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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Today is a short update featuring just Jinx.
Jinx is one of the TGG Kickstarter Mascots. An Egyptian themed cat with a lot of attitude.
Its larger than a house cat more like a Jaguar in scale though all the harness and jewelry give it a strangely jackal-esqe feel.
This was tough over a black primer and I think I'll do the display version with washes over white
Jinx is shown here with Mortaria for Scale. Shes rockin' her Zombie Sniper Motif. They'd make a great team!
Jinx is here with a WiP Sky Captain Drusillia. Dru is going through washes and re-layers at the moment but should be ready to roll in a day or so. The 1/4 Ayanami Rei is also making progress so if a get a good block of work in she might roll out as well.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
This residence is a single room but has a lot of windows including a fancy one in the roof line.
I've stuck with the warm fire lit windows but am still experimenting with the method. This was a simpler application than the one I used on the Merchant Shop but seems to give a little less depth.
On the table later today are a couple more figures from Raging Heroes and the 1/4 scale bust of Ayanami Rei from Evangelion.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Here are the regular (Helmed) and alternate heads. The alternate head still features a respirator mask which maintains the infection theme. They'd also be a good Death Korps of Krieg proxy. I'm hoping to get some more info on the TGG factions from RH I'm very interested in what their game project will look like. Hopefully we'll get a bit more of that sort of thing from the art book, when it ships, or some kind of sneak preview about the future game.
This batch is table top quality intended for gaming use. I also signed up for the Connoisseur package that renders all the girls in hand poured resin which I'll paint to a higher standard and base for display.
The eNV faction for our Serene Dawn RPG setting got a little more detailed with the addition of the very abstract ankh shown on these flags. This symbol will be incorporated into the Corp logo as well as its use in this table top army.
The flags at the moment just have the main faction logo on them. As I build the force up I'll add unit designations to the flags and there is a lot of room remaining for battle honors.
I like the Grey armor and cream uniform colors. The purple is a spot color and will be used mostly for special characters etc... regular troopers won't have the cape, or the body suit that was featured on the sniper, so will have the purple limited to masks and trim items.
The background fluff is coming along and I'll start putting some of that up with the idea to create a Warzone: X style document and Codex: X equivalents for the unique factions for those who are interested in our games.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I went with the blue roof to underscore the building is commercial, or official, in nature as opposed to a regular residence. I'm thinking that cottages and hovels will have an earth tone, or thatch/bleached shingle, roof while townhouses will tend towards terracotta or a red brown. Its just a working idea at this point.
I also picked up the Merchant's goods package... which looks amazing so I'll have to revisit the shop photos once I paint those up!
Friday, September 5, 2014
A lot of bad habits I developed over the years painting GW figures came back to bite me on this project. Techniques that work really well on very deeply inscribed detail are not as effective on the RH sculpts so I', going to have to get back up to speed on regular painting. Fortunately I've a couple of iterations of this one so I'll be able to track my progress.
Monday, September 1, 2014
I set to work on some Iron Empire Heroines, Mortaria Noctis and Vera Krabenhoft. The fist is an ultra cool hit woman/sniper and the second is the faction Standard Bearer.
I jumped on Mortaria first because I want to add her to the minis I'm building in the Serene Dawn game I've been tinkering on. With two heads I get a couple of deadly eNV Zombie infiltrator/snipers to add to the ones I have from the first Reaper Bones KS!
They clean up easily as is typical of the RH offerings. They are much more petite and a little taller than GW. Each of these came with an alternate head... a helmed neo Prussian with a mask and an un-helmeted version.
I did the basic work a big batch of Trenchwork bases from Secret Weapon just to get a little paint on the brush and get me in the right frame of mind... I'm gonna need to get some more of these. I like how waterlogged the wood looks here. A little dust/dirt/mud and some scraggly vegetation will see them off.
... and then this happened! Ayanami Rei in 1/4 scale from Evangelion. I found this monster at the Mandarake in Akiba, Tokyo. Om nom nom nom! of course... I still haven't located my airbrush...grrr!
Back to box safari... be very very quiet....
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
A few month back I finally gave in to temptation and ordered a village of 28mm buildings from Tabletop World in the Czech Republic. They arrived yesterday and I could not contain my anticipation to unpack and oogle!
I love it when a plan comes together... I'm officially a fanboy of Tabletop World .