Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fat Ogre 2.0

Did a little work on the Bonebreaker. Waffling on whether or not to give him a matching banner over his other shoulder.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


As some of you may know, I've got some neck problems that tend to give me migraines and/or blurred vision. I got sick about a week ago and somehow tensed my neck bad enough that the vision in both of my eyes is now rather blurry (instead of just my right eye as is normally the case). As such, weekly painting posts are off until I can at least get full vision back in one eye.

Until then I'll try to at least post some in progress shots of what I'm working on or models I've painted in the past.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fat Ogre Bonebreaker

A little something that I started YEARS ago, but didn't have the right pieces to begin to finish it. Thanks to the new Thanquol kit, I got some new inspiration.

Still a lot of greenstuffing to be done, but I think he's well on his way. (It's based on a River Troll, if you cant tell.)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Week 3: Ring Wraith on Felbeast

Real late posting this, even though it's been done since last Saturday.

This one was for a good friend of mine to use in a big battle at a game convention coming up in a few months.

The wings were Steel Legion Drab and Ushabti Bone run through the airbrush, while the skin was black and Eshin Gray highlighted through Dawn Stone.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Week Two: Skaven Lord

Meant to post this Sunday, but things happen.

With the promise of hilarious evil genius-level Skaven tomfoolery coming out soon, I decided to try out a new scheme on some models I'd meant to paint awhile ago.

For this model I tried to mimic the new Blight King models' armor. I used Incubi Darkness, washed black, as the base then added some small highlights with Kalabite and Sybarite, the last highlight being a 5:1 Sybarite/White mix.

Then I used some Moot Green to make the leaky bits.

I like how he came out and I'm anxious to get my hands on Thanquol and the new redonkulous Rat Ogres to try this on as well.

Upon uploading this, I suddenly realize I forgot the frickin' eyes...

Sunday, January 4, 2015

New Year, New Minis

Dear lord, three years. That's a bit embarrassing.

Anyhow, to celebrate a new year I've laid out a plan to do at LEAST one model a week for the whole year. They'll generally be something that's just caught my fancy and, hopefully, not just a commission that I'm currently working on.

I've got two to start us off and they are definitely of the "Caught My Fancy" group.

First SD Kisa for Super Dungeon Explore:

This models was simple and quite a lot of fun. I've done a few SDE models before and I absolutely love having so much room to to the eyes. Normally, eyes end up being just a dot of black and white that get completely lost in the shadows of the face.

Next we've got Uncle Honk (Survivor) from Zombicide:

Another model that ended up being a lot of fun, just because of how characterful (creepy) he is. I started playing Zombicide with some friends and got hooked on how lovely all the Survivor models are. What really sold me was the "Special Guest" boxes which are models designed by different artists (Uncle Honk was designed by Kevin Walker who's mostly known for his work on Judge Dredd and Warhammer comics). I still want to add some blood splatter to him, but I think I'm going to save that for a tutorial (namely because I haven't tested the method I want to use, so I need to ruin a few models before I try it on one I really like).

I'm still trying to get a better way to capture pictures. I'd JUST got a new camera right after Christmas for specifically this purpose, but my apartment got broken into and it was one of the TWO things that got stolen (the other being a Game Boy). So for now, please excuse the "on the table" photos from the phone.

Happy New Year everyone. Let's hope this works.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Status Report

Okay, I'm using Blogger's new format now and it's pretty fancy. It shows me pages views for the entire site and even individual posts. Our most-viewed post is actually my kit-bashed Wracks from way back when at somewhere around 3,500 views! Ha! Suck it, Ian!

...aww, I made myself sad... 

Anyhow! Updates!

I have to admit, I've been having a bit of a painter's crisis lately. I had gotten to a point where I was sitting down, brush in had, going, "Why am I doing this? This is no longer fun". Granted, trying to mesh life, commissions and sanity (as well as some other things SKYRIM) was not particularly helping the situation.

So, in a fit of insanity and anger, I made some weird decisions:
- I've binned all my GW armies with the exception of things I can use to make Ian's armies better (i.e.- Speedy Ork things, Dark Eldar for Adepticon, etc.).
- Bought some Confrontation (from the bin, oddly enough)
- Started scouring the internet for ideas, then subsequently started forraging for sticks, rocks and bark.

Basically, I feel that I completely lost sight of what I was doing as little as 4 years ago. I wanted to get better. I wanted to be off kicking ass in competitions. Instead, I got complacent. I started taking on commissions and starting focusing on "getting finished" instead of "getting better".

I should be able to do this: Examplez

But I can't.

So, I'm starting over. I have a painted army for 40K, Fantasy, Malifaux and even War Machine sitting up in Epic Loot's cases, so I'm good for playing. I'm going to take a break on my commissions whenever I get the current batch done, so that'll give me more breathing room/project table space. I'm going to go through every how-to, tutorial and step-by-step I can get my hands on and I'm going to practice. I will be able to make displays, do Non-Metallic Metals and free-hand better.

I will get better.

I know a few people are peeved that I abandoned the Bad Moons yet again and that I dropped the brand new Ogre army I was starting, but I had to do it for sanity's sake. Maybe once I get better I can do the Bad Moons how they should be done, but right now I can't get my head around the proper weathering of yellow.

Anyway, enough excuses. You'll know when this process starts because I will be documenting it through this website to try and help others improve as well; I just have to remember to start taking the camera home with me.

On a parting note, if anyone still has access to the old Confrontation Clan Uraken Goblins, please let me know. Those were my absolute favorite to paint and I greatly regret getting rid of most of mine.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Epic Loot Iron Builder: Month One (Dark Eldar Assembly)

Alright folks, the fine people over at Epic Loot are officially kicking off their Iron Builder on August 20th. It's $20 to play (which gets you entry into the league and 2 tournaments) and will run for 4 months.

Each month a player will be responsible for assembling and painting 500 points worth of models. The idea is, that after 4 months each player will have a fully painted 2000 point army! It's great fun and I encourage anyone in the area to come play.

I've decided to further add to Ian's Dark Eldar for the League, and as such will be doing 1000 points of Homunculus Coven and 1000 points of Witch Cult.

The first 500 points is as follows:

1 x Homunculus (with Agonizer and other hurty bits)
10 x Wracks (2 x Liquifiers and Acolyte)
10 x Wracks (2 x Liquifiers and Acolyte)
Talos (Twin-linked Haywire Blaster, Chain Flails and Additional CCW)

And the assemblies of said models:

I don't have the other Wrack Squad assembled yet because GW seems to have a 20% Failure Rate when it comes to Finecast troop boxes; and that number is only based off of the ones that I couldn't salvage with Green Stuff.

More to come.

P.S.- Almost forgot. Ian's Dark Eldar won Best Painted at Epic Loots Grand Opening Tournament! As promised, the $50 went to several paint brush sets and palettes for all the new painters who attend Kevin Kirby's painting classes on Thursday evenings at Epic Loot.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it's off to Ebayz you go.

Alright, seeing as how Fantasy kind of died for me, I'm putting some stuff up on teh Ebayz for bills and such. Here's some of the pictures of the stuff and here is the link to my store if anyone is so inclined.

There's a few more things in the store, but Blogger is being a jerk about pictures...

Friday, July 15, 2011

I’m an idiot…

Well, I took about 20 different pictures of the completed Venom last night to show everyone.

The camera didn’t have a memory card in it…