Wednesday, December 25, 2019

A Christmas Revolushun (and Bonus Creepiness)

It's Christmas! At least here, it is. For some of you, it's probably almost Boxing Day already, and for a few, it might not have started quite yet.

I got myself Da Red Gobbo, because he was just too awesome a Model to pass up. Because I bundled him in the same shipment with some Made to Order stuff, tho, he didn't show up here until Saturday. I got him built that evening, primed on Sunday, and painted between yesterday and today. Used it as a break when the noise and anarchy of having that much family around got overwhelming. So, yeah, I put in quite a bit of time ;)

Anyhow, here he is, in all his glory:


As usual, I'm noticing a bunch of stuff here that I forgot or messed up, but overall I'm really happy with the final result. Freehand candy cane stripes on the pistol and badge, and writing on the list, just weren't happening, tho. I particularly love the results I got one the star, the decision to do the grenades in Christmas colours, and the coloured metallics on the globe ornaments.

Also, given that it inspired me to take it from NIB to done in less than four days, I'm going to say I'm excited enough about it for it to qualify for Azazel's Destino December Hobby Challenge.

I also picked up the full set of Models from Ana Polanscak's (seriously, if you're not already following her blog, and like creepy atmospheric stuff, go check her out. Amazing modeling and painting, and some of the best narrative battle reports anywhere) Kickstarter earlier this year, and the Skull Familiar's hat just screamed "Christmas" to me, while the rest of the Model just sort of invoked generalized screaming. Nightmare Before Christmas sort of thing. So I got it done up as well, simple job, but it came out well. Kinda wish I'd done more with the legs, but I just sort of ran out of steam. Still happy with it.

So yeah, I hope all y'all have been and continue having pleasant holidays, regardless of which one(s) you celebrate. I also got my set of the Untamed Beasts from WarCry done and photographed, which was a really fun experiment, but I'm gonna save them for their own post. Until then, y'all have a good one, y'hear!

12 comments:

  1. Horse skull in a christmas hat is perfect. I enjoy the Gardens of Hecate too. Happy xmas Westrider!

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty sure I've seen most of the people I see around here comment over there as well, but I just wanted to make sure. Her stuff is too awesome to not share.

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  2. Very festive, well done for getting them done in time and Merry Christmas.

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  3. A very festive (grimdarky) set of minis! Love em.
    Merry Christmas:)

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    1. Yeah, it's def a "for a certain value of 'festive'" kind of thing ;) Thanks!

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  4. Sooooo....jealous that I couldn't just go and paint minis on Christmas in lieu of family obligations!

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    1. Thanks, but really, that was dodging out of family obligations on the 23rd and 24th, not Christmas itself. I just scheduled it to post as soon as it turned midnight.

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  5. Great work on Da Red Gobbo - He's come out very sweet!

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  6. Haha, I love the Gobbo! Belated merry Christmas and happy 2020!

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