Last 15 posts from Dr. Willett's Workshop

Cang the Implacable

Posted on March 18th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

This is the biggest piece I’ve ever done. The model from CMON is quite incredible. The positives: stunning looking piece, the pose and scenery are brilliant, fantastic details, gorgeous dragon face. I can only think of a couple of negatives: it required lots of putty work as it didn’t fit well and the sculpting of the scales is a bit disappointing on the body parts.
The painting was really hard, done most of it on my knees which was tiring. I followed the original artwork which was a bit conservative on my part as I didn’t want to mess it. It was great to paint but I didn’t really enjoy it this time, it’s so big I found it difficult. Even taking pictures was hard so I just took photos on the dining table.
Anyway, I think I ticked the dragon box for the Blog.
Je crois que c’est la plus grosse pièce que je n’ai jamais eu à faire. La figurine de chez CMON est fantastique. Les points positifs : pièce de toute beauté, la pose et les décors sont excellents, je n’ai jamais vue une meilleure tete de dragon. Il y a aussi quelques points négatifs : beaucoup de travail de preparation car les différentes pièces ne se sont pas très bien assemblées, la sculpture des écailles sur le corps qui ne sont pas très intéressantes.

La peinture fut délicate, j’ai passé la plupart du temps sur mes genoux, ce qui est crevant. J’ai suivi la peinture originale car je ne voulais pas me planter. Ce fut une sacr ée expérience de peindre ça mais pour etre honnête je n’ai pas aimé, j’ai trouvé ça très difficile. Même prendre des photos fut un peu galère, j’ai pris l’option table du salon ..

Bref, je crois que j’ai couvert le tag dragon pour le blog.

Arcadia Quest (1)

Posted on March 4th, 2015 under , . Posted by

These are some models I’ve been working on when I have a few spare minutes from commissioned work. The models are really excellent but you have to love that style. They’re fully assembled which is an improvement from Super Dungeon Explore. They’re also a tiny bit bigger which makes painting easier. I’m not really taking my time with those, trying to get it done quickly as I’ve got a few other Board games to do.

Je travaille sur ces figurines entre 2 commandes. Les figurines sont vraiment excellentes et bien mieux à mon avis que celles de Super Dungeon Explore. Elles sont un tout petit peu plus grosses et déjà assemblés. Je ne prends pas vraiment mon temps avec, je ne bâcle pas mais bon faut que ça avance rapidement.

Marauder of the Apocalypse

Posted on February 24th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

This is a model I finished a while ago but struggling to find time to blog. I had done a sort of WIP post about it already and here’s the finished version. The beast is from Mierce Miniatures and the ogre from Avatar of War. This is a model I really enjoyed converting despite it being in metal. I did a slightly higher base for it to add verticality. The painting has been fun and the model is already gone to its new master.
J’avais fini ce modèle il y a quelques semaines déjà mais j’ai du mal à trouver du temps pour m’occuper du Blog. J’avais faits un « travail en cours » et voici la version finie. La créature est de Mierce Minaitures et l’ogre de chez Avatar of War. Je m’etais régalé à faire la conversion et ce fut pareil pour la peinture.

Geister, Geister, Schatzsumeister!

Posted on February 10th, 2015 under . Posted by

Not too sure what it means, something about ghosts probably. These are the models from the 2014 Kinder spiel winner. It’s an excellent kid’s game with beautiful artwork from Piero. It’s not a miniature game at all but the models are pretty good really. I really enjoyed painting these and it will definitely improve the experience of the game.

Je ne suis pas trop sur de la traduction, fantôme, fantôme… Ce sont les figurines du grand gagnant du Kinder spiel 2014. C’est un excellent jeu pour la famille avec de très belles illustrations de Piero. Ce n’est pas du tout un jeu de figurines mais les modèles sont pas mal du tout, très agréables à peindre.

Defenders of the realm

Posted on February 3rd, 2015 under . Posted by

Right, so these are probably some of the worst models I have had to paint in the past 2 years. I’m not sure I can think of any worse than those really. They’re typical soft plastic with horrendous mould lines and no definition, the kind you get in games that are not focussed on models. My judgement might be impaired by the fact that I was painting top notch resin castings models at the same time I was doing those. Anyway, I did what I could and very quickly. I didn’t bother to take a picture of the basic models as they’re even worse. A shame really as the game is excellent. I mean really super excellent and here’s a link for it.

Ce sont probablement les plus mauvaises figurines que j’ai eu à faire ces 2 dernières années. Sérieusement, je n’arrive pas à me rappeler avoir fait pire. Plastic mou, ligne de moulages immondes, pas de définition, le genre que l’on trouve dans les jeux qui ne sont pas axés sur la figurine. Je suis peut-être un peu dur parce que je peignais de beaux modèles en résine en même temps mais franchement j’ai failli arrêter plus d’une fois. C’est dommage car le jeu est excellent, vraiment excellent, le lien BGG ici.

Super Dungeon Explore: Fully Painted (again)

Posted on January 27th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Here’s another set of Super Dungeon Explore I did before Christmas. As requested, I kept the “classis colours” of the original artwork. This is a really fun series of models although there’s some crazy preparation work with assembly and cleaning those terrible mould lines. This is the third set I’ve done, I wouldn’t mind doing the models from the expansion, just for a change. However, I’m going to start painting Arcadia Quest soon which I’m really excited about.

