I painted these using the master castings so the details are much more crisp than previous efforts. They are very straight forward to paint as they have very open stances. I find painting the 2 handed weapons separately and attaching them later is a good idea.
I tend to use lots of shading and glazes on them.
I like the copper and leather basic equipment colours on these guys, they benefit with bright contrasting colours as spot colours. I have used a jade green colour on the stones and jewellery tends to be gold.
The eyes are basically like cats eyes with a vertical black oblong. Lots of purple and red washes work well around the yellow eyes to give them some warmth.
I knocked this thing together last week. Basically layers of polystyrene and some foam card for the rails. I created a stone face tile and made a siligum mould to pour plastic resin castings.
Recently I decided to use some of my spare home cast Bizaza to make up a unit of 12 of them for use for Dragon Rampant, the system in vogue at the moment with our gaming group. The casting on them is dodgy in places but nothing that the brush can’t conceal.
As I only had 2 moulds made of the 6 minis in the set, I created a couple of conversions using some of my other prototype weapon builds. They have been painted in a diverse set of colours with Air Caste Thinner used on the skin to give it a real gloss. The gloss effect makes it tricky to get a good photo but I like the look on the table which is the priority with a personal gaming army like this.
In other news I recently got my hands on some resin masters for the Bizaza set. These have been skillfully made by Zealot Miniatures. They are very nice castings with the most delicate of details coming out crisp. I am looking forward to getting some time to paint them up to include them in army.
The 6th sculpt from the Kickstarter.
Weapon and shield was done by the missus again.
The full Bizaza Guard set
Finished off the 5th of 6 sculpts for the Kickstarter, Urbat the Shieldbearer.
I have kept him pretty free of equipment for the most part so he should be good for interesting body paint or skin patterns. He is not socketed for weapon swaps but I anticipate I will be giving a version of him a pistol and power glove in a later edition.
Here are some pictures of a painted prototype home casting I made from the green for our currently running Bizaza Frog People Kickstarter.
He is pretty shiny so I had to take pictures outdoors to get a decent image.
I couldn’t resist mucking about. 🙂
Finished off the 4th sculpt for our Kickstarter currently running, Croatyl the Halberdier.
Because you need a big weapon if your neighborhood includes big lizards!
Croatyl the Halberdier
Croatyl – rear detail
Of course he is getting an alternate weapon option… 😉
We launched our Kickstarter today for the Bizaza, here is the link:
There are 6 models in total for the Kickstarter, but I hope to increase this with stretch goals to at least 7 with alternate weapons on 3 of the models.
Currently 3 are done with 3 to finish over the next week or 2. This is what a set looks like: