Sunday, 5 August 2012

Tale of 3 Painters - Here we go!

Just a quick one to say I'm off and running with the Tale of 3 Painters challenge!

These two turned up in the post - I'm lucky that I got the smaller two of the models, but damn, Mike wasn't kidding when he said Hoffman's harness was flimsy!  While it's attached here in the picture, it's not glued, so I'll be painting it separately.  One of the rules for this challenge was to include "Guild red" somewhere on the model.  I've pretty much decided that this will be Hoffman's waistcoat, and the central "core" of the Watcher.  I was tempted to make the wings red, but I want to do them a leathery colour (a little skin-like), to give it a slightly creepy feel.

Undercoat next, then we're onto the metallics!


  1. These are some pretty neat looking figures. I like your idea of making the wings look leathery instead of red.

    I'm looking forward to the day when the three of you begin to lay paint on.

  2. Two very interesting looking figures!

  3. My word they look fiddly; best of luck with those!

  4. I am waiting with baited breathe to see what you do - make it magnificent!! I'll be bidding i think.

  5. Thanks for the comments guys!

    Hopefully will have the next update Tuesday, especially now that Bullcher has put the pressure on! :)

  6. Looking forward to your progress with these

  7. Best of luck mate – as I said, as much as Hoffman is the central figure of the bunch painting-wise he may be a bit of a poisoned chalice. I know you're the man for the job!

    1. Cheers mate! (I think)

      Hoffman himself is fine, it's going to be the harness that gives me the nightmares. I've got a good feeling about the Watcher, I think he's going to come out nicely. :)