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02-05-2016, 12:30 PM
The Background

With every release they put out, Purgatory launch a painting competition. As their latest release in April was a dual release of Bobby B and Hannibal, the next painting competition is an open comp, that can have any Purgatory miniature entered into it. You can find out more about it on their Facebook page.

The Challenge

I've entered all 3 of Purgatory's contests so far, so decided it was time to bring in some new blood. Nerodine picked up both of Purgatory's new releases at Salute, so I challenged him to a duel. As the challenged, he was given the choice of which mini we'd be painting and after some deliberation, he selected Hannibal:

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12669652_961589427228084_8504455786096912495_n.jpg ?oh=862be02ca76807a1d0c62f58a3080248&oe=57AC867F


To increase the fun, I mentioned the challenge to Gary from Purgatory and Normski, who have both accepted.

Dates, Names and Important Stuff

The challenge will run from now, until 8th July, which is also the length of time the Purgatory contest will run. Hopefully we will all finish by then and if we do, that will be 3 entries into the Purgatory contest (thanks to Gary not being allowed to enter his own contest).

After 8th July, there will be some form of voting that we haven't decided on yet.


Let the carnage begin!

02-05-2016, 02:32 PM
Quite excited about this challenge. While the original St Peter sculpt didn't excite me for Purgatory range, their releases since then have been great - and it's only up close you realise how finely detailed and wee the figures are.

Already done the test assembly to start thinking about how to paint him up, and can confirm his miniature elephant* is adorable.


One small frustration encountered - they came with great base inserts but no base to drop them into, and they're fractionally too large for the ones I do have. So there'll be a sanding session just to bring the diameter in a little on both Hannibal's 40mm and Bobby B's 25mm.

Commence with the carnage!

* Not a euphemism.

02-05-2016, 02:54 PM

03-05-2016, 12:45 AM
@nerodine - I always keep a set of 30, 40 and 50mm lipped bases to hand - Element Games have them in boxes of 20-30 for 2-3 - just in case I need to change stuff up with the basing (such as replacing Knight Models crappy molded bases, or if no base comes with a model). The base inserts are indeed a little too big, but I was too lazy to sand them down so I just filled the base with milliput, stuck them on top and went round the gaps on the edge with plastic putty. Lots of resin bases have high overlap against the sides, so they don't really look any different.

13-05-2016, 11:53 AM
Hey Guys....

I'm contestant number 3... aka Purgatory... ;)

Nerodine, thanks for the comments on Peter. I think half of my battle is picture quality. I need ours to be better and we are going to fix that. When people at the show saw my painted Peter and the resin version it flew off the shelf and was the most popular at the show.

The bases thing is really annoying, we toyed with the idea at first and we ended not doing it in the end. Our fault. However the KS will have bases included and we will send free ones to people that have bought models without one with their next purchase.

If you want in on the play testing let me know and I'll add you to group.

I'm looking forward to painting this model and to let you know.

I'm going tweed up in this place!!!

15-05-2016, 10:16 PM
Yay, he made it. This thread now accounts for 50% of Mr Purgatory's posts on the forums :wink:

17-05-2016, 05:00 PM
33% now.....

Let's do this!

17-05-2016, 07:07 PM
I think you want the bigger bit of the fraction...

05-06-2016, 09:56 PM
How is everyone doing?

Hannibal finally made it to my priming pile this evening, as soon as Red Hood is done he is getting started.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s184/brambleten/warhammer/June%2016/DSC06021_zps9wmejxip.jpg (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/brambleten/media/warhammer/June%2016/DSC06021_zps9wmejxip.jpg.html)

06-06-2016, 01:46 PM
less chatting more painting!

06-06-2016, 09:33 PM
Less interfering more sculpting!

08-06-2016, 11:45 PM
There be (a little) paint!

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s184/brambleten/warhammer/June%2016/DSC06136_zpstsbrjhc5.jpg (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/brambleten/media/warhammer/June%2016/DSC06136_zpstsbrjhc5.jpg.html)

12-06-2016, 02:49 PM
Now hang on, no-one said we should be painting yet. What sort of crazy thinking is this?

I haven't advanced past marvelling at the figure yet, still trying to clear the painting desk first of WIP projects.

