Monday, August 13, 2018

All Hail the Doomcast!

Here's my spin on the Stormcast from Shadespire. I call them the Doomcast Immortals, on this I was going for a badguy look but not necessarily Chaos, Undivided at best. Mainly I used spare Dark Eldar bits and drew inspiration from Celtic designs. I'll be rolling out shots of the individual models as the week goes on. Enjoy!


I'd also like to remind people that I've started streaming on Twitch. Check out my page at Twitch.tv/samsonarts 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Finished! Kingdom Death Dung Beetle Knight

I was convinced not to paint the ball like a steaming sh*t by my client. I can say I'm happy with the result but will always wonder what could have been. So until I cross paths with a dung ball again we will have this garden rock to appreciate. Also some sweet beetle shell tones.









Thursday, July 12, 2018

Finished! The Toecutter

Painted during a one on one teaching session with my buddy Newton Potter aka the Painting Noob. After discussing his goals and chosen theme we decided on post-apocalyptic. Naturally we chose a model in football armor, with some slight modifications. It was a chance to paint up a model that I consider an instant classic. Savvy nerds will notice his namesake is shared with the villain from the first Mad Max movie.






What have I been listening to? Supremative!

Finished! Fulgrim, Primarch of the Emperor's Children

This is my second time painting this model, it was a fun challenge to not look back at the previous version and try to beat the CMON score..Still haven't checked that but here he is, 2018 version.







Wednesday, July 11, 2018

California Ram Jam!

I'm very happy to announce I'll be teaching a class in combination with CK studios this September. Onwards and upwards we go! Get your ticket while they last :)


Monday, July 9, 2018

Finished! Robute Guilliman

The reawaked mad dad himself, the man with about a hundred nicknames, Robute Guilliman! I've always enjoyed the Ultramarines color scheme, add to that blazing flames and I'm happier than expected.





Tuesday, July 3, 2018

FAQ!


                        



It's about time I put together an FAQ, a few of the more often asked questions that I get :) Enjoy!

What kind of brushes do you use?
             
The brand of cheap synthetics I use are called the fine touch. The main reason I but them is for their firm Golden Talkon synthetic bristles. I also use Windsor and Newton series 7 and a Raphael 4/0 for fine detail work.

What do you use to thin your paints?

These days as my speed has increased I mainly use water. But leading up to that I would get some extra work time out of a 50/50 mixture of distilled water and liquid retardant, or dry time extender from Anita's. Available at most craft stores, the brand isn't quite as important as the properties, you want a liquid medium opposed to a gel medium.

What do you use to thin paints for the airbrush?

You might laugh but I use ammonia free Windex. It's up for debate but I'll point to my results to answer most questions.

How do I set up private lesson?

Simply email me at Samsonminis@hotmail.com for the grand write up.

Why should I grow long hair?

Because length is strength and the longer your locks, the deeper your thoughts.

More to come as I update and add questions, this is just the beginning :)








Saturday, June 30, 2018

Finished! The Keeper of Secrets

Or how I learned I was misspelling the word Slaanesh most of my life. A very fun model to paint but tedious as hell to assemble. I've also been enjoying offsite ambient light sourcing, fun!







Finished! Rok!

Trollbloods character warbeast, Rok! Oh boy! Painted for this year's Nova Open charity raffle. I'll also be there teaching classes, so get em while they're hot and sign up! 






Saturday, June 2, 2018

Finished! Dark Angels Azrael

Fully painted and ready for waaaar! I was asked to paint up and Azrael on commission as well as update his size a little to fit with the new, bulkier, space mareenz. I was happy to Oblige :)






Saturday, May 19, 2018

New Tutorial Available!

Making more magic with those fine folks at Tabletop Minions. This time around we're taking a look at some airbrushing techniques. The model used is from the game WreckAge, Enjoy!

Here's the official YouTube link.


Friday, May 18, 2018

Finished! WreckAge Slug Lugger

Again, I have to say that these are probably not the official names of these vehicles but I'm having fun with it. The third and final part of this project, the Slug Lugger. 





Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Finished! WreckAge Enforcer

Another installment from the recent wave of vehicles from WreckAge. I'm not sure of the official names so I'm having fun naming them myself :)

Enjoy!





Monday, May 14, 2018

Finished! The Green Bastard


The first on a few WreckAge vehicles I've been working on recently. This one is also the subject of an upcoming video with Tabletop minions, more to come on that. 

Enjoy!






Friday, May 11, 2018

Finished! Dark Paladin

Produced during a recent private coaching session. The Dark Paladin, based off the Crusader model from Nocturna. This is the first piece I've tried adding ambient light to, inspired by Roman Lappat's recent journey into that realm. Such a fun way to add color to a model and paint outside the established norms. 







Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Finished! Gold Smoke Knight

I have a bunch of Kingdom Death to roll out but I wanted to start with my favorite from a recent batch. As the title suggests, the gold smoke knight. I think I finally cracked the code on gold NMM tones, which was a personal success. Enjoy!