Sunday, April 30, 2017

Malifaux WIP: Temple of the Dawn

Its been almost 2 months since I last posted anything. Been really busy, and tired at work. But I did get some painting done this long weekend :)

I got the Malifaux Temple of the Dawn last year after playing an intro game at Ray's previous castle. The legend of Shenlong was born in my mind during that battle which involved a desperate rush to an outhouse in the inner slums of Malifaux where good sanitation can be a rare thing.

Shenlong is mostly painted. I am deliberating how to paint on the dragon tattoo. The way the dragon tattoo is situated on the box art is a bit awkward. From the box art, the tail of the dragon tattoo seems to start from the side of Shenlong's left eye, and the dragon's body somehow also ends on the left side? A 'blue steel' dragon? Lol!

Sensei Yu is like the jovial monk of the group. His facial expression really contrasts with Shenlong's moody and a tad evil look. On the other hand, Sensei Yu may be laughing at Shenlong's 'high tide' situation and acute need for the outhouse facilities.
Sensei Yu's abs on the art box looked a bit weird to me, unsure why. I painted his abs abit lower so he has a rib-cage haha!

Some Peasants. They clean up after themselves. And Shenlong.

The High River Monks. Two are very dynamic figures. Took a while to position and pose these fellas.
I still want to add more details to the bases. Maybe some water running through the sand for the whole team. But not sure how to do it as yet.

The monks of the august temple in a first WIP photoshoot. A long time in coming for sure.
I'll be adding more highlights and have also realized the Sensei also has tattoos on his arms (faint). I don't have a clear picture of Sensei Yu's tattoos so its going to be a challenge to make up something.

But all in all, I am quite happy with the way they turned out. The Monk with the blue watery base was done at beginning of the year as a test model. I ended repainting him to fit the rest, except the base.

Hope to get some games in too!

Have a good weekend, and great week ahead everyone!