Monday, June 27, 2016

Shattered Sword Paladins

Here are a couple Relic Knights minis that I got painted up a bit ago, but for some reason never got around to posting them.

 Navarre Hauer and Rook


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Zombie Hunter Wedding Cake Toppers with Silent Weapons

I've read the zombie survival guide, and while I haven't necessarily started stockpiling arms and watching the news for signs of outbreak cover-ups, I've definitely made myself familiar with what makes a good anti-zombie weapon. Accuracy and silence.

 As almost any non-head shot will result in a maimed zombie at best, it is important to use something that can reliably hit the target.

 And silence. The advise against chainsaws seems good. The heavy gas powered weapon can quickly make mince meat of any immediate zombies, the noise is guaranteed to alert any nearby zombies to your location. Fire arms tend to have some of those noise troubles as well- the much lauded AK-47 is a noisy weapon after all.

 Here are some cake toppers I made for couples that know how important silence is during a zombie outbreak.

 The crossbow is an excellent weapon- nearly silent, but quite accurate (at least if you've practiced enough with one).


And melee weapons tend to work well. A sword is a classic so long as you can find a quality blade. On the other hand, we have drumsticks. But hey- a weapon you're familiar with is often better than a superior weapon you've no experience with.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Zombie Survivor Cake Toppers- Improvised Weaponry

Zombies don't really announce that they'll be coming back from the dead to eat you (unless you count the horrific groans that herald their craving for human flesh).

 While many of the cake toppers I make represent people who have planned ahead- who have an M4 and plenty of ammunition around- every once in a while, you just need to grab whatever heavy object is closest and start bashing heads.

 At least no one is trying to throw vinyl records at them (yet).

 I think the thing I like most about this little set is that I know for certain that the couple owns the guitar that she's using:


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mushroom, Mushtoom!

Here is one of my favorite sets of minis, of all time. They're the Fungal Growth Spawn point for Super Dungeon Explore, and I based the color schemes on the various colors of mushroom monsters from the Dragon Quest series.


Friday, June 3, 2016

Goldur and Seoni- variations on skin tones

Here are a few minis that I got to paint for a client. They're both pewter, since I'm sure someone is curious. I've got a bones Goldar that I've been itching to paint up, and I'm sure I'll get to do him sometime soon too.

 The skin tones were definitely a centerpoint for both of these. In the past, I made the mistake of using a too light and too pink skin tone on a half naked barbarian, and he really looked as though he'd get sunburned.

 So here, I went with a more tanned color that I think presents itself as more natural for the super shirtless guy.

 Interestingly enough, Seoni has an extremely pink skin tone. That's my client's choice, but it is one that I think works very well for her (and matches the artwork in the Pathfinder books).

 Anyway, here they are:

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mix it up: Fantasy and Science Fiction Cake Toppers

A lot of the cake toppers I make express a fandom of some sort. They range from very specific (like the Halo or Tardis cake toppers) to broader areas (like fantasy armor or weaponry).

 Now, I don't know that I've ever met a fan who was only a fan of one thing. So a lot of the toppers that I make like to mix some elements from one or another sort of fantasy universe. Here are a couple cake toppers for couples that mixed it up that way:

  Cake Topper