 6 months.

The painters involved have made a commitment to paint and post, by the last day of each month, their finished minis. They do this each month for the next 6 months. Starting with their first post on the last day of August 2011 and finishing with their last post on the last day of January 2012. So we have this month, whilst everyone signs up, to collect, build, convert, undercoat and otherwise get yourself ready to go with the first work in progress starting in September.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b378/mfostkd/IMG_0174.jpg

However, because people have real lives with exams, holidays, honeymoons, new babies etc, etc. They get one 'Joker'. For one month within the half year you can ‘play a joker’ and rather than post an update they can post "sorry guys couldn't get it done this month. Real life got in the way." But the other 5 Months they have to come up with of painted and based figures. Even for the slow painters that should be at least 1 crew.

If the thread should become too big I will split it, but unlike the other Tales I would like to try and keep it in one thread.

A WORD ON PHOTOS
640x480 seems to work best OR use thumbnails
Bigger than this results in the scroll bar of doom for many.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q : Am I too Late? Can I still Join in?
A : No you are not too late. Yes you can still join in. Just post on this thread saying which army and how many points you intend to paint.

Q : How much do I have to paint?
A : There is a minimum of one mini per month with the additional WIP pics. Most will aim at more. But one breathtaking mini will take a long time.

Q : Can I include a short narrative with each months post.
A : Yes. We love background stuff. Write as much as you like it will be read and enjoyed by many.

Q : Can I drop out?
A : No you can't, why should you?

DAGabriel
30-10-2011, 09:04
Here the list of participants and their achievements:

http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae121/triekehr/diverses/ToTBOct/ToSGPNovTab.jpg

Please PM me, if there are any mistakes!!!

EmperorNorton
30-10-2011, 09:09
My minis for the month:
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC03438.jpg

And a few individual shots (more of which can be found in my plog):
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC03440.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC03442.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC03445.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC03449.jpg

The plan for this month: More Freebooter's Fate. I have five more minis for my Brotherhood crew, which I hope to finish.

NightseeR
30-10-2011, 10:42
Only managed to finish one model this month, Alice Tinkerly from MicroArt Studio, she counts-as Renegade Steamfitter Johan (but she's called Rosie now!)

http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/8600/rosie02.jpg
http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/2374/rosie03.jpg
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/861/rosie04.jpg
http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/5346/rosie05.jpg

I'll do a lot of things next month, I promise! (well, I have to...)
See ya later!

GomezAddams
30-10-2011, 18:10
Two from me this month :)

http://i54.tinypic.com/2r2m3hs.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/j96ijc.jpg

I'm not entirely happy with the executioner I've practically finished this month so I'll be carrying on with him this month. Might also have a few surprises coming up :D

DAGabriel
30-10-2011, 19:31
Here my Trio of Gremlins for this month:

http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae121/triekehr/diverses/ToTBOct/ToSGPRes1.jpg

http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae121/triekehr/diverses/ToTBOct/ToSGPResOct3.jpg

http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae121/triekehr/diverses/ToTBOct/ToSGPResOct4.jpg

Whitwort Stormbringer
30-10-2011, 20:39
For this month I painted up Kryst Sandstalkers, who are elite desert warriors in the quar setting. Throughout the course of the crusade they have shifted from resisting, to being subdued by, and now to rebelling against the Crusader armies.

Wellsirs, here they are;

First up are a support Rhyfler (KKHRL-20mm "Kriggle") and the Sandstalkers' Yawdryl:
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/Myntokk/Quar/KrystYawdrylandSupportRhyfler.jpg?t=1319605734

Then two Rhyflers at-the-ready:
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/Myntokk/Quar/KrystRhyflersat-the-ready.jpg?t=1319605733

And two Rhyflers running (or waddling...):
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/Myntokk/Quar/KrystRhyflersrunning.jpg?t=1319605733

And a group shot to top if off:
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/Myntokk/Quar/KrystSandstalkerSquad.jpg?t=1319605734

Not quite as outlandish as last month's quar militia were, but in the end I think these are actually some of my favorite figures in the range. Hope you like 'em!

robscott5598
01-11-2011, 16:12
Well, not a huge amount of Boyz this month but two new ones to add to my Gorker gang.......

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/robscott5598/GorkaMorka%20pics/OrkBoy1b-1.jpg

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/robscott5598/GorkaMorka%20pics/OakBoy2.jpg

and one happy toothy attack squig
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/robscott5598/GorkaMorka%20pics/Squig1.jpg

The little mob so far
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/robscott5598/GorkaMorka%20pics/OakBoyzgroupshotWIP.jpg

easternheretic
03-11-2011, 01:57
For this month, I've painted up my NE teddy and 3 sorrows from the Pandora box set. I have the 2nd Lilitu almost complete, but I'll save her for next month as I believe it's about completed models?

