Thursday, 10 April 2014

Centalon

From 15mm.co.uk. Very unusual mini. Wasn't sure how it would turn out, as some of the detail was a bit wonky... But I'm really pleased with the final result. Mounted on a 25mm base that I cut a big piece out of and sunk the model into, due to the excessive thickness of the integral base. I have another with a shield and hand weapon that I'm now very much looking forward to painting.

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  1. Wow! Well I was wrong, it is possible to make these guys look good. I've had a few of these for the last 30 years but never taken a brush to them.
    Don't suppose you have any Vroof's, It would be nice to see your magic touch on those.

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    1. Thank you kindly! I think these critters suffer a little from old molds. The sculpting is kind of primitive, but I was drawn to the unusual physiology. I've been painting a lot of Khurasan Jasmine Throne figures and am right into the non-bipedal aliens right now.

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  2. I can't tell what he is doing, or how. I think he is taking a dump. You did amazing on a confusing sculpt from 30 yrs ago.

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    1. Cheers LA! These old Laserburn minis are a challenge to paint, but a fun one. I find I spend quite a long time visually deciphering them or deciding what lump will be what. Once that is out of the way, neat bold colors really bring them to life. I did have to really do some creative painting on the face, to fake a bit of what wasn't there. That's kind of fun too though, once in a while.

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  3. Another beauty... well, the paint job is, definitely. As for bunnies on the previous post!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Cheers GR, glad you're enjoying them!

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  4. What a beautiful paintjob. I didn't like the sculpt. But with your paintscheme it looks amazing.

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    1. Thank you Wouter! A lot of the enjoyment I get out of painting is trying to bring something unexpected to a figure, or making it fit a theme it may not have been intended for :)

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  5. Really nice!
    looking forward to seeing the shieldbearing figure, I've been thinking of ordering some to use as wemics for my 15mm dungeoncrawl project.

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    1. Thanks! The rifle on this guy could easily be worked into a spear or sword, and with some metallics, the gear would look enough like armor to work well for a Wemic.

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  6. People seem to love this one. 15mm.co.uk has sold a dozen in the last hour, must be your lovely work. The three of them are odd miniatures sure but classics certainly. Among the last of the Laserburn range and very different from the earlier ones. Look forward to seeing the others.

    GBS
    www.15mm.co.uk

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    1. Wow, I guess the numbers don't lie! A sci-fi lion-centaur alien may not be to everyone's taste, but if you like it, you must really like it :)

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    2. As you may know already, I'm not very interested in painting "armies" in any way, so older ranges from the days of true skirmish/rpg gaming are my favorites. If people bought some of these because of this post, that would make me very happy :)

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  7. Interesting looking fig and a great paintjob mate. Will do well as a merc in a bar.

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    1. Haha.. I think *all* my figures lately have been painted as if they were a merc in a bar :) And for good reason, I recently built a bar. I should post about that soon.

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  8. Have been thinking about this one for days and I still think it looks like 2 guys in a lion costume. Pretty obscure sculpt.

    Paintjob does it a big favor.

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