Posts Tagged ‘Commission’

Bubblegum Grunge! And here are the girls of the Cerci Speed Circuit.

Posted on August 7th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

As someone who has painted thousands of grim dark miniatures over the years, and hundreds of WW2 models in their varying shades of desaturated green and brown, it has been a real experience switching up to the bright and vibrant colors of these Relic K…

Bubblegum Grunge! First up, the Star Nebula Corsairs.

Posted on August 5th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I’m working on a couple of articles for the Ninja Division website on how I planned, built, and painted the Relic Knights table that debuted at GenCon. While I’m getting those together, I thought I’d show you some of the miniatures I painted to go with…

Ghorgons and Giants and Bloodthirsters… oh my!

Posted on July 31st, 2015 under , , . Posted by

This month has been quite a hectic one, and has included painting up these three monsters for Turbo Tape Games, a Norwegian computer game company that is working with a Warhammer license.I know that the Ghorgon is being used as a prize in a promotional…

Reaper Mixed models

Posted on July 19th, 2015 under , . Posted by

One of the latest commissions was this lovely group of models from Reaper Miniatures. There’s clearly an Arabian nights feel, hope this will see some nice role-play action. I’ve not done a lot of models from Reaper but always enjoyed their stuff, very iconic, always metal.

Une de mes dernières commandes était ce groupe de figurines de chez Reaper Miniatures. Le thème des mille et une nuit est vraiment chouette, j’espère que ça servira pour de belles soirées RP. Je n’ai pas fait beaucoup de figurines Reaper mais le peu que j’ai faits m’a toujours beaucoup plus, très iconique et toujours métal.

Vroom! Vroom! – Vehicle Conversion Parts are now available!!!

Posted on July 9th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Shortly after we started messing around with Car Wars (and I went off on my Fury Road tangent), I was contacted by Lon Weiss from Brigade Games. He asked me to sculpt up a bunch of weapon and armor options for folks to add to their Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars. I was quite excited about it all, as you can imagine : )

Well, the first shots of the sprue arrived on my doorstep the other day. I was quite excited to get them out and onto the workbench. Above you can see the weapons (and weapons-related) sprues. I tried to go for a nice mix of weapons based on both the Car Wars options and a few that would allow/encourage an homage to the Mad Max films. I didn’t want to go exclusively “Mad Max” in the look of the weapons, but wanted a heavy “Deathrace” vibe too.

From left to right, top to bottom, we have:

• 3 mini-gun style weapons with drum magazines.
• 3 .50 cal style machine guns with belt-feed ammo boxes.
• 4 rockets and 1 paint/oil sprayer.
• 2 flamethrowers and 1 arrow-launcher (based on Mad Max 2/Road Warrior).
• 7 yokes – these can be attached to any part of a car/truck and accept any of the weapons.
• 1 harpoon launcher, 1 laser gun, 1 sonic gun, and 1 mine dropper.
• 1 two-weapon turret and 2 one-weapon turrets – these accept any of the weapons.

And here are the armor and accessory sprues. Again, there’s not a complete “Mad Max” feel, but a blend with “Deathrace” and other movies of the genre.

From left to right, top to bottom, we have:

• 4 wheel armor plates and 1 hood/roof plate.
• 6 armor plates plates – 4 designed for the sides and side windows, 2 designed for the windscreen.
• 4 larger armor plates – for where ever you’d like.
• 2 pairs of exhausts and 1 supercharger.
• 2 heavy ramplates.
• 2 light ramplates and 2 pieces of heavy rear armor plating.
• The Interceptor kit: stowage, exhausts, nose cone, supercharger – these can be used to make your very own “last of the V8 Interceptors” (as seen at the start of MM:FR).

You can pick and choose the sprues you want direct from the Brigade Games webstore.

Here are a couple of pursuit cars I made up yesterday from the parts. The first is my conversion of the PT Cruiser sent to me by my friend Nathan. Yes, it used to look just like my real-life car.

Parts used: flamethrower, twin-pipe exhausts, side armor plates, light ramplate, and stowage.

The second car I HAD to make was the re-fitted version of Max’s Interceptor ridden by War Boys from MM:FR.

