Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WIP Croak Raiders

Two days left to finish every delicious lick of paint :) I'm taking a break at the moment before I work on, into the night. Another 10 hours and this project should be complete. It also includes a first for me, chopping a miniature in half so it appears to be submerged. Pro tip: cut the model in half to save on painting time.

Think you know cool people? While I was assembling these my good friend Alex stopped by with some flowers :) Thanks for sprucing up the joint and reminding me the outside still exists even if I ignore it for days on end while painting.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Finished! Tau Pathfinder team

Another addition to my buddy J.R.'s Tau force. This time it's a two parter, the first part being a tabletop quality pathfinder unit. The second, which I'm starting after Gencon is a unit of Crisis suits painted to a higher quality. Here be pathfinders.

With these boys out of the way, I have three days to finish off one more entry for the P3 contest at Gencon. It's crunch time! I'll get some wips of that unit up soon :)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Finished! Cephalyx Wrecker

The title says it all. Very fun model to work with. Here are the goods :)

Check him out on Coolmini for those who do.

I'd also like to take this moment to give a shout out to a friend I made when I lived in Utah briefly. Great guy, metal head, wargamer, and he invited me to his family Thanksgiving when I was 1500 miles from my own. He's recently started making his own battelreports on youtube so if you play and don't mind a little swearing in your game check out his Channel.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Finished! Corpus Mass of Nurgle

I've had them complete for a couple weeks now, I've just been waiting for the client to approve before I showed them to the world. Approved! Here's the latest batch of bad eggs. Blood for the blood god and puke for the punch bowl.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Relic Knight Beastmaster, in a flash!

All in a muggy afternoon, and I do mean muggy, must get an air conditioner.. Another Relic Knights commission! This time the Beastmaster to watch over the hounds of nozuki I painted previously (check them out here). Just aimed at a nice tabletop quality. I spent two hours start to finish, nothing too in depth but with some masking tape and an airbrush I was able to get a good start on the armor and then the skin. Everything else was a wet blend with some edging. 


Monday, June 22, 2015

Cephalyx Wrecker, Step One

I've wanted to get my hands on one of these since they were first released. For me, their aesthetic screams hellraiser. A little more PG version of it but I think I can help that ha.

The tops of the forearm stubs were sculpted over to make a flat space for a freehand. I painted the areas black in the picture below to check that my sculpting would be smooth after priming. Sometimes it's hard to tell when you have multiple colors going in the area you sculpted.

The wall is made from Secret Weapon bricks, match sticks, and bit of wire bent around to add some extra detail hanging on the wall later.The barrel is a bit from the Sons of Bragg unit. 

I've had some watch pieces waiting around for the right projecct. They worked well to add some finer details to the figures mask and replace some of the plastic parts I thought were too big.

Next step, the airbrush :) Stay tuned!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Entering The Corpus Mass

Many have lived and many have died. Many more live on, ascending the growing pile of histories bones. Some choose their own luck, those which are gifted with immunity to Nurgles plagues and diseases. Undying and timeless, they are the Plague Bearers of Nurgle.

One man has chosen to paint them.

I'm steaming ahead on this project and it's down to me and the last 30.

Below you can see the difference an angled inkwash on the children of nurgle can have :)