Love the models love the fluff. The daemon hammer is from the privateer press range of khador demo men. They are a 1.50 a pop so relatively cheap compared to other bitz. And they look AWESOME. I am really happy with how the ghost knights came out. It is really simple but looks the part. They really preformed at the tournament on saturday, look forward to getting more play testing in.
Got my first dreadknight painted up. Really happy with how it came out. Waiting to do the other one until I have figured out how I want to paint swords. I found out later that I can only have one of each ranged weapon on each one. So i decided to run them both as Heavy Incinerator and swords. Worked out nicely in the last tournament so I look forward to further play testing.
Well I misplaced my camera cable but don’t worry folks I have a bunch of stuff to post up here. It will be a smorgasborg of updates. Dreadknights, Interceptor squad progress, and even ghosts OOOOHHHOOOHHHH so scary. So stay tuned.
So finally bit the bullet and got a storm raven. I then proceeded to spend 3 hours building it and the next day 4 hours painting it/figuring out my grey knights color scheme. I could not get a silver I liked unit I mixed boltgun metal with a crap ton of adamantium black to get that nice dark silver that contrasts nicely with the other colors.
The base turned out REALLY well and that is the color that all of my bases are going to be painted
Look for more grey knights down the line
Been off my painting mojo for the last two weeks. Starting to come back so will have something up next week
So I managed to get most of the painting I needed to get done for the tournament this Saturday. Lots of detail work still to go but it has successfully reached the fuck it stage. Here is one of the Rhinos, the predator and my Chronas conversions painted up.
So this week I managed to complete stern and Start/Finish Pedro for my deathwatch list. I also began my grotesque creation project. Instead of going for the uniform look from the book, I took the story with the tau empire to heart and decided to make my grotesques from different factions. To this end I went through my collection and anything that started on a 40mm base was fair game. So my first grotesque is based on a broadside. I am showing him here pre green stuff so you can see the kind of stuff that I am going for. I plan to make 1-2 out of tyranid warriors and at least 1 out of a terminator. Sad part is that each will need to be painted individually when the time comes and so it is going to be very time consuming. O well the sacrifices we make.
Well I got a trygon kit over the weekend and so I challenged myself to make two of them out of one. Since this was the inspiration behind the lava bases(Thought of trygon rising out of the lava inspired the trade) So I figured I would give it a shot. Here they are so far.
For the Mawloc I am going to have the lava flowing around it like it is swimming. What do yall think so far?
Yeaaa….. So I have not updated in awhile, as pathetic as this sounds I just have not felt like anything I have done is really picture worthy. By that I mean of course I was just to lazy to take a picture. I have gotten work done on a lot of stuff and so over the next week or so I will be posting my updates. Nothing is in its final form but I am working on it. One of the main speed bumps in my work is the final stages/touching up part. So here we go
Biggest thing to remember is variety. I remember I had to get 100 guardsmen painted in time for a tournament in a month or two. I was burned out on painting for an entire year. However now everyday I get home I can’t wait to paint(having a dedicated workstation really makes it a lot easier). Because I am looking forward to the next painting project. I need to finish my raveners so I can work on my deathwatch marines. After them I will work on my harpy(harpy might jump the gun a little bit because it has done SO well in every game I have used it.) It keeps me excited.
Here is an example of my tyranids paint scheme(Very much WIP on these guys). The base on the zoanthrope is me trying a much faster style. I like it a lot more. It also takes less than 1/10th the time to paint. I found that I need to get that final layer of black on them and then get a purity seal otherwise they will start to rub off. Luckily the top layer is simply a layer of chaos black with a adepticus grey drybrush. Going to try and get the raveners and zoanthrope done tonight as the amount of moving I have done with them is causing the paint to come off. Need to get them finished and varnished.
So I built my tyranid primes the other day, or rather started too. I did not finish them in time to get some green stuff on this weekend(I am saving that for during the weekend since it needs to be during relaxing time, otherwise weekly stress gets in the way of quality work). So I didnt get that part done. For the lash whips I had some busted up wraiths and I just used the bottoms from them. I plan to green stuff where they connect, however I will leave the tops metallic. Kinda give it a cybernetic feel that I think will look very cool.
Completed my warriors with boneswords unit. I just switched the scything talons around and swapped the hands. Had to use a jewelers saw to keep the cuts clean.
for the one on the right I don’t know what happened. I was thinking about final fantasy 7 and when I looked down that was how he was made.