I'm saving the scared kid from the NE teddy, and will be using him as a dreamer once I sculpt some PJs on him, and put him on a flying stand.

http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq299/eastern_heretic/malifaux_pandy3.jpg
http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq299/eastern_heretic/malifaux_pandy4.jpg
http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq299/eastern_heretic/malifaux_pandy5.jpg

Cheers!

perplexiti
06-11-2011, 17:57
Tale of the Skirmish Painters


Month 1:

The first month I almost finished the Lady J crew, but because of the Rugby world cup I lost all motivation to paint, (48 games of rugby will do that to me) but now I'm back on a roll!

Lady Justice and her Boys:

http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy145/perplexiti/Tales%20of%20the%20Painters/ToTP%202011%20to%202012/justice.jpg

Last month I painted these fellas

Scales of Justice and Peacekeeper:

http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy145/perplexiti/Tales%20of%20the%20Painters/ToTP%202011%20to%202012/scalespeacekeeperf.jpg
http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy145/perplexiti/Tales%20of%20the%20Painters/ToTP%202011%20to%202012/scalespeacekeeperb.jpg


This month I'm working on Sonnia and her Witch Hunters, And I'll try to post some individual shots too.

Rotokultaxe
06-11-2011, 19:06
My only model for october (well, I painted another one, but is was for the Rotten harvest painting comp, and I'm not allowed to show it right now...). So, her it goes, my first Rotten Belle:

http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff370/Rotokultaxe/Bonshommes122.jpg

More angles in my plog (follow my sig)!

Mr Feral
07-11-2011, 12:30
Fancy that, I managed to finish my entry (finally!):


Black Kunoichi

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--hY3s0XSwxQ/TrfJXy3xk-I/AAAAAAAAAaM/zc1TKzjd0s0/s1600/Black+Kunoichi+002.jpg

Chow for now!

sea.man
07-11-2011, 20:15
second ogre from Khaurik"s guard is finished:
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/6252/kh2cm.jpg
and progress so far
http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/1794/kh1a.jpg

warflag
07-11-2011, 20:56
This post would be showing a Machine Wraith had I the ability to load up pics. Some technical issue makes it impossible right now. However, after two jokers in the first two months I should show from where I come and where I hope this leads.


http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc286/gewaltherrscher/bileysall.jpg


http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc286/gewaltherrscher/scraps1.jpg
Scrapper on the left is now almost done.


http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc286/gewaltherrscher/cryxgroup.jpg

The colors in this pic are way too light, but I guess you get the idea.

As soon as I can get this to work here I will load up a pic of the Machine Wraith.

Little Joe
07-11-2011, 23:10
These took a while and I just finished painting them. They still need a second layer of dull coat and some static grass, but I need pictures now for the entry of this month.

These are currently the only fast units available to the Britanan in Relics clash; they are a hit and run type of unit called dragoons. With the new skirmish rules now in development (anyone can join making them) they will be an important part of the troops to use. They can’t take much of a beating but most Britanan are rather fragile.

But they come very cheap and even though I want to paint another 13 models for this tale as a warhammer fantasy player even 40k looks like a skirmish game to me.

I am very pleased with the result and will post some pictures again after the static grass has been applied. For now these have to do. Next up are the marksmen, the Britanan snipers, forgoing movement for cover and a better shot.

The battery of the camera just went empty and I only got a few crappy shots, so I will post some better ones of the properly based ones tomorrow. So just a shamefull picture of proof for today.

tancrede
08-11-2011, 17:40
Nice work here, guys !
I especially like the psychopathic panda of Easternheretic and the overall look of Warflag's Cryx minis.

For me, here's a little update as I'm back from my japanese holidays : 3 westerner gunners for Helldorado :

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6976/dsc08386m.jpg


Expect more minis for the end of the month, as I still have some HD minis to finish before to paint more Eden minis...

DAGabriel
08-11-2011, 18:11
Comment time!
12 points to everyone! Douze point a...

@ emperornorton: commented in your thread!

@ NightseeR: Lovely lass, good idea as a renegade steamfitter. Good painting of the hair.

@ GomezAddams: I love Perdita, she is such a cool chick. Hope the other one isn`t her father trying to keep the boys away? Greetings to the wife, how is it with her and the forums?

@ me: take the pics from a little bit further away, they are looking ugly from so near.

@ robscott: cute squig, your chequered theme is cool.

@ easternheretic: you tempt me to advance the painting of my Teddy, nicely done. Think I will try the panda scheme, too. Concerning the sorrows, hmm … you almost make me like the models.

@ perplexity: first pic is nice even if the minis seem a little bit glossy. Poor quality of the other pics makes me refrain from commenting them.

@ rotocultaxe: I don`t want to date her! The dress is well done.

@ Mr.Feral: Interesting model, but what is that with the sword? Rust on the blade? Blood? If rust I would brighten the edge of the swords, if blood I would…äh… retry?

@ sea.man: love those ogres and cool painting. The Drum and the feathers are top.

@ warflag: love your style, interesting models.

@ Little Joe: will wait for the better pics.

