Sunday, 26 August 2012

Tale of 3 Painters: All good things must come to an end...

The title says it all really, I've finished Hoffman, and I'm really, really pleased with how he looks:

The copper metalwork has come out well, just Tin Bitz, shaded with Nuln Oil, then highlighted with Dwarf Bronze and Mithril Silver.  I'm starting to appreciate Nuln Oil much more now, especially the really dull finish it gives.

A quick shot from the back - I like how the shiny copper colour contrasts with the dull steel and the dark grey.

So that's him done!  He was an absolute joy to paint - I love it when miniatures almost "paint themselves" I just have to guide the brush a bit.  I'll do a final check over on him and the watcher to make sure I haven't missed anything, and then they will be shipped back to Mike at The Dark Templar ready for the group shot pictures and preparation for the auction.

This project has been loads of fun - the mutual support from the other two guys, the support from those of you that follow me, and knowing that we're doing this for a good cause - it's just a shame that it's over already - hopefully we can do this all again soon!

As always, comments and criticism welcome!

Michael Awdry's awesome two miniatures for the project can be found here, and be sure to check out his other projects, his Terracotta soldiers are fantastic!  The rest of the Tale of 3 Painters project will be well documented by Mike at The Dark Templar - check out his blog for details of the auction, his equally awesome two miniatures, and the charity details too.  Mike has done some sterling work to get traders on board with the project, so the final auction will be for much more than just the miniatures.


  1. Got to agree with you he looks absolutely fantastic!! Well done sir.

  2. Wow! He looks amazing - great work Andy :)

  3. Stunningly superb that exo skeleton is just the biz.

  4. Great work, really enjoyed your series of posts! Well done.

  5. Thank you everyone, I must admit I'm a little sad it's now done, but looking forward to seeing how the battle report and auction go. :)

    Both miniatures are now boxed up and ready to be posted back the Dark Templar!

  6. Sorry I'm late on these Andy, just back from holiday. Wow! He looks brilliant and I have to say that I'm really looking forward to seeing him in the flesh. Great work Sir.