Friday, 22 January 2021

Tis thy path

 Did I force the title a little too much? :P

This is a very short & simple post, just the 'Death Tracker' Paladin by Westfalia Miniatures. I recently got it thanks to a friend and couldn't resist to paint it. There are a couple of heads and arms options in the sprue, but I simply chose what looked more obvious ;)

I don't think any WIP pics were necessary, as the paintjob is quite straightforward. Here it is:

Any resemblance to...? Naaah, I don't think so

The only variaion from the original is that I cut away the horns and tail from the creature baby, so everything is even more obvious.

I had an issue regarding the crossbow; the resin of one of the limbs was broken. Besides, it was deformed, so I had to reshape it with hot water and then glue it. If you look closely you will see the crossbow is far from symmetrical, but at least it works.

If the pic is blurry enough, you won't see any defects

Very few know his name. His real name. He is just an adventurer from Ahn Dalor, a lost region deep in the realm, now condemned to oblivion. He belongs to an old tradition of warmongers, strictly adhering to their warrior creed. Never tamed, never subdued; no lord, no king, no emperor has ever overmastered them. But they have paid the price. Their home burnt, now they all wander but scattered through the realm, making their way as they walk. Bounty hunters, mercenaries, whatever allows them to survive, while they dream with the day they will be reunited.

For now... this is the path.

I really do need a backdrop for this kind of pics!


 The thing is that I'm afraid I've opened a can of worms. Have you seen the other awesome, magnificent works by Boris Woloszyn?

I need them all!

Oh, great, so I also think I will have to get into Rangers of Shadow Deep or something...

21 comments:

  1. Looking good! I like your backdrops, Suber, where did you get them?

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    1. Thanks! The blue backdrop you mean? Wow, I've been browsing through the web, I really didn't remember where did I download it! It was long time ago! :D
      http://corvusminiatures.blogspot.com/2010/04/cloud-backdrops-for-your-miniature.html
      There you can download a selection of backdrops. I used a few and felt more comfortable with the blue one. Not that it helps me to take better pics (I suck at that!), but it's a start :D

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  2. What an awesome re-skin project!

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    1. The sculptor, Boris Woloszyn, is a true master, I love each of his works. The series on Fantasy Star Wars is pure genius :D

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  3. Amazing! I'd seen these online but never painted. You really made him look like a legit fantasy Mandalorian.

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    1. Thank you! I was a little worried about the limited palette I would have to use, but in the end it worked better than expected, so I'm happy :)

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    2. Some of my best pieces have had a very limited colour schemes... Including largely brown :)

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  4. Wow, very cool model and a great paint job. I like that you just went all in and made the obvious. :)

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    1. Thank you! There were some other options: another helmet, a different daemon child, bearing a sword... but I think it works better this way, making it immediately recognizable. It's been super fun to do.

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  5. Wow, gorgeous figure, wonderful painting and scenery!

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    1. Thank you very much! It was a nice thing to do, a simple standalone project with little fuss. What else can I ask for?

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  6. Splendid looking bounty hunter and demon child and the crossbow looks fine!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you very much! The crossbow troubled me a little, but I had to let it be. Let's focus on the green creature on the other arm, not on the evidently non functional crossbow! :D

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  7. I agree with you wholeheartedly Suber ... those works by Boris Woloszyn are indeed awesome looking!

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    1. He's most certainly the man of the moment, his sculpts are gorgeous and he has quite a recognizable style. It's a total joy tohave the chance of painting these minis :)

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  8. Es maravilloso lo que está haciendo reinventándose el universo Star Wars, las minis son una pasada y dan ganas de pintarlas todas. El trabajo de pintura y la elección de montaje me parecen de lo más acertadas. Otro gran trabajo que espero que me sirva de inspiración al que tengo pendiente de pintar

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    1. La colección de no-Star Wars es fabulosa, como el resto de su trabajo. Te animo a que te pongas con el tuyo, es una mini que se pinta en dos patadas y es una delicia.

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  9. Very nice! I like the medieval Vader and Stormtroopers!

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    1. Those are uber cool, I can't wait to put my hands on them! :D

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