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Breazer
10-02-2013, 09:32
Very impressive work Sigur. Once again you are an inspiration! Keep up the good work!

Thrillhouse
11-02-2013, 05:41
Amazing stuff, you have really sold med on dreadfleet.

Scythe
11-02-2013, 06:24
Those dreadfleet ships are absolutely beautiful, your paint job really captures the feel of each of those great miniatures. Great work!

sigur
11-02-2013, 23:56
@Harry: Hey, thanks for commenting and ...why of course I can paint your set. :angel:

@aku-chan: Thank you. Well, it's not really _my_ set but I get what you're saying. :) Yeah, the all green ghost ship is alright, I mean it looks great the 'Eavy Metal team painted it, it's just not so much my cuppa tea and I'm glad that you like my interpretation better as well.

@75hastings69: Cheers, very glad that you like the models!

@kublai: Thanks very much. :)

@mrtn: Cheers, mate! Well, the aim was to get the stuff painted as on the first set I did so that's what I did. I guess if the whole ship was less "purple" it wouldn't stand out well enough as a contrast to the Heldenhammer or something.

@Breazer: Thanks, old chap!

@Thrillhouse: Mwaahahahahaha! :evilgrin: As I said, I just played it once, but we had a fair amount of fun. I'd say that if you like Battlefleet Gothic and Talisman, you'll like Dreadfleet.

@Scythe: Thanks very much for the high praise. These models deserve every bit of character.



Update on Discworld stuff!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/group1b.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/group1.jpg


From left to right (as if that was necessary): Sam Vimes, The Librarian (once again ;) ) and, for the first time on this plog, Granny Weatherwax!

I think that Granny and maybe the Librarian need a few finishing touches. Let's see about that.


After this batch we got two more fan favorites coming up: Rincewind the Wizzard and DEATH.

kublai
12-02-2013, 18:35
The gold on Sam is splendid.

But man, I LOVE that orang-outang librarian.

Vazalaar
12-02-2013, 19:49
Wow, fantastic breastplate. How did you do it?

mrtn
12-02-2013, 20:47
Those are looking spiffing!

Crube
12-02-2013, 22:42
Not commented for a while, but...


There are no words.... but I'll try


Discworld... beautifully done, characterful, and how I imagine the character myself... there can be no higher praise!

Dreadfleet - OMG, etc. This is better than the first set you did. So much character in every piece i'm equally impressed and depressed with the quality here. seriously, I think they may be some of your best work

Citizens - should I be concerned that if you added a pair of glasses to one of them, there would be a miniature version of me ;)

Catalip
12-02-2013, 23:54
stunning work! i cant even say wich one i love most! truly amazing painting skills :D

Breazer
13-02-2013, 00:06
loving the dude with the spanish helm. He looks really characterful. What am i saying? They all do.
But the gold looks really well done. Curious to see more of those!

Crazy Harborc
13-02-2013, 00:19
THOSE, those three models look, look a lot like three of my high school teachers! GREAT details on those 3 minies by the by.

sigur
14-02-2013, 02:34
@kublai: Thanks very much. Yeah, the Librarian is an amazing sculpt and even after painting this one for a third time now, it's still great fun.

@Tonny: Cheers! Nothing really fancy about it. Basecoat (for which I like to use Tin Bitz. What an awesome colour.), use some golden colour, give it a wash (for which I used Secret Weapon's Armor Wash. Interesting thing. It's almost like it's Devlan Mud's green brother. Dirty, sewer-y wash but much more on the greenish side to get a bit of an aged look on that breastplate), some additional inking in deeper parts, some highlights using light gold and a hint of mithril silver.

@mrtn: Thanks muchly! :)

@Crube: Hey, thanks for dropping by and commenting! Discworld - thanks very much. I can't stop raving on about those sculpts. They're not supercheap but they are highest quality in terms of casting and sculpts. Every single one I've seen so far is a masterpiece. Dreadfleet - thank you, I'm very happy to hear that. The set certainly looks a bit different and it's funny to see how my painting changed in little details between late 2011 and now. Dreadfleet is just the Old World condensed into one set of figures and every single facette of this is oh so much fun. Citizens - Yeah, I couldn't get the glasses quite right despite the fact that I not only used observation but nicked your glasses for a few nights in a row. :D

@Catalip: :D Thanks very much for the compliment.

@Breazer: Cheery, buddy. The guy is pretty much the biggest hero guy from the novels series.

@Crazy Harborc: Hey, thanks for the comment. I'm always hoping for another snippet of your colourful past and this time - once again - you didn't disappoint. :D


Heyhey, another late nighter here. Not all too much to report too I'm afriad but here's another one of the more central characters - Rincewind, the Wizzard:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/rincewindwip1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/rincewindwip2.jpg

The base is supposed to symbolize pretty much nowhere. I'm thinking of maybe adding a small scorpion or something just to spice it up. The model is still WIP. I've been experimenting with new ways of painting eyes and I think in this case I didn't get it quite right. Instead of looking kind of subdued and unhappy, he's got the crazy eyes. :D This is a thing I've talked about a few times before and which I love - if you paint eyes you never can be 100% sure what they will end up looking like. Just a few micrometers different, combined with a similarly tiny repositioning on the mouth and especially corners thereof and the whole expression changes. Always fun. You start out with the regular looking face, you paint it as planned, with the intended outcome in mind. Most of the times it works for me now (took long enough until it did. Just a few years ago I called painting eyes "an endless battle with no winners" in this very plog.) but sometimes after a moment of realization I hold the mini at arm's length and a completely unexpected personality is looking at me. Fascinating stuff. Yeah, I guess I should go to bed.

Well, see you later, C&C welcome as always. I really appreciated all the replies since the last two updates. Great stuff. :yes:

Sir_Glonojad
14-02-2013, 10:23
I do like the guy, although I am not sure why is everyone painting Rincewind with grey hair ("everyone" includes book covers for that matter). I always imagined him as max 35 old.

Yes, I do agree with the eye comment -they're always tricky for me, athough it does get a bit easier with each painted miniature - I can't look on things I did in the nineties with these...

Okay, so how about a 40-strong horde of Witch Elves then? Been a while since You posted a proper WFB unit, wasn't it? ;)

kublai
14-02-2013, 10:24
Yeah, he looks a bit crazy :evilgrin:

But I think the crazy eyes fit the model. The posing (especially his arms) and his skiny appearance scream crazy wizard for me :) I don't now the fluff, maybe he is a serious man though ;)

By the way, the paintjob is excellent !

Sir_Glonojad
14-02-2013, 10:28
Sane he is not, that is for sure... but I wouldn't call him crazy.

Solun Decius
14-02-2013, 13:37
Another excellent set of Dreadfleet, with all the little details for perfection. I really love how you do the schemes and sail freehand on the cogs for each ship. Amazing!
The Discworld minis are so good! Both sculpts and paint jobs. They're oozing with character and you're really bringing that out.

Seneca75
14-02-2013, 13:39
Your output is great as always (as much quanitatively as qualitatively). I especially love the Dreadfleet models.

But to me it seems that the eyes of Rincewind are a bit off. The light grey pupils are suggesting that he is wearing glasses.
If this is you intention, then they are just fine. Personally, I prefer the eyes a bit more defined.

Cheers,
Sen

anselminus
14-02-2013, 16:14
nice and funny models really like scribe and wizzard even if it is little too static :)
best regards

Great horned owl
14-02-2013, 16:48
Sane he is not, that is for sure... but I wouldn't call him crazy.


Unlucky? Melancholic?

Wintermute
14-02-2013, 19:00
I agree with some of the other posts about Rincewind, he looks too old, but painted very well as always.

Sir_Glonojad
14-02-2013, 19:29
Unlucky? Melancholic?

Unlucky seems to be a little.. understated ;)

silverstu
14-02-2013, 22:08
Loving the Discworld stuff- great models painted to your usual high standards. I had a quick look at the range- got me thinking Susan might fit into my Winter Dead .. [ loved the DEATH with the little rat DEATH- but a little too comedic]. Big fan of the witches in the books so might go for them eventually-love your Granny Weatherwax- she looks so severe!
With regards the eyes- very tricky I agree- often I leave them dark if I can get away it :D I think a scorpion on his base would sum up Rincewind's luck...

Breazer
14-02-2013, 23:01
I can only hope to be as good at painting eyes as you are a year from now, as for now i'd pretty much go with the "no winners" quote. Amazing stuff....curious to see him when he is finished.

Caiphas Cain
14-02-2013, 23:26
Nice wizard. I know nothing about Diskworld, so don't ask me about what color his hair should be!

sigur
18-02-2013, 12:49
@Sir_Glonojad: Thanks for the comments! :) Come to think of it, I do have a unit of 21 unpainted Witch Elves lying around... don't tempt me. ;)

@kublai: Cheers. In terms of the stories, he's more of someone who would prefer to live a cosy life as an unremarkable university employee but through the weirdest of mishaps ends up thrown through time and space or at least far, far away into horrible situations and has gotten pretty good at running away (which usually is his first reaction to any possible danger that shows up). I think that he kind of "snapped" at some point in the past too so I guess the way the eyes are now work rather okay.

@Solun Decius: Thanks for the comment, mate! Yeah, those MAS Discworld sculpts are great. Always a joy to paint and just full of character.

@anselminus: Thank you. I think the pose of the wizzard is supposed to show a sort of "I really, really don't want to be here" feel combined with some despair. He really isn't a happy fellow. ;)

@great horned owl: Yeah, I think that pretty much hits the nail on the head.

@Wintermute: Thanks very much, BSR. :)

@silverstu: Yeah, Susan would probably fit. I mean the Discworld minis look very different to GW minis in terms of style but young females should fit a bit better. I'm not a huge fan of Susan as a character, at least compared to other characters from the stories and to be honest, I think she came across better in the Hogfather films than she did in the books. Maybe I'm just weird or don't recall the books in which she showed up in right or something. Anyways, the miniature is nice and has everything required.

@Breazer: Thanks. Painting eyes is fun and when it comes to Space Marines you don't even have to paint all that many so that's a plus already. Also, recent GW heads often look better with no eyes painted at all because they're squinting so much.


Discworld minis finished!

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/discworld-miniatures/finished1schrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/discworld-miniatures/finished2schrift1.jpg


Hope that you like them. :)

mrtn
18-02-2013, 16:04
Hope that you like them.
Ayup. The DEATH model seems to have too much face and too little skull, but otherwise they're great, and the painting is fantastic. :)

kublai
18-02-2013, 16:49
The bunch looks very cool !

PS: I watched Hornblower this weekend. It was fun, altough the lack of homosexuality felled a bit unhistorical ,them being sailors and all :evilgrin:

sigur
19-02-2013, 01:26
@mrtn: Thanks muchly. Yes, death has quite the facial expression around the eyebrows. I don't like to much of that in the artwork either but they kept it to a managable degree.

@kublai: Cheers! Yeah, there isn't much in the way of sexuality in general going on in Hornblower. I did notice but I didn't mind.

Crazy Harborc
19-02-2013, 01:32
Those are great looking models one and all.

I would NOT want to play poker (in real life) against those people! I wonder if their eyes would reflect their cards??:D

Host Tar
19-02-2013, 01:39
Is the guy in the armour supposed to be Vimes? I always imagined him to be an overweight, jovial simply because it's polite, yet depressed sort of guy :P

Hadriel Caine
19-02-2013, 01:49
The discworld minis look amazing. Great job capturing the characters from the books. I particularly like Vimes and the librarian. I must get my hands on those minis at some point.

sigur
19-02-2013, 11:04
@Crazy Harborc: I wouldn't care really because it's not unlikely that the reflections would show different cards than what they're holding. ;)

@Host Tar: Yeah, it's pretty much what the artwork agreed on since the passing of Mr.Kirby. Funnily enough, I also envisioned Vimes as being rather stocky when I first read Guards! Guards! and Men at Arms (first two Discworld novels I read). It somehow fit the descriptions as him being pretty much an alcoholic, eating horrible things at horrible hours and being very much on the melancholic side.

@Hadriel Caine: Oh yes, absolutely. I know, I'm like a broken record on that but it's a lot of really pretty models. :)

Crazy Harborc
20-02-2013, 02:34
Okaaaeee.......I think I will still to historical gaming. THAT said...keep up the WIP photos...please. I drool at them many times.;)

Harry
03-03-2013, 15:22
The Discworld stuff is amazing.
I can't wait to see what you turn your hand to next ... honestly, I am always excted to see what you are panting.

Morglum Necksnapper
04-03-2013, 18:34
The Dreadfleetships are amazing, outstanding work.

sigur
30-03-2013, 02:43
@Crazy Harborc: Alrighty, it may sometimes take a while for new WIPs to materialize but they will eventually crop up. ;)

@Harry: Thanks very much. I hate to sound repetitive but painting those Discworld figures is always great fun.

@Morglum Necksnapper: Thanks very much! :)



Hey guys, I'm back with some WIPs.

Plague Drones:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/nudrwip2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/nudrwip1.jpg

Their riders:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/nuflriderswip1.jpg


Here is a little preview of what's to come after the Plague Drones are finished:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/thronewip1.jpg


So this is what's now and next. Hope you like them so far. :) Very cool models, every single one of them.

Sir_Glonojad
30-03-2013, 05:09
The plague drones look very convincing. Can't wait to see them finished! (I comment on them in this thread because they have square bases :p )

kublai
30-03-2013, 11:09
Cool new project sigur ! They look great already !

mrtn
30-03-2013, 13:29
Good work as usual. How come you painted them turquoise?

sigur
01-04-2013, 23:46
@Sir_Glonojad: Thanks very much! :D

@kublai: Cheers, mate!