@ tancrede: looking cool! Nice basing and really realistic painting.

Mr Feral
08-11-2011, 19:16
@DAGabriel - its dried blood, so why would I need to retry? :o

perplexiti
08-11-2011, 19:21
Alright, comments time.


@Emperor Norton: Great stuff man, I follow your plog as well so I get to see your stuff lots!

@NightseeR: Nice mini, and well painted too.

@Gomez Addams: Great work man, I've got Perdita to do this tale as well, I'm looking forward to painting her and the family up.

@DAGabriel: Nice man, those gremlins crack me up.

@Whitwort Stormbringer: Great stuff, those minis are well painted mate. Crazy little fellas, who makes them?

@robscott5598: Nice Gorkers, I like the way you've done your checks.

@easternheretic: That's a big teddy all right, looks great. The purple scheme you've done the sorrows in is nice too.

@Rotokultaxe: Great Belle, I've got some of those to do soon too.

@Mr Feral: Wow, that mini is pretty out there. What's it for?

@sea.man: Cool ogre, that's a helluva pistol he's got.

@Little Joe: Awesome little puppet centaurs, they look great man.

@Tancrede: Wow, those look awesome! Those Helldorado minis are really nice, what's the game like?

DAGabriel
08-11-2011, 19:23
@ Mr Feral: I don`t know, dried blood is kind of odd, in my imagination swordfighters tend to hold their blades in high regard and either they have fresh blood on it or they clean it, preferably on the clothes of their victims. Would never have thought they could have dried blood on their blades. Perhaps a fault of my imagination.

tancrede
08-11-2011, 20:27
@Perplexiti :
I don't know of HD game, as I haven't play this game for years. But as far as I remember, it's an excellent skirmish game, essentially based on campaign and objective games...
Those minis are painted for a friend, for the RPG version of HellDorado...

Whitwort Stormbringer
08-11-2011, 21:29
Hey folks, busy busy so I'll have to post comments later, but everything for this month looks good so far to me!


@Whitwort Stormbringer: Great stuff, those minis are well painted mate. Crazy little fellas, who makes them?

Thanks! They're made by Zombiesmith Games (http://www.zombiesmith.com/pages/quar). Really fun minis to paint and a great background setting.

More info in my original post for this tale:
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5680811&postcount=13

Mr Feral
08-11-2011, 22:23
@ Mr Feral: I don`t know, dried blood is kind of odd, in my imagination swordfighters tend to hold their blades in high regard and either they have fresh blood on it or they clean it, preferably on the clothes of their victims. Would never have thought they could have dried blood on their blades. Perhaps a fault of my imagination.

No, a fair point! I would usually tend to agree but for this model I deliberatly wanted a dirty and non-maintained vibe (this model is part of a post-apoc game), so I went for the dried blood instead of the clean look. I went with rusty joints, so I though a pristine pair of blades would look out of place.

Just thought I'd get that out there. :)

Little Joe
08-11-2011, 23:07
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3879/dragoons1.jpg

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/7099/dragoons2.jpg

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/2747/dragoons3.jpg

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/6070/dragoons4.jpg

OK these are a bit better but my camera fu is still not good. Hope you like them, but all comments are welcome, the aim is to learn!

I will do my comments and replies tomorrow.:angel:

basher
09-11-2011, 07:45
i have got something for this month but at the momment its dark when i go to work and dark when i go home so will get some pics at the weekend

GomezAddams
09-11-2011, 13:28
Commenting time!

EC - Again I have to say the same as last month. There's just not enough variety for the models, so they all seem kind of muted. They seem to blend into each other.

NIGHTSEER - Nice proxy for Johan, might have to pinch that idea as the original Johan is a bit pants. Looking forward to your take on Kaeris :D

DAGabriel - Nice use of the etced brass. Am I right in thinking you used a bit to make the bow string? The only thing I'd say is consider repainting the base lips a darker color. Otherwise lovely work - I didn't catch it, but you may have mentioned it, how are you doing your water effects?

WHITWORT - I'm not so keen on these as I was on last months, but thats purely because I'm not so keen on those figures and has nothing to do with the rather superb paint job. I'm currently pondering whether to do them for the next round (season? cycle?) of TOSP.

ROBSCOTT - Lovely orks :) I always struggle with painting Orks for some reason. I wouldn't worry about getting lots painted. At that kind of standard its the quality, not the quantity.

EASTERNHERETIC - I like the idea of the dreamer :D I like the Panda, the lifeless eye looks excellent. Do you have any Tamiya clear red? It'd liven up the blood stains.
I absolutely love the woes. The bases are absolutely superb. I'm not sure where to begin trying something that complex.

PERPLEXITI - Great work all around, although I really like the scales. Looking forward to seeing what you do with Sonnia.

ROTOKILTAXE - Gah I forgot about the rotten harvest! Oh well, maybe next year. Lovely work, especially on the bodice. The flesh tone is particularly well done.

