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Get to know a War Painter – Pandaemonium Miniatures

Secret or loud and proud painter/gamer?
Loud and proud I would say, I really love painting and model-making and I am a regular player of Frostgrave and Darklight: Memento Mori in particular.

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What age did you get into painting and what started it off?
Around age 11-13 with Heroquest, like a lot of people. I did the most appalling job of painting the minis (still have them), but I really enjoyed doing it and painted a friend’s set later down the line when I’d got better. Then it was Space Crusade and that tipped me into 40k.

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What was the first model you ever painted?
Would have been a Heroquest mini, and I have a feeling it was a skeleton as they would have felt the easier starting point.

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What is  your favourite brush/paint brand?
I was very lucky to have been recently gifted a set of Artis Opus Series S, and they are fantastic, so much control. I also really like the Pro Arte miniature brushes, only a few people I know have heard of them, but the smallest ones are brilliant for eyes and they have a chunky handle, so they’re very comfy to hold.

What are you working on right now?
At the time of writing I am most of the way through a commission of 15 tabletop standard Heresy-era Death Guard which I should finish today I think. I also have a couple of Reaper D&D characters on the go, am most of the way through a Raptors marine army which I’ll resume Friday (only 16 minis to go!) and tomorrow I’ll be in my workshop so I’ve decided to start building my Frostgrave terrain set. I have several other projects queued up too!

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What model would you love to paint that you haven’t done yet?
I am really looking forward to painting the Dwarf Pirate set by Dead Earth Games, and they have another set coming out on KS shortly too, including pirate skeletons – really looking forward to those!

What models do you really enjoy painting?
All of them! For different reasons – I like aiming for nice crisp edge highlights and a consistent look on things like space marines, so I’ve been loving painting the Raptors chapter, but I equally love painting fantasy monsters and characters with lots of detail and expression, so I get that variety with my Frostgrave collection.

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Where do you get your inspiration from?
I enjoy using Pinterest to get ideas, I look at the natural world for interesting patterns and colour combinations and I take inspiration from architecture for my terrain projects, for example I went to Bruges in October and took a lot of pictures for reference.

What other creative outlets do you use (music, canvas, art, etc)?
I play guitar and sing, up til recently I was a regular performer at open mics, but I fell out of the habit, but would be great to get back into it. I also draw and paint and I’m a qualified cabinet maker.

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What is your favourite convention or event? What event would you like to
go to?

Actually I have yet to attend any games events, but I will be going to the Roll Dice event in Bristol in a few weeks, and probably the Bristol Gaming Con as well. I am very keen to get to Salute and/or UKGE next year.

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