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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Stay Away From Me Grog!

Have you ever seen a sculpt that you just had to have? Well, when I saw this guy, I couldn't resist him, so I bought him.  It's the look in his eyes and that battle boar that grabbed me.

He's a 28mm metal figure from Reaper Miniatures and was sculpted by Jason Wiebe.






My only goal in painting him was to do it relatively quick and turn in some clean and tidy brushwork.  I didn't think he needed much as that pose is so dynamic and he's got so much attitude just like he is.

This my eighth post of the year and I'm already knackered by blogging so much. However, I've got a huge backlog of figures I haven't posted yet and new ones coming off the table now.  So on Tuesday (hopefully), I'll have a Bombshell Babe up as a change of pace. 

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  1. He is a cracker, I can see why you just had to have him.

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  2. I understand why you could not resist, it's a marvelous figure, love the dynamic pose! Your paint job is excellent, once again, I like especially the face/skin, and the boar's head...great basing too...and the axe...ok, in fact I love everything in this one!
    Best,
    Phil.

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    1. It's a nice chunky figure as well. Easy to paint as there was loads of room for the brush and the detail was so crisp and clean.

      Thank you Phil!

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  3. This is an outstanding piece of work Anne and it is easy to see why you had to have this for the collection, perfectly executed!!

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    1. The Hubby really liked this one as well when it was done and that made me happy as he's learned not to notice the mini's anymore.

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  4. Nice figure. Not on my "must Have" list but I can see why it was on yours.

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    1. I'm not a massive Dwarf fan, but this guy looks like I feel on the inside.

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  5. Marvellous! Could absolutely be an unit from Warcraft III. Great work! :-D I admire your painting skills.

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    1. I just checked and it does. There are loads of painters out there who find sculpts that look like characters in video games. And sometimes the creators will post the figures on their Tumblr accounts. My daughter has tried to get me to do something like that.

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  6. Very nice figure ! and again an excellent paint job !

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  7. He is so cool Anne. Fantastic work on the end of the brush young lady!

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  8. Nice job! You're right, his pose meant he didn't need a lot of color. Looking forward to the Babe!

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    1. Thanks Alex! She's done now and all I have to do is photograph her and see how she looks. I hope I don't have any touch ups to do as I've been working on her for several weeks now.

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  9. That's a lovely figure and great painting Anne :)

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  10. Great paint job Anne the skin tones are fantastic!

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    1. Thank you Willie. I used Reaper Rosy Skin Triad which works great as is for a really pale Caucasian. I'm working on a Native American and am having to blend the colours myself. My Future Son-In-Law is Native American so I'll ask him what he thinks.

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  11. This is a fun figure, and very nicely executed. Wasn't he another in the APC?

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    1. Yeah it was in The Last Stand. I still have loads of those I haven't posted here yet. I'll string them out between new ones.

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  12. Looks great. I thought it was a retro warhammer model at first.

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    1. It does look like an old school OOP. But classic Wiebe sculpts do. A lot of Werener Klockes current work still have that vibe.

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  13. I bet that piggy doesn't just eat acorns in the forest :)

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    1. He's got a nose for Truffles, this one :)

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    2. and ebil little forest trolls, I suspect :)

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    3. He can smell an orc or a troll at a mile. Nasty, foul creatures who must die :)

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    4. they must be eradicated, dear :) They leave nasty stench in the woods.....

      Forgot to say that I always deeply enjoy your bases, because my little heart knows what's behind their vivid splendour :)

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    5. Thank you darling. You know how me loves colourful flowers and needs the world to bloom. I could use a couple of nice faeries to come visit my yard this year.

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  14. And not just a boar but a bucking boar! I like the blue highlights on the jewel and runes. They really "pop." Just bucking great!

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  15. There is great movement in the figure Anne and great painting

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  16. Good thing you showed different sides, the cat thought he had a pig head for a willy, that made him figure no wonder it spoke to you, in the gutter and all. Or maybe the cat is just imagining things after the snip snip and all. Looks awesome though.

