Infinity Arianda second batch work in progress

Currently working on the second batch of Arianda figures of this commission. Check out the finished first batch here.

Going with the same color scheme, but where I painted all the armour blue previously, I am now faced with figures without armour. So their coats and jackets will be blue this time, together with some details.

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Infinity Ariadna commission part 1

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First part of a larger Ariadna commission.

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Working on a large Infinity commission

Last month I was contacted by someone who has been gaming with his unpainted Infinity miniatures for a while, but now wanted them painted. Of course I was happy to accept this commission because small skirmish forces like his are right up my alley. By the way if you want to have something painted by me, you can get more information here, or simply get in touch: info@corvusminiatures.com.

The major part of the commission are the miniatures he is already using: Ariadna. To be honest these models weren’t that expertly assembled, so I spent quite a bit of time cleaning them and removing and re-attaching (with pinning this time!) parts where necessary. To give you an idea none of the miniatures were glued to their bases, simply stuck in the slotta base and the large scenic bases were stuck on there with sticky tape. But I don’t blame my customer for this of course, these aren’t the easiest miniatures to get started with if you are new to the hobby.

The other part are two PanOceania blisters, which will become my customer’s second force I think.

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Another great thing about this commission is the fact that my customer provided me with a lot of reference material. He mailed me a zip file with lots of images, word documents, etc. Quickly I had an image in my mind of what I (and hopefully he too) wanted and got started with four of the Ariadna figures, which are all a joy to paint. Especially the wolf-guy is fun to do.

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I also like the face of this sniper a lot, it’s very well sculpted!

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The PanOceania figures are something completely different. The idea here is to have them look like ghosts, like they are wearing some kind of cloak armour.

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More on the progress in a next blog post. Take care!

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Desktop update September 2017

Time flies! A couple of weeks ago I was still enjoying my summer holiday in very nice weather and today the weather is cold, stormy and the first signs of autumn are already showing. Time to catch up on what’s been happening on my painting desk since the last update!

First some Age of Sigmar updates. It’s now been two years since I started working on the starter box (on and off of course). All Stormcast Eternals are done, so since the last update I finished painting the Retriutors and Prosecutors (you might have seen the pictures on my Instagram account). Soon it will be time to rank them all up for a big photoshoot, promised.

The last twee weeks I spent time on the two Khorne models you see below. After these are done there are only 5 models left to do (including the big Khorne monster which is a sculpt I don’t really like to be honest).

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When I’m on holiday I always try to take something with me I can work on. I decided upon another batch of rank & file Mordor Orcs for my LotR army. The amount of paints I need to paint these is quite limited and on top of that painting rank & file can take up some time. So with more time to spend on painting it seems to go a bit quicker :)
I also added some standard bearers and a captain (not pictured here).

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Speaking of LotR the guy below arrived in the mail today. It’s a Mordor character named Kardush the Firecaller. It’s an OOP metal model, the kind which you can sometimes find on eBay for 50-60 EUR if you’re lucky. I managed to pick this one up on a local second hand site for 15 EUR or so. The only problem is that his staff is broken, but the bit is supplied together with the model and it’s a clean cut so easy to fix.

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At the moment of writing an exiting commission just came in, but that’s something for a next blog post. Take care!


Desktop update June 2017

Hello readers! Again quite some time has passed since my last blog post, so there’s some stuff to catch up on.

First of the painting studio is back in use. In the last post I told you about some ambitious I had setting up my painting desk again after my home renovation. Well in the end I stuck to “never change a winning team” and ended up with quite a similar setup as previously.

I made some small alterations however. The Ikea desk I use has an optional shelf attached to the back of the desk. This was useful to put another row of paint bottles on, but it also hindered the access to some of the paints below this shelf. Because of that I moved this shelf to my left now, and raised the paint rack which was on their previously, so all of my paints are now lined up in a stadium-like layout. The shelf itself I use to put work in progress and finished figures on, to keep them out of the reach of exploding paint bottles for example :)

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In the previous blog post I also talked about creating a layout for the entire desk with Hobbyzone’s modular system. After counting how many paints I have I concluced that this was going to be quite an investment to buy paint racks for all of them. So I decided to only buy the tool rack, and re-use my previous paint racks, which I built myself out of left over floor planks. Actually they do just fine, except for the fact that some paint bottles fall over in a domino-like fashion when I clumsily take one out.

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In the image above you can see some miniatures I am currently working on. I just started another batch of Mordor Orcs for my Lord of the Rings army. I am also picking the Age of Sigmar project up again (yeah still working on the 2 year old starter set :) ) Quite some time went into painting this Lord Celestant on Dracoth, better pictures will come at some point in the future.

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Another figure I finished is the Imperial Space Marine you’ve seen earlier this week. Kind of a quick good gaming tabletop quality paint job. Fun miniature to assemble and paint. I also filmed the entire process. For this I bought a new webcam: a Logitech C920, and a miniature tripod. In the past I used a regular compact camera for this, but this seriously limited me: I could not position the camera optimally since it was on a regular tripod and I was limited by the battery and storage capacity. Recording with the webcam is much easier, and the files are immediately where I want them: on my hard drive :)

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The only thing remaining now is the editing of the 3+ hours of film I have. This process will be hindered by the fact that I am suffering from tendonitis in my right elbow, probably caused by using a computer mouse daily for the last 20 years. So I have cut down computer usage at home. The 8 hours I spend behind a computer at work each day should be enough for weekdays :) This means I will only be able to work on the editing (and this website and my other social media ventures) during the weekends. But I hope to get it edited in the end…

That’s all for this blog post, see you soon!