zondag 28 december 2014

The trial of Cayden Cailean

Sometimes I have that nagging feeling to build a lot of stuff for a session. I had a one evening session to fill in for a regular GM. So I designed that Trial of Cayden Cailean, in which our heroes traverse a (ale filled) demiplane inside the Starstone Cathedral to get Cayden Cailean's approval for the test of the starstone. (Pathfinder talk).

It was a nice session, here are a few pictures.

A fiendish tavern

Part of the City of Brass

A haunted castle

 This troll  won't let the anyone pass

Table overview

donderdag 25 december 2014

A ghostly bunch

I sat down and got my ghosts finished. My first ideas was to paint these translucent miniatures with some drybrushing as to preserve some of their translucence. Unfortunately that did not work out for me. So I tried something new.

I took off-white and base coated them all. Then I started applying washes. These ghosts are 90% washes! Basing really finished them.


dinsdag 23 december 2014

Emerald Automaton

Here we have a Stonehaven clockwork golem thing. I painted him as a Emerald Automaton for the Emerald Spire superdungeon. So far he has seen some good use, especially with season six of Pathfinder Society being a bit scifi-ish, he is now my stand-in 'robot' model.

Emerald Automaton

vrijdag 12 december 2014

Workbench upgrade

So I had a three week vacation and part of that was me expanding my workbench. I wanted to add some shelves and clean everything up. Oh and clean a spot for my upcoming airbrush (and compressor which is big, heavy and hums.

So here is where I started. The paint was moved from the paintracks down to the desk itself, but kind of messy regardless.

So then I added shelves and reorganized things. This is the result.

Top shelf (left to right)
- iPad space
- In the back all kinds of paints, putties, etc.
- In the front current projects
- On the right flocks, superglue, toothpicks
- Jars of brushes, knifes, greenstuff, brush soap and files.

Box on the left of the paintrack is odds and ends. In front of the box is excess paints (that I have more then one of).

Then there is the paint rack. Left rack is just washes. Racks to the right are model color, game color, GW in that order.

Finally a daylight lamp and a cutting mat.

Not in the picture: Water and palette.

dinsdag 11 november 2014

Lorien Dawnlighter and Owlarbear

Here we have a quick paintjob for my girlfriend's newest player character. She comes with a snowy owlbear (owlarbear?). The woman is Lorien Dawnlighter by Reaper miniatures, the owlbear is from Stonehaven miniatures.

I changed a few things about my snow recipe and applied that here as well. I am happy. :)

Lorien Dawnlighter and Owlarbear

Detail on the shield

zaterdag 18 oktober 2014

Loot from Spiel

Look what I just got at Spiel! Wooooo! :) My first limited edition miniature. Cookie if ya know what it is.

donderdag 9 oktober 2014

Gnome Priestess

Another Stonehaven gnome, the priestess. She isn't my best, but remember that these are incredibly small. This will do! :)

Gnome priestess

maandag 6 oktober 2014

Wulfric (modded Kord the Destroyer)

Here is Wulfric, son of Magda of Trollheim (and a bunch more titles like goblin bane and drinker of tea) my fighter (with one level of barbarian for the speed). I modded a Kord the Destroyer Bones miniature. I changed the position of the arms, removed his weapons, added Wulfric's double headed orc waraxe and filled his other fist with a recent decapitation victim.

The weapon is made out of 4 different bits from my bitbox. A chaos warrior axe, a tomb kings banner bearer staff and two bits from a dark elf polearm unit. I sculpted a extension of the cloak to cover the new position of the arm and I gave the skull a bit of hair as well.

I also experimented with non metallic metal by using a 'washes only' recipe I found online and adapted to this model. The metal parts are five washes only. It works really well on the smaller parts, less so on the weapon, but still awesome.

The snow is also a new recipe of mixing snow flock with parts of woodglue and water. It looks quite real and is very solid. I also added a bit of 'Blood for the Blood God' to his weapon and the snow.

Overall I am very pleased.

Wulfric, son of Magda of Trollheim

dinsdag 9 september 2014

Lady Eliza Farrow

So my girlfriend asked me to paint this mini for her. She wanted white tips on red hair to emulate the feeling of a kitsune in human form. The rest was mine to paint. :) Goody.

I did not know what the mini was from at first, turns out it is from Descent 1st edition. A lieutenant called Lady Eliza Farrow (yes she is evil and she is actually drinking blood).

Lady Eliza Farrow / Akahana

woensdag 13 augustus 2014

Gnome Scribe

I took up the brushes again to finish off more gnomes. This is the gnome scribe. I parked him on a 'big' book from Hirst Arts casting.

It is a nice quick paint job. This sort of level of quality vs time gets me through all them eventually I am sure.

This guy is really small, that is a 20mm base.

Gnome Scribe

dinsdag 5 augustus 2014

Hellknight Signifier

I was asked to paint a miniature for a friend's player character. It is a Hellknight Signifier from the Pathfinder miniature line by Reaper Miniatures.

Her skirt was a real good opportunity to work on my layering. I think I did well on that account. The armor was about getting more experience with non metallic metal. Not as good as it could have been, but pleased enough.

Hellknight Signifier

vrijdag 11 juli 2014

All my player characters

I felt inspired to take a picture of all my player characters together. See if you can spot the oldest one.

