Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Post-GenCon: What's Happening at The Brush Wizard?

GenCon is now long over and what a weekend it was! It was a good time, as usual, and I got to see friends I only get to see once a year and made new friends along the way! But GenCon being what it is, there's never enough time for everything and everyone.

I came out of the largest gaming convention in the country exhausted. The entirety of the previous week I was completely drained and tired, though I dodged the dreaded con crud. Most of the week was spent trying to recharge both mentally and physically.

Monday, July 30, 2018

GenCon-bound!

Hey everybody, just a heads up that this week there will not be any new posts, due to GenCon 2018. I'm in a whirlwind of prep and packing in order to be able to leave on Wednesday morning for Indy.

If you're going, stop by the Ninja Division's booth space (booth #2627), I'll be there most of the weekend helping out with things and judging the Golden Kobold.

Speaking of the Golden Kobold, I can't wait to see everyone's entries this year. Last year was an excellent showing and I hope this year is just as good if not better!

See you there!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 7/25/18

Much progress happened this week as I was able to finish Kommander Sorscha and build the base for Takata. There's still much to do in preparation for GenCon, but the end of the tunnel is nearing!

Let's take a look!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Miniature Monday: Kommander Sorscha Bust


As you may remember, if you've been reading for awhile, or following on Twitter or Instagram, I went to Illinois a few weeks back and hit up the Midwest Miniature Madness convention. While there, I painted up a few different things including a Primaris Intercessor and C'thulhu from Black Heart Models.

Well, most of the weekend, I was painting this lady right here. The bust of Kommander Sorscha from Privateer Press. She was a blast to work on and I recorded the entire process for Let's Paint too. But for now, we're going to take a look at here now that she's all finished!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Let's Paint: Death Company Chaplain: Part Two

We're not two thirds of the way through the Death Company Chaplain Let's Paint series!

In this one, I finish up the main body of the model, leaving just the base and jump pack left to go. He's coming along nicely.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 7/18/18

The summer lull continues, as I've had a lot of non-hobby related things happening lately. But I've been slowly making progress on things. After a weekend of house painting, I was able to get some more work done on Takata and started prepping a plinth for Kommander Sorcha.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Let's Paint: Death Company Chaplain: Part One

It's time for a new project and today we are getting a start on the Death Company Chaplain that I painted a few months ago.

In this one, I get a solid start on the armor and his helmet.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 7/11/18

It's been a slow few weeks on the hobby front ever since I got back from Midwest Miniature Madness in June. Mainly due to vacationing and holidays.

This week saw only one night of hobby and that was only a little bit of assembly time on Sunday and a couple hours of paint time on Monday night, in which I started working on Takata from MidKnight Heroes for the Golden Kobold at GenCon.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Miniature Monday: Skitarii Rangers


Long ago, when I first started collecting Skitarii, I grew weary of the shooting pose used for the Transauranic Arquebus. My first attempt to switch it up came in the form of the crouching sniper in my first ranger squad.

I knew that I wanted to run two squads of snipers, and that I would modify the other two snipers to switch up the poses from the aiming pose. But what to do?

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 7/5/18

As yesterday was Independence Day and I was busy all day, I didn't get a chance to do this week's Wizardry in Progress. So here it is, a day late. But, better late than never I suppose.

This week I started playing around with my new Leviathan Dreadnought, which arrived while I was gone to Illinois for Midwest Miniature Madness. He's been an interesting build and he's packed to the gills with magnets!

The only other thing to happen this week was an unpacking of my painting equipment and getting my desk set back up. It's been a busy few weeks, but I'm hyped to get back to work in my dedicated studio space.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Golden Kobold 2!



Hey everyone, the Golden Kobold is returning to GenCon! Last year's competition was an astounding success and we had many more entries than we expected. There were a few hiccups and lessons learned, but they served to make things better.

I'll be returning to GenCon this year and helping to judge entrants once again. I'll be at the Ninja Division booth most of the weekend, accepting entries, talking hobby and painting chibis! It should be a good time!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Miniature Monday: Death Company Dreadnought


This big fella is part of an army commission that I am doing for a friend of mine. He's been painted for awhile now, but I have just now gotten nice pictures of him. He, along with the Death Company Chaplain, are the first two models from the commission to be finished.

I have a soft spot for painting Dreadnoughts and this guy was fun to work in. It helped me hone my skill at painting black some more and solidified my technique. 

Let's take a look!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Lonely Havocs Battle Report: Nurgle vs Admech!

While I was Midwest Miniature Madness over the previous weekend, Dan of The Lonely Havocs and myself squared off on the field of battle! He used his Nurgle Marines and a Renegade Knight and I with my Adeptus Mechanicus.

It was a good time, and we went late into the night playing and recording the commentary. Check out the video below!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Let's Paint: Primaris Intercessor: 5 Color Challenge

This week on Let's Paint its a special 5 color painting challenge, featuring an Intercessors Primaris Space Marine!

