Sunday, 10 November 2013

Professor Moriarty

Another figure that's been on the table for a while part finished. Professor Moriarty by Wargame Foundry. At the moment its limited edition and no longer available. But was on sale for a while? No idea where its gone but hey ho he may reappear. I picked him up with Colonel Moran and John Bull from an ebay auction for quite a reasonable price really. This was way back in February but then I got distracted with the Requiem kickstarter which also has versions of Moriarty and Moran in..... They will pass for normal gents anyway so will get used I'm sure :D

Wargames Foundry Colonel Moran and the EotD Circ Du Noir Ape Man are about 50% finished. I then have two more to finish before I'll let myself start painting on the Requiem miniatures.

Thanks to Clint estimating its going to me around 4 months to paint all the Requiem figures basing it on 5 per week Its going to be my personal painting challenge for 2013/2014 as it will be interesting to see how many I do actually get done lol. I shall keep a tally and start the clock when I get the first figures started. most likely beginning of December.



38 comments:

  1. Very nice job. He reminds me a little of Hugo Weaving...

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    1. Thanks yeah he would lol with a brown hair colour.

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  2. He's looking very nice, love the "gentleman's pose"...
    Phil.

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    1. Cheers Phil. Yes it is very gentlemanly.

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  3. Top stuff. Very cool detail on the face. Brings out the Machiavellian nature of him. Like the new blog lay out too.

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    1. Thanks Dan, Its all in the sculpting to be honest he was a doddle to do.

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  4. Excellent - a sinister looking intellectual!

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    1. Cheers mate. He does I think his head is quite large as well which represents his enhanced intellect quite nicely

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  5. You have done him full justice Simon!

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  6. 4 Months minimum! Probably more. It would take me longer I am sure. I really do wish you luck and it will be great to follow your progress. But don't ever feel bad if you start slipping behind. Perfection takes longer! So Maintain your high standards and enjoy them rather than rushing them.

    Moriarty does look good and it' s nice to see another excellent figure finished!

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    1. LOL I'll take my time for sure but it will be interesting to see how many I have done by then.

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  7. Best of luck with your painting challenge, Simon. Nicely posed figure of Moriarty and, as always, very well painted.

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  8. The mastermind! What would Holmes be without M ?

    Well done indeed!

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    1. Thanks Moran should be finished next to challenge the good doctor!

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  9. Very nice work on Moriaty there, and i look forwards to your Requiem painting challenge!

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    1. Thanks mate. Yeah it will be interesting as I always loose track of how many figures I've painted

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    2. Maybe posting a monthly painting summary could help? I do a quarterly summary on one of my blogs, which I have found very useful personally, but obviously you do paint a lot faster than me!

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    3. Good idea was thinking of either a monthly total or having a widget with how many finished, In progress or to do.

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  10. I like the greys, it suits him well.Good luck with your painting challenge. I like the new layout.

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  11. Nice brushwork, Simon. You've certainly captured the lighting on the folds of the clothing well. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks very much Dean. Just drybrushed light grey over the black undercoat then washed in black ink.

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  12. This is great work Simon, you really are on top form!

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  13. Nice job on this one mate. The face is fantastic. Look forward to seeing the Moran miniature. Been after one of those for ages :-(

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    1. Thanks mate, They are really nicely sculpted. Moran is finished this evening pics to follow later in the week weather prevailing for an outdoor shoot.

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  14. That is a very nice miniature and a lovely paintjob on it too. Well done there mate

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  15. Hola
    Buen trabajo si señor,y eso que el negro es un color difícil
    un saludo

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    1. Muchas gracias. JD simplemente cepillado en seco sobre el negro con un gris claro a continuación, aplicar un lavado Negro después y al cabo.

      I hope the above makes sense but in English if it makes it more understandable

      Thanks very much. J.D just dry brushed over the black with a light grey then apply a Black wash after and done.

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  16. Great stuff Brummie, your brushwork has really brought to life a really sinister looking figure from what to me is a fairly plain sculp.

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