Monday, 22 June 2015

"Steamforged Games Limited" - Coin

Coin - "Guild Ball" Union club animal mascot 
This 28mm metal miniature of Coin is made by “Steamforged Games Limited” and is the mascot model from the company's "Guild Ball" Union Starter Set. The huge snake is especially fat in the middle on account of its club captain, Blackheart the Pirate King, making it eat the team's gold pieces in order to keep them safe. As a player Coin is pretty weak but is able to "Hamstring" opposing players and dramatically reduce their movement as a result.

 The reptile was initially undercoated with several coats of "Vallejo" Heavy Green. It was then heavily washed with "Citadel" Thrakka Green before being dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" Heavy Green to bring out its scales. The snake's neck rope was painted using Heavy brown and “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade. For its bulbous eyes I used a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Ochre and more Strong Tone Quickshade by “The Army Painter”.
Han Solo WIP - Having completed the flesh, the model just needs its hair painted
I've just been finishing the last bits to this silver-haired smuggler by “Wizards Of The Coast”. In order to make his long-sleeved shirt off-white, I've applied a watered-down wash of brown ink to the garment and then painted/inked his flesh. I just need to tidy up the Corellian's eyes and paint his hair and he'll be ready to join his hairy co-pilot.
Prydian Army WIP - The blue undercoat will be washed with black ink to tie-in with the infantry's colour scheme
Finally I've been making steady progress on these wonderful 15mm science fiction 'Rogue Trader' flavoured miniatures by "The Ion Age". I've actually been adding more and more of these Prydian Army models to my painting queue, in order to fill out my 'Crimson Fists' Imperial Space Marine Force, including some additional Heavy Lifter vehicles and Muster Platoon infantry.

16 comments:

  1. A very varied collection of minis on display, Simon. I'm sorry but I still don't like Coin but the same can't be said about your sci-fi stuff. I especially like your work on Han Solo. He is the epitome of cool!

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    1. Thanks Bryan... Poor Coin... Perhaps you'll warm to him when he features in a "Guild Ball" BatRep? Han is a cracking model and I'm really happy with how the 15mm Sci-Fi stuff is coming along, especially as I'm painting more and more of it up as I go :-)

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    1. Cheers Gordon. Nice and simple tbh.

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  3. Very nice snake Bk! You always have such a variety on the go. I can only seem to manage one dude!

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    1. Thanks Bob. Having models "on the go" is easy. Finishing them... that's an entirely different matter ;-)

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  4. I too like the snake perhaps if it was undead Bryan would be more impressed? Han is looking rather good too but I see what you mean about tidying up around his eyes there a bit of an Alice Cooper vide there at the moment (perhaps that is is to Bryans taste, Alice Cooper is very cool!!)

    Received your kind gift today, not what I thought it might be at all, and a tremendous surprise, you do realise however that I'm now going to have to go looking for all the other issues! I might have top check in with you before I bid on any as we don't want to be bidding against each other now do we. Many, many, thanks Simon you are a true gentleman.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Roger, many thanks indeed. Much appreciated. I think you either like or hate the Coin model. I've done a bit of tidying up around Han's eyes, though to be honest, that 'doe-like' look is the way I paint them. You're more than welcome to the gifts. I buy most of mine from an America shop so don't think we'll clash on bids. I did evilly think that they'd probably make you want to buy the others. But #1 is worth seeking out as it includes a very interesting editorial about how Wolfman struggled to get the story published ;-)

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  5. I love Coin, fabulous miniature! Sorry that I've not been around for a while, but promise to catch up soon.

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    1. Cheers Michael. Simple to paint but probably a lot larger than you can tell from my photos. I'm grateful to anyone visiting this blog, so absolutely no apology needed I assure you.

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  6. Coin looks great. Han is likewise coming along nicely, don't forget to include the scar on his chin!

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    1. Thanks Dai. Personally I like Coin. I haven't done a scar but I have tried to give him his wry smile with a thin line of ink and some highlights.

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  7. It all looks great, BK... especially Han.

    In general, should you want to move away from "doe eye" effect you mention, don't paint the whites of eyes white (as odd as that sounds). Use a pale flesh-tone instead.

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    1. Cheers Finch. I'll give that a try with some of my truer 28mm models, as my technique doesn't seem to like the slightly smaller scale. Thanks for the tip :-)

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  8. Great job mate. They look ace .Got to agree Han is the dogs danglies :)

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    1. Thanks Simon. I'm delighted with Han... more so now he's finished and ready for posting. Him and Chewie should see plenty of BatReps in the months to come ;-)

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