Whiskerino 2009


does not Whiskerino.

As promised, here are two of the miniatures that I've painted. One of these was immensely challenging and turned out decent, the other was fairly challenging and turned out great.

On the right is the Steamborg Executioner, a miniature from Wyrd Games' new tabletop war game, Malifaux. The Steamborg is a technological masterpiece that the human explorers of the world of Malifaux discovered: it is part man and part machine, though its humanity has been stripped down to nothing more than the ability to problem-solve and find new ways to kill things. This was an immensely challenging miniature for me to paint: in total, there were over twenty five different colors and shades of paint used on this model, plus ten different paint washes and two ink washes. I'm not completely happy with the way it turned out: certain details in the rivets of the model's metal plating were lost from doing so many coats to cover up mistakes I repeatedly made. However, as a whole I'm very pleased with it--the custom basing I did more so than any other part, though the basing's detail is not visible in this photo. The inner workings on the legs were the hardest part, because each leg obstructed access to paint the other legs. In hindsight, I probably should have painted the legs first before assembling it.

To the left is "Angel of Night", a generic Dungeons and Dragons-styled miniature from Reaper Miniatures, an amazing company that puts out remarkably detailed and specific figures at remarkably low prices. The figure is an angelic woman, floating above the ground, wings spread behind her and her multi-layered cloak billowing beneath her. She's holding a lamp in her hand, which forced me into painting her in night colors, and that proved a bit of a challenge in the planning stages. I knew I wanted to do alternating black/white feathers on the wings, but as I was painting her cloak, it was just endless layers of black over black. To add more detail and life to the model, I used a technique called 'edging', where you use a completely different color to accent the edges to a piece of clothing, armor, or item. By edging the black robes in white, it added to the Angelic appearance, brought unity between her clothes and her wings, and added *so* much more definition and detail.

In total, the Steamborg took about 17 hours of work to complete, while the angel took about 6. I'm much happier with the angel than the machine, but both are pieces I'm proud of. Also, both were completed within the last 24 hours.
posted: February 07 @ 9:33pm


mattyc says:
those are min miniatures.
Posted: Feb 7th, 2010 - 9:34pm -
wondermade says:
Those are projects I'd probably never undertake. Well done and marks for patience.
Posted: Feb 7th, 2010 - 9:36pm -
c dub says:
wow. I'm going to forward a link to this to my cousin. he paints miniatures like nobody I've seen. such attention to detail is astounding.
Posted: Feb 7th, 2010 - 9:40pm -
c dub says:
btw, that edging really takes the look up a notch.
Posted: Feb 7th, 2010 - 9:42pm -
Chuck Damage says:
I will king this because while my knee-jerk reaction is 'What a dork.' deep inside I think those look cool as fuck and I wish I had painted them.

Do you remember Monsters in My Pocket?
Posted: Feb 7th, 2010 - 10:14pm -
hankbobs says:
Both of these are very well done. I think I actually prefer the job you did on the steamborg. 23 hours of painting between the two of them is an amazing amount of work on something like this, I applaud your dedication!
Posted: Feb 7th, 2010 - 10:25pm -
miguelito says:
good job man. how big is the magnifying glass you use to paint in detail??
Posted: Feb 7th, 2010 - 10:34pm -
mackle says:
i think i would absolutely have ended up just dipping these guys as one solid color about 30 minutes into the project.. so massive kudos to you
Posted: Feb 7th, 2010 - 10:43pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
You have mastered the painting of abs
Posted: Feb 7th, 2010 - 11:40pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
I can paint no where near this kinda detail.. although could always ink & drybrush ok-ish :)

great work, you have talent!
Posted: Feb 8th, 2010 - 11:46am -
ThatGuy says:
wow. Both of these look great man. Sorry to see you go, but I wanted to tell you how good these look before I couldn't.
Posted: Feb 8th, 2010 - 9:45pm -
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