Thursday, 29 November 2012

The final harlequins

Avast me hearties, we are finally, finally at the end of the Harlequin road. These bad boys were in the same box as the griffon so they had hit the same brakes as the pidgeon of death.

I've never made any secret of how hard I have found painting these. It isn't just a matter of fiddly paint jobs or motivation. Those I can handle. It was, bizarrely, the bright colours. I just don't normally paint in a vibrant, cartoony style. Mine is a much darker more "realistic" (yeah right, that space goblin with a hamster cannon is really realistic Jeff...) and grungy. As a result I had to practically teach myself how to paint again. White undercoat helps though...

I was able to deliver these to the client in person so live feedback is nice. The comment "It's like a 70's disco" pretty much sums these lads up for me! I would be curious to paint a set designed to go with a Dark Eldar army some time. All deep tones and sinister details, hmmm....

Given that overall there are 20 or so of these guys (click the harlequin tag at the bottom of the post to see the others) I painted one of them as a spare troupe leader. Annoyingly the lamps cut through the layers again making it look scrappy. Grump. Mercifully lightbox v.2.0 should solve this, I'm doing a collaborative construction with my dad (well, I say collaborative, he's the one with the knowledge and manufacturing skills). I'll take some shots when it's finished. Well, that's it for now so until next time.



  1. Great work on the harlequins. I also like your dwarfs. Congrats.

  2. Crackin' stuff Jeff, the look on your face when I said I bought more.

  3. Nice work on these. Congrats!