Monday 27 May 2024

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS, AND A LITTLE BIT OF THAT

 Been a pretty busy weekend getting the rest of my customers commission finished, and was a very eclectic mix. First up is a set of six Vikings these are metal models.


Gone for colours that I could find that would be fitting for period Vikings. Next is a fantasy Paladin, this is a resin model.


Next is a Fantasy Thug, this is also a resin model.


Next is a Reaper Bones Wraith, this is my first bones model I've ever painted, and can see why so many people moan about the material ! LOL


Last today is a metal crocodile, my client asked if I could add a base to it, so I've made it as if it's moving so it could then be placed on other water features and be moved.


That's all for today, next time I hope to have my final submission for Monster May(hem), if I can get it finished in time, so until then stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

12 comments:

  1. Great work all around! I like how the base gives the crocodile a sense of movement.

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    1. Thank you snapfit, when my client asked for a base for it, I didn't want it to be boring, so found a reference picture of a crocodile swimming, I like how it turned out.

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  2. Right, what an eclectic batch! They all look great, but the crocodile is my favourite, I love how you blended colours there. A Vikings vs crocodiles fight would be something to see! Just saying...

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    1. Thank you Suber, the crocodile certainly gave me a few challenges, so I would probably say it's my favourite because of the way it pushed my skills ! LOL Afraid they are already boxed up ready to go back to my client.

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  3. how big is the crocodile? It looks spot on but is contextless. It might be the monster from Jumanji or just a baby...
    good job all around. ­čśü

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    1. Thank you Stewart, glad the Vikings meet your approval, as for the crocodile, it is 4 inches long, so not massive, but a decent size to take a bite out of any adventurer.

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  4. John@justneedsvarnish30 May 2024 at 08:09

    All very nice! :-) You've definitely got the look of the crocodile in the water spot on I think!

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    1. Thank you John, they were all interesting to paint, as they weren't something I would normally paint, but I do like the crocodile the most.

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  5. Some nice minis, Dave! Do you happen to know the manufacturer for the Viking minis? Was the Reaper mini, the white Bones plastic? If so, I tend to avoid it.The Bones Black is still affordable and easier to work with, though I've ran into rather obstinate mould lines at times.

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    1. Thank you Brian, unfortunately the packaging didn't have a name of the company on it. Yes it was a white bones, and being as the client had bought it, I didn't have a lot of choice ! LOL Luckily enough I'd read enough about how difficult it was so used other peoples tricks like coating it in varnish, and a bit of superglue, to strengthen the scythe.

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  6. Very nice variety across all of these minis, which if you're anything like me, probably helped motivate you to get them done. I really like the Vikings out of this bunch. They look straight out of the history books to my untrained eye!

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    1. Thank you Jeff, it certainly made it interesting, and also a nice challenge, as it's not my normal type of models. I did look up about Vikings and the colours before starting them, as that was one of the things my client said that he wanted them to look historical.

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