Saturday, May 6, 2017

Paint Table Saturday 183 - A Smorgasbord of miniatures

Hi All,

Life seems super busy lately as we get down to the last few weeks of school and track season. I've tried to push forward with multiple projects to get ready for our excursion to Kublacon and gaming with Dai and Lasgunpacker afterwards.

Here's what we've got on the table.

Curt's Milkmaids. I've been throwing on colors here and there while I wait for glue to dry on other things. I have an overall plan for them so at least that's not the stumbling block. The flesh didn't go quite how I envisioned it and I'll have to do a lot of touching up anyway as I've gotten quite a lot of overage in some areas. These figures have a few nooks and crannies that are hard to get to. Betsy, the cow, is going to be a Holstein. To me this is the iconic dairy cow. I'm realizing just now that I'm going to have to fix the pattern on her face. From the pictures I've pulled up they all seem to have black markings around the eyes and I've left one side of her face white. I'm also going to be slightly artistic and use a little flesh color on her udders and snout. Oh and Dave B's gretchin are still there. I'm having a little bit of a block on how I want to proceed with them but I'm probably going with a riff on the Goffs color scheme.

This weeks big project has been cleaning and assembling these Genestealers for my Shadow War: Armageddon kill team. They are mostly Uscarl Miniatures with the two behind and to the left of the Magus being a special Bob Olley commission and the Hybork from Space Raiders, which I think was sculpted by Diego Serrate. The humanish stealers are Bob Olley sculpts and the Hybork is Kev Adams. I have some  Hybrid Gretchin from the same pack as the Hybork, but may not bother to paint them right now. I'm not sure if the Magus is really usable in game terms, but I figured he'd be fun to paint. I used a generator from Fantasy Name Generators to come up with the cult name, Children of the Comet. I'll try to come up with a background post.

Lastly, I finally got some paint on the wooden knights from Skull and Crown. I'mm going to get some graphite paper to help me trace heraldry onto them. My freehand is not good enough to do the Chicken and Squirrel designs. I need way more practice.

Well, I need to run. I think we're trying to fit in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 before the neighbor kids birthday party. I also need to paint all this stuff and prep for Sunday's WFRP session.


  1. The more I see of the milkmaid set, the more I know I need them! Lovely work Sean.

    1. Thank you Michael. The last time I checked they were no longer in stock at Eureka USA. A pity to be sure.

  2. Looks like a fun little collection of miniatures

  3. Those genestealers look so good Sean. Can't wait to see them painted up. (And to blast them into bits on the table! :P)

    1. Thanks Dai. I'm hoping to bring them and Abdul. We'll see if the mojo holds.

    2. Seems like some more flamers will be needed for these... (and swift running feet if you bring a stealer as a specialist)



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