Thursday, 19 February 2015

From PaulS - Random selection of models (67 Points)

It's been a while since the last entry... a combination of birthdays, new hobby (sword fighting!) and painting burnout meant that I kept missing the deadline... so my apologies for that. At least you get lots of different things this week. One of my birthday presents were some lights for my photography setup, so hopefully things will start to look a bit clearer as I get to grips with actually having a decent light source for once.

First up are 10 28mm wolves. These are for my wife, who wanted some simple wolves for an art project of her own. I can't for the life of me remember the manufacturer, but they are not good models imo. There are very visible lines that run right across the faces and trying to remove them would pretty much destroy whatever is left of their faces. They are unbased as Claire hasn't decided how to mount them in her project yet... so points to deduct there.


Next up is this beauty, Kara in Gnosis armour from Studio McVey. This model will be used as a "counts-as" Bonehead in my "counts-as" Ogryn squad. The rest of the ogryns will be represented by the McVey THI suits which will be coming in the next week or two. Both of these models came as part of the ill fated Sedition Wars kickstarter and turned out to be some of the few models that I actually like from the campaign. There are severe scale issues in these models, not helped by them being early experiments in plastic resin... which I hate working with. Still... at least this one and the THI suits came out nicely. The pilot head in this suit was taken from one of the THI kits as the Gnosis head was a little small. The figure is about the size of a GW Terminator character, so taller and bulkier than a standard 28mm. Nice and chunky.


Lastly in this random image dump we have Spike from Buffy, or at least someone pretending to be him. This is from Hasstlefree and pretty much painted himself (shush you at the back.. Spike wears all black so of course he's easy to paint!). What isn't quite so clear in this photo is the jacket has a satin varnish on so it is slightly shiny, whereas the rest of him is all matt varnish so it doesn't. It is up to Curt if he would like Spike as his Curtgeld, or if he wants to take the risk and wait for the final bonus round entry instead ;)

He was supposed to be the Comedy round entry, but something funnier (at least to me) came along and usurped him.


So that is 10 unbased wolves, 1 standard 28mm figure (possibly Curtgeld) and 1 Terminator sized figure.


From Curt:

Great to see you back Paul, you've been missed! 

With this being your first of three submissions today you're definitely treating us to a nice selection of minis. 

Those wolves remind me of the old Ral Partha/Grenadier models from the late 80s. Characterful castings, but I remember them having some of the same mold line issues that you describe. You've done a good job on them (and it makes me curious to your wife's art project!)

I love the powersuit model, especially the 'multi-tool power blade' and the paint chipping. Very cool. I look forward to seeing the THI suits in the coming weeks. 

Speaking of cool, that Spike figure turned out very nicely. I can see the satin effect on the jacket quite clearly and I like the subtle grey highlighting. I'm going to be selfish and wait to see what your Antihero submission is before I make by decision. Nonetheless I'm going to give you the bonus points now as I know I have a wonderful figure in the bank. :)

Great work!


16 comments:

  1. Nice figures Paul. The satin does come out on the trenchcoat :)

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    1. A lot of those highlights are painted on. If only I'd thought to just paint it flat black and then gloss the living hell out of it ;)

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  2. These are all better than nice! I am not sure of the exact wording but much better than nice to my eyes.

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  3. Very nice figures, a great selection of your painting work.

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  4. A great return to the fray I must say. Learning to sword fight sounds like fun. Are you fencing or are you learning with another type of blade?

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    1. We are learning side sword and buckler, so the precursor to fencing with heavier swords. Italian/Renaissance style swordplay rather than musketeers

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  5. Great stuff Paul. I'm intrigued by the Sedition Wars figure. That blade he's holding looks rather nasty, sort of like a sci-fi can opener...

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    1. Yeah, it is a bit. The sword was really warped and nearly snapped while straightening it...

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  6. Thanks Curt. Does that mean if I send two further models, I can hav twice the points? ;)

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    1. Absolutely! Keep them coming. ;)

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    2. Absolutely! Keep them coming. ;)

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  7. Very nice and a nice exercise hobby that sounds like sharp pointy fun.
    cheers

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  8. That power suit is a real piece of work and Spike really does the trick but the wolf pack grabbed me the most

    Ian

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    1. Ah the joys of photography where you can't see the horrible casting on some of them ;)

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  9. They all look very nice! And I include my wolf brothers too! The sculpts may be poor, but the brush is very good! ;)

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