Sunday, July 3, 2011

Jabber, Jabber, Jabber Jaws?

This is probably one of the coolest minis Reaper has ever done. Ever since I got him, I have been chomping at the bit to paint him...and this weekend I decided to go for it. I'm going all out for this guy...blending and all that other cool stuff...but no NMM. Basically, trying t
o get myself back in gear for painting at the top of my game instead of at gaming levels. I am going back to basics with his base though, a 1 inch metal washer with sand and a couple of small shells. So burned out on fancy diorama styled basing...gonna go back to some good old fashioned catalog styled painting and bases. The other plus is that a metal base make storage so much easier thanks to strips of magnets....once in place they don't move until you move them.

This handsome fellow is one I'm painting for my brochacho Oscar Garza. Yes, that's Captain Stryker being painted up in reds instead of the Cygnar blue. I think Oscar is planning to use him as some sort of fire mage in D&D. Thus far, I have his "skirt" done blended up from a dark red to regular old blood red. The edging on the skirt was done with Citadel Iyanden Darksun mixed with some Ceramcoat Cape Cod Blue. The pants were done with Apple Barrel Pe
wter Gray with a simple black wash over it. The leathers are getting a base coat of Citadel Calthan Brown mixed with Ceramcoat Charoal.
I have no idea what kind of base I'm doing for him. Maybe some sort of scorched earth...or flagstones. Won't really know until I make it.

This suave looking mofo is Arbite #2 which I have been working on off and on for the last three months. I don't get much time to paint, so what time I do have gets spread out amongst many minis. I got around to painting his face and worked on some more of the insignias on his armor.