Thursday, April 17, 2014

Swedish dip test

Finally getting this dipping thing down... Using minwax dark oak and thinner vs. Army Painter. These are color an test models for a large commission for a full army. I will detail up the characters, etc. and I think they will fine for table top which is the goal.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tau Vehicles and Kroot | WH40K

Sorry for lack of Posts, been an incredibly busy couple of months. Goal for April is to catch up...
Anyhoo, here are some shots of the last of the TAU commission army I just finished up.

Used Tamiya Weathering powders for the first time, really like the look and ease of use, particularly on the Hammerhead.  I also airbrushed shading/highlighting.

No conversions on the Piranhas, a ton on the Hammerhead (see if you can spot them all).

The Kroot are, well, Kroot.

Sad to see these models go, I am particularly pleased with the Hammerhead, it just looks tougher than a Devilfish.  BTW, I absolutely hate that GW chose fish names for the Tau vehicles.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Inzhenero-Saperniy Batalon [Engineer Sapper Battalion] | FOW

Everything Assembled and will get primered today [thankfully I can do that indoors with my airbrush :). -10 outside/in the garage]. Little under 3 weeks 'til Wolfkrieg...

Picture Frame will become display tray, will do the edges to look like painted metal, etc.

Only decision is CT vs. FT for the Armor [the sappers are FT...). CT lets me have 9 T-34 [as pictured], FT only 7...

I'll post pics as I can, thanks for looking

Monday, December 30, 2013

Wolfkrieg 14 T-Shirt Final Artwork

Here is the final approved artwork for the tournament t-shirt:

Been doing some design work for the T-Shirt design for Wolfkrieg 14 [a themed Red vs. Blue Flames of War tournament]. Fun to do.  Excited to be attending.

I'll be building Soviet Engineer Sappers [with lots of Assault Guns for Support] for the tournament.

Monday, December 23, 2013

No Crisis Here... Tau Battlesuits Complete | WH40K

With a laaaaate night flurry, I managed to finish the batch of models (those being all the battle suits of various configurations) of the commission Tau army I have been working on.

I did minor to major conversions to all suits and also tried to add some interest in posing, etc.

Not the best pics, but in my defense I had been up most of the night finishing these and had to get boxed up for shipping...

I am really pleased with how the basing turned out also.

Riptide: Sadly, I did not shoot a shot of the magnetized interchangeable main weapon. I built a new/bigger head and added a flechette launcher I had laying about to left arm; other than that it is pretty much stock

From the side, I like how the dirty white turned out. I opted against weathering powders as these will be handled a lot in gaming, and the chipped/scratched elements I added get the point accross.

Other Side (Bad photo, sorry)

Broadside Suit: Lots of conversions here; head is new build (the large Tau suits all come with heads that are actually smaller than the ones that come with Crisis Suits) and I split the cannon up so there is one on each arm.


Crisis Suit team:
Used the Shield Generators as Shields as a way to tie all the team together; while at the same time making each suit unique in armament.

Team Leader: Fingers are stolen from a Marine power fist

John Woo Style...

I modeled this one to look like he leaning in to take the recoil...

Commander and Body Guards:

Commander: Lots of work on this one to make him look like he has a better suit (as he should)

John Woo body Guard #1

John Woo body Guard #2

There are several drones that go with each group, but in my haste I neglected pictures of them (sigh).
Next up: The Poor Bloody Infantry, 2 X Pirhannas, Gunship, and Stealth Team. 
Thanks for Looking!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nurgle Furies Complete | WHFB

Here are a couple of pictures of one of my two updated Nurgle Furies Units (the second is basically the same, forgot to shoot pics of them - duh).  Really pleased with how these turned out, IMHO the buggy eyes make the Drone Head look how they should have been the first place.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nurgle Daemon Projectors [counts as Skullcannons] finished | WHFB

Recovering after painting these [and all the furies and Drones as well as repainting 50+ plaguebearer and nurgle beast bases. Oh yeah, and scratch building all the movement trays and completing them] the week prior to Northstar.

Had a good tourney, my goal was to win at least 2 games [and to have fun in all, which I did...], ended up 3 wins and 18th of 88 and 2nd best army overall, which I was really pleased with [considering I flitted away some points I could have gotten for my display board]. I have been out of the Warhammer tourney scene for quite a while. The painting/army bar has been lifted pretty high now. I am much better at historical wargaming, have trouble with magic and what-not, army building has always been more my bag. Johnny Hastings, a fellow Handsome Point Boy [our local game club, just go with it], took best overall and players choice. His army is a freakin' masterpiece. All I can say is game on for next year, when I will be rocking some Chaos Dwarves. I plan to pretty much build every thing from scratch and kit-bash.

I took a lot of pics at Northstar and will post a game by game summary in the near future.

Here are some pics of my finished Nurgle Projectors, I decided to rename them;  I feel projectors are more accurate for what I built. I am really pleased with how these turned out and the level of paint I was able to accomplish in the short time I had.

Here is Projector #1

Everything is painted pretty Straight forward:
The rust recipe is the same I used on my ogres years ago: Dark Flesh Base, Heavy Vermin Brown Stipple, Lighter Blood Angel red Stipple, even lighter Blazing Orange stipple. Detail with Boltgun metal as needed.

The Veins were given the under skin look by: Over Highlighting and Over Shading the the beast by about 10-15%, then using a Micro pen (red and blue) to draw the veins, etc. Give this a shot of Dullcote to seal it. Then take a thin glaze [using glaze medium] of the base color, in this case Old Parchment from Ceramacoat [a great color that I have never found a replacement for], and build up several layers of glaze. This builds a transparent layer of base color over the veins as well as pulls down the Over Shading/Highlighting to balance out the skin pallet. I did go back and re-highlight some, you will be surprised how effective this technique is, even without the veins.

Projector #2

I will post up some pics of the Drones and Furies also in the next week or so.

Thanks for looking