Monday, September 30, 2013
Malifaux Board WIP Continued
Bringing creepy alleyways and unnerving cemeteries to life, one clogged airbrush at a time.
I am a bit behind in updating this blog with my Malifaux board's progress. Consider this post something of an intermediary, as I have much more work to share with you, but I needed some sort of bridge to the (almost) finished board. I digress.
Here you can see some sample terrain, before it had even received primer. Washing and sanding all of those Armorcast pieces took a long time. Nothing like the seven months it took Armorcast to complete my order, but a long time nonetheless.
Both the Wyrd Miniatures Hanging Trees set, as well as the classic Games Workshop Citadel Wood, provided a variety of carrion. I hope little details like these, end up really "selling" the environment and atmosphere I am going for.
Here you can see the undercoloring I added to these cobblestone roads. While these pieces eventually recieved a variety of cool grey and blue drybrush treatments, I started by burying the "minor holy trinity" of orange, green and purple. This grants both color depth, and a hidden complement to any primary colored models that traverse such bumpy paths.
I am working with Vallejo water effects and Hirstarts to convert this GW arcane ruins set, into a fountain. I am a bit stumped though:
What kind of model should I mount on the pillar? I want something suitably gothic and moody to paint-up as weathered stone or bronze, but I seem to be blanking on what exactly to add. A Malifaux, GW or Privateer Press model would make this scenery a bit too "brand loyal" for me. I have been considering using something more neutral, like a chess piece. Maybe a sinister looking queen would fit the setting, almost like a Red Queen meets Mrs. Lovitt.
I would love some suggestions. Till then...