Venus Bust

Venus bust by Artisan Guild, included with the AMAZONS! Kickstarter

Skin was a base coat of MSP IMEF Olive, layered up with an airbrush through the MSP Bronzed Skin triad.  I added some red and green to the mix for the lips.  Hair is MSP Walnut Brown/Harvest Brown/Tanned Leather.  Eyes are Ghost White/Leather White with thinned P3 Brown Ink for the iris.  Toga is MSP HD Tusk Ivory, shaded with VMA Earth Brown and some other darker neutral browns.  Highlighted with Linen White.  Gold accents are Pathfinder Katapesh Gold, highlighed with Vallejo Metal Medium.  The pillar is Tuck Ivory with Secret Weapon Dark Sepia.

This was a fairly quick job, though I did stick around to finish her off.  The hair in particular I didn’t spend much time on, though it actually looks better in the photos than I expected.  The actual purpose of this bust was twofold – 1) to practice painting on a bust that didn’t cost me $60, and 2) to experiment with a new skin color.  I was aiming for Latino skin, but went a bit too light and ended up in the Mediterranean area (which is what the Bronzed Skin triad is intended for, so that makes sense).

Hangar 18 Tiger Madchen Bust

Pictures not so great.  Will attempt to re-shoot soon.

54mm bust from Hangar 18’s Bawidamann Series pinup kickstarter.

Lots of neutral grays.  Black, Noir Black, German Gray, Basalt Gray, White.  MSP Blonde Hair Triad.  Skin ranges from MSP Dark Skin Highlight to Fair Skin Highlight.  Spattered Blood for the lipstick and tie.

Current WIPs

I haven’t posted much recently, partly because I haven’t been painting much.  My painting area gets unpleasant in hot weather unless I run the A/C for hours and hours, but the last few days have been cooler, plus I’m inspired from TempleCon.

Here are some WIPs, and one finished mini.  I have way too many items on my table ATM…

Behemoth (2016 resculpt): initial highlights/shadows done.  detail work to commence shortly


Gun Carriage: this guy was my MVP at TempleCon.  Mini is close to done, then I’m going to go all-out on the base.  Gonna see what Hobby Bunker can do for me in terms of trenches, sandbags, razor wire, etc.  I have some Cygnar Trenchers to accessorize with as well.


Succubus is done, but I didn’t feel like taking good pictures.  She’s facing down which makes her hard to photograph

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Kryssa, Conviction of Everblight: not much work done yet, the lack of detail in the PVC is a real painting turn-off

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Nephilim Bolt Thrower and Protector: mostly just the skin.  they have Nyss-colored skin

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Neraph: wings are magnetized so he’ll actually fit in foam


ReaperCon entry: I’m going to have to hurry it up if I want to put at many hours as I expect I have to before ReaperCon