Hobby Time: Malifaux (Guild) Ryle [WIP Part 1]

First Resurrectionists, now jumping into work on a Guild model? All will be explained soon…

Work has commenced on Ryle, the pseudo-lobotomised cyborg:


 The skin was painted in a similar way to the Punk Zombies in my previous post, but leaving off the final and very pale layer and also replacing the slimy green glazing with a simple grey one instead.

I may of gone a little overboard with the blood, but Ryle is a crude steampunk cyborg and as of typing, it’s Halloween after all too!


Hobby Time: Malifaux (Resurrectionists) Punk Zombies [WIP Part 2]

Just another update on the Punk Zombies – flesh tones are done on all three:

It only took two hours a piece to get the flesh done from basecoat to finishing gore splatterings. I did however think something was missing so I did what I’ve been doing on my Skaven – added some subtle patches of yellow-green glazes to really make them look undead.

I’m still pondering what colour(s) to do the hair and clothing though!

Hobby Time: Malifaux (Resurrectionists) Punk Zombies [WIP Part 1]

Malifaux is one of those systems I’ve dabbled with over the last five years, first in 2010 having painted up a handful of the 1st edition. More recently I tried again in 2014 only to basically rage-quit because I wasn’t prepared for how fragile and fiddly the 2nd edition plastics can be (evil glances at the Rotten Belles.) 😦

Anyway I wanted something simple I could work on inbetween Skaven so I don’t burn out on the little rats.

Punk Zombies are one of those sets I was waiting for, but weren’t available seperately tip after I gave up on Malifaux last year. A year and a half later, being a bit less impulsive with miniatures and having thought the assembly through properly – I thought I’d try again.


I did the skin in one session using the box art as colour reference – although mine is browner and less saturated. Aside from a few touchups I’m ready to get the rest of the model done so I can bash my way through the other two. Suggestions for trouser and mohawk colours are appreciated, I’m thinking black leather and crimson red respectively at the moment.


As a side note, the Skaven Warlord is still being worked on and the plan to finish it by end of October.

Hobby Time: Skaven Warlord, Rat Ogor [WIP Part 2]

As a continuation of this previous post back in late August, my contribution for Warseer’s Tale of Age of Sigmar for month 2 will be the plastic Warlord hero as well as a single Rat Ogor.

Work has continued on both, first the Warlord has hit the painting phase:

The beady-eyed among you might of noticed the couple areas I’ve added a few sculpted buboes. This is a character from Clan Septik after all!

Speaking of which, I’m struggling to come up with a suitable name for him myself, suggestions anyone?

Moving onto the Rat Ogor, and as suggested on Warseer I added a Warpfire Gun grafted onto its limb for that extra firepower. 

I struggled for a while to work out how I would make such a firearm, but in the end I went for using; 

– an old paintbrush plastic protector tube

– part of some flame effect from the Burning Chariot of Tzeentch kit 

– of course more sculpting work! 

It stills needs some rivets for detailing and a couple more ragged bandages but otherwise it’s nearly done.


Naturally the model needed a whole rash of buboes and gross growths, so I’ve been adding them to its back because I thought it looked a bit bare otherwise. Aside from a few more scattered around his body for variety and some muscles getting done redefinition, this Rat Ogor is not far from the priming stage for painting later on this month!