A sculpting competition was held in 2018 on the facebook Oldhammer sculpting group and one miniature emerged victorious : The watcher by Lewis Collins
I was first going to do him with a red robe since it's been a while I haven't painted a lot of red (with the usual greys and cream) but after a couple of seconds, I realised having all these folks in red hooded robes would make it too much of a Christmas after party so went for some off white and brass instead (I'll get something red on the menu soon enough I'm sure)
Now here he is fully painted :
To match the crazyness of the watcher himself I picked this chaos Thug and gave him a matching off white armour which is original enough. I like that you see his ears on the sides of the mask and I can't help but picture him with a very nice face he has to conceal with a mask to be taken seriously.
The crossed eyes are obviously a reference to my favourite manga Dorohedoro which just happens to have the same punk satanist vibe in common with Mork Borg
Now I just couldn't paint a band full of chaotic miscreants and not take the opportunity to paint a couple of Goodwins in the process (this is actually what triggered me to paint the band since I was dying to paint some goodwin again). This is Stabb the acolyte, I've already painted his Nurgle variant a while ago and was glad to come back to this one.
There's a pleasurein paintg Jes Goodwin's work that's hard to explain but obvious when you put your brushes on one, everything is right, at its places, the clothes are pleasant, you get all the right textures, I'm always stunned by how painter friendly they are despite Jes not being a painter himself (to my knowledge at least).
The other one was Mutander Bubonicus which was an absolute blast and now one of my favourite sorcerers. You can't really make how his face is from pictures but from the model in hand it's all right and great. I find it nice not to have him painted in an obvious Nurgley green theme, the guy has more to offer !
Despite the intense heat those were painted in, which made the undercoat a bit too chalky and any smooth painting nigh impossible, I had a great pleasure working on those and I am very eager to test them with friends on a suitably gloomy yet fun tabletop !
Note : I have competely diregarded what these guys could be in terms of rules or whatever, I'll just roll characters and make the best of these, rule of cool first, I'm very confident in figuring things out in due time !