This model was donated to us by alphadevilinak on Twitter so that Dan of the Lonely Havocs and myself could square off in a paint off. For this model I used Mephison Red, Yriel Yellow, Black, White and Leadbelcher.

I'm really pleased with the results. Check out the video after the break to see it all come together.

Let's Paint: Deadpool (Part Three)

Last week I was traveling on Thursday, and didn't get a chance to do a post for Part 3 of Deadpool! Shame on me.

It has been up for a week now though and is here for your viewing pleasure!

Wizardry in Progress 6/27/18

I have returned from Midwest Miniature Madness triumphant!

It was a small convention, but I met a few people and was able to talk a lot of hobby with folks. While there I painted up the C'thulhu bust from Black Heart Models, Kommander Sorscha bust from Privateer Press and was challenged to a 5 color only Intercessor paint challenge.

I recorded all of it and it will all be released on YouTube soon!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 6/20/18

The build up to Midwest Miniature Madness and my Battle Report with The Lonely Havocs continues!

All things have halted while I work on finishing up my army for the battle report video. This week I painted a 3 man squad of Kataphron Destroyers and a new 5 man squad of Skitarii Rangers!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Brush Wizard, Amazon Ads and Ko-fi

If you've been coming to the site for awhile, you may have noticed a bit of housekeeping going on and some new additions to the side bar.

I am an Amazon Affiliate and also have started up on Ko-fi.

Here's the run down. It's a bit of a wall o' text, so bear with me.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Miniature Monday: Tech-Priest Dominus


The Skitarii have a new leader! A new Tech-Priest Dominus joins the battle!

Ever since I finished my original Dominus, I wanted to do another conversion using a Techmarine as the basis of it. For this one I blended a Tech-Priest Dominus, Tech-Priest Engineseer and the Techmarine.

I had originally wanted to do a model styled after Gizmoduck, but didn't care for the options I had for tires. In the end, I went with a more cyborg human and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Let's Paint - Deadpool: Part 2


It's time for part two of Let's Paint featuring Deadpool from Knight Models!

In this one we're going to finish off Deadpool himself, starting with the red sections of the super suit and then his leather strapping.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Midwest Miniature Madness!


Hey everyone, I have some exciting news!

I'm taking Let's Paint on the road and will be in St. Louis for Midwest Miniature Madness in the Gateway Center on June 22-24th! I'll have a table set up with all of my painting gear, lamps and recording stuffs. While there I'll be painting miniatures all weekend long for Let's Paint videos.

Wizardry in Progress 6/13/18

Better late than never. I forgot all about last week's write up! So, this last week is double the fun.

Last week, the main thing that happened was a rework of my desk, I cleaned it up and moved my lamps around. I also got a new frame for the picture of us with Cary Elwes and properly hung it up on the wall.

Other than that, I started on a Librarian by painting his face, then I began painting new additions to Admech army with a new Tech-Priest Dominus. I made a new mold for Kastelan Robot heads and cast a clear head for my buddy Greg.

This week, I finished the Dominus and started making bases for the new Skitarii Vanguard plasma dudes and bases for the Kataphron Destroyers.

Let's take a look!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Miniature Monday: Death Company Chaplain


A buddy of mine has asked me to paint up his Blood Angels, and I've been slowly making progress on it. This Chaplain helped serve as the test model for the Death Company models of his army.

While most of the model is black and red, I decided to try a few new things out on him and am really pleased with the results.

Let's take a look!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Let's Paint - Deadpool: Part 1


This week for Let's Paint I have a new series of videos starting. In this series, I'll be painting Deadpool from Knight Models and their now out of print Marvel Miniatures Game.

This piece was given to my friend Jeremy for his 40th birthday, as he's the biggest Deadpool fan I know. I'd had this model in my collection for awhile looking for the best opportunity to paint it up and give it to him. Luckily Deadpool 2 and his birthday kind of coincided and I was able to give it to him after we went to the movie.

This is a three part series. In this first video, I lay down the base coats and get a start on Deadpool's suit.

Enjoy!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Miniature Monday: Mary Fit-It and G.R.I.T.T.


At Adepticon this year, my friends at Panda Cult Games were selling a bust to help promote their upcoming board game Wander: The Cult of Barnacle Bay, which had a very successful Kickstarter run and has proven so popular at the demo tables that I personally haven't been able to get a game of it demoed.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Let's Paint - Mary Fix-It and G.R.I.T.T.: Part 7


The time has come! The final episode of the Mary Fix-It series is upon us!

It's been a fun ride and I hope you've all enjoyed watching this piece come together. In this one, I finish off Mary and do final assembly and give some final thoughts on the piece as a whole.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 5/30/18

It's time for Wizardry in Progress!

This week I played around with bitz some more and customized a couple more Deathwatch duders and a new Tech-Priest Dominus. I also painted one of the minis I built last week as a test model for my Deathwing painting scheme.

Let's take a look.

