Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 4/25/18

It's time to check in and see what has happened in the past week! That means it's time for Wizardry in Progress! This week, I finished off the Death Company Chaplain and started on a new projected featuring the Knight Models Deadpool miniature.

Let's take a look.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Miniature Monday - Diva, the Blessed

Hey everybody, today we're going to take a look at Diva, the Blessed. This model was released last year as part of Reaper's anniversary line of models. Each model was only available during a certain month, and then no longer to be seen again.

Diva, the Blessed was available during the month of September, 2017. Anyone that knows me well, knows how much I dislike the idea of exclusive models and the idea of showing them off, only to get folk's hopes up and have them find out that it is no longer available. This one fit a character concept I had perfectly though and after finding out that she was no longer available, I was lucky enough to be able to snag this one a month or so later at the local games shop.

Let's take a look at her!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Let's Paint - Mary Fix-it & G.R.I.T.T.: Part One

Hey everybody! Today I have part one of a seven part series for Let's Paint, featuring Mary Fix-it from my friends over a Panda Cult Games!

In this episode, I paint the lower torso and the gemstone.

You can find the video after the break. Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 4/18/18

It's a pretty light week this week, as far as painting goes. We had a massive snow and ice storm this weekend and I didn't do much of anything. There were power outages all around me and I didn't want to worry about painting and then losing electricity and lighting in the middle of it all.

That said, this week I started on a Blood Angels commission for a friend of mine, I generally don't do commission work but I broke down on this one, so we could have another player in our growing Warhammer 40k group.

Over the last week I started playing with list builds and came up with a new list that I really wanted to try out. So, Tuesday night, I built some extra models for my Admech army using left over kit pieces and the models in the Forgebane box set.

I also did a bunch of video editing of the video I recorded for the Mary Fix-it bust. I'll be pushing those out soon!

Let's take a look.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Miniature Monday - White Kastelan Robot

While I'm going out of order by showcasing this fella before the orange robo, he has become something of the star of the Kastelan Robots. The white robo tends to get singled out, whenever I show the robos to new people. Something about the weathering, the spider web crack and just the overall look of him hits on all cylinders. 

He also happens to be my favorite as well. Possibly because of the white/grey armor plating and how much trouble I had making it all work. Seeing him come together definitely gave me a major sense of accomplishment.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 4/11/18

It's time for Wizardry in Progress! This week, I made a couple new Skitarii Rangers, finished the Mary Fix-it bust and also finished the first batch of terrain for my FLGS.

Let's take a look!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Miniature Monday - The Mighty Zugg

I painted Zugg over a year ago now. He was meant to play alongside the Tri-City Sentinels as a Star Player and he was the first of many Blood Blow Star Players I bought.

I painted him just before Adepticon, and was planning to meet up with some friends to play games of Blood Bowl. But Adepticon being a social gathering that it is, those games never happened. My interest in playing Blood Bowl then waned considerably and I sold off most of my unpainted Star Players and the unpainted, unassembled Dwarf and Skaven teams.

Since it was so close to Adepticon when I finished him, I didn't write up a post about him. So, we're fixing that today.

I give you, Zugg star of the Tri-City Sentinels!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wizardy in Progress 4/4/18

It's been a busy week this week! It was the first full week of progress since Adepticon and the hobby is strong!

This week I started on the Mary Fix-it bust from Panda Cult Games. I started working on base coating much terrain. The Armiger Warglaives from the Forgebane box set and my box of Karaphron Destroyers were all assembled.

Let's check it out!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Miniature Monday - Ragnar the Younger

When we started up our last RuneQuest campaign, I decided that I needed a nice model for my character. This mini was intended for my Stormbull initiate, Talgrimm. He was a Praxian barbarian and for a long time he was the longest surviving character I had that campaign.

After he lasted quite a few sessions, I decided that he was deserving of a fancy miniature.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 3/28/18

Adepticon is over and great times were had by all. After nearly a week of no hobby, it is time to get back on the hobby train and knock out new projects.

I'm excited to see fresh things that aren't my Adeptus Mechanicus for a while. Though I am not abandoning my army for new things, I did learn a lot about them and how they play. I now know where my weaknesses are in the list and in my play style. In time, I'll make additions to the list and try to make them better.

Anyway, its time for Wizardry in Progress. This week I started working on a terrain commission for my FLGS. It'll be a fairly quick tabletop paint job, But it should be fun.

Let's take a look.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Miniature Monday: Blood Bowl: The Waaaghington Cleavers

It's time for the second half of the Blood Bowl box set, the Orcs.

I named these guys the Waaaghington Cleavers (which is so much easier to pronounce now that I know the first G is silent). Their colors are a nice bright yellow with checkers, and they ended up looking excellent!

