Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WIP: More Work on the Market Stall, and Beginning Paint on Shojo

I didn't get a whole lot of seat time this week, but I did manage to do a few things on the Shojo project.

As of now, the market stall now has rope tying the wood planks together and I've begun work on painting Shojo herself.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

New Project! Shojo's Shop

New project time! Since I won the July Finger Painters challenge, I got to pick the next theme. I decided on an open, free-for-all theme, both to get more people to enter and because I couldn't think of one that I could use a current project for.

I decided to crack open my Ninja All-Stars box and paint up Shojo, who is one of my favorite sculpts from the set. But it's kind of snowballed into a diorama of Shojo sitting on her barrel in front of her market stall.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Kingdom Death: Distracted - Finished!

Kingdom Death: Distracted is now all finished!

I knew from the start that I wanted to build a rock base for her to sit on top of. With a lot of cork, a wooden disc and a dowel I was able to make a pretty epic base for it using my usual steps for making rocks. Its gotten a lot of compliments on Twitter and Instagram while I was in the process of building it too, but is always a good feeling.

Also, while I was building the base, I decided that I needed to cut away parts of the flooring base, to make it both easier on myself and to give the planks a bit more thickness. I was super nervous about that, but thanks to my fancy new Citadel cutters and some patience it wasn't a huge problem at all.

But now, I'll stop rambling. It's pretty pictures time!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

WIP - Kingdom Death: Distracted - Painting the Lady

It's been a pretty busy painting week. A few days ago, I started painting the female figure for the Distracted piece. It's been going really well too and I can honestly say that I am both stoked and amazing at how well I've done on the skin tone.

She is now all finished. I was planning on doing more WIP posts on her, but I really hit my stride and was too hooked on working on her. But that also means I get to do a showcase post and talk about the process as well, so this might be a longer post than usual.

By the way, this post features nudity and it's possibly NSFW. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

WIP - Kingdom Death: Distracted - Painting the Base

A few months ago, I bought my first Kingdom Death model, that wasn't part of the Kickstarter. It was a limited print run model named Distracted.

This Kingdom Death model is in 50mm scale, which is larger than most other miniatures I've ever painted. Kingdom Death models have a tendency to lean more towards the risque and Distracted is no different, but pushes the pin-up envelop a bit further. This model features a nude female sitting in a chair in her study, reading a book, it's fairly anatomically correct as well and not for young eyes at all.

So far, the chair is all assembled and the main base, chair and a stack of books are all painted.

Circle Oroboros Commission Complete!

The Circle Oroboros commission is now finished! All of the painting was done on Wednesday and I managed to finish up the basing just before I headed out to my Warmahordes group meet up. It was a fun project and it's always nice to see the owner's face when they finally get to see them in person.

I tried to follow the official artwork a bit closer than usual for these, though I don't use Priveteer Press' P3 paints. I also learned a new technique for doing the green on their armor as well, but the tutorial I was following seemed to only really work for larger surface areas and not the smaller armor of human size figures.

In the end, everything turned out well and the finished product was well recieved by their owner and the rest of the members of our group.

Lets get started by looking at the Warlocks in the set

Monday, July 11, 2016

Token Box Labels: Twilight Imperium

Tokens, tokens everywhere!

Twilight Imperium: Third Edition is a huge game and super token heavy. There's token sets for each race, each with their own control markers and command markers. There's Domain counters, Trade Goods counters, Fighter Supplement counters, Ground Force Supplement counters, Bonus tokens and the Speaker token. It all totals up to 448 cardboard chits, and that's not counting the plastic tokens that represent all the different ships, space stations and ground troops. It's a massive game, all packed into a 1' x 2' box.

Needless to say, I had to come up with a better storage solution.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Warmachine: Starting a Cryx Army

Whelp, I've been tempted by another war game and this it's Warmachine from Privateer Press. Now you might be saying "But Scott, weren't you also gung ho about 40k Skitarii and Bolt Action Americans? What happened there? What makes this I'm starting a new army post different"? Well, unlike 40k and Bolt Action, I actually have a group to play Warmachine with and that is the key ingredient of wargaming right there.

WIP: Krueger and Warpwolf Stalker Finished!

 Another quick update on the Hordes commission. Krueger and the Warpwolf Stalker are both finished now and that brings the finished model count up to 4 out of 6.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

WIP: Kromac Finished, Kreuger Started!

Time for a quickie little update on the Circle Oroboros commission, before I go off for Independence Day weekend fun.

As of right now, Kromac is all finished! It took longer than I had expected, but it's all set and time to move on to the next one.