14-06-2016, 12:20 PM
real artists paint with their imagination

19-06-2016, 10:09 AM
I am all over that ...


19-06-2016, 02:41 PM
Last night's progress - got a little carried away with the shading as glazes finally clicked for me. Now to get prepped to start reapplying the base tone and highlights.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s184/brambleten/warhammer/June%2016/DSC06221_zpsftlt1do9.jpg (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/brambleten/media/warhammer/June%2016/DSC06221_zpsftlt1do9.jpg.html)

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s184/brambleten/warhammer/June%2016/DSC06219_zps85zuvdav.jpg (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/brambleten/media/warhammer/June%2016/DSC06219_zps85zuvdav.jpg.html)

19-06-2016, 03:33 PM
Well that's coming together very nicely!

I've made a tiny, tiny amount of progress today and been looking at basing options.

Reading back through Hard Gains, the Purgatory story I picked up at Salute ... getting an industrial, Shadowrun vibe to the modern world they're in, so I've opted to rebase with a couple of Micro Art bases - final positioning TBC.


As my collection of Purgatory figures expands I'd like a consistent basing theme, factions notwithstanding. Final choice? Not 100% sure yet, but they feel like a nice fit at the moment. Think they may even get primed today ...

20-06-2016, 01:04 PM
Not sure on that hannibal base for a couple of reasons. Firstly the natural view is side on to the longest edge of the base but the figures facing makes the narrow length the frontal view which feels wrong. Also the elephant sits clumsily over that lump. I would cut that lump/pipe off the base and respoition them rotating both minis more clockwise.

Theother one looks good though

20-06-2016, 02:03 PM
That's not a bad shout. I did step up the base size to give Hannibal and his elephant some more space, but you're right - the large pipe actually gives 'em less. Time to have a rummage and see if there's an alternate one that's more appropriate.

03-07-2016, 03:35 PM
Still mulling my options for this, but think Hannibal's going to get a more traditional suit. Finding suitable scale examples was initially tricky, but then I remembered that Knight Models churn them out for their Batman game, so here's my current board of ideas.


Lex Luthor's subtle pinstripe appeals to me. I haven't done much pinstriping before, but no time like the present ... right? Tips and recommendations welcome at this point!

06-07-2016, 12:13 PM
I instantly thought Luthors too.

When I pinstripe I will paint the suit as normal from midtone and add the highlights. Then do the pinstripes (highlight them up too) then I add shading across the whole suit as this shades the pinstripes too.

08-07-2016, 02:39 PM
Oooh, that's a very smart tip, cheers! Currently being sidetracked by painting the elephant - this really is a lovely model.

22-07-2016, 08:37 PM
Okay, so looking back at the first post I realised that Brambleten had written our deadline was 8th July. Now I know for a fact that Mr Purgatory hasn't finished, Normski's MIA and Brambleten is probably drowning under the weight of impulse purchases ... so we probably need to change the deadline for this :wink:

But ... I've finished mine to throw down a gauntlet of mediocrity to the rest of them. Have at ye!



I liked painting this chap, and the elephant remains adorable. Nice work Purgatory, this was a fun one!

23-07-2016, 12:32 AM
He looks awesome!

We all missed the deadline so nobody gets to enter the actual contest and win a prize, so we're just playing for pride here now. I know Gary is still playing with his tweed, and mine has been put on the back burner due to major mojo failure and needing my Eavier Metal entry done by the end of the month. And Norm is currently in croatia annoying Marko I believe ;)

Shall we say the middle of August as an extended deadline? Though seeing as you already finished, I guess you could decide how much extra time we all get for being slower than you ;)

23-07-2016, 09:28 AM
Shall we say until 4PM? ;)

More seriously, mid-August sounds sensible. Think we've been suffering from that natural hobby slowdown that seems to hit as it warms up.

I've been following Gary's progress on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/purgatoryminiatures/), and that tweed is going to kickass ... assuming it doesn't claim his sanity first.

23-07-2017, 09:41 AM
12 months on, I'm awarding myself the victory medal for this challenge :wink:

24-07-2017, 11:39 AM
12 months on, I'm awarding myself the victory medal for this challenge :wink:

A wins a win!

02-08-2017, 09:36 PM
It'll go on the mantlepiece next to my Bronze in the Dad's race at nursery sports day.