Sunday, October 4, 2009

Seraphim Squad Done?

Ok everyone the day i know i have been waiting for since i started this crazy project. I finally mostly finished my new Seraphim squad. It has been slow going and near the end of it i started to get frustrated with not being finished. As i go over the pictures i realized I've forgotten to finish a few touch up and blending on the bases. So those will be finished tonight.
But they look fabulous together and i can't wait to make a custom display base for them.

As always you can click on each image to get a larger view.

Since RC requested it, I took pictures at 4 different angles so you can see all the way around the mini.
This one is one of my favs but the pictures turned out like hell and i'm going to have to retake them at a later date. But i love the bronze paint job i did on the I beam. Cray Havoc issue 4 (i think i'll have to check on that) has a small tutorial on it. I also painted their guns in NMM style and let me tell you that if you start a squad in NMM do it all in one sitting because you will come back to it later and have totally forgotten what you did the time before. But i believe my next squad will have NMM Armor same as the guns. If you haven't figured it out yet i'm not one to paint my army all in the same style because seriously that would be boring.

This one i wanted the lamp to look transparent but have the glass still intact. Not sure if i pulled it off but it was fun to paint. I tried to find examples in all the magazines we have and failed but i'll keep looking for next time.

This was the last one i worked on and by the time i got to it i was wishing i had made all the bases easy to paint. I need to go back and rework some of the shadows on the back of the door. I also made both sides to the door and the other superior in my 2nd squad will be mounted on it.

The flamer is my other favorite in the group. I loved painting the base as determining where all the shadows would fall was a fun little puzzle.
I'm least happiest with this base or i should say where i have the seraphim placed on the base as it looks like she is pushing off the wall with her feet.

Ok there you go! Now it's time to get back to work for me. Let me know what you think!


  1. WOW, those bases are fantastic. The models look great. Thank you for posting the finished works!


  2. Very well done! My favorite part is the tiles, it completes the chapel imagery.

  3. Excellent bases, you make them look so dynamic.

  4. Wow, so much for worrying that the bases would overshadow the minis. Those look great and the darker tones really emphasize the white seraphim. When I first saw that lamp, it really did look like it was whole and it was just light refracting through it, well done!

  5. They look great, white is such a hard colour to do without slapping it on in thick layers. These look good and smooth. Love the themed bases too.

  6. wow! i love them! love the flamers "hayley from paramore" look... great stuff well worth the wait!

  7. These are stunningly good...although I'd share your concern over the feet in the last one...

    I love the hair!

  8. sooo amazing. i feel fortunate that i get to see these models in person.

  9. NMM is the abbreviation you're looking for I believe. be careful mixing that with 'metal' models.. it can ruin the look of an army. (not a NMM fan..)

    great blog though, keep it up.

  10. Thanks everyone :)

    Ricalope - Yay i'm glad someone noticed the tiles painting all those little squares wasn't in vain.

    RC - Thanks :) I'm glad the bases didn't take over the whole mini I gotta say that i lucked out with that. My next squad will probably have bases that are a little more toned down.

    Contest - Try to find the hidden Fleur De Lis i painted on a few of the girls.

  11. Thanks Zealot I can't/can believe i mistyped that all 3 times. luckily it didn't end up NNMMNMNN or something like that.

    Believe it or not i use to LOOOOOVE metallic paints at some point i developed 'teh hate' for them. so i've been on a quest to master non-metal metallics the best i can.

  12. They are rockin' it old school - love them. The whites are really sharp and the bases set them off perfectly.

    Stunning work.

  13. I love SoB, but I have always detested the seraphim and those little "sticks" citadel expects hobbyists to work with. Well done!

  14. Those bases are so inspired and imposing, very nice! You did seraphim justice.