Thursday, 31 December 2015

So long 2015...

This is the time of the year where like all my fellow bloggers, I feel compelled to telling you all about this past year and what I hope for the year to come...

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Elite Venator Leader - The simping hunter

WOOOOOHOOOOO ! I really thought I'd end this year on a bunch of dogs but I just managed to take the time to finish this lovely model !
You might not be familiar with it and none could hold this against you as it's one of those rare confrontation models you couldn't find in any catalogue and which were only available for a limited period in certain places.

A real shame, because it's a very fine model with delicate sculpting and loads of character as you can see !

Monday, 28 December 2015

Dogs of war

Quick post today, just to show you a handful of dogs I've painted for a Mordheim Campaign WE in Febuary. Those dogs are Witch hunter dogs from the Mordheim range and have been very kindly donated by the GM so that I have dogs). I'm going to play my champions of Law as witch hunters and  though I know next to nothing about Mordheim gaming wise, everyone keeps telling me I need as much dogs as I can afford; since I sense they might be super cheezy, I've decided to take a middle ground between 0 and 5  :

Only 2 variants are available so I tried to change the ginger patterns from one to another to add a little variety in the team. They are nice little sculpts although they are ridiculously too big to be normal dogs...

I'll leave you with something a little more punchy to wake you folks up :

Sunday, 27 December 2015

More limited edition Santas, Frostgrave and Asgard !


It seems Christmas doesn't stop on the 25th of December... which is good. I mean , we can all do with a nice gift or present every now and then right ? Well Just yesterday, I received a very nice gift from the most excellent Stuart Bannister

I could have expected it since I sent him the model in the first place but I didn't expect it to arrive just the day after Christmas. Well I could... since the model is Sanity claws after all. Only thing is I hadn't really taken that into account when I sent it to him to paint.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

LE Space santa gone bad !

For this season of the year, it's important to choose the right models I think. Having already failed at painting my LE Sanity Claws, I've decided to get cracking on the LE6 Space Santa since it's a sci-fi model and that the sculpt is far more delicate and crisp than its chaotic counterpart...

Monday, 14 December 2015

Psycho Sam ! The Oldhammer Punk.

I'm really glad to present you this model right here. If you don't know the model, it's quite normal as only people who attended Oldhammer events in UK, USA and France (maybe some other countries too) had the opportunity to get it (Extra special thanks to Airbornegrove for sending us frenchies some to celebrate our first french gathering, you truly are a gent sir).
The model was designed by the legendary Mark Copplestone and commissioned by some of our fellow north american Oldhammerers along some other members of the Oldhammer forum.

Concept sketch by Heofthreenames
See, this is exactly the kind of initiatives that makes me love this little world of ours. Some people decide to spend time, money and energy just to make sure we lazy asses get a free miniature when we attend our Oldschool convention. I'd also point that the people who made this happen didn't speak about it much or tried to brag. Reminds me of a saying "Those who speak the least do the most".

So let's talk about the painting now. First of all, I have to say the model is particularly detailed and precise. It's an amazing sculpt and the casting was hopefully up to the level of Mark Copplestone's work. I'm not usually happy of my painting but for once I'm quite chuffed and on top of that I had a very very pleasant painting time. It's the kind of models that really lift you up technically.

Since a couple of versions are already out I had to choose my own scheme.
The model being initiated by american members, I kind of wanted to give a little nod towards the origins of the model. 

Friday, 11 December 2015

Chaos Snakemen (again) !

Yes, again because I've already painted some of those before ! Don't remember ? That was when I took even worse photos and had my backdrop upside down ! Look at this.
Anyway, today's subject is new snakemen. Why would I paint 7 more of them ? Well long story short, I read on the french FB Oldhammer page that someone was looking to have his snakemen painted. As I was on a painting roll at the time and sort of remembered having fun on those, I took the job...

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Lady Greiss - Imperial Noble and a very good reason to buy more models

Here's Lady Greiss, another wonderful model from the Colony 87 range sculpted by the talented Michael Anderson and initiated by the wonderful Jon/Axiom.
As for all other models of the range, this one was a real pleasure to paint though due to some poor choices I've had to suffer at the end of the painting process.

Concept sketches by Will Beck

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Rogue Quest level Eleven - The exodite ranger

So this is it. The end of the first part of the Rogue Quest for me ! I'm reaching the 6th model and today's entry is the ranger ! 
The ranger is an essential class to my eyes in any good dungeoneering party and to represent that class I had plenty of opportunities. The 40k universe has plenty of scouts of all kinds and Jes Goodwin has sculpted some excellent eldar scouts. Of course eldars are a must as rangers as the ranger class is usually one favoured by wood elves. But if I had to choose an equivalent for wood elves in 40k, it would undoubtedly have to be an exodite...
Good thing is I just happened to have a model looking like an exodite scout and commissioned by no other than Axiom with whom I happen to share this Rogue Quest project ! The opportunity was too good to ignore.

The model is really nice and was sculpted by Patrick Keith (or Kirsten Dunst, don't know, always tend to mix those 2...). I had to slightly alter the model to adapt it to what I wanted though.

Design sketch by Axiom

For some reason I had decided I wanted the model to represent a female eldar. Just because. The pose was not spectacularly feminine and no real physical trait helped. That wasn't a problem though.

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