Gyrinx and Other Critters

Gyrinx: psychic space cat and psyker’s familiar. He will be named Trim, after the cat belonging to Matthew Flinders, which seemed appropriate for a space-faring psychic cat and also a nice nod to a piece of Australian history.

I particularly liked this model, from Bombshell miniatures, and I am pleased with how the paint-job came out, though these large photos are quite unforgiving! I may even buy a couple more to paint in more exotic colours, a la Cheetor’s, as linked to above.

Trim, Bombshell Miniatures Cat
Trim, Bombshell Miniatures Cat

Colours used were GW Fiery Orange for the fur, inked with W&N orange ink to shade. The fur was then dry-brushed with Fiery Orange. I then painted stripes on with GW Snakebite Leather before dry-brushing with yellow then white. The muzzle ears, chest, socks, and tail tip were painted white. The nose is GW Tentacle Pink. The eyes were painted white then inked with GW Asurmen Blue wash to give them a blue tinge, yet having that empty look so appropriate for psykers.

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More Reaper Iguanas.

Reaper iguanas
Reaper iguanas

Left is based on GW Scorpion Green and the right on GW Snot Green. Both were dry-brushed with yellow then white before having the stripes added and another quick dry-brush of white.

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Some dogs.

Celtos King of the Gaels' hunting hound, Brigade Models (L) Rottweiler, Bombshell Miniatures (R)
Celtos King of the Gaels’ hunting hound, Brigade Models (L) Rottweiler, Bombshell Miniatures (R)

Both just painted black then dry-brushed very lightly with white. The brown patches were layered with GW Vermin Fur then GW Leprous Brown, then Leprous Brown with white added.

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And, lastly, I pulled the Escher out of the cabinet to paint her base to match these a bit better. I thought to do a comparison shot at the same time, so people have a better idea of how big these models are. (Click for a bigger pic.)

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On the Paint Table II

Some more WIPs, with various poor photos. Sorry there is nothing finished yet but I am still feeling a bit burnt out on the orks but I am trying to do various things, including updating the blog, to keep momentum up and stay motivated. Thanks for indulging me.

Andreah and the assasin, WIP. In the case of the assasin I am trying to follow Mike Mcvey’s paint-job from the 1990s fairly closely.

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More jungle ruins terrain. Not too much more to do on these…

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A tank I converted a while back and just started painting. It is a looted rhino for the Blood Axes. I am learning a fair bit with every vehicle I put together….

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And it was confirmed to me last week that I will get paid my annual bonus in the next pay cycle. Therefore, I immediately treated myself to a few kits (the rest will go on taking my wife out to a fancy dinner and paying off debt). You probably won’t see much of these for a couple of months. The Jagdpanther will become a Gobsmasha for the Blood Axes and the Marder another counts-as warbuggy. The Citroen was an impulse buy. It is a bit small for 40K use (when I got it out of the box – I had thought of maybe using it for a Necromunda-ish sort of conversion) so I may use it with my WWII Germans….

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And I have actually finished some stuff. They are getting varnished now so expect proper photos by the end of this week 😉

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