Saturday, September 26, 2015

Four and Change

Where the heck did Summer go? More to the point, why does that countdown clock in the margin show only four plus days until Zomtober? That can't be right, can it?

It can and it is. Zomtober '15 is upon us.

For the full scoop, check out Pulpcitizen's post HERE. (Also the source of the banner at the top.)

I've got five minis under construction as we speak. More ghouls than zombies but hopefully still in keeping with the spirit of things. Removing the broccoli-bases from the Reaper offerings took some doing but everybody's now ready to move forward.

On the Fractured dimensions front, Dispater is done save for the varnish and mounting to the base. My problems with brush-on matte varnish persist, otherwise he'd be finished.

The next FD minis on the table are the larvae. I'll see if I can push forward with them along with the Zomtober ghouls.

There's also a rather bizarre conversion project in the works that ties in with the larvae but that stays under wraps for the moment.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Idle Hands do the Devil's Work

My attention's been elsewhere lately and any semblance of miniature-painting productivity has flown right out the window. I took steps towards overcoming my inertia by pressing forward today with FD's Dispater. A clean sculpt by Ian Mountain that offers the triple challenge of NMM, object source lighting, and freehand in one 28mm package.

The WIP pics show the mini after the application of washes for shading. Further progress has been made since.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Cat's Pajamas

Business Cat approves.

Leaving behind two figures of speech and resorting to a third, it's time to lay my cards on the table. I'm painting for MortalArrow LLC, the new distributor of Fractured Dimensions miniatures. Mike at Mortal Arrow has been hard at work behind the scenes and the online store should go live shortly.

Also involved are artists Bobby Penafiel and Lloyd Metcalf. Bobby did the concept art for FD's IMotOP Kickstarter and has recently immortalized your humble author in pen and ink. (OK, my humility is an open question. What can I say?)

Consider my ego stroked.

I have no inside info on this point but a perusal of Bobby's DeviantArt page seems to offer clues to future FD releases. That's right campers... future releases. Fractured Dimensions has resumed product development. A couple new Paul Muller greens are on display on Mortal Arrow's FB page. Sweet.

Paul Muller can do no wrong.

As for yours truly, a personal matter has been demanding my attention, resulting in limited progress on the painting front. Ideally, as the situation improves, I'll get my ass in gear and paint some stuff. Towards that end, FD's Dispater has received some initial attention.

Ian Mountain's no slouch either.