    8 WHOLE posts! Wow, you must be ready to die, that is sooooooo many posts. How did you ever get so many up? Pretty bad when old one eye has more posts in one month than you do in 2 years hahahaha so amusing

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    1. Ya, it's killing me doing this many posts. I hope to do another one on Tuesday and then another on Thursday. That will give me 10 for the year. When I get to 12, I'll take a month off like I usually do.

      I know, Elsie is cranking them out this month with the A-Z Challenge. But I think trying to read everyone's posts is really getting hard with her migraine's.

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    2. She only has 3 days to go, she can make it at her show. But yeah some with the small font, the ones that blabber on forever in a day with small font or without and the ones that have black with white writing is hard on anyones head

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    3. I had a black background that first year and I'm glad I changed that. To me it looked "cool", but I was a beginner. Plain background, larger font and shorter is the way to go.

      Besides that, I know people don't want to hear me ramble on at my show.

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  17. Wonderful flesh tones, and the basing is superb as always, Anne.

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  18. A very unusual looking piece Anne and not a common thing to see a dwarf mounted. He sure looks great!

    Christopher

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    1. The battle boar certainly was a bonus with this figure.

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  19. Wonderful paintjob as usual! And I have to agree, it's a great looking mini.

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  20. Perfect! They're quite a pair, those two. I love the glow you put on the runes and the axe. This post makes me want to play Warhammer.

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    1. The glow is pretty easy to accomplish. You just keep going lighter and lighter in very thin layers whilst reducing the amount of space you paint. I find Cyan Blue works well for this.

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  21. He is blooming wonderful, the colours are so rich and balance so well. You have improved by leaps and bounds and are up there with some of the best painters I know.

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  22. Nice work, I believe the rider and mount relationship is somehow amiss between those two? And blogger burnout is the easiest to handle with back-up posts dating back for months in my experience.

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  23. No, he's intended to look like that. As if he's askew on the mount as it bucks. It's not blogger burn out that gets me, it's balancing the demands of real life with blogging. The Hubby is with his folks for a while so that I can have some respite. As a full time care giver, doing just one more thing can be too much.

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  24. Wow this face is great ! Great work and paint Anne , your works is the best on best . Compliments .
    Slainte!

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  25. Hola Amiga
    MAGNIFICA figura,no me extraña que te gustara,tiene un gran movimiento
    UN SALUDO

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    1. The sculptor did do a good job in conveying movement. The hair flying out and the left leg coming away from the boar really add to that.

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  26. Great work on the figure Anne!

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  27. That's a cool figure. Looks like a fun one to paint.

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    1. He was fun. You should pick up a few figures over Summer break so you don't have to wait until the Kickstarter comes in.

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  28. I really, really, really like this one. I have a Dwarf army and I think I NEED this figure.
    Painted so very well Anne. A fantastic job on this dynamic duo.
    cheers

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    1. I don't think a Dwarf army could be complete without this figure and that's how you need to put it to your spouse when you buy it :0)

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  29. That is marvellously done Anne! Well done!

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  30. What a great wee sculpt. Lovely warm tones you've used in general on both the rider and mount too, great job.

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    1. I used a variety of browns on the boars coat to try to give it depth and to make it look more bristly. I'm glad you like him!

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  31. I like this guy, Anne. He reminds me of my favorite character Bruenor Battlehammer. It's the red fiery beard, methinks! I love the blue against the red. It gave it some flair without adding too much color.

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    1. I thought you'd see him like Bruenor!

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    2. Old one eye can see colors, it's a miracle

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  32. Its a winner Anne!

    Totally brilliant!

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  33. I usually don't ride my bacon but for a figure like this I might take exception. Very badass figure, and awesome job on the paint!

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    1. The meat on this guy would be pretty tough methinks.

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  34. Really digging this guy. The boar helps, it's a ton of action packed into a tiny piece!

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  35. The figurine wnd your paintwork both compliment each other Anne

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  36. Anne; not online on the weekends.....just saw this figure....

    incredible: sculpting by Jason and painting by you.

    The chain looks flippin real as does the axe and the base on this one seriously rocks !!!

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  37. Another nice job. You and your brush have become one.

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