Last year, I painted historical tanks for 3D Wargaming, a local 3d designer, to help promote his new line. This year, he launched a new Kickstarter project, but this time for warplanes, and I had once again the chance to paint some of his demo models.
I said planes, but it is really more of a mixe of different models that fly. Three planes, a giant rocket and a flying bomb. They have more rounded surfaces, which made them a bit harder to paint then the tanks, as the 3d layers are showing a bit more than on the flat panels of the threaded vehicles. I missed the heavy weathering that tanks required, compared to comparatively to the cleaner vehicles that planes are. Hopefully, I will have other wheeled/threaded vehicles to work on in the near future. Continue reading “Showcase – 28mm warplanes”
I took part for the first time this year in the Inktober challenge. The rules are pretty simple: each day of October, make a ink drawing and share it on social media with their hashtag. For people who want them, they also provide daily prompt, to spark your creativity, or to add some restriction to your choices, depending on how you see it.
I have always been doing small doodles and drawings, but nothing serious. Recently, I realized that I a lot better with a more comprehensive concept art for sculpting, so upping my drawing game has been a personal challenge, to no great result, as I often lack motivation or ideas. Inktober was a great way to give myself a boost in productivity, as adding a deadline always helps me. I tried to stick to the suggested prompts, as it was often a good guide, but it didn’t always work out with my self-added theme of stuffed animal (what I sculpt the most often), so I veered off an handful of time.
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You like my stuffed unicorn and want more in your life? However, you would like smaller ones to create a real horde of them? Now you can!
Impact Miniatures now sells smaller version of the unicorn. The smaller one (dubbed the Tiny Unicorn from now on), has an height of 20mm, compared to the 32mm of its big brother. It is 3d printed on demand in a clear blue resin. The details are impressively sharp, and outside of some changes due to the scanning progress, it is pretty much spot on.
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I mostly put aside painting in the past months to concentrate on sculpting, but I got back to my brushes recently, and completed a couple models. The first of those I present now, Aquila for Arena Rex.
This is the last model to complete the Legio XIII faction starter, and with him done, I can now get to playing. Next up, I will paint some terrain to fill out the arena. I do have a couple more models in the queue, but they are not to be painted any time soon. We’ll see if they rise to the top after getting the game to the table though.
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Ever since I started sculpting, I always liked to work on cute, cartoon projects. This project doesn’t stray far, and also tag along with my recent unicorn, as it’s also a stuffed animal. I present to you the Hippo Ballerina!
She’s smaller than the unicorn, but bigger than the platypus; I think I’ve settled with her on the right size to work on future stuffies. She was also a lot faster to sculpt. I’m getting used to the polymer clay (this one being Beesputty), and I’m finishing this sculpt with only two bake.
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Since the middle of last year, I’ve been on a kick to up my sculpting game, after getting a couple sculpting and conversion commissions. In the past months, I’ve been sculpting a lot more, and trying different style, tools and materials got my hyped.
Human/humanoid anatomy not being my forte, I decided to stick with cartoon models, like when I started sculpting years ago with the titular zonion. I first did a platypus, started a koala, but my biggest recent project was a stuffed unicorn, in the spirit of my daughter birthday.
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Like last year, I took part in our provincial Warmachine & Hordes themed Secret Santa painting exchange. It always a fun community building activity. My target had provided a good selection of ideas to pick from, my favourite in the list being the Legion of Everblight Ice Witches. Sadly, when I wanted to start painting, they were not out yet. My second choice in the list was still a good model, and most important, was out and available to pick at my FLGS! So onward I went with a Beast Mistress, for the same faction.
I knew the target from his blog, so I went there and dig through the posts to find some sample of his paint scheme. He doesn’t post much pictures, and when he does, mostly overview in battle reports, so it was hard to find a good view. I luckily found one in one of the local FB group, so based my scheme on it.
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Some time ago, I shared the painting of my Butchers guild starter for Guild Ball. It took far too long, but I’m finally done with my initial line-up, the 6 players required for a standard game. I still have much more to paint, but it’s at least progress. Continue reading “Showcase – Butchers, the sequel”
My most recent project was the painting of two WW2 historical tanks, a russian T-34 and a german Tiger 1. Both vehicles are 3d printed models, designed by the 3D Wargaming team.
It was a first foray for me in the historical painting realm. It’s a style less flashy than what I’m used to: lower contrasts, no big edge highlights, neutral palettes, lots of weathering, etc. I went with colour schemes inspired from what I found in my research, but didn’t go for 100% accurate. It was a good challenge, and mostly, it created a craving to paint more in that style, while historical never really blipped on my radar before.
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I recently stumbled upon Chronicles of the Wayfarer, when an acquaintance reacted to one of their pictures on Facebook. I couldn’t stop myself from liking the picture also; it was the spitting image of a Chronopia Firstborns’ Knight, in 15mm scale! I have fond memories of that defunct game, especially of the concepts arts and illustrations, and this mini modeled it perfectly, for the size anyway.
I then found out that a painting contest was beginning for a small selection of their line, and I jumped in. Painting at 15mm was going to be a new challenge, especially at a display level, as I never tackled that scale.
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