Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Tyranids: Ripper Swarms, Spores and more

Finally managed to finish this Tyranid project!

It's taken a while longer than I usually take to do a commission, simply because all manner of real work has gotten in the way. I'm grateful for my client for being so understanding!

I showcased some ripper swarm bases a few weeks back, and I've now painted nine of them. They were hard work! So much detail, in a some space, but also very characterful pieces. 

The carapaces were all painted in the same style as the larger Tyranids, which tied everything together nicely.

Because there are only two variations on the basic model, I added speckling to the tail areas on some bases for some variety.

And here's the whole commission altogether, ready to be shipped to the client...

So what's next? I'm just taken on a small commission for another client, involving several Anvil Industry models. These are really nice figures, and I'm pleased to be working on them.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Batman Miniatures Game: The Huntress

Last Batman model for a few weeks today...

The Huntress is another heroine I wasn't too familiar with, but having seen the release really wanted to try painting up. Have to say, this is probably one of my favourite Knight Models figures!

As ever, the detail is superb and the cape sculpting is really nice. There's also lots of detail on the boots and gauntlets.

The addition of the brickwork on the base is a nice touch. I hear that Knight Models figures now come with resin sculpted bases as well, so that's another reason to buy into the range.

I have two unpainted Batman models staring at me from my painting desk: Alfred (who came with the Batman rulebook) and the Swamp Thing. I'm going to park Alfred for a while (sorry, fella, just not feeling the urge to paint you!) and try something new on Swamp Thing. He is a huge piece of metal, and I'm going to really emphasise his swampy nature...