Sunday, February 28, 2021

Next Projects

 I just wrapped up a commission piece, so now I'm back to my own projects. Here's what I'm starting next.

This is Mike the Jack from Kimera Models. I'm going to call him Jack, as he looks more like a Jack than a Mike to me. The hole in his teeth is on purpose; he has a cigarette that goes there. He's also got some feathers for his hat that will get painted separately and then attached. It's a lovely cast. Very little cleanup and patching required. 

He's got a built in plinth, but it's a wee narrow thing. I'm going to attach him to a wider but thin base to help make sure he stays standing up.

Here's another one:

This figure is from the Atlantis Minitatures kickstarted which is fulfilling now. I just got mine, so I picked one to paint up and see how it goes. I have concerns as it looks like they didn't clean up the strata lines from the 3D print master before they cast it. This particular one shows the lines pretty obviously, so I want to see how it goes. 

Next will be to prime both of them and get their bases sorted. I already talked about what I'm doing with Jack; the elf will need a suitably woodsy base.

Saturday, February 6, 2021


 I finished up the tower today, getting it all painted. Here's the result.

It's flawed, for sure. I might make another to see if I can improve some of the problem areas. But in the meantime, I'm pretty happy with it.

Sunday, January 31, 2021


 Finished up Drusil today. I admit to phoning it in on the little dragon. 

I also got some work in on the tower today. At this point, the building is finished. Next will be painting.

And another picture, with a Dark Sword figure for scale.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Drusil: Metal, jewelry, globe, etc.

I worked on the various details on Drusil today - the globe, the jewelry and other bits, and the little dragon. I need to finish the little dragon, and then I think she'll be done.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Drusil: Highlights, Bits

 Finished the highlights on Drusil's robe, and got a base coat of metallic gold on her belt and whatever those things on her shoulders are supposed to be.

She's actually pretty close to done. It's not going to be my best piece ever.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Drusil: More Highlights

 I've continued adding highlights to Drusil's robe tonight. I finished one of the sleeves, and then started on the other half of the front. It's going pretty quickly, actually. The more highlights I get on there, the more I like it.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Drusil: Highlights

 I have reached the part of this figure where I'm thinking 'Why, oh why, did I choose red?'. Red, the least cooperative of hues. Anyway, I've got highlights on half of the front of her robe. They don't show up great in the picture but are much more apparent live. I'm not sure I'm going to go any higher with the highlights.