Wednesday, March 18, 2015

3/18/15: Showcase: For Sale Bloodthirster of Khorne

Howdy folks!

Found a little time to wrap up my Bloodthirster of Khorne! Definitely a wonderful model to work on, like most of my personal projects he became practice for techniques, namely blood and airbrushing wings. If interested, he's listed for sale HERE!

Back to work on the White Scars commission!


Monday, March 16, 2015

3/16/15: #MiniatureMonday One

Howdy folks!

Today is the first part of a new weekly series called #miniaturemonday, since I'm all over the social medias, why not bring that enthusiasm to the blog! Also posting from the phone, so we'll see what that does to the picture placement!

This #MiniatureMonday, we've got three projects to show off! First is the new Plastic Bloodthirster getting the ol' Smells Like Wargaming treatment! Love the model, so glad it got an update! The sinew on the axe needs a little touch up, and obviously he's missing his whip, but he should be done and for sale by the end of the week!

Secondly is the White Scars commission I've been working on here in the studio. Slow and steady with the white, I still have to finish the crew in the Storm, as well as complete three centurions, a Bike command squad, and the Space Marine captain to go with it all. Goal is to be done Friday with that, the client also commissioned a Knight, be I'm still waiting on some info before I get started!

Last, but not least, is the newest toy for my Imperial Fists, a bouncing bad ass Storm Eagle! I got this in a trade cheap from a buddy who'd gotten it on eBay, and boy oh boy, was it in bad shape! Some Smells Like Wargaming magic, and it's ripping and rearing to go! I included the picture of how lopsidedly built it was when I got it!

Still have a very busy week ahead, bit expect to see all these guys finished very soon ď

Thanks folks!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

3/10/15: Results of Genghis Con 2015 Painting Competition!

Howdy folks!

Haven't had a chance to post about this yet, had a lot going on! For those of you who don't know what Genghis Con is, its a local gaming convention here in Aurora, CO. I've been going for the painting competition for the last three years now, and I'm always happy with how its goes. The competition is run by the Colorado Miniatures Painting Alliance, which has a couple of Golden Daemon winners and some exceptional painters in it, so I'm always flattered to walk away with an award...or in this case...four!

Enough jibber jabber, you guys want pictures!

First up is my Nurgle Blight Drone. Part of my winning Armies on Parade army, I entered this on a whim, and wasn't expecting it to do anything.

He ended up winning a 3rd Place in vehicle/ordinance! I'll take it!

Next up was my deathstar unit for my Imperial Fists, consisting of Lysander, a Librarian, and six Assault Terminators. I tossed them on a wooden plinth and used magnets to hold them in place. 

I was very confident these guys would do well, and lo and behold, they did! This is my first 1st Place award at Genghis Con, so I was very pleased!

My final entry was a House Hawkshroud Knight Titan; I was very pleased with how he turned out, and knew he'd do well this year as well!

The pilot is an old Imperial Guard model, and the bird is from the Garden of Morr kit. I opted for red (the scheme is based on a Cardinal) to make your eye jump instantly to the scene, then pan down the rest of the model.

Please ignore the tilted Thermal Cannon, its magnetized....but he walked away with a 1st Place award as well!

Not only that, but he also won 2nd Runner Up, beat out by two very nicely done single miniatures! I'm ecstatic with this turnout, as all my Knights are done to the same quality and paintscheme as he is, and he was 2 models away from winning a trip to the Crystal Brush at Adepticon! 

Definitely a fruitful endeavour this year! This is also the second year everything I entered walked away with an award, which I couldn't be happier with! 

No time to rest on my laurels though! Commissions haven't slowed down in the slightest, and I'm currently working on an add-on to a White Scars army, as well as wrapping up my personal Imperial Fists army. Here's a teaser of the Imperial Fists; once they're done, I'll be sure to do a post on them!

Stay tuned!


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

3/4/15: Showcase: For Sale House Terryn Knight Titan

Howdy folks!

After selling the Nurgle army, I picked up some fun projects to work on in between commissions and in my spare time (since when do I have spare time?!) Of course, I had to get a Knight! This is now the 24th Knight I've done since the kit came out last March, and I'm not sick of them yet! Enough chit-chat, more pictures!

The House Terryn Knight in all his glory! It's been a while since I painted House Terryn, but its always fun! 

Of course, both guns are magnetized for max optimization!

Detail on the lower legs and tabard. The Tabard iconography was taken from the Knight transfer sheet, the Baneblade transfer sheet, and the Ork transfer sheet, of all places!

The cog symbol was stenciled on, while the aquila comes from the Knight transfer sheet. Gotta love the primary color theme on House Terryn; that red, yellow, and blue really looks nice all together!

The white horse icon really pops on the Knights!

The top carapace detail, complete with lens effect on the cockpit window!

Look at that, he's barely dry and he's already out questing with my House Hawkshroud Knight! The rascal!

For those interested parties, the eBay listing can be found here:

As usual, sorry for being so bad at updating the blog; obviously Smells Like Wargaming is still going at full speed, I just end up on my other social medias more! Next up is a White Scars detachment, lots of Tau, and more Space Marines, amongst other things! 

Stay tuned!


Monday, February 16, 2015

2/16/15: Showcase: Questoris Knight Styrix Commission

Howdy folks!

Yet another Knight to add to the portfolio! I think I've done almost 30 now...I'll have to check...anywho, this one joins the Legio Titanicus/House Raven army I've been doing pieces for since May of last year. This client now has a warhound, 3 magnetized plastic Knights, and all five Forge World Knights! Not an army to scoff at!

The completed beast in all his glory!

'Grimaud' comes from the Three Musketeers, and follows the naming system for the rest of the army!

Left shoulderpad detail; if you're doing a lot of Knights, its definitely worth picking up the Iron Hands transfer sheet from Forge World. The skull and cog icon are from that sheet, and it definitely helps with the Mechanicum feel of the model!

Right shoulderpad detail; the sword decal is from the Eldar transfer sheet.

Really happy with the basing, the pieces are a mix of the Garden of Morr kit and the Arcane Ruins kit.

Some fall ivy was added to draw the eye and add some extra detail to the rest of the model!

Supported by House Hawkshroud and the Imperial Fists 1st Company, the Styrix stalks the ruined streets.

I'll have to do a full head count, but I'm certain I've done two dozen Knights since they dropped last year. Not that I'm complaining, I love the kit!

Tomorrow, I'll be dropping the results of Genghis Con; very good showing this year! Also have some Malifaux to start, as well as some other projects!

Stay tuned!


Thursday, February 12, 2015

2/12/15: Showcase: For Sale Nurgle Chaos Space Marines Army

Howdy folks!

So I finally found some time to wrap up this army! I picked up a big group of Nurgle models before I moved from Durango last April; one half became my Gold-winning Armies on Parade force, while the second half turned into this! An amalgamation of secondhand and spare models, this group of ragtag models turned into a great looking army, if I do say so myself! 

[eBay link goes here] I'm asking $1250 OBO for this army, which includes free shipping anywhere in the continental US. If you're interested in adding this army to your collection, please drop me an email at SmellsLikeWargaming at Hotmail dot com, and we'll hash something out!

The entire army comes in at 2200 points, and consists of:

-Chaos Terminator Sorcerer
-3 Nurgle Terminators
-Nurgle Land Raider
-20 Nurgle Cultists, perfect for running as zