Wednesday, July 31, 2013

collecting miniatures... and a painted gobbo

A little in between paintjob -  Another Kev Adams gobbo:

Looks more mad irl :)

While I try to focus and paint something, I often find myself trawling ebay and other sites for interesting miniatures... I have done that for years... And even though the mountain of lead keeps growing, there is always a miniature I really can't carry on without. I know many fellow leadheads feel the same way, and I have always enjoyed reading wishlists on blogs - Hoping to find something I already had on other peoples lists, but more often finding new minis i ought to have.

It seems to change over time which models I have a craving for... But some models keep nagging me.

One model I really would like is the limited edition Fimir... I placed a bid on one some weeks ago, but it annoys me to pay overprice for miniatures, so I didn't get it - part of the sport is getting them at a good price.

Another model I have been looking for is the little gw Jabbervocky - But again, I hesitate to pay the price ebay demand... not sure the model is actually that good :(

I have also dreamt about the zoat with the staff for many years - but isn't it really small? It seems odd and tiny next to the normal zoats... Or is it just me?

Speaking of zoats... more fantasy zoats would be nice... and ambulls.

And the mutated ogre would also be nice to have... as well as the other Goodwin ogres...

There are so many more miniatures I would love to have. Can't name them all - I often find myself falling in love with a miniature the second I see it well painted :)

Off to ebay...

Friday, July 26, 2013

Ewal dvergars

Painted goodies from Clam

I have painted one of the new ewal dvergar characters from Clam - Sweyn by Sjoerd Trouwee

Even though I do like the model, it proved a tough job to paint - I actually started this one out with a classic bonewhite and mithril silver colourscheme... But it just didn't look right - I would have sworn that colourscheme fits every miniature if done right?!... But somehow I couldn't make it look right. So what to do?
Out of  my comfortzone, I had to try new things... and it turned out like this.

Well... I'm not sure what to think about it... It doesn't feel like me...hmm. What do you think, Clam??

I also did this quick paintjob:

Much easier to paint - one of Clams very own sculpts. No fancy details, just classic dwarf stuff.

I know Clam isn't John Pickford (or Sjoerd Trouwee for that matter), and here and there the details are a little soft, but the feel is good. And even though I didn't go for the bonewhite on this one either, I felt much more at home doing this than Sweyn. Funny how some miniatures are just more you than others...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

wip norsemen

While I wait for some time off (from family and other duties) to paint the chaotic dwarf from Clam miniatures, I'll post you a wip-photo of the norsemen for a upcoming Blood Bowl team:

5 gw norsemen. None of them totally finished when this photo was taken.

I have tried giving them a cold frosty look - red noses (of course) and blue glazing on the skin... They tend to look a little bit messy... I'm not sure the time put into them pays off, but I hope to see a finished team of them on the field someday.

Back to the chaos dwarves now.... focus...

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Goodies from Clam

It came with the mail:

Clam has released the second wave of John Pickford ewal dvergas. And he has spiced the range up with some dwarves made by Sjoerd Trouwee, who is also known for theTwisted Tales range sold via Hasslefree...

I'm off to paint my first Sjoerd Trouwee miniature, Sweyn - a cool evil dwarf with a pet hound at his feet.

More will follow...