Wednesday, 31 July 2013

This week = Tattoo fun

Not much to show this week. Returning to work after a week off seems to have been such a chore lol.
I've under coated/base coated 12 Alien Drones and the Queen they'll hopefully finished by the weekend once I pop onto the LGS and pick up some Gloss varnish. I've also started a few more Dixon Yakuza that have been sitting under coated in the lead pile for to long. I saw some awesome figures over at the Bushido site which I'm resisting for now but the figures are painted exquisitely the tattoos have got me started and there is a great tutorial on there site which got my fired up to do some more work on my own Japanese themed minaitures.

 I've revisited these fellas and touched up there paintjob which is now nearly 2 years old. There intended use has change some what so I've removed the leaders weapons and have reduced the tattoos. Theres still plenty more work to but I think he looks better already with a less is more philosophy applied.  I have another four in the works another thug with tattoo's as well as a Copplestone Castings lady who'll be receiving a tattoo as well but more on her when they are all finished. Theme wise I'm thinking of a criminal (Yakuza obviously) but for 7TV instead. I need to think of a suitable figure for the leader though one that looks devious but not as thugish as these guys.



The trousers have been base coated where the weapons have been removed so that needs more work to blend it in. There won't be as much black tattoo showing on the final figure and the snakes have been re-done since this picture the other night. Crappy mobile camera pictures unfortunately.

If all else fails he'll be stripped and restarted.

30 comments:

  1. Looking good - nice highlights on the pants. Facial features a good too. I am interested to see the final tattoos. Best, Dean

    ReplyDelete
  2. Really like the skin tone on the bottom guy. Your rate of output always amazes me. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks dude. These where finshed in 2011 just touching these up but the bottom guy I've redone the tattoos and removed the weapons. They have four more joining them :D

      Delete
  3. Nice work Simon! Which gloss varnish do you use?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not sure yet ^^^^^ Pulp Citizen has recommended Vallejo Satin but I want it to be shiny so gonna have look in my local LGS I haven't been in this one for years so we will see whats there :D

      Delete
  4. He is definitely looking better Simon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers he's completely changed not sure if detroyed it or not yet. will finish and post pics the weekend

      Delete
  5. Looks better Simon! Waiting for the tatoos! ;-)

    Greetings
    Peter

    ReplyDelete
  6. He's a real badass, even for a Yakuza :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks he's nothing like that though now after last nights paint session sent you the pics :-O

      Delete
  7. The leader looks great sans weapons with less tatoos

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers He'll be finished by the weekend

      Delete
  8. Nicely painted figure. The face and trousers especially. But I have noticed before you do jeans very well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Clint Totally different now, I find Blue easier todo for some reason

      Delete
  9. More good stuff. You do paint awfully quickly. And by awfully I mean awesomely. Er...you know what I mean.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers these are more touch ups than anything

      Delete
  10. i agree that less is more. i like what you have done.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers Rob theres even less now lol. Just need to work the colours abit

      Delete
  11. Nice. Do you find it difficult to re-paint miniatures? Or just the same? I found it a bit tricky before when changing my Dwarf Warriors to their new theme.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not really Its been more about neatening old paintjobs with more experience. If I hadn't of been adding to the original group I doubt I would of touched them to be honest.

      Delete
  12. Great work. Psychologically I find it very hard to go back and repaint for some reason. Bus hide has piqued my interest too, having lived in Japan for a couple of years.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks finished now just need to get his chums done and i'll post some pics up.

      Delete
  13. stripping him? Not sure that's a good idea :PPPPP

    ReplyDelete