So apparently this is a thing, painting teeny tiny models for tabletop games. This isn’t something I’m into and really haven’t paid much attention to, but I have a lot of friends who are into the Warhammer models, and who do paint their own models. So after hanging out in Twitch chat watching my friend painting models, some people in chat introduced me to a cat-like model, the Mindstealer Sphiranx. I was like, “Oh hey, that looks like a cat, I’d paint that maybe?” They have special very very very thin paint apparently for painting these, but I stuck with my tried and true Golden Paint acrylics, just thinned them down a little.
So now I’ve painted two of them and want to paint a third just because why not. THEN, they told me about more actual cats, teeny tiny models in a set called Cats and Catacombs. I bought one of the two volumes of 6 cats. It wasn’t until they arrived that I really understood just how small these models were. The Mindstealer’s were small, but not ridiculously small. The cats are smaller than a quarter! So far I have painted two of the six and am giving my eyes a rest before I paint the others. **Edit- I will be finishing the bases, just waiting on some lovely flower and grass tufts from the U.K. Pretty excited about that!
Cats & Catacombs
So, what am I going to do with this little models? Absolutely no clue to be honest! I was thinking maybe I’ll get some little glass globe things that can go over them, and then sit them very high up on shelves where the cats do not go.
I’ve just added lots of my artwork to many products in my Society6 shop! I realized I didn’t have a lot of my reproduction-aka ‘catified’ versions of old artworks available there, so I took 5 hours and edited and uploaded some of them. There’s still a LOT of paintings that I haven’t made available, so I will be adding more here and there. Take a look at the images below to see the new prints in shop! Click HERE to go to my shop.
This is one of my favorite paintings to date that I have painted. A reproduction of Henry VIII as a cat! This is the first time he is available on items, and he’ll only be available in my Society6 shop. Below you can see a variation of items he is available on. Clicking the above image will take you to the page for an art print.
I’ve taken quite a few pictures of my son’s Star Wars figures over the years, and maybe painted a Darth kitty or two. But my favorite photo set is of Minnie burning on the pyre after the news of Disney buying Lucas Film.
I decided to work on some illustrations today for Society6. I might paint this as an acrylic painting at some point, but I love how it turned out on the iPad. Available on many different items in my Society6 shop!