What do ya guys think so far? I got my ravenors primed so I will probably paint them in the next few days. I have a tournament to go to on the 15th of august, so I need to get 1500 points assembled, based and painted. So far I have about 1300 with the last 200 going towards the second warrior unit. However I might have to change my list up.
Played my first 750 game against Tyranids wiped out everything but his doom of malanti, which proceeded to kill my remaining scoring units and survive 5 instant death wounds to make it so it was a draw. CURSES
So I began painting my lava bases for my tyranids. I think they came out pretty well for first runs. In the future I will wait to paint the tops black, that will leave the sides a mirage of colors instead of looking kinda stiff. I will be painting more today, hopefully I will get a finalized process down that I will post later
Started work on my harpy as well. I think it is starting to come along nicely. Need green stuff and some more drilling for the flying hole, just to make it stay in place. I lucked out in that the pinvise is the same size as the brass rods I bought exactly(totally unintentional)
Started doing my tervigon conversion. All that I have done is some hacking of tyranid bits as well as gluing. Only about 3 hours in so far. So lots of work still to do.
Only parts I have used is extra carnifex parts from a friend, extra trygon parts from same friend and a screamer killer 2nd edition carnifex. I am going to start painting the base tomorrow.
Let me know is there anything you think I could use for the eggs? I have a casting kit so just need one and then I can replicate it.
PS: all the parts I used were already primed. It is no where near complete yet.
Whelp spent the last 3 weeks stripping the paint off of every mini I own(yes it took awhile). I plan to start fresh with new paint jobs(and two new armies via trades).
My goal is to paint one unit a week if possible after school starts. However I know trying to go army by army I will burn myself out. With this in mind I am going to mix it up. Here are my basic rules:
A unit consists of up to 10 models.
If the unit is more than 10 models big(termagaunts, fantasy etc) then I paint 10 models to completion and leave the rest of the unit for later.
For unique characters I will count 2-4 unique characters(depending on size) as one weeks work.
To help stay motivated I am going to start posting my progress up here as well as anything I used.
I am still a newb in painting but figured it might help some other people who are new as well and can’t do all that fancy painting they post online.
So I started by writing up my planned list. It is going to be sternguard and bikers (with pedro of course). Once I got a model count on the number of bases needed for this part I did them in one go. They are not 100% complete, a few need touch ups as well as a dull coat varnish.
Going to try painting a gloss varnish on the snow to see how it looks. Here are the results
Did not take long time wise maybe 10 hours over the course of a few days
Edit: I found later that drilling holes to pin my men would break up chunks of basing material. Not a disaster but had to pin everything by hand.
So adding a step. Place whatever you are going to use to pin the men in place on the base before you start this process. Make it too long as the basing material will take up some of its length. I use brass rod. Also I would recommend doing this step as I strongly recommend against gluing only to the basing material. If the model falls off then it will take a lot of the material with it.
Day 1: Glued the small rocks to the base
Day 2:Glued the larger rocks to the base
Day 3: Put flock on the places where I planned to put snow and primed about 7 hours later(this was final layer)
Day 4: For the sternguard bases, added/cut up debris and glued to their bases and then primed the whole lot. After waiting for them to dry for at least a hour I painted them
For the large rocks I used 3 progressively lighter dry-brushes of Grey – final layer should have been skull white. Will know for next time.
for the little ones I used 3 progressively lighter dry-brushes of brown(will add the actual paints later)
For the snow I used, Scene-a-rama. It was very cheap and came with good instructions. I am looking forward to using the clear icicle paste that came with it. The white glue that they use is actually nice because I did not have to paint the areas white first. It gave the snow a darker look as the battlefield would not have pure white snow.
Next Step is to start prepping the actual models. Finally got the trades done for all the bits I need. Hopefully it will be interesting. Will be spending most of the day Friday building and converting the unit so they are ready for painting in the fall. I am going to start with the dark angels.
And yes there will be a bike ramping off the pile of stones. “Man is only separated from heaven by that which he will not ramp”
Well my internship in the fall is about social media and so I decided to create a blog that I will update at least once weekly. I will be talking about my Dungeons and Dragons adventures/thoughts as the DM. In addition I will be updating my current warhammer projects with step by step of how I did it. In addition I want the resource available for my new wargaming friends to take inspiration and ideas from. I am not an expert painter, just a regular joe. Hopefully I will be able to help.