@mrtn: Thank you. :) I like turquoise. Well, the main reason was that I didn't want the carapace to be black and there isn't really all that much red in the colour scheme that was requested so I thought I'd go with turquoise. I like turquoise on nurgly models for a "cool" look rather than the warmer, more organic look.

Hey fellas, hope you all had a good Easter weekend and weren't pranked too hard yesterday. Heck, I know I was by a friend who at a clever moment told me "oh, and I forgot to tell you the most amazing thing that happened this weekend - when I came home there was a zebra on [x] street!". I didn't pay close enough attention or something and asked why. No more was needed. The damage was done. :p I posted this amazing story in the 40k plog as well so feel free to skip it there. I also had lots of candy this weekend. No cream eggs though, remember that those are a totally UK (and US?) thing.

Anyway, off to more positive things.

here are new WIP pictures of the Plague Drones:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/droneswip2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/droneswip1.jpg

What do you think, sirs?


Also, a bit of an update on Epidemius:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/thronewip3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/thronewip2.jpg

Hope you like the guy as well.

Wyrms
02-04-2013, 00:01
Read the whole log - just wanted to say what a couple of hours it was very well spent! Thanks!

sigur
02-04-2013, 00:04
Thanks for spending the time, Wyrms, glad you enjoyed it. If you're really bored, why check out my Sci-Fi painting log (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?135759-Battle-Brush-Studios-Commission-Log-In-Space!)as well? :D

Scythe
02-04-2013, 06:18
Very nice work on those plague drones so far. I really like how those wings are turning out!

aku-chan
02-04-2013, 09:13
Those fly wings are awesome! They almost look translucent.

Il Maestro
02-04-2013, 09:21
I really like the black-to-turqoise look on the carapace of the plague drones, I think that maybe GW should have asked you to paint them up for the websites and boxes, cause theirs pale in comparison! (no pun intended... :shifty:)

Epidemius is looking ace too, just looks like there are a hell of a lot of details to get through on him! Should be fun to paint! Looking forward to more good work!

LocaLicious
02-04-2013, 12:41
The carapaces look really amazing. Is the light blue air brushed on , and then highlighted further? Looks really good!

sigur
06-04-2013, 23:12
@Scythe: Thanks very much. I wasn't sure about the wings to be honest but I think they're looking somewhat believable now. Slightly foggy, clear plastic bits would have been nice though.

@aku-chan: Thank you. :)

@Il Maestro: Cheers. I think that the recent efforts of the 'Eavy Metal team are a bit lacking at times. Not technically mind you but somehow they tend to make models look worse than they actually are. I'm not implying that I'm doing any better, it's just a subjective feeling I got. About the details on Epidemius - oh yes, he's a huge pile of details. Love the Nurglings that are bearing him though. They look like muppets in how creatively they are designed and simply by how cute some of them look. Also - I found one or two amongst them who resemble Richard Kind a whole lot. :D

@LocaLicious: Thank you very much. Yeah, airbrush base, three or four layers of highlights, no washes or glazes because I like to live on the wild side. :p



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/epiwip1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/epiwip2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/epiwip3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/epiwip4.jpg


Getting there. I'm aiming for a finish tomorrow. What do you think so far?

kublai
07-04-2013, 10:18
He looks great Sigur !

sigur
08-04-2013, 16:13
@kublai: Hey, thanks very much! :)


Update!

As planned (and that's pretty unusual), Epidemius and the Plague Drones were finished yesterday:

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/chaos/epidemius2schrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/chaos/epidemiusschrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/chaos/epidemius5schrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/chaos/epidemius3schrift1.jpg



http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/chaos/plague-drones5schrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/chaos/plague-drones4schrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/chaos/plague-drones2schrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/chaos/plague-drones1schrift1.jpg

Hope that you like them. :)

VenomBlood
08-04-2013, 20:22
Dear sigur, those Drones are adorable.

kublai
08-04-2013, 23:21
Fantastic work sigur, as always :)

sigur
09-04-2013, 18:23
@VenomBlood: Thanks very much. :)

@kublai: Besten Dank!



Here is a bunch of Nurglings:



http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/chaos/nurglings1schrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/chaos/nurglings2schrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/chaos/nurglings3schrift1.jpg


I enjoyed painting these little fellas a LOT more than I expected. When I saw the minis in the store I thought "those look terrible. Way too smooth, just like every single organic plastic mini GW does nowadays". And they are indeed very smooth and textureless. That said.... look at those little faces. It really has an impact if you sit there, painting for hours and hours and constantly about 11 little faces smile at you. Happy fun times. I'm really thankful that GW made them smile. I mean, daemons even seem scarier if they find joy in whatever wicked they do instead of looking like they're constipated. Or they feel like they have to look extra-angry to scare you. They shouldn't have to take such measures to be scary. Just like a more humanoid face is ALWAYS more creepy than "standard monster Zilla face". But I digress.

So I ended up really liking those little rascals. And they put a lot of fun ideas in there too like how they hold on to each other's horns, two of them have their hands around each other's shoulders like two drunkards stumbling down an alley. Plus, one of them is pulling out the other's tongue about a metre or so which is very humorous.

You remember the ghosts that came with the Ghost busters toys? THOSE were freaking creative and this is what I want to see in daemons a bit more. Overboarding creativity and twisted fun paired with craziness and wickedness to give them some underlying unsettling qualities.

Oh well, anyway. Current Daemons are pretty cool anyway, I just got a bunch of Tzeentch daemons. I like them. Oh, I also got the Bad Moon faced Herald which of course is great. That old Tzeentch wizard with the moon face on that disc. That was weird and creepy and great.

Here's a picture of that model because I couldn't find the artwork. This isn't mine, I won't paint this one, it's from CMON and I just post it here because it's cool.

http://www.coolminiornot.com/pics/pics10/img43bb9946ecd29.jpg

Anyway, I think Tzeentch is next. Expect colour. :) Hope that you like those Nurglings!

kublai
09-04-2013, 19:14
Very cool Nurglings you have there. I think you nailed the colors. Variant, but not too variant, if that makes sense :)
I also like the slime behind them, very nice.

The old Tzeench magican is one of my old school favourites. A moon head is in the new Tzeench chariot kit by the way.

Im looking forward to see some Tzeench goodies.

mrtn
09-04-2013, 19:17
I do like those nurglings, in fact I like them better than the other Nurgle stuff you posted. The flies were a bit too sigurly smooth(TM) and I think Nurgle should have warm colours, but these little fellas I like a lot! Good work! :):yes:

Sir_Glonojad
14-04-2013, 18:39
The nurglings are excellent! So much detail, so much variety! Although the pose of the model itself is a little awkward (Nurgle cheerleaders? What was the designer thinking... ;) )

sigur
15-04-2013, 19:23
@kublai: Thanks, man! :) Painting those Nurglings was quite fun. Very different indeed. I currently have the moon-face champion on my painting desk. :D

@mrtn: I see what you mean about the colours, yeah. Thanks for the comment!

@Sir_Glonojad: Cheers. I think that the guy who drew these up on a computer actually got them just right. Nurglings have to be wicked and happy, cheering, doing all kinds of mischief and all of that.


Hey, here's a test mini for a bunch of Tzeench daemons I'll do soon. What do you think?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/tzeentchtest1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/tzeentchtest2.jpg



Just a question out of curiosity because it's a thing I'm personally curious about these days - if you see (in a blog or whereever else) pictures of miniatures from some manufacturer you're not familiar with or which are set in a game you're not into or familiar with, do you care less about them or even are turned off that certain blog or such if it doesn't only feature say GW/PPP/whatever miniatures? Or even the other way around - do you like to see very different miniatures in general or are you more likely to directly seek out sites which only showcase models of the games you prefer to play?

This is not about this particular painting log here, I'm just thinking in general and I would love to hear some of your opinions on this. Me, I love miniatures of many kinds but then I'm a painter guy first and play tons and tons of different wargames and I can't speak for the perspective of people who take a different approach to the wargaming hobby. Maybe it comes down to how much you're in it for the miniature aspect?

I don't know, but it would be great to hear some opinions on that. I thought I knew the answer but had to admit that my viewpoint of course is tinted in a particular way.

Caiphas Cain
15-04-2013, 21:25
I like the color transitions on your flying daemon. I personally enjoy seeing well painted miniatures from any range. If I play the faction/army; awesome! I might steal a few ideas from them. If I'm not familiar with the game I might be less inclined to comment because I don't know much. That isn't to say that I avoid logs or blogs of games I don't play, I just won't be actively searching for them. They are nice though, because I can discover cool new manufacturers or sculpts. I hope my ramblings helped. :p

kublai
15-04-2013, 22:08
I like the color transitions on your flying daemon. I personally enjoy seeing well painted miniatures from any range. If I play the faction/army; awesome! I might steal a few ideas from them. If I'm not familiar with the game I might be less inclined to comment because I don't know much. That isn't to say that I avoid logs or blogs of games I don't play, I just won't be actively searching for them. They are nice though, because I can discover cool new manufacturers or sculpts. I hope my ramblings helped. :p

Im on the same page as Caiphas on this.

Crazy Harborc
15-04-2013, 23:40
Ooohhh...pretty pet of Tzeench....Can I "borrow" one to escort my Dark Age Saxons as they rally against (my) invading Vikings

By the by....If/when gaming solo....I STILL manage to defeat myself. OR I manage to beat myself?:confused:

strewart
16-04-2013, 02:21
Just a question out of curiosity because it's a thing I'm personally curious about these days - if you see (in a blog or whereever else) pictures of miniatures from some manufacturer you're not familiar with or which are set in a game you're not into or familiar with, do you care less about them or even are turned off that certain blog or such if it doesn't only feature say GW/PPP/whatever miniatures? Or even the other way around - do you like to see very different miniatures in general or are you more likely to directly seek out sites which only showcase models of the games you prefer to play?


In general I'm going to seek out sites that only have the miniatures I'm interested in, because thats what I own/play. But if I happen to stumble across models I've never seen/heard of before and like the look of them I will more than happily investigate further. WS (a GW thread) has led me to Dystopian Wars for a start, and KS has led me to loads of companies I'd never heard of or considered buying from before.

Really cool Tzeench daemons by the way! Very nice colour transitions.

aku-chan
16-04-2013, 10:08
Nice rainbow demon!

Regarding plogs and things, it depends on what they do with their mini's rather than the mini's themselves. For example, I'm not too interested in the average Warhammer plog these days, but if they're really well painted or they're going for a really cool/unusual theme, then I'll be all over it.
By the same stance, a plog could feature really neat mini's, but if I don't like how they're painted, then I won't keep up with it.

Hopefully that didn't make me sound like a complete snob.

Solun Decius
16-04-2013, 10:52
Awesome daemons!
The Nurglings are great and the Screamers are super Tzeetchian. Something about the color transitions and the strong white highlights just emanates pure ether :D

EDIT: I view painting logs purely from a painting/modeling standpoint and seeing new miniatures gets me worked up rather than discouraged. Well sculpted/cast new minis and great paint jobs is what I love the most, but manufacturer or how things fit with a certain game system is of no consequence to me.
That said, backstory can affect how you view a miniature, so knowing the setting or feeling a story behind certain models can help. I for one don't get excited about historical or regular human army minis (Greek, Roman, Napoleonic, WW2, Imperial Guard, etc.) but as with everything, when you see a work of pure talent, both painting and composition, the setting really doesn't matter.

mrtn
16-04-2013, 15:20
I mainly seek out factions/eras/scales I'm already interested in, but if I happen upon something else I may still enjoy it. If it's something I'm not interested in (like Warmachine for instance), then even a well painted mini probably won't get more than a cursory glance.

Nice screamers. :)

Sir_Glonojad
16-04-2013, 17:42
I like the Screamers. Never though about drawing the layering further into green, the effect is really interested. Rainbow is Tzeentchian, isn't it...

As for the models - I don't do much looking for, I just visit some plogs ;) . Still, I kinda tend to prefer models from ranges I know - or at least general themes I know.

sigur
24-04-2013, 13:58
@Caiphas Cain: Thanks very much. My question wasn't too sharply a "yes/no" question anyway so ramblings is the best I can hope for! :)

@kublai: Cheers!

@Crazy Harborc: :D I think that even in solo gaming and even in games which are very much solo-averse you'll often end up with surprising results. Otherwise it would be boring as heck.

@streward: Thanks for your opinion!

@aku-chan: Not at all, it makes quite a lot of sense. Thank you!

@Solun_Decius: Cheers, thanks for the comment. It's interesting to see how that certain kind of divide is going through wargaming as a whole between people who like human armies and those who don't. :D

@mrtn: Thanks, man. Yeah, I'm also having a hard time really getting into a paintjob, even if it's good, if the model is what I don't like.

@Sir_Glonojad: Thank you! :) These days I also mostly visit a few plogs (mostly of people who reply to my own because out of courtesy and because I usually have the links at hand in their signatures) or do CMON/google image search for picture reference.



Hey guys, I just returned from London yesterday where I attended Salute 2013! (biggest wargames show in the UK)


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Q2zqBTPC4zk/UXc5t_pM6OI/AAAAAAAACrc/wMQvtPMHeu8/s1600/salute+logo.jpg


Here is a write-up of my impressions. (http://battlebrushstudios.blogspot.co.at/2013/04/salute-2013.html)

Hope you enjoy. :)

kublai
24-04-2013, 15:51
Long read, but a good one :)

I think the same about "booth babes". I guess Im a bit of a feminist :)

Salute is on my to do list, like Mekka is for muslims :) Some day in the future .....

