Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Avelonian Recruit bust - a new WIP

Made a few changes to the blog recently, most notably the image 'slider' at the top of the home page, and the removal of 'jump breaks' to show the whole post on the home page. I hope you like them, and that there isnt too much 'guff' at the top of the page before you get to the posts! The sliding images will link to the most relevant/important blog posts like recently complete minis or major WIPs.

Model-wise, I have started the Avelonian Recruit bust by Alkemy. Its really nice to try something in a different scale - from the top of his head to the bottom edge of his chest he is almost exactly 40mm tall. A good size for a bust to paint for fun, and this guy seems almost to be painting himself.

I have added some more colour to him tonight, but only some green and a little more leather-work on the strap that is on the left side of his chest (as you look at it). As it stands right now, the green needs darkening, but it makes him look almost like a character from Robin Hood...!


  1. Lovely job on the skin tones...he looks like he has seen a few tough winters.

    I am not a fan of the miniature itself though...I think it is too plain for anything other than practising skin tones and polished metal.

  2. Thanks for the kind words Inso :) Its actually deceptively more complex than these photos suggest - its predominantly leather (apart from the mail coif) and getting a difference between areas has taken a lot of mucking about...

    He's been a lot of fun to paint nonetheless