Spookytoberfest the III

Written by  on October 11, 2015

I’m juggling painting five different miniatures for various projects but I did get to put some washes on Darkrasp the other day. Then I highlighted him back up to smooth that out.

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I started laying down basecoats on Judas Bloodspire. That hasn’t went too far…

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I also basecoated the Crypt Wraith. I’m actually using various colors this time rather than going for black/grey with spooky green eyes and such. I’m actually going to paint him sort of like a Templar… and maybe some freehand on the shield. We will see.

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I’m still debating on his cloak’s color… white or red? Freehand on the back?

Another day, another contest

Written by  on October 8, 2015

I stopped by Emerald City today to purchase my miniature for their painting contest. It is sponsored by Peachstate Hobby Distribution. I found out about it the day before sign up ended so it was a close one.

Nick tried valiantly to convince me to buy the Skaven Stormfiends. I opted for a Skaven Grey Seer. I’m just not a huge fan of the technology aspect of the Stormfiends. They are awesome looking but maybe for a later date.

Here is the miniature in its package:


Opening it up and examining the sprue:


Clipping it apart:


Assembled and primed:


This guy is a bit tedious to assemble. It is a normal humanoid-sized 25mm figure and it is eight pieces! The right hand is a separate piece. Yes, it has a bad-ass rat standing on it but come on…

I actually attempted to paint on the white Stynylrez and it didn’t seem to go on well so I immediately washed it off and switched to trusty, old Krylon. Now to paint this guy up like the ones from my Island of Blood boxed set.

Spookytoberfest 2015, Part Deux: Return of the Dead Guy

Written by  on October 6, 2015

This past weekend I primed the minis I would be painting for Spookytoberfest. My bottom feed airbrush didn’t seem to want to keep pulling the Stynylrez primer through so I switched to a gravity feed airbrush which worked fine.

Of course, when closing the primer top it splashed droplets of black primer all over my face. If this would have only happened a few days earlier I could have submitted it to Models Workshop:  for their injuries and funny stories podcast.

I also primed some other miniatures for Lady MacDeth. We both entered a miniature painting competition (or two) and we ended up picking a few Hordes miniatures to paint. I’ll discuss those in another blog post later today or tomorrow.

I started base-coating Darkrasp on Sunday. I finished up most of the base-coats today. I’m painting him as a priest of Nerull from Greyhawk. Their raiments apparently are often rust red so I figured I’d go with that.


I first used my wet palette at my last painting competition. I put the paint in it on Sunday and it was still wet Tuesday when I sat down to paint again. I’m sure I’ll improve my wet palette technique as time goes on.


Spookytoberfest2015 Question of the Week: What is the best Halloween memory that you have? Could be from last year or from decades past, could be good, bad, ugly, whichever you like most.

Answer: I think a few years ago when I dressed up as the Phantom of the Opera. The makeup was just awesome. I absolutely love horror stuff!!!

P.S. I also got a shout-out on the Warboss Tae video!