Let's Paint - Mary Fix-It and G.R.I.T.T.: Part 6


I totally forgot to post this last week, but episode 6 of the Mary Fix-It bust is up on YouTube!

In this one, I get started on Mary herself, mostly painting her fur and face. The light is nearing the end of the tunnel and tomorrow I'll have her final episode!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Miniature Monday: Grim, Dwarf Barbarian


This is a special Miniature Monday, as I can now fully share this fella. He is a dwarf barbarian for my buddy's son, who plays D&D with us every other Sunday.

This isn't his first RPG experience with us, he played RuneQuest with us as well. But, since his birthday rolled around recently, I decided to paint him up a character miniature to give to him for D&D since that's the game we're playing currently.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 5/23/18

Compared to last week, this week we saw much progress.

On Wednesday night I built a Watch Captain and a squad of 5 Vanguard Veterans for my upcoming Deathwatch army.

Thursday night, I found a really sweet van and did a super quick weathering job on it for Gaslands.

Saturday I started playing around with building a custom Watch Master for the Deathwatch and then on Sunday morning I did some conversion work on an old metal space marine and made him into a Watch Sargent or possible Watch Captain for the Deathwatch as well. Monday night I converted the 25th Anniversary Space Marine into a Deathwatch marine as well.

Finally on Monday I started on the Death Company Vanguard Veterans for the commission I'm working on for my buddy Mark and started painting one of my Deathwatch conversions while waiting for washes on them to dry.

Whew, that's a lot.

Let's take a look!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Miniature Monday: Orange Kastelan Robot


This guy was the 2nd robot that I painted. He's also one of my favorites, thanks to the armor colors and how well they work together. He's also the one with the least amount of wear and tear. He doesn't have any battle damage where the two colors meet and only heavy damage on his fists.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Let's Paint: Mary Fix-It and G.R.I.T.T.: Part 5


Alrighty folks, its time for my favorite part of this series! This episode is all about painting the bedroll on the top of the backpack! This one was really fun to do and I ended up needing to bust out a piece of paper to paint on, in order to get the pattern for the blanket figured out.

It was fun to do. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 5/16/18

This was a thin week for hobby.

I spent the better part of the week messing around with car troubles and looking at replacements.

On the hobby front, I primed the next squad of models for the Blood Angels commission, which is a squad of Vanguard Veterans, and got some tactical marines ready for paint as well. I also made a plinth for the Mary Fix-It and G.R.I.T.T. bust and was able to finish off her final video.

Let's take a look.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Miniature Monday - Tech-Priest Enginseer


This post is long overdue, as the Tech-Priest Enginseer has been done for months and has seen many a battlefield. He's the first HQ that I finished for my army and he was my Warlord in my Adepticon Friendly list.

So, let's take a look at him.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Let's Paint - Mary Fix-It and G.R.I.T.T.: Part Four


Hey everybody, it's time for part four of the Let's Paint series featuring Mary Fix-It and G.R.I.T.T. from Panda Cult Games!

In this episode, I start working on G.R.I.T.T.'s backpack, painting the leather. It is one of my favorite parts of the entire model, along with the bedroll.

Check out the video after the break, thanks for watching!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 5/9/18

It's going to be a quick Wizardry in Progress this week. I've been sick all week and am not thinking straight, thanks to cold medicine.

This week, I managed to get the Death Company Dreadnought finished and I painted up a Dwarf for D&D.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Miniature Monday - Deadpool


There's been a lot of Monday posts lately that have been old models. Let's take a look at a newer one, and by newer I mean very, very new.

This week, we are taking a look at Deadpool from the Marvel Miniatures Game by Knight Models.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Let's Paint - Mary Fix-it and G.R.I.T.T.: Part Three


Hey everybody! It's time for the part three of painting the Mary Fix-It and G.R.I.T.T. bust! In this part I finish off G.R.I.T.T. by painting his arms and the wooden pauldrons, which was one of my favorite parts of the entire piece!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wizardry in Progress 5/2/18

It's time for Wizardry in Progress. This week, I finished Deadpool and got started on the next piece for the Blood Angels commission, a Death Company Dreadnaught.

I love how Deadpool turned out, and I am pretty pleased with the Dread so far, though I wasn't really feeling it when I first started him.

Let's check it out!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Miniature Monday - Talia



For today's Miniature Monday, I have a converted WizKids Nozlur's Marvelous Miniature of the female human fighter. She originally had a shortsword, which I swapped out to a longsword and added in a shield. 

Funny story about this miniature. Talia is actually my RuneQuest character Talgrimm, who was killed in battle and then reincarnated by a goddess. She needed a body to plant my soul into and my party decided to use a female body, because they are a group of jack asses.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Let's Paint - Mary Fix-It and G.R.I.T.T.: Part Two


Hey everybody! It's time for part two of the Let's Paint of Mary Fix-It and G.R.I.T.T. from Panda Cult Games. In this episode, I'll be painting the red scarf as well as finishing up the metals on the torso and the head!

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.