Skulls for the skull throne! Painted for my local buddy and owner of Flying Phoenix Games, Big Kevin. This set is done in the standard Khorne scheme and I'll be unveiling an alternate scheme in the future. Everybody wants the fiends!
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Kind of tricky to photograph but here she is in all her splendor! Done in an alternate scheme, the name escapes me at the moment but it's always a good move to deviate from the box art :)
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
I was really stunned by the high quality of this cast and it's fittings. Bravo to Creature Caster for producing the best resin in the business. More to come here from them as I have a big project in the works :) Without further ado, here be the Lord!
For a better look, check out the Gallery View. I'm posting this from a remote location and don
t have access to the full spread of pictures.
Monday, August 27, 2018
It's been a while since I've done a work in progress log. Most of my internet posting is done on Facebook and Instagram recently, but I'll never abandon the 'ol ship (blog). This was a recent commission and super fun, which I say about every project but I mean it more this time, I swear. I should get better at describing things. Anyway, here's the rundown.
The figure is from creature caster and was such a joy to work on. The cleanliness of the cast was the best I've seen in a long time. Very miniscule mold lines and the sockets fit perfectly, absolutely zero warping. Here we see our Lord after some quick wetblending. I wanted to make the bone look strong, pretty much the appearance of stoney growths over marrow.
The color scheme was red white and blue, with a tilt of course but that's the scheme at it's core, a simple complimentary trifecta.
Next I had to add some glowing effects. I wanted the model to say, demon, of course he's s demon but I want a DEMON. So macical properties it is! How fun.
Then it was time to comb over the details and lock in the flavor. Here he is 99% done, final photos coming soon :)
As always stay tuned! On all the various platforms, the fantasy art of sam Lenz on Facebook, samsonosmas on Instagram, and most recently samsonarts on Twitch!
Monday, August 13, 2018
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
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
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!
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
Monday, July 9, 2018
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
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
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!
Saturday, June 2, 2018
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 :)