Friday, November 17, 2017

World Eater Thunderhawks and Troops





In my sprint to get enough forces together for game, I managed to put together some additions to my World Eaters force. I think it might be a field-able army now. I am a little light on infantry, but I am running out of epic space marines. I have closets full of epic, and yet I can't find any more assault marines or terminators.

Painting wise, the World Eaters are dirty and battered in contrast with the Sons of Horus. It should look really good when I put the full armies together.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thunderhawk Transporter & Specialists for Epic 30k







My Sons of Horus now have HQ and specialist stands for the troops. The librarian was especially fun to paint. You can really see how much better GW plastics got in the later models. The scale, design, and form is vastly better. GW could do epic easily today. Next up are some World Eaters.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

On The Painting Table: Thunderhawks & Reinforcements








After all of those dwarves, I needed something to jump start my painting. Some unfinished Epic models fit the bill perfectly, especially since there will likely be an Epic 30k event shaping up in the future. I'm a bit rusty with the air brush, but I think once I've applied a filter, these will fit right in. I still need to come up with some flight stands for the thunderhawks. After seeing Brian's drop pods clapped to telescoping rods at NOVA this year, I think these need to come in on tall stands. That is unless they are flying at the nape of the earth. You know, giant bricks are so agile that they can do that. :)

Monday, November 13, 2017

Epic 30K



With some new display cabinet space available I decided to break out an Epic force I started a while ago. Why did I stop painting this? Epic is incredible. This is the right scale for 40k.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Lord of the Rings Iron Hills Dwarves Completed!















I had thought that LoTR was a small model count game, but I guess not! This forces was painted for a friend of mine that I met just before the NOVA Open this year. We hit it off, and after describing that he would like a force painted to look like beaten leather armor instead of metal armor, I decided it was worth the challenge. So two months later, and the force is ready to be packed off and sent to him in the UK. One of my worries is that the weathering powder will be vibrated off of the models, and that the somewhat fragile AK-Interactive dull coat might come off.

Would I paint another commission? Maybe.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Dwarf And His Pig






The huge Lord of the Rings army is complete! All I need to do now is glue the chariot down, and get on with the blood and gore. Finally!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Basing With Dirt







Instead of carefully making fake soil, and then priming it black and painting it. Why not just use the right colored dirt. That cuts out the middle man and gets these dwarves closer to completion. I like it. Just in case the owner of this army ever need to base any more models, I'll include a packet of dirt in the box. This soil is from a dirt path that crosses Pennsylvania Ave in Washington D.C. The super glue purifies it. At least that is what I'm telling myself.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Dwarves




I'm getting close to the end of the Iron Dwarves project, and it is beginning to feel like a grind. What makes it difficult is nearly finishing each unit, but then having to move onto the next. I have to do this so basing and weathering are consistent at the end of the project. That produces a nicer effect, but it also delays the enjoyment of seeing finished models. I can't wait to see these guys based.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Even More Dwarves





Back from vacation, and it was time to knock out the last squad of spearmen and two banner bearers. I'm finally beginning to see the light of day on this project. It is much more satisfying when you can see a model based and gore/mud splatted at the end of painting, but for this project I am having to wait. I really want to move onto basing and environmental effects. The flags just look incomplete to me until they are splattered with mud and blood.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

More Dwarves Again






I planned to finish 24 models today, but instead of doing 24 pikemen, I decided to reward myself by painting up 12 crossbow men instead.  It was a nice change of pace, but that means I have 12 more pikemen to do.

So many dwarves!