Thursday, October 23, 2014

Conquistaogre!


Just completed a really fun commission. 

Goal was Estalian Themed Ogre to use as a unit filler. 





Sunday, August 17, 2014

Spiders Batch 1 Complete! | WHFB

First Unit of 25 Goblin Spider Riders Complete (well, aside from primering black that is) aliong with one of three Gigantic Spiders with Gobbo Boss.  They can be arranged with any number in front rank.

Next up (after a Nurgly break...) 25 more riders with bow/spears mixed, 2 more heroes and an Arochnorok (sp?) conversion.

Waaaaghhh!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Screw City Monster Part IV | WHFB

95% done. Going to take a break form this and then come back to it for detailing (pustules, wrinkles, etc.). Need to do something with the space above the head, will tackle it when I come back to it.


Spiders! Part IV | WHFB

First Unit of Spiders assembled. Next: GS all the knees (16 per spider) and then figure out the legs for the riders.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Screw City Monster Part III | WHFB

Some more progress...

I plan to add "claws" (from the GW Spawn Sprues) on stubby nubs down the sided. Almost done.

The base will have some a plaguebearer pointing with a longish halberd/cleaver thing and a few nurglings ambling about.

Almost done.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Spiders! Part III | WHFB

More Progress... Legs are taking forever (along with bouncing about on 4 other projects...); I have figured out a way to make it go a bit faster, which is helping.

Once all are posed and fit together, will go in and GS the knees, etc. then on to the riders.

I think the leaping spider is working, intent is that it is jumping over the 1st Rank to continue the advance/attack. There will be other spiders at higher elevations in other ranks to enhance the seething look I am going for.

Ranking is working out better than I thought it would too.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Screw City Monster Part II | WHFB

Made some progress on the Nurgle Beast [Soul Grinder for now]... Probably going to add some kind of Howdah with Plaguebearers, etc. on it.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Screw City Monster | WHFB

Very, very WIP. 


After consideration I decided to go a different route on the required Monster for the Screw City GT. 

Will be a [subject to play testing] a Giant Spined Chaos Beast or a Great Chaos Spawn or a Soul Grinder. Spiffy foam armature to Start... 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Spiders! Part II | WHFB

Made some progress on the first Spider Unit. Worked out the spacing, etc. Unit fillers are now 3 bases wide, gives more opportunities for dynamic posing, etc.


They will be able to rank up, but it will be a bit tricksy...  I will move the pin holding the spider on the left to the rear to hide it some. As these will be for gaming, the pins will help the spiders be more durable and is a nice way to hold the figures for painting.


The riders will be converted regular gobbos (using wolf rider legs). In order to work out the presentation of the unit, I will build all the spiders first and then add the riders. That way I can work out poses, interactions, etc. in situ.

Thanks for looking

Friday, July 4, 2014

Spiders! Part I | WHFB

Started commission work on a series of units and models. Spider Riders [2 units of 25!], some heroes, and a heavily converted Arachnarok Spider suspended on a web. For these I will only be doing the converting/construction [which is the fun part :)].

Decided to do the units first, lets me get "warmed up" to the project. Here is concept test for the Spiders:


I always do a test model [and review it with the client] on projects that involve a lot of figures. Saves a lot of time and angst down the road. I will go in and detail up the joints. On the remaining models I round down the tube ends on the legs, which make finishing the joints easier.

As the spiders will have a larger footprint than the stock models, I will need to work out how they rank-up. I intend to use a combination of vertical and horizontal spacing. I will work out an "A" and "B" alignment for basing so the models [- filler stands, which will work with both].

Like this:

A B A B A
B A B A B
A B A B A
B A B A B
A B A B A



Bases and fillers laid out for the first unit:


Thanks for looking

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blood in the Sun | WHFB

I had the pleasure of attending the "Blood in the Sun" GT in suburbs of Chicago a couple of weeks ago. Rode down and hobby BS'd with another of the Handsome Point Boys, Johnny Hastings.

Here is my army for the weekend:

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.

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