Posts Tagged ‘miniature painting’

Painting Penguins

October 31, 2009

Irregular Magazine editor, Nick Johnson entered a pair of penguin models into the October painting challenge (Winter’s Touch)- proving that SI has more than just Games Workshop painters in it’s midst.

Nick shares some info on the hows and why’s of painting penguins.

I hadn’t really been intending on doing an entry for Winter’s Touch. While I had a Khador Manhunter that I’d considered doing, he wasn’t really grabbing my imagination. After about a week, someone reminded me of the blister of Frisky Penguins I had from the Copplestone Castings High Adventure range.

Some frantic searching (and tidying of my flat) later, I found the penguins with less than a week to go to the conclusion of the challenge. Given the variety of poses in the pack, I knew I wanted to use a couple of them on one base. Some dry-fitting of poses later, I’d worked out how to pose ’em – one stood on higher ground, looking at the stars, while a second (probably bored) penguin had decided to start sliding down the hill.


One year old

October 11, 2009

This week we celebrate our first birthday. Yes, we are just one year old – but what a year it’s been!

Many of you will have read the History of the Irregulars in issue 1 of Irregular Magazine, but we’ve done so much more since then – time forĀ  a quick recap.


Vote for Sept Painting Challenge

September 28, 2009

The deadline has passed, the entries are in, it’s time to vote on the 3 colour challenge.


Magnificent mummy in just 3 colours

September 19, 2009

As many of you are aware, the September painting challenge has been to use only 3 pots of paint. I think the toughest part of this challenge is picking the right model and combination of colours.

Edward Nicholson has taken photos of his entry every step of the way, to show us just how he’s painted his mummy.

The deadline for this challenge is September 27th, so there is still time to take part. Over to Edward…

Shadow grey, Bone and Devlan mud - all thats need to paint a mummy

Shadow grey, Bone and Devlan mud - all that's need to paint a mummy


Fantastic fur references

July 31, 2009

Painting fur can be hard, may folks stick to the same kinds of colours – an off grey pelt being a common example.


I’ve not seen that before!

July 25, 2009

The miniature modelling world often runs dry when it comes to originality, with many painters referencing the work of others. Not that there’s anything wrong with this, in fact mimicry is often flattery. However, sometimes a gem comes along, like the Butterfly Necrons, or the Hello Kitty marines, something truly original with elements juxtaposed in such a way to make you take a second look.

John Betts’ entry for the July painting challenge (Hero) is one of those unique creations – it will make you stop and stare and then make you smile.

Necron riding hippo - by John Betts

Necron riding hippo - by John Betts


The good, the bad and the sexy

July 16, 2009

Rebecca Hubbard tells us why she thinks Cowgirls shouldn’t get the blues.

It’s true – cowboys have always been cool – but female miniature figures haven’t always been the toughest.

But that’s all about to change with Wyrd miniatures bringing out it’s Malifaux game real soon. A steampunk – wild west extravaganza, this skirmish wargame is promising to be one of the ranges we’ll all want Santa to be bringing us at Christmas. But we don’t have to wait that long – it’s being released at Gencon!


Five top cloth references

July 13, 2009

Painting cloth on miniature figures can be a pain – but real world examples can help, so we’ve put together five top references to help you out.

1. Cammoflage

Image from Feltons of Preston

Image from Feltons of Preston