November 23, 2010
My final Malifaux crew (for the time being at least) are from the “The Guild” faction. Lady Justice is the Master.
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).
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 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.
Bit of an odd angle this next shot . . .
The remaining two are works in progress now.
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)
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 (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.
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 “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
The chief showgirl is Cassandra. She was my favorite to paint.
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.
The Mannequins were more fun to do.
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.
November 16, 2010
Continuing the Malifaux theme let me present to you: 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.
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.
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 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.
Coming soon . . . The Show Girls
November 14, 2010
The second half of the Redchappel gang is made up of the “Rotten Belles”.
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 (2)
Rotten Belle (3)
November 12, 2010
More Malifaux, more Ressurectionists. This time it’s the Redchappel gang. Quite a mixed bunch this gang.
The Redchappel Gang
Seamus, The Mad Hatter is their leader.
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)
The rear view doesn’t suffer from the same camera shake 🙂
Madame Sybelle (rear view)
The rest of the gang; The Rotten Belles, will follow shortly.
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.
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.
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
And the level of detail. For example check out the toe-tag on this 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.
This one is clearer, but is from a strange angle.
This one isn’t too bad . . .
But the main “attraction” of the McMourning crew are the Nurses.
I feel almost dirty giving you the rear view, but that’s not going to stop me 🙂
Nurses - rear view
Both are delightful models. This one just edges it as my favourite.
Not that the second one isn’t a great sculpt too.
More Resurrectionists to follow later in the week, plus more crews too.