MR FERAL - Glad to see you posting something again, and you don't disappoint. I still can't get my head around how your achieving that look - are you maybe painting with a look towards the lighting on him? The NMM is beautiful. Jammy sod :D

SEA.MAN - Superb work as ever, I don't think you mentioned it, but are you planning to use these in a gaming system etc?

WARFLAG - Lovely group shot, especially the girl at the front.

LITTLE JOE - I'm still loving that stitch pattern, definately going to be trying that on the marksmen thats on my desk. I like the subtle verdigris on the helmets too, nice touch.

TANCREDE - Again, superb work especially on the metal (come on, cough up, how are you painting metal like that?) but I'll be glad to see some Eden figures again.

And the replies..

DAGABRIEL - No no he's going to be Ramos. I have some steampunk arachnids on the desk to go with him. Morticias still umming and arring (not being a pirate, just being indecisive). I'll keep you posted but thanks for asking :)

PERPLEXITI - Thanks bud, looking forward to seeing your take on her! I found her quite difficult to start off with (I've stripped her three times...) but.. once you get half way she practically paints herself.

And thats everything. As always I like to show what I'm working on for this months tale and as I said, it would be something of a surprise so.. Here he is on his painting rig, with my dreamer for scale :D

http://i39.tinypic.com/2hn87lg.jpg

Three corks taped together, with pins running through the lot, and then inch long pins running into the base. I can hold him upside down and he doesn't move! Need to get him finished fairly soon as I'm off on a jolly fairly shortly.

tancrede
09-11-2011, 13:34
@GomezAddams :
For the metal, I use a fast and simple, but effective, method :
- black undercoat
- metal parts in boltgun metal
- heavy wash of badab black
- once dried, make a first highlight in boltgun metal, a second one if you want to spend some time on the mini with a 50/50 mix of boltgun and mithril silver
- final highlight is pure mithril on the edges and the most exposed parts of the mini.

It's not very clean when you look close, but for tabletop it works well...

Little Joe
09-11-2011, 20:23
Comment time!

@ Emperor Norton: Great skin tones and very nice distinguishable and characterful models. Nice and dark, I like them a lot.

@NightseeR: A very good paint job on a nice model. Personally I am not a fan of all this “show the contents of the T-shirt we didn’t sculpt” kind of models but a girl with is OK with me. I especially like the base, great detail there, home made?

@GomezAddams: Some nice down toned painting here with excellent basing.

@DAGabriel: I have a soft spot for funny green models and these look ace. I did however decide not to get them for Malifaux for now as I have a lot of green models to paint and I think I finally can get started on them again, so hard after a two hundred plus (not even halfway through). I got a Rasputina starter set for now and will paint it in the next tale or even before (depends mainly on the workload at work).

@Whitwort Stormbringer: LOVE THEM, great colourful models. I will get a command box shipped over here in about two months any advice, I definitely want a squirrel phone system.

@robscott5598: I would like to know hoe the choppas are done, those are some fancy orcs.

@easternheretic: That is one sick model, even more so with the child option, I like it WNF cuddly bear coming for revenge! Some nice alps as well, a fresh choice of colours.

@perplexiti: Great painting, an oppressive guild man eh?

@Rotokultaxe: Just one model but so sweet, sometimes we (I) forget that these are just small miniatures and we are looking at three or more up pictures. And they still look good, that dress is so great and those teeth would be how big in real life…

@Mr Fral: Nice, something I have never seen before. What is the story with the jump legs and this to me historical Asian model? Superb painting by the way.

@sea.man: And something else that looks just so good, that will be a really nice unit.

@warflag: Again sick but nice, those bases are in such contrast but make them pop You have some nice painted models in that army.

@tancrede: Nice gunners, nice bases, nice…Ok from all Hell Dorado fractions I like the look of these the most, but I wonder why I never see them wearing papist colours on the web. Still some damned fine painting and those bases do look nice.

Some replies:

@perplexiti: Thanks, as soon as I saw this model range I just went and got them, that does not happen often with me. Well not right away at least.

@GomezAddams: Yeah but you just use them as basing material to be slaughtered, I saw the pictures.

Whitwort Stormbringer
09-11-2011, 21:26
Okey dokey - comments, commence!

@emperornorton: great selection of minis and nice cohesion achieved in your color scheme. The masked assassin on the left and the, erm, for lack of a better term "skeksis-reaper" on the right stand out as my favorites. Both are very intimidating-looking characters.

@NightseeR: Nice Rosie the Riveter! And the base is excellent, as with all of your minis so far. I'm looking forward to a group shot at the end of the Tale, I think the bases will tie everyone in together very nicely.

@GomezAddams: Both nice minis and, as LittleJoe pointed out, I like the realistic, toned-down color palette on both. I'm more a fan of the monk than Perdita in terms of the models themselves, though. He has very much the look of an unlikely hero.

@DAGabriel: Great to see the same mini drastically altered! Funny what a big difference a fishing pole vs. a violin makes. I like the little bayou trio you've got going their, they could use a banjo and washboard player though!

