Hey guys! So just a quick post today! My girlfriend was in town this weekend, so I didn’t get a lot of painting done (though we did paint up a couple cultists, she’s a natural!). BUT! That doesn’t mean I haven’t been working my butt off on other projects! Lets jump in, shall we? First up is a Loremaster of Hoeth. The client had already assembled the piece, so it was just a matter of priming and painting! Lots of fun, I opted for metallics, rather than the NMM I’d done a lot of his pieces in. The orb probably could have benefitted from some OSL, but with time and financial constraints, I opted for a quicker effect on it. The other piece was a High Elf Battle Standard Bearer. Lots of fun on this piece, I've really grown to enjoy painting the sculpted banners GW has been doing lately.
Hey guys! So I’ve been incredibly busy the last couple of days! Not only have I been rolling through some projects, but the ever-looming date of my graduation has me scrambling to get everything done for school. I am now managing the FLGS, which is a huge step for my career, which is weird to think that I’ve essentially got the next 5 years set in stone. Anyways, more on the FLGS later. You all want to see some pictures! First up is the Griffons finished for Snake Eyes’ Imperial Guard Eagle Warriors addition I’m working on. The scheme is very unorthodox, but works great on the Imperial tanks overall. Figured I’d throw a little homage in for my client as well! You can see the extensive weathering on the tanks as well; its a combination of sponge weathering and graphite edge lining. I’ll have to find time to rock a tutorial on it. Not to be left out though, I’ve been slowing working through my cultists.
Hey guys! So a long time in the making, but Neil's Grey Knight Henchmen army are finally complete! For those of you who don't know, Neil is one of the hosts over at The 11th Company Podcast; if you haven't checked them out, follow the link and check them out, their tacticas are great! http://www.tangtwo.com/11thcompany/
Like the gators earlier, these two are a thank you present for an enemy of mine.
Another commission project all done up, the Goblin Big Boss on his Giant Spider and Wulfrik the Wanderer. The Goblin Boss’s Spider was a challenge to paint. Client wanted the same style as GW’s. Explored few methods to paint, and finally decided on to use the dry brush method. After base coat of Citadel Chaos Black, the spider was based with Citadel Kantor Blue, then washed with Citadel Nuln Oil. Once dried, the spider was dry brushed with Citadel Dheneb Stone over a few layers in a same rhythm stroke. The high points were then dry brushed with Skull White for the highlights. I was able to achieve as close as to the way GW painted on their website.
Hey guys! Been rolling through some minor projects the last day or two, one being a commission and the other just a piece I had on my desk. Let’s break it down: First up was a Sanctioned Psyker model. I have two blisters worth of the pewter ones from when I was building my Imperial Guard army, but kinda burnt out on them halfway through and, not needing more than 6, he ended up in my bits box. Fast forward three years (wow, has it been that long?) and I pinned him to a base and got him primed. A WIP shot, the skin tone is key on this model to show the pallid, frail nature of the psykers. After two hours, he was finished! It was a good piece to practice Green-Purple harmony, along with some NMM. I’ve got some big plans with the NMM soon, so expect something new coming soon! On Sunday, I got a call from a regular client/one of my bosses at work asking for some help with painting. I headed down to the shop, gave him some tips, and ended up with a new commission. These elves will end up as a Christmas gift for his son, so he wanted some TLC shown to them.
Hey guys! So this was a crazy busy weekend. The Return to Ravnica prerelease on Saturday turned work into a madhouse; we had 25 people turn out for it. We ended up with an uneven number of people for FNM on Friday, so I got to play in that for the first time ever, which was kinda cool. Before FNM, though, we had a little downtime, so I got pictures of Tom’s completed Bling Necrons! An interesting commission, it consisted of: 3 Ghost Arks 6 Tomb Blades Command/Annihilation Barge The biggest problem with the commission was figuring out how to get a nice, smooth gold without driving myself insane hand painting every Necron on the Ghost Arks. Enter Rustoleum Gold Spray. My roommate had a can, and I’d been thinking about getting can anyways, so I test sprayed it on a spare Warrior. It was perfect! After that, it was just a case of spraying, washing, and drybrushing to get the bulk of the group done. A little red for flavor, and we have a prominent, stand-out army! Also got a little work done on some my culists. Cant wait for the new Codex! Alrighty, this week Smells Like Wargaming is doing a little charity painting for one of our favorite clients, Magilla Gurilla. If you haven’t heard about his event, check out the link here! I personally think the Benevolence Ball is a great idea and does a lot of good for the community