Commissioned Miniature Painting
Dragon! Had this project from a client who is into Dungeon and Dragon role playing. Client bought a Reaper Bones Ma’al Drakar the Dragon Tyrant box set and requested it to be painted like Dungeon and Dragon’s Tiamat! Definitely a cool project and it was one of the biggest miniatures project I have painted. Painting it on my painting desk workspace was a challenge as Ma’al Drakar the Dragon was a big model (I wouldn’t call it miniature I guess… ha ha). As the Reaper Bones Ma’al Drakar Dragon was sculpted slightly different from the original Dungeon and Dragon Tiamat design, probably due to copyright reasons, some modification were made on the dragon model. I “transplanted” and exchanged the horns for black and green dragon head (reference to the Tiamat head colour scheme). Adjusted and converted the black dragon head with the sideway curve horns from the green dragon head. Took the black dragon horn and converted it to a normal horn for the green dragon head. On
Take aim! More Xeno! Eldar Rangers was what I did after the earlier Eldar Reaper project. These Eldar Rangers are fine cast as well. Thus, its the same issue with the quality of the miniature. Fine cast tend to warp bend especially if there’s long sticking objects in the miniature. I guess for the Eldar Rangers the rifle tend to warp bend over time. Even straighten after using a hair dryer, they still do warp over time. Client wanted a lava sort of theme base. The platform where the Eldar Rangers stand were made from cork material sheet. Had to tear them up to form the platform looking design on the base. The Eldar Rangers cloak were painted with a orange grey sort of camo design as requested by client. The orange camo cloak design camouflages with the lava base theme design as intended… -1 BS to shoot! haha!
Xeno for a change. Got a project for 40k Aeldari Dark Reapers. I recalled when I was doing this project, the pain wasn’t coming from Drukhari, but the pain was coming from fine cast. Painting fine cast miniatures are really a pain still though. The imperfect texture and areas where there’s bubbles, sometimes I just ignore those pain and just carrying on painting. Refreshing colours for a change. Client wanted a dark grey and orange sort of colour scheme to match his army I recalled. The orange was fun to work with, I had to test out different shade to finally achieve this desired one. Overall, the 40k Eldar Dark Reapers still looks good with colours!
How can Thousand Sons Ahriman be alone without his Exalted Sorcerers. So much psychic aura in the air when painting all these Exalted Sorcerers! Client had the Exalted Sorcerers’ base already based on a resin base. As most Games Workshop Space Marines and Chaos now are all mostly in 32mm base, I guess l am used to looking at them at 32mm, on a 25mm they do look small. But still, their psychic aura are big and strong! Arrghhh…. Need to Deny The Witch!
40K Thousands Sons Ahriman! Can feel the psychic aura when giving him life with paint… haha. Ahriman was definitely fun to paint. The amount of details on him were amazing. Love the the design of his power armour though, nice claw design I would say. Ahriman is the Chaos Sorcerer, definitely would love to have a game with him. 40k Thousands Sons are psyker, wonder how would my Grey Knights fare when face to face. Now, to feel some psychic power!
40K Lord of Change! How can I not feel excited about getting started on this project! As requested, the colour scheme was to be similar to that of Games Workshop’s painted Lord of Change. The assembly of the model was not difficult. But I must say, I was impressed with the way the assembly was designed and developed. The jointing section lines were all well hidden, thanks to the amazing assembly design and mould design construct! I managed to keep the arms and body as separate sub assembly. Once all painted up then I assembled and glued them together. I guess with big models like this, the next usual issue would be transporting it for a game. With all the fragile parts, its definitely a pain transporting it! Cheers!
This Rallyman board game was definitely a challenge to paint! Its rally car game counters was so small, you can see the size of the cars with reference to a toothpick beside in the picture below. Client wanted each car with the rally cars sponsor patterns and colours scheme. Had to reference to the original rally car pictures to paint out those rally sponsors design. Definitely was a challenging and fun experience painting such tiny design.
Another interesting board game I commissioned was a King Arthur theme game. The board game itself is called Shadows over Camelot. The game has got miniature figures for the knights and the villains. The miniatures are made of the usual standard board games rubbery plastic, with a general level of detailing. Unpainted, these miniatures are nothing exciting, but I guess once they are painted, they do come alive with King Arthur leading his Knights, Cheer!
Rotten stuff! Pretty excited to paint this Rotten Butcher from Kromlech. Never really painted nurgle or any decay or rotting miniature style before. As always, Kromlech miniatures sculpt and quality are amazing. The Kromlech Rotten Butcher sculpt, with no exception, was amazing with all the details of the rot and blisters! When I had this project, I was really excited to get my brush painting those decay… ha ha. Client wanted to use this Kromlech Rotten Butcher as the Great Unclean One from warhammer 40k. I thought that was a cool idea as well. As decaying and rotten as it gets, definitely I had a great time getting the Rotten Butcher to feel rotten! Ha Ha.
More marines! After my board game projects, I am back to more marines, Thousand Sons Rubric Marines. Thousand Sons marines typically has more details to work on, especially the strip design on the helmet and chest. But still, painting them is always exciting. Had 2 squads of 10 of them, once completed that glorious feel of the gold and Thousand Sons blue colour feels good!
Client had one of his collection of Bram Stokers Dracula Miniatures to be painted. The miniatures were the metal type and the sculpts were of the classic style, but very much detailed to the movie Dracula. I am guessing this collection is already out of production, and definitely it is a collector’s item. I had to reference from the movie screen shots to follow all of the characters colour and style. It was a fun project, with many references searches online for each of the characters’ colour scheme.
This was an interesting project. Was tasked to paint up the miniatures for this board game, Ghost Stories. Client wanted to follow a colour scheme from one of his favourite painted sites. The miniatures were basic soft plastic pieces with basic level of details. Unpainted they look like typical board game counters, which is boring and unexciting. There were a total of about 31 miniatures. It was a fun project, especially painting the characters. The lady was a challenge, as she wore those Chinese translucent silky clothing. Had to thin the paint few layer by layer to create that translucent effect. Finally these boring game miniatures, spring to life with colours, and they were looking amazing. It sure made me curious about the game though.