Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Reaper Djinn

Before I jump head first into my 1st Crusade Arab SAGA warband I did one last fantasy figure. A Reaper Djinn - just the thing to ease me into the middle-eastern theme.

Last post here was a WIP of the figure where I mentioned a number of things I was not happy with. I've gone and fixed them in tonight's painting session and am now quite happy with how it turned out.

Quite different from the way it looked last night and I am now happy with it.

Next up on the workbench, Perry Muslims :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Work in Progress - Reaper Djinn

I will change the whole smoky bit, as I´m not at all pleased with how it turned out. Will make it darker and more unnatural, using either greens or blues in the deep recesses and some OSL to make it pop. As it stands now it really isn´t doing anything for the overall effect.

Went for some fine dark lines on arms and chest to try and emulate body hair. Not quite there, but good enough for a first experience.

Rest of the miniature is pretty much done, just a coat of matt varnish away and a touch up of the base.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Retro fantasy undead mounted Lord

I personally need to take a brake once in a while from a project so that I don't become bored with doing it. In my particular case I normally use fantasy to take a brake from historical painting.

I had this miniature lying around (among a pile of similar miniatures) for a while after I picked it up at a local store who was having a sale on the whole range. It comes with a mounted and foot version.

I used lots of blacks and grays to work on my highlighting/shading and tried to do indirect lighting in pale green (not completely happy with how that turned out though...).

Quick footnote: basing material is from a recent order (autumn leaves was actually a freebie in said order). Inexpensive and excellent (plus, superb service). Recommended.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

More Perry Clergy for Normans/1st Crusade

Another 4 done, Peter the Hermit on a Donkey, Praise de Lord Priest, a bishop and Bad Back priest.

Only a couple of miniatures left before I can call this project closed and move on to the Muslim side of the 1st Crusade. I´ve kept those tantalizing Perry black boxes securely closed lest I stray from the path and leave (yet another) project 99% done.