Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Ho ho ho...

It being the holiday season, I've been busy with some less metallic, more.... edible crafts:

"Nightmare Before Christmas" gingerbread house
~22 cm

I'll be back to the painting soon... since I have a few more days off :)

Saturday, December 16, 2006

"What if he doesn't survive? He's worth a lot to me."

Boba Fett
25 mm

I just started another mini sent to me by "treide". This is a West End Games "Star Wars" (obviously) figure from the 80's, probably quite rare :) And it's everyone's favorite bounty hunter, no less! I think I'm going to try the same high-contrast style on him as on my last mini, I like how it turned out, even on a simple subject (below).

Sunday, December 10, 2006

"We've lost contact with the colony on LV-426."

Facehugger Attack!

Well, he's finished. Poor bastard, he thought he'd be getting a huge bonus from the company for his "discovery". I think this mini turned out looking decent, I tried to produce a dramatic, high-contrast paint job rather than flawless blending. The sculpt itself was rather lacking, specifically it had problems with some of the clothing details being indistinct or poorly-rendered. This is typical of many sculpts from the late 80's, however.

The eggs are plaster casts of some ones that came with my Alien Queen, a probably-rare set I bought WAY back when (c. 1991 in fact).

Monday, December 04, 2006

No piccy, no clicky :(

My girlfriend has borrowed my camera this week, so no updates even if I do get painting done. In lieu, anyone who reads Painting Agency is encouraged to check out the following:

OXFAM Unwrapped

Doctors Without Borders

Child's Play

Saturday, December 02, 2006

This is clearly an important species we're dealing with...

Facehugger Attack!
28 mm

The colonists who made their homes on LV-426 had no idea why the company had really sent them to this inhospitable rock. But they found out. Kids, hugs are NOT better than drugs.

Frankly, this miniature is not that well-sculpted, at least by today's standards. But I still think it'll be fun to paint.