Sunday, 24 September 2017

Bat Spell Caster (Tooth & Sword)

A change of pace on the minis painting front with this post. I needed something of a 'palette cleanser' (for me, doing something very different) to avoid sliding into another painting lull. I was rummaging around the hobby room yesterday and though again about Tooth & Sword (a Kickstarter I backed in 2014, and minis are available from the Meridian Miniatures web-site - click for link). My G.I. Joe Project will be carrying on, but doing this mini was simply a way of getting back on track with painting minis.

I was instantly captivated by the designs, old-school D&D realised in minis form via anthropomorphic chibi adventurers! Unfortunately my capacity to buy minis exceeds my capacity to paint them! While I know the style is not to everyone's tastes, it certainly grabbed by attention. 

In 2015 I painted the Shambling Zombies, and now three years on from the original Kickstarter I have finally got around to finishing one of the adventurers. 

I picked up the Bat Spell Caster from the painting queue yesterday and figured out how I wanted to approach it. There are some big smooth surfaces which means a different feel for painting those, and I have more to learn there, and unlike the Shambling Zombies I had to properly tackle the eyes this time around. I think I will learn as I go with the Tooth & Sword adventurers.

In part painting the Bat Spell Caster was prompted by some rules tinkering I was doing yesterday, but all in all, I am pleased to have added to the painted minis tally for this year, and added some more variation to my recent outputs.

Tooth & Sword
Minis owned/painted: 24/6 (25%)
Good painted: 0
Neutral painted: 0
Wicked painted: 1
Monsters painted: 5

13 comments:

  1. Looks excellent mate. I think you have captured the Chibi painting style really well.

    Looking forward to seeing more :)

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    1. Cheers mate. :)

      Hope to get a few more done over the next few months. :)

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  2. Terrific job on the Bat spell caster, and I've just caught up on your Shambling Zombies - great stuff!

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    1. Cheers. :)

      I'll be re-posting the Shambling Zombies as a group soon simply to make seeing them all together easier.

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  3. That was a terrific Kickstarter, imho, PulpCitizen, and one I thoroughly enjoyed. Its such a pity the range didn't really kick-off. Though I did manage to snag some metal mouse-guards at one point. Terrific painting, and as you say, a very nice diversion; not that I needed a break from all your fantastic "G.I. Joe" paint-jobs!!

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    1. Thanks Blaxkleric. :)

      I for one would have loved to have seen more Tooth & Sword stuff, and who knows, maybe one day we may well do so. :)

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  4. That is one odd little figure.... and as you say, perfect as something different! Really nice job on the face and the eyes are particularly good.

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    1. Thanks very mucj Jamie. :)

      Painting eyes like that is not something that comes naturally to me, so something I have to work at, which was also a nice change. :)

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  5. Arggghhhhh ... those eyes ... too cute ... must resist and continue painting instruments of destruction ... paint chibis ... no paint tanks ... chibis ... tanks ...

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    1. LOL! What you really need then is cute tanks! Like these: http://www.meng-model.com/new.php?id=675

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