Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Preppin

I've had many projects on the table recently. Now if I could pick a single one and finish it, that would be great. So It's off to the races, here are your contestants.

A grand burrito of Nurgle sausage, would you believe what is pictured is only half the story? Oh, you play 40K? So it's not hard to believe. One hundred more models please!

An hour and a half of power with a crummy Heroclix figure. I think I can make him better, stronger, more detailed :)

Three more crisis suits for the greater good. This groups themed bases were requested to be rushing rapids :) I'll be diving (ba-ha!) into some water effects once I've scrubbed the skin off them.

There is an order to the chaos and that is today's plan.
 Pro tip: Keep it varied and don't bore yourself.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Senery! Forest Temple

This was a laser cut kit given to me a few Adepticons ago. I've had an itch to make some scenery and remembered I had this kit sitting in a tote. After punching out the pieces I noticed I must have been missing one of the sheets. I didn't have enough bricks to wrap around the base of the arches. What I did have was some ivy from scenic express. I also had a copious amount of moss. Painting scenery like this is fun and a good contrast to all the details some miniatures present. I usually just shut off my brain and zen it out in a couple hours. Here's the finished result. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

WIP: Tau Crisis Suits

Yet another commission addition to my buddy's Tau collection. I was asked to create some jungle themed bases and also a barrage of arrows stuck in and around the crisis suits. Both were firsts for me, cutting out my own paper plants and building some arrows from cigarette paper. Oh, and paint the Tau on the bases.

Here they are in progress. I moved between airbrushing and hand brushing on various stages. 
Fun stuff. Once the reds were painted in by hand I went back to the air brush to highlight the tan. Then I was able to go back over the red areas and highlight over the lighter ivory tones. A bit of a time saver.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Finished! Ork Warboss

Of the Goff variety :) This was a nice mini to paint quickly and experiment on a bit. I kept the scheme simple to speed things up. What I wanted to play with was toning the black and green with alternate colors in the shadows. Such as blue to compliment the green skin and a slight amount of deep red mixed in to warm up the black. The underlying scheme being a play on the red, white, and blue combo. Just toying with subtleties :)

In conclusion I should have taken pictures from a higher angle, I'm not happy with the skin in the pictures. I also should have added more blood..always more blood. Love him better than me here.

I'll get it right the next time.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Finished! Malifaux Death Marshals

This is another entry from the 2014 Crystal Brush. They won gold in the fantasy/steampunk unit category :) Consequently I took them home and stuffed them in a box and never took pictures..until now.


Check 'em out on Coolminiornot for a larger picture.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Finished! Trollbloods Mountain King

These were some old pictures I wasn't happy with at the time. Now, I don't care so much and think they look fine. This model was a challenge but I'm pleased with the end result. You can't be afraid of failure.

For the Kriel!

He's also up on Coolminiornot :)