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I guess this breaks the rule I mentioned earlier about bright colours. Painting messy is easy, painting dirty but good is a whole different ball game in a different park, played by aliens Your Arbitrator is looking fantastic, you say it needs a little more work, then I look forward to seeing it upon completion. This model brings forth themes such as experimentation, mood, painterly mini-painting, and overall an approach to the hobby that has to do with a joy of creating little pieces of 40K fiction and doing this without following other people’s rules and aesthetics.

Following on from the coup over at Legion of Plastic last month and acting as a kind of prelude to next month’s release of The Emperor’s Willthese miniatures are truly great examples of JB’s output and unique style of miniature painting. Yep great stuff Fulgrim. I had to grow up to appreciate them. Blanche is astounding as usual First up, his new Inquisitor and her bodyguard, the Temple Guardian an absolute brute of a man converted from the new Forgeworld Angron miniature: Usually this includes the base as well.

John was attracted to it’s sense of movement and the large plain surfaces that create a blank canvas for the painter, a quality that I love in figures. They look striking from a distance which is why armies with strong highlights stand out on the table top, but I tend not to worry about that.

Alongside a showcase of my creative processes and the resultant miniatures that make up my Inquisitorial conclaves, 40k and Fantasy armies, I intend to engage critically with the miniatures, the settings, and the current state of miniature painting, and for the blog to become a focal point of measured discussion on some of the broader aspects of the gaming and painting culture.


Blanchitsu: Why You Should Do Your Own Thing Or How I Came To Love John Blanche

It also exemplifies the blurred line of good and evil in 40K. November Inqvitational – Part 1, Blanchitsu.

Great photos, always a pleasure to see more Blanche models! A great introduction to the subject! Great to see your work in this months WD and good to see more articles from John too – it really added a different “style” into this months issue with some great models loved Julians marauders!

Rather than getting hooked on the game, I got hooked on the background and artwork. Now the appeal of the hobby is the fluff, a background dripping with grim-dark lore and what I think is the key to all this: As always truly inspiring. And it tends to have a more limited palette so you might not want to use every colour available, but other than that there are no real rules.

While not considering myself a blanchitsuist i have taken inspiration by a lot of the approaches to painting mentioned above and used those to improve my miniatures.

In overall, great photos and nice coverage!

Seconding — would love a link to the post. Looking through your blog there is some really nice stuff here, I do want to see some more of the gang a few pages back, blancbitsu llyhamien sp! And finally, it allows you to model form with hue variation, not just tonal variation, which makes it possible to use a smaller range of tones, connecting with the previous point.

My most sincere congratulations! Might think about putting together something later… Reply. Looks like I’ll have to pick up a copy. That vlanchitsu said, though, I’ve been chipping away a little more on the Conclave of Nestorius II, specifically one of the Inquisitor that’s closest to completion – the radical Xenos Ibn Hassan and his team of five acolytes.

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This all looks great! They were too messy and rushed looking to me.

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John was kind enough to send me a number of notes on the figure. A wraith in one system, a sinister hooded character in the other. One of my favorite musicians said something in an interview: Another painter I admire is Wierdingway www. There are few hard statements in John Blanche’s art, regardless if it is a painted picture, a sketch, or a miniature. The best miniature painters control their tonal distribution, ensuring that focal points contrast strongly with other areas.

No challenge to their status intended. Only the base was left out for contrasting-reasons.


I get some tonal variety by spraying from different angles and with different colours. That adds to the idea of percieving the model as a whole not as a mix of different blacnhitsu and can help a certain athmosphere of light. Eye watering skill indeed.

That’s not to say that advice is useless, just that it takes more than an instruction guide to paint minis, especially if you want to forge your own path. Naturally, these ideas are simply my own opinions and are welcome to be questioned or challenged. Grimdark models have grimdark skintones. The problem with that is you end up with a model with evenly distributed clumps of modulated light and dark, blannchitsu the main tonal variation being caused by the natural tonal difference between hues yellow is lighter than red for example.

It’d be great if J. I think on the whole it tends to be darker or grimdark so you may want to avoid painting too much of the model in bright colours.