Sunday, December 15, 2013

Knights of the Round Dinner Table

We knights of the Dark Lens gathered our minds for a painting session in the not yet distant past. Before I move home it is important that we kick out the jams. As usual when I try to photograph some sort of event I come on strong and then become too immersed to document beyond the starting point. Such is life.

Works in progress were brought along to be punched across the finish line :) 

Wetness and care is also an important principle of brush fu.

Quoting the simpsons is also an principle heavily applied to our painting sessions.

I managed to finish Gorman Di Wulfe that night but the pictures are on my other computer, the one that isn't a phone. More to come on him:)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Finished! Eldar Avatar

This piece was painted by Paul at Dark Lens Studio and I'm proud to present it. I've been training Paul and others in the way of Kung Fu :) Well done Paul! Feel free to leave comments and criticism for our budding paint hero.

This little ditty is off to the Races. Enjoy the second installment of the Hobbit tonight my friend, you've earned it :)

Friday, December 6, 2013

FInished! Helbrute..Again!

Those pictures from last night were just too dark. I exposed this demon to more purifying light. The corruption remains but is more visible.

Not sure what I was thinking last night, long days and late nights will do that I guess :) Enjoy! oh and yeah, he's still up on the bay

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Finished! Helbrute

Or is it Hellbrute? The debate continues. Either way it's a great sculpt and a fun guy. The pictures came out a little dark but my lightbox set up is not ideal out here, here being Utah. Only a few more days left in this suck hole (tell us how you really feel). I'll be happy to get home and have a more permanent set up. 

On with the show.

He's off to the races so place your bets now :)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holy Diver

Last Friday was my birthday. Limited options had Holy Diver and I heading to the goth club in salt lake city. It was an enlightening experience like any anthropology trip will offer. Before hand though we had a little paint jam :) this dude has more Orcs & Goblins than you and one of the largest fully painted collections I've ever seen. Here are a couple shots of the shelves and selves.

Yes, matching flannels. Feel free to email us a hi five.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Finished! Belial Grand Master of the Deathwing

I jazzed this fella up over the weekend. Mainly I wanted to film a tutorial on powerswords. The quality of that footage is yet to be determined but having a finished mini on the shelf is never bad. I dropped him on ebay but I can enjoy him in the mean time. I also did a little cleaning out of some models I'll never get to so check my store out in the link following Belial.

On wings of death we ride!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Finished! Tau Riptide

This was a blast. I've always been Tau curious and I'm glad I could take a look under the curtain :) So big and red. It was a commission piece so sadly I'll have to say farewell but I can see myself doing more of this in the future. Maybe for myself? I say crazy things sometimes.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Finished! Savage Orcs

Here's a tabletop mob I did for my friend John aka Holy Diver on facebook. That's right this guy was metal enough to be the first one to grab the name Holy Diver with out having to add 69 or _dooledoo..anyway These Orcses be for him.

I kept it simple and clean, pretty fun in the end. It's nice to take a break sometimes and just bust out a unit in 9 hours. Enjoy.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Finished! The Sons Of Bragg

Giant trolls carrying fire and bellowing "songs"/fell calls that can rip a mans shirt off and even kill? Sounds good to me :) Can't wait to try them out on the battlefield. Hey, if they don't stack up they'll make a good unit of Champions. 

I took pictures of them and after the whole process of photoshop and lightboxing I decided they neede more light from the flames playing across the unit as a whole. For your amusement here is the result of the first photo shoot.

Aaand the second attempt.

It unifies definitely unifies them as a unit in a cool way. It also gives them permanent assigned seating. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Steppin in it

It been nothing but steady grinding lately :) A troll here, a unit of marines there, YouTube, long walks to hip hop. All that jazz. Before I lay down some finishing moves on these projects I wanted t to throw some in progress shots around. 

 Buuut even before I do that I'd like to present an little piece titled "men punching". Hah, I miss my home and especially these guys. Right to left you have Kevin the bits pimp, Brother John, and Adam of Tabletop minions. Can't wait to chill with my nerdz.

As promised here's what I've been up to over the last couple days.

More to come on those later so stay tuned. I also have my batch of infinity minis nearing completion ooo wee :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fnished! Fulgrim, Primarch Of The Emperor's Children

Ooo nelly, this one was interesting. These primarch kits from Forgeworld are lavished with detail, in that way it was a challenge but that's exactly what I love. Purple swag all day.

He's also up on Coolmini :)

More minis on the way and if you haven't heard of Dark Lens Studio then now you have. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Emperor's Children

Things have been quiet lately. Too many distractions in Utah. I wish I could say they were good but I can't. I moved half way across the country for a job that seemed worth it. 3 weeks later I was put on commission, exactly what I was doing at home but a much lower quality. I didn't come here to do middle of the road shit, not update my blog, be mocked my my boss, and prepare nothing for cool mini or any competitions. I quit blue table a week ago and although I just want to go home I've decided to start something up with the former CEO who was fired and given no reason.

 Why u mad bro? You might ask. Well I'm mad because after I quit I was thrown under the bus in front of the other employees. My first project there was to paint an infinity bootleg miniature that would be part of a giveaway when a feature on infinity, that was planned for a later date, was underway. The owner of Btp told the employees I took that from another project, painted it and wrote it on my time sheet without asking. Never mind I was given the piece by the project manager or that I told the owner what it was for and why I painted it during the meeting we bad the day the CEO was fired. I have been accused of stealing from the company but no one told me, I had to hear it second hand. You'd think I'd be accused of stealing if I actually did. I'd like to add the miniature remains at the studio. 

So what should I do? Start an honest company that is employer friendly and offers a quick turnaround time as well as a consistent quality? Ok, sure, good idea man. I think I will, the new site launches tomorrow and will be packed with pictures. I'm currently working on our first job when I'm not training other artists. Here are a few in progress shots I've snapped over the last few days :)

More to come, good things in the future. Don't compromise your happiness.