The Guild

November 23, 2010

My final Malifaux crew (for the time being at least) are from the “The Guild” faction. Lady Justice is the Master.

Lady Judge

Lady Judge

Lady Justice

Lady Justice

I’m quite pleased with how the hair turned out, best seen in this rear view. Although this view shows I’ve missed a bit of black lining there on the back of her legs (now corrected).

Lady Justice

Lady Justice

The number 2 model in the crew is “The Judge”. He doesn’t look much like a Judge to me, but he’s a nice figure. I was torn by what colour to paint his coat, finally picking white. I think it works quite well.

The Judge

The Judge

The Judge

The Judge

The Judge

The Judge

The rest of the crew are made up of the flying coffin using Death Marshals. I’ve only finished one of the three as the other two required some additional basing, which meant they didn’t get undercoated with the rest of the Malifaux.

Death Marshal

Death Marshal

Bit of an odd angle this next shot . . .

Death Marshal

Death Marshal

Death Marshal

Death Marshal

The remaining two are works in progress now.

Death Marshal (wip)

Death Marshal (wip)

He’s had a white undercoat followed by two coats of GW Badab Black wash. I’m thinking of switching to using Vallejo Black wash which is a lot darker. The figure below has had one coat of the Vallejo wash.

Death Marshal (wip)

Death Marshal (wip)

My concern is that it may be a little too good at covering for my purposes. Here’s a side by side shot – remember the GW one has had two coats.

Death Marshals (wip)

Death Marshals (GW on left, Vallejo on right)

I’m planning on posting some more wip shots of these over the next weeks to compare the washes further.


It’s Showtime! – More Malifaux

November 19, 2010

My next Malifaux crew are one the latest additions to the game: The Show Girls. They are a part of the Arcanists faction. My investment so far is only the basic boxed set, which I picked up at a show because they looked fun to paint.

The Show Girls

The Show Girls

The “Master” of the crew is Colette Du Bois. An excellent sculpt, much too good for my meager painting skills.

Colette Du Bois

Colette Du Bois

Colette Du Bois

Colette Du Bois

Colette Du Bois

Colette Du Bois

The chief showgirl is Cassandra. She was my favorite to paint.

Cassandra

Cassandra

Cassandra

Cassandra

The rest of the crew consists of two performers and their mannequins. The performers were a little dull to paint. Although I suspect a better painter could have a field day with them.

Performers

Performers

The Mannequins were more fun to do.

Mannequins

Mannequins

That’s my Malifaux almost done now, just the Lady Justice Guild crew to go. Three of those are done, but two of the Death Marshals are only undercoated as their bases required some heavy construction. You’ll see what I mean when I get around to posting about them next week.


Legion of Sorrow

November 16, 2010

Continuing the Malifaux theme let me present to you: The Legion of Sorrow.

The Legion of Sorrow

The Legion of Sorrow

The Master is Pandora. A bit of a nuisance trying to assemble this model. I just couldn’t get the coat to hang properly at the back and eventually gave up and discarded it.

Pandora

Pandora

Pandora

Pandora

The “grunts’ of the Legion of Sorrows are the Sorrows themselves. I probably should have spent more time and effort on these three models, but I found them less than inspiring.

Sorrows

Sorrows

The stand out models in this boxed set are Candy & Baby Kade. Candy is normally painted with grey skin but that didn’t work for me. Odd, when you consider my Dark Elves. Here she is with more natural skin tones.

Candy

Candy

Candy

Candy

Candy was great fun to paint, but I struggled a bit with Baby Kade. I just could get the colour of the teddy bear right. I still feel it is far too dark, but I’m not changing it now.

Baby Kade

Baby Kade

Baby Kade

Baby Kade

Coming soon . . . The Show Girls


The Redchappel gang (part 2) – I don’t fancy yours much!

November 14, 2010

The second half of the Redchappel gang is made up of the “Rotten Belles”.

Rotten Belles

Rotten Belles

Rotten Belles (rear view)

Rotten Belles (rear view)

These Ladies of the Night have seen better days and will cut out your heart just as much as look at you.

Which do you prefer?

Rotten Belle (1)

Rotten Belle (1)

Rotten Belle (2)

Rotten Belle (2)

Rotten Belle (3)

Rotten Belle (3)


The RedChappel Gang

November 12, 2010

More Malifaux, more Ressurectionists. This time it’s the Redchappel gang. Quite a mixed bunch this gang.

The Redchappel Gang

The Redchappel Gang

Seamus, The Mad Hatter is their leader.

Seamus, The Mad Hatter

Seamus, The Mad Hatter

He’s quite a large model. Perhaps too large. I blame the hat.

And then we have Madame Sybelle. Unfortunately I only took one picture of her from the front and it’s a bit blurred.

Madame Sybelle (blurry)

Madame Sybelle (blurry)

The rear view doesn’t suffer from the same camera shake 🙂

Madame Sybelle (rear view)

Madame Sybelle (rear view)

The rest of the gang; The Rotten Belles, will follow shortly.


Some linky poos

November 11, 2010

Last night I was scouting around the web looking for other painted examples of Malifaux models and stumbled upon this Max von Deadlock’s miniature madness a fantastic blog which deserves a mention. His Flesh construct puts mine to shame. Lovely bases too. I’ll have to get me some of those bad boys. I won’t use one of his pictures here, but get yourself over there now and take a look.

