Thursday, April 14, 2016

From the Grave!

Hey there everyone, got a few Undead goodies for ya today, Not much to say about them other than a few paint schemes you may like so let us dive in with Molly first. 

 I wanted something a little different than the hot orange or the mustard yellow they put her in for the two concept arts, and thought blue and purple would contrast nicely with the Neon green flame I gave her. 
The blue of her dress is "Emerald" from the vallejo line with a glaze of GW's blue over it, quite simple. the Green flame is my standard concoction of  P3 inks, 1 part yellow/1 part green, though I'm tempted to switch to 2 parts yellow / 1 part green.

 Next up we have my Rotting Belles and my Dead Doxy. I rather like these models, I think a lot of people do. I find their clothing quite fun to paint up and experiment with. For their rotting flesh I did a base coat of thrall flesh from P3, then a wash of purple from Secret weapon washes, and then built up another layer of thrall flesh for that bruised look. 

 This is actual painting sorcery here kids. and you too can do it in less than 15 minutes. Prime white, Base coat in the Technical paint "Nihilakh oxide" from GW, and then drybrush white. BAM! instant ghosts.

Finally we have my Valevictorian, Not much to say about this model, mostly just brought together some effects that I learned all over. All I can really say is I love what a beater this model is. 

That's all for now, I'm blowing through malifaux stuff though so stay tuned for that if you like the stuff I do. If you have any ideas or suggestions of what I should paint or a particular color scheme please leave a comment or get in contact with me I'd love to hear some. 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Molly's playground (scenic graveyard board)

Hey everyone sorry for the slow progress, but I've been working on completing my first big scenic display board. 

Small background before we begin I have always wanted to make one of these but never tried my hand at it. After looking at a few different ways online and having worked with Cork for a while I decided that was how I was going to more said scenic board work. 

I tried out a small one with some pillars first. It looked alright but I consider it mostly a failure as the pillars don't go over the board properly. It just looks out of whack. It did give me some valuable information on how I should work with the next board though. 

This was the start, measuring out how far the bases should be from each other, and where the placement should be before putting the walls down. To get a rough size of how big the holes needed to be I took a 30mm, 40mm, and 50mm base and drew a circle around the with a permanent marker, before cutting the holes out. 

Once this was done I glued down the cork to the board and started to apply white glue where I could, then added the sand mixture I made up ( Fine sand, Stone sand, Stone "shards", and some fine basalt all mixed together) and let it dry taking care to not let the mixture pour over into the holes.

Now that the base was ready I primed it black.

Then gave it a dry brushing of Apple barrel "Chocolate bar"

Then a dry brushing of Vallejo Flat earth and a brushing of Menoth white base on top of that. 

For the Stonework I used Fortress grey from Games workshop, gunmetal with a wash of black for the metalwork, and for the flowers I used GW's Purple and Vallejo's Golden olive color. 

That's all for now but I plan to be working on Molly and her Summons crew all week so Maybe I'll throw up more than one update.

See ya'll soon!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Updates incoming

Hey everyone, I've been working on a scenic board recently that you will probably be able to see details of tomorrow eveing after I get it and a bunch of Graveyard bases primed for ease of painting. I've just been a little busy with work this week (was spring break) and haven't had much time to do anything with painting.

I do have things coming down the pipes, It's just slow moving right now, I'll have updates soon.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Little shop of Horrors

Hey everyone small update today as I have several things in the works (one of which you'll see at the end of the post)  but for now let's get to the thing I've been excited about for a couple of days now.

The shifting loyalties campaign I am joining at my LGS as it's first optional assignment is awarding players who bring a 50mm plant marker. This inspired me to bust out my sodapop miniatures and look for the large carnivorous plant miniature to paint it up. (Killing multiple birds with one stone may I add).

I decided to prime the thing white, and then do the flowers and head the bright blue I've used on the Slaaneshi daemons before, Hit it with a blue ink in the mouths and a purple wash from secret weapon on the outside before adding magenta. 