I used the parts from the Interceptor kit (except the stowage), added a second supercharger on top of the first, glued the mine dropper under the rear and puttied it in as a fuel tank, and then added the arrow launcher to the rear. The launcher doesn’t look exactly like the one used in Fury Road, but I like the look and the nostalgic connection to MM2. I added a strip of plasticard to the underside of the nose cone, and sculpted a tiny skull atop the superchargers : )

And finally a look back at the MM:FR Interceptor you can make from the Brigade Games kit (plus a Ford XB Falcon from Hot Wheels).


Valiant Miniatures Samurais

Posted on June 30th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Here are some models from a company I didn’t know. It was a nice surprise as the figurines are quite good and it’s an interesting mix in that period including ghoul and undead. They’re metal and very nicely detailed, 28mm, would go very well with some of Perry’s stuff in my opinion. I did a different pattern for each of them as requested. It was nice to work on metal for a change.

Voilà les figurines d’une compagnie que je ne connaissais pas. Ce fut une agréable surprise car les modèles sont très bons et c’est un bon mélange dans cette période avec un mort-vivant et une ghoule. C’est du métal, très bien detaillé, 28 mm et ça irait très bien avec du Perry à mon avis. J’ai faits un schéma different pour chacun vu que c’est ce que l’on me demandait. Ça changeait de bosser sur du métal pour une fois.


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

I’ve had a secret project on the go for a little bit now, which is finally finished. It’s Knight Models …

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NMM Necrons WiP 

Posted on June 19th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

As I’m sure most of you are aware, I love doing NMM, there’s something about the challenge that appeals to …

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Posted on June 16th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Here’s another wave of X-wing models. They’re much bigger than the previous ones but as nicely sculpted. I was asked to do one with a Kath Scarlet pattern (the red one) and I got some inspiration online for the other one. I really enjoyed these 2, really fun to re-paint.

Une autre minivague de figurines X-Wing. Ils sont bien plus gros que les précédents mais toujours la même qualité. J’ai faits un schéma Kath Scarlett (le rouge) et ai pris une inspiration d’internet pour l’autre. Vraiment super fun de repeindre.

So, I hear you are after some tanks…

Posted on June 5th, 2015 under , . Posted by

As has been the story for the first half of the year, I’ve been incredibly busy with work during May. It shows no sign of slowing over the summer either. Sounds like a good problem to have : ) The only thing is that it does impact the rhythm of there b…

X-Wing Scyk Interceptor and Headhunter

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

This game is so popular it was only a matter of time I’d be asked to paint some of these. I’ve never played it, it looks like a great game but I’m just not into the Star wars franchise at all. I had a few doubts about painting already pre-painted models, it seemed un-necessary as they are just playing pieces. But I was wrong…
First of all, I read that some people strip the paint, I didn’t. They can take the acrylic very well and I cannot see the point of stripping them. It means it made the painting really fun. No preparation, no undercoating, just paint and go. I do think the models are much better once they’ve been reworked. I was asked to follow some specific schemes for the Headhunter and it was my favourite one, lovely ship. The other 2 were just tweaked with washes, shadowing, highlights using already existing lines.
I did a couple more I’ll show next time.
Ce jeu est tellement populaire que c’était certain que j’allais repeindre quelques vaisseaux. Je n’y ai jamais joué, je ne suis vraiment pas fan du tout de Star Wars. J’avais quelques doutes sur le fait de repeindre des figurines pré-peintes mais j’avais tort…

J’ai lu que pas mal de personnes enlevaient la peinture originale. Perso, j’en voie pas l’internet, ils prennent très bien l’acrylique. Ça a aussi rendu la peinture très fun : pas de preparation, sous couche etc…aux pinceaux directs ! Ils sont bien mieux maintenant je pense. J’ai suivi un schéma particulier pour l’Headhunter et c’est mon préféré, très beau vaisseau. Pour les autres, c’était juste du retouchage, encres, ombres, taches tout en suivant les lignes existantes.

J’en ai faits 2 autres, à suivre…

Eclipse: Ship Pack 1

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

These are the models for the Eclipse game. That’s a lot of ships, 108 to be precise. I’ve kept the game colours but added some details to make them a bit more exciting. It was actually quite a lot of work as they’re tiny and not the sharpest of models.  I’m not overly negative here, they’re really good for the size but they’re not X-Wing quality of course. I do think they’ll give the game another dimension and I’m sure they’ll really pop on the table.