Again, like the Tri-City Sentinels post, this one is more of a showcase than anything. Its been so long since I painted these, that I can't remember a lot of the details.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 3/21/18

Heeey, its the last Wednesday before Adepticon! The time crunch kicked in something fierce this week as I had to knock out my display board and I realized that I screwed up my army list and needed two new Ranger models to make my army match my list.

Did I get it finished? Let's find out!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Miniature Monday - Black Kastelan Robot

The second robot to be finished, the black one was a blast to work on and I learned a lot from it, one of which was that I apparently have painting black figured out. Before I painted this fella, I dreaded painting black, and never seemed to be able to get it really figured out.

This one was also the first robot with one of the recast heads on him, this one being the red eyed one. All in all, I love how he turned out.

Let's check it out!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 3/14/18

It's the last Wednesday before Adepticon, the pressure is on to get projects finished and everything ready to go.

I can happily report that my Admech army is now finished and ready for games. Let's take a look at what has happened in the last week.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Let's Paint - Orange Kastelan Robot

Hey everybody, after doing a couple videos for the Cybernetica Datasmith and the Sydonian Dragoon, I feel like I can safely say; welcome to a new feature of the site, the Let's Paint video series!

In this series, I will be painting a miniature from start to finish in time lapse video. They are really fun to make and share and I hope to keep this to a once a week feature. But with Adepticon around the corner, I'm unsure about keeping that pace until after the event.

But for now, let's paint a Kastelan Robot, shall we?

Miniature Monday: Blood Bowl: Tri-City Sentinels

When Blood Bowl was released, I was all about it. The hype train was full steam ahead and I was so stoked at getting it painted and on the table.

The first order of business was to paint up the human side of the game, which I have written about earlier, but the bases weren't finished and I didn't get any nice pictures of them, so I kinda jumped the gun a little bit on posting about them.

But, that's all fixed now. Let's take a look!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 3/7/18

The pressure builds as Adepticon nears!

The army progress chart is filling up and the forcing is coming together nicely. This week, I finished another robo and got started on the next one in the batch.

We're down to two Kastelan Robots needed for Adepticon, let's take a look.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Miniature Monday - Sydonian Dragoon

The last Sydonian Dragoon is all finished and its time for a legit write up on him!

He had a bit of conversion work and was a blast to paint up. It also seemed to take less time to do than the first one, probably because I had the previous paint job to use as reference and didn't have to figure out what parts needed to be which colors.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 2/28/18

February is over and Adepticon is now less than a month away and the pressure is on!

I am now on to the last 4 Kastelan Robots. So that means from here on out its all robos all the time. Over the last week I've managed to finish one and get a decent amount of progress on the next one too. Also I finished the vats in a mad dash to get them done before the tournament on Saturday.

Let's take a look!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Miniature Monday: Jasper Nivens, Sorcerer

We recently started a new Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 campaign and that means, a new character!

Usually in D&D I like playing rogues or rangers and stealthy types. But I wanted to try something different and went with a caster class, the sorcerer.

Since I'm usually a rogue player I like small races and went with a Ghostwise Halfling for my race choice. Unfortunatly, finding a suitable halfling miniature for a caster is no fun at all. You can find gnomes all day long, but more halflings look like either knock-off Bilbo Baggins or are rogues.

With that in mind, I looked at gnome miniatures instead and found the miniature that I was looking for.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 2/21/18

February is nearly over already and my local Warhammer 40k group is having a tournament this weekend, and I desperately needed to get the Sydonian Dragoon finished for it.

I'm happy to report that I have finished it and also started on my objective markers.

Let's take a look at what has happened over the passed week!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Miniature Monday - Blue Kastelan Robot

Kastelan Robots are probably my favorite model in the Adeptus Mechanicus line of Warhammer 40,000 models. They're big stompy bots, which aren't cyborgs and need to be controlled by a handler in order to operate on the battlefield.

They also are very old, in 40k terms, older than the Imperium of Man. That gave me plenty of ideas to go with.

For my army, I knew that I wanted to have the robots in diffferent colors than the green that is seen across the rest of my army. The idea being that these guys collect robos and use parts from other fallen robots to rebuild two downed robos into one operational robo.

The first of many Kastelan Robots, this guy was my test run on painting them as much as he was also my first one for my army. His eyes were also the subject of my tutorial on painting glowing eyes.

Let's take a look.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 2/14/18

The brushes of progress continue to paint and in the past week I've managed to finish the Skitarii Vanguard squad, start on the actual model for the next Sydonian Dragoon, build another Robo and more terrain, including an update to the Tech-Priest Dominus.

Its been a busy week, let's take a look!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Miniature Monday - Rail Raiders Infinite: Huckleberry

This week for Miniature Monday, we are going to take a break from Adeptus Mechanicus models and show off something from last year that I totally forgot to post about.

