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DAGabriel
01-01-2012, 09:44
A happy new year!

What is it all about?

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

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/Myntokk/Quar/CryfenandYawdryl.jpg?t=1323212936

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



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

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

DAGabriel
01-01-2012, 09:44
Here the statistix, for mistakes please pm me!

http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae121/triekehr/ToTB%20December/ToSGPDezTab.jpg

EmperorNorton
01-01-2012, 12:07
Two henchmen for my Freebooter's Fate Brotherhood crew:
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC03600.jpg

Maybe I'll add a picture of the whole crew later.
Next up are even more members of the Brotherhood. There are still five of them on my painting table. Especially one of the leaders should finally get finished so I at least have a legal force to field.

And as a bit of a bonus, Bilbo Baggins:
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC03607.jpg

I had an hour to spare between teatime and dinner, so I started painting him on a whim.
I'm rather fond of him now.

basher
02-01-2012, 11:29
something for malifaux

http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac31/bashlad/IMG_1063.jpg

http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac31/bashlad/IMG_1064.jpg

hopefully we might have some belles next

GomezAddams
02-01-2012, 20:31
Only two this month - I would have liked to have got the peacekeeper finished but I'll be leaving him till next seasons tale as he's just a bit too big for me to tackle at the moment.

http://i39.tinypic.com/xll5hy.jpg

I'm particularly proud of Mrs Lawrence. Much better photos in my log.

http://i41.tinypic.com/2u5zxwn.jpg

Not picture is the 7 cats I have to paint to go with Hamelin. I'd also like to get a Freikorpsmann painted up as they were, after all, what I entered this tale with.

Having said that, I think this months going to be quite busy at work and I have stacks of Uni work to get through so... its going to be tight.

DAGabriel
02-01-2012, 20:34
Hi all remaining!

For December two more Gremlins, sorry about the pics, my room is occupied so i had to improvise.

http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae121/triekehr/ToTB%20December/TSGPDez1.jpg

Whitwort Stormbringer
03-01-2012, 01:43
My figures for this month were some Quar cavalry. Their steeds are called cadiers - looks kind of like a horse-guinea pig hybrid if you ask me...

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/Myntokk/Quar/CrusaderCavalry.jpg

The fellow on the left has what the quar call a derringer, but in game terms is much more akin to a shotgun. In the center is the officer ("Caerten" - captain equivalent), and on the right is a cavalryman with his saber drawn. While they are intended to be Crusader cavalry, they could easily serve as Royalist cavalry in a pinch or if need be.

Rotokultaxe
03-01-2012, 03:03
Fiiiiiiiiiinally finished avatar Seamus!
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff370/Rotokultaxe/Bonshommes170.jpg
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff370/Rotokultaxe/Bonshommes166.jpg

easternheretic
05-01-2012, 12:48
I've painted 3 more minis for my Malifaux Pandora crew. The first is the promised White Lilitu, the next is a doppleganger, and the last is an Insidious Madness.

http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq299/eastern_heretic/malifaux_pandy9.jpg
http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq299/eastern_heretic/malifaux_pandy10.jpg


I will probably be going back to touch up the towel on the doppleganger, as I did not realize that the gloss and matt varnish would mess up the shading and highlights on it.

I had a lot of fun painting the Insidious madness, I made sure to use the same colours of purple and green just as the sorrows that I painted for this crew. I have one more to paint up, and I would probably just reverse the colour shceme with green in the middle and purple on the outside just to make sure it ties in with the rest.

I have also remembered to take some WIP on how I did the free hand on the bases, and added a short write up. I hope this helps.


http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq299/eastern_heretic/freehand1.jpg


And I've included a photo of a WIP NE Lord Compy Bits and the dreamer for Malifaux, that I got during the clear out sale that Wyrd had last year, as I would probably be working on these for January.


http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq299/eastern_heretic/malifaux_dreamer1.jpg

Cheers!

The Yak
05-01-2012, 23:58
@Whitwort Stormbringer: Thank you for getting me addicted to the Quar. When I first saw them when this tail started I thought they looked a little daft. Now I have fallen in love with them and I am thinking of getting an Army.

Yours look really well painted and I look forward to seeing your completed force.

