Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Friday, 27 May 2022
The village people reunion wasn't going well... I do want to do a full YMCA lineup of sorcerers sometime. The new chap here is the guy on the right hand side who joins my 'metal proxies from commercially available lines'. He's Arkon Stormrider from the Champions of Chaos speciality set but without his head. I had a head from the fan sculpt female Chaos Sorcerer model that came out a few years ago intending to use it for him, but didn't realise how tiny it was! Not wanting to make him look like Thrud I carved the top section of the helmet off and used a handy Ral Partha Europe skull and some green stuff to make a better sized head for him. He got the Skeletor colour scheme rather than the flaming one.
Added to the plastic and my tribute sculpt Grawshaks is the metal prototype (far right). He's certainly a big chappie! Fun to paint though, that really is the most grinning orc face of the lot.
Monday, 23 May 2022
So it is said in the 'Paint your wagon, er, orc!' article in the Heroquest Marvel Winter special below a picture of Mike McVey's stunning metal prototype gargoyle miniature. Here is the very thing itself in the Foundry cabinets.
This weekend I got a nice lot of painting done, including a new crown jewel for my collection, my very own metal prototype gargoyle.
For some reason he was extremely hard to photograph and it really doesn't do him justice. Happily he was a joy to paint, sometimes when you have these holy grails they can be quite disappointing to put colour on but this chap really painted himself.
Here he is with some mates, a genuine Bloodthirster and my (somewhat oversized it turns out!) attempt at sculpting one in the middle. All good practice for the eventual original miniature.
And here he is with his plastic counterparts.
Monday, 16 May 2022
My first Skaven? Well, yes. Since I mentioned that I was looking I had contact with a nice gentleman who might be able to help me get a bit closer to recreating that childhood image... There might be a few more painted Skaven coming up along with some henchmen counterparts.