Friday, 14 September 2012

Shivan blademistress



This is a Blue Moon Shivan I had half-done (see a trend here? I'm trying to get all my incomplete minis completed) a while ago and finished up recently. She is partnered with the model I painted in this post.

I went with drab colors to draw out the skin tone,  but I might try something brighter on the third member of this group.
I should mention the metallic parts of the model are very easy to do and I really like the look. Old Citadel boltgun metal painted on solid, then a wash of New Citadel Agrax earthshade. That's all.. As the new washes are quite thin, it comes out looking weathered but not quite rusty.

Here she is with her cohort, escorting a (Laserburn) nobleman/scientist/creepy robed guy:


I'm feelng the need to consolidate my terrain again, which isn't very difficult. I'm going to split my collection into City Ruins and shanty town. This will help keep the basing consistant and the colors looking cohesive. I may post a little about this as I go about it, depending on my mood.

Thanks for looking!

20 comments:

  1. You jerk, you're making us common painters look bad! Awesome job as always, and kudos for breathing life in to an old laserburn mini.

    I've tried basing in your style recently but I can't get my static grass to look as nice. Any tips?

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    1. Thanks Blaster! Ah, I am using silfor tufts now instead of static grass. You just dab on some superglue, then use the tip of a craft knife to press the tuft onto it. Looks a lot better IMO.

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  2. They look fantastic mate. The new addition as well as the previous one

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    1. Thanks Brummie, they are a pleasure to paint. I have a rifle armed one to do next, just need to do some putty improvements to the gun...

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  3. Great! You should contact the guys from 15mm.co.uk - their paintjobs make the Laserburn minis look terrible while yours really give justice to those figures.

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    1. I think when you have such a big range, its tough to stay on top of updating photos. Thanks though Dis, much appreciated!

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    2. ^^ yeah that's my thought... it's hard to imagine otherwise why they'd have pics up where half their minis look like semi-humanoid blobs :/

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  4. I resent you calling the robed guy "creepy", he has his own style, you shouldn't judge!


    ;)

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    1. I dont like how you cant see his hands.. What is he hiding?!

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  5. I think the Blue Moon guys are under rated. The Orion guys I have are great sculpts, as are the notEldar(don't remember their name). You have made these look great. Blue skin always looks good in sci fi.

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    1. Thanks LA! I think the website's apparent shipping costs put a lot of people off. Thetruth is they are actually quite reasonabe, and there are some terriffic sculpts in there I agree.
      I must lay off the blue skin for a while... Ive done one too many blue skinned minis lately ;)

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  6. Hi, Jacker: Sweet job, Sir. BTW, what is a Shivan?

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    1. Thank you Jay! You'd have to ask Blue Moon Manufacturing... But I imagine its got something to do with Shiva, a female Indian deity. I think she represents destruction and creation but Im not sure.

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    2. Good luck summarizing a Hindu deity in one sentence... I think they ALL have contradictory/complementary attributes and multiple appearances...

      Anyway, great brushwork as always, and these characters are perfect for a Shadowrun/fantasypunk type scenario, that's for sure.

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  7. Very nice. The blue skin is very striking :)

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    1. Thanks Ferret! I'm going to do my next few aliens with less primary colored skin now Ive got all that blue our of my system :)

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  8. Once again it's all turned out very well, I like the use of darker colours on the clothing to draw attention upwards towards the face and upper body.

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    1. Thanks Ace! It's all about the focal point. A couple of good focal points and you don't have to strain yourdelf painting the rest of the figure :)

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  9. As usual, your paint jobs make we poor inadequate ones so blue...(ouch!). Incidentally, SJ, on the previous topic of painting the Exterminators in extreme environment suits, I thought of a green shade for the fatigues, with a 'white' ceramic armour. Now I don't know whether to paint them white, wash with a sepia ink or similar, then highlight with white again, or paint the armour say, bleached bone and then highlight with white. Any advice for me please?

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  10. I've just read your previous answer to me again and realised that YOU are going to paint white armour plates- I wondered where inspiration had come from. Perhaps I should focus a bit when I'm reading(!). I'll think of an alternative, otherwise my imagination is going to dry up.

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