Lots of Malifaux and… a new game!

Sorry for the long break everyone! I haven’t stopped working on projects, I’ve just failed at updating this blog. Facebook and Twitter make it too easy to sit on the couch and share pictures so keeping this updated becomes¬†more of a chore. Yeah, i know, pretty sad excuse. ūüôā Anyway, here are some things I’ve done since my last blog post.

I finally got around to buying a pale rider for my Guild crew. The rider models are all pretty sweet, but I personally like the Guild horse more than the others. I painted the model similar to the box are and stayed with a white, undead horse, of course… I painted the rider with leather and dark clothing. I’ve been using my airbrush more every day and have become accustomed to adding OSL effects at the end of the project. I also use the airbrush for clear coating which is very nice.

For my next project I decided to make some proxies. There are a lot of great models in the latest Malifaux book, Shifting Loyalties, but sadly there are no models yet. Awhile back I bought the Male and Female Multi-Part kits for Through the Breach, Wyrd’s role playing game based on the Malifaux universe. I used these to create some Guild Austringer and Witchling Handler models a few updates back and used it this time to create some Guild Sanctioned Spellcaster models. In game terms these models wear a collar that can be used to force the model to make casting attacks and can also be used to explode the model, injuring enemy models around them (think Seanchan Damane from The Wheel of Time series). I’ve yet to play a game with them but I have some models ready regardless. I did a little OSL work on these to try and show their hands glowing but don’t feel it was very successful.

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Next up I painted some new Guild Hounds to replace the proxy version I’ve had for awhile. These dogs are very small. I want to go back and give them more of a doberman pincer look once I have some time, but they are usable for the time being.

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I bought a LOT of new models during the Wyrd black Friday sale. Most of these were Resurrectionist models that are new releases. One of the crews I got during that time was the Nightmare Herald of Obliteration crew. Wyrd’s “Nightmare” models are typically larger versions of existing models but usable in the game. The Herald of Obliteration crew features a much larger Nothing Beast model. This is a great looking model and I was really excited to work on it.

My next project was some more terrain. I bought an MDF train set from Angry Mojo Games. I painted this train in 1 day using the airbrush for 90% of it. The only thing I used a brush for was adding rust to the tracks and wheels and adding weathering pigments to dirty up the trains. I was very happy with the results for the time invested.

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Next up was Hannah from the Outcast faction. This a very sweet model that really shows off the steam punk aspect of this game. I added some addition pipes to the area directly behind her head, which is normally just and empty gap and looks lacking. You’ll also notice that i got some new backdrops from my light booth. I got them from Hangar 18 Miniatures and I am very pleased with the updated look. The next thing I need to buy is a proper camera..

My last project for this update is from a different game! I had been on the fence about buying into Beyond the Gates of Antares from Warlord Games. This is a very far future science fiction game and the models finally won me over. I haven’t played a game yet but I’ve heard/read/seen very good things about it. These units are the Ghar, which are diminutive creatures that pilot these large, robust robots. I don’t know how they play in the game but these models are so cool. I added some damage effects to these models which is a new skill for me and i am happy how it turned out. I finished these in 2 days and am very pleased with the results.

That is all for this update.I am always appreciative of feedback and questions so let me know if you have any! Until next time, take care.

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More Malifaux and Gaming Tables

Awhile back I purchased this hot wire cutter and have used it a bit creating scenery for our weekly Malifaux group at the local game store and I wanted to make a ruined village board and a desert board for my basement gaming. I had purchased some scenery for other games and also traded some nice buildings to a friend in exchange for painting some of his models. The only additional thing I bought were some desert plants from Amazon. Here are a few pictures of each of the boards. (click to enlarge)

Other than working on terrain, I have been painting more Malifaux. It’s safe to say this is the game I play most often. We started a Shifting Loyalties campaign at our store and that has been a lot of fun. Their campaign system is very deep and adds some nice changes to how you approach and play each game.

The first thing on my list of finished projects are the Malifaux Starter Box models. The starter box is a new item from Wyrd Miniatures that includes everything two players need to learn Malifaux. It includes 4 models for each player and all of the models have the Mercenary characteristic so that you can use them no matter what faction you decide to play. The nice thing for me is that I primarily play Guild and the starter box comes with 4 Guild and 4 Neverborn models. These models are easier to assemble than a lot of their other models but still have the great look that is associated with the 2nd edition plastic models.

Awhile back I used the Male Multi-Part Kit to create some Guild Austringers. Since then, they have released new plastic models for them. They look really good so I had to get those and paint them.

One of the models yet to be released in plastic is the Guild Exorcist. I like the look of the 1st edition metal miniatures for this guy so I bought a few online since they out of print and harder to get.

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The last model I have is an an older model as well. I bought this from one of the gamers in our weekly group and it was painted pink with sparkles. While he is not nearly as nice as the plastic version, he still has a very dark look which is synonymous with Neverborn and Malifaux overall. This is a 1st edition Teddy.

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Next up on my painting table is some more Resurrectionist models to finish off all of the crew boxes from their line. I also am starting to work on a swamp board for my basement gaming as well.

As always, any questions or comments are appreciate and thanks for stopping by!

