Monday, 12 February 2018

He-Month: Surprise Reinforcements

So it turns out I’m not at work today, due to a sudden blanket of snow last night, and that can only mean one thing...

...more He-Month painting!



This time it’s Duncan, a.k.a. Man-at-Arms, the Master of Weapons. I think this might be my favourite sculpt from amongst the Quest Miniatures as it suggests the wrist lasers he used all the time, and has a really characterful face.



One of the reasons I didn’t do him earlier is because I’ve been pondering about his orange armour, considering whether to go with a brass  metallic colour (which I’ve used on his mace). In the end I decided that orange is how I remember him and the Ratskin Flesh paint I use for brickwork isn’t too vibrant and gaudy.

I also tried to give be him the blue helmet the toy had, but combined with orange, green and red it was all a bit too much and so I settled on silver, which combined with a couple of silver details on his armour lends him a bit more of a mechanical look.



Having painted Man-at-Arms, I can’t shake the feeling that he looks like a Bloodbowl player, and so don’t be too surprised if you see a team appear in these colours.

I am on the lookout for suitable models to use as the Eternian Royal Guard, and so this paint scheme may get rolled out quite a bit if I can find some.

I’m now staring down the barrel of running out of miniatures. I either need to leave Beast Man alone for a few days, or get planning and scheming...

...ah well, planning and scheming it is!

10 comments:

  1. Man at arms looks great and was one of my favourites from back in the day.

    It has certainly got your loins stirred for He Man this week.

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    1. Steady...no loin stirring on this page thank you. Keep it family friendly. :)

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  2. Excellent work on Man-At-Arms Kieron. :)

    You have certainly progressed through them quickly so far! :)

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    1. They do a lot of the work themselves. Well sculpted, simply designed miniatures. Just a shame I don’t have more...yet...

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  3. Smashing painting, he looks just the business, nicely painted :-)

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  4. Another corker! The orange colouring was the right call

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    1. Thanks. I was nervous about the orange, but it’s worked out.

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