Here are a couple of shots of LeChuck. They are still a bit grainy. Hopefully I’ll get the hang of photographing minis at some point!
My tribute to LeChuck:
This week I didn’t get much done as far as the hobby goes. I had planned to work on the NMM on the Mocking Beast that I first started some time ago, but I found the process much more challenging than expected.
This week I worked on another mini suggested by David at caffeineforge.com as part of their regular Monday Miniatures series. I wasn’t really taken by their next scheduled mini (Deenah), but I liked the look of Anval. I thought all of that plate armour would be another good chance to work on my NMM technique.
Just a quick one to show off the first finished NOVA Corps mini. I decided that if I was going to get anything done worth posting this week I’d need to just work on a single NOVA Corps mini so I decided to use this one as a prototype. There’s not much too him, but I’m happy enough that I will use the same colours on the other troops too. He’s just got some edge highlighting as well as an orangey visor and green pipes which were both only about 3 colours in the end.
This week I decided to take a break from my NOVA Corps troops and participate in the Monday Miniatures project that runs over at caffeineforge.com. The guy there nominates one (or occasionally more) of the minis from the original Reaper Bones collection per week and anyone who is interested can paint up the mini and send him a photo. He then posts all the submissions. It’s his way of motivating people to regularly paint their Bones minis. I’ve never participated before, but this week’s mini seemed like one that I could actually get done in a week, so I gave it a try.
I started painting these guys a while ago now. I have been intending to use them as proxies for MERCS while I wait for the MERCS Recon game to arrive at some point in the future. Between these guys and the IMEF Marines from my Reaper Bones pledge I figured I would be able to provide enough unique minis that I could get some games going with my friends.
When I finished Kyra last week I decided I would pick these guys up again and continue where I had left off, which was primed and then airbrushed blue all over. Two of the minis had had some grey painted on the cloth under the armour plates, but otherwise they were all basically
blank blue slates.
I’m really happy with how Kyra turned out. I was trying to emulate the paint job I saw here: Reaper minis forum post. While I knew I would never produce anything that good, I think this is my best mini to date. I was particularly pleased with how the eyes turned out. The last mini I painted ended up with horribly painted eyes!
In the photo above she’s unprimed:
Welcome to Rustkill.com. My name is Luke Gardiner, but online I usually go by the name Rustkill.
The purpose of this blog is to serve as an online record of my journey through various hobbies.
As a perfectionist I find myself leaving too many projects by the wayside, victims of the fear of failure. I intend to use this blog as a motivator. To encourage me to work on the projects I always put off and to remind me of how much I can achieve and how far I have progressed.
I also hope that it might inspire others to work on their own projects; The same way I have been inspired by others on the internet.