Sunday, January 29, 2017

Weasel Words

A weasel by any other name would smell as foul.
I came across these Otherworld giant weasels while doing some tidying-up around the paint cave (a rare occurrence, but that's a story for another day). They were painted some years ago and, if I recall, only ever appeared on OW's currently deactivated forum.

Concurrently, I find myself learning to use a new computer (replacing one with an operating system from the last century... also a story for another day). Before shipping my old machine off to the Museum of Antiquities, I unearthed the references used when painting these three. As actual weasels are rather boring (visually that is... they're the life of the party in most other respects) African civets filled in admirably.

Nothing beats good reference photos.





As the time seemed right, I grabbed my camera and took some pictures.





LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU!!!

28 comments:

  1. Truly magnificent work Mr. Finch!

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  2. I really like these, lovely sculpts and of course beautiful brushwork

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  3. Excellent bit of paint splashing. I really like those.

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    1. Thank you, Roy.

      The paint on these was splashed a while ago. The real test will be painting something new.

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  4. Nice work, as always, Finch!---good to see you back :D

    Allan.

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    1. It's good to be back, Allan. Thank you.

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  5. Fantastic stuff Mr Finch, sir!! You truly set the standard in my books!! I could swear they're the real mccoy!! :-)

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  6. Very nice! It's a shame the OW forum was deactivated, lots of excellent work by fans of the company is now lost to time :(

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    1. Agreed, it's regrettable that the OW forum is no more.

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  7. Those weasels look painted look simply amazing. Awesome work man. Very realistic and wonderful brush control to get such textures.

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  8. Finch, those are absolutely spectacular. They remind me of Nick Bibby, who started out as a miniature sculptor for GW back in the 1980's and ended up becoming a famous fine art sculptor specializing in animals. Those weasels belong in an art gallery as much as in a game of Frostgrave.

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    1. Thank you, Matthew.

      I wasn't aware of Bibby's current work. It's incredibly good.

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  9. Fantastic job dude. Love the markings very well scaled down version of the photos.

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