Wednesday, 18 January 2017

From TeemuL: A prisoner, a wizard and couple of bad guys (20 points)

Living happily outside of the Monday bombing, here's my latest offering of my odds and ends. This is not probably that mixed as last week, but there's some variance.


First we have here a Man from Future, Crooked Dice miniature, who might just be Number Six. Or Number One? I don't know, but I just want information!


A really nice model, like the rest of the Crooked Dice minis, this was very clean and easy to paint. I chose the hand with no gun and mimicked the colors of the display model. In many ways this is one of the best painted miniatures I have done, although the pale lines on the coat are bit messy.


The black coat is highlighted towards blue instead of grey and the brown pants are highlighted to yellow. As this is a single miniature and one from the TV show I really liked, I paid some extra attention to the details. What else, yes, instead of white eyes, I chose the Ushbati Bone and it seems to work very well. The white eyes are not popping out. The basing is quite simple, I have made all my old WH40K and other scifi/modern bases like that, because it is easy, fast, neutral to fit various boards, looks rather nice, but don't steal the focus. The recipe: Glue sand on the black painted base, let dry. Reikland Fleshshade straight from the bottle all over the sand, let dry. Highlight rather heavily with some light grey and tidy up the edges with black.


Next we have a character who pretty much has all the information, or at least soon will have. Gandalf the Grey from the Games Workshop box Breaking of the Fellowship. This is my only model from this box, others I have sold, given away or painted as entry fees for Challenge VI. I bought this from a sale assuming I will get the box, where Boromir is dying, but I got this instead. I got the other box later on from somewhere else.


Anyway, back to the model. Quite soon I noticed, that I have started with too light grey (I don't have anything darker at the moment) and it would be hard to make a difference between the clothing and hair/beard. I used the same grey on both, but then highlighted the clothes with Ushbati Bone and hair parts with heavy white. The end result is quite nice, the grey gown doesn't look brand new anymore, it looks like it has been worn several days and nights around the Mines of Moria. Here I painted the eyes white again, the model is lighter anyway, so it might be a good choice. I also painted his clothes under the gown white, like a small hint of the future.


Then we have two bad guys, these are Games Workshop Chaos Marauders on round bases, because they are for my Age of Sigmar -army. There is an escalation league starting at the local store and I decided to join with my old chaos miniatures, which I have never painted. You get points for winning, but also for painting the minis and basing them on round bases, so I'm going to take every extra point available.


These two are kind of test models, the next eight will probably paint up faster, once I know all the colors and details on the models. I paid some extra attention to skulls and especially to the horns, but otherwise the painting is quite basic and fast. Basically the base color and drybrush or wash.


That is four 28mm models for 20 points.

ByronM: A varied entry Teemu.  I like #6 as that was such a different show back then (at least from my fading memory of it), and you have done a wonderful job on him including the piping around the jacket and the eyes (not enough people paint eyes and to me most models look unfinished without them).  Gandalf looks quite good as well, but I will pass on a trick someone else (sorry can't remember who) told me earlier this challenge for white cloth.... start beige or tan instead of grey.  I have tried it since  and it really helps it show up more natural looking.  Now, maybe not appropriate for  Gandalf the grey, but then again, maybe?  Just something to keep in mind on future whites (like your tip on the eyes not being pure white). 


37 comments:

  1. Excellent work Teemu - I love that "man from the future" :)

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  2. Nice work Teemu - the understated basing is effective :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin. When you can do something nice and fast, why try something harder?

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  3. Cool little entry; the Monday warlords can duke it out for 1st placey, but it's all about personnality and quality here on Wednesday ;-)

    I like your Gandalf Grey a lot! (I use Byron tip myself, but on whites rather than grey)

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    1. Monday is so last season...

      I like Gandalf more and more all the time. I wasn't happy at first, just wanted to finish him, but it's getting better all the time.

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  4. A very nice set of figures I really like Gandalf.

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  5. Great stuff Teemu. I like the "Prisoner", I loved that show even if It never made any sense.

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    1. It was nice to wait if the next episode would make some sense. :)

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    2. Haha, I'm with you both on this one. I always wanted to know what was going on but had a feeling I was being left out of a private joke...

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    3. Great work Teemu. I like your Gandalf the Grey

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    4. Unlike American series, the final episode didn't actually explained it all. :)

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  6. Good variety and interesting "Odds and ends!"

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    1. I'm glad you like it. Next week is not probably as varied, but hopefully interesting, and definitely "Odds and Ends."

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  7. A good mix and well painted so all good in my book

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian. It surprised me, that while painting different models, I was able to finish this many.

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  8. Nice mix of interesting figures, they look great and so does your basing.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you, I try to keep the bases simple. And nice.

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  9. You just need to add an enormous white ball and your sorted. Good stuff

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    1. Hmm... Interesting idea. Sounds like a paint bomb. :D

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  10. I really quite like the first figure

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    1. Thanks John, I really like it myself, too.

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  11. I like the chaos warriors, they're going to mess someone up.

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    1. With flails like that, there should be a mess. :)

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  12. Very nice, Teemu. I am hoping to paint a Gandalf figure as well for this year's Challenge and I will use yours for inspiration. Good advice from Curt and others on painting white, that's worth stealing.\

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    1. I actually tried that trick over a year ago on one white model, but forgot it. Maybe that's because Gandalf's beard is quite grey as well.

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  13. These are great. I enjoy spending time reading the posts in the challenge, but it reduces painting time! Then Teemu does that super Prisoner figure and I spend more time watching episode 1 again! I need a computer in my painting room.

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    1. Sorry for the distraction Jonathan. :) I'm glad you liked my work.

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  14. He is not a number! He is a free man!
    ; )
    Top work on the assembled minis, Teemu!

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  15. Nice work Teemu!
    Gandalf and the chaos warriors are really well done, but my favorite is the prisoner.
    I loved watching that show with my parents, my favorite bit was the bouncing screaming ball...probably explains a lot about my love of dodgeball, but not much about what the show was about! ;)

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