Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Sky Diving for Charity...

Yup, a non-miniature related post, I know I don't do many of them, but I think this one is worth it...

One month today I will be jumping out of a perfectly good plane for the charity Bowel Cancer UK. I decided on these guys as my charity because of all the work that they do to help people (especially younger people) to recognise the symptoms of the disease and what to do to have the best chance of survival.

Bowel Cancer UK’s mission statement is simple:  “Bowel Cancer UK aims to save lives by raising awareness of bowel cancer, campaigning for best treatment and care and providing practical support and advice.”

For more information about the charity follow this link:

If you feel so inclined, and have the means, please follow my link below and sponsor me in my endeavour.

JustGiving - Sponsor me now!

In return, I'll post any pics of me looking scared witless when I get back down to earth...!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Better(?) pics of the forsaken princess

I have taken a few shots on my more usual blue-white background... enjoy!

She is also now up on Putty and Paint if any members fancy a vote:

Radagast the Brown

I was not overly impressed by Radagast when I watched The Hobbit at the cinema - he was a little too ditsy, and not how I imagine one of the great wizards to behave. However, when I first saw the Radagast figure, I was immediately drawn to him and although he was Finecast, I also knew that I had to risk the air bubbles and paint one!

This is where I am so far...
The top image is probably the closest colour wise, but I am particularly happy with the way the back of his coat has turned out, especially when you realise how small he is.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Forsaken Princess for Ax Faction

Not many WIP photos recently, I know, but that doesn't mean I've not been painting. I've actually been doing a commission piece for a fairly new British miniature company called Ax Faction. (She is now available to purchase...)

This one is a Witch Hunter called the 'Forsaken Princess'. The colour choices were straight from the concept artwork that Ax sent me, and at first I was a little daunted by the white, but I think she's turned out ok.

She was a lot of fun to paint, and I am particularly pleased with how the sheer veil cam out. I also thought the 'snivelling witch' on her base was a really nice touch.

There is a slight textural anomaly beneath one of her eyes in the close up shot, but I am really struggling to see it with the naked eye, so am a little too scared to try and remove it. Hopefully it doesn't spoil the piece too much - I considered not showing that photo, but thought that might almost be cheating!

Here are some photos on a black background (which I really struggled with for some reason). I will try and get some on my usual blue-white as my camera always seems to have a better time of it.
 A little close up showing the veil
 This is the image I was sent