Whilst I’m plugging blogs . . . why not shamble over to Dice like Dave the brand new offering from my good friend and driving force behind the Bedford Gladiators: Dave Wilkin. It’s early days yet, but Dave can’t help collecting new stuff so there’s likely to be plenty to see over there.

That’s enough links for today. Coming soon – More Malifaux.

Here’s a teaser.

Lady Judge

Lady Judge


Nurse! The screens.

November 10, 2010

And now for something completely different: Malifaux.

I bought a few boxes of this when it first came out over a year ago. At the time I was all fired up to get painting, but was put off by he delicate assembly required on some of the figures. Most notably the Rotten Belle models which had quite awkward umbrellas. You’ll see what I mean when I post some pictures of them, but not today as I’m going to be starting with the other Resurrectionist crew: McMourning.

McMourning Crew

McMourning Crew

What impresses me most about this game is the figures themselves. I’ve not had a chance to play the game yet, but I’ve heard good things. Just look at the characterful sculpts.

Dr. Douglas McMourning

Dr. Douglas McMourning

And the level of detail. For example check out the toe-tag on this Flesh Construct.

Flesh Construct

Flesh Construct

Flesh Construct

Flesh Construct

Just look at this guy – he’s so cute. Pity that one of my pictures is a little blurry – he’s much nicer in the flesh.

Sebastian

Sebastian

This one is clearer, but is from a strange angle.

Sebastian

Sebastian

This one isn’t too bad . . .

Sebastian

Sebastian

But the main “attraction” of the McMourning crew are the Nurses.

Nurses

Nurses

I feel almost dirty giving you the rear view, but that’s not going to stop me 🙂

Nurses - rear view

Nurses - rear view

Both are delightful models. This one just edges it as my favourite.

Nurse (1)

Nurse (1)

Not that the second one isn’t a great sculpt too.

Nurse (2)

Nurse (2)

More Resurrectionists to follow later in the week, plus more crews too.


A Sunday Khador bonus

November 7, 2010

Now that “Jack a Day” week is over there’s a handful of other Khador models that I’ve completed but not published yet.

Manhunters

Manhunters

Two top quality sculpts here – both a joy to paint. Just the right amount of detail IMHO.

Manhunters

Manhunters

Manhunters

Manhunters

The male Manhunter is the original model . . .

Male Manhunter

Male Manhunter

. . . and the female the alternate. You can field both though.

Alternate Female Manhunter

Alternate Female Manhunter

Next up we have the Wardog. No Khador caster worth his salt should leave home without Fido.

Wardog

Wardog

I can’t say I’m completely happy with my paint job here. It strikes me as just a little too dark now.

Wardog

Wardog

Wardog

Wardog

And my final Warmachine model is a Merc: Gorman Di Wulfe. Apparently this guy has the nickname “Donald Duck”. Personally, I don’t see why.

Gorman Di Wulfe

Gorman Di Wulfe

This model has not photographed well and looks much better in the “flesh”.

Gorman Di Wulfe

Gorman Di Wulfe

Gorman Di Wulfe

Gorman Di Wulfe

Gorman Di Wulfe

Gorman Di Wulfe

That should bring my Khador army to a close, but there’s also a number of other models sat in a box somewhere. Don’t expect to see them any time soon as I’m going to take a break from the Khador for a few months – although I may paint up Beast 09. He’s constructed and undercoated, ready for when the mood takes me.

Current Score:

Obtained: 518
Painted: 284
Sold: 13
Net: -221


A Jack a Day week – Day 6

November 6, 2010

A Jack a Day week draws to a close with my favourite Khador jack (so far) : The Behemoth.

Behemoth

Behemoth

I’m lost for words – this model is just stunning. A first glance you might be thinking too expensive (RRP £32.95), but let me tell you it is worth every penny.

Behemoth - close up

Behemoth - close up

One word of warning though – you will need to pin this one quite a lot.

Behemoth - rear view

Behemoth - rear view

This side view clearly shows that I’ve missed off an armour plate from each arm. I left these off to make the arm easier to paint, and I’ve yet to stick them back on. I’m not sure I’ll actually bother.

Behemoth - side view

Behemoth - side view

A face full of Behemoth

A face full of Behemoth

And that brings my Khador “Jack a Day” week to a close. I hoped you like it. For Khador fans check back tomorrow for a bonus posting.

Current Score:

Obtained: 518
Painted: 280
Sold: 13
Net: -225


A Jack a Day week – Day 5

November 5, 2010

A Jack a Day week – Day 5 – The Spriggan

Oh my, what an amazing model this is. A delight to put together, a dream to paint. You know you like a model when the only criticism you have is that he’s a pain in the neck to fit in your army box.

I think this picture shows why.

Khador Spriggan (1)

Khador Spriggan (1)

A quick zoom in shows the model at its best despite my average paint job.

Khador Spriggan - close up

Khador Spriggan - close up

This side on view shows the incredible design of the model. One warning though – you’ll be tired of painting rivets before your done with this one.

Khador Spriggan - side view

Khador Spriggan - side view

And here’s a rear view. All of the Khador Jacks look good from behind, but the Spriggan is probably my favourite.

Khador Spriggan - rear view

Khador Spriggan - rear view

Only one more day to go in “Jack a Day” week, and I’ve saved the best til last . . .

Current Score:

Obtained: 518
Painted: 270
Sold: 13
Net: -235