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23Apr/150

Doc Killingsworth

Doc is a fun character in the Iron Kindgoms/Warmachine world.  Serving as both ship's cook and surgeon, his stew was suspect and his presence made sailors fight beyond normally crippling injuries since they rather face an opponent injured than be subjected to "surgery."

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16Apr/150

High Exemplar Gravus

High Exmplar Gravus has some pretty nice concept art but I always felt the mounted sculpt was a little... stumbly?  Despite that I do like the sculpts.  There's a good amount of detail on the armor - slightly more than the standard exemplar model - but not too much so.

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9Apr/150

Nephilim Protector

I really like the aesthetics of the Legion Nephilim warbeasts and the Protector is no exception.  The large expanses of armor were a bit daunting at first but I wound up giving them a similar treatment as my Warmongers, but instead of the flat black inner armor I went with a very dark metallic.  I think the result looks great on this sculpt.

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2Apr/150

Vassal of Menoth

The Vassal of Menoth isn't one of the more exciting sculpts Privateer Press has released.  Then again, they're infinitely useful on the tabletop so maybe there's some sort of inverse correlation there.

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26Mar/150

Dwarf Warriors

Years ago a friend of mine left his plastic dwarf boxed set with me when he left the game. They have been sitting around for a long while until I finally decided to paint up a collection of them with different weapons for use in various role-playing or miniature games.

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19Mar/150

Gray Elf Snakestrike Duelist

The Snakestrike Duelist is an older D&D Chainmail figure I painted as a side project back in 2009 ago.  The sculpt itself is typical for the Chainmail line, relatively flat and almost 2D-ish compared with more intricately sculpted miniatures.  Done mostly speed-painting, the skin isn't as smooth as I'd like but is a solid tabletop piece.

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12Mar/150

Blighted Nyss Legionnaires

The Blighted Nyss Legionnaires are poster-children for how I grew unhappy with my Legion color scheme.  Technically speaking I was pleased with how my Legionnaires turned out.  But on the tabletop they just blended together in to a black and blue mass.  The color scheme - originally picked out to be cold and hard and evoke the Nyss' wintery homeland - wound up just not lending itself to pop on the tabletop.

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5Mar/150

Troll Brawler

Finding miniatures for trolls and obsidimen in my Earthdawn game is difficult at times.  I have a few in my gallery that I've collected but can always use more.  I recently turned to the collection of Mage Knight figures that I've inherited over the years and found a few sculpts to use to supplement my collection... once they've been repainted.

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2Mar/150

Keeping A Painting Journal

journalBetween a sluggish painting speed and the occasional hiatus I've occasionally found myself at a loss when trying to remember how I painted older models.  I can usually remember the technique I used but don't always recall specifics like paint mixing ratios.  Late last year I finally decided it might be a good time to start keeping a basic painting journal.  There's a number of electronic options out there, from Google Docs to a wiki (either personal hosted wiki or on a stick).  At some point I'll probably transfer most of my notes over to some sort of taggable or sortable format but for now I've found it most convenient to keep a small notebook and pen next to my painting area so I can jot down notes or paint recipes as needed.

I keep each miniature to its own page, even if I'm working on multiple figures at once.  I start with the miniature's name and the date (month and year) I began work on it at the top of the page, with the date I finished the figure to be added upon completion.

A typical entry make look something like this:

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26Feb/150

Exemplar Errant

As much as painting ceremonial Exemplar armor can be tedious at times I really like way Exemplar look on the tabletop.

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