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Sea Storm is a resin female pirate bust from Altores Studios in 1/9th scale. The piece is basically the head/body, the hat, pipe, and a loop earring. I replaced the earring with copper wire. Apart from some mold trash where the coat and torso meet, there were no major issues. Primed with my dwindling supply of Floquil Railroad Colors' Gray Primer and painted with Reaper acrylics.
Questions and Comments welcomed... ain't no secrets here.
By Lidless Eye
A very fitting tribute to the classic days of Mordheim. I'm glad they're doing both physical and STLs...I like to copy everything and mirror it when I print multi-part pieces to get more variety.
They've also got several add-ons of some of their existing conversion sets.
"Mighty backers, welcome to the second campaign by Grimforge Miniatures!
A difficult year has passed for all and we have worked hard on a lot of projects but the main project which has lead our work is to create a new range of multicomponent miniatures capable to give you the opportunity to assembly a lot of different warbands, an evolving expandable system born to integrate old and new models and kit for the best kitbash you can imagine.
we have decide to keep the grimdark fantasy style full of citations from the 90's period and from the paint of artists like hyeronimus bosch.
We have also taken the big decision to release for the first time also a digital version of this kit to give everyone the opportunity to print their scoundrels at home. So you have 2 options: traditional resin models or Stl files.
We have sculpted a complete multicomponent kit and we have a solid range of Stretch Goals to give you the opportunity to unleash your scoundrels during your games. All our miniatures are cast in Italy with high quality resin, the best way to give you miniatures as faithful as possible to the original sculptures. If you already know our models, you already have proof of the quality of our products. On the other hand, if this is your first experience with us then you are even luckier! in the last year we have improved the quality of our models and our efficiency so you will receive our best job!
here are the "Scoundrels of the damned ruins": mercenaries, treasure seekers, cutthroats... these are the scum who are ravaging the Damned Ruins and you will be able to assembly a warband in a lot of different styles, from pirate to landsknecht with a moltitutide of weapons and accessories."
I've got a bunch of amphibious friends to share with you all today!
While in search of some suitable tribal-inspired Bullywug for my ongoing nautical campaign project, I stumbled upon these Croak Raiders from Privateer Press's Hordes. these metal frogs perfectly balanced the jungle, tribal tree-frog look I wanted with the bulbous look of Bullywugs as opposed to the more nimble Grung who are often stylized as Poison Dart Frogs. I absolutely fell in love with these frogs and their giant necks. I was gifted a set during the holidays and quickly ordered Underchief Mire to stand in as the wannabe King of my Bullywug society.
I used these frogs as a chance to get used to my airbrush and try out some other speed painting methods, but really struggled with the slog of painting of painting so many similar things.Especially picking out each knot on the ridiculous amount of rope these guys wear. You can read a bit about my painting process, especially on my first test model, on this WIP thread HERE.
For now, let's take a closer look at the finished frogs:
First up are these pot-throwing Bullywug. The center one with the blue feathers was my test model. Spent some time working out different techniques and color choices on him. Ended up changing a few things to help the leather loin cloth stand out from the rope, but I largely got it right the first time.
In the close ups below you can see a better view of the quiver which became a bane of my existence during this project. All of the frogs, except for the chief, came with these matching quivers. I could have left them unattached, but they felt incomplete without them and so I suffered through the arduous task of picking out all of the details on these ten times.
Next up are these warty frogs equipped with spear-launchers (or atlatl for you weapon-experts). I like that the quivers that these guys wear contain both arrows and pots, making it seem as if all of the frogs have access to either method of fighting. I particularly enjoyed the turtle shells on these guys, but getting paint into the tight gap between their right arms was hard.
These roguish frog-men have stepped it up by igniting their spears. I had a fun time keeping their faces in shadow by selectively highlighting them. I also got to play around a bit with OSL. If I had planned ahead better, I may have tried to paint these up as if they were partially in darkness for a more dramatic OSL look, but I prepped them along with the others for my standard daylight paintjob. I did try to capture a bit of a warmer glow near the flames and along the right sides of the frogs. I'm happy enough with it even if it's not super stylized or dramatic.
This angry croaker came as the unit leader in the Croak Raiders box. I was actually missing him originally, but Privateer Press quickly corrected the issue. Had a bit of fun painting up his mouth and giving him some perfect little teeth ala' the Bullywug from NADDPOD. He also got a bit of a glow around the torch.
This guy was just too much fun not to pick up. Grumpy and serious. I imagine the Bullywug adopted a mock-feudal society after briefly encountering human explorers. They don't quite understand what it entails besides showering a king with riches in order to be stronger than your enemies. I really like how this guy turned out. Especially the gem on his crown and the texture on his stone blade.
I am normally not one to copy box art, but I really loved the look of these guys on the official art. I borrowed heavily from those examples, but once I had started working on them, I allowed myself to get more creative. I really like how the speckling on their bodies turned out, and am pleased that the Red, Yellow, and Blue quivers blend in well enough while still providing an easy visual distinction between individual units.
These were really fun models and I'm very proud of the final results even if it took me a month longer to finish them than I had anticipated.
What do you think?
Honestly didnt realize the size of this figure when I'd ordered her. Came in and I was like, oooh she's giantkin or some kind of goliath.
Mine also had a hole in the base, but since I was extending the metal plate out to fit on a plastic base anyone, no worries.
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