Thursday, January 29, 2015

Finished! Custom Epic Xerxis on Mammoth..Skorne!

All painted up and ready for the grand dance at Adepticon. The dude, Mike, will have this guy in the Privateer press beatdown room.

You're not seeing double! That's a magnetic waist option! 

After powering through the Ravenwing project and now this I'm going to take a day off. On those days off I will be painting for the Crystal Brush competition. The dose of motivation is much needed but I must push on for the next 50 days.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Custom Epic Xerxis Step 2

Those awkward in-between steps to aduthood. Or tyrantdom. 

From washes to highlights.

And finally assembly :)

Almost complete. Now that all the basecoating is complete, the satisfying sweeps of the finishing moves can be applied.

As the project went on, more and more pieces made their way out of the bad boy box. The unsung hero of this project that's been keeping its pieces in, well, one place..a box, that I took a picture of. 

Well, gotta have this project done by Saturday so stay tuned!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Finished! Ravenwing Strikeforce

They're leaving the nest today. All grown and painted. Ready to crush anyone and anything that doesn't fit the xenophobic visions of their psychic zombie king. Nothing too crazy here, just standard ravenwing with a touch of the blues and some illuminated headlights as requested by my client. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Custom Epic Xerxis Step 1

This is a piece for a local guy Mike. Xerxis, Fury of Halaak mounted on his Cerops mount but with the magnetic option to hop on a Mammoth..Mwahaha. So, first I have a little sculpting and reopsitioning to do. Here's the project in full swing. You can see Xerxis in the top right corner. The mammoth has a few brown pieces that were cast up by Mike to mount Xerxis and match the Mammoth horn with the Cerops horn. 

The neck and right arm are repositioned slightly so the Mammoth can be smashing some enemy lines to pieces. I'll get that together tomorrow when the basing and detailing of the saddle can begin.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

WIP Ravenwing Strikeforce Part 4

My efforts were focused on the command squad over the last couple sessions. They're all done for now, until I flock the bases and add glowing headlights as a group. So the next two slices of raven pie will be Sammael and a Nephilim Jetfighter.

Here they are, near comletion :)

Then I can finally stop posting updates on the same project ha. I'll try to break it up and post something fresh next time. Just trying to clear out the bread and butter projects so I can concentrate on Crystal Brush fully for a month and push a couple projects over the finish line.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

WIP Ravenwing Strike Force Part 3

After some army wide basecoating I'm pulling chunks off of my prey one unit at a time. I started with the meat and potatoes, the six man biker unit. Once they were finished I didn't feel so outnumbered.

The next bite will the be the attack bike and landspeeder. Stay tuned!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

WIP Ravenwing Strikeforce Part 2

Well the Holidays provided their usual and much needed snag. This Christmas being made extra memorable by the presence of my new niece, Brinley. Congratulations Brother Father John, I love ya!

But as far as painting goes, I managed to get a solid base coat on the bases and paint the color silver for 4 hours. Painting the same color for hours on end is not the most motivating task. But, it's done :)

I would be a bit of a slumpy painter if all I had to show was the small amount of progress pictured above. So here's a preview of a piece I'm working on for myself. It has a lot of firsts for me in the modeling and painting aspects. Some days I feel like all of my artwork is just an experiment.

If I can finish both of these projects as this year ends, I'll be a happy man. Lots to look back on and much more to look forward to :)