Voilà le dernier set de Super Dungeon Explore que j’ai fait avant les vacances de Noël. Le client m’avait demandé de garder les couleurs « classique » de la boîte de base. C’est une très bonne série de figurines même si les lignes de moules et l’assemblage sont une vraie galère. C’est le troisième set que j’ai fait, j’aimerais bien peindre les figurines de l’extension, juste pour changer … Par contre, je vais bientôt commencer les figurines pour Arcadia Quest, je suis impatient.

Nagash Supreme Lord of the Undead

Posted on January 20th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Here’s a paintjob I did for somebody’s Christmass. I’ve to say it’s an incredible kit from Games Workshop. It was very easy to put together and came with many variations. It all fit beautifully and required very little putty work. How do the work the assemblage is mind boggling.
I tried to follow the paintjob from the studio and added a different base. I really enjoyed doing this one and hope it will see many battles.
Voici une des peintures que j’avais fais comme cadeau de Noël. Le kit est absolument incroyable. Très facile à assembler et avec beaucoup de variations possibles, je n’arrêtais pas de me demander comment ils concoient ces pièces pour l’assemblage. Tout c’est très bien monté et j’ai eu très peu de rebouchage à faire.

J’ai un peu suivi la peinture du studio et ai faits un socle different. Je me suis bien amusé à le faire et j’espère qu’il verra de nombreuses batailles.

Marauder of the Apocalypse

Posted on January 14th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

I think I’m just typing this post to use that name in the title. It’s quite a statement.
Anyway, this is a conversion with a model from Avatar of War and one from Mierce (Ulmons, the beast). The ogre is in metal which made for some hard work. I had to change the legs and a few bits. I’m excited to start painting it.

Marauder de l’apocalypse, rien que ça. C’est le nom de l’ogre de chez « avatar of War ». Je suis en train de faire une conversion avec une monture de chez Mierce, ça va faire une belle figurine je pense. Je languis d’attaquer la peinture.

Mice and Mystics – Downwood Tales – Fully Painted

Posted on January 4th, 2015 under . Posted by

The Blog has been quiet over the last few weeks. It was a combination of me taking some time off for Christmas and not being able to show stuff as they were supposed to be surprises. Anyway, I can show what I’ve been up to in the last 2 months. I managed to finish some painting for me which is great. I love this game and if I’m well behind as far as the story go; I made a priority to paint these as they’re great. There is a good selection of minions and the 3 new heroes are really good. I particularly love the frog army. Overall the models are quite nice and decent quality for board game stuff. If you don’t know much about this game, it’s all here.
Anyway, it’s all n the pictures and Happy New Year Everybody!
Je n’ai pas beaucoup posté de billets ces dernières semaines. En partie dues aux vacances et aussi parce que certaines de ces commissions étaient des cadeaux pour Noël. Bref, je peux les montrer maintenant. J’ai aussi réussi à finir les figurines pour « Mice and Mystics » car j’adore ce jeu. Je suis en retard par rapport à l’histoire mais je ne pouvais pas résister à tapper cette boîte. Il y a une belle sélection de vilains et les 3 nouveaux héros sont très bons. J’aime particulièrement le pack de grenouilles. Dans l’ensemble, les modèles sont plutôt biens pour du jeu de plateau. Si vous ne connaissez pas ce jeu, jetez un œil ici.

C’est tout dans les photos et Bonne Année à tous !

Glaun from Mierce Miniature

Posted on November 26th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Here’s one of the latest job. The pile of Mierce Miniature stuff is going down, I’ve got another one to do with interesting conversion then a lot of minis for Board games, various scenery stuff and a HUGE Dragon (Kang). Not a lot to say about this …

Mjagnir from Mierce Miniatures

Posted on November 4th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Previous update was a over a month old but that’s because I couldn’t show some of the work as its a surprise for a customer. I’ve been very busy working on various commissions. One of them was this incredible giant from Mierce Miniatures. As far as…

Vaak, Moraine Beast

Posted on September 30th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Not a lot of updates at the moment as I can’t really show what I’m painting. I did this piece a few weeks ago. It’s a golem from Mierce Miniatures. I went for classic stone colours but I used fluorescent pigments which work really well. It gives …

Aradae Mawr

Posted on September 4th, 2014 under Posted by

Here is another piece from Mierce Miniatures. It’s quite a beautiful piece and one of the largest one on current crop I’m painting. There’s a bit of a speech on the website to introduce the piece but I don’t understand any of it, you can try re…

Rocco from Figone

Posted on August 27th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Figone produces some amazing models and this is probably their best one. It’s definitely the best one I’ve had in my hands and I’d say the nicest model I’ve ever painted. I just love everything about it. It’s really well detailed but not over…

Zombicide Survivors

Posted on August 21st, 2014 under . Posted by

I’ve been struggling with finding time to paint in August but still managed to finish a couple of things. One of them being the survivors for Zombicide which were on the table for quite a bit. I followed the artwork on the cards but it was essentiall…