Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Hasslefree Lewis

I loved this model ever since I first clapped eyes on it. I picked it up as soon as I could but got distracted after pondering what colour scheme to use on him. The character is from Hasslefree Miniatures Lewis HFA159 and is loosely based on Van Zan from Reign of Fire.

 I've always love the pose and armament of this figure having seen him on the Hasslefriesian sculpting facebook page . The axe looks bad ass and I have wanted to use it for my Post Apocalyptic games in Across the Dead Earth. I think his dress when painted differently can look very much like a biker so whilst doing the others and in the mood I have been doing little bits.  I mainly intend on using him to give some much needed close combat muscle to my biker gang.  I loosely based him on the studio paint scheme. Opting out of the USA patch on his jacket but copying the tattoo as best I could from the one the Hasslefree website painted by Stone Cold Lead Figure Painting who does a fair bit of Crooked Dice studio paintjobs.






23 comments:

  1. Marvellous mini and paint-job, Simon. Very impressive indeed. You're really starting to churn these post-apocalyptic fellows out these days. Great posting :-)

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    1. Cheers dude. Yeah I am very much in the zone with them at the moment. But following a similar paint scheme helps.

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  2. Great stuff,I wouldn't want near that axe!

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    1. Cheers dude indeed! Scaly folk beware!

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  3. Excellent work on an excellent mini mate. :)

    The colour choices work really well, and I am a fan off the source inspiration for the mini. :)

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    1. Thanks very much mate. I really enjoyed painting him. I wish there was a few more characters from the source they would make good survivor characters.

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  4. Nice addition, I love the imposing pose. You made quite an outstanding work here!

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    1. Thanks Suber! Yeah i love the pose on him.

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  5. What a cracking mini! He looks like one tough SOB.

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    1. Cheers Bryan yes lets hope he is my games with him!

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  6. Lovely work as always, I love a bit of Hasslefree

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    1. Cheers mate. Same here I just wish I had more money to get more of them!

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  7. Oh man, that looks excellent. The colours for the clothes look spot on and the skin tone and face are cracking! I really like this paint job Simon. Brilliant stuff!

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  8. I'm not much of a painter so I'm looking at this as a viewer.
    The sheepskin waistcoat is excellent it looks just like sheepskin, and those grubby jeans are spot on, just like those cheap nasty ones. I think the axe sculpt looks fantasy in a bad way (only my opinion)but the shaft painting is spot on, you've avoided painting grain and gone for a much more realistic effect, (again my opinion only)
    It looks like you put a wash on the axe head - did you do the same thing on the waistcoat?

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  9. Wonderful figure who shows great poise with that axe! Nice painting adds to the enjoyment!

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  10. A most excellent figure. OK the AXE is unrealistic, but who cares. I don't.

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  11. Flippin loved that film when it came out in the cinemas and this was my fav character from it. Solid rendition mate.

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  12. Smashing paint job Simon, he certainly doesn't look like someone you'd want to mess with :-)

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  13. The axe looks *big*!

    I like the painting very much; the sheepskin waistcoat is particularly effective.

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  14. You're right ... the pose is a keeper. Imho you are getting better and better at painting at such a small scale as your work on their facial features looks fantastic! The face is the business end in the miniature painting process and this guy looks great for sure (as do your other recent work of course)!!!

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