Thursday, 19 October 2017

Herne & Jonne Painted

I finished up this pair of Mercenaries for a top secret list figured I could share them first.

Jonne is a beast! He really is massive and so is his gun! I notice now while writing this that I forgot to paint the pressure dial on the side of the gun... my bad.

Herne is an odd little character, I really wasn't too sure what colour to paint his hat... he might look too much like a mini fireman now, oh well guess he can put out fires with the concussive force of explosions???

What do you think of this pair? Do you use them often?

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Pirate Pup Painted

Pirate Pup painted! I won a Khador war dog from Rikers Iron's livestream giveaway. Since I don't play Khador I decided to make him a pirate! Rikers Irons stream is heavily pirate influenced and I happened to be painting my pirates so this is how he ended up! He will be used in the Iron kingdoms RPG, I'm sure the players will be pleased when he turns up in game!

I put him on the base that comes with Skarre2, a friend had given it to me a while ago and it had been in my bits box waiting for a conversion. I like the way it look with him jumping over it.

If you look closely to his chest armour piece you can see a round armour bit. Originally he had a large Khador symbol, so I filed it off and replaced it with the round detail.

So he has his own hat. I like to imagine he stole some random pirates hat, and the guy didn't have the heart/courage to get it back!

What do you guys think of my pirate pup?
If you ever want to hang out with like minded people while painting I can thoroughly recommend Rikers iron's livestreams on twitch you can find him here

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Pirate Character Solos Painted

All the character pirate solos painted! These guys were so much fun to paint, they were a real treat to paint after all those pirate grunts!

First mate Hawk was a bit of a pain to pick colours for, but I'm pleased with how she turned out. I will go back one day once I learn how to paint eyes... or care enough to paint eyes...

For Doc Killingsworth I added a nice little detail anyone who has worked in kitchens might appreciate... 

Dirty Meg is a cool looking mechanik. Its nice to paint female models that aren't overly sexualised. 

Dougal MacNaile... I'm sure he could be speed 6 if he found his shoes!

Bloody Bradigan is an interesting model, I can't see him being that good on the table, but he was nice to paint. I might go back at some point and try some free hand to give him some tattoos, but at the minute thats a little beyond my skill.

Lord Rockbottom, fun dwarf model. Loads of fiddly detail but I'm glad I stuck it out with him because I love the way he turned out.

Bosun Grogspar, I went with quite a simple look for him to be honest, I would like to give him a stripy vest but didn't want to risk ruining it so made him look like a trollkin version of Rab c Nesbitt (look it up if you don't know who he is lol)

What do you guys think of my pirate character solos?
I really enjoyed painting this lot, I look forward to getting the on the table at some point. They will definitely see a lot of use in the Iron Kingdoms RPG at the very least. 

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Commodore Cannon Painted

Commodore cannon painted! This was 2nd hand so was missing the skeleton and the stack of cannonballs but I'm ok with that. Being on a £0 hobby budget means that most of the minis I get are 2nd hand. Does mean a little extra work to strip the old paint and there might be missing parts, but I'm a hobbyist so a bit of extra work to keep the cost down is well worth it for me!  

The cannon is quite a beast! It's quite weighty being fully metal. I would hate to drop it, as it was quite hard to get it to attach to its base. I had to use green stuff to make it stay put.

The 3 gun crew are nice enough looking minis, they are slightly smaller in scale than the rest of the pirates but not enough that it looks weird. 

What do you think of my Commodore cannon?

Monday, 2 October 2017

Sea dogs with Riflemen and Mr Walls

Max unit of Sea Dogs with the rifle attachments and Mr Walls Painted! These guys were a ton of fun to paint. Like the Press gangers I painted I had originally wanted to convert some of them to avoid the "clone" issue. But time and money meant that I settled of making sure their clothes all got painted differently.

There are some really nice scuplts in this unit, I especially like the guy in the middle here with the beard, he looks like he got lost on the way to the shops and had weapons pushed in his hands!

Mr Walls the toughest pirate around! I love the little monkey on his shoulder, such a cool extra detail.

So what do you guys think of my Sea dogs? 
I will hopefully have the pirate character solos and the commodore cannon posted up soon!