Monday, December 15, 2014

WIP Ravenwing Strikeforce

All primed and ready :) Tomorrow I'll bring out the airbrush and bust a move. This should be a relatively quick job. One command squad, six bikes with an attack bike, one landspeeder, a Nephilim jetfighter, and the master of the Ravenwing himself Sammael. They'll be joined by a previous unit I painted for the same client, you can see them here

Up next is a chronological series of photos that I feel best represents my experience over the last couple days.

Tomorrow is a new day.

"Keep painting",

                    -Your conscience 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Finished! Space Hulk

Sorry I did that thing where I finish a project and neglect the photographs while I don't document my current projects..gotta stop doing that. Anyway, I'm proud to present the fruits of one man's labor, yellow and green fruits they are.

First up, the genestealer horde. There are 23 of them including the Brood Lord. So I thought a few en masse shot would do them justice.

And those loyal sons of the Emperor. Great miniatures and still fun the second time around. I painted a set of Space Hulk years ago when I started doing commissions. In fact, it was the fist commission I had. How's that for nostalgia? Works for me. 

Maybe I'll paint my own set up someday. Wishful thinking hah

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Space Hulk WIP Part 4!

Sorry for the lapse in updates. You can only post so many in-progress shots. So this should be the last time before I can present the finished project :) I slacked a little over the weekend as I celebrated my birthday. It's seems so long ago now that I started painting minis full, here's to more time served :)

So close I can taste the paint. The bitter tinge of wash, the sweet pinch of titanium white. I have tasted all the flavors and chortle with rapturous laughter to their...Yes, I'm 30 now, stick around and you will see what 10 more years of brushlicking imparts on the brain.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Space Hulk WIP Part 3

With a busy weekend behind me I got the terminators straight away. I'm going to wait until the whole project is finished to take pictures with the light box so it's going to be desk shots for a while. So until then here's a shot of the genestealer horde an inch from the finish line :)

And here they are, doing the back and forth dance so familiar to batch painting.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Space Hulk WIP part Two

Yesterday was all about the airbrush. Long hours of mixing and washing and spraying and trying not to inhale the whole mess. I've always wanted to paint my set of Space Hulk in a Lamentors theme and having the artistic freedom to choose, I thought I'd paint my dream version and then give it away never to be seen again. The bittersweet transfer of goods and services goes on..

Then it was time to lay down the basecoats and washes. I decided to tackle the genestealer half first.

Then I decided to take a break and enjoy a smoothie. It's the healthiest way to slam vodka this side of the Mississippi. 

Next Up I'll have the finished Broodlord and co.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Space Hulk WIP

Yesterday I finished the trimming and figured out how the hell I was going to base the Terminators. Finally, after four hours of prep work, I can start painting this set. And what a beauty she is..

After all the trimming and scraping of Space Hulk you'd think I had enough. Well, I'm a sick bastard and couldn't put down the knife. One nine o clock cup of coffee later, I had this set of minis and their accompanying bases laying in front of me :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Let the cold in

Yes little Wulfen, as the first snowfall remains frozen on the ground you can be sure winter is officially starting. Over the last cold dark week I've been feverishly working out one of many entries for next year's competitions. More on that later. Here's this weeks mission at moment zero.

Spaaaaaaaaaaaaace Huuuuuuuuuuulk! 

I'll leave off with a parting shot from last weeks project as well as many projects. Productive people don't have clean workspaces :)