@robscott5598: Great looking mob you've got in the works. Hate to be completely unoriginal, but nice checks on the choppas! The squig is a nice addition, I didn't realize just how big those new squigs are. "New" is relative since I only have the old-school models, I guess these have actually been out for a good while now...

@easternheretic: The panda is a nice twist on the evil bear, but I have to say the following trio of demonic djinn thingies takes the cake for me. Love the freehand on their bases and the fading green-to-purple looks good.

@perplexiti: Nice to see another take on Lady Justice and the Death Marshals. Forgive my ignorance, not a Malifaux player here, but why the one marshal with a white duster?

@Rotokultaxe: Very cool mini, never seen her before! You did a great job, if I can offer any criticism at all (and it's not about technique, just personal taste) I'd have given her skin a more pallid tone and maybe dirtied her up a bit. Still, very well painted!

@Mr Feral: such a cool model, interesting pose and really well painted! I know I've asked this before but I forgot - what system will she be used in? You definitely did a good job of dirtying her up and achieving that post-apocalyptic look, which I think is especially cool given the anachronistically high-tech look to some of her gear. (I like the use of the Dreadfleet seascape as a backdrop, too!)

@sea.man: That is a hilarious band of ogres and like your last effort, this guy turned out great. Just noticed that Ganesha-looking fellow on the right, will he be making it into this tale?

@warflag: Never seen those minis before, but I guess being a Nurgle follower I was bound to like them, very gruesome!

@LittleJoe: Big fan of the Britanan, I hadn't noticed the ridiculousness of the dragoons before, though! Great oxidization on their metal bits, the helmet plumes stand out too. Looking forward to the snipers!

@tancrede: gorgeous work as always, not sure what else to say! I'll have to try your recipe for metal sometime soon, it comes out very nicely.

and responses:


@Whitwort Stormbringer: LOVE THEM, great colourful models. I will get a command box shipped over here in about two months any advice, I definitely want a squirrel phone system.

Nice! Crusader or Royalist? I haven't picked up a Royalist command section yet, but overall I like the models. Not quite as characterful as the Crusader command team IMO, but still good. As far as the squirrel messenger goes, those squirrels are tiny! I based three together on a single 25mm round base, although I've seen other people base them individually on smaller bases or, in some cases, the messenger and all 3 squirrels together on a 40mm round base. In-game, at least for the skirmish game, you'd want the messenger on his own 25mm base though. The squirrel miniatures themselves aren't really essential for gameplay, except in one scenario, but you can use them to track the number of messages your messenger has sent. For assembly you'll definitely want a pin vice and a large-ish drill bit. The bodies have a hole where the head should fit in, but it's not quite large enough and drilling it out a bit also gives you a little more freedom when positioning the heads.


I'm currently pondering whether to do them for the next round (season? cycle?) of TOSP.
You should!

There are too many cool-looking skirmish games out there that I want to get involved in, but I think Relics and World of Twilight are at the top of my list. Maybe I'll have some in time for the next tale!

Mr Feral
09-11-2011, 22:28
@Mr Feral: Wow, that mini is pretty out there. What's it for?

EDEN. It's a french post-apocalypse skirmish game. It's about two years old now so there is quite a few models available for it.


MR FERAL - Glad to see you posting something again, and you don't disappoint. I still can't get my head around how your achieving that look - are you maybe painting with a look towards the lighting on him? The NMM is beautiful. Jammy sod

Much obliged. The zenithal lighting effect is what gives it that look. That and the NMM is something I've incorporated into my painting techniques a couple of months back and I too am rather pleased with it.


@Mr Feral: Nice, something I have never seen before. What is the story with the jump legs and this to me historical Asian model? Superb painting by the way.

Thanks. The legs, not sure on them but the feudal Japan aesthetic is part of the faction's character.



@Mr Feral: such a cool model, interesting pose and really well painted! I know I've asked this before but I forgot - what system will she be used in? You definitely did a good job of dirtying her up and achieving that post-apocalyptic look, which I think is especially cool given the anachronistically high-tech look to some of her gear. (I like the use of the Dreadfleet seascape as a backdrop, too!)

As said above, EDEN. Thank, I like rusting up "metallics" since it mainly is selective use of Dark Flesh. Glad you noticed the mat, I have started using it because I like the colour. :)

Comments on other peeps tomorrow!

perplexiti
09-11-2011, 22:35
@perplexiti: Nice to see another take on Lady Justice and the Death Marshals. Forgive my ignorance, not a Malifaux player here, but why the one marshal with a white duster?


He's a unique character, called the Judge. I just wanted him to stand out a bit.


EDEN. It's a french post-apocalypse skirmish game. It's about two years old now so there is quite a few models available for it.


Cheers man, I'll have to have a wee peep at this range I think.



@perplexiti: Great painting, an oppressive guild man eh?


Well it is for your own good you know ;)

easternheretic
11-11-2011, 03:49
Comments!:)

@EmperorNorton: Nice paint job on the skin of the lady with the dagger holding the mask. I still can't get my mini's skin to look this smooth. The other minis are good too. I must get the one with the bone mask and scythe. Looks to be a good Black Blood Shaman proxy.

@NightseeR: Nice job, in particular the base!

@GomezAddams: Did you specifically go for a pale skin for the models? Looks good, but I always assumed Perdita would be more tanned due to the outdoors nature of a job. Still, it's very nice.

@DAGabriel: Can I assume these have minor conversions on them as well? Love the musical instruments. Seems you got a nice Blues band going in the bayou over there. Very characterful.

@Whitwort Stormbringer: More of these fellows. Nice! I particularly like the one in mid stomp. Can we assume we'd see more? Good stuff.

@robscott5598: Nice orks. I like the paint job on the choppas in particular. Plus my favorite squig model!

@perplexiti: Nice guild crew you have there. The peacekeeper looks menacing in red.

@Rotokultaxe: The white eyes on that Rotten Belle really makes it look creepy. I hope you don't mind, but I'll be nicking that idea.

@Mr Feral: What range is this model from? Nice job on the rusty looking legs. Nice ieda for the back drop, I'll be using my dread fleet map for photos in the future!

@sea.man: The skin on this guy looks good. Nice paint job. Lots of details and cleanly painted.

@warflag: I like your choice of colours. I was going to paint my undead with a bluish hue to the skin, but seeing how you've painted these minis have me changing my mind to paint them with a greenish hue instead. Very nice. What's the name of the female model in the center on your last picture. I might use it to proxy a Hollow Waif in Malifaux.

@Little Joe: The photos look fine. Nicely painted minis is what I see. Keep up the good work.

@tancrede: :eek: Beautiful. Looks like I need to work a lot harder at painting to paint as nicely as that. Long way to go.:(

And some replies.


Nice work here, guys !
I especially like the psychopathic panda of Easternheretic and the overall look of Warflag's Cryx minis.

That made my day. When a chap who paints as well as you do likes something I painted, I must be doing something right then.


@ easternheretic: you tempt me to advance the painting of my Teddy, nicely done. Think I will try the panda scheme, too. Concerning the sorrows, hmm … you almost make me like the models.

Go for it! I'm painting all my Malifaux bears as Pandas. Next months contribution will include Baby Kade with a Panda naturally! Cheers on the Sorrows.


@easternheretic: That's a big teddy all right, looks great. The purple scheme you've done the sorrows in is nice too.

Thanks, I'm going for a purple and green theme for the Pandora crew. Hope it works out.


EASTERNHERETIC - I like the idea of the dreamer I like the Panda, the lifeless eye looks excellent. Do you have any Tamiya clear red? It'd liven up the blood stains.
I absolutely love the woes. The bases are absolutely superb. I'm not sure where to begin trying something that complex.

I'll see if I can get my hands on some here. Shouldn't be difficult. Gundams are big here in Singapore, and most Gundams modellers that I know use Tamiya for some odd reason. For the not soe impressive attempt at marble, I just randomly applied various shades of watered down gray over a white base, followed by random squiggles in dark gray and black. Making sure to paint using only the tips to get a thin line.

For the free hand, start by fighting the urge to paint the lines the way you would draw them with a pen or pencil. Painting patterns using a brush does not work the same way. Try to paint shortish lines and connect them to form complex shapes. Example, the small "S" like pattern was achieved painting the to curves first, the connecting them with a straight line. I'll take photos of a WIP to show you how I did it. I need to make a few more for the Doppelganger and Insidious Madness I just bought.


@easternheretic: That is one sick model, even more so with the child option, I like it WNF cuddly bear coming for revenge! Some nice alps as well, a fresh choice of colours.

Have to agree with you there. The first time I saw the model, I was truly disturbed by it. Then I had to get it because it was so freaky. Cheers on the alps/sorrows. I hope the colour scheme works well for the other models in the crew.


@easternheretic: The panda is a nice twist on the evil bear, but I have to say the following trio of demonic djinn thingies takes the cake for me. Love the freehand on their bases and the fading green-to-purple looks good.

Let see if it can start a twisted paint the Malifaux Teddys as Pandas movement. :evilgrin: I know, I'm going to paint the regular Teddy as a Panda as well. That would surely be worth a few chuckles! Cheers about the sorrows, I'm happy with how they turned out, the green to purple was a bit more difficult to paint then I initially thought they would be. A big thumbs up to Vallejo Matt medium for the assist and win!

I'll be posting some WIPs once I get around to uploading them online. Distracted by THQ/Relics Space Marine.

Cheers!

Whitwort Stormbringer
11-11-2011, 20:21
@Whitwort Stormbringer: More of these fellows. Nice! I particularly like the one in mid stomp. Can we assume we'd see more? Good stuff.

