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Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirates Life for Me!

Posted by ipaintminis on May 26, 2007

I loved the new pirates…

 for the few people who read my site (which isn’t many, i know :)) Go see the new Pirates! Forget the critics…

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I’ve Been Thinking / My Recent Painting Project

Posted by ipaintminis on May 22, 2007

which, by the way, is never a good thing (unless its about schoolwork, then its OK)

About this thing we do on a weekly, if not daily basis. Painting. There was a post over on CMON about being a geek that made me think about why I enjoy being a geek and what is appealing.  Why do i paint miniatures? why do i play D&D? Why do i enjoy reading the books and books of GW fluff?

I can’t really boil it down to anything else besides “I like to.” Which doesn’t really seem to fit the bill when it comes to answering the ‘big questions’ of being an uber-geek (scored a 62% on that geek test thank you very much). I think I actually enjoy the identity that goes along with being a geek. I have somewhere where I “belong” (CMON, my local game store, the library, etc.) and I have a family where we can all connect via the games.

I think I’m also pretty artistic and i like to be able to use that outlet and figure out how to quasi-improve and become a better painter.
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On another quite different note

I’m currently working on The Banshees by Rackham.

The Banshees

^ thats not my work. just to let you know. thats a stock photo.  

their background story is just to intriguing to not post as well

The laws of the Kelt’s are without appeal : any adulteress must be beheaded by her husband. Notwithstanding all the love they may feel for them, very few betrayed husbands have had the courage to overcome their resentment and to break the laws of their people to let them live.
The Banshees are the corpses of these women with an unhappy destiny, returning from hell to torment their cowardly executioners. Their dreadful cry expresses the absolute horror of death without peace… What pardon may there be for those that disturb silence ?

At least i find it intriguing.

I will say the skin on the woman holding her head above her neck, sucks. I’ve filed most of the veins and all that off. because, being the Irish girl i am, I’d like to think that banshees are still decent looking after death. I’d think thats a decent trade-off. getting your head cut off for being an adulteress musta meant you were pretty enough to go screw around in the first place, might as well not get ugly as a spirit. I also shaved off the octopus suction cups, because, seriously? adulteresses don’t become octupi, all those worth their salt when it comes to banshee knowledge know that they become squid. (duh.) and that color flesh, does.not.work.
so basically I’m doing a “cute” re-haul on these two minis. we’ll see how that turns out.  

but my eventual plan is to put these two in a little diorama. I want them to be resting on “magic” which i hope to produce from plaster. I wanted to put the “magic” on their graves, maybe? It’s one of those, work on it as i paint type things.

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Just a Quick Post…

Posted by ipaintminis on May 17, 2007

…to let everyone in on a little somethin’ – somethin’ Read the rest of this entry »

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Rackham Miniatures

Posted by ipaintminis on May 14, 2007

I’ve started a links section on Miniature Companies and my theoretical plan is to add a companies link and then discuss it a bit here. Today is Rackham Miniatures.

 Rackham has several games that their miniatures are designed for, the two most prevalent being Confrontation and Rag’narok. However these gorgeous miniatures can stand on their own as art. It also helps that their artists that paint the store copies are absolutely incredible as well.

Most miniature artists know about Rackham miniatures, so I won’t go into the basic details but I will list some pros and cons, feel free to add some if you think of any.

 PROS
– fine detail
– slender proportions
– uniqueness
– bigger than usual (hooray for eyes!)
– full of character (major bonus points)

CONS
– frailty of small fiddly bits
– can’t really use for RPGs because of size difference (big monsters are still OK, but player characters are a stretch)
– some minis are a bit bizarre
– you feel intimidated because the in-house painters are so fantastical.

Here  is a link to their May 2007 new releases. i think the angels look pretty spiffy

I have a lot of favorites from this line, but I’d say these are up there on my favorites.

Animae Sylvestres

the Sylvan Animae, i own these and they’re b-eau-ti-ful!

So, Rackham is an incredible miniature company that I am so excited to see what they continue to produce.

ch-ch-check it out!

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A Little Somethin’-Somthin’

Posted by ipaintminis on May 12, 2007

I had finished this one a bit ago, but just got it preliminarily photographed tonight (Thanks Mom! :)) So I figured I’d show you

 Its a Reaper Miniatures Familiar sculpted by Werner Klocke. Tiny little bugger, but a lot of character *which scores mucho points with me

take a gander if you’d like!

Tiny Girl

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As of Right Now

Posted by ipaintminis on May 11, 2007

I’m painting a GW female commissar for a good friend of mine who is leaving this saturday. I’ll post wips as i get them! 

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