Tuesday, 13 June 2017

CH4 Beastman Vrak

Managed to crack on and complete another CH4 Beastman even though the weather has been very hot here in Bavaria especially with my head under a lamp! I found drinking lots of beer has help me get through this though. This Beastman one is called Vrak:

I think Vrak turned out quite nicely. I’m starting to get back into my painting now and am really trying to avoid nasty, dull boring colours and instead use bright ones instead as I just find it more interesting. Of course this is best with Slaanesh looking figures. The shield is a metal one I bought off EBay a couple of years ago, but unfortunately cannot remember who the seller was. For £6 I received 12 metal shields (6 different ones) and they are superbly done. Just wish I had bought more!

If you are looking for quality metal shields, then please do have a look at the following site:
They do a set of eight wonderful shields called ‘Grotesque Shields 01’.



Monday, 5 June 2017

C05 Oriental Hero Fox Priest

This figure (according to the Collecting Citadel Miniatures Wiki page), is called C05 Oriental Hero Fox Priest:

I am quite pleased with how it turned out. I accidently broke the head of the staff off whilst cleaning it, but just grabbed something from the Bitz box and I think it works rather well. The Japanese writing on the flag is from the 1954 Japanese film ‘Seven Samurai’. I found it quite difficult to do as I am not very good at freehand at all but this was what I was after:

For the head band I did a quick Google and decided upon the attached image as it looked the most straightforward to paint. I think the symbols mean Japan, but don’t quote me on that!

Overall, I like this figure and it was fun to paint and to use Japanese symbols for the first time.