Cheers

Whitwort Stormbringer
07-01-2012, 20:45
@Whitwort Stormbringer: Thank you for getting me addicted to the Quar. When I first saw them when this tail started I thought they looked a little daft. Now I have fallen in love with them and I am thinking of getting an Army.
Nice! Another one bites the dust...


Yours look really well painted and I look forward to seeing your completed force.

Cheers
Thanks!

Little Joe
07-01-2012, 21:51
I had to do some bases fast to have something to post, I hope to show you five more models tomorrow. But for now a Snowgolem and Wendigo for a Malifaux Rasputina crew.
I tried to put some glitz in the paint to give the Golem some bling. It sure messes up the paint (dries up real quick even on a wet palette) and I think the blitz were too small. I tried it both in the white paint and in the matt varnish. It works but is very subtle, it just looks like gloss varnish on a first glance. On the positive side it made for a nice and rough surface which is good for the more snowy effect I wanted.

I put some in the snow on the base as well and tried some new basing techniques I think worked very well. But pictures say more so here they are:

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3705/snowgolemandwendigo.jpg

DAGabriel
08-01-2012, 11:17
Hi Guys! Love your work, here are my comments for this month:

Page 1

@ EmperorNorton: Painting looks good, but somehow the Freebooters Fate-Minis don`t get me. Oh well, saves money. That Bilbo is sweet.
@ Basher: Now that is a nice one, love him. The copycat must have been a hard one.
@ GomezAddams: That Kujaku Hime from Anima Tactics is a cool mini but really hard to paint. Well done.
@ Whitwort Stormbringer: Nice work, still don`t really like the minis, but the painting is cool.
@ Rotokultaxe: Good work, this Hulk effect must be hard to capture.
@ EasternHeretic: That white Lilitu looks strange, well done, but unexpected. The rest is the goodwork we have seen as standard in the last months.
@ Little Joe: Yes, the basing looks really good. Definitely an improvement! Like them.

Well, we are nearing the end of this small tale and it seems, there are 8 painters remaining.
I think a break is in order before I or someone else give it a new try. Perhaps 6 months interruption, what do you think?

basher
08-01-2012, 18:47
@ EmperorNorton; painting looks good but like gabriel i'm not very keen on the freebooters fate mini's
@GomezAddams; mrs hamelin great idea
@Witwort Stormbringer; still looking great
@Rotokultaxe; will probably be my next but and yours is awsome
@EasternHeretic; lilitu looks diferant and the madness is wierd as should it be
@Little Joe; looks good shame the glitz didn't how you wanted it

the copycat wasn't that bad actualy i actualy asked my wife what colour to paint them she went through my paints and pulled out what you see and she's never even seen the wyrd minis

cant belive there's only 8 of us left, yes a little break is in order but i think maybee 3 or 4 months

snyggejygge
08-01-2012, 19:30
@ Rotokultaxe: Awesome model & ur painting really does it justice!
@easternheretic: Looking forwards to see what you do with that dreamer!

Narcissus
08-01-2012, 20:16
This month ended up being pretty crazy. I didn't get through nearly as much as I had planned to. Here are some almost finished pictures of my renegade sergeant. I still need to finish the gun, white areas, and base.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x480/NarcissusCO/IMG_0623.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x480/NarcissusCO/IMG_0626.jpg

Next month's goals: Paint my Red Chapel Gang starter set, finish apostate preacher and ogryn.

Little Joe
08-01-2012, 22:11
Comments:
@ EmperorNorton: Subtly dynamic and strong pose on the sculpts, just using dark colours must be hard. It looks good, but I think her trousers are to bright. Nice Bilbo add-on.
@ Basher: As I have said before, quite stylish and a "suit"able paint job.
@ GomezAddams: Nice chick but the granny is better, a very nice sculpt well painted.
@DAGabriel: The pics are a bit dark but the bases shine, nice work.
@ Whitwort Stormbringer: I like that the "horses" obviously are not from this world. Nice cadier riders, I hope my first Quar arrive soon, long way from the USA, to lighten the time I got the "Of Spats and Pedrails"-book as a PDF for now.
@ Rotokultaxe: Ooh, nice. Unshaven, uncontrolled anger, I like it!
@ EasternHeretic: Succubus with the whip, nice if a bit light/bright, but I think it goes well with the base. The skinned chick is well painted but the model is a bit disturbing. Not bad but ..., strange. The insidious madness looks bright and right. And that last one is one hell of an expansive good model.
@Narcissus: that chainsaw would cut away the flesh all the time:D. Well painted though, I like the brownish green, and of course a nice conversion.

Well I ordered some Vaettir this morning and I accidentally read my mail, resulting in work. So I got no further, guess I will just have to post a WIP:

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7485/wipjan.jpg

Some answers:
@DAGabriel: I could do another tale, this one made me order way to many shiny stuff. But I can wait.
@basher: It worked out all right, but a bit too subtle. You need to twist the mini to get it sparkling (red, silver and blue flashes), but for some reason it works ace in the snow. It sparkles even when you move your head but not with the red or blue so much. A bit strange that stuff.
I actually tested it because I want to do a showgirls crew with this stuff, so now I know I have to get the glitz a size larger. So it went well in a way.

This month I want to finish the Raspy crew and try to get a game at my FLGS. I will probably not get much else done besides finishing the WIP, because I have a lot to do at work and sleep is needed as well:angel:.

Whitwort Stormbringer
09-01-2012, 21:11
Wow, only 8 left? Well, here goes:

@EmperorNorton - The Freebooter's Fate minis are nice and you've given them a solid paintjob - the pose on the woman is very odd though. Love the addition of Bilbo, I'm quite excited for the movie even though it's still a year out.

@basher - your color choice on Seamus came out quite well, my only criticism is that based on that photo it looks to me like his pants and the strap on his hat could do with maybe one more highlight, since they're both very dark. Otherwise great job!

@GomezAddams - That Keito model is a very cool figure! The left sleeve is perhaps a tad overdone in droopy length, but otherwise I quite like the model. Being only one or two animals shy of an old cat lady (old cat gentleman?) myself, I appreciate the Mrs. Lawrence model.

@DAGabriel - from what I can see I like the models, but can't make out much of the paint job. Still, while it's hard to take bayou gremlins too seriously next to the other gremlins we've seen so far these two look like they mean business.

@Rotokultaxe - Lovely avatar! The skin stands out as particularly well done, which of course is vital for a model with that much muscle definition and bared skin. The pile of rubble under his feet is a nice touch.

@easternheretic - I really like the white Lilitu model. Hadn't noticed until this second viewing that her dress is sheer, which is a difficult effect to achieve so kudos on that. The insidious madness is very Lovecraftian.

@Little Joe - Interesting pair of minis! The snow golem looks good, if you think you could get a bit of a close-up showing off the snow effect on him that would be cool though. A close-up of the wendigo would be neat as well, since he's kind of small in those shots (in comparison to the golem, anyways). The WIP Britanaan marksmen look good, too.

@Narcissus - nice job on the Renegade Sergeant. That chainblade would totally cut his arm up, but being as Nurgly as he is I suspect he'll manage. Excellent painting and converting.


to lighten the time I got the "Of Spats and Pedrails"-book as a PDF for now.

Nice. "Songs of Our Ancestors" is obviously great and gives the basic profiles for the 3 major factions, but I really liked the elite units introduced in "Spats and Pedrails" and you get a lot more fluff too, especially in the form of those little 1-paragraph to 1-page short stories which give a bit more of a feel for the quar universe.

Whitwort Stormbringer
09-01-2012, 22:16
While I'm at it I figure hey, why not post a WIP that may or may not (hopefully may) make it onto my goal for this last month. The other minis for January are already done, so if I get to this guy he'll just be tacked on:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/Myntokk/Quar/TankerYawdryl-1.jpg

The model is a tank crewman, converted to have a couple of grenades strapped to his back and carrying a bogen (standard issue gun for the rank'n'file Crusaders)

Narcissus
10-01-2012, 06:56
Emperor Norton-Great job on the eyes and the highlights on the black fabric.

Basher-Seamus and the copycat make a well matched pair! The copycat is such a hilarious model.

GomezAddams-That Hamelin proxy is hilarious. I love the cat lady!

DAGabriel-Great basing on the Gremlins. How did you do the water effect?

Rotokultaxe-I love the blending on the skin. The bricks turned out nicely too.

EasternHeretic-Thanks for sharing your base painting tips. Looking forward to seeing the dreamer and lord chompy all painted up. Such a ridiculous pairing.

LittleJoe-Nice blending and highlights on the Golem. That must have taken a while to get it so nicely laid out. The highlights look quite uniform.

Whitwort-Looking forward to seeing more of these crazy models!



