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Hello… I am still around…

Hey… it’s been a long while since I posted anything on The Painting Shop. Come to think of it, time flies, last post was like 2 years back. Anyway if you stumble upon my site, it’s still intact and I am still painting as usual. Free to drop me a message for any commission projects or chats.

Over this period since my last post, I have been continuously doing commission projects. Meanwhile, I will try to update posts for the commissions I had completed.

As for what I am into in the miniature painting hobby past years, guess I have gone past and over with Games Workshop. The love has completely dried up, ha ha. On a whole, I’ve been very much into others miniature, mainly Mantic Games’ Deadzone and Kings of War. The recent craze I am into is FrostGrave. Been busy playing and building terrains, definitely it’s a good hype and motivation to keep and push me forward with the games and painting.

Well, so much for now… definitely will try to update more post. Meantime, any commission project services needed in Singapore, just drop me a message. Cheers!

Ice Blue Dragon

Happy New Year! With work subsiding during 2013 Dec end, I managed to find some time and pick up my brushes again. Managed to settle for a commission project from a client. Client had this 3D printed dragon. The sculpt was amazing and the details were good as well. These days, 3D printers are simply amazing. It definitely brings the design and manufacturing to a different stage of process.

The dragon is themed as an Ice Dragon. I had a reference from client to refer to. As it’s a Ice Dragon theme, it will be of a blue icy theme type of dragon. Started the dragon with the basic base coat black. Then it is followed by a base of Citadel Kantor Blue. Once dried, it is washed with Citadel Nuln Oil.

Next the highlighting portion, it is highlighted with a mix of Citadel Kantor Blue and White, then blended to the darken Kantor Blue with Nuln Oil. Finally, at the edge of each scale, it is highlighted with light mix of Kantor and White.

Ice Dragon

Ice Dragon

The wings of the dragon is base painted with Citadel Dheneb Stone , followed by a wash of Agrax Earthshade. Once dried, it is highlighted by using back Citadel Dhenen Stone. The high areas are then further highlighted with Skull White.

Getting to the base for the dragon was definitely very exciting. I managed to order a suitable base Slate Wastes size of 150mm x 100mm from Dragon Forge base. Dragon Forge base for a dragon, definitely very cool! The base is then themed with snow. Mixed some Army painter snow with white glue and applied to the rocky base. Once done and dried, with the dragon pinned and assembled, I can feel the cold dragon’s breath! It’s simply amazing! Sure had lots of fun getting this dragon into action! Cheers!

Kickstarter Projects

Recently in the miniatures gaming or boards gaming world, there is this trend of platform where company or anyone who has ideas and can have their projects funded from the public pledges. Thereafter, having it becoming a reality. It’s Kickstarter. If you have not heard of it yet, check out Kickstarter website and what it is all about.

The projects available at Kickstarter can range from anything at all. From Arts, Dance, Design.. etc, it can be funded and reality can come true. As I am into miniatures and gaming, Kickstarter has a good choice of various miniatures and gaming projects. The kick about Kickstarter is you get to see your favourite project being funded and becoming a reality. It is always fun to see the fund amount increasing in $$$ every time you visit the site. If you are into special editions and stuff, Kickstarter pledges always come with many special edition stuff and add-on which will really entice you to pledge more! I am definitely attracted to the various option and special edition stuff each project have to offer. The only problem is having not enough fund in my pockets, haha.

When I first noticed and got interested in Kickstarter, it was the Zombicide project. The Zombicide project was a project by Coolminiornot. It was a funded successfully with a hit of $780k. It exceeded way above their goal of only $20K. I recalled I was pretty excited with all the limited edition and extra they were splashing away. But I backed out last min due to fund in my pocket constraint, as I wanted to have like almost of everything of the limited editions and extras… haha. I had a game few weeks back with one of my gaming buddy and I must say, I totally regret not getting my hands on one copy…haha. I told myself the next Kickstarter which I am gonna like, I am not gonna miss it…

Since its popularity and my missing Zombicide, I have pledged 2 projects already, Sedition War and Relic Knights.

For Sedition War, I have always been a fan of Capt Kara from Mcvey miniatures. So when it came on in Kickstarter, I knew I am gonna pledge for it. The next question was the limited edition stuff and extra. Had a hard time trying to decide which to add-on. Sedition Wars was also a huge success, with a goal needed for only $20k, it was way above with a hit of $950k… wow!

For Relic Knights, I have always been a fan of Soda Pop miniatures. The cross between manga style and miniatures have always intrigued me. Always wanted to get one of these miniatures to paint, and Kickstarter Relic knight gave me a very good reason! My first rush was I wanted every fractions in the Relic Knights as they all so awesome, but as more bonus were rocked in, I had constrain on my budget. In the end, I decided to settle for 2 fractions along with their related specials. In the end, Relic Knight was another successful Kickstart, with a goal of only $20k needed, it went way beyond hitting $900k… wow!!

So nowadays kickstarter is another sort of hobby collection, always looking for out for interesting and exciting stuff. Currently I am following 2 kickstarters. One of them is Bombshell Babes. I have always been thrilled and fancinated with female herorines. So how can I resist not collecting and painting some! Judge Dredd is the next one I am following. With the new Judge Dredd movie releasing soon, I guess am definitely inspired to paint some Judge Dredd!

So much for now, I am gonna check out kickstarter now! cheers!