Friday, August 16, 2019

Finished! Castigators!

Lastly, a little fire support. These don't seem to be the best option in game but I'll give them a whirl. It's a brave new world in the Age of Sigmar, but maybe the only way to survive is with a magically charged explosive crossbow?

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Finished! Sequitors!

Mace wielding, power crystal having, very serious devotees of Sigmar. My army is growing steadily, I'm trying to add a unit each month. Currently building some cavalry but for now, here's the beef. Two units of Sequitors and again, I can see the value of having double the amount in my army as I play larger games. Where first there were 10, now there are 20. 20-40 Feral hogs and the only way to stop them is with more Sequitors on watch.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Finished! Evocators

Evocators are ready!
 Now to do it again, as my army grows I realize the value of a second unit down the line. But so far my fledgling force has reached 1,000 points and I took the time to photograph them. Next post I'll have some Sequitors to share.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Finsihed! The Green Marine!

The green marine! I started this model at my beginners class in Canada. Which is why there happens to be a maple leaf on his shoulder. I wanted to push for bright vibrant colors on this model, opposed to my usual desaturated approach. All green, all fun.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Learn the Basics!

It's finally happened, after painting miniatures "professionally" for 10 years, I'll be teaching a class in my home state of Wisconsin. October 19th at Gathering Games in New Richmond I'll be running a one day beginners class. I'm excited, I'm always excited to teach but this is special for the reasons mentioned Calling all northern troops, let's jam!
Visit to get a seat!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

WIP Lord Maggot

I've decided not to take on any more commissions for a while. The decision was made in order to free up time for other pursuits such as teaching and recording more videos. I'm sure I'll come back to commissions at some point but it's also important not to live your life the same way day in and day out. That aside, I have a very special project as my send-off :)

I've titled it Lord Maggot, which seems fitting. I've been working on it a bit more slowly than other projects because I want it to be perfect. During the building process I kept getting new ideas and consequently having to order the right parts. What follows are some work in progress pictures of the process. Enjoy!

Monday, June 10, 2019

A Little Bit O The Scuplting

The 21st video in the painting with the pro series and this time, it's sculpting! A big thanks to the indomitable Uncle Atom, the man does good work!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Warhammer Weekly Interview

Had a fun time conversing with the one and only Vince Venturella about all the small things. Check out the interview and subscribe as well, Vince is doing good work with his channel :)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Lost in the Necropolis

This piece takes a lot of inspiration from the Heavy Metal band Manilla Road. The specific song, Lost in Necropolis being the main thematic drive. The song didn't tell tales of UFO's or water filled with the spirits of the fallen, but in my mind it's implied. 

When I began working on this piece, Mark Shelton, the nucleus of the band was still among the living. I wasn't sure if I was going to give this piece or simply present it to him and make that decision based on his reaction. Sadly he passed away before this piece was completed so I will have to discuss it with him on the ethereal plane when I too join the legions of dead.

The lyrics are as follows:

Through the jungle by the river Styx
I've journed long and far this day
Lurking shadows in the parapets
Will never make me turn away
Darkened city veiled in crimson mist
Entombed in time without decay
Never thought it would be like this
It feels like I'm living inside a dream
But my mind tells me I'm

Lost in Necropolis

Now I know what it's like to be
Inside the city of the dead
All I think of is breaking free
>From all the spells chained to my head
Sword and axe are my destiny
I watch the stars turning blood red
There is light yes I've got to believe
For this feels like living inside a dream
I know now that I am

Lost in Necropolis

 I have seen your cities burning
I have felt your daughters yearning
For the peace before the tides of war
I have witnessed funeral pyres
Burning bright with man's desire
I will fight the demon horde forever more

 The world is full of mysteries
That men have never seen before
Magik lives in all dynasties
The light of love shines ever more
In the crypt of Atlantean Kings
I found what I was looking for
Magik Trident of Volusia's Sea
I know it's like living inside a dream
But don't you ever get

Lost in Necropolis


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Interview with Warhammer Weekly

The famous Vince and I sat down and talked paint, turns out he was recording the whole time. Cheeky dog. 


Catch me on the Road!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

...And the thunder rolls.

First off, I'd like to apologize for that pun. I can resist everything but temptation. Puns are the big red button that I cantc not push. 

It's been a while since I've painted an army for myself. It can be very fun coming up with a narrative and variations on a theme. With an escalation league happening at my local store I was inspired to gibe Age of Sigmar a try. 

Originally I wanted to play Kharadron Overlords but after delving into the rules, they didn't play how I wanted them to. I wanted to be lord of the skies, shooting off the deck of my airships with mass firepower, but you can't. So it was back to the drawing broad, I chose the stormcast because it would give me some variety to work with. This way I could field an army that contained cavalry, wizards, and a dragon. Count me in!

I chose to create my own theme based on my Celtic lineage and the Blackhall Chamber was born. The first step was to get a 500 point list together, mainly some battle line troops. So I put together 10 sequitors, 3 castigators, and and evocator prime to play the part of my lord arcanum. I want to customise my models but don't have a lot of leftover bits yet, I also plan on fielding a mounted general as time goes on and the points value increases.

After assembly, I split them into smaller groups for painting.

At this point the sequitors are finished, just have to squeeze out the castigators and my wizard. Also, make some scenery to match my snow bases so I can better dominate the tabletop wan stay en vogue.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Finished! Plague Angel

The demon that is feeding off this planet, the plague angel. This is also the roadmap I've been using to create my Monstrous Creature class. To check the locations I'll be teaching at, as well the locations of the other mighty instructors on CK's roster check out Grab a t-shirt while you're there ;)

Monday, March 25, 2019

Abbadon the Despoiler

The iconic anti-hero himself, new and improved. This kit was a blast to assemble and had some hidden easter eggs that provided a unique look at the tactical dreadnought armor. Back in black and lets see if he can put a new spin on that old Vigilus invasion.