I finished the Renegade Sergeant. His chainsword would definitely cut his flesh. Maybe it is rigged to cycle through at the back of the blade and doesn't really damage his flesh. Who knows? Nurgle told me to do it!

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x480/NarcissusCO/IMG_0712-1.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x480/NarcissusCO/IMG_0723.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x480/NarcissusCO/IMG_0714.jpg

sea.man
10-01-2012, 07:20
@DAGabriel
Can you please remove my joker? Last month I have painted one ogre extra to repay it :angel:

This month I give you also two ogres, one for December and another for January:
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/9105/ogryg.jpg
For group photo you have to wait till the next month ;)

Mr Feral
10-01-2012, 19:42
WIP Carmin Ronin:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9wBssLqJssY/TwwyPJ_rTCI/AAAAAAAAAcc/WrB4I2LGGkw/s1600/OTW+2012+Plans+006.jpg

Gah, there is so much NMM to do still it's not funny! It will be done by the end of this month!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-t7ghyZIIdTs/TwwyOkpfZGI/AAAAAAAAAcU/3bueq8FSNgY/s1600/OTW+2012+Plans+005.jpg

"Progress" thus far; one done, one PIP and one not even ready fro priming! I honestly don't think I'll even finish the third model (on the right) by the end of this Tale. Shame...

Whitwort Stormbringer
10-01-2012, 19:45
Woohoo! I was hoping you'd post something, sea.man, and as always you don't disappoint. Those ogres look lovely, very well done.

sea.man
11-01-2012, 07:52
@EmperorNorton
I like that you keep your Brotherhood crew members painted dark, like real assasins.

@basher
Nice color selection, my tip would be to high light the blue more.

@GomezAddams
Only two, but how nice :) How did you paint the sword's handle? The metallics look great!

@DAGabriel
Goblins are always fun, but now it is hard to say anything because of photo quality. The bases look very cool tho :D

@Whitwort Stormbringer
Those little soldiers look so original! My advice - be bolder with contrast!

@Rotokultaxe
This one is some real badass gangsta ;) Paint some hai on his torso :P

@easternheretic
Thank you very musch for tutorial. My favourite would be the 'half' lady

@Little Joe
For me he looks as if made of snow :)

@Narcissus
As always great to see something from you! I went through your blog, great nurgle devoted band :)

Rotokultaxe
11-01-2012, 15:45
@Emperor Norton: Nice stuff! Bilbo's amazing! and I'm beginning to like more and more those Freebooter's fate minis. Is the game interesting? Oh, and I believe it was you who asked for a picture comparing Seamus and his avatar form... it's coming!

@Basher: great execution with those classic Seamus colors. And I love the base too.

@Gomez: That Keito model is excellent! Nice job with the white dress (white is, IMO, the most difficult color to work with). And your rusty alice conversion is excellent. I hope to see it painted for next month.

@DAGabriel: again, really cool bases. But no instruments? I was secretly hoping to see Ophelia with maracas...

@Whitwort: Weird but cool cavalry. Good execution on the errr....horses?

@Easternheretic: Thanks for the bases tutorial! Doppleganger's back looks gruesomely amazing! And looking forward to seeing that NE Chompy painted. I also got one myself, but I need to take a break from big minis after avatar Seamus...

@Little Joe: best choice of colors I've seen for the wendigo ! and the bases are nice too.

@Narcissus: great conversion and great execution. Looking forward to seeing your red chapel gang next month.

@Sea.man: again, great job! although I'd like to see better pictures (we can't see much details).

Mr.Feral: great nmm. What is your technique ? do you overspray with white?

sea.man
11-01-2012, 19:03
ask and you shall get:
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/1092/ogry22.jpg
http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/2122/ogry11.jpg

Rotokultaxe
11-01-2012, 20:05
@Sea.man: Niiiiiiiiiiice! The last one is still my favorite :)

basher
11-01-2012, 20:54
droooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllll llllllllll

GomezAddams
11-01-2012, 21:35
EMPEROR NORTON - As I said, I think you could do a better job on these but your last Freebooter fig in your log is shaping up much better.

BASHER - Really nice vivid colors, the face on shamus is particularly nice.

DAGabriel - The pics seem really dark this month, how are you taking your pics? Ophelia looks really good so I would like to see a better picture of her.

