Thursday, 27 April 2017
We have had a bit of Blood Bowl fever here at work recently so i took the opportunity to paint up my classic Skaven team. I've had the team for years but never had the chance to paint it till the new edition of the game was released last Christmas.
I love these classic Jes Goodwin sculpts, full of character and pretty mean looking for Skaven!
I went for contrasting colours of purple and yellow with some classic chequered patterns for details.
It was a fun little project and painting more than one miniature was a challenge!
Hope you like! Daz
Monday, 24 April 2017
Hi all, I started this miniature a while ago now and I'm pretty sure that it wont get finished. I did do a stage by stage on the skin (yes it's blue) so i thought I'd post it up anyway.
Hopefully someone might find it useful!
1. Undercoat grey
2. Basecoat Hawk Turquoise + Bleached bone mix 80/20
3. Shade Thunderhawk Blue
4. Highlight Hawk Turquoise + Kommando Khaki 70/30
5. Add Bleached Bone into the previous mix to highlight
6. Add White to the previous mix to highlight
7. Shade Incubi Darkness
8. Add blue and red tones around ears and mouth
9. Mix black into the highlight mix and paint under the eyes
10. Paint Bleached bone in the bottom shadows
11. Paint Kommando Khaki in the bottom shadows
12. Highlight Bleached Bone
13. Highlight White
Sunday, 23 April 2017
Been a while I know, sorry! :)
Here is a quick pic of a miniature i painted some time ago. It is a limited edition Goblin Warboss which i painted for a work friend as a gift.
It was a fun little project and my main aim was to add a lot of colour and go a little bit retro with the painting!
Hope you like, more posts soon....promise! ;)
Saturday, 30 July 2016
Sunday, 3 July 2016
Here's my Skitarii that I painted a while ago. I designed this kit for the Adeptus Mechanicus release and thought it would be a good learning experience to paint one.
I kept the colour scheme quite simple but decided to go for bone coloured armour instead of the traditional metals.
It was fun to paint one of my own sculpts and a little strange as well!
I gave this miniature to Jes Goodwin after we had completed the project which he lead. It was a great experience and I certainly learned a lot! :)
Thanks for reading. Daz
Saturday, 2 July 2016
Here are a few of my Genestealer Hybrids that I painted from the Deathwatch Overkill game.
I was lucky enough to design a lot of the Hybrids in the game and knew that i would have to paint some up after. :)
I went for a retro sci fi colour scheme which i think suits them quite a lot, the bight orange boiler suits contrast really well with the off white armour and also hint towards the industrial nature of the mining suits.
I'm hoping to paint some more up in the future and i'll get some detail shots up soon if you are interested.
Thanks for reading, Daz :)
Friday, 1 July 2016
Here's a quick post to share the dwarf that I have recently finished. It's the classic Bugmans rangers champion miniature which is still quite fun to paint!
It was painted as a gift for a friend and didn't take too long, it certainly was strange painting a metal model again!
I hope you like!
Monday, 6 June 2016
It felt like a long project with a house move stuck in the middle but i'm happy now it's done!
As far as painting i didn't want to stray too far from the original colour scheme but i did tweak it a little by adding a little more gold on the backpack for contrast.
When i scultped this miniature i always imagined him stood on a cliff top surveying a battle picking out the best warriors. I decided to theme the base around this idea, keeping it simple but giving him that setting.
I hope you like, cheers! Darren.
Wednesday, 2 March 2016
Here is my Stormcast Lord that i have just finished. I started this project a long time ago and loved the miniature as soon as i had seen it. I knew that i wanted to try non metallics on this but was not prepared for how long it would take me to complete! It was quite a challenge and i think i'm happy with the final result, i hope you like it too and any comments are always welcome!
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Here is a miniature that I have recently finished, I started painting it quite a while ago and it ended up as one of those projects that just sat there on the desk gathering dust. I got a but fed up with seek g it unfinished so I decided to get it done!
I went for a more washed out blue with the armour and a NMM approach. I was inspired by the Space Marine computer game that was released a few years ago.
I hope you like it and any comments are always welcome.
Cheers all! Darren.
Saturday, 8 November 2014
This is a quick post to show you my fast but fun paint job of an old Marauder Dwarf. I painted this miniature as a gift for a work colleague who has a bit of a soft spot for the old range of Marauder miniatures. In terms of painting this brought me back to my very early days of painting lead miniatures, so often nowadays i'm painting mostly plastic miniatures. I was surprised at just how much detail was held within the casting especially considering its age 1988, the painting was a nice experience because of this.
With the colour choice i wanted to go for a bright renaissance look to match his dress, i also thought i might be just a bot of fun too! the choice of two close complimentary colours (blue and purple) with a strong contrasting yellow works well i think and you can apply this theory to any miniatures, just pick two close colours and add a contrasting spot colour in small amounts and you can't go far wrong. :)
With the base i wanted something quick and simple so i imagined the dwarf maybe guarding some barrels filled with precious gold and precious beer!
I hope you like this fun little piece, thanks for looking! Darren.