Sunday, 10 April 2016

Mr. Graves

Mr. Graves is my first painted Malifaux mini, having sat ready for painting for a good few months, maybe even a year. Don't worry though, I am not launching into a huge new project!

I picked up some Malifaux minis a year or so ago, as an option if I ever got to attend a local gaming club since I understand it is one of the games they play there; unfortunately that hasn't happened so far. Well, I decided I needed a change of pace on the painting front and so started this and another Malifaux mini recently, blocking out basic colours a week or two ago. The past week, however, has been my first in a new job and that has left me mentally tired and not up to painting during the evenings, so I didn't get around to finishing Mr. Graves until the weekend arrived (once I had some other work out of the way); unfortunetly the highlights are pretty washed out in the pictures, especially on the grey clothing. With the new job that has meant a slow start to painting this month, but I hope to catch up soon.

I was interested when I learned Wyrd were doing plastics, and was impressed with the first couple I assembled. I don't enjoy assembling metal minis, so this was a nice change. The sculpting style has a slightly exaggerated aesthetic which took a little getting used to as I was painting the mini.

I have some more Malifaux minis to assemble and/or paint (enough to manage a crew of up to 50 or so Soulstones I think), so may tackle a few more in the next few months.

Mr. Graves is dual-faction in the game, and can be fielded in Ten Thunders or Neverborn crews. Other than that, I know nothing about how he plays. I only have the small 'rules-only' Malifaux 2e rulebook, so don't know about his background either unfortunately, but I take it he is some kind of bouncer. A big one at that (he is on a 40 mm base!). Hopefully he gets some company before too long when the fancy takes me to do some more.

16 comments:

  1. Terrific model PulpCitizen, and an outstanding paint-job to boot. He actually wouldn't look out of place within one of your "BMG" gangs would he?

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    1. Thanks Blaxkleric. :)

      I think his proportions are more cartoon-esque than most of the BMG stuff, but I am sure he will get a game one day. :)

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    2. Spooky! Simon's comment is exactly (as in word for word) what I was going to say...and we've never been seen together either...which means...One of us is Batman! Or great minds, etc, etc.
      Nice work and it may be time for me to revisit Malifaux.

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  2. I think he looks great, once again you show how grey/black clothing should be painted. The wood is well done too.

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  3. Very nice. Seems a very straightforward and clean mini. I like that.

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    1. Thanks Kieron. :)

      I too like that it is uncluttered. :)

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  4. What a great character piece and I must admit that I thought he was for BMG when I first saw - splendid work.

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    1. Thanks Michael. :)

      I agree that the sculpt is very characterful, which is probably part of what started me doing this one first from the small selection of Malifaux that I have. :)

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  5. What a bruiser of a figure! I'm sure he could be used across many genres too; love your brushwork on him - first class.

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  6. That is fantastic work dude! Job well done I think one of your top paint jobs :)

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    1. Cheers mate. :)

      Some bits i am very pleased with, other bits, not too sure of, but overall I am happy with it. :)

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  7. Superb piece! Great work on the white, greys, skin tone AND wood!

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    1. Thanks very much FourEyedMonster. :)

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