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Labyrinth Board Game Minis

My good friend got the Labyrinth board game as a gift and asked if I wanted to paint the minis for her.  Labyrinth was one of my favorite childhood movies, so I was super excited to paint them.  The sculpts themselves aren’t the best, especially compared to the collectible minis that I’m used to painting, …
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Kritterkins : Aka-San Fox

Last year, perhaps the year before, I jumped in on a Kritterkins kickstarter from Bombshell Miniatures.   I painted the frog for a friend a little over a year ago and it was so much fun.  I needed a mini to paint for a secret mini exchange and decided to go with the fox.  She was …
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Mortarion

I’ve been steadily busy with commissions, taking on bigger army type projects.   I wanted to stay away from such large tasks to concentrate on historical models and higher quality paint jobs, but the lack of hours at the day job pushed me to take whatever comes my way. I’ve been making the best of it …
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The Sorcerer from Nocturna

I kept seeing this miniature float about online and caved on buying it. I love the how the delicate sculpt conveys so much movement and power.  Nocturna Models has so many great characters available. A friend of mine is a fan of Raistlin and the Dragonlance stories in general. I thought this would be a …
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Loki, Circle Warpwolf – Heavy Warbeast

NOVA is quickly approaching again and Loki was this year’s donation.   I loved the sculpt immediately and had such fun painting it.  My photography still needs work though. I have a habit of taking and processing pictures when my eyes are tired. The pictures look great until I see them the next day, but …
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Innsmouth Fisherman

This bust was sculpted by Romain Van den Bogaert.  I picked it up for a group competition on Facebook. I’m not much for competitions but I saw this as an opportunity to paint something in whatever style I felt. I read The Shadow Over Innsmouth to get a feel for the character. If you haven’t …
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Starting Some New Projects

I promised some WIP pics and other stuff and finally have a few minutes to put it together. I managed to prepare a few projects for myself while I’m waiting for my next two commissions to show up. I have a Sorcerer from Nocturna Models, Sail Away bust from Broken Toad, Ragnar Lothbrok from Scale …
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Prussian Empire Hochmeister Battle Robot

Over the last few years, I’ve painted a lot of Dystopian Wars models. They’re so unique and industrial looking. I really enjoy painting beat up battle robots. This one is fully magnetized at it’s arms, hands, weapons, and legs. It’s interchangeable for the land or sea base. The shoulder weapons rest nicely in their holders. …
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Khanjira the World Breaker

This guy……   man what a beast. I received Khanjira the World Breaker a while ago. It’s the largest model I’ve done and was intimidating. I worked on him in between other small commissions at first, but these last three weeks have been all this guy. The only instruction I was given was to use …
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Meeting of Winter

This was a fun challenge. I haven’t done dioramas before and was asked to use the minis sent to me in a scene with a waterfall. It led to a spring unicorn and foal meeting up with the winter pegasus. The client called it Meeting of Winter. The pegasus came from Reaper Miniatures. I’m not …
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Fun with Photography

Disclaimer: This is NOT a photography tutorial. I’ll put some links of tutorials on the bottom of this post in case that’s what you’re looking for. This is merely a write up of my struggles behind the camera. Artists of all sorts have to wear many hats. Since I’ve started doing commission painting so long …
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Tutorial: Ice and Snow Bases

I’ve been asked several times to demonstrate how I built up the Winter Skorne bases. I’ve answered the questions, but I thought I’d flood a post with pictures of the process. I layered thin cork to prop up the feet and create a rocky outcropping type base. Sand fills the gaps nicely. There’s no need …
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Return of Winter Skorne

A while ago I had painted part of a Skorne army in purple and gold-bronze metals. I got the second installment of the Winter Skorne a handful of months ago and have been working on those along with other commissions. It was slow going, but they’re done. Like the first set, I sculpted furs onto …
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