Thursday, 22 December 2016

Gallery: The Hobbit Iron Hills Dwarf Collection By Chris

A great change from the Ironjawz I have been painting in recent months, Forge World's Iron Hill Dwarf collection; from the final installment of The Hobbit Trilogy. This is the entire first wave release for this collection and comprises of Dwarf Warriors, the Ballista and of course Dain Ironfoot himself! Being Forge World miniatures, there was a bit of cleaning work and Dain himself had a very large amount of release agent, so a overnight detergent bath was necessary. In terms of painting, these are probably some of the more paint-able Forge World infantry pieces and were quick in terms of getting a uniformed quality paint job.

Unfortunately my photography skills are a bit of a let down again, and I managed to not get any usable shots of Dain foot or mounted, so I had to resort to the 'w.i.p' versions of the miniatures - basically they are finished but no attempts at a flashy background. When you compare the w.i.p photos to the 'Gallery photos', you can see that something is clearly amiss.

Anyway, very fun collection to paint, I hope this leaves enough of a positive impression for me to do another batch for the client.

Thanks for reading,

Chris 'DiStudios'
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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Site News: State Of The Blog

Greetings all! My it has been a long time since I have last posted. A great deal of this is due to the format change incorporated this year. Essentially live updates are now on the Facebook page, while completed Gallery shots are posted here on the blog. So if you fancy keeping up on my daily activities, please check out my Facebook page and more importantly give it a 'Like' as I am running a competition for when we hit our 200th page Like.

In terms of new updates, this weekend I will be updating my Gallery with a couple of new items. Firstly we have a rather nice Pirate themed Goblin gang, by Freebooter Miniatures, and also Ironhill Dwarfs for The Battle Of Five Armies.

So keep your eyes peeled for those, or better yet get a first glimpse tomorrow and Sat via the Facebook page ;-)

Thanks for reading,


Thursday, 11 August 2016

Gallery: Horus Heresy Night lords Legion Glaive By Chris

Probably one of my favourite tanks from the Horus Heresy range, and as a bonus, I got to paint it in Night Lords colours. It has Night Lord Legion doors and some special extras I added, such as improvised sand bag armour and a dead Space Marine on the left hand side. At the barrel of the main gun - Volkite Carronade - I have also added heat staining, the quad las-cannons are magnetised for ease of transporting. Special attention was paid to making the lightning as vibrant as possible and of course weathering such as scratches and rust were added to make it look more war ravaged.

Third party - 'Oppressor tracks' - from Blood And Skulls Industry were added to give the tank a much more malevolent feel, to match the Night Lords modus operandi.

Miniature was painted with a combination of Vallejo Model, Game and Air paints.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Gallery: Warzone Resurrection - Corporate Agents By Chris

Warzone: Resurrection - Corporate Agents; designed initially for the Mutant Chronicles RPG; are a group of individuals responsible for safeguarding 'company assets' out in the field. Despite the corporate look they come equipped with titanium woven suits, under armour and the PSA Mk.XIV 'Aggressor' gun. They are sometimes accompanied by cybernetic dogs called 'Iron Mastiffs', which the Agents control via interfaces in their sunglasses.

Figures produced by Prodos Games, to see the full range of Warzone: Resurrection miniatures HERE

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Gallery: Devil's Run: Route 666 - Riot Grrl By Chris

Painted as part of a commission for Word Forge Game's The Devil's Run: Route 666. 'Riot Grrl' is part of the Hunters faction. I used Vallejo Model Colour paints and a combination of brush and foam weathering for the effects. No backdrop was used in the photos, at request of the client.