Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cold snap!

And now I have completed the Malifaux crew for my friend Thomas. I don't pretend to understand the game, but he told me the other night that all the models I had painted for him were those with the Cold Heart ability/special rule/connection, sounds suitably chilly for this cold snap we're having.

When we talked through the scheme at the start of the project we agreed on a palette composed primarily of pale blue, purple, and bone. It was a lot of fun to try and restrict everything to these colors, as well as taking cues where possible from the original "studio paintjobs". As a refresher, here are the first batch of beasties.

This Ice Golem (on the left) was interesting to paint, and by interesting I mean it took me four times as long to finish as I thought it would. lots of layers over the entire model, and even the there could have been more.

Here's the whole crew assembled. I hope you like them : )

The cool bases are from Dragon Forge Design. The clumps of snow on the bases are from Secret Weapon Miniatures crushed glass kit.

The list of paints I used for the project are as follows (in manufacturer groupings):

GW Seraphim Sepia
GW Thunderhawk Blue
GW Averland Sun
GW Boltgun Metal
GW Mithril Silver
GW Rhinox Hide
GW Nuln Oil

P3 Morrow White

SWM Amethyst
SWM Storm Cloud

VGC Black
VGC Hammered Copper
VGC Glorious Gold
VGC Hexed Lichen
VGC Turquoise
VGC Tan 
VGC Dwarf Skin
VMC Pale Sand
VMC Deep Sky Blue
VMC Beige Brown
VMC German Grey

Perhaps you'll seethem on the Malifaux tables at Adepticon : )



  1. Very nice - Chilling in fact!

    I particularly like that you have listed the paints used - always a great help to us mere mortals.


  2. All this cold weather starting to get to ya :)
    Me too I have a hankering to paint up my winter camo Cassius

  3. Great work, many of those figs would go great into Supersystem games.

  4. They look great! I really like the depth of color you pulled off on the Ice Elemental dude. The purple also goes real well with blue.

  5. The Ice Golem may have taken awhile to paint but it looks fantastic!!!

    Overall wonderful to see the crew painted up as I'm pretty much working on the exact same crew at the moment.

  6. Woo Hoo! Thanks for such a great job!

  7. Painting at its very best. Wonderful work Dave.

  8. Very nice. I got to play the game a couple of years ago at Hurricon in Orlando. I really enjoyed the game. It's a lot of fun if you get a chance to play.

  9. A few amazing colors, I have been charmed with the whole range chromatic and the harmony that you have supported in all the miniatures, excellent work. A greeting.

  10. Now that is an Ice Queen! Can we see how you did the back of the cloak, please? Now I have to get around to finishing my own Cult of December--except I've got the original steam punk Rasputina, which is also a cool sculpt.

    1. Actually Geoff, the back of the cloak is a simple white, much like the coat on the acolyte. I reasoned she'd use it for camouflage in the snow.

  11. Thanks everyone for the kind words, looks like I might be painting another crew before Adepticon. I'll share that too.