Sunday, January 25, 2015

Playing Catch-Up


I'm still participating in The Helping Hand Challenge... though one would be forgiven for thinking otherwise based on recent performance. After a promising start I drove straight into the ditch, it seems. This sorry state of affairs ends here and now. I didn't produce the semi-obligatory New-Year's post complete with targets for 2015 but, if I had, getting back on the beam as far as the challenge is concerned would have been hobby-resolution #1.

With this in mind, and without further ado, I present the pack-bearer and the squire (which should have been November and December's contributions respectively).


The pack-bearer's pack was painted separately and attached afterwards. The face received a five o'clock shadow but no additional color in the cheeks or nose. Hopefully this gives him a slightly ashen look.


By contrast, the squire received no five o'clock but a lot of color in the cheeks and nose in an attempt to present a healthy, well-groomed subject. The sculpt has prominent cheek-bones, a high forehead, and equally high hair. I tried to accentuate these features through shading and highlights.

The other two challenge participants used blue and red on their tabards so I thought it only fitting to go with the remaining primary color, yellow.

Speaking of the other participants, be sure to check out their most recent efforts at Duke of the Blood Keep and Deviant Designs Deeds.


16 comments:

  1. Fantastic late but great never the less! Looking forward to seeing Januarys :D

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    1. Thanks, Simon. There's a blizzard bearing down on my current position at the moment. As I'll be stuck inside tomorrow, some work on the next mini may actually get done... assuming A) we don't loose power, and B) I don't expend all my energy shoveling.

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  2. The face on the squire is brilliant, Finch. I really the striped tunic, as well. I believe that the Otherworld Henchmen/Hirelings box is in the running for the best boxed set of miniatures ever, and yours are going to be a phenomenal representation of the complete set. Great work.

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    1. Thank you, VK.

      It's better than Grenadier's old Comedy Lords box set? http://backin81.blogspot.com/2009/05/invisible-stalker-lead-mini-by.html An undead pizza delivery boy is a tough act to beat.

      Kidding aside, Otherworld's Henchmen/Hirelings is outstanding... a strong contender for best boxed set ever.

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  3. They are just sensational and most definitely worth the wait - outstanding work Mr. Finch.

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  4. Superb work dude! Both excellent, but I love the old fella.

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    1. Thanks, Bob. The old guy looks like he's having a hard life. A little love sent his way might be just what the doctor ordered.

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  5. Both are absolutely stunning Finch but I must confess the red and yellow on that Squire is breath-taking. Bold but not overly so and lovely highlights on the folds as well. Wow :-)

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    1. Thank you, BK. The red is actually Reaper's Violet Red (the same as some of the details on the pack-bearer). I was surprised by how different the color looks painted over a yellow basecoat as opposed to simple grey primer.

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  6. Nice work Finch, the detailing on the pack is particularly excellent.

    Dont worry about being late, we all have some stuff going on that gets in the way of painting :) I'm probably going to be late this month as I've been working on a festival for most of January and have come back home to find an eviction notice on my door mat! Not good times!

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    1. Hey Chris. Sorry to hear of your difficulties. Hang in there.

      My own January contribution is under way but will likely only be a WIP by the deadline.

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