Television is rather a frightening business. But I get all the relaxation I want from my collection of model soldiers.
Peter Cushing

Sunday 30 April 2017

What is best in life?

"Conan. What is best in life?"

"To crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women."

This is another of the Heroes from the Silver Tower set and he is, quite simply, one of the most glorious miniatures I've ever seen. A real joy to paint.

The face is full of character, so I took a bit of time over it. 

You can see a touch of the Blanchistus here with the check pattern on his loincloth. 

Saturday 29 April 2017

Lord of Change

Here are the last two bad guys for my Silver Tower set, the Ogroid Thaumaturge:

And the Gaunt Summoner.

I am actually properly proud of the Gaunt Summoner. He's probably the best paint job I've done in a while and pulls together all the techniques and colours I've been using across the Tzeentch models from this set.

I still have a few of the heroes to complete but that's enough to play the game! So expect a play report soon.

Friday 28 April 2017

Look Upon My Works, Ye Mighty, And Despair

Round the decay
of that Colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

I've been developing the world of the Drift though the characters but there was something missing; in this case, an environment. With one eye on the new release of Necromunda I decided to treat myself to a bit of terrain which would also double for a photo backdrop for more of the Inq28 miniatures.

I chose a ruined factory because, frankly, who doesn't want Sci-Fi Stalingrad?

Once I was happy with the layout as a photo backdrop:

I started on painting. This was fairly obviously going to be an airbrush job.For the basic palette I decided to go with an oily, grimy institutional green - basically the colour of Geidi Prime in Lynch's Dune:

A simply mix of grey and mid green - I also masked off some areas so that I could have chipping revealing the metal beneath.

The outside was done with various metallics:

And then came the weathering. I used a very watery ink wash and a filter to create streaks and then liberal usage of rust effects:

And then tried it with a few miniatures

And finally added a backdrop for the burning sky of the Drift:

Very happy overall and I think this will be very useful to help with photographing SF minis. Who knows, I might even get a game on it!