My player characters
From left to right: Tariq Yhadav, Alaraic 'The Mad' Runefist, Zeebonakfarian etc. etc., Norum Stormdelver, Tomlin Wizzbolt, Assyra Serefina.

woensdag 9 juli 2014

Assyra Serefina

What I have here is my latest player character, the ifrit Assyra Serefina. She is actually the miniature for the Chelaxian Firebinder. I am quite pleased with how she turned out.

The picture is slightly darker then she is for real. I added some grey freehand to the yellow cloak because she worships Calistria, whose colors are yellow and black.

Assyra Serefina

And as a bonus here is her flaming sphere! A quick bones model paint.

Flamey, the flaming sphere

vrijdag 6 juni 2014

Gnome magician

I keep painting these little gnomes all the time. They are so quick to paint and I get to use really bright colors. Bring on the gnomes!

Gnome magician

donderdag 5 juni 2014

Gnome wizard

I had so much fun painting this little guy. I am seriously thinking of ideas on how to use him as a player character. Tried some OSL from the flame in his hand at first, but didn't quite like it. Very happy with this mini.

After I was finished and took pictures I noticed his staff wasn't as bright as the rest of him. So I went back and added some more highlights to that. See picture at the bottom

Gnome wizard

Extra staff highlights

maandag 26 mei 2014

Garden gnome

And another one in my gnomes 'series'. This is the garden gnome.

I tried a OSL experiment. It didn't work out the way I wanted, the blue is way overdone. Lessons learned though.

Hope to finally finish the red dragon (Reaper) next.

The garden gnome

dinsdag 13 mei 2014

Gnome child

And here's another gnome. The gnome child is the smallest of the Stonehaven gnomes, so it really was quite a quick paint. I added this... creature thing, don't know what it is. Some sort of big ass rat? Regardless it fills out the base very well.

Next up: Trying to finally finish my red dragon! (again)

Gnome child

dinsdag 6 mei 2014

Shrouded Gnome

I took a small break from painting the pathfinder red dragon to work on some of the Stonehaven gnomes. Gawd those models are really awesome. I added a candle to add some OSL to the model, which really lifted this little dude up from just a small bit of grey metal to a proper character. Also note his awesome green goggles (he is a gnome after all).

Next up: Trying to finally finish my red dragon!

The shrouded gnome

vrijdag 25 april 2014

Giant snakes

And here I got four Otherworld giant snakes. Unfortunately the picture is not really doing them justice, they look better in real life. These will be used for the venom cult in Dragon's Delve, and it is generally useful to have snakes.

I am now working on a Pathfinder red dragon, using the core rulesbook cover as the color scheme.


woensdag 23 april 2014

Giant rats

I decided to make a dent in the Bones miniatures from the first Kickstarter. The best way to do that? Paint rats. I have twelve here. I extended their bases with putty, simply because I like round bases instead of the crappy things the models come with.

I painted a few of each color. They are 'quick' paint jobs, but they definitely read as rats to me. :)

Giant rats

maandag 24 maart 2014

Giant Centipedes

I am on a roll! Here are four giant centipedes from Otherworld miniatures. Easy paintjob, but hey I'll take another four painted miniatures any day.

Next up: 12 Reaper Bones rats! More easy!

donderdag 20 maart 2014

Giant ticks

And here we go! Some giant ticks, ewww. Easy to paint, but good to use for all kinds of vermin. I am kind of in the mood for vermin now, so I am painting my four Otherworld miniatures centipedes next.

Giant ticks

woensdag 19 maart 2014

Cave woman

This model has been around on my desk for the last two years. I finally got around to finishing and updating it. As you might see the quality is not stellar, but at least she is finished. This is because of the serious inexperience painting I had back then.

This also finishes my set of three cavemen. I like finishing off old things.

Next up: Four Otherworld giant ticks. Easy painting. :) Have to catch up a bit with my one model a week rule after 3 months of no painting due to sickness.

A cavewoman

maandag 17 maart 2014

Stonehaven Dwarf Huntsman + Boar

My lust for painting is starting to come back. This is good. I have a Pathfinder Society scenario coming up this weekend and thus had to get my player character ready. After a good long while I decided on a dwarf hunter (new class from advanced class guide). Good, I can paint a miniature no problem.

Yeah... hunters have animal companions. Like always. So that's two miniatures. Oh boy. So I selected the stonehaven dwarf huntsman who has a slain boar on his back. The boar comes seperately from the dwarf. I noticed that it sort of looks like he is jumping. Cool, I can make this work. I had to 'hide' some rope as scars, but I think I pulled it off.

Meet Norum Stormdelver and his boar, Truffles. :)

dinsdag 4 maart 2014

Fire elementals

I finally finished painting my fire elementals project.

The project contains the following four minis:
- 77196: The small fire elemental (Bones)
- 77083: The medium fire elemental (Translucent red)
- 02251: The fire elemental (Dark Haven Legends)
- 77082: The large fire elemental (Translucent red)

Fire elementals

I have to say it was fun to paint the small, medium and large ones... But the huge one was just a lot of work, phft!

I finished though! Woot!

woensdag 19 februari 2014

Familiar: Bat

I have been painting four fire elementals. A small, medium, large and huge one in game terms. Enjoying the practice in wetblending and the freehand involved. It does take a while to finish all four though, so in the meantime I cranked out another familiar for the pack.

This is the bat. Some cork, texture paint and a bit of tombstone from Games Workshop skeletons and voila.