Today going to show you Huckleberry, from Rail Raiders Infinite, who is based on Doc Holiday of Tombstone and the legendary old west tales of Wyatt Earp.

Rail Raiders Infinite is a train heist board game by Ninja Division where players take the role of an outlaw attempting to make off with more double dollars than anyone else. It features a bunch of chibi styled western characters, many of whom are parodies of famous TV and anime characters.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 2/7/18

Hey everybody, welcome to Wizardry in Progress!

This week we continue on with Adeptus Mechanicus models in a push to complete them in time for Adepticon. But I also have a bit of terrain to talk about as well, which is quickly becoming a new addiction.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Miniature Monday: Cybernetica Datasmith

With all of my Kastelan Robots, I knew that I wanted to have at least one Cybernetica Datasmith with them, so I can change their protocols in game, without having to rely on command point usage and getting them stuck in a protocol for the remainder of the game.

I also knew that I wanted to make my character minis a bit more unique than the official ones, and with that in mind I went to work customizing him.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 1/31/18

This week, we're still on the Admech train as I work my way through my Adepticon army list. I've finished the black armored robot, the Datasmith, modified a Sydonian Dragoon and started on the next group of Skitarii Vanguard!

Such progress, much wow. Let's take a gander.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tutorial: How to Paint Glowing Eyes

How to Paint Glowing Eyes

Hey everyone, today I have a post on how to paint glowing eyes, as seen on the blue Kastelan Robot that I have been posting on Twitter and Instagram.

This is no ordinary tutorial post though. This is a video! The first video tutorial I've ever done and I hope to continue on with them and post a new tutorial every month this year.

If all goes well, I may go back and make videos of past tutorials as well and add them to their respective posts to.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Miniature Monday - Skitarii Rangers

While I am a big fan of the Vanguard, the Rangers are probably a notch higher when it comes to how much I like the look of them.

There's something about their coats along with their hooded heads that I really like. But since I preferred the Vanguard's rifles over the Ranger's, I passed on using Rangers as the main body of my force. But, that meant I got to use the Rangers for something even more fun. 

Sniper squads.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 1/24/18

Another Wednesday means another Wizardry in Progress!

This week, I was still neck deep in Warhammer 40,000 territory and managed to get a 5 man squad of Sicarian Infiltrators mostly magnetized and I am nearly finished with painting another Kastelan Robot.

Lets take a look.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Miniature Monday - Sydonian Dragoon

There are two models that sold me on Adeptus Mechanicus, one is the Onager Dunecrawler and the other is the model we're talking about today. The Sydonian Dragoons, aka the chicken walker.

These guys sold me on starting an Admech army, hands down. The look unlike anything else I'd seen in Warhammer 40,000 at that point, they rock a sweet jousting lance and they are powered by a quadruple amputee in a gimp suit. What's not to love?

When Skitarii launched, I ordered two of them without hesitation and now I have one all fully painted and ready to go.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 1/17/18

Welcome to Wizardry in Progress, my weekly recap of projects and progress over the past week.

This week, a Kastelan Robot has taken up most of the hobby time. Lets take a look!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Miniature Monday - Skitarii Vanguard

These fellas have been done for a while, but forgot to take pictures or do a write up on them. I had written about them previously in some of the WIP posts for the entire Adeptus Mechanicus army as a whole. But, they deserve their own post.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 1/10/18

It's a new year and its time to make WIP Wednesday into its own weekly post! Rather than randomly posting WIP pictures when I feel like I have something to talk about, I'm going to pool it all together into a summary of what's happened each week.

With that said, welcome to the first post in a new series called Wizardry in Progress, here I'll share what I've worked on over the last week, with pictures and commentary of each, in the hopes to keep myself motivated and to keep posting on a regular basis.

It could be a single big project or it could be multiple large projects. But each week I'll be gathering up images and talking about progress! Eventually, I'll have a logo for this too. But for now, let's get to it!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Miniature Monday - Onager Dunecrawler with Icarus Array

The Onager Dunecrawler is all complete, after three weeks of painting! I'm really pleased with how well it turned out, especially after it was dusted with the Secret Weapon "rust" pigments.

I have to say, I believe this model is one of the best paint jobs I've ever done and it looks great on the table along with the rest of my painted Adeptus Mechanicus army. I really like how the green came out on the armor plates and it really pops against the red of the Mars styled bases.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Conversions - Custom Kastelan Robot Heads

Its no secret that the Kastelan Robots are one of my favorite models from the Adeptus Mechanicus faction of Warhammer 40,000. I just really love the idea of big stompy robots, and I am a fan of the retro-future look of them.

Ever since I first saw them, I wanted to run an army of them. Each one painted up as an individual, and not just a tide of the same color scheme. The ideas in my head were endless.