Ça fait baucoup de vaisseaux, 108 pour être exact pour le jeu Éclipse. J’ai gardé les couleurs du jeu mais j’ai rajouté quelques détails . Ce fut beaucoup de boulot en fait, les figurines sont petites et ce ne sont pas les modèles les mieux finis. Je ne veux pas etre négatif ici, pour la taille c’est franchement bien mais ce n’est pas la qualité d’X-Wing non plus. Je pense que ça aura une belle gueule sur les plateaux et c’est l’essentiel.

Last Night on Earth Heroes

Posted on May 11th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Well, after the zombies, here are the heroes. Again, that’s all the heroes included in the expansions + base game. I did my usual re-basing job and tried to stick as much as possible to the original artwork. Quite interesting having all these models in hand, I thought the quality of sculpture did vary quite a lot. Some have very well defined faces and some don’t, quite true with most details. I do think however, that this is a really good group of heroes with lots of choice and options.

Après les zombies, voila les héros, ceux de la boîte de base et des extensions sont là, je crois. J’ai rescoclé le tout et essayé de suivre les illustrations des personnages. Les figurines varient beaucoup en qualité, étrangement. Certaines ont des détails bien mieux définis que d’autres. Dans l’ensemble, je trouve que cela fait un très bon groupe de héros avec du choix et des ptions pour plein de scénarios.

Room 25 Season 2

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

As the title says, these are the models from season 2. They’ve kept the same characters but changed and improved the miniatures. They are indeed a bit better, nicer details and general sharpness. I wasn’t too sure before they released this expansion if I’d get it but I think I will. I’ve tried to follow the artwork for paint scheme and changed the bases. The game is brilliant too, really good.

Comme le titre l’indique, il s’agit des figurines de la saison 2. Ils ont gardé les mêmes personnages mais ont retravaillé les figurines. Elles sont mieux, bien mieux, les détails sont plus jolis et généralement bien définis. J’hésitais à acheter la boîte vu que j’ai la précédente mais je crois que je vais le faire. J’ai suivi les illustrations pour la peinture et j’ai resoclé le tout. Le jeu est excellent, vraiment bon.

Last Night on Earth Zombies

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

 Last Night on Earth Zombies

Here are a pretty big lot of zombies. I believe that’s most of them from the base game + expansions.
I really like painting them which is good as I’ve got a lot more to do. I’ve tried to do a various mix of colours and blood; they should pop up really well on the board.
Voici une bonne grosse série de zombies. Je crois que c’est tous les zombies du jeu de base et des extensions. J’aime bien peindre ce genre, je dois avouer… Ce qui est plutôt bien vu que j’en ai des tonnes à faire. J’ai essayé de faire un bon mix de couleurs et de sang, histoire qu’ sont pop bien sur les plateaux.

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.

Infinity Commission: Operation Ice Storm

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

Got some lovely Corvus Belli Infinity figures through the other day as my latest commission. Started work on the Mobile …

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Thanks for waiting, I hope you like your tanks : )

Posted on March 11th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

A little while back I posted about some Shermans I had converted for my friend (and blog-follower) Jake. Here’s that post.Well, with Jake visiting AdeptiCon next week to run a couple of seminars on digital sculpting, I thought I could save some money o…

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.

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.

Cryx Monday: Commissioned Harrower

Posted on January 13th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Brandon asked me for two pieces of mini: his Aiakos and a harrower. This model I did the “standard Cryx job” on. Seeing how I sold my Cryx to Brandon, this was not much of a stretch. I used a number of washes, including and most apparent of them is the…

WIP: Primidian Knight Model

Posted on January 10th, 2015 under . Posted by

One of my favorite races in NeoExodus are the Primidians… they have an uncanny ability to speak with anyone they encounter. However, people know them best for their tentacle arms… I mean who doesn’t like tentacles? They create hentai situations all…

Razor Coast Minis: Weresharks

Posted on January 8th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Gencon 2013, I was trolling the dealers’ room towards the end of the con. A pair of pack drew my eye: Razor Coast “official” minis featuring two weresharks and a pirate lady. On a whim, I decided to paint these two. Once assembled, I didn’t really lik…