Sunday, February 21, 2010

Minis 1 & 2

I decided to play this year. :) I started off with a "speed paint" of a pirate I have always liked. He was undercoated white, washed all over with Devlan Mud and then I brushed on layers of thinned color as needed. Sorry the pictures are kind of crappy:

My second mini was one I started over ten years ago, a Necromunda Ratskin. I had done the skin tones and pelt, but never finished him. It killed me to not repaint it, as the skin tones looked pretty awful, but I figured it wasn't worth the time. I was playing around with some new techniques, so it's very muted overall. Mostly it's just done!

I'm working on a dragon tortoise right now, but he may take awhile...
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Minis 7, 8 and 9.

This is the Necromagus from the old, defunct wargame, Warzone. He's been on the shelf for a loooong time. I decided to just grab some random minis off the shelf and paint them, just for the heck of it.

Two more random picks...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A couple in-between minis (9-11)

My Pathfinder game wrapped up for the season, and one of my players is taking a run behind the GM Screen to give me a break. So that means new characters that need representation! Put these two in front of the batch I was working on in the meantime for the game this past Saturday; I should have around 8 more done soon-ish.

Rogar, my Dwarven Paladin of Torag.
Slayer of all winged beasts!

Elana - Elven Ranger
Mini will pull double duty as an NPC in my PF game as Shalelu.

Farmer Grump!
An NPC for fun. I got a bunch of common-folk that are going to work as my "warm up" minis.
Playing with making stains and the like on this one. Gave him pit stains, too. Using a hoe is hard work! OH!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Crowtales 15-28 of 52: Privateer Press Cygnar - Dipped

Like I said - I've been busy. I have a game day coming up this weekend and I decided I wanted to gather up some of the other forces I have and prep them all for this. I also wanted to test a few techniques in more concerted ways. Thus, the Legion of Everblight stuff is all in a stark mode with Drybrushing as the featured technique.

These Cygnar are using something that I've seen for years but hadn't ever seen done in a way I liked - until a few months ago someone posted a tutorial that looked fantastic. So I decided to try it. I went with The Army Painter's Quickshade (Dark Tone), which is more expensive than traditional dipping using Minwax, but I really was wanting something for mini's especially.

It works easy enough, simply primer and apply the base colors you want - then dip it in the Quickshade. Shake off as much of the Quickshade as you can, and then let it dry. I think the results look pretty damn good for very quickly painted mini's.

10-14 of 52: Assorted Privateer Press

I've been busy.

Here we see a single Forsaken from the teal/white drybrushed Legion of Everblight I'm doing. Not the best work, but I really wasn't inspired by this mini. At all.

There's two Cryx mini's, a Necrotech and Mechanothrall, done in my usual schema of simple paint and sculpted base.

Lastly, there's two Menoth Warjacks that I had laying around. These two are special only in that they are my first attempts at a technique using Dipping. I'll have more to say on that in the next batch, which features Dipping as the principle method used.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Finished a scenery piece - The Mechanicus Gate

The picture below gives you a close-up of the gate area. The guards are just for scale.
Below is the Mechanicus symbol that I sculpted for the seal. It was a lot easier than I was expecting.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Minis 1-5: Pre-Heresy World Eaters Devastators

A whole Devastator squad for my Pre-Heresy World Eaters. I love the conversions (they're all conversions) but I am not thrilled by the paint jobs.

That being said, I am so glad they are done. I look forward to painting something besides white!!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Crowtales 2010: 4-9 of 52 - Legion of Everblight

Privateer Press: Legion of Everblight Battlebox

Decided to try a different approach on these. I'm doing them in a quick style so as to be able to just knock them out fast. I'd seen some pics of a few drybrushed models that were just fantastic, and it had notes on how he'd done them. I decided to try it out as the principle painting technique on these. Thus, they are primered with Duplicolor white, given a single basecoat, the teal portions are then washed with a teal ink. Then I drybrushed up from teal to white.

Turned out to be slightly more work than I thought, and I originally didn't think I'd use any washes, but that quickly got changed. Overall though, I like them and they are different from all my other stuff.

Crowtales 2010: 2, 3 of 52 - Cryx

Privateer Press - Cryx Dragoon.

This is a two model character for Cryx. Pretty fun to work up, except that it was a real pain to construct the unmounted guy. Both of his arms come seperate from the body and from the Scythe, so you end up haveing to balance all the parts carefully while gluing them together. Pain in the ass.

Crowtales 2010: 1 of 52

Lots planned for this year. I have several army groups I'm working on currently in some new techniques. This first one is actually half terrain. I needed some wreck markers for Warmachine, so I took a stroll through my parts bin and pieced together these four markers. I'm only counting them as 1 model, cause they aren't really a model in the real sense, but then they did take some time to work up.