October 31, 2007

Finished pics of the Buccaneer and Captain Shae

I finished up the Buccaneer and got around to taking some decent pics of it and Shae while I was taking my GD entries snaps so here they are

I think the Shae pics came out a bit too contrasty though

October 30, 2007

Finished photos of the Nomad and all my Pirates

Ah forgot to post the finished pics of the Jack, got distracted by MOAB and painting for GD

then of course I got inspired to do a little sister to go with him made from a Eureka street urchin and a dead pirate

and the rushed paintjob so I could get to my GD stuff

Oh and here is the jack with my completed pirates so far

October 23, 2007

Buccaneer Painted

I got around to cleaning up all the sea dogs and got them primed and in actual painting got most of the Buccaneer done, he still needs rust and a few bits done, been down with flu most of the week so slow going.

here he is on his base with the Nomad

and a group shot with Shae

October 16, 2007

Captain Shae painted

Oct 15, 2007

Here's a slightly sharper pic just under the light

Converting Captain Phineus Shae

To go with my pirate jacks I had to convert the warcaster a bit just to make him a bit more presentable. Shae is a cool looking character on the cover of No Quarter but a bit subdued in the sculpt. So I changed his stance a bit while modifying very little, basically I bent his leg a little and his foot and made him stand on a cannonball smashed into the deck (an idea I got from these resin bases someone makes). I bent up the sash to be more dramatic, after that I bent his left arm down a bit and straightened it a tad so that he'd be aiming his gun rather than just waving it around. The gun though seemed a bit small especially when it's called a hand cannon in the rules so I cut it in half and extended the middle part as well as adding a flint lock mechanism on the side cause well I think flint locks look cool. After that I messed a round at the back and cut under the coat that is wind swept back so I could jam a scabbard under there, which I push molded off of one of the other pirates. lastly I added a full bucket hilt to his sword since the basket hilt he had didn't look piratey enough.

I kind of feel I should have given him a hat, but the upcoming pirate Broadside Bart has a big hat with a feather and I've already made Shae quite similar pose wise so the lack of hat will keep them looking different.

I got around to painting him up during the week since I got my GD stuff done, I went with a colour scheme pretty close to the original cover art of him rather than the studio paint job which I think is rather bland. Of course I added stripes cause what's a pirate without stripes.