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Dragon Con Paint & Take 2014

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , on September 2, 2014 by Sean


This last weekend was Dragon Con, the big sci-fi/fantasy/media convention in Atlanta. I was there as a volunteer, acting as part of the Paint & Take, a booth for the con-goers to get a free minie to paint and take home. My fellow volunteers and I gave tips, showed demonstrations of miniature painting, and set everyone up to paint. Most of the people we got were first time painters, or hadn’t painted in years. Everyone had fun, and we hope we sparked a love of miniature painting in the participants.

These two mugs were some of the miniatures I worked on over the course of the con. They were demo pieces used to illustrate some techniques; we had a video feed of our hands painting for people to watch.

The first is a Bull Snapper, a Gatormen Warbeast from Hordes. He is part of the same army I’ve been working on for a client (the Gatormen Posse featured in previous posts). I went for a very naturalistic color scheme, with dull green-brown as the base, with various washes to achieve a warm brown in the recesses, a mustardy yellow belly, and highlights to get greyed yellow scales, especially on the dorsal sail. I made the interior of his mouth purple to contrast with the yellow of his scales.

The second is a Fatty Zombie from Zombicide. Zombies from the game were some of the choices for participants, so I figured I’d do one too to help people along and to better explain any questions they’d run into. He’s mostly a dirty ‘dead’ color scheme, the only real color coming from his mouth and the respirator hanging around his neck.  The shirt got several washes to show how dirty it was, probably even before the guy was a zombie.


Gator Posse

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , on April 11, 2014 by Sean

The Gatormen for Hordes continues. I’ve done 2 full units of Gatormen Posses (1 Bokor and 4 Gators).

The Bokor is painted like the rest, with a little more emphasis on some details to characterize him from the mass. All the bones and feathers certainly help.

The other pic is of more of the Gatormen. The unit only has 2 poses, which is somewhat boring for a full unit. I kept the naturalistic color scheme, with a mixture of tans, oranges, and yellows for their underbellies.


Posted in Miniatures with tags , , on March 5, 2014 by Sean

In a previous post I was doing test-paints for a Dark Elf army. As it turns out, the client decided to have me paint another army, in this case Gatormen for Hordes. These two fellows are some of my test paint schemes for the force.

First, a Gatorman. We decided to go for a naturalistic scheme, basing it off a normal alligator, so a duller green with yellow-orange underbelly. I even gave him a gator’s pale yellow tongue. His spear was painted to look like bronze, continuing the primitive look for him.

Second, a Bog Trog. I wanted something more interesting than the standard scheme of pale yellows and browns. Instead I went for a more fish-like pale blue-green, with white highlights on the fins and vanes. Claws and teeth are a warm bone color to contrast.

Both have a swamp base, with a mix of flock colors, and small sections of water painted in to the base.