So I was doodling in Photoshop the other day and this came tumbling out…
And then I got a little carried away in Blender. This either needs an animation script, or a gamedev!
So here’s the MourneQuest Kickstarter Campaign page, if you want to get over there quick and get your pledge in before they run out! Created and designed by Backspindle Games and based on Garry McElherron’s MourneQuest books, all the other info is on the Campaign page, and on Backspindle’s Facebook page. I worked on the artwork for the board, coloured up John Farrelly’s character designs and sculpted the collectible miniatures from his designs. It’s the first time I’ve sculpted minis for a game, so it was quite exciting being able to actually see them ‘in the flesh’ I’ve also painted a whole set of them, all 14. I will share them on here eventually, but the only place to keep up to date with it all is over the on the Campaign page for now.
So I’ve finally got around to painting these guys, Steelheart’s Champions from the Shadespire Core set. I decided to paint them with what I hope is the Lions of Sigmar colours. They’re not perfect but quite pleased with how they turned out. Hoping to get a few games out of them next weekend at Lewiscon!
Here’s some more miniature painting practice. It’s been many years since I painted a GW Space Marine, so I thought they would be good to play around with. Nothing fancy, I just wanted to see if I could do a decent job on them. I don’t play, only paint, so I think they’re supposed to be Reivers, but I messed up their knee decals!
It’s Warhammer 40k’s 30th birthday this year, so here’s a some old Marines I found in a box from X number of years ago for comparison. Remember the old Womble marines? Such a big difference in detail!
This is my second set of minis painted, getting a bit more practice after years of not painting minis. This is the Mason’s Guild from the Kickoff set, the season 3 version of Steamforged Games’ Guild Ball. I slightly regret giving them white tops, I think they’ve been better with light blue, but they look okay. The detail on the models themselves is a little lost in places, presumably from the moulding process, but they’re still nice sculpts. I’m working on the second team at the moment, the Brewers Guild. I’ll post them up whenever I get them finished.
So I finally got around to painting up my Shapeways printed model of Clubber King. I hadn’t painted a miniature in about 15 years, so I’m a bit out of practice, but I’m relatively pleased with how he turned out. Painting him also helped me point out a few sculpting issues, like how deep seams and cuts should be, and scale of details. So I’ve been keeping that in mind for some other sculpts I’ve been doing which hopefully I’ll be a be able to show soon.