Monday, June 27, 2016

Tutorial: How to Paint Gems with Gemstone Paints

How to Paint Gemstones with Gemstone Paints

Citadel's new Gemstone paints seem to be the hotness lately. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the new Citadel Gemstone technical paints, they are a new line of translucent glossy paints. The purpose of them is to give you good looking gems without a bunch of hassle doing them the "old fashioned way". A lot of folks have really liked the gradient undercoat for the gems I did testing on. So I thought a quick tutorial is in order.

This tutorial will follow the gradient technique that I used in my testing for the Gemstone paints review.

Friday, June 24, 2016

New Commission: Hordes Circle Oroboros

Another commission has hit the table, which you may have already known if you follow me on Twitter. This time, it's a collection of minis from the Hordes faction, Circle Oroboros. The goal of for these is to get them table ready, as some were previously painted or other were just primed.

This set of models includes the Warcasters, Kreuger, Kromac and mounted Morvahna, and the warbeasts Ghertorix and a Warpwolf Stalker.

So far, I've started with Kromac.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Review: Citadel Gemstone Paints

Games Workshop just released a new type of paint for their Technical line of paints, called Gemstone. If you're not familiar with Games Workshop's technical paints, usually each serves a different purpose from corrosion to cracked earth and even blood effects. Usually in the interest of making things easier or faster to paint.

Well, I recently picked up the full set of these paints and began doing testing. Let's see how they work and if they're worth it, shall we?

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mansions of Madness Complete!

The Mansions of Madness commission is now finished and ready to be handed off to its owner!

It seemed to take a lot longer than expected for this project, but luckily the set is for a buddy of mine and he is patient. Though as I got further in and more stuff painted, I could tell that his hype level was reaching critical mass.

Like all projects, some of the models were more fun to work on than others. For this one, I had the most fun working on the large and medium monsters as well as a few of the investigators. I especially enjoyed working on Joe Diamond, which was painted to resemble Dick Tracy.

So now, lets enter the mansion and take a look at the whole set now that's its finished!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

WIP - More Mansions of Madness

After being sick most of last week, I am finally back to painting the Mansions of Madness commission. Since the last post, I've now finished all the monsters and one of the heroes, with a 2nd hero in progress. I had a good time painting up the last two large monsters, the winged demon was rough though as he didn't want to stay seated on the bottle cap.