Mittwoch, 29. Juni 2016

Tokaido - the grand finale

So and as I am now finished with the 35 minis, I thought why not put a grand picture of all the minis up on my blog? Well, here it is.

Well, I am pretty satisfied with how the minis turned out to be. I would rate it between a 5 or a 6 on a scale from 1 - 10. There are some pro-painters out there that paint in orders of magnitute better than I do but for my level of painting I think I did a good job here.

Anyway I hope you like how the minis look and when I have painted something else (at the moment I am working on some Skaven for Warhammer Fantasy/Age of Sigmar) I will post pictures of those too.


Tokaido 4

Well, sorry it took so long for me to put these photos up but well, it is as it is. Also, the weather is, at the moment, so unpredictable and changeable here in Germany that I can never be sure about how much sunlight is there when I take pictures of my minis. This time it seems that there was a little less then last time so the pictures are a little darker than usual.

Anyway, without further ado here the last batch of minis:


Dienstag, 21. Juni 2016

Tokaido 3

I finished another patch of Tokaido minis. This time I only painted 8 instead of the ten I did in the last two sessions. I tried to take even more care when painting the faces and I think it shows. A good black "shade" like "Nuln Oil" is essential for these things.
I especially liked the high detail faces of the old man and the old woman. Those minis are very well made.

Anyway without further ado, here they are:

Samstag, 18. Juni 2016

Tokaido 2

And here the second batch of finished minis. These took me a little longer because I was sick and there was a lot more freehand painting involved.

Sorry in advance for the bad lighting on the "before" pictures. I thought I had enough light but later found out I did ´t.... Well by then it was to late to take some better pictures.


Montag, 13. Juni 2016

Tokaido 1

So, this is going to be my first post in english.
My best friend backed the game "Tokaido" on Kickstarter. As he really does not want to paint his minis, he ordered the prepainted once. After much delay he finally got his 35 prepainted minis and was a bit shocked about the sloppy paintjob they had recieved.
So he asked me to repaint the Tokaido minis for him.

Well, here are the first 10. This took me about 3 days with 3 - 4 hours of painting a day.
As something new I made a side to side comparison between the prepainted and how I painted the minis.
Over all I tried to be as true to the original artwork as I was able to. With some minis though I deviated from the original artwork. For instance the sunglasses on the big guy are the idea of my friend who thought that the rectangular eyes were insane.

I am currently working on the batch of the next ten minis.