Got my Mantis Miniatures stuff!

Thanks to Artur from Mantis Miniatures I may actually be able to finish the Orc Pilot Bust I’ve been working on!

I love having some spare modeling bits from Mantis Miniatures. If you haven’t had a chance to hold them and see them in the flesh, I suggest checking the video out.

I don’t know how does one make a scorpion as small as a vinegar fly, but this is the scale which makes my shaking hands really annoying. 😉

Archaon of Tzeentch?

This miniature is not really new, it dates back to late 2015, but I still haven’t posted the photos here until now.
The reason was that I was not quite happy with the quality of photos.

Archaon of Tzeentch
Archaon of Tzeentch

Unfortunately there was no way of re-taking them, so all I had was a batch of photos taken in quite sharp light, some of them slightly blurry, and so on. While you can see the kind of direction I took with this model, some subtleties are lost under what became a reflective glossy surface thanks to the strong light here.
Well, sometimes you cannot get what you want…

The general request was to take the Archaon model and turn it into a lord of Tzeentch, with a big cloak and huge banner, all decorated with freehand paintings. I think it was the last model I did in this theme, and in result of my escape from blue Tzeentch models I turned towards the Slaaneshi ones that I am still painting…

My inspiration for the freehands here were some occult symbols and pictures I had in my collection. I was pretty happy with this model and am still not really satisfied with the photos. Not showing this model would be a mistake though, so here it is in all its 2015 glory!

Sands of Time (Myersalome)

You will find no Prince of Persia here, even though the title can be misleading. I used it for my scene with Myersalome, Queen of Havoc.

The model was released by Morland Studios and I used a resin wall that I had in my bits box. I think it was a part of a Fenryll model that I painted in the first years in the miniature painting hobby. 😀

My version differs from the original concept art and no longer can be considered a representation of Myersalome. The original concept art is undeniably adorable. Unfortunately the subtle facial features didn’t translate well to the sculpted model…

Myersalome (concept art)

So I decided to take an alternate direction, and made mine an Arabian-themed sorceress, standing next to a portal leading to another reality, plane or land.

To counterbalance the heavy composition on the right I placed the dragon a bit differently than in the original version.

It was an interesting project to work on, I could play a bit with textures on her dress, on the wall and on the cracked vase, but I would prefer to see the face as subtle and pretty as on the original art.

Nymert, or Daemon Princess of Slaanesh

I’ve been working for a large Slaaneshi-themed project for some time already and I have the opportunity of letting my imagination go out of the box with it. While judging at the Hussar 2016 contest, I found this lovely model at one of the stands.

I immediately knew it would make a perfect addition to the army, because even though originally Nymert looks completely different, I instantly imagined her painted as a larger counterpart of Deaemonettes of Slaanesh! Not quite a daemon prince so maybe a daemon princess? 😉

Demon Princess of Slaanesh (Nymert)

I won’t be writing too much about the model, as you can easily find it in the Pegaso Models range, and my concept was to paint her much like a larger version of the daemonettes I painted a few months ago. My color scheme for them was not quite like the official one, and this one is a slightly modified copy of the same scheme.

I wanted her to look different, more out-of-this world, blending the two aspects you can often see in Slaaneshi models. The sexual or sensual and the scary, dangerous. So when my idea to add something to her belly, like a maw or vagina, was accepted, I went on to add it here. And if you are not sure you can handle it, don’t search for vagina dentata pictures… 😉