Thursday, October 20, 2016

WIP Jumpin Jaguars!

Or maybe smokin jaguars if you know anything about the game and grenades. Either way, the slow and steady beat of the Nomad drum continues. A little more purpose fully this time as there are some tournaments coming up. Next month and then again in January, which is the one I'm aiming to attend fully painted.

More on the Nomads soon! November 12th is the hard deadline for the next tournament. I'd like to have at lest half my army painted in time, which if I take a power week on, should be do-able. This weekend will be filled with more private coaching so stay tuned!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Private Coaching, Now With Skype!

I'm pretty technophobic but at the suggestion of a potential student, I have stepped into the world of Skype. Which was pretty simple after I got the right camera for the job.

Three sessions later, I'd say it's been a success. Our focus has been on the Stormcast as Chris has been working on his Armies on Parade entry. He won silver! Congrats Chris!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Infinity Jam

Last weekend Jeff, Tom, and myslef got together for another one of our jam sessions. This time the focus was on Infinity. The idea was mine and provided an excuse to paint something for my Nomads in the midst of so many commissions. This time we were at Toms casa, enjoying the view and the pink walls.

We got to work on our respective  models. Jeff on the Hasassin Rajik, Tom on an Azrail, and myslef on a TR Bot.

The weekend involved a little more drinking than usual but variety is the spice of life. Luckily we had ample foodstores and a K-9 assistant.

Not too shabby for a weekend of hazy nights and bloody mary mornings. I'll have to clean him up a bit before the final pictures.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Samson Goes to the Movies, Part 8!

It's been a while since Adam and I have had time to make another tutorial, but now that the dust is clearing, we're back! This time providing some insight into OSL. Check it out real official like at the Tabletop Minions YouTube. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Finished! Mista Snaakes

I had a blast on this project. He may not be perfect but that's not why I painted him. Orks/Orcs/Orruks will always have a special place in my heart.

This model was also the subject of an upcoming tutorial video shot with Adam, more to come on that soon.

Speaking of tutorial, I also shot a little four stage picture of how I made the waves an put it up on Instagram. If you can find me there the mystery is explained, not much to it really so here's the picture.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Mista Snaaaaakes!

Another Orruk for my personal collection! Nicknamed Mista Snakes but actually the name came before the model during a paint jam with my buddy Jeff. Paint jams can be like long drives sometimes complete with the side effect of dumb jokes being especially funny and fully fleshed out. This model provided some interesting experiments, a chance to freehand texture on the hyde and a really saucy opportunity for some OSL.

The only drawback about all the negative space on this model is I had to leave some parts separate until later stages of painting. Not so bad usually but some of the seams need filling before painting..Anyway, he wouldn't be Mista Snakes if he was just a regular Orc, he needed snakes!

He came along swiftly, I had been planning this piece for a while in advance and the scheme was already laid down on the Brute I painted in the past.

What have I been listening to? Pseudogod

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Private Coaching in the Windy City

Following my excursion to Wausau I headed down to Chicago for some more private coaching with my buddy, Mark Maxey, this time over a two day period. Mark has been doing some great work on various Chibi miniatures so our lesson focussed on just that.

We also had some assistance from the ever cuddly and cute Tugg the pug. Who mostly kept our feet warm and alerted us to cars passing by..I fucking seriously love pugs.

I brought along a selection of finished projects to use as reference to convey my wacked out theories on composition in its many forms. Our figures got to know eachother.

Mark brought out some of his various projects for some feedback. I'm always impressed by his color choices and eye for cinematic light sourcing. I'll have to do more diorama work in the near future, this piece in particular was full of little details, very inspiring and all in chibi style. 

It was a great weekend and working in the chibi medium as with all the different styles, brings out a slightly different paintjob. I'll finish her off back home and send it Marks way.