Saturday, April 22, 2017

Release the Hordes! Part 2

All that's left now is Lylith's Chariot. Then I can move on to the Trollbloods portion :) It's been fun working with more value opposed to different colors to break everything up. Now I'm facing the most boring part of the commission, I'm not much of a machine painter but I'm sure I can power through it.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Finished! All the Kings Men Part 2

The second installment to a growing empire army commission. To see the first half click here. As I've said before this is one of the last tabletop quality work I'll be taking for a while. So I've been enjoying it for what it is, which is all about the group as a whole.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Release the Hordes!

A horde of models for the game of Hordes! A couple warlocks for the Legion of Everblight and some casters as well as support models for the Trollbloods. These will be painted to either exhibition or heroic quality which is a nice release after the larger tabletop job I finished earlier this week.

First up in this commission, the Legion of Everblight. It also happens to be there's a new season of Trailer Park Boys up on Netflix, time is on my side my friends.

I started this post with a colorful picture to get your attention. Now behold, the not so inspiring but essential documentation of the first few steps.

What have I been listening to? A lot of funeral doom which I'll post links to as I go. First though, enjoy the sound of HELL

Thursday, April 6, 2017

WIP All the Kings Men Part 2

Following Adepticon I've taken a serious inventory of commissions, which there are many of. Not the most ground breaking paintjobs but it can be fun to paint a group of tabletop models. At this point I'm closing the gate on tabletop commissions, I still have some to finish but am no longer accepting more. So I'm enjoying this job for the fact that it's one of the last.

Also, I'm rewarding myself upon completion with more painting. There are a few personal projects lingering in the back that need some attention :)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

WIP Deathcrush

Still smoking after Adepticon I sat down and got to work on a little personal project. The goal of this piece is to focus on atmosphere and add a little more narrative thought. The model(s) come from the game Wild in the Streets, a sort of Warriors themed game focusing on interactions between warring factions of underground music subgenres. Like Straightedge vs Crusties for example :)

So I chose the Goth gang because I saw a conversion waiting to happen. Enter Deathcrush. Fans of Mayhem will get the reference. The setting being an ejected coffin illuminating a graveyard with cryptic green light. The focus on lighting and nighttime atmosphere, plus a deathrock babe.

This will be a slow grow project as I have commissions to take care of  but I'll get back to her when the time is right so stay tuned. Already in the afterrthoughts stage I'm seeing there needs to be more ironwork sculpted on the coffin.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Adepticon 2017

Another Adepticon in the books and it just keeps getting better every year. The Crystal Brush was top notch as well, so much inspiring work and it was clear to see the entirety of the entrants have been progressing at their craft. I was happy to be able to place among so many quality entries. Archaon brought me a sliver in the Large Monster/Vehicle category but he was a commission I picked up to fill the category. My real pride and joy was the unit of Orcs "The Jungle Boyz" which was painted as a personal project. I feel like I hit a personal best with them. After seeing the amazing work on display though, I have to do better than personal best and keep pushing myself.

I went into a bit of a hobby frenzy after returning from the con but I'll post more on that later, feeling very inspired.

My usual post Adepticon blog involves about 30 pictures of tables but having done that in the past I'm a little tired of it. I did manage to preserve just a few fuzzy memories.

My first time hanging in the painters lounge where I got to meet new people and contine  my bromance with Matt Dipietro.

Or the happy go lucky folks from Wreck age..Yet another bromance with another dude named Matt.

Adam, Atom, the cranium, sometimes when you're dumb, it's good to know smart people. This guy has been such a big help to me.

The saga hall! Had some buddies in there, these are their drinking weapons.

Slayer sword winner Jeff Bowden absolutely nailing victim of changes on Karaoke!

The dedicated work of Brendan at GMM studios. The second thing he said to me when I went for a hello was "I'm a hermit" ha, those results don't lie, the guy is dedicated to his craft.

There are a lot more moments I didn't capture but will always remember. This the around I wanted to take less pictures and be face to face with it all. I'm going to get to work now but I'll leave with a preview of a little fun project I made yesterday. My goal is to add more atmosphere and heavy metal attitude to my work. So here is the beginning of a piece I'm calling Deathcrush, fans of Mayhem will get the reference. It won't be a master piece but the goal is to have fun.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Finished! Custom Asawira

And just in time for Adepticon! One more addition to the Green Bastards (Parts Unknown).

Next stop, Adepticon and the Crystal Brush. I plan on chilling to the max and painting with all the homies, see you there!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

WIP Custom Asawira

Just a few days until Adepticon :) I have my Crystal Brush entries squared away and the only bit of painting left is a custom Asawira model for my Haqqislam force. The current versiont is pretty outdated and I don't see an new sculpt in the near future so I decided to build my own. Which gave me chance to pick a heavy infantry from another faction as my basis. I went straight for the Morats and picked a suryat with HMG. The rest was done with putty, plasic rod, and a naffatun Head.


I've stuck to a tabletop level as my standard for the Green Bastards (parts unkown) but for this piece, as he's a bit of hammer And anvil, I decided to go a little further.

I'll finish him off today and squeeze out one more post before Adepticon. Then the shenanigans can begin!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Orruk Jam Zone

I've been a busy grit getting moving house and painting when I can this week. It's nice to have the jungleboyz taking to a proper display base. I've paintedany units in the past (take that how you want) but never with an imbedded display board. New! Fun! Yellow!

Next step will be building up the jungle around the Boyz, I'm thinking some tall ruins will create a fitting backdrop and of course, more shades of green :)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Gihugeic Mutants of a Toxic Future

Painted in an afternoon, a couple more pieces for the folks over at This is Not a Test. Two ordinarily less threatening monsters made horrifying by a dystopian vision of the future ala early Sci-fi cinema. Fun!

16 days until the Crystal Brush! Get ready y'all!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Finished! Wraithlord

I'm back! California was great and I'm planning to return. Pretty much going to go nomad in the future but I'll save that for another post. For now it's back business and business in very busy :) This is a piece I started right before leaving and couldn't quite give it the time it needed, so I finished it up the day I got home ha.