Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Salamander... the magical disappearing post...

Somehow, this post seems to have reverted to an old draft version with no text or anything on it...!! These were the most recent images of my space marine on his base. I had written some decent blurb and linked to a pic where I had first created the base for other purposes... bah...! 

Here the posts is, re-instated... 

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Ginger spice?

I've been progressing nicely with the Warploque Bayourkand have got to the stage where i wanted to paint his hair. But here is the tricky bit... what colour? I settled on a fairly muted orange triad by Reaper ('carrot top' or something like that) as I thought it would contrast nicely against his blue denim-esque trousers and green skin (a bit Blanca from Street Fighter too).

I forged ahead and started slapping paint on but now I am unsure whether I made the right decision...

So, the nature of this post - what do you guys think? Any ideas for hair colour or do you think ginger is the way to go? One thing I should point out is that the colours are more saturated in real life - as a point of reference, the tile he is stood on is brilliant white)
Any help would be most appreciated!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

All the small things

Gradually working my way through the rather groovy details. The pelt across his shoulders has received some TLC (not shown in this pic), but most of last night was spent working on the bottle of grog. I wanted to make it look like a glass bottle with a red/brown liquid in. Its not quite finished yet, but I think it is getting there.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Bayourk after today's painting

I've made good progress on the Bayourk today - have tweaked the skin a little more (very subtle in the photos but definitely more depth in real life) and he now has trousers and boots!

Also painted a jade statue attached to his belt.

If you like him, check out the kickstarter for the ArcWorlde skirmish game

Bayourk chieftain - flesh done...

The Bayourk chieftain is on the deck and after a really quick cleanup, I sprayed him grey and immediately got working on the skin.
He has been thoroughly enjoyable so far - proper orc character and balls of steel. I would definitely paint more!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

ArcWorlde Kickstarter by Warploque Miniatures

I had sworn myself off of Kickstarters for a while after a few less than ideal (for painters at least) plastics being used by board games type affairs, but had to make an exception for this new one by Warploque Miniatures...
Its a fantasy skirmish game Kickstarter with some really interesting METAL* miniatures. They are almost caricature in style and have a hell of a lot of character - something very important which can be missing a lot of time. There are 4 factions on the Kickstarter at the moment Humans (Albionnicans), Halflings, Orcs (Bayourks) and Undead Pirates (with a 5th soon to be added... Feral Elves! Only £280 to go) 

*They also have a small number of resin pledges available

I saw a lot of the miniatures for this Kickstarter in green form at a recent event (Figureworld in Oundle) and I instantly fell in love with them. They will be a lot of fun to paint, and I have already pledged my cash to their cause! 

Alex at Warploque Miniatures is not only the creator of the whole ArcWorlde universe, but is the artistic talent behind the concepts, the graphical work and also all the sculpting (the swine!). This means that there is a lovely unified theme to everything which creates a really cohesive range of miniatures. 

We've actually managed to get hold of two of the Bayourks to paint for Alex- a Chieften and a really cool Brute with a hog-tied goat under his arm... These samples are cast in resin, and I don't know whether these are special resin masters (are used to create the moulds for metal casting), or have been pre-prepped by Alex, but if the resins from the kickstarter are anything close to the quality of these, they are going to be very good indeed. We will be getting on to painting these shortly! 

Here are a couple of quick mobile phone photos of the boys...

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