Hobby Time: Sue (Malifaux Outcast Enforcer / Mercenary) [complete]

I wasn’t going to post this yet because I wanted to get a few more models done. However, Sue is the odd one out in my current Malifaux collection due to being an Outcast Mercenary, rather than one of the legion of Ressurectionists I have on the painting table!


More the man in grey-green and grey-blue than the “man in black” moniker he is inspired by – but I like him as he is now. Painting lots of black is pretty boring anyway!

I’m planning for my next post whenever is to have a handful of Ressurectionists minions done to go with Molly (as she is practically finished!)

I am also due for another game tomorrow, as well as me (foolishly) signing up for a Malifaux tournament next month.

Hobby Time: Sue, the Man in Black (WIP Part 1)

Back on the painting front, started putting the brush to some models featured in recent posts.

Sue, who you saw converted two posts ago with some Through the Breach plastics, got some attention;


His cloak will be black, to live up to his moniker!

The green-grey was fun to do, I will make sure to write the recipe down!

Also, the other two Drowned have been started on as well;


I’m looking forward to doing the rusty anchors and chains soon!

I’m trying to keep these little updates frequent, even though I got my hands on the much anticipated Bioshock Collection. I’m playing it for inspiration, yes that sounds like a good enough excuse….. 👍🏻

(It’s also Batman Day too!)

Hobby Time: Playing with Through the Breach plastics (again) [Malifaux]

I put down the paintbrushes to do some sculpting and base-making again;


The left one is me adding new a bit more to Raethford from my last post (mostly bulking out the face and adding back the goggle strap – fiddly!)

The right one is my start on a Maniacal Necromancer, an NPC from the Resser-heavy Under Quarantine supplement for Through the Breach. This guy;


There’s a story in the bestiary that links all the sample monsters and NPCs, this guys is quite amusing as he is an obnoxious Swedish Necromancer who wears eyeliner…

I’ve also got my hands on the University of Transmortis set and that’s all been assembled and based up;


See you next time!

Hobby Time: Playing with Through the Breach plastics [Malifaux]

Just a quick post tonight about a simple conversion I’ve been meaning to do. I’ve had the Sue model on my desk for a little bit now, but it had some weird out-of-proportion scale issues. I might of just renamed him Pinhead!

Luckily some fresh Green Stuff and a male Through the Breach multi-part kit came through the post for me, so I got to work;


Simply replaced the head and pistol hand with ones from the aforementioned kit, add a smudge of Green Stuff to clean up and all good!

To give some context, this is the original;


I’ve also started another (more involved) conversion to represent another Malifaux character, a rogue Arcanist fella called Raethford. He is featured in one of the story encounters ian asymmetrical three-player scenario. I love the idea of this rough-and-ready I’ve summoner / brawler leading his own crew of ice constructs and mercenaries. 

Way cooler (pun intended ❄️) than the standard Arcanist masters in my mind! 


Super early days yet but hopefully it’ll eventually look something like this;

Hobby Time: Molly Squidpiddge [WIP Part I]

Continuing on from my last post on painting that Drowned fella, I though I’d make a head start on another model to see how the skintones would work on a skinnier model (less physical space to blend, so can be harder!)

Enter Molly;


Aside from the awkward position of the arm extending it making the face hard to acces with a paintbrush, not too difficult to pull off a similar look which I’m happy with.

The purple magic effects I’m OK with. My white is quite watery so it’s hard to get decent coverage for these reverser lighting effects. When I’ve painting the dress (in a nice dirty yellow) I can add some purple reflecting of her to further accentuate the glowing magical effects.

In gaming news, I attended part of the Southampton Sluggaz 24 hour charity event. I got a few games and demos in which was great! I tried out Deadzone and Devil’s Run: Route 666 as well as a couple of Malifaux in as well (I’m getting a little better at it as I work how what crew compositions and tactics to use).

I was even given some Devil’s Run bits as well on the day;


Perhaps yet another game to try in the future? I did love playing the Mad Max (2015) console game so this looks to be possibly a good way to recreate that.

More musings for the future I suppose!

Hobby Time: The Drowned [WIP Part I]

Since my last post I’ve been busy assembling, basing and gapfilling the Malifaux reinforcements I ordered since I discovered I rather want to get playing again.

Alas, my Green Stuff had run out (from sculpting all those cobblestones!) so I figured I better whip out the paints (it’s been a while since I’ve only recently moved into my new place).

What started as doing skin basecoated for a load of models eventually turned into “I’m just going to start painting one of the Drowned instead.”


I just adore this model (I probably wouldn’t of put as much effort into it otherwise)! 

I don’t think the snappies are bad either considering they were taken directly under the lamp at around 10pm this evening.

Let’s just hope my order of Green Stuff as well as a Through the Breach male multi-part kit decides to turn up swiftly after the Bank Holiday ends – much needed supplies for more Malifaux (conversions) goodness!

Hobby Time: Malifaux Cobblestone Basing

To absolutely no-one’s surprise, I’ve jumped ship to another previous project – Malifaux!


I’m sure I could make a joke about it currently being around 3am as I type and doing a post about undead “ladies of the night”. 🤔

In short, I picked up some reinforcements for my struggling Molly crew. In the half-dozen or so Malifaux games I’ve played since I started Circus of Paint, it turns out I’m not just very good at it! That may of come down to not picking a Master first and trying to beat match one to whatever Minions and Henchman I already had (Toshiro the Daiymo & Punk Zombies, Necropunks…).


Anyway, I wanted to get back into the game for an upcoming 24-hour charity event at my local club, so naturally had to buy more suitable Minions for best synergy with Molly. I picked up some Rotten Belles, Dead Doxies and (not pictured) The Drowned.

Bases were done with Green Stuff for a change instead of Milliput – I was inspired by some I saw on the Wyrd forums. It holds details a lot better which is always handy!

At least these models weren’t too bad to assemble – I used to own a set of Rotten Belles when the plastics first released but I wasn’t prepared for how tiny and fiddly they were! Second time around, so much easier! Dead Doxies were a little tougher (I lost an arm but found it by accident the next day) but nothing as teeth-gnashingly frustrating as the Necrotic Machine. I spent several hours badly trying to keep together that stupid spindly model before I gave up and chucked the whole model in the bin. It was only a minor Totem model anyway!

Til next time!