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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Citizens of Calamity - Three more finished

There was a quick peek at two of these miniatures yesterday with the Marines. Late last night I got into one of those inspired painting sessions. It started with movies, I put in the Quick and the Dead and followed it up with Silverado, I like both of these movies a lot. I had Reaper's Ellen Stone in the pile of primed miniatures so I started and finished painting her last night (and into the wee hours of the morning) and finished the basing this morning. I trying to hone up my blending skills again (which tend to fall off when I'm doing army or bulk painting) and she seemed like a good candidate for it. Overall she is pretty good, although I'm having trouble getting my skin tones smooth again, something to work on since there is a lot of skin on one of the miniatures I have earmarked for the Genghis Con painting competition in February.

The other two miniatures are just more ordinary citizens for Calamity so I didn't spend a great deal of time on them. I tried a white coat on the preacher but I don't think it worked out very well and he kind of looks like a scientist raising his hand with a question. The Dixon bartender has odd eyes but was a fun mini to work on.

On to the pics, because pics are like bacon for blogs:

Reaper Miniatures, Ellen Stone, 50003 (Chronoscope)



Brigade Games, Western Characters I, Preacher
I don't like how the white coat came out on this one, but I'm not going to change it. I'm pretty sure I have at least one more preacher in the pile.


Dixon Miniatures, Bartender with Whiskey bottle, WG93


Action at the Saloon

16 comments:

  1. Thats Ellen stone figure is rather strikeing

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    1. Thanks, still need to work on my blending but I'm pretty happy at this point.

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  2. Hola
    Bonitas las minis,una pintura muy agradable a la vista
    un saludo

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you like the paint work.

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  3. Your Ellen Stone came out great Kris. You've got your mojo back!

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    1. Thanks Anne! I'm getting there, somethings came out really well, others need work but I feel pretty good about most of the brushwork on this one.

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  4. Very nice job the Ellen Stone figure is a great one.

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    1. It really is a very nice sculpt, I felt like I did justice to this one.

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  5. I like your version of Ellen Stone better than mine! ;)
    The preacher is splendid in his white coat and could easily fill a role as scientist or even Calamity's town doctor. Glad you are keeping the white coat!

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    1. Thank you! I have had that mini for years I finally was inspired to paint her. The preacher is growing on me, but I might go in and do a little re-work.

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  6. Excellent brushwork...Ellen Stone is very nice

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  7. perfect paint work !
    I like them all but I have a little preference for Ellen... can't explain why ...

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    1. I don't know about perfect, but I'm happy with it.

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  8. Very nice Ellen, I have the same model, unpainted. I never realised she was so... exposed.

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    1. Yes, there are a few others like that in the Chronoscope and Savage World lines. Just a little extra flesh to paint!

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