I threw together a quick Shadow Emissary proxy this morning to take to a tournament this weekend. I had a mantic figure lying around that might have been some sort of "mother of dragons but not really" thing, and the mother came right off the base with no bother. This wee guy was what was left, and while the paint job could do with some more detail, I'm pretty chuffed with it for a couple of hours of work. Now shh, you'll wake him!
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It's been a while since I've been able to paint my own models (been working on some commission stuff recently), so I took some time to finally paint up everyone's favourite foul-mouthed mercenary, Taelor. I'm a bit of a geek on top of all the nerdiness that comes from miniature-based hobbying, and a big fan of Scott Pilgrim. I own a gorgeous t-shirt with one of Megan Lara's designs on it, a lovely pastel-coloured Ramona Flowers effort that regularly accompanies me to Malifaux tournaments, and made my mind up to paint Taelor in the same colours, seen as she's got such lovely hair and a big hammer too. Above is the result of all that, brightly dyed hair, big purple hammer, and seven exes and all.
Of course, it's not strictly Ten Thunders, but Taelor Flowers does occasionally accompany Lucas McCabe and Mei Feng to battle, so I figured I would get away with throwing her in here too. While I finish off the rest of my commission work I'm working on how to make Toshiro's dead flesh look properly gruesome, so I can get through the rest of my Ancestor's crew; it's also a cheeky excuse to paint the Komainu I ordered at Gencon, too. Hopefully I'll get on to that lot soon!
One of my latest projects, Iazmu was my attempt to paint something a bit bigger and create a centrepiece for my Yan Lo crew. I made a decision not to weather his armour because, despite being hundreds of years old, I imagine he gets treated with rather a lot of respect by his decendants and has his laquer, enamel and metal surfaces polished well before entering battle. The arrows are clearly freshly embedded...
While Misaki and her crew feature bases decorated with meadow flowers, I wanted something a little more aged for the ancestors, so an old wood dojo floor and creeping poison ivy feature for Izamu. I hope to share more of the crew soon
Hi all, welcome to my wee corner of the site dedicated to my growing Ten Thunders collection. I figured I would start at the beginning, with my first and still favourite master, the lotus-blossom-of-death that is Misaki. The rest of her crew, the other Last Blossom models, and then some Ancestors will follow soon