Sunday, December 25, 2016

LPL 10 - Round 3 - Frozen City Fashion

As I try to motivate myself to post my pictures before 2016 ends... here was my third round entry! It was a nice mix of Wargames Foundry Renaissance orcs, combined with a GW Stone Troll with a sculpted Santa hat.

These were photographed on my Frostgrave board, and were probably some of my favourite figures from the whole contest!

Also, Merry Christmas (Orcmas?) everyone!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

LPL Round 2 - Some Scavvies

Finally got some time to post again! Here was my entry for round 2 of the LPL. I named it 'Rise of the Underhive'.  In this photo, I painted up some Necromunda Scavvies along with some Vor: The Maelstrom Neo Soviets (who look like they fit in well with the same theme). For this photoshoot I tried out some cardstock papercraft terrain and a photo backdrop (which I apparently was not supposed to do, but they let it slide).  I really liked painting up these models, but I do find the background a bit busy... takes away from the look of the models.

Anyway, enough rambling, here is the photo!

Hope you like it!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Anybody there? Well, yes, technically...

Man, time sure flies! For the casual reader of this blog, one might imagine that I have not done any hobbying this year.  Well, not quite. The past few months have seen sparse action, but the first few months of 2016 were so busy... I just did not get a chance to post!

Why?  Because I participated in my first Lead Painters League! For the uninformed among you, this is a fun painting competition held over on the Lead Adventure Forum which consists of 10 (this year was 11) rounds of painted miniatures.  Each round you must paint 5 new figures, photograph them, and then users get to vote on which ones they like the best. I am going to take a few entries to post up each of my 11 rounds in turn, and discuss some of my experiences.  It was a lot of work for me, what with the rest of my real-life commitments, but I genuinely feel I came out a better hobbyist at the end.

Without further ado, here was my first entry, entitled "Camp Life"

This being my first entry, I learned a couple things... I think my photo was a tad over-exposed, and my background was a little too busy.  It might have looked better against a white background, and using some foliage to mask the base edges may have made it look more natural.  It was fun to paint though. The figures are from the Pro Gloria range (now owned by Warlord Games). They have a delightful range of Landksnecht civilians and I was happy to paint up a few of them.

Next up, my round 2 entry...