Monday, May 8, 2017

Crystal Brush '17 Entry - Deathwing Terminator Captain

Adepticon 2017 was an excellent experience and I learned a lot about painting competitions and my own painting. In the months before the event, I spent countless hours working on a single entry for the Sci-Fi Single Figure category. That figure was a Deathwing Terminator Captain from Warhammer 40,000.

Crystal Brush '17 Entry - Tabbybrook Mage

Its been a long time coming, but I'm finally here with write ups on my entries for the Crystal Brush at Adepticon 2017. Following the convention, I hit a hobby rut and everything kind of just stopped. But I'm back and ready to get back on the hobby horse.

This is the first of two posts about the models and in it I'll be talking about the Tabbybrook Mage from Super Dungeon Explore.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Chibi Swap 2: Ser Snapjaw and Brave-Mode Candy

It's time for another Chibi Swap! This time Chris chose Brave-Mode Candy and I chose Ser Snapjaw, both from Super Dungeon Explore. With minis in hand, we both got to work and I have to say both of these figures turned out excellent!

Once again, I had Chris do a write up on Ser Snapjaw, so he can share his experience of painting him in his own words. So lets check them out!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

WIP - Deathwing Terminator Captain: Happy Little Lion

Its time to move on to the base, finally. The first step was painting a freehand portrait of Lion el'Jonson the Primarch of the Dark Angels chapter of space marines. Generally, I don't do a lot of freehand work and I do even less actual paintings. But I have done something similar before in a previous project and had good results, so I thought it'd be worth a shot.

Monday, March 6, 2017

WIP - Deathwing Terminator Captain: He's Pretty Much Finished

The Terminator Captain is now all finished, except for some touch up work and the text on the shoulder scroll. It's been a whirlwind of progress since the last post. I'm not going to try and cover it all. But I'll touch on the big things.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

WIP - Deathwing Terminator Captain: Chest Details, Cape and Left Arm Finished

More progress!

As of Thursday night I've gotten the interior of the cape, the rest of the chest details and the custom left arm all painted. It's actually going pretty well and while I know I've got more than 20 hours into the model so far, it doesn't really feel like it.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WIP - Continued Work on the Terminator Captain

Work took a minor hiatus this weekend, as it seemed like all I did was go out of the house. But as of Monday, I was back to work on the Terminator Captain. I managed to get a lot done since then too, his legs are finished for now. I've since moved on to the torso, which is coming along nicely.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Project: Deathwing Terminator Captain

Well, in my last post I whined that I couldn't share my progress on any projects that I am taking to Adepticon. Thanks to Greg and his clarification of the rules, I can feel safe in posting my work on this project.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

WIP: Doing Some Deathwing Practice

Adepticon is in 42 days and I'm in a flurry of hobby trying to get my entries done for the Crystal Brush competition. It seems like a lot of time, but really it isn't a full 42 days. If I were to work every night right up until go time, its only 210 hours.

I'm only planning on entering 2 pieces, one for the Sci-Fi Single Model and Fantasy Single Model. I'm currently working on the Sci-Fi model, which is going to be a Deathwing Terminator, but that's all I can say or show due to the rules of the comp (super lame, right?).

I like painting Deathwing but the previous method of painting them, while nice for table top, won't cut it for display level competition. I need more contrast and better highlighting.

So with that in mind, I got to work last night on some practice bits.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Golden D6 - Issue 10

The Golden D6 issue 10 is out now, and it is a massive 84 page collection of wonderfully painted miniatures! There's dioramas, busts, large scale models, small scale models, it's really a great showing of diverse projects and painting styles.