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Hasslefree Miniatures Win

hasslefree Sadie Billie diaromaYes… Hasslefree painting contest 2011 result is out. I was surprised to be able to clinch a 2nd place in Diorama category with Sadie and Billie. Summer and Maria did not napped any prize though. Check out the first place, where one of the participants napped 1st in all the three categories… cool!

And, thanks you Hasslefree and WAMP!

Painting Hasslefree miniatures was definitely a good and fun experiences. The feeling and thought process is slightly different from painting a typical GW miniatures.

The main difference is, when painting a GW miniature, it usually bear the feeling of having a battle on the battlefield in the world of 40k and Warhammer. It is like it’s geared in paint and ready for battle. In painting a Hasslefree miniature, it’s not a sense of feeling of battle or wargamming, but its more of story telling.

As I was painting Sadie and Billie Diorama, the story of Sadie exploring the ruins, and stumbling upon Billie flooded my mind as strokes of paint lands on the miniatures. Looking at Hasslefree miniatures, it sort of will inspire a story in you, or you will inspire a story for the miniatures, than miniature painting begins. Well… I am definitely gonna cracked more stories and inspiration for next year 2012 contest. Cheers!

Hasslefree Miniatures Adventurers

Yes, all my participating adventurers from Hasslefree miniatures are done up for the WAMP Hasslefree painting contest. Painting them was indeed a fun and different experience though. The difference was the adventurers were more like reality characters as compared to fantasy and science fiction. As the adventurers were sculpted with sort of modern-day clothings, I had fun trying to decide on a fashion colour scheme for the hasslefree miniatures. Went around online and reference clothing line for inspiration.

For Maria (below), I was inspired by the heel type boots sculpt. Decided to paint a pair of levi jeans (haha) with those brown yellow trimming at the sides. The heel boots were sort of inspired by light brown leather boots with dark brown heels. Her tee, I painted a M initial, which stands for her name, same like her belt buckle design. The base is a resin base from Hasslefree miniatures. She is standing across a step with small puddle of water between. The water effect I used Tamiya clear vanish, dropped a tiny drop and waited for it to dry. When dried, continue adding drops and repeat till a small puddle is formed.

Now, she turned around and looked into your eyes, with her pistol clocked, she asked, “you called?”

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This is Summer (below). In my imagination, she is a tough cheerleader, forced to shoot some bad ass, or maybe zombies… haha. The pants and top was sort of inspired by the military colours with no camo patterns. I came across the movie poster I Am Number 4, where one of the female characters was dressed some sort like Summer, where her top was translucent, which semi reveal her black bra. Inspired to paint translucent transparent, I added a bra strap with green stuff on one side of her shoulder and painted her top translucent to reveal her black bra. First attempt at painting transparency, just felt ok with the result only, guess I will practice and experiment more, in more miniatures to come.

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This is Sadie (below). She is exploring in an old ruin site. Last heard there were zombies in those old ruins. Armed with a uzi & silencer, she explored the ruins. Then she heard some rumble coming from an opening in one of the walls. The walls were old and there were skulls all over the sandy rocky ground. Sadie shined her light into the opening, and to her surprised, she saw a little gal standing in the darkness with a doll in her hands. She called onto the little girl, “Are you OK?” There was no response, in Sadie’s mind… is she a zombie or an innocent scared child?

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I sure had lots of fun building this diorama up. I had Sadie and the little girl Billie painted up first. The walls and ruins were built with blue foam. Cut the foam into tiny little brick size, proportion to the miniatures and build up the wall like construction. The only thing was when breeze blew by, my tiny foam bricks fly all over… haha.

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Painting these adventurers from Hasslefree miniatures was definitely a fun experience! And, my wargear magnifying glasses (see earlier post) sure helped a lot in painting the details. I still have another version of Maria to paint for collection, and 2 detectives I have in mind to paint up too. Really tempted to collect all the adventurers series in Hasslefree miniatures range, haha. Meantime, I will just wait for the contest results to come soon and, back to more painting! Cheers!

What’s Been Painting So Far…

Its Friday already. Have been painting my Hasslefree miniatures for the week, and suddenly realized that I have not posted any adventure of late. Time flies when you are enjoying yourself… Assembling a diorama with Sadie and Billie, and Summer is busy shooting zombie. Been searching my bitz for some zombie parts inspiration, as I have limited bitz for zombie or body parts. I should be able to get the three girls all done by this weekend or so. If I have time, think I will get Maria up for the competition as well. I will see how things goes. Stay tuned when I submit these works month end for the competition.

My Dark Eldar Raider is almost done. Managed to finish all the line works on the ship body, and phew… that a lot of outline work. Left the details outline for the sail (more outlines….!!) and the small details here and there. After that then I will start painting on the crew for the Dark Eldar Raider. Come to think of it, I have another 4 Dark Eldar Raiders to go, that’s a long way to go. Haha.

Another brand of miniature caught my extra attention recently as well. And there is a painting competition to it recently, which make it a more good reason to get the, Kingdom Death miniatures. I must say Kingdom Death 35mm miniatures are simple amazing. The pose and sculpt for every of the character range they have are so amazing natural and inviting to paint. However, their miniatures stock level are limited always, so the few favorites I like and are out of stock, which leave me with only their new release Pinup Great Game Hunter. Guess I will wait and see when will their stock be replenish and decide on the plan to purchase and paint later on. Meantime, so many miniatures… and so many painting to go… Cheers!

Hasslefree Miniatures Order Finally Here!

Wow, I been pretty into other brands and make of miniatures this year, especially after the GW embargo. One of the reason is that some of these small company miniatures pricing are reasonable, and besides its more to collecting and painting a few miniatures than a whole army.

Anyway, I have always been keen in Hasslefree miniatures, they are having a painting contest, so this gives me more reasons to get some miniatures from them and paint. And, yap, I have lots of painting to do and its piling up… haha.

Received my order last Friday though. I was really looking forward to it, and was so worried that my orders might get delayed and I miss the contest deadline (happened to me before). I ordered a whole bunch of female adventurers, trying to form some stories of female fighters adventure. I got a guy in trench coat along with another girl in trench coat and a pistol. Wanted to pair than up as partner detectives. My only complain is the proportion for the guy and the girl seems a bit off. The guy is taller than the girl by a head size. Guess I will live with the size and imagine another story for these pair of characters.

Other than that, I am pretty happy with the sculpt of the miniatures, they are all awesome! The details and cast of the miniatures are very refine and detailed. I got a bunch of resin 40mm base as well. They are nice and detailed as well, except the base area edges are not so refine. But some minor sandpaper should clean up and settle it. I am pretty excited about assembling and painting it as they are very suitable for all my miniatures and the stories which I am gonna tell, haha.

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So, I am gonna start working on these for my Hasslefree contest, meantime, let me try to get as much painted for my Dark Eldar Raider, before I switch over this project. Cheers!