Random Encounter

Here’s a figure I’ve had on the back burner for a long time. I was so inspired by some of the work at MFCA that I wanted to get back to some display painting. I’ve still got plenty to do for gaming & narrative purposes, but I’ve been enjoying the competitions lately and I want to put together some pieces that showcase my current abilities.

It’s the classic ‘Random Encounter’ by FeR miniatures. Just put in some work on the skin, trying to do my best. Matt DiPietro told me to “paint boldly”, so I’m giving it a go.

A Home for Dwarves

I’m heading to MFCA in Philadelphia next weekend and planning to show a few of the dwarves from ToadChapel. Here’s a display base I’m hoping to finish in time for the show.

Basic structure created with a mix of Super Sculpey & Super Sculpey Firm. I find the proper consistency is just about midway between the two. The standard consistency warms in your hands and won’t stand serious mushing around, while the firm is so stiff it tends to break when you handle it. Working it up into a usable consistency is enough to make your hands sore.

A little structure added with Milliput. Without distracting from the figures, I’m trying to suggest that something interesting lies just ahead.

Some basic paint applied. I’m repainting the base of the dwarf who’s in the road so she matches better, rather than trying to match the painting to her base.

This is a bit of a rush job, so hopefully some well-placed flock will cover up some of the rough patches.

Happy hobbies to you!

Legion of Boom

Hobby time has been tight lately, but I’m getting another missile launcher scout ready to join my Dark Angels kill team.

I’ve found the range and versatility to justify the steep price, and a camo cloak helps keep the investment on the table. The cloaks do require a bit of Green Stuff to convert, though.

Herling’s House

I’ve been working on a grand (by ToadChapel standards) home for the ambitious Herling.

I shall probably need to remove the door (🤞🏻) to properly paint the wood paneling and the goblin head knocker.

The house itself is human-sized, but Herling’s moved in as his political star has risen.

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On that narrative point: I haven’t forgotten that I’m overdue for an update. I’m working on it!

Built for Speed

I’ve worked up a very quick reiver sarge since my return from vacation.

I need to paint the mask and a few gubbins and I’ll call him finished. To tell the truth, I don’t much like the color scheme/lay-out I applied, so I don’t want to sink a lot of time into him. If he fares well on the tabletop I’ll be following up with some more swift-footed pals shortly.

Secret Fronteris Kill Zone

I’ve slowly worked up a decent kill zone to fight some 100-200 point battles on.

This one fought me all the way, and I’m still not completely satisfied. My plan is to add some dead vegetation over the top to tie everything together.

I’ve added some fun details to give it some personality.

In any event, it should look good when we’re fighting it out in the far future. I can’t wait to get my first game on it!