WHITWORT - Not so keen on the dappled grey (might be worth blending the white into the grey a little more), but otherwise I really like them. As ever the colors are nice and bold and it shows the figures off well.

ROTOKULTAXE - Excellent job, the clothes are nice and worn but what I really want to know is how you did the bricks? Its something I've tried to paint a few times and made a hash of.

EASTERNHERETIC - The white lilitu is very nice, I think I prefer it to the black one. The WIP for the base really shows the amount of effort your putting into every single one figure. Here's hoping you have enough time to get lord chompy bits finished this month - I don't think its something I'd have the time to finish.

LITTLEJOE - Lovely stuff, feels like a departure from your usual bits but its a nice refreshing change and nice to see you using different colors. The glitter in the paint thing is very clever and it doesn't break up the white too much. Great job!

NARCISSUS - Quite excited to hear your painting up the red chapel gang. The flesh is nice and pallid but not lifeless. The rust work is especially nice.

SEA.MAN - Lovely stuff as ever, the metal work is really well done and the series of pictures really shows the amount of work thats gone into them.

MR FERAL - Thing is, I wouldn't want you to finish these quickly. The NMM is absolutely exquisite and even the misses was shocked when I pointed out that it wasn't metal. Take your time, the works clearly paying off.


Phew! Onto the replies to people who asked questions etc. Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

SEA.MAN - I think it was tin bitz, dry brushed with VMC brass, brown ink, and then I put in some Verdi Gris from VMC and wiped off the excess. I think it turned out okay but like the execution, needs a touch of green. Thanks :D

ROTOKULTAXE - I'm hoping to have time to paint her. I'm a bit behind with my painting (and my job hunting, and my OU, and a dozen other things) at the moment so... we'll have to wait and see.

WHITWORT - Yeah I really should have broken up the sleeve, but I've been a bit overkill on the whole freehand thing recently and I found myself repeating shapes and patterns. Leave it with me though, will try and sort it out this month!



And finally...

WITH REGARDS TO A BREAK
Personally.. I think a month would be enough. Its not a particularly taxing tale (a minimum of five figures in theory), and I feel like I've hit a bit of a stride with it. Too long of a break and I think those that have stuck with it so far might wander off.

Rotokultaxe
12-01-2012, 01:08
ROTOKULTAXE - Excellent job, the clothes are nice and worn but what I really want to know is how you did the bricks? Its something I've tried to paint a few times and made a hash of.

Base color for the bricks is scab red. Followed by a wash of scab red+scorched brown (about 50/50 if I remember right, with a drop of mixing medium). I then lightly drybrushed the edges of the bricks with bleached bone. And I did a final wash of scab red+scorched brown (otherwise, the bleached bone looks too chalky and contrasts too much with the rest of the bricks.). Voilą!

DAGabriel
12-01-2012, 18:16
Comments to comments:
@ Rotokultaxe: perhaps one more instrument, but not sure.
@ the rest: sorry for the quality, normally i use a lightbox but i had to rearrange my room so i hadn`t the chance for this month. Will try to do better next time.

perplexiti
14-01-2012, 06:07
Better late than never eh? ;P


Tale of the Skirmish Painters 2011/2012


Month 5:

Well it's a little late, but here's my work for December. The Governors proxy, and an Austringer




Painting:

Undercoated black, and to be honest I can't remember everything I used. I wanted to keep them quite muted and dull though. So the lighter cloth is dehneb stone with a devlan mud wash, and assorted browns for the rest.




Highs and Lows: Only highs. Wyrd do some lovely minis IMHO.



Both of the lads:

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


And from the back:

http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy145/perplexiti/Tales%20of%20the%20Painters/ToTP%202011%20to%202012/SKIRMISH1.jpg


Next month: Hopefully I'll get the guild guard finished, then it's only the Ortegas and Perditas totem to do.

Mr Feral
14-01-2012, 12:06
@ Rotokultaxe ~ Nope, just primer white, basecoat grey and blend from that. :)

@ Gomez ~ Thank you for the compliments, I'm glad both you and your wife admire the paint work. Don't worry, I am not one for rushing a paintjob!

Whitwort Stormbringer
15-01-2012, 00:47
Regarding a break, I think at least a short break is in order (and maybe allowing a little time for recruitment would be good), but I also agree that to wait too long might mean those of use who are participating could lose steam. Maybe not much longer than a month or two?

I'll plan on participating either way, but I also have a lot of schoolwork so I won't be matching my output for this tale, probably only 2-3 minis per month.

Narcissus
15-01-2012, 05:10
Why not make next month an optional month for signing up for the next tale, posting pictures of all of the models you painted for the tale, and posting pictures of models you complete and want to share this next month anyways? Make it an unofficial month but still create a place to share, reflect on progress, and keep the momentum that has built so far.

Perplexiti-The face on the gov's proxy is hilarious. Such a snotty look. The bird of prey on the austringer has a nice natural look too. Good work.

Sea.man-Those models are just oozing with character. So many details. Your paintjob looks so clean and nice too. Are these for Mordheim or some other skirmish game? Sorry if I missed if you mentioned this already.

Little Joe
15-01-2012, 11:51
Wow, only 8 left? Well, here goes:
@Little Joe - Interesting pair of minis! The snow golem looks good, if you think you could get a bit of a close-up showing off the snow effect on him that would be cool though. A close-up of the wendigo would be neat as well, since he's kind of small in those shots (in comparison to the golem, anyways).

Here you go close ups, I remembered I had gotten myself some watch parts so those were added as well. The best thing about the snow effect on the bases is that get this shine through snow at the edges after a few days waiting which looks quite real. You can also see some glitter reflecting the flash here and there.

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1450/snowgolemwendigo2.jpg

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/4577/snowgolemwendigo1.jpg

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/8071/snowgolem.jpg

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/7295/wendigo.jpg

basher
15-01-2012, 15:52
i'd like to start by saying thank you for all the nice comments

little joe they look awsome close up

so some wips for next month

http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac31/bashlad/007-6.jpg

Narcissus
15-01-2012, 21:48
Basher-I like the lighter, more drab colours you are using for the ladies. I think I might have done the two parasols backwards (on the opposite models...). They looks really good so far. I am excited to see the finished models.

sea.man
16-01-2012, 08:51
Sea.man-Those models are just oozing with character. So many details. Your paintjob looks so clean and nice too. Are these for Mordheim or some other skirmish game? Sorry if I missed if you mentioned this already.

I am glad you like them! They are for game system called Confrontation.

EmperorNorton
16-01-2012, 21:35
@basher: I really like that particular shade of turquoise. Seamus looks fantastic. Makes me want to get back to my Malifaux minis.

@GomezAddams: Once again very interesting substitutes for the official models. Mrs Lawrence is scary in her own way. I would make sure not to step onto her lawn.

@DAGabriel: The bases are great. The picture makes it hard to see the detail, but I like how the shadow hides Ophelia’s faces and shrouds her in mystery.

@Whitwort Stormbringer: They come mounted, too? I did not expect that. I’ve just grown used to the regular Quar, now I have to wrap my mind around those steeds. They are pretty cool, though. I really like the green uniforms.

@Rotokultaxe: The reddish shade of his skin tone nicely stresses his aggressive demeanour…as if being a hulking brute was not enough. His five o’clock shadow is particularly great. A fantastic piece.

@easternheretic: Very creative base design. Simple and cheap (as opposed to the inlays Wyrd sells), yet very effective. And your Doppelganger fooled me. First thought was “Hey, she’s sexy.” And then I saw her backside. Awesome. I’m looking forward to seeing your big Chompy.

@Little Joe: He looks great, but I wish I could see your Snow Golem in person, because I am sure the pictures do not do him justice. What you describe sounds very interesting.

@Narcissus: A fantastic conversion, a superb paintjob and an extremely disgusting mini (in the best possible way). Papa Nurgle must be very proud.

@sea.man: Those Ogres are simply insane. Painting those would drive me crazy with that incredible amount of detail. You have done a remarkable job.

@perplexiti: The highlights on the feathers look great.




@ EmperorNorton: Painting looks good, but somehow the Freebooters Fate-Minis don`t get me. Oh well, saves money. That Bilbo is sweet.

@ EmperorNorton; painting looks good but like gabriel i'm not very keen on the freebooters fate mini's
Thanks. I guess Werner Klocke’s style is not for everyone.


@ EmperorNorton: Subtly dynamic and strong pose on the sculpts, just using dark colours must be hard. It looks good, but I think her trousers are to bright. Nice Bilbo add-on.
It is hard, because usually I don’t restrict myself like that and I find it difficult to still have contrast while using just dark colours. I think you are right about the trousers. I will try a glaze or two to make them darker.


