This week I've been painting on Sherlock quite a lot, and you can see the results of that below. I've now finished a large amount of the black on him, and I've only got the upper half of the coat (and a little bit on the back) left to do. I'm really pleased with how the black areas look, they're basecoated in Abbadon Black, and then the highlights are made by adding the amount of Flayed One Flesh into the mix.
Infamy Miniatures' Sherlock Holmes model is honestly one of the most difficult models I've ever painted. Since last time I've painted the coat trim, shirt and tie, and skin of the model, but not without a fair number of difficulties. Initially I painted the coat trim in brown and cream colours but it didn't look right, so I redid it in grey - for a total of around 5 attempts. The skin was also pretty difficult to get right, to the extent that I had to pick off all of the paint (which took over an hour) and try again... and then again. Still, I'm finally happy with what I've done so far.
My first model from Infamy Miniatures, Sherlock Holmes, arrived in the post the other day, so I thought I'd show you some progress on him. I've now assembled him and I've painted the base, which I'm really pleased with. I had a hard time deciding on which mechanical arms to use, but in the end I settled on the needle, claws and magnifying glasses, as you can see.
Again this week I haven't had much time to work on my models, but I have managed to get a little bit of painting done. As you can see, I've now basecoated the yellow armour on the Ork that I'm currently working one, I've decided to paint him as a Bad Moon because 1) I like the colour yellow, and 2) I could do with some practice at painting it.
Recently I was introduced to Infamy Miniatures, a relatively small company but one which makes fantastically evocative steampunk models. As well as loving their version of Sherlock Holmes, I'm also rather taken with their upcoming Uncle John model, not as he is but as the basis for a conversion. So I made a mock up on Photoshop!
My name is Chris Nelson, I'm a hobbyist. I started around eight years ago with Lord of the Rings as my first system, however I prefer painting to gaming.
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