I used Warboss green for the body and the darker caliban green for the leaves before hitting them with an algae wash also from secret weapon, before gently applying a dab of magenta to the tip of each leaf. 

The teeth are my tried and true method of Menoth white, Sepia wash, & lightly drybrushed bone. 

That's pretty much all for today, most of this past week has been prep work for starting in on a few crews, and building up terrain. I attempted to do a battle report but the camera I took all the photos on doesn't want to work with me so might be a while before those come up, if they do at all. I'm going to blame not having the models I wanted to use not being painted as the problem. 

Anyway upcoming stuff. This week I plan to work on my newly gotten Resurrectionists as my doorway is flooded with more boxes of their stuff. This beautiful little piece that came in a day or so ago convinced me it's what I should paint next. 

After that I'm painting up a figure for the "Fight!" theme of a local painting competition... It may be a little on the nose but I'm probably going to be doing up Yokozuna from the soda pop line as E.Honda. 

Have a great week!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Welcome Back

So let me start out this post with an apology for not updating for so long. I'm not gonna blame life, but ultimately a bunch of stuff came up, and I felt I just didn't have enough stuff painted to a decent quality that I felt like I could actually show it off.  So, I'm sorry.

What's changed?
Three things happened recently in my personal life that made me come back to this blog and really make me want to start doing it again.

The first of which is that I (re)started Malifaux, Which has in my opinion one of the consistently best communities I've ever encountered, and it's because of that, the quickness of the games, and the quality of the miniatures that I have become engrossed in the game.
I went to a local tournament this past weekend and not only came in tied 3 ways for 2nd (ultimately ending 4th) but won best painted crew, Which I honestly had not expected.

The second was that I entered a local painting competition held by a store, and I suspect I won 1st simply by the merit of the turn out being low, the amount of people who genuinely enjoyed the miniature I entered gave me a surge of inspiration that I felt I needed.

And finally the third thing. Being contacted by multiple people asking what happened to the blog. It may sound cheesy but it does inspire me to make more content when people ask me what happened and if I'm still working on stuff for the blog. Thank you all for inspiring me to restart this. I really do appreciate it.

Alright, so with all that out of the way, my future plans for the blog is to be about both stuff I'm working on and gaming things I'm interested in, so it might be painting one blog post, talking about a game the next, a tutorial after that, thinking about magic cards, ect.  I'm gonna try to keep personal life out of it, such as complaining about being sick which I notice I've done before, and I'm going try to do 1 post a week at the very least.

So with all of that crap out of the way lets take a look at a few models shall we?

First up is The "Large Arachnid" from Malifaux (It's actually a brass arachnid, which is supposed to be on a 30mm base....yeah I know right? But I managed to get 3 of them and decided to turn two into large arachnids because they hadn't announced a kit until about a week ago...)

Since my arcanists are themed around Colette's stage/ performance theme I wanted to make the spiders look like they were coming down off the curtains. 

I feel I accomplished this quite well, and that the orange flames coming out of the spider work well with the metals of it. Not a clue what I'm going to do with the color of that base though...might go with a nice dark blue to contrast with the red and orange. 

Looking back a little further at my Neverborn, I feel I can show these off now if only to reprimand myself for things I notice. We'll start with Jakob Lynch and The Hungering Darkness

I feel I did really well with the hungering darkness as I wanted a deepsea bio-luminescence to him kind of like an Angler fish I copied this on to a few other models with the brilliance mechanic and will probably do it again when I tackle the spawn mother. Lynch on the other hand while I feel I did well with him, I think I relied too heavily on a wash for his face, and fucked up his eyes in the process. I may go back and try to fix him later, but I'm going to blame being out of practice on this one. 


My Lilith crew on the other hand I feel like I did really well with, my only complaint is that I can't seem to take a picture of this crew that is (to me) out of focus a little bit due to the red color I used. The young nephilim on the right was also the first model that I used the technical paint "Blood for the Blood God" on, which works really really well. 

Well that's all for the is post, I want to know what you guys think about the changes to the blog and what you might do to make it less of a god damn eyesore. I'd also love to know what you all would like to see for the next painting segment. More Malifaux, some 40k, or some Super dungeon explore stuff?

