Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Adepticon 2017

Another Adepticon in the books and it just keeps getting better every year. The Crystal Brush was top notch as well, so much inspiring work and it was clear to see the entirety of the entrants have been progressing at their craft. I was happy to be able to place among so many quality entries. Archaon brought me a sliver in the Large Monster/Vehicle category but he was a commission I picked up to fill the category. My real pride and joy was the unit of Orcs "The Jungle Boyz" which was painted as a personal project. I feel like I hit a personal best with them. After seeing the amazing work on display though, I have to do better than personal best and keep pushing myself.


I went into a bit of a hobby frenzy after returning from the con but I'll post more on that later, feeling very inspired.

My usual post Adepticon blog involves about 30 pictures of tables but having done that in the past I'm a little tired of it. I did manage to preserve just a few fuzzy memories.

My first time hanging in the painters lounge where I got to meet new people and contine  my bromance with Matt Dipietro.



Or the happy go lucky folks from Wreck age..Yet another bromance with another dude named Matt.


Adam, Atom, the cranium, sometimes when you're dumb, it's good to know smart people. This guy has been such a big help to me.


The saga hall! Had some buddies in there, these are their drinking weapons.


Slayer sword winner Jeff Bowden absolutely nailing victim of changes on Karaoke!


The dedicated work of Brendan at GMM studios. The second thing he said to me when I went for a hello was "I'm a hermit" ha, those results don't lie, the guy is dedicated to his craft.


There are a lot more moments I didn't capture but will always remember. This the around I wanted to take less pictures and be face to face with it all. I'm going to get to work now but I'll leave with a preview of a little fun project I made yesterday. My goal is to add more atmosphere and heavy metal attitude to my work. So here is the beginning of a piece I'm calling Deathcrush, fans of Mayhem will get the reference. It won't be a master piece but the goal is to have fun.









Thursday, March 23, 2017

Finished! Custom Asawira

And just in time for Adepticon! One more addition to the Green Bastards (Parts Unknown).






Next stop, Adepticon and the Crystal Brush. I plan on chilling to the max and painting with all the homies, see you there!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

WIP Custom Asawira

Just a few days until Adepticon :) I have my Crystal Brush entries squared away and the only bit of painting left is a custom Asawira model for my Haqqislam force. The current versiont is pretty outdated and I don't see an new sculpt in the near future so I decided to build my own. Which gave me chance to pick a heavy infantry from another faction as my basis. I went straight for the Morats and picked a suryat with HMG. The rest was done with putty, plasic rod, and a naffatun Head.

Enjoy!


I've stuck to a tabletop level as my standard for the Green Bastards (parts unkown) but for this piece, as he's a bit of hammer And anvil, I decided to go a little further.



I'll finish him off today and squeeze out one more post before Adepticon. Then the shenanigans can begin!




Friday, March 10, 2017

Orruk Jam Zone

I've been a busy grit getting moving house and painting when I can this week. It's nice to have the jungleboyz taking to a proper display base. I've paintedany units in the past (take that how you want) but never with an imbedded display board. New! Fun! Yellow!





Next step will be building up the jungle around the Boyz, I'm thinking some tall ruins will create a fitting backdrop and of course, more shades of green :)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Gihugeic Mutants of a Toxic Future

Painted in an afternoon, a couple more pieces for the folks over at This is Not a Test. Two ordinarily less threatening monsters made horrifying by a dystopian vision of the future ala early Sci-fi cinema. Fun!








16 days until the Crystal Brush! Get ready y'all!



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Finished! Wraithlord

I'm back! California was great and I'm planning to return. Pretty much going to go nomad in the future but I'll save that for another post. For now it's back business and business in very busy :) This is a piece I started right before leaving and couldn't quite give it the time it needed, so I finished it up the day I got home ha.






Friday, February 17, 2017

Scenic Views of Humboldt County

Currently I'm on vacation visiting some friends in California. Letting my creative juices build back up and taking in the scenery and I've found a lot of inspiration. I'm always surprised when nature makes something you wouldn't put together as a miniature project, no matter how alien the setting.

















Once I posed by the ocean, this is the moment after.