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

Fantasy Miniatures Commission

I just finished another commission for my friend from Spain, who’s making a cool dungeon project that I’ve mentioned in a previous post. I’m not always a fan of commissions, but I enjoy the wide range of different miniatures I paint for him.

I tried some new methods for painting the skin on the Flagellant (The second picture), with some more extreme highlighting than I usually do. I like the end result and it’s possibly something I’ll start to do more in the future.

For the Mocking Beast (Picture 5) I added some extra gems and pearls that makes the content inside even more interesting.

The dwarves on picture 1 was converted (Not by me) and I think they ended up looking very good. I’m actually not completely sure where the miniatures are from, but I think they’re from Games Workshop :-)

The Pictures:

Commission Work: Miniatures

I recently finished another batch of miniatures for a commission job – It included a bunch of heroes & characters – Many of these were Games Workshop minis. I’m really happy with several of the miniatures and was a bit sad to let go off the Lizardmen Skink Priest and Saurus Warrior, but I know they’re in good hands :-)

I also had to paint two female miniatures with Pink hair, which is something I’ve never done before – But they turned out better than I feared.

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

Pre-Painted Commission

I recently finished a pretty large commission job for a customer – To be used for him and his family (Wife and two kids) in their RPG adventures. There’s a bunch of Goblins, Skeletons, Doors, Ghosts & Spiders. The second picture is the heroes and the 4th is the main villain the heroes are facing. The Warhammer High Elf miniature was heavily converted by the customer to look more villainous and I’m very happy with the end result as I think he ended up looking pretty evil.

The miniatures are currently on their way to Spain and I’m excited for the customer to get his miniatures back, now in painted condition :-)