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.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Blood Bowl: More Work on the Orcs

The Orcs seem to be going a lot slower than the human team, and I'm not 100% sure why. Part of me wants to blame gluing them all together at the beginning, then again, it might just be because they a larger models and have a few more details than the Humans did.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tutorial: How to Paint Yellow

How to Paint Yellow

Yellow can be one of those tough colors to get the hang of, mostly due to how transparent/translucent the color is when thinned. If painted over a dark color, it likes to stay dark, or takes multiple coats to get even coverage. But, when done right it really pops.

Today, I'm going to share how I painted the yellow on my Blood Bowl Orcs. This tutorial is thanks to kjsubtle on Twitter, who asked how I painted the armor on my Orcs.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Blood Bowl: Continuing Work on the Orcs

Work continues on the Orc Blood Bowl team, and I have all the skin tones done and the base coats down on the models.

I've really kicking myself for fully assembling the Orc team before painting them. I had assumed that it wouldn't have been a huge deal with most of them, but as the painting went on I realized it ws a huge mistake.

So, remember kids, don't glue the Orcs together before painting them!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Blood Bowl: Tri-City Sentinels all Finished!

The Tri-City Sentinels, the Human Blood Bowl team, are now all finished and nearly ready for their first game! The only thing left to do is base them, but that will have to wait until the Orcs are finished.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Blood Bowl: Starting on the Orc Team

The Human team is all finished (post on that soon), and now it is time to get started on the Orcs!

For the most part, I glued all of the models together, except for one of the Linemen sculpts, which seemed like it would have been a pain in the ass to paint fully assembled. I decided to use one of those guys as my test model, because it is also my favorite of the Linemen models.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Blood Bowl: Skin Tones and Armor Finished

Painting continues on the Human team. I have finished all of the skin tones and the armor plating, including the red striping for the rest of the models.

I decided to mix up the skin colors a bit, having some white players and some black players. I wanted to make it a bit random, so I decided to roll some dice to determine how many black players were in the team.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Blood Bowl: Thrower Finished and Starting on the Rest

I've now finished the first Thrower miniature and he looks great! With the 2nd mini done, I am now really liking this color scheme and can't wait to see them all on the field.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Blood Bowl: Human Test Model Finished

I'm having a blast painting up the human team for Blood Bowl so far and now the test model is all finished! He ended up with a few more stripes, and I decided to freehand the numbers onto his armor.

For the most part, he's all straight colors with little mixing. The only mixed colors are the black for the cloth parts of the uniform and the leather bits. This will make it fairly simple to recreate across the entire team without having to worry about exact color matching of mixed paints.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Blood Bowl: Starting on the Human Team

One of my Grail games is another Games Workshop title, Blood Bowl. I've wanted a copy of this game for decades, but never pulled the trigger on one of the old editions. When GW announced that they were bringing it back, with full support to keep it alive, I was super excited.

Well, I've finally gotten my hands on it and have started working on the Human team.