Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Inquisitor Greyfax

Now finished.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Light Box

Having struggled to get decent photos of minis I decided to get a light box. A small DIY LED photo studio from Amazon cost just under £12. It seems to be worth the money although it is not bigh enough for some of the larger 40k minis. An Imperial Knight and a Leeman Russ fitted in just, anything bigger would be far too big. Here are some of my first efforts. Same compact cannon camera as ever. With the larger minis it was difficult to avoid some background shadow, perhaps more LED lights will be the solution.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Inquisitor Greyfax

Slow progress but things seem to be finally coming together with this mini despite the disaster of losing Greyfax's hat brim while spray undercoating outside. I searched and searched the area of garden used and also the bin where the newspaper she was stood on had been placed to no avail. So only one thing left to do - make another one. Green stuff to the rescue again.

The figure beside her may become one of her henchmen or may not. It is assembling from bits left over in the bits box. The start of Saint Celestine lies at its feet.

More progress soon hopefully as a trip to the local Wargames store has replenished the paint supplies.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Canoness Veridyan Completed

More light today so final pic to post of this mini.

She has a suitably skully base consistent with the original artwork for the mini.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Canoness Veridyan

She is finished but there is not enough light to photograph her properly. Here are 2 glimpses of her. More pics tomorrow if there is any daylight then.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Inquisitor Greyfax

Just finished assembling Inquisitor Greyfax. She comes as part of the Triumvirate of the Imperium set. The molding in plastic is superb. She comes in 13 parts which have been cunningly designed to hide mold lines. There is very little in the way of mold lines anyway on this mini. The pose of the mini itself on its own is quite contemplatively still. She is looking downwards and to the left with her weapon pointing to the ground and her left hand by her side. I thought this looked uninspiring on a plain base and looked a bit like a "Joey from Friends f..rt acting pose". This left the mini with the question of what she was looking at and why. So here she is posed on some planking over a pool into which effluent is discharging examining a snake like creature for evidence of abomination.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Canoness Veridyan Progress

This is a highly detailed mini with many fiddly and intricate bits to paint. When faced with this level of detail I find it is always easier to paint disassembled and then do some final touching up after assembly. One problem I find with finecast/resin minis is that it is so easy to accidentally remove some paint from bits where you need to hold them to paint other bits. At the moment it looks as if I will be varnishing each section as I go along to reduce wearing of the paint as the mini is handled.

 The base has been modded with skulls from the spares box as the original artwork shows her standing on a sea of skulls.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Canoness Veridyan

Finally got one.  The new plastic SoBs in the pipeline are rekindling interest in this hobby. Looking forward to a plastic penitent engine. A little point of interest is the caption that this mini was directly inspired by John Blanche artwork. It would be excellent if there were other inspirations in the pipeline from this source.