Saturday, April 4, 2009

Back to Work

After my demoralizing experience in January, it took me a while to get back to painting, but here are some things I am working on. It doesn't hurt that DP9 just announced a squad painting competition. The deadline being at the end of the month, I'll have to get on with it if I want to participate. I don't see myself winning this, as my painting style is purposefully not flashy and I don't do major conversions, but it'll be fun to see what I can come up with. And what others come up with...

I showed pictures of these guys a while ago, but here are some more.

I'm planning for this Black Mamba to represent the army commander in my WIP Free Basal ESE Army. The lines and shadows came out quite nicely, I think.

Two Basilisks for the same army.

A Panther, for no army in particular (the model is really cool, and it's the easiest paintjob ever.)

I've been working on a large scale article project for the Aurora magazine, and while the writing is no problem, I want to have some artwork too, so I'm also painting Northern and Sourthern Gears to use for vignettes.

A Sabertooth

Two Dartjagers. I really love the bug head...

More to come when I'm ready to shoot said vignettes.


  1. Emirates armies represent!

    Well, not that I have much of an Emirates force apart from one mercenary cadre, but still.

    You make the Darts look really clean and lean. I'm looking forward to seeing them fixed.

    BTW, you reassembled all the broken stuff yet? For me and my broken Fire Dragon, it's sort of a painful chore and I keep putting it off...

  2. Tha Darts, as they are (and they have been that way for a while now) have only their base colour and their darklining done. We'll see how they look like when I attack the highlights.

    As for the broken stuff, I've reassembled most of it and I'm still fixing and pinning delinquent parts. I'll be posting more pictures next week when the contest's deadline is passed.

    As for the Emirate army, I don't see any better options, really, as you get ability to field a MilITIA-like swarm that includes all the cool northern models you might want, such as the Bear and Razorback. It's the perfect collector's army, along with the Leagueless.