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Nurgle I'm not happy with you right now.

If there is one thing I don't like it's feeling ill. Especially where there isn't a major bug going around, and it hasn't bedridden me.  Just makes me feel awful.

On that note I haven't done much this week for Warhammer, all I painted before I started to feel "Bleh" was a converted up archon I made for my dark eldar.

Kind of basic as far as color schemes go but I like it. I made her from a couple of pieces the main being the lead vampire countess from the Coven throne. which I had to remove the head and file a hole into the body for the new head to fit.
I couldn't find a good enough slave for her to be "sitting" on since the model looks like it's lounging anyway. So I decided to pull a piece I hadn't used from my exalted chariot of Slaanesh kit to give her a "Floating" pedestal.
Looking back over the model it's obvious that I still need to do a few more things, Maybe some freehanding on the dress. But for now she looks good in my opinion, and a welcome stand in for an Archon, Lady Malys, or even a rule #63 version of Duke Sliscus  (Duchess Sliscus? I dunno)

Anyway that's it for this late edition of Wargame Wednesday, hopefully I'll have something new for friday, don't be surprised if it's late.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

I can't hold all of these ideas....

So lets write them out and talk about the ideas in mind.

As I said, Dark elves are coming, but this shouldn't have been a surprise to anyone, they needed new hydras and witch elves, and their codex needed an update.

I'll tell you what though, when I saw the pictures of the models from the main site my Jaw damn near hit the floor. So I'm going to walk through these and say come conversion potentials that I see. Maybe I do them in the future, maybe I don't we'll see If I sell one of my other armies first.

So lets start with the Witch elves kit and then move to the Cauldron of Blood

First off just look at the animation of these models, The hair, the leaping pose...Looks great. I can already see people running these as Traitor guard, Daemonettes, Dark eldar wyches, Maybe even as banshee's or striking scorpions for some people.  This is one of those kits you are going to see sell like mad just for it's "sexy" conversion potential and then we get to the other half of the kit, The sisters of slaughter. 

If these models don't scream "RUN US AS DAEMONS!" nothing does. Whips, those masks, Like....everything just comes together on that model and hey if you don't use them on the witch elves bodies, you can always save them for another model...

But here is the rub Ladies and Gentlemen, it's $60 for 10 of these models. While I'm not sure if $60 is worth it for ten, the kit is large and the sculpts look amazing. 

Moving onto the other kit that I like (no not the hydra).
The Cauldron of Blood.

This model looks great, Even if not putting it together just piecing it out there are bits in here for tons of stuff, but lets start with the statue of the god himself Khaine.
Now This statue looks good, in my opinion I think it's better than the metal/finecast one that the eldar have now, I expect this piece will command high prices on Ebay probably in the 20-30 dollar range as people will be buying them up to use as their Avatar....if they use the Avatar of Khaine. 
The girls on it look great, I suspect the one with the chalice will be sold separately from the other two as more people will want her as a character or some such.

The Cauldron itself looks great as a centerpiece of terrain or as an objective point, if I can find several of them for a good price that might be one of the next terrain pieces I do. 

The pedastal that the Avatar is on is amazing and would be perfect for pillars, to denoting a special character, to just all sorts of things. 

and lastly the stairs can be used for all sorts of terrain projects, Need a building to look a little more evil? Maybe an evil staircase will fix it. Might also go well with a diorama.

On the Bloodwrack shrine side of things.  The Naga-woman/Medusa looks great, I've been trying to make a serpent lady for my daemons forever and now (hopefully she's cheap) I can get a couple of them. 

(I also like that they put what looks like a sorceress with 2 weapons into this kit, I like extra folks in boxes like the spider shaman that comes with the arachnarok spider.) 

So that's my thoughts on what I might do with some of these if I play around with them, The models look super good, and I wish more people played fantasy around here so I might actually make a Dark Elves army. But conversions for the armies I play are good too.

See you folks later this week.