@EmperorNorton - The Freebooter's Fate minis are nice and you've given them a solid paintjob - the pose on the woman is very odd though. Love the addition of Bilbo, I'm quite excited for the movie even though it's still a year out.
You know, I never even thought about it until you brought it up, but yes, that pose is rather odd. Looks like she is sneaking around in an extremely exaggerated way, like somebody would in a Bugs Bunny cartoon.


@EmperorNorton
I like that you keep your Brotherhood crew members painted dark, like real assasins.
Thank you. That’s the idea behind it, but the next few will be a bit different.


@Emperor Norton: Nice stuff! Bilbo's amazing! and I'm beginning to like more and more those Freebooter's fate minis. Is the game interesting? Oh, and I believe it was you who asked for a picture comparing Seamus and his avatar form... it's coming!
Thanks, I’m really quite fond of Bilbo myself.
Freebooter’s Fate is fun and has fairly unique game mechanics. If you get the chance you should check it out, it’s well worth it. Quite pricey for a skirmish game, though.
And yes, that was me.


EMPEROR NORTON - As I said, I think you could do a better job on these but your last Freebooter fig in your log is shaping up much better.
And as I said, I really don’t think I could. These are driving me insane. Well, two more are almost finished now, pictures of which should be posted in my log tomorrow.


So that’s that.
I would favour a short break, too. For me a month would be enough. I guess I don’t absolutely need the Tale to paint my stuff, but it’s more fun that way.

Rotokultaxe
21-01-2012, 18:51
Here's the comparison pic of both Seamus':
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff370/Rotokultaxe/Bonshommes180.jpg
I noticed, after taking the pic, that regular Seamus is a bit behind his big brother. Nevertheless, it gives a good idea of the size difference.

And I'm also in favor of a small break. We could maybe use february and march as a break and try to get more people involved in the tale ?

GomezAddams
25-01-2012, 16:21
So just under a week left folks - hows everyones final month coming along?

Personally I'm struggling a little bit due to Uni work and job hunting, but other then that I should have at least one figure finished :)

Whitwort Stormbringer
25-01-2012, 16:34
The 5 I wanted to finish are done but I have one more that I'd like to tack on, I just don't know that I'll find the time.

basher
25-01-2012, 17:10
i'm really struggling the two belles are nearly done but i cant find motivation to finnish them

DAGabriel
25-01-2012, 17:13
Same with me, only that i just started. Work is hell atm, with 60h/week there is no real time for painting and with my two Malifaux-Gamers gone or moving away my motivation is ... not really high.
As to the future? i thought February for presentation, group shots, March for a new call and 1st month of the new Tale would be April?

basher
25-01-2012, 17:23
thats cool with me DA count me in might get some of this motivation back

EmperorNorton
25-01-2012, 17:30
As to the future? i thought February for presentation, group shots, March for a new call and 1st month of the new Tale would be April?
Sounds good to me.
I could need a little break to get my other projects in line and make up my mind what I want to paint for the tale (although I usually throw out my plans anyway).

DAGabriel
25-01-2012, 19:33
Lol, i think i would have to finish all the Gremlins i thought i could finish in one Tale!
But even if i started this Tale the biggest amount of work is in the Tale of Terrain Builders (first love, you know!).

Little Joe
26-01-2012, 05:25
Well I sure do like both Tales I am in. But after 60+hrs., I share the feelings of DAGabriel. There is just not that much left in me, plus I always get distracted with new ideas. March will see some time off so I will be preparing some models for the next Tale.

I hope you enjoy a mix of Vaettir, Quar and Malifaux.

Whitwort Stormbringer
27-01-2012, 04:21
I think the proposed break/re-recruitment/start-up timeline for round 2 sounds good. Gives me time to order and assemble some goodies.

Since it's what I got for Christmas this year, looks like I'll be painting a combination of gladiators and World of Twilight (http://worldoftwilight.com/) for round 2, although the odd Quar may sneak his way in there since I've still got several that need to be painted (and in all likelihood will be getting more anyways).

snyggejygge
01-02-2012, 11:33
2 warriors done for this time, the shield on the one to the left is done & grass added to them after the pic
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DAGabriel
01-02-2012, 16:05
The new thread will be online this evening!