Another commissioned Elven Ranger!

A while ago I painted an Arcane Ranger for an Italian customer, which I really enjoyed painting! And I couldn’t turn down another chance of painting this guy, when an Australian customer wanted one for an RPG!

The miniature is the amazing Male Elven Ranger with Bow from Dark Sword Miniatures (yeah, their miniature names aren’t that inventive!) Sculpted by the talented Jeff Grace.

This time I pushed the envelope and he turned up great! I painted him in a black/silver colour scheme using mainly Reaper and Scale75 paints. I dabbled with both NMM and some Alchemical paints from Scale75 which looks a little like metallic paints, but with a super fine pigment that dries in a satin finish.

Male Elven Ranger

Again, it is a little hard to see on pictures, but he looks amazing in “person” and I’m pretty proud of how he turned out :-)

He arrived safe and sound, so that’s a relief. People really underestimate the nerves artists have when shipping miniatures this fragile around the world! I did manage to seal the bottom (this one was painted without a plastic base) dozens of times, just to be sure! And his cloak, dagger and bow were also sealed many times, and I am happy that the many layers didn’t decrease the overall look :)

Finished Commission

About a month ago I finished a commission for a British friend, who wanted some heroes for a Rogue Trader campaign. I believe it’s the first time I’ve ever painted a Space Marine’ish miniature (finished painting one that is) I believe it’s a Blood Angel naimed Mephiston. The other one, I’m not so sure. The woman is from Maow Miniatures – a limited edition one.

Just finished another commission for a Spanish friend of mine! Just need to get some picture taken!

Advertising Pillars – Commission

In December I worked on a commission for a British customer who really liked the Advertising Pillars I made last year. I made two for him using the same method as the previous one, but with a different quality in paper (much better)

As they were supposed to be a bit different from each other, I made one of them using only cut-outs of advertisement/commercials and another using only recruitment and Wanted posters. The one on the left is the commercial one and the one on the right is the public information one :-)

Most of the posters are from various authentic posters, Fable and Witcher 2 & 3 video games, and a few Games Workshop ones. I just noticed now that a Wanted poster sneaked into the commercial pillar (guess they were very important to catch!)

 

Jessica, Keeper of the Glade – Gift for my Niece

As you might know, I paint a lot! Usually it’s 28mm miniatures on 25mm round bases, terrain, or monster miniatures on large bases etc, since I either use them for Rpg’s or sell them. I rarely get to paint something decorative with scenic display or anything like that. Mostly because we live in a small apartment and our number of miniatures is pretty high (though you can never get enough of them!)
My niece really likes my miniatures, and I thought I would paint something nice for her as a Birthday present. So I got to paint a nice display mini :-D

Jessica, keeper of the glade

I mounted the mini on a solid stone plinth with a good grip (for easy handling, she is 9 after all :) The mini is the “Jessica, Keeper of the Glade” from Dark Sword Miniatures and is scuplted by Jeff Grace. I initially wanted to paint the “Marike – Guardian of the Sea”, but the details are pretty immense, so I settled with this one and painted it very high fantasy with vibrant colours and even peacock feathers (only on the backside since I was afraid it would look too messy on the front) My niece thought the blood was a bit nasty, but it is part of the mini!

Here are some more shots of the miniature! Snapped a bunch of pictures before the birthday :)

I decided not to add anything to the base apart from a bit of weathering, since I wanted the miniature to be the main focus. Only downside is that the mini is 28mm scale, and the rest of the family (the older part in particular) had a pretty hard time spotting details unless it was underneath a lamp :-P Will look great on a shelf anyway!

The miniature was painted using Scale75 and Reaper paints (especially the Ocean Colors Triad)

Commission Completed!

Finished and sent this amazing group of miniatures last week to a loyal customer from Spain! This has been the most demanding commission so far and it took me quite a while to finish, but I am proud of the results! :-)

Here is an overall picture of the commission!

Commission 1

I don’t dare to think about how long the work took, but each miniature took me around 2,5-5 hours, so a looong time :-P

Here are some of the heavy-weights (both in size and time spent on painting them)

Ogres

The Ogre Butchers took a long time to paint and the one on the right was made of metal, which proved to be very hard on my wrist. The first one however, was resin/finecast and a lot more easy to handle. The right hands of the miniatures had magnets inserted, so different weapons could be attached, which is pretty clever. I painted 2 additional halberd/swords for those.

Here are some of the Tomb Kings miniatures from the commission:

Tomb Kings 1

They ended up looking really cool, and I kept the colours in the same theme. Even though they are mummies I painted them pale so they could serve next to skeletons without standing out.

Here are the Mummies together with a bunch of skeletons I painted in the same theme.

Tomb Kings 2

These very detailed Khorne Blood Warriors were part of the challenge. They serve as evil warriors in a more subtle colour theme, though still loaded with details.

Blood Warriors

Last but not least I received this Age of Sigmar Liberator (I believe it is) which has a marauder head replacement and meant to look like a barbarian. Due to the futuristic look the Sig”marines” have, I had to work my way around it and make him more medieval :-)

Barbarian

I experimented a bit with Scale75 metal paints (Added Reaper black paint to S75 Heavy Metal) since I only had light metal colours at my disposal, but I think he ended up pretty nice :-)

Also painted a few Snake critters for this pack just like I did with the Lizards on the last Commission.

 

Commissioned Arcane Ranger!

I painted this very cool Elven Ranger for a customer in Italy a few months ago, and I thought it deserved a post on my blog!

The customer was very specific and brought artwork for me to work with which turned out helpful! The elf is a sort of spellcasting ranger meant for rpg games (a character he plays) So I added magical looking arrows and as requested: a platinum hair-do with blue/violet highlights.

The dark colours on his bow and clothing are a bit hard to see on the pictures, but he looked really cool in front of me, and despite the fragile nature of Dark Sword Miniatures it survived the trip to Italy.

I actually planned on buying this miniature for myself, just for the joy of painting it. So luckily I had the chance to mix it with commission. The mini is the very cool Male Elven Ranger with Bow from Dark Sword Miniatures – also known for the not-so-inventive names they give miniatures xD Think I have 3 different miniatures named Female Assassin!

Another Commission Job!

I finished this commission just before I went on vacation (still am while sitting by my laptop!) And I thought I’d share it!

I really loved painting those critters so I went straight to Ebay and bought a pack of them for myself :-D It was really fun painting in bright colours for a change and they ended up great (I hope my customer thinks so too :’-)

Commission Critters

I already have the Banshee miniature myself, but I wanted to paint her more creepy this time for commission and she ended up exactly that: Creepy!

Commission Ghost

The old Sauron miniature is meant to be more of an undead lord sort of guy instead of the classic Sauron. So I had to work around that and come up with a different colour theme (dark red and rusty) and I ended up with a kind of Lich King pair of eyes. He looks very impressive in person and he is a pretty big guy!

Commission Sauron

I also painted a very cool Dark Elf Assassin miniature to look like a human thief with freehand work and details, but the pictures ended up blurry so he is only featured on the overall picture..

Commission Job

Ooh and the small Chimera ended up a lot better than I anticipated, which reminds me that I just finished assembling the Banebeasts Chimera which I have coveted for years now, and thanks to commission I could now afford it! <3

Freebooter: Don Pavo

A few years back when I launched my Pre-Painted project at King Games I did a commission on Don Pavo for a customer. After I was done I was quite sad that I had to sell the miniature. Now I finally got around to painting the mini again, this time for myself :-)

I painted it more or less exactly as the commission piece, so the color scheme was very easy. And I ended up painting it quite a lot faster than back then.

Don Pavo