It seems every 28mm model I get across my desk recently has been either plastic or resin, so its been quite refreshing to feel the hefty weight of a metal model in my hands for once!
On first sight this little guy hasn’t got the most dynamic of poses compared to the newer plastic kits, and i’m not entirely convinced by the design of the great weapon! He does however have a lot of metal parts on him, ideal for practice! I’ve gone with purple and brown shading for the beard and some splotches of deneb stone mixed in with the grey highlights. Googling for reference images of grey beards brings up very little in the way of pure grey hair, there is almost always brownish staining! I guess beards get in the way of coffee cups?
Another unit clears the painting desk, this time a unit of Savage Orc Boar Boyz. I hadn’t had any greenskins come my way recently so I thought I’d better get some under my brush for practice.
I did toy with the idea of putting some GW style tattoos on using the make up from KISS, but when I got further through the painting I decided to keep them as natural looking as possible. Orcs don’t apply no make up! I used the red accents to tie the unit together and brighten up the earthy greens and browns.
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I noticed that I never added a work in progress picture of the 95th Rifles I finished a couple of posts ago, so to rectify that, here is a WIP of the Savage Orc Boar Boyz currently on the painting desk.
Only the flesh done on the riders so far, I think one more highlight and that part will be done. I’m toying with the idea of copying the KISS make up for their warpaint. In blue of course.
The Boarz are almost complete, just a few details here and their and finish the bases off. With any luck the riders will be glued to the boarz by tomorrow!
I managed to get a bit more done on Perdita Ortega, and I’m much happier with the way she is looking. I originally wanted to go with a Daisy Duke type checkered shirt, but instead went for the good old Stars and Stripes to add a bit of colour against all the brown. Whether the shirt fits into the world of Malifaux, who knows!
I’ve had these Swordmasters of Hoeth from Island of Blood sitting around for a while now, and had already painted and sold most of their companions. I had a bit of time so I finished them off and popped them onto ebay.
I wanted to get away from blue and white High Elves for these guys, and painted them up in quite flippant, garish colours which I can imagine the Swordmasters flaunting. I imagine them as a cabaret of colourful, graceful death!