Bunch O’ Stuff

Hey all. I’ve been painting quite a bit but just failing at doing regular updates. I’ve been playing Malifaux, almost exclusively, so all of my updates are Malifaux related. We recently had a Malifaux tournament at our LGS hosted by myself and two other Malifaux promoters. As part of the “Best Painted” award, I gave away my painted Perdita crew shown HERE. They were the old metal models from Malifaux 1.5 so I used this as an excuse to buy the newer plastic crew! I also bought a brand new model, Abuella Ortega, who is the matriarch of the Ortega clan. She rolls around in her wheelchair and blasts things with her sawed-off shotgun. This crew is the what got me into Malifaux originally. They are a family of bad-ass, gun-toting enforcers who have enslaved a demon to do their bidding.

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I’ve been really enjoying playing another Guild Master named Hoffman, who’s crew I originally painted HERE. He is a master of constructs and makes all of his robot buddies around him better. Besides buying constructs from his faction, The Guild, he can also use his ties with the Arcanists to buy some of their constructs. The first model I painted to add to his crew is his brother, Ryle. This is a new model that came out at Gencon.

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I also painted some Metal Gamin, which are part of the Arcanist faction.

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These are Steam Arachnid Swarms, which are also part of the Arcanist faction.

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Lastly, I was able to buy a rare, out of print Guild Warden to add to my construct crew. For an older edition metal miniature, I really like the look of this model.

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Another out of print model I found recently was a Lady Justice model. The new plastic model is nice, but is very small and dainty. I like that this older sculpt is standing and much bigger.

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Finally, I have also been painting some models for a friend in exchange for some terrain he no longer wanted. He is new to Malifaux and started with Rasputina and the Children of December crew that I painted HERE. He added the following models to beef up that crew and get it to 50 Soulstones, the standard size of a Malifaux game. They are the Cerberus and December Acolytes.

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Any questions about anything Malifaux related or any painting I’ve done? Feel free to ask and I will try to answer as best as I can. As always, thanks for stopping by.

Guild Peacekeeper

Hey all. I ordered a Peacekeeper, Ryle, and Abuella Ortega during Wyrd’s Gencon sale and they recently arrived. I’ve been wanting o try out Hoffman so I went ahead and painted the Peacekeeper first. This was a very quick model to paint for what I did. I used the airbrush to give get the base metal coat. I then picked out all of the brass bits and washed the entire model with a black wash. A went back and did some highlighting of the sharp edges with silver and painted the vents and spotlight. I added some rust using the GW technical paint Ryza Rust. I then used the airbrush to add some OSL to the spotlight. I only spent 2-3 hours on this model and got it to a state I am happy with.

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Next up I am going to paint the Perdita crew. I have a metal crew that was my first Malifaux crew from a few years back. I want to update that crew with the new plastics. I’m also going to paint Ryle at the same time so I’ll be back soon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Of Metal and Flesh plus friends!

This crew was sitting on my desk for several weeks but I finally finished Hoffman and his pals. This means that I have painted every starter crew for Guild and I am ready to move on to other factions. I have an un-assembled The M&SU box and a Shadows of Redchapel box sitting here ready for some love.

I bought an airbrush over the holidays and got to try it out on Hoffman’s constructs. I think it really ties the crew together and the red glow looks pretty menacing. I haven’t tried to do any of the non-metallic metallic painting so this crews is basically all gunmetal and bronze. The orange/red really helps to break that up. I also used some of the Citadel technical paints, Typhus Corrosion, Nihilakh Oxide, and Ryza Rust, to give the constructs and Hoffman’s suite some wear and tear. He’d probably keep his buddies in better condition but I wanted to add something other than just metallics. Since Hoffman can use M&SU constructs in his crew I also bought a Rail Golemn. This is a really cool model and I had fun using the airbrush to do more OSL stuff. I don’t think i was very successful with his vent pipes but I got tired of fussing with it.

More pictures can be found here. As always, thanks for stopping by.

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Relic Hunters

I have been painting this crew off and on for a few weeks and finally finished it up. That leaves Hoffman as the last guild crew box to finish up one of every possible Guild starter crew. I used the split basing idea to show that this crew can also be Ten Thunders. I tried to emulate the basing that Adam D. from our Malifaux group creates¬†with limited success, but overall I am happy with the basing idea. I also added a few hound models from Maxmini.eu¬†since there are currently no Guild hound models available. Even metal ones are sold out everywhere I’ve looked. Hopefully the Hoffman boxed set will be at our local store soon for me to pick up. In the interim I have some more terrain to paint for Deadzone and I also picked up a No Shelter Here boxed set, flesh construct, canine remains, doppleganger, and beckoners for Malifaux. Thanks for stopping by. C&C always welcome.

More pictures are HERE.

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Bound by Law

Well I am still on my current goal to finish all of the Guild crews for Malifaux. The Lucius “Bound by Law” crew is number 5 of 7. These models have been fun to paint and since each crew is quite different, completing one makes you feel like you’ve accomplished something, versus painting a small squad in a large army. I’ve been sticking with a similar pallet through most of my guild models except I did add purple to this crew for one of the lawyers. In other games, I will stray from colors shown in the art but I have tried to stay close on the Malifaux models. I really like the process Wyrd is using to make their game artwork and models look exactly the same, so I am trying to somewhat emulate that with my painting. I do use a bit more denim and leather because a lot of the clothing in their art is using different shades of grey for clothing, like maybe everyone is wearing roughspun and black leather. I also based the master half and half, similar to McMourning, since he can be Guild or Neverborn. The main colors I used on this crew were Vallejo Dark Grey, Army Painter Deep Blue, Army Painter Alien Purple,¬†Army Painter Dragon Red, Army Painter Ash Grey,¬†Army Painter Oak Brown,¬†Army Painter Gun Metal and White. More pictures can be found HERE. As always, thanks for stopping by.

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