Most definitely! It's going to be Coftyran royalists next month (the main opposition to the Crusaders I painted for the first month), assuming my work-load lightens up a bit and I don't have to use my joker.

Niibl
12-11-2011, 15:23
I really need a better time management.
Well, better late than never:
1) my second Imperial Marine I failed to post last month
2) my first Arquebusier
I'm still not sure about the bases but most likely the rims will get painted in plain black.

Rotokultaxe
12-11-2011, 16:31
Comments time!

@Emperor Norton: great minis! I love the color scheme, and the red is really well done (it's a hard color to work with). Skin on the lady is amazing.

@Nightseer: again, the base really makes your mini amazing. And a girl with a giant pipewrench, what's not to love ?

@Gomez: the muted colors on both models are excellent. Great color scheme and great execution.

@DAGabriel: that fiddler is hilarious. The bases are excellent, but they would need a little clean up though (I know, I know, the Bayou is quite dirty. Zoraida never takes time to do some clean up...)

@Whitwort: love the 2 running guys. Full of character.

@Robscott: Great stuff. As always, their hand weapons are amazing: checkered pattern+battle damage= win!

@Easternheretic: Panda Teddy! excellent idea. And I love the freehand you did on the sorrows' bases.

@Perplexiti: Love the Peacekeeper. I would have liked better pics, though.

@Mr Feral: excellent muted colors ! blending on the metals is amazing.

@Sea.man: awesome, clean paint job. The skin looks real good.

@Warflag: Excellent stuff. Your metal looks amazing and the bile thralls' skin is suitably gruesome.

@Little joe: nice color scheme. Keep it up!

@Tancrede: amazing paint job! Clean and realistic. And the bases add so much character.

@Niibl: love the yellow and red pattern. And the bases look really good too.

sea.man
13-11-2011, 08:30
I also would like to give you some feedback. I will try to make it consrtuctive :)
EmperorNorton
M favourite gang from FB. Great minis. As for your painting, I like that the minis are mously black and that is why red attracts. As advice, try to highlight the black a bit more at some focal points.

NightseeR
Cool mini. For you my advice would be - trymaking deeper shadows. It will make the details pop out.

GomezAddams
I like the skin on the first one! Perdita is also nice, but her trousers look unfinished. did you put higlights?

DAGabriel
Nice goblins, I know how small these are! great work on the bases

Whitwort Stormbringer
Great minis from not so popular range - t"s always good to know other manufacturers :)

robscott5598
Very good standard of painting!

easternheretic
Teddy is super! As for djins (?) I like the transition between green and violet. I think you should highlight he violets a bit more.

perplexiti
Interesting band. More highlights!

Rotokultaxe
I think it"s my favourite mini for this tale this month!

Mr Feral
the metallic look so cool! I could only wish, the photo wasn"t so blurry. Maybe try making photos with timer?

warflag
So high paintjob standad! Very imopressive and the bases als vary so much. great :)

Little Joe
Great minis. Did you cover them with gloss varnish? Or is it camera's fault? OK now I saw your next photo :) They must be hard to paint - so many details...

tancrede
They've got great Hell Dorado feeling! Bases are super cool!

Niibl
So more sexy looking minis from Werner Kloce is always good to see :) I don't know how much of WIPs are those, but try giving them more deeper shadows!

basher
16-11-2011, 12:39
well after much messing about and not been able to find a camera that i'm aloud to touch i'm going to have to joker this month till i find a camera

ps my wife's a photogrpher and dosn't like me touching her stuff just in case you were wondering

sea.man
18-11-2011, 08:57
why not simply ask your wife to make a photo for you?

Rotokultaxe
18-11-2011, 14:08
Little WIP to show. Don't know if its going to be finished for next month, but I've been working on Avatar Seamus lately. And I made him a base so he would look bigger and more dreadful:
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff370/Rotokultaxe/Bonshommes128.jpg
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff370/Rotokultaxe/Bonshommes131.jpg

EmperorNorton
21-11-2011, 14:10
Geez, where has this month gone? Three weeks over and I have done nothing. At least that's what it feels like.

@ NightseeR: Very nice choice of model and a paintjob to match. I like her overalls and her hair colour.

@ DAGabriel: The Gremlin with the fiddle seems to enjoy himself tremendously, whereas the other two look a bit aloof, like Blues musicians who consider themselves too cool for their audience.

@ Whitwort Stormbringer: It’s difficult to say since I have no idea what these are supposed to look like, but I find the great variety in skin colours a bit strange.

@ robscott5598: The skin colour is very nice, especially on the face of the first orc. His hand weapon is fantastic, too, the way the colour on the checked pattern seems to be fading.

@ easternheretic: The Nightmare Teddy looks awesome as a panda and I can’t wait to see your fat kid/Dreamer conversion.

@ perplexiti: I like your Scales of Justice, one can almost feel his pain.

@ Rotokultaxe: Great dress, great skin colour, great hair…great overall! If this was not your first choice to enter into the competition, I can’t wait to see what was!
(Could you please take a picture of Avatar Seamus with another mini to compare the sizes?)

@ Mr Feral: Very cool mini I have never seen before. Great work with the yellow.

@ sea.man: Good job, especially the metal parts as well as the red on the drum.

@ warflag: That looks more than promising and I can’t wait to see more.

@ Little Joe: Wow, these are creepy. Nice weathering on the helmets.

@ tancrede: Fantastic, but then I wouldn’t expect anything less from you.

@ Niibl: The Arquebusier looks great, the checked pattern is a nice touch. I hope we can have a fully painted rematch at some point.



And in reply to others' comments:


@Emperor Norton: Great stuff man, I follow your plog as well so I get to see your stuff lots!
Thanks! Always nice to hear my stuff is interesting enough for others to follow.


@ Emperor Norton: Great skin tones and very nice distinguishable and characterful models. Nice and dark, I like them a lot.

Thank you. I think the minis are the biggest draw for Freebooter’s Fate, but the game is fun, too.


@emperornorton: great selection of minis and nice cohesion achieved in your color scheme. The masked assassin on the left and the, erm, for lack of a better term "skeksis-reaper" on the right stand out as my favorites. Both are very intimidating-looking characters.
Good to know the cohesion I was going for is apparent.


@EmperorNorton: Nice paint job on the skin of the lady with the dagger holding the mask. I still can't get my mini's skin to look this smooth. The other minis are good too. I must get the one with the bone mask and scythe. Looks to be a good Black Blood Shaman proxy.

The “secret” to my minis’ skin is Vallejo’s Heavy Skintone. My favourite paint for skin, because it has a silky smooth look.
The one with the bone mask is called Miedo a Morir, a pretty fantastic and unique mini.


@Emperor Norton: great minis! I love the color scheme, and the red is really well done (it's a hard color to work with). Skin on the lady is amazing.
Thank you. I’ve never had much of a problem painting red. The skin benefits from the picture, though, I have to admit. I don’t think it’s all that amazing in person.


EmperorNorton
M favourite gang from FB. Great minis. As for your painting, I like that the minis are mously black and that is why red attracts. As advice, try to highlight the black a bit more at some focal points.
Thanks. Considering the Brotherhood is a band of mysterious assassins I found the colour scheme fitting. I know what you mean about the highlights, but extreme highlighting is something I always shy away from.

Whitwort Stormbringer
21-11-2011, 18:26
Geez, where has this month gone? Three weeks over and I have done nothing. At least that's what it feels like.
Ha, I'm in the same boat. Well, 1 mini painted, but he needs some touch-ups that I didn't notice until I photographed him...


@ Whitwort Stormbringer: It’s difficult to say since I have no idea what these are supposed to look like, but I find the great variety in skin colours a bit strange.

Yeah they're a little all over the place, aren't they? In this batch of figures, I only used "canonical" skin colors (i.e. skin tones that the company's painter has used), although for some of the previous groups I've invented some skin tones too.

As far as the official minis go, skin-tones seem to include (in order of prevalence):

Light beige with varying shades of brown spots
Yellowish-beige with dark brown spots
Dark brown with cream/white spots
Blue with darker blue spots
Pale red with darker red spots

I've also seen official artwork of quar with orange skin and dark brown spots, but haven't seen any minis painted that way yet.

snyggejygge
22-11-2011, 17:52
Sorry for not posting the last month, I broke up with my girlfriend, had to move etc etc so no time for painting, or even being on the net, will try to start up again for next month, write me up as having used a Joker.

Whitwort Stormbringer
24-11-2011, 01:48
Wellsirs, it seems like we haven't been real active this month but here are a few WIP shots of some of the minis I hope to finish for the November goal. Grad school is proving to be a pretty good distraction, though, and with visitors for the holiday I don't know that I'll finish the whole squad in time.

Anyways, here they are. Ideally if I can finish in time this month's goal will be a 6-man squad.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/Myntokk/Quar/CoftyranWIP.jpg?t=1322099074

Far from finished but hey, it's a start.

Rotokultaxe
24-11-2011, 20:49
@ Rotokultaxe: Great dress, great skin colour, great hair…great overall! If this was not your first choice to enter into the competition, I can’t wait to see what was!
(Could you please take a picture of Avatar Seamus with another mini to compare the sizes?)

Thanks! For the Rotten harvest competition, I entered this NE Teddy (I'll post it directly in next month's thread, as well as more angles in my plog soon):
http://wyrd-games.net/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=4088

As for avatar Seamus, I'll post a pic of him next to regular Seamus as soon as it's finished (maybe for next month...), and maybe next to the copycat killer if I find the time to paint him also. It's gonna be some weird "before and after" pics I tell you!

loveless
28-11-2011, 14:35
Right - didn't get caught up with other things nearly as fast as I expected. I'm going to have to Joker this month and probably be back in December with updates.

DAGabriel
30-11-2011, 17:35
The December thread is online now!