Im looking forward to see those Victrix Austrians painted up !

Abraham Danglebreech
25-04-2013, 20:03
I very much like the daemons. I don't think I've seen you do daemons before (although I'm pretty sure there must be others amongst these 141 pages). I like the drones and yet I don't seem to like them quite as much as I think I ought to. That is, I love the way you have painted them, but to me there seems to be something missing? I have looked at them a few times trying to pin it down and the only thing i can think of is that it is the wings. They take up a lot of area but nothing seems to be happening to them. The way you have painted the rest of them is great and I think that your smooth and careful style works really well on them. Most chaos stuff I have seen seems to be painted with a mindset of "this is chaos it needs to be A N G R Y ! ! !", but your style makes for a nice mix, enhancing the finer details of the sculpt while letting the drama of the model do the talking. I love the Nurglings, they look like sloppy piles of leaves up to no good. Autumnal. Rot. Proper nurgly. The Screamer is great. The colours and blending on that thing really make it look as though it is made of magic.

As regards your question, if I am honest, I do have a habit of switching off when I see models from another system (I'm almost exclusively GW). Having said that, I have started see some pretty amazing paint jobs for other games over the last year or so which have made me realise how much more there is out there. I've seen some pretty outstanding painting by Golem for Mantic's DreadBall for instance.

Anyway, been a while since I posted in this thread, so thought I would drop by. It remains very inspirational :-)

sigur
12-05-2013, 21:36
@kublai: Cheers. I come from a different perspective on the booth babes thing - I loathe women. :D Just kidding, I just think that the concept is insulting to men and women alike.

@Abraham Danglebreech: Thanks very much for the expansive comment. :) I see what you mean about the wings. If you're really crazy (i.e. if you have time like crazy) you could try pulling off some colourful shimmer stuff on the wings or something. The flies as they are consist of very cool colours, not much to make them "pop". I also think that a dark background would help the flies to look much more dramatic. Really need to pick up (or print) some dark backgrounds again. Thanks for the input.

Hey guys, I know it's been a while but here I am with some more Tzeentch daemon pictures:


Finished Screamers:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/screamers2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/screamers1.jpg

Kind of cool miniatures. The thing I love the most is their eyes and faces". This goes for all Tzeentch minis - They really look like they're out of a fever dream.


Finished Flamers:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/flamers2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/flamers1.jpg

Pretty cool models as well. I have no idea how you get so much variety out of a three figures box. Good stuff and I really like the colour scheme I cooked up for them. I was very unsure at first but I think it works.


Finished Chariot:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/chariot1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/chariot2.jpg

Well, lots of flames there. Again, really cool model I think. Yeah, it needs a base and a base it will get! Oh, and those little fellas too of course. You can't quite see it in the pictures but the gemstones on the disc change colour from yellow to pink over blue and green and such around the disc.


WIP Herald:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/theraldwip1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/theraldwip2.jpg

He's very WIP at this point but I'm sure you can see what look I'm going for.

I was very much looking forward to painting up this guy. That wicked grin, crescent moon shaped head... great stuff.

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sigur
12-05-2013, 21:36
...

In other news, it was my sister's birthday. No, there is no cake left, it's almost a month ago, the cake wouldn't be good any more. Cake aside, I ordered and painted a miniature for her latest dungeons and dragons character, a badger-themed Gnome druid:



http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/roleplaying-characters/gnome-druid-gros-1-schrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/roleplaying-characters/gnome-druid2-schrift1.jpg


The superb Gnome Druid miniature is by Reaper Miniatures (not much to say about them. Huge range of really cool stuff), the badgers are by Dark Sword Miniatures (check them out, I'm quite a fan of theirs. Lots of mind-bogglingly beautiful sculpts in there, especially for knights on foot, damsels, etc.). Hope that you like it.


Apart from that, I wrote a review for the highly anticipated Dark Age Warriors plastics box by Gripping Beast. It's historical viking-times stuff BUT they're highly usable for Warhammer or other fantasy stuff as well. They'd look great as Norse, more rural Empire militia or maybe if you prefer your chaos barbarians look a bit less beefy....


GB's Dark Age Warriors Review (http://battlebrushstudios.blogspot.co.at/2013/05/review-dark-age-warriors.html)

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dark-age-saga-dux-britanniarum/fyrd1schrift1.jpg


http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dark-age-saga-dux-britanniarum/fyrd2schrift1.jpg

Hope that you find the read interesting and/or helpful. I know, not strictly Fantasy, but highly adaptable and ...well, 20£ for 40 models. :)

Caiphas Cain
12-05-2013, 21:53
I really like the colorful daemons. The gnome is nice, too, but the badgers are great. :p

Harry
12-05-2013, 21:54
Wowsers ... the Tzeentch stuff is amazing ... AMAZING!!!
The flames on the chariot ... in fact that whole mini is something else.
Love the screamers too.

mrtn
13-05-2013, 06:15
Badgerific!

gonzosbignose
13-05-2013, 08:31
Waves at Sigur, having not left a message in some time.

Sig's, I trust you are well.

I loved the report from Salute, it looks like you had a wonderful time there.

Your recent Tzeentch models are as usual, massively impressive.

I recently stopped by your historic pages and admire your Viking things. After I have finished my current project... a lengthy Dwarven affair, I have a Viking army to do myself, so will put up some photos.

In the mean time, hey!

Regards

My name is Daniel and I am a wargamer

Meraklis
13-05-2013, 10:47
excellent work as always!
once question though; how did you paint the flames on the flamers? I would love to try something similar on the new HE phoenix!

Vazalaar
13-05-2013, 17:07
Wowsers ... the Tzeentch stuff is amazing ... AMAZING!!!
The flames on the chariot ... in fact that whole mini is something else.
Love the screamers too.

Indeed, fantastic work!

Scythe
14-05-2013, 06:27
Very nice updates. Love the Tzeentch stuff. I didn't like the flame chariot as model, but it looks so much better with those properly painted flames. And the screamers, some of my personal favourite models, looks fantastic.

sigur
25-07-2013, 17:34
@Caiphas Cain: Thanks very much!

@Harry: Thanks, mate. Your comments are always appreciated.

@mrtn: :D Cheers!

@gonzosbignose: Hey, thanks for dropping by. I am indeed rather fine, thanks. Salute was a rush. Very exhausting (around 2:30 PM I almost walked out but luckily opted for having a diet coke and a sit down for 20 minutes instead and then walked back in. ;) I was there on my own and not being the chatty kind of guy, the only people I stopped and say hello to were Henry Hyde, one of the South London Warlords to enquire (in my weird, heavy accent) about the 15mm models on their amazing Hammer's Slammers table and Neil Shuck. Oh, and a tiny bit of a chat with the Foundry people about GoblinAid and such. But it was a great show. The day after I visited the museum of natural history and gawked at some dinosaurs. :D Good weekend all around then. Ate a lot of crap, had very little sleep due to heavy snorers in my room (stayed in a six bed room at a hostel) and it was pretty expensive but it was worth it. Would love to go again next year but to justify that I'd probably have to bring a booth and lots of painted models and something like that. :S

@Meraklis: Thanks! Well, washes and masks were used. In this case I can justify the flames looking inverted with the models being Tzeentch and that's exactly what Tzeentch would do. Not sure if you want that on your HE but that's up to you of course.

@Tonny: Thanks!

@Scythe: Cheers. I have to say that I never was much of a Tzeentch guy but those Daemons are really, really pretty models.

So! It's been a while because I've been hung up on 40k and historicals for the past months. Today though I got a bit that's very much usable for Fantasy gaming as well!

First, here's a shot of my Zombies horde. Slightly modern-ishly clothed but oh well:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/zombie-apocalypse/zombies-background-schrift1.jpg


Then we got my brand new review of Mantic's Zombies Regiment (including an explanation why my box looked like this when it arrived):
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CKsOM_44n88/Ueyvxc3ZYiI/AAAAAAAADJc/J_PENGr_X_g/s1600/box+front.jpg

http://battlebrushstudios.blogspot.co.at/2013/07/review-mantic-games-zombie-regiment.html




That aside, I did some terrain building over the past three weeks and built meself a little medieval village! It was quite a ride, I tried some new stuff like teddy bear fur and such and I'm kinda proud of the result. But look for yourself:

Village with Anglo-Saxons:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dark-age-saga-dux-britanniarum/saxons4klein.jpg

Village with imperial detachment:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dark-age-saga-dux-britanniarum/imps2.jpg

Village with anachronistic Roman Velites:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dark-age-saga-dux-britanniarum/velites.jpg

A cat who started hanging around our house since a few weeks:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dark-age-saga-dux-britanniarum/kaaaaatze.jpg


...and here are the inevitable detail shots of the single houses.

Workshop
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dark-age-saga-dux-britanniarum/house3front.jpg

...

sigur
25-07-2013, 17:34
...


Houses
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dark-age-saga-dux-britanniarum/house7-front.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dark-age-saga-dux-britanniarum/house2detail.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dark-age-saga-dux-britanniarum/house1front.jpg


Watchtower:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dark-age-saga-dux-britanniarum/house6-watchtower-door.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dark-age-saga-dux-britanniarum/house6-watchtower-front.jpg


Granary (on stilts so neither vermin nor moisture would creep in)
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dark-age-saga-dux-britanniarum/house4frontgranary.jpg

stables
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dark-age-saga-dux-britanniarum/house5side-stable.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dark-age-saga-dux-britanniarum/house5-stable-detail.jpg


Of course there are some things I still lack on this project (like civilians, animals, some fields and more fences. By the way: The english wort "town" I think derives from the germanic word for fence. German word for fence is "Zaun" so very close there. Not 100% sure on this, just remember hearing it on the radio some months ago.) but for now I'm pretty happy with the whole result. What do you think?


Oh, by the way, I completely forgot to post another recent review on here. It's about the first release from Agema Miniatures and it's Republican Roman Velites! Those can also be converted to or just straight up put into Fantasy armies:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yhiLaeZ66Vc/UeYCPqjkabI/AAAAAAAADHQ/xTjoNsvT3C8/s1600/box+front.jpg

http://battlebrushstudios.blogspot.co.at/2013/07/review-agema-miniatures-velites.html


Hope you like it. :)

mrtn
25-07-2013, 18:55
Nice work all around, I think the time spent on the houses was worth it. :yes:
BTW, you messed up the last link.

Sir_Glonojad
25-07-2013, 19:13
Hey, the village is excellent! Are the roofs really made from "teddy bear fur"?

Crazy Harborc
26-07-2013, 00:26
Nice terrain, I say, I do. I read the review on your blog. I hope I can find some of those velites on this side of the Pond....SOON!

I am painting up more of Wargames Factory's Greeks. "Hail Caesar" needs LOTS of minies.....Hey....somebody has to paint em and use em!:D

Rhaivaen
26-07-2013, 01:39
Lovely village indeed...

Caiphas Cain
26-07-2013, 02:00
Nice. I'm too lazy to make my own terrain so props to you. :yes:

fluffy05
26-07-2013, 05:44
That village is epic!

Is it all scratch built or did you use some of the MDF kits going around as a base for the village?

Seneca75
26-07-2013, 06:24
Very nice village, the houses are great!
Did you use the tutorial from the "Tabletop Insider" on these?

Cheers
Sen

aku-chan
26-07-2013, 12:41
That's a great looking village.

kublai
26-07-2013, 16:28
Another great review sigur. I would have liked some historical reviewing though. I'm not quite sure, but I think some guys - who know their historical stuff - pointed out that there are some historical errors on these figures. I just wanted to mention that because that is a big deal for some people.

Your medieval houses look fantastic ! You should take commissions on terrain too :)

sigur
27-07-2013, 01:21
@mrtn: Thanks, fixed the link.

@Sir_Glonojad: Yup, it's basically the go-to-method unless you go for sculpted thatched roofs. I didn't skin any poor teddys though, just bought a bit of the stuff. ;)

@Crazy Harborc: Thanks, man, and indeed, someone has to paint them! ;) What do you think of the Wargames Factory's Greeks? And why do you go for those over Victrix ones?

@Rhaivaen: Cheers! :)

@Caiphas Cain: Yeah, terrain usually is the red-headed stepchild when it comes to time allocation but it IS rather vital. I know a guy who says "I got all my minis together mostly, now I focus on terrain" and he builds amazing stuff. Pretty inspiring.

@fluffy05: I used Warbases' Dark Ages MDF kits but to be honest, I just as well could have made all that from plasticard or something. That said, they're really good superstructure for doing such houses.

@Seneca75: Thanks very much and nope, never read Tabletop Insider. Is it any good? There should be an issue around (latest, possibly?) which has a bunch of pictures of Nurgle Daemons I painted though.

@aku-chan: Thanks!

@kublai: I take the reviews out of my time I'd usually use to do productive stuff and I'm really clueless when it comes to Roman history (not so much any more, started listening to this great 167something part podcast on the history of rome) and I don't think that the hardcore histrical wargamers really read my stuff and I'm always afraid that the people who do tend to get bored when I get into too much detail on historical things so I tend to keep that short unless it's a subject that's really close to my heart. The only historical inconsistency I found was that possibly the guys are supposed to wear leather helmets rather than metal ones but I didn't find a single mini online that was painted that way and the metal helmets just look so much better. If I got it right, light infantry never really was mentioned much in written sources at all in Roman times so I guess that there's some leeway in terms of design for model makers? But let me know if you find anything that people critisized about the kit, I'd love to hear. As for terrain commissions - very much open for it but people seem to prefer to have their Space Marines done first. ;)

So these little houses are mostly based on Warbases' Dark Age buildings range albeit some were converted and such. I plan to do a few single articles on what I did and how I did it to get from the bare MDF to these results but alas, I lack the time at the moment. In two weeks at the latest I plan to have those published.

