An Iron Painter’s Quest, Episode 11: Toil and Trouble

Posted: May 22, 2015 in Iron Painter 2015, Malifaux, Works in progress
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Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

It would appear that I have pricked my thumbs as finally something wicked my way comes. That’s right, the theme for Round 3 of the Iron Painter 2015 contest is “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and although I have been eliminated from running for the crown, my quest to be named an Iron Painter is far from over. Due to being on vacation when the theme was announced and then playing catch-up on everything not hobby related as soon as I got back, I didn’t actually get started on this project until last night. But now you as what is’t I do?

A deed without name!


For those who haven’t picked up on it yet the source for the theme comes from the Shakespeare play MacBeth, which happens to be one of my favorites, so I just had to do a scene with the three witches who say the original quote.  With this thought in my head, I thought of the alternative sculpt of Zoraida stirring a cauldron. To get the other two witches I figured this would be a good opportunity to paint the plastic Zoraida I have had sitting around unbuilt since last Gen Con. For the third witch I knew I should do something big since this is Iron Painter, so for the second round in a row I will be painting an Avatar, this time Zoraida’s avatar: the Avatar of Fate

As I had to wait on the metal Zoraida and the Avatar to show up on my doorstep, I have only just begun on the building of these models. I was able to build the plastic Zoraida before the others showed up, but I didn’t want to start painting that one as I would like to have a consistent look across the three models and that is easier to do if I paint them all at the same time.

Anyway, here is what I have thus far on my secret, black, and midnight hags.

WickedWiP01 WickedWiP02

I am a little sad that I can’t really get in on the smack talk this round as I would have a lot of fun making Shakespeare references. Sadly such references to my lack of fear for any man of woman born, the fact that my opponent is not the thane of Fife, or that they are unable to bring Birnam Wood to my stronghold on high Dunsinane Hill shall go unused. Alas and alack.

Since I’m behind in getting my start, I feel like there will certainly be some toil this weekend or else I am in trouble; as I am severely lacking in gall of goat and baboon’s blood I should probably bust out the greenstuff and paint…

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