Gargobot
27-07-2013, 03:22
Cats are cool!


(Leaving some room for that important fact to sink in...)



So, those houses look amazing! You should put up a link to how they looked before you gave em the king squirrel treatment. Barren pieces of mdf crap, and now... oh the glory. :D
But seriously really great houses, I'd love to play with terrain that nice.

Caiphas Cain
27-07-2013, 04:08
Wait, how (where?) did you buy teddy bear fur? I always thought you just shaved them or something, and that's why I've never even considered doing it!

So are your houses just made of MDF with some filler/sandy material for texture, balsa, and then fur? 'Cause if so, I could maybe, possibly, with a lot of effort, make some of them...

Cats are pretty cool, btw. He looks like a keeper too. ;)

Warbases's website isn't working for me. :(

Seneca75
27-07-2013, 07:54
@Seneca75: Thanks very much and nope, never read Tabletop Insider. Is it any good? There should be an issue around (latest, possibly?) which has a bunch of pictures of Nurgle Daemons I painted though.


It´s not too bad. It´s definitely better than the only German-speaking alternative for tabletop games: White Dwarf ;-)
I can´t remember any Nurgle Daemons in the last issue, so maybe they will be in the next issue?

Cheers,
Sen

kublai
27-07-2013, 14:28
Everyone loves Space Marines I guess :)

I did not find any historical criticism in English, but some in German (Piefkes mögen halt ihr Nörgeln :evilgrin:).

Just a little here: http://www.brueckenkopf-online.com/?p=82941

But a lot more here , especially Frank Becker's posts: http://www.sweetwater-forum.de/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=11620

Crazy Harborc
28-07-2013, 00:54
sigur

Well, I like Wargames Factory's Greeks because of the poses. I can avoid action poses. I avoid "the weapons and shields all over look". I prefer the at ease/relaxed but lined up look I can get with WGF's offering. I also like buying at a discount. These days there is a local store/website that discounts. WGF (and much else too).

Breazer
11-09-2013, 07:03
I love the houses you did Sigur. You made that rather dull kit into something really outstanding. Great work with the hairs on the roof and it just looks very convincing.
Keep up the good work (you i can never wiat to see more)

Harry
11-09-2013, 09:15
Love the Village. Great work. I am a big fan of terrain. Look forward to the tutorial on these.

Amazing painting on the zombies ... normally because they are in such numbers they get poor treatment. Great to see you give them the same care as your other models ... and I love that the Heroquest Zombie has snuck in there .... and is trying to pretend he matches the others. :D

Meraklis
12-09-2013, 13:34
I second the tutorial on the village.
Great work as always!

Are you excited about the rumoured Dark Elves release? Will you be painting any DE for your collection?

sigur
18-09-2013, 16:46
@Gargobot: Agreed. :yes: I'm currently working on the review of the house kits so there'll be pictures within the next ...months. :/

@Caiphas Cain: Thanks very much. The cat most definately is NOT a keeper, we're allergic here. Especially to cats. So during the day he resides on a pillow on the bench in front of our front door. He also got a pal coming over but that one runs away once a person shows up. It's weird, there seems to be a gang of cats living in our street who all have nice homes but just like hanging out on the street walking up to other houses, acting nice and getting food. This used to be a dog neighborhood but the dogs all died over the recent years (some of them were born at the same time and siblings actually) so the cats took over now. Them and the damn deer coming out of the forest, eating everybody's flowers. :P ANYWAY, yup, it's basically the MDF buildings, balsa wood, textured PVA stuff, teddy fur, HDF(?) bases.

@Seneca75: Yeah, there really is very, very little in the way of wargaming magazines in German. that said, even here it's still helluva much work and gamble trying to set up a wargaming magazine. As with GW itself, WD is its whole own entity I think. I'm not quite sure how it survives and it's incredibly expensive. That said, it IS tip top quality produced, there id tons of eyecandy and if it's someone's thing then he or she is to go ahead and have fun.

@kublai: Oh indeed. To be honest though, I (almost) always enjoy painting/converting Space Marines as well. Oh, that reminds me: My local GW store has a bit of a painting contest! Paint a tactical squad of Space Marines but it has to be a squad from the NEW tactical box. :D But it's cool, you can win a poster. Thanks for the links. Of course people on Sweetwater would find something to critizise. It's like TMP, it just sounds different. :D (not saying that I don't like either forums!)

@Crazy Harborc: Hmmm, I've got greeks in 15mm already but I'm curious about the WGF ones. Judging from WGF's other offerings, I think they'd even scale rather well with stuff like Victrix Greeks.

@Breazer: Thanks muchly for giving the thread a bit of a kickstar- oh wait, I guess you can't say that word any more without rabid masses 'sharing' the post and asking where they can insert money. :P Anyway, thanks for the comment, glad you like the houses!

@Harry: Cheers mate, good to have you over. ;-) It's nice houses indeed. Tutorial - not sure if there's going to be a full one but I'll make sure to have a bit of that in the review (because with MDF terrain, there really isn't all that much to review really). Yeah, I'm trying to have at least a bit of personality in each of the zombies. I mean they'll be on the table for 99% of each game so they're essentially terrain (speaking of which - the biiiig problem with my zombie gaming plans. At this point In time I'm almost willing to go for cardboard stuff. On top of that, I'd need terrain that doesn't look like some US metropolis. The one game of All Things Zombie I've had we actually used just cardboard boxes for buildings which worked darned well because the games were set basically in our hometown so we know what the places look anyway.) which is why they should look nice. The Heroquest zombie being in the mix was more or less of a happy accident. Due to my general messiness, the guy - over the course of months - had made his way from some random box over another random box, over some shelf onto my table and some night I was done with one thing, didn't want to start another thing so I saw him sitting there on the table, looking all "graah". I don't have a potatoe for a heart so I rebased and painted him (didn't even prime him, but don't tell anybody) up so he could join the party. ;)

@Merkalis: Thanks. I'll see that I get the review&half-tutorial done asap. As for Dark Elves... well, let's put it this way: These shiny new all-plastic Cold One knights are still about 20% painted. The Marauder Witch Elves I had bought around the same time - well, they're based? Haven't played WHFB since early 7th edition, don't even own 8th edition rulebook. HOWEVER! There are plans for the Dark Elves in the future. I've heard rather good things about the Kings of War rules (but good luck trying to find someone who'd play that with me) so that's an option. Probably more realistic: My gaming buddy/nemesis recently rebased his Orcs and Goblins (awesome early 1990s army) on Impetus bases and urged me to do the same with my Dark Elves. I probably won't rebase them for now but I'm rather taken with Impetus. Only shame is that Impetus Fantasy has probably the most apalling Elves army list a Dark Elves player can think of. I'm sure that someone came up with a better one by now though so yeah, they might see some Impetus action on the table. Are there any model rumours yet?


Phew. Thanks for all the comments, very much appreciated. What was I doing here again? Oh yes, I wrote a review of something!

Review: Warlord Games Firelock Storming Party (http://taleofpainters.blogspot.co.at/2013/09/review-warlord-games-firelock-storming.html)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZahK2qZ-s3c/UjZTS5imQWI/AAAAAAAADhk/-cEb0Xt4vZ4/s1600/paintedbackground.jpg

This review takes a look at the models from a slightly different angle though. Aside from general considerations, the main question is "Can I use them in my Empire army?".




edit:

Oh, I also wrote another review that got WAY more attention too. It's Wargames Factory's Apocalypse Survivors - The Women!

Revierw: Apocalypse Survivors - The Women (http://battlebrushstudios.blogspot.co.at/2013/09/review-apocalypse-survivors-women.html)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CkKYGB2_LB0/UjDHl95ZGfI/AAAAAAAADdM/a2EJLnxR8yM/s1600/all+painted.jpg

Hope you like it. :)





edit2: I also just started a new painting log in which I plan to cover the smaller to tiny historical projects I do which don't really warrant their own project logs. You can find it here. (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?381112-Battle-Brush-Studios-little-histories&p=6920923#post6920923)

Solun Decius
19-09-2013, 15:35
Hey man! Excellent update.
My last comment was about not liking "normal" human models in general but I guess it's not that simple because the Saxons you painted around that time really caught my eye and I find them awesome, both the models and the painting. Compared to that I find the painting on your Firelock Storming Party to be amazing and really bring them to life, but they still seem a bit boring to me. I think it's something about "just soldiers" without some fantasy or craziness element that just doesn't do it for me.
The medieval village is crazy good. So worth it to take the time to do proper terrain.

EmperorNorton
19-09-2013, 16:34
I am so tempted to buy the Apocalypse Survivors, both male and female, but I couldn't make them look half as good.

Daniel36
01-11-2013, 16:02
Haven't been to this log in ages, if at all... I think I know why though... It's probably just jealousy.
Lovely stuff all around... I am really jealous of how you can give normally bright colours a very muted tone, yet still colourful. Marvellous!!

kublai
03-11-2013, 22:40
Fantastic stuff. I really like that storming party !

sigur
20-11-2013, 16:11
@Solun Decius: Thanks very much for the comment. You certainly have a point there. Me, I always liked regular grunts and my favourite thing about WHFB is how it used to be somewhat grounded in reality and used historical designs for many of its models. It certainly steers away from that I suppose. :D But yeah, I like "just soldiers" a whole lot but there are tons of people who like a fantastic bent to models and I can understand it. It's just a taste thing I suppose. Even more so, thanks for the compliments on the "just dudes" models I do. Very much appreciated. :)

@EmperorNorton: Meh, still get them. At the price point you can't do much wrong. The models are great and fill a very interesting niche.

@Daniel36: Hey, long time no see and thanks for the comment! As long as the reason for not checking isn't raging hatred I guess it's alright. ;)

@kublai: Thanks! During Warlord's sprues sale I got a sprue of Pike&Shotte soldiers (pikemen/musketeers) as well. God knows when I got the time to review them but they will show up at some point in time!


Hey, hey, doing a new Fantasy commission thing! Very, very interesting stuff indeed. 6mm Fantasy models (the infantry bases are 45mm in width, the cavalry one is 40mm). Those models are finished, except for the flag on the human soldiers.

http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/SigurSquirrel/wip2-3.jpg

http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/SigurSquirrel/wip1-7.jpg

Kaos
20-11-2013, 17:53
The village is top notch and I really like them tzeentch demons!

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Daniel36
20-11-2013, 18:02
6mm huh? Wouldn't have thought it, the way you painted them. Looked more like 10mm.

You are good... You are really good...

kublai
20-11-2013, 22:02
6mm huh? Wouldn't have thought it, the way you painted them. Looked more like 10mm.

You are good... You are really good...

What he said :)

sigur
21-11-2013, 15:07
@Kaos: Thanks! :)

@Daniel36: Cheers, much appreciated. Especially the humans reminded me a lot of painting Warmaster minis.

@kublai: See above. :D


Another picture of some odds end ends of this colleciton (all still WIP):

http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/SigurSquirrel/wip3-1.jpg

Some 6mm human knights, the humans I posted before, now with the banner half-done (the flag, the shield on the champion and the trumpet's little pendant displaying the lord's coat of arms), a Mighty Empires marker (very, very interesting piece. As close to painting "flats" as I ever got. That's a thing I'd be interested in painting as well some day. They do quite interesting things with those flat tin soldiers nowadays with perspective and such) and a 10mm scale fantasy horsey.

OLIVERASO
21-11-2013, 16:22
The horse is a dolly in fact. An released model have an raider to go with this horse.

mrtn
21-11-2013, 19:53
Swedish soldiers huh? Looking good. :cool:

Breazer
22-11-2013, 07:01
Nice work on the tinies Sigur... I'm always amazed how much detail you can still cramm on the little fellas.

Daniel36
22-11-2013, 07:41
Holy cow! The green guys with the banner... They look like they are cut out of a stained glass window!
I've been thinking a lot about smaller scale stuff and your work is only inspiring me to go for it.

Karak Norn Clansman
22-11-2013, 10:56
Are your customer Swedish? :D

The hobby god is much pleased with your progress, high priest!

Crazy Harborc
24-11-2013, 00:53
Those minies DO look good, heck, they look great. I don't think I could paint any details on minies in that scale. Well, give me a can of spray paint...I'll give it a try.

sigur
05-03-2014, 19:40
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/basewip1.jpg

Mystery things!

sigur
07-03-2014, 03:00
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/marienburg-landship/wip10.jpg

This is way more WIP than it may look like mind you. :) Still, I thought that after two years it's time for an update again. :D

Caiphas Cain
07-03-2014, 04:59
Very cool. Took you long enough, though! ;) What's left to finish?

sigur
07-03-2014, 12:43
Thanks very much. Well, this basically is the version I Never wanted to make. Originally my idea would have taken a base that's at least 50% bigger, would have required me to paint a ton of other models and so on.This version is the "I think I should get this thing done" one really because I realized that I don't have much in the way of centrepiece models to showcase. With Austrian Salute coming up I thought I should have one of those. Also, 2014 is the year in which I want to actually finish stuff that's piled up over the years. A few months ago I found this picture frame and I thought it makes for a great diorama frame which also helped me getting on with this project.

In terms of what's left to do: The monkey obviously (finished that bugger earlier today), crew needs a little rework, ship itself needs some more work (for example, the freehand on the figure in the front is only sketched out really, I need to add some flag (still not sure which one I'll go for. I increased the size of the mast by at least 50% because I wanted to add a bit of rigging and a sail and now a too big flag on the top might make the thing a little top heavy), some overall weathering and so on. Base needs more work as well.

So as you can see I'm right at the beginning of the horrible "last 20%" phase. ;)

Crazy Harborc
07-03-2014, 23:28
THAT is a great looking land ship. I for one did not guess what you planned to put on that frame. I do look forward to more WIP photos for the catch up work on those old projects.

kublai
08-03-2014, 10:12
Fantastic work sigur ! :)

sigur
09-03-2014, 23:49
@Crazy Harborc: Thanks very much! Dang, I guess I actually have to dig up the old half-finished things and give them a makeover, right? :D

@kublai: Thanks very much, Sir! :)

Alright peeps, this is how finished it will be at the show next week:

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/marienburg-landship/vera10groszerschrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/marienburg-landship/vera1schrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/marienburg-landship/vera4groszerschrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/marienburg-landship/vera5groszerschrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/marienburg-landship/vera6kleinschrift1.jpg

Yeah, it still lacks the flag and the freehand on the front shield is still quite raw BUT it looks quite sexy on the first look. I hope that you think so as well.

Well, it's Sunday late at night, let's get to the bloggy stuff in which I pester you will walls of text with too much information from my weird existance.

This weekend was rather eventful I have to say. A few weeks ago a friend of mine who works at a radio station asked me if I wanted to partake in show on the radio in which he hosts have to guess a person's job and they always need new freaks with weird jobs. I have to say that I got a face that's quite suited for being on the radio so there was a perfect fit. I wasn't really sure weather I really should do it because this just isn't something my personality is made for. But then again I would have regretted it for the rest of my life so I just went and did it. Of course I wasn't clever or funny or good in the least but to think that I, as a miniatures painter, being on a live radio show for an hour with a host of whom I've been a HUGE fan eversince my early teens - that pretty much is wilder than anything I could have made up. For once, I think I got something I could impress 15 year old me with. The show can be listened to for the next five days on the station's website, it's in German and probably not highly interesting but oh well. :-D I did that now. :)

kublai
10-03-2014, 00:01
She is a beauty sigur ;) I love the way you painted the wood. By the way, could you please take a picture of your photo set up ? That picture is so ice and clear. I would really like to see how you are doing it.

Abraham Danglebreech
10-03-2014, 00:05
That's lovely. I can't think of anything that could make that any better. Perfect.

mrtn
10-03-2014, 11:54
That's a good looking ship! :yes: Congrats on being a radio star, too bad it's in foreign. :D

sigur
10-03-2014, 12:56
@kublai: Thanks and yeah, I'll post a picture of my setup. After years I FINALLY made a rather helpful upgrade.

@Abraham Danglebreech: Thank you, a very satisfying compliment. :D

@mrtn: Cheers! As you know we record everything in Foreign to upset people. :D


Here's a little detail picture I forgot to post earlier:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/marienburg-landship/vera3klein.jpg

Took me long enough to bend the shield to be flat on one side, bent upwads and cracked on the other side. ;)

Breazer
10-03-2014, 14:06
This is so cool.. awesome work my friend!

Horace35
15-03-2014, 15:31
Wow that's some really delightful painting. Love the wood and the yellows and blues :)

Do you mind going through the basing stuff you use? Your basing is amazing

Karak Norn Clansman
16-03-2014, 19:11
Astounding landship. The best I've seen so far by a long shot.

sigur
18-03-2014, 00:09
@Breazer: Thanks, mate! :)

@Horace35: Thank you. Well, if you're interested in how I build up such vignettes you can read about it in my article in Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 70 (which I will never cease plugging :D ). As for vegetation itself, I'm using all kinds of things from different manufacturers (Army Painter, Tajima1, Mininatur, model railway stuff from Busch and the like and so on), some home-mixed shades of static grass and I think it takes a kind of feel for how to scatter the things across the base. Not saying that I'm doing it perfectly but it's one of those experience/feel things.

@Karak Norn Clansman: Thanks very much. Nothing less I had to aim for, otherwise the investment would have been for nought. :) Very much appreciated.


I displayed the landship at Austrian Salute last Saturday where it was very positively received as well. :)

By the way, here's my picture report of the show:
http://www.battlebrushstudios.com/2014/03/austrian-salute-2014.html

Sir_Glonojad
18-03-2014, 06:10
​Grats on getting the radio show, always a good thing for the hobby (unless You fear more painters would go professional - but I wouldn't fear competion with Your skill anyway ;) ).


The landship is excellent, You could really show of with Your skills and did it. It is however dwarfed by its own scenic base which is simply perfect or evn beyond...

And I don't even like the model as such. ;)

Horace35
21-03-2014, 09:41
@Horace35: Thank you. Well, if you're interested in how I build up such vignettes you can read about it in my article in Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 70 (which I will never cease plugging :D ). As for vegetation itself, I'm using all kinds of things from different manufacturers (Army Painter, Tajima1, Mininatur, model railway stuff from Busch and the like and so on), some home-mixed shades of static grass and I think it takes a kind of feel for how to scatter the things across the base. Not saying that I'm doing it perfectly but it's one of those experience/feel things.

Thanks, I checked out the article. Only £2 for a digital back issue if others are interested! :)

I do however have another question. For the still water do you add any pigment to it? I have read conflicting methods on this and I am intending to use some on a project once I have my new house in some sort of order. Or do you just put it neat onto the darker brown base you use?

Ta :)

sigur
02-04-2014, 12:46
@Sir_Glonojad: Oh well, the whole paintmonkey market is overrun with commission painters anyway. ;) Thanks though.

@Horace35: Cheers, hope you enjoyed the article! In this instance I didn't add any pigments to the water. I can see this working rather well. For instance for the vignette I did for Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy maybe I should have added a little blue to the water but most of the times I think it works well enough as clear water. What I did on the Landship base is adding some green streaks to the water effect before it settled to give it a bit of a look of underwater growths or small green "clouds" where the water would be more still to simulate algea. That kind of stuff I do, but no larger-volume colouring of the water. With the darker earth tone I used on the Landship base I don't think it would show anyway.



I went on to doing some more Mordheim figures to add to the warband I built/converted and painted.

Here's a little reminder just in case you forgot:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/mordheim/warband1_0.jpg

And here's the first WIP shot of the new additional characters:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/wip1-6.jpg

An elven ranger, a down-on-his-luck knight and a Warlock. That knight is such an amazing model. As you may remember, the blister comes with a horse-mounted version of the guy as well and guess what - his right hand is completely miscast. Not as in "boo-hoo, I have to apply basic modelling skills and cut off some excess material" (as you read quite a lot these days on certain Facebook groups. People see a millimeter of excess flash on a resin(!) model for example and think about ringing up the manufacturer to ask for a replacement. It's mind-boggling), it's proper GW metal miscasting, i.e. somehow it looks like they poured way too little metal and half the part is missing and what's there is a misshapen lump of metal. So tomorrow I'm meeting with the client, I'll have to present him with the problem and ask wether I should resculpt the hand or see that I can maybe replace it with a similar part and model it so it looks fitting or something like that. Such a shame because it's an OOP model and all. Even bought quite a while ago as the blister still had a price tag giving a price in German Mark so it's pre-Euro days. :)

Anyway, the colour scheme concept is like with the other mercenaries in that warband (the other Elf, the Dwarven Slayer and the Ogre) - they should stand out as looking different to the rest with some subtle colouring pulling them a little into the very tight colour scheme of the rest of the gang. On these three I'm mainly using the purple simply because I really like painting purple. The yellow is showing up too a little on the new elf and the Warlock also has some of the blue, albeit a lot more muted. Speaking of the Warlock: it's the Avatars of War Necromancer with the scythe blade clipped off the staff. It's one of AoW's first models and certainly not one of their best but it's not bad either. It just looks rather flat. Anyway, that moment you paint a Necromancer and mid-way through you realize you recreated Skeletor's colour scheme... :D At this point nothing but the robe was painted and I considered painting the face in a greenish hue, same with the flame in his hand but opted against it. Would have been too silly and there's no green in the gang's colour scheme so meh. So I'm saving the Skeletor theme for another day.

Anyway, I hope that you like the pictures!

mrtn
02-04-2014, 12:56
Nice OSL there. Shame about the miscast rider.

Breazer
02-04-2014, 21:43
excellent work so far. They will be awesome once done im sure. hope your client will let you resculpt it. should be doable. Keep it up amigo!

kublai
02-04-2014, 22:17
Hey sigur nice work ! Miscasts are horrible :(

Sorry to bother you again but..............you wanted to show us your photo set up. Only if it is not too much a hassle though :)

Kaos
03-04-2014, 21:40
Excellent! As always!

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Karak Norn Clansman
03-04-2014, 22:11
That warband will win you prizes in painting competitions.

zeuso
11-06-2014, 11:52
Hey Sigur!

Just finished reading through all 145 pages over a period of a few months and had to leave a comment saying how much of an inspiration you have been to me!

There are too many fantastic pieces of work to pick a favorite, what has been interesting and motivating is how your skills have improved from the beginning of the log to now.

The log isn't as active as it used to be, I'm hoping this is because your focus has shifted more to 40k (going to start reading through that log now :p) and not for any personal reasons.

Anyway keep up the fantastic work you crazy talented squirrel! :D

Z

zoggin-eck
12-06-2014, 14:15
Ahh! Those 6mm are unreleased proto-Warmaster aren't they :cries:

I've never seen them painted, so for a go while there I was desperately searching your posts for a description of who makes them, until a well known unreleased fan chimed in :D With these and the Microworld 6mm range, I already had visions of all the models I would buy. You broke my heart, Sigur!

Really nice work by the way. The different patterns but same colour scheme for the shields is ace. More effort than most put into 28mm.



...a Mighty Empires marker (very, very interesting piece. As close to painting "flats" as I ever got. That's a thing I'd be interested in painting as well some day. They do quite interesting things with those flat tin soldiers nowadays with perspective and such)...

Now that's a great idea for a project! I though the same thing about them being like "flats". I have an unpainted army's worth of the emipre army banners and some undead somewhere.

sigur
16-06-2014, 00:49
@mrtn: Thanks! Yeah, usually it wouldn't be a big thing but with an OOP mini it's always problematic. Anyway, it wasn't too hard to fix. A hand from a Greatsword, some green stuff sculpting and done. :-)

@Breazer: Cheers, it wasn't too bad but I like to ask before I do anything with OOP minis.

@Kublai: Oh yes. Especially if you think back to how often you got a miscast with a GW figure. Once in ten years maybe?

@Kaos: Thanks muchly!

@Karak Norn Klansman: Mordheim painting competitions? Don't be silly. :D But yeah, it's a fun bunch. That was a cool project.

@zeuso: Hey zeuso, thanks for dropping me a comment and for chewing through this whole plog. ;-) Yeah, this plog generally gets less attention from me these days, mostly because I get way more sci-fi/40k commission work these days than Fantasy. And non-commission stuff I do these days is mostly historical stuff. Great to hear that you enjoyed the plog, your lines are much appreciated. Hope you like the 40k one as well. After that you can get into the multitude of historical plogs I started over the past one and a half years. :D

@zoggin-eck: Thanks very much. Baccus Miniatures have a small Fantasy range and for humans you could use regular historical minis from various manufacturers. Maybe painting them black and painting them like skeletons will let you get away with an undead look. ;-) At Austrian Salute I had a chat with a gentleman who's in the "flats" painting scene and it's a fascinating sub-culture of the miniatures painting sub-culture. He told me of an annual event these chaps have on which they meet at a castle and paint flats together and if you show up with a "full" miniature they put you head first into a pot of bubbling melted lead! (or at least they sneer at you) Flats commission painted charge per "side" I heard as well. :D I checked out a facebook group and it's rather impressive how these things are cast nowadays. Oh well. I guess it won't make you rich though. But if you want to achieve that I guess you either do nothing with wargaming at all or have some monkey draw up a naked zombie nazi cheerleader with jetpack and some huge gun and have the production of that funded on Kickstarter [/old man mumblings] :-D Anyway, cool stuff.

SO! Time to open the windows, dust off the old thread, let some fresh air in and such, right?

First off, thanks for all the comments and keeping the thread in order while I was gone.

Here's a crystal squirrel:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/other/crystsqrrl1.jpg

Well, clear plastic but who's that picky? ;-) It was a christmas present ornament thing I got along with some present years ago and since then it popped up periodically when ever I was cleaning up. I couldn't really think of what to do with it so I gave it some regular basing. Now I still have no clue what to do with it but at least it looks more proper now.

Next point on the list: Mordheim figures. I can't believe I didn't post the finished models.

Warlock:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/mordheim/warlock1schrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/mordheim/warlock2schrift1.jpg


Elven Ranger:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/mordheim/elf1schrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/mordheim/elf2schrift1.jpg


Knight:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/mordheim/ritter1bschrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/mordheim/ritter2bschrift1.jpg

sigur
16-06-2014, 00:51
Then there's this Dystopian Wars fleet I did. Not sure if this belongs in Sci-Fi or Fantasy so I'll post it in here as well.

Dystopian Wars fleet - League of Italian States:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dystopian-wars/fullfleet1kleinschrift1.jpg

The big ships - an aircraft (and torpedo boat) carrier, a battleship, three cruisers:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dystopian-wars/bigships2schrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dystopian-wars/bigships1schrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dystopian-wars/bigships3schrift1.jpg


Size comparison shots:

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dystopian-wars/sizecomparison2schrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dystopian-wars/sizecomparisonschrift1.jpg


Bombers:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dystopian-wars/bombers1schrift1.jpg

Tiny Fliers:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dystopian-wars/tinyflyersschrift1.jpg

sigur
16-06-2014, 00:52
In front of white background - Carrier:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dystopian-wars/carrier1schrift1.jpg

Battleship and Cruisers:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dystopian-wars/battleshipcruisers1schrift1.jpg

Torpedo Boats squadron:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dystopian-wars/torpedoboote2schrift1.jpg

Escorts squadron:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dystopian-wars/escorts1schrift1.jpg


...and now for the latest - the test mini for a Freebooter's Fate Imperial warband:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/testminiwip1-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/testminiwip2-1.jpg

The pictures aren't the best but the fella's still WIP so it's okay I guess.
Hope you like the fleet and the other pictures!! :)

Rhaivaen
16-06-2014, 05:00
Very nice work, stunning! :)

Kaos
17-06-2014, 08:08
That is one heck of an update my friend! Looking good!!

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sigur
17-06-2014, 11:37
@Rhaivaen: Thanks muchly, Sir!

@Kaos: Cheers. Goes to show that I've been sloppy with updating in here. :p


Some more testing, this time adding the blue-greenish bits for characters:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/testminis2.jpg

Breazer
17-06-2014, 18:56
the turqouise is a nice breaking colour. and excellent models as always dude!

gonzosbignose
19-06-2014, 12:13
Hello stranger!!! :-)

Latest stuff looking as awesome as always.

Hope you are well

Regards

My name is Daniel and I am a wargamer

Arhalien
30-06-2014, 23:38
I've only had a chance to look through the last few pages, but it seems I've missed a lot of amazing things so I'll have to read the rest of the log at some point.

The land ship is wonderful: crisply painted with a lot of character and detail. Likewise the Mordheim models: the Avatars of War models work really well at fitting in with the Mordheim look on this evidence.

And I have commented briefly on the Italians on Facebook but I'll say it in much more detail here. That is a stunning fleet: one of the best I've seen for Dystopian Wars. You've given the whole fleet a very understated, elegant look, which is really interesting given the relatively gaudy look of the Italian models.

All things told: good stuff :)

sigur
01-07-2014, 00:04
@Breazer: Thanks, buddy!

@gonzosbignose: Look who's there, it's the long lost son. :D Thanks for dropping by and commenting, pal! Are you regularly on again and working on your Nurgle stuff along with your lady?

@Arhalien: :D :D Hey, now there's a name that takes me back. There is less going on in this thread here than I would like to but maybe I should post more updates if it summons fellas of old. Thanks for the comment. I was rather surprised about how well the Dystopian Wars fleet went over on Facebook especially. The project took longer than planned (in part due to me misinterpreting basic orders too I have to admit :p ) but the fleet is with its owner, had their first game and drew some compliments already so things are well. Are you wandering Warseer regularly these days?


Hey peeps. The test minis have been confirmed to look pleasing enough so I proceeded to put together the next batch of minis and worked on another Arquebusier.

http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/SigurSquirrel/esmewip1.jpg
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She's very WIP at this point. I'll make her look prettier, I promise. :p I still have to work out how to properly do these Werner Klocke faces. It's funny, I never cared too much for his sculpts but basically the instant I had one of them in my hands finally I have to admit that these are ultra-lovely. Especially with all that stuff around nowadays, all those soulless digital sculpts and such... it's good that people like him are around. Klocke and Kev White - those are the few of the big names in sculpting who actually have a very distinctive style to them. Good stuff. Fun to work with. Only problem might be that I can't do the sculpts justice.

Crazy Harborc
01-07-2014, 00:12
Oh....YES....she does have a fine arquebusier there. ;) Interesting spelling IMHO.

sigur
01-07-2014, 18:39
@Crazy Harborc: Thanks! :D

Another WIP, this time it's wee Tamborino:

http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/SigurSquirrel/tamwip1.jpg

Fun miniature. :)

Breazer
01-07-2014, 18:45
These are looking rather spectacular even though they are WIP. I think you most certainly do them justice. They come to life with your work.
great stuff... keep it up

Sir_Glonojad
01-07-2014, 19:12
The little guy is cute, nice work!

I wonder how will the gal look like, though why would she keep her boobies exposed like that... nevermind, it works ;)

Sureshot05
01-07-2014, 20:44
They're both looking great. Your paint job tempts me into getting a set of my own. Stunning work as always.

Karak Norn Clansman
01-07-2014, 21:27
Nice fantasy and Dystopian War models. Great stuff as always. :)

sigur
02-07-2014, 01:14
@Breazer: Thanks muchly, sir!

@Sir_Glonojad: They're not exposed, she's wearing a perfectly fine shirt to cover them up! :D

@Sureshot05: Cheers. I'm really starting to like these figures. They aren't cheap, but you don't need that many to play and the game's said to be really good actually. Actually, the ever-goodly Meeples and Miniatures Podcast had a review of the game on a rather recent episode (#126).

@Karak Norn Clansman: Cheers, thanks for commenting!

Okay, that's one more WIP but then it's bedtime!

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/other/sergwip1.jpg

Hope you like her, see ya tomorrow.

Sir_Glonojad
02-07-2014, 05:29
This one'nice but haif is great - I like the lighting a lot!

Arhalien
02-07-2014, 11:36
@Arhalien: :D :D Hey, now there's a name that takes me back. There is less going on in this thread here than I would like to but maybe I should post more updates if it summons fellas of old. Thanks for the comment. I was rather surprised about how well the Dystopian Wars fleet went over on Facebook especially. The project took longer than planned (in part due to me misinterpreting basic orders too I have to admit :p ) but the fleet is with its owner, had their first game and drew some compliments already so things are well. Are you wandering Warseer regularly these days?


I hopefully should be wandering around from time to time: certainly a lot more frequently than I have for the last few years! I have a lot of old project logs to catch up on (Harry's needs at least a day set aside for it I think).

I'm liking the arquebusier models: very crisp painting, and the faces have some good character to them. Looking forward to seeing more :)

sigur
02-07-2014, 20:49
@Sir_Glonojad: Thanks muchly!

@Arhalien: Well, good to see you're back to Warseer. ;) Yeah, asi I said before - years back i never cared much for the style of these minis, I never was much into pirates, now the wargaming I do in my own spare time are mostly historical stuffs so I never jumped on the Freebooter's Fate train but these minis are excellent. I did a bunch of FBF minis years ago in the shape of a Brotherhood warband which were also absolutely stunning figures (a lot more of those will show up on here over the next few weeks). Good stuff. Rules are good as well, they say. As I told sureshot05 - the ever so great Meeples and Miniatures Podcast's episode 126 has a review of Freebooter's Fate.

Well, so much for them:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/freebooter039s-fate/batch1bschrift1.jpg



Hope you like them, there's a lot more to come for the Imperials!

Breazer
02-07-2014, 21:50
Very much approved sir.

kublai
02-07-2014, 22:44
They turned out superb. But I have to admit; the sculpts don't do it for me.

Forse
04-07-2014, 01:40
Good job. The sharpshooter on the far right is my favorite. Looks like a pro.

The little drummer is also nice.

kazan
04-07-2014, 12:16
I love your staff. Excellent work! They are al freebooter, aren't they?

Sir_Glonojad
05-07-2014, 06:12
Great work! Are the bases 20mm?

Schmapdi
06-07-2014, 00:32
Great work! Are the bases 20mm?

They're Freebooter, yes - and 25mm on the bases.

And fantastic job! Looking forward to seeing more of them.

sigur
06-07-2014, 14:36
Thanks, guys!

@Breazer: Cheers, buddy!

@kublai: Fair enough. I wasn't a huge fan of them for the longest time as well. :D But now I think they are really, really pretty.

@Forse: Thanks!

@kazan: Indeed, all Freebooter's Fate.

@Sir_Glonojad: Like Schmapdi said, 25mm squares. :)

@Schmapdi: Thanks muchly, there is a LOT more to come in terms of Freebooter's Fate over the next..well, months even I'd say.

Here's a new WIP of the next batch of figures:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/other/batch2wip1.jpg


Another little thing - between March and June the updates on my website www.battlebrushstudios.com have been ..let's say a bit irregular (due to technical difficulties, some real life stuff, etc) This is remedied now and new updates pop up roughly every three to five days so pop over if you want to see some stuff. ;)

was1974
06-07-2014, 17:44
Ok would you mind lending me some of your paintskills. Aspecialy the way you do your eyes. Really great paint work.

Breazer
07-07-2014, 07:12
looking good sigur...i like the lady best so far. you're adding nice detail to the dress

sigur
08-07-2014, 14:23
@was1974: Thanks very much but sorry, no. :D

@Breazer: Yeah, she's a cool mini. From the Empire starter box too so kind of affordable. ;)

Update!
http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/SigurSquirrel/batch23.jpg

The Asaltores (with the coats) are finished now, same with Ahondaro (pickaxe guy). From the last update, Teniente Máton (pistol lady) is also finished, Cazador Comadreja (guy with breastplate) still needs a tiny bit of work I think. Not quite happy with him. But I think I'll finish the Marines fist (latest picture in the left). Hope you like them!

Schmapdi
08-07-2014, 20:28
Grrr Sigur - there are so few Freebooter Fate minis I didn't like and didn't want - especially for the Impalas - now you're coming along and making them look all awesome and making me want them. Tamborino was one, Ahondaro was another. Don't you be painting up Torpe!

sigur
08-07-2014, 23:43
...Don't you be painting up Torpe!

:shifty: :cheese:

Crazy Harborc
09-07-2014, 00:10
THAT woman/minie is GREAT:D Oh yeah the other ones look good too.

sigur
09-07-2014, 23:36
@Crazy Harborc: :D Isn't she? And as I said, from the starter box too. Nice to have such a cool one in the starter box.



The warband is about halfway done!

Here are the first 13 models, two of them need a little more work.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2OwzdXdNH4U/U72m8ed4JeI/AAAAAAAAFFE/4iJzT-gWNT8/s1600/batchhalf.jpg

Some of my Apocalpyse Survivors I painted for the review last year might show up in an issue of Wargames Illustrated in the near future. :)

Breazer
10-07-2014, 09:08
Starting to really come together the kid and the black haired lady are still one of my favourites... they also really kinda pop out in the group. Awesome work...but cant expect any less from you anymore :D ;)

sigur
11-07-2014, 00:53
@Breazer: Thanks very much! :)

Update!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/batch4.jpg

First Mate, Capitan Leon and - by special request ;) - Torpe

Hope you like them so far, even though there isn't much to see yet.

edit: I realized that I hadn't posted a picture of the finished powdered guy yet. Here he is, amongst is red army friends. :p

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/froufrou.jpg

Gargobot
11-07-2014, 01:30
Sorta reminds me of Michael Jackson. So we know you started something. :p
Looking great mate!

Schmapdi
11-07-2014, 06:19
Damn you! *shakes fist*

You should contact Freebooter minis about doing some painting for them. They've been using a bunch of new guys this year with ... mixed results. Your Jarrono is fantastic, and I'll be keeping an eye on Torpe. But I'm guessing even the best of paint jobs won't make him look like he hasn't just swallowed a beach ball.

was1974
11-07-2014, 07:16
MMM where do I start, alls such great stuff. that last guy is really cool. You can see his stuck aristocracy drip of the figure. I love the way you blend your red. Gives a good soft red without loosing the main colour.

Hope you will produce more.

Keep them coming

Crazy Harborc
12-07-2014, 00:14
The "Powdered guy" Once upon a time, there were a whooole bunch of "powdered guys" running around, mostly in the Old World I do believe. THAT said this one (a fine paint job by the by) looks like an opponent I would NOT try to cross blades with.

Oh is that a Revlon lip gloss?:D

sigur
15-07-2014, 20:56
@Gargobot: Thanks for logging in. :p :D

@Schmapdi: Cheers, I'll do my best. :) It's hard though, the guy is rather round. About contacting FB Minis - yeah, I considered that as well.

@was1974: Thanks very much!

@Crazy Harborc: Each morning the peasants have to crush 2 kilos of tiny sea crabs to get that colour! ;) Thanks for commenting, buddy!

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/freebooter039s-fate/batch5.jpg

Here we got some old, some new, in various stages of being almost finished to completely finished. :)

Breazer
16-07-2014, 16:20
Great new batch, i like the blondie and the fatty on the left. very characterful

mrtn
17-07-2014, 09:59
Oh, I missed a whole new warband (think your photobucket account was worked out last time I visited this thread)! Looking pretty good. :)

was1974
17-07-2014, 17:48
Very nice update again, I have to agree with brezer those guys / girl are cool miniatures

Crazy Harborc
18-07-2014, 23:25
I just left the Pro Gloria thread. These guys and the gal will make perfect add ins as leaders and friends.;) I have GOT to restock my shelves with minies to assemble and paint. (It's a good wakeup reason for us OLD farts)

sigur
29-07-2014, 22:33
@Breazer: Thanks very much!

@mrtn: Yeah, my photobucket account is constantly overworked. Let's see how long these new WIPs last before the bandwidth is eaten up. ;)

@was1974: Cheers. Yup, pretty miniatures. The colours don't look as stark under regular lighting conditions as well.

@Crazy Harborc: You certainly do need new miniatures, I absolutely agree. :D


Okay people, tonight i'm going for what the internet calls a triple whammy. Updates on my Fantasy plog, my Sci-Fi Plog (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?135759-Battle-Brush-Studios-Commission-Log-In-Space!&p=7230184#post7230184) AND my biggest historicals plog (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?347403-Sigur-goes-historical-The-Thirty-Years-War&p=7230190#post7230190)all at once! PLUS: i'm making that a quadruple whammy by posting in the Little Histories plog (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?381112-Battle-Brush-Studios-little-histories&p=7230203#post7230203)as well.

These are the first three minis for another Freebooter's Fate. Up, it's the Brotherhood again:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/bratch1wip1.jpg

Hope you like them so far. The two in the left and middle are finished, guy in the right needs some more work.

Crazy Harborc
29-07-2014, 23:50
I'll quote you to my wife (about me "needing" new miniatures). I like those three dagger wheeling um....characters...Sayee...the one in the middle...um...is she wearing leather?

Breazer
30-07-2014, 17:11
Oh my glob!!! these are so awesome!! I absolutely love them!!!

Kaos
30-07-2014, 22:06
I can't see the picture on my phone, photobucket wants me to give them money.. *snivelling *

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Sir_Glonojad
31-07-2014, 02:57
No, photobucket wants Sigur to give them money ;)

sigur
31-07-2014, 13:51
@Crazy Harborc: I really should learn to keep my trap shut. Wives across the globe think lowly of me already because of my unreflected demands for people to get themselves more toys. ;) Yar, those be pretty cool minis, aren't they? I'm sure a vendor in the US could be found.... :p:angel:

@Breazer: Oh, thanks very much. :)

@Kaos: Yeah, Photobucket's monthly bandwidth limit is kind of a joke. Back in the first few years after starting my account (over 10 years ago!) I barely ever scratched the bandwidth limit, nowadays I really should start looking for alternatives to host my WIP pictures. I actually used to have an alternative pichost but it was pretty much the dodgiest site I ever saw. Went offline after a few months.

@Glonojad: Yar, 'fraid so. :/ I used to have a "pro" account for a while a few years back but it's really silly looking at how you can host pictures in so many ways these days.


Okay, here's the picture again:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/freebooter039s-fate/bratch1wip1.jpg :)

Kaos
31-07-2014, 18:08
Whoop! Now I see them! Clean and crisp siggy!

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berzerkmonkey
01-08-2014, 15:27
Then there's this Dystopian Wars fleet I did. Not sure if this belongs in Sci-Fi or Fantasy so I'll post it in here as well.

The big ships - an aircraft (and torpedo boat) carrier, a battleship, three cruisers:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/dystopian-wars/bigships2schrift1.jpg
Wow! Those colors are amazing - any chance of a recipe on the hull gray and the white? I'd love to steal those colors for my Dwarf Man O' War fleet...

sigur
06-08-2014, 13:07
@Kaos: Cheers, mate! :)

@berzerkmonkey: Thanks very much. Let's see... that would be Vallejo Model Air Black, Intermediate Blue, Light grey IIRC, some Lupin/Space Wolves Grey, some inking. The white is very regular stuff really. Of course I'm contractually obliged to let you know that you can also send your MoW Dwarfs over to me to have them painted in the same style. ;)


Update on the Freebooter's Fate Brotherhood warband:

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/freebooter039s-fate/batch1schrift1_1.jpg

The little lanky fella in the front right with the dagger risen to throw is WIP. Hope you like them so far. :)

Zweifler
06-08-2014, 13:35
very nice work sigur. As always. I especially likte the golden/blueish/Grey look of the mini in the back..

Sir_Glonojad
06-08-2014, 17:35
Yeah, the team is very nice indeed. Good work!

Don't know if I've commented on the ships, but even if so they're so good they're praise-worthy anyway! Great! :D

Arhalien
06-08-2014, 19:27
Very lovely looking work there Sigur. Superbly crisp painting as always :)

Schmapdi
06-08-2014, 19:41
Very nice Brotherhood warband. Are all these FF minis a commission for someone or are you painting them for your own collection?

Breazer
06-08-2014, 21:35
Wow these are really starting to become some of my favourite models of yours.

sigur
07-08-2014, 21:37
@zweifler: Hey, long time no see on here. :) Thanks for the comment! Yeah, the guy in blue and gold of ocurse catches the eye a bit more than the rest of the minis who mostly showcase very subdued colours.

@Sir_Glonojad: Cheers. The Dystopian Wars fleet went over really, really well. :D

@Arhalien: Cheers, comments are always appreciated.

@Schmapdi: These are all commissioned pieces. I have to admit though that I'm really getting into the look of these FF figures. Great sculpt, traditionally sculpted - right up my alley. If you want to have alook at what I'm currently working on for my own gaming, have a look at the Battle Brush Studios' Litte Histories plog. I'm doing a bunch of wee Persians. Maybe they'll get their own plog as well, not quite sure yet.

@Breazer: Oh, cool. :) Thanks muchly, Sir.




Just a quick little update with three more minis:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/batch2wip1.jpg

The lady in the left you may remember me doing in late 2012 IIRC. Twice, even. So this is the third time I'm painting the mini. The old guy in the middle is an amazing sculpt. Very funny. I like the lady in the right too, unfortunately the casting around the mask and her eyes especially seem to be a little wobbly for some reason. Maybe I'm just misinterpreting the mini though.

Breazer
12-08-2014, 14:52
I am such a fan of this project, haha. Sorry im always incredibly enthousiastic about these things when it comes to your painting and i hardly ever say anything with a bit of content. they are a real treat though... so as always just keep it up n keep brushin'

sigur
12-08-2014, 23:31
@Breazer: Thanks a lot, dude. Always appreciated.


Update!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/wip2-6.jpg

Hope you like it. :)

Satan
13-08-2014, 18:41
Really nice work on those Brotherhood miniatures. I love the Assassain's Creed vibe they've got going and your excellent choice of colours truly do them justice. Well done!

Breazer
14-08-2014, 09:22
Those jesters.....great stuff

sigur
19-08-2014, 19:36
@Breazer: Thanks! :)


A few more guys:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/batch3wip1.jpg

The two in the middle are finished, the guys in the left and right still are WIP. That eccentric guy in the right is really a crazy cool model. :D

Kaos
23-08-2014, 21:22
The dude to the right is supercool! :-D

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Breazer
25-08-2014, 14:54
They look so handsome...the detail you did on that scythe is cool... i dont know the model but does he just have the one stilted leg?

sigur
25-08-2014, 21:49
@Kaos: Yeah, it's pretty cool how each of the models has something really cool and characterful about them. :)

@Breazer: He's got two stilted legs but it's hard to see in this picture. The other one's bent at the knee and the stilt is in front of the cloak.

Here's a random one for you:

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/roleplaying-characters/hannahbackground2schrift1.jpg

I recently ordered a mini from Hasslefree for a conversion that may or may never happen. Along with that I looked through their catalog a little and this one struck a chord with me. No idea what I'll do with her but it's a cool mini I think. :) Hope you like her!

Griffonclaw
26-08-2014, 08:51
Cool stuff sigur, mind to share how you did the white?

mrtn
26-08-2014, 11:31
Lovely face on that dwarf(?) lady. :):yes:

sigur
26-08-2014, 11:58
@Griffonclaw: Thanks! That's fairly regular stuff. Grey primer, some basecoat and then layered up from darker grey with mixes of blueish grey and white up to white and some white glazes in the end IIRC.

@mrtn: Thanks, mate. Yeah, she's a Dwarf. Looks like I forgot to mention that little detail. :D

Breazer
26-08-2014, 12:20
She looks really cool...and well painted too!!

Kaos
26-08-2014, 12:27
Mmm... Sexy lady! I do love them shaved. In the face that is.

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Griffonclaw
26-08-2014, 15:15
By the by, came across this ornament whilst visiting a castle in france on my vacation and made me think of your avatar :D

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zeuso
26-08-2014, 15:50
By the by, came across this ornament whilst visiting a castle in france on my vacation and made me think of your avatar :D

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Haha tbh that looks more like a porcupine, but the face is definitely Sigur-like :p

Griffonclaw
27-08-2014, 00:51
Haha tbh that looks more like a porcupine, but the face is definitely Sigur-like :p

It IS actually a porcupine, but like you said, the face, as well as the crown, reminded me of sigur!

Coalesce
04-09-2014, 20:00
@Kaos: Cheers, mate! :)

@berzerkmonkey: Thanks very much. Let's see... that would be Vallejo Model Air Black, Intermediate Blue, Light grey IIRC, some Lupin/Space Wolves Grey, some inking. The white is very regular stuff really. Of course I'm contractually obliged to let you know that you can also send your MoW Dwarfs over to me to have them painted in the same style. ;)


Update on the Freebooter's Fate Brotherhood warband:

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/freebooter039s-fate/batch1schrift1_1.jpg

The little lanky fella in the front right with the dagger risen to throw is WIP. Hope you like them so far. :)

Dat royal blue is so great. I am going thru all ur work now and i just love it. ur the best painter ever!

sigur
23-09-2014, 01:30
@Breazer: Thanks!

@Kaos: Er, thank you. :D

@Griffonclaw: :D Great find. Looks just like my great-uncle Jerome. ;) Good to hear that a crown reminds you of my avatar!

@Coalesce: Well, thank you very much. Glad you enjoyed the plogs. :)

Hey guys, I'm back. Why I have been out of this plog for so long? Well, first my birthday popped up which was connected to much a jolly time and not so much time to paint proper stuff (only inproper stuff, ehem.). Then I had to work on a quick "emergency commission job" that popped up. And then I got sick. Usually I don't get sick (knock on wood) except for once a year in early autumn when I get a cold for a few days. This year around I was hit by a more annoying cold and I was quite literally out of commission for over a week. Highly annoying because it messed up my schedule. I couldn't paint. I know, this sounds silly but I just couldn't. The only thing I was capable of was "rough work" which in my terms means terrain:

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/terrain/fencesroadswip40k.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/terrain/fencesroadswip1.jpg

10 sections of the fences I built (about 60" total), 7 smaller sections of walls/hedges (about 3"-4" each). Not sure I'm 100% happy with the hedges.I finished four sections of 28mm dirt roads, between 27 and 30cm long and 9cm wide, 1 straight narrower dirt road section and a bending section for the wider variant. Oh, and a little dead end. Seems like this acrylic road thing is working rather nicely. I'll see that I can make a lot more of those, maybe some river sections too.

But today I got back to do proper stuff and you can hardly get any more proper than some of those mighty fine Brotherhood models. The two in the middle, The Raven and the Queen of Shadows (such amazingly lovely figures. Loved doing the QoS again and I'm blown away by The Raven. Really proud how the colour scheme on her worked out). The two in the left and right are WIP. Really like the red lady too though. She probably got involved with the Brotherhood but thought "why dress up in all grey and black if I can dress up like a goshdarned superhero with a crossbow?". ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/batch4wip.jpg

Rhaivaen
23-09-2014, 02:44
Nice terrain! Nice 1/48 stuff, nice fantasy stuff! Lol..

Sir_Glonojad
23-09-2014, 07:19
Nice little female overlords :)

The terrain looks cool too. What do You mean by "acrylic roads"? Some prefab paste?

Brush Stroke
23-09-2014, 09:29
Hey Sigur :D
Great thread.. very cool to follow your progression over the last 8 years. Really useful for early stage painters like me.

Breazer
23-09-2014, 09:35
loving the new ladies Sigur. You're such a ladies man you. you can rightly be proud of how the scheme turned out cause it totally works. keep up the good work.

sigur
23-09-2014, 11:22
@Rhaivaen: Thanks muchly. :) However, the WW2 stuff isn't 1/48th, it's proper 1/56th. I'm aware that some people like to use 1/48th models with their 28mm ww2 infantry (usually the warlord games stuff) but to me that's just wrong. :D

@Sir_Glonojad: Cheers. It's a kind of acrylic-based insulation/sealant stuff for sealing windows and such you get in these plastic tubes at hardware stores and for which to apply you need one of those "guns". I've had it lying around for quite a while. People basically use it to make either very flat terrain so it blends into the gaming table better, for whole gaming mats/tables or to make roads/rivers. The great thing is that it stays very flexible (rubber-like), there's no chipping and it takes paint very well.

@Brush Stroke: Thanks muchly and welcome to Warseer. ;) Nowadays many people fall to the floor and cry if they have to paint something they can't find a tutorial for online. It's all in "sitting down and doing it" really.

@Breazer: Thank you, dude. :)

Rhaivaen
23-09-2014, 14:35
@Rhaivaen: Thanks muchly. :) However, the WW2 stuff isn't 1/48th, it's proper 1/56th. I'm aware that some people like to use 1/48th models with their 28mm ww2 infantry (usually the warlord games stuff) but to me that's just wrong. :D


I think its a case of cheaper models in 1/48, and more, much more choice.. :)

sigur
24-09-2014, 00:09
Yar, that too. But it still is the wrong goddamn scale. :D ;)

..in my mind. If people like to play with 1/48th tanks but with 28mm infantry it's cool, etc, etc

Rhaivaen
24-09-2014, 00:25
I'm personally slowly building my 1/35 panzer IV based Leman Russes.. In 40K. Screw scale lol.

sigur
24-09-2014, 02:00
Well, 40k is a different thing entirely, isn't it. :)

Rhaivaen
24-09-2014, 02:48
Yup :angel:

mrtn
24-09-2014, 10:31
@Sir_Glonojad: Cheers. It's a kind of acrylic-based insulation/sealant stuff for sealing windows and such you get in these plastic tubes at hardware stores and for which to apply you need one of those "guns". I've had it lying around for quite a while. People basically use it to make either very flat terrain so it blends into the gaming table better, for whole gaming mats/tables or to make roads/rivers. The great thing is that it stays very flexible (rubber-like), there's no chipping and it takes paint very well.
How do you use it? Do you just squeeze it out on the table, or do you have some kind of in-built "base" under the road?

sigur
24-09-2014, 13:15
Nope, nothing. I read that some people use pieces of fabric which is a sound idea too but it works just as well without any base at all. Spread it out on a plastic sheet (pinned to a sheet of wood, styrofoam, etc. or - preferrably - to a sheet of glass.

sigur
25-09-2014, 22:46
Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, 'tis the end of an era. I asked Cpt Brown to rename "BfSP box, Dark Elves, Warmaster and various other stuff - by sigur" into "Battle Brush Studios Fantasy Log". I thought of this for a while. After all BfSP probably isn't the most common abbreviation any more, there haven't been a lot of Dark Elves in here recently, nor Warmaster. Lots of other stuff though. So it was time (after 7 years and 11 months no less) to change the thread title. :)

In other news, pictures. First off, a mercenary for the Imperial warband, so he's wearing a little red and turquoise:
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/freebooter039s-fate/cateyes2schrift1.jpg

I wanted to make this one look really handsome and pretty much like the most awesome dude in the history of mankind. The kind of exotic danger dude you'd find in a penny novel and such. So he got these eyes.

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/freebooter039s-fate/cateyesschrift1.jpg


Here's half-face-half-skull dude. Very, very cool model again. He's part of the Brotherhood warband.
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/freebooter039s-fate/skullschrift1.jpg

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/freebooter039s-fate/skull2schrift1.jpg

Speaking of whom...

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/freebooter039s-fate/finished1200schrift1.jpg

Aw yeah, done and done. :) Hope you like them!

OLIVERASO
26-09-2014, 06:51
Sigur, check your Facebook PM, Danke :D.

zeuso
26-09-2014, 09:23
That Brotherhood warband looks fantastic, so hard to pick a favourite but I think the crow lady near the middle is mine. Sensational work Sigur!

Breazer
26-09-2014, 13:03
Can't stop drooling. Wow. They look great. stunning and congrats on another succesful project.

Crazy Harborc
27-09-2014, 00:09
GREAT looking group. THAT said, I think I will skip attending that party

sigur
27-09-2014, 20:57
@OLIVERASO: Thanks. ;)

@Breazer: Cheers, buddy! I appreciate your commenting durability. ;) Hey, first posting on page#150 of the Fantasy plog! You win... well, nothing. Don't want my plog to be shut down again for days.

@Crazy Harborc: Aw, come on. It'll be fun! There's pudding at midnight. :cheese:

Alright, some more scenery I made. Today - white fences, a.k.a. (light) cover, not blocking LOS:

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/terrain/fenceswhiteminisschrift1.jpg

Aw, look! The little door actually opens up in case Lt.Perkins here thinks the war isn't going too well and it's time to go home.
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/terrain/fenceswhitedoorschrift1.jpg

It's almost enough to surround that little patch of plowed field I made a few months ago.
http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/terrain/fenceswhiteschrift1.jpg

The reason why it's not too long in total and why the single pieces don't have the same length is twofold: First, I didn't originally plan to have a little door in there. Second, these pretty much are just a by-product of the tall, LOS-blocking wooden fences I'm working on (7 sections of 13-and-a-bit cm each, about 48mm tall). It's probably not hard to tell that I made these out of coffee stirring sticks.. ;) Very simple pieces of terrain, quickly done, highly recommended.

For the tall fences I'm still not quite sure how to base them. I even considered making two sets of bases with just pins sticking out of them and sticking the fences on when needed. So I could switch between say "standard grassland bases as you see on these fences above and desert/steppe like bases, maybe for something urban too. The thing is, I pretty much need terrain for all eventualities and I barely have a set of regular grass/woods one. :D So the whole prospect of making up a proper collection of terrain is kind of daunting and I try to keep stuff exchangable and /or generic.

These white fences above probably are the least generic stuff I've got but as I said, they were just a byproduct and I wanted to make something of the rounded ends of the stirring sticks. And they still probably fit for 19th, 20th, 21st century. I mainly made them with the US in mind so they'll work for the American Civil War as well as the American War of Independence and ...well, maybe some other stuff. Zombies, alien invasions, something like that. To be perfectly honest, a certain image I had in mind whilst making these ...

http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/gallery/other/xcom.jpg

I'd love to do an X-Com thing on the wargaming table some day. Oh well. As you may be able to tell, I'm already kind of in a Halloween mood so all kinds of "projects" are bubbling up.

Anyway, enough talk, hope you like the terrain. :)

EmperorNorton
27-09-2014, 22:15
Now I feel the urge to throw my Freebooter minis in the trash. Thanks for that.

sigur
27-09-2014, 22:31
Now I feel the urge to throw my Freebooter minis in the trash. Thanks for that.

Noooo, don't to it! They're much too pretty for that.

Btw, I don't read the comments on Brückenkopf very often but yesterday I did and I spotted a comment by you on something stupid (Kickstarter, transparent bases, base inlays, something like that). You wrote something about not really liking it, I agreed and thus didn't have to write an overly rude rant about the world in general and the state of mini wargaming specially. ;)

EmperorNorton
28-09-2014, 14:51
Writing overly rude rants about the world in general is what keeps me going...

sigur
28-09-2014, 16:43
Writing overly rude rants about the world in general is what keeps me going...

:yes: I do appreciate your style, Sir.

The Inquisitor
30-09-2014, 19:02
YAY! any thread that includes screenshots of old school xcom deserves being subscribed to... thanks for making my day!

Ramius4
01-10-2014, 02:15
YAY! any thread that includes screenshots of old school xcom deserves being subscribed to... thanks for making my day!

And it also makes me wonder if I could use my alien mind-control powers on Sigur to force him to paint my Bretonnians... :shifty:

Arhalien
01-10-2014, 09:54
That is a fantastic looking warband Sigur. I particularly like the guy with the mask: you've given the model so much character, just as with the rest of the band.

sigur
01-10-2014, 14:55
@The Inquisitor: You're very welcome. ;) I've got this pipe dream of some day playing something X-Com like on the table. According to Boardgamegeeks there used to be a boardgame for which the rules you can be downloaded ....somewhere. I tried but it didn't work off BGG's site. And of course FFG will release this thing with the app you gotta use and all of that. Not sure if I'm a fan of that. But that's beside the point because this will be a board game which may or may not be any good (probably will be good because it's bloody FFG but oh well), not a wargame. The new X-Com game pretty much already is a turn-based miniatures wargame. The devs often pointed out that they took a lot of pointers from miniature games. It's very simplistic any it lacks a bunch of trademark things the old x-com games had but the "two actions" thing is a pretty good basis. It reminds me a fair bit of Infinity which uses a very similar system of unit actions. In the end though, my preferred set of rules would be Tomorrow's War. Not that it models any of the game mechanics of the old games but it does one thing well - modelling firefights between 10-50 men a side. Khurasan do pretty good "Greys" and crabmen too in 15mm. I think they also do snakemen. Ultimately though one would have to sculpt their own range of minis to get the look really properly.

@Ramius4: Oh you know what would happen if you did that. I would panic, drop the brush to the ground, spin sideways a few times and then spend the rest of my Time Units to walk towards cover (in that awkward "i have nothing in my hands" walking animation). ;) Seriously though - you can contact me about painting your Brets any time. ;)

@Arhalien: Cheers. Not sure if you're messing with me there - almost all of them are wearing masks! :D But yeah, even if you meant almost all of them it's true. Those really are some spectacular sculpts. The rules of the game are said to be really good too. Just ask EmperorNorton!

No updates I'm afraid. I'm working on more Freebooter's Fate minis to finish the Imperial Armada warband. Currently on the table: Not-Lara-Croft-as-a-pirate and Gunpowder Mary. Good stuff. :)

EmperorNorton
01-10-2014, 21:28
The rules of the game are said to be really good too. Just ask EmperorNorton!
Sure, ask the guy who has played the game all of two times. It is fun, though.


Gunpowder Mary
She's lying on my table. I have tried to assemble her three times now, and I have given up every time. I simply can't figure out how to position the cannon.

Ramius4
01-10-2014, 22:42
@Ramius4: Oh you know what would happen if you did that. I would panic, drop the brush to the ground, spin sideways a few times and then spend the rest of my Time Units to walk towards cover (in that awkward "i have nothing in my hands" walking animation). ;)

Nice :D I was just saying in another thread how I don't play video games. But I did go a few rounds on Xcom, and remember it fondly.


Seriously though - you can contact me about painting your Brets any time. ;)

Someday I might have you paint a character for me. But I'm too stubborn and prideful to have someone do an entire army for me.

Arhalien
01-10-2014, 23:15
@Arhalien: Cheers. Not sure if you're messing with me there - almost all of them are wearing masks! :D But yeah, even if you meant almost all of them it's true. Those really are some spectacular sculpts. The rules of the game are said to be really good too. Just ask EmperorNorton!



Well that'll teach me to pay attention... I really should have said the guy with the metal face and the mask :p

I do like the look of the models on their site. I really do need to place some sort of limit on the number of new games I'm starting though :p

sigur
02-10-2014, 01:37
@EmperorNorton: :D Sorry, you're the only one on Warseer who came to mind being familiar with the game itself. I cleverly bought me some time by asking the customer whether he wanted Mary on the gaming base or that special presentation base. If he says "both" I'm in deep trouble. It's really not all too clear how the cannon is supposed to go onto the base. Or where Mary's left foot is going exactly. But I'm sure it outfigurable. :p

@Ramius4: Clever man about not playing video games. I wish I could get rid of this silly habit. Stubbornness and pride never got anybody anywhere. If you look back at mankind's history it was always the people who hired thugs, sellswords and monkeys to do their dirty work who achieved true greatness. ;)

@Arhalien: :D Touché. Hey, you got Infinity basically done for the next few months. Dystopian Wars is on the back burner if I remember your plog right. And the cold and dark time of the year is coming up. You need some minis to keep you company. Something like a ship's crew. Preferrably from a climate that's more agreeable than the temperatures outside. Have you seen these Amazon models for Freebooter's Fate? Those are tempting me. The worst thing - in my experience the FBF minis are even nicer in real life than they look like in the pictures on the website.

Schmapdi
02-10-2014, 01:57
@EN, Sigur - ?? Getting Mary on the cannon base isn't a problem (But good luck getting her swappable between the two - I've given up on that).

To mount the cannon to the base - there's a peg on the base and a hole on the bottom of the cannon chasis. Stick the two together and swivel the back of the cannon towards the hole in the display base where Mary's foot goes. The little wheel in the kit goes on the back right peg on the cannon, and Mary's foot rests on that wheel. There's even a small portion of the wheel that has been flattened (though that might have just been me, overzealous with my file).

Really though, since it's a one-shot cannon. I think the best solution is to just mount her on the gaming base and use the cannon base as a wreck marker. (IIRC it gives cover or something after it's fired)

Arhalien
02-10-2014, 10:32
@Arhalien: :D Touché. Hey, you got Infinity basically done for the next few months. Dystopian Wars is on the back burner if I remember your plog right. And the cold and dark time of the year is coming up. You need some minis to keep you company. Something like a ship's crew. Preferrably from a climate that's more agreeable than the temperatures outside. Have you seen these Amazon models for Freebooter's Fate? Those are tempting me. The worst thing - in my experience the FBF minis are even nicer in real life than they look like in the pictures on the website.

You're not helping Sigur :p I'm trying to stay strong as I have the rest of Operation Icestorm and most of a Dystopian Wars fleet box sitting primed on my desk. This is without the backlog of unpainted Bretonnians and the several other Infinity armies I'm sorely tempted to buy... Why did I get back into this hobby again?!

And those Amazons are very cool: have a slight look of some of the old Rackham Confrontation models about them (now those are models I'm sad about not really being available any more)

sigur
02-10-2014, 13:22
You're not helping Sigur :p I'm trying to stay strong as I have the rest of Operation Icestorm and most of a Dystopian Wars fleet box sitting primed on my desk. This is without the backlog of unpainted Bretonnians and the several other Infinity armies I'm sorely tempted to buy... Why did I get back into this hobby again?!

And those Amazons are very cool: have a slight look of some of the old Rackham Confrontation models about them (now those are models I'm sad about not really being available any more)

I AM here to help. Mostly to help to work out what you really want but don't know yet. :p Funny thing about Rackham minis - I never liked them when they were out (however, I did see the amazing skill and quality on the figures) but now when I see pictures of them I really like that look. I think it's a well-shaken mix of nostalgia, the great painting and frankly pretty miniatures and ...well, if I'd known what would come out the years after that I wouldn't have been too quick to call Rackham minis "completely unrealistic and weirdly comicbook style stuff" then. :D

sigur
04-10-2014, 00:26
http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/SigurSquirrel/greatswords.jpg

Here, I just painted these as quickly as possible (whilst also trying to make them look nice :P ). They aren't perfect by any means and it seems like I got the worst possible angle of them, not showing the pretty sleeves at all but whatever. They're for a test game of Lion Rampant, humans versus Dark Elves. :p

Ramius4
04-10-2014, 00:41
If that's "painting as fast as possible", you make me sick (and by sick, I mean amazed). I think to most of us, that would mean no shading or highlighting whatsoever. For most people I think they'd be very pleased with your "speed painting" job ;)

Are those the GW Greatswords that were around before the plastic kit came out? If so, they're only vaguely familiar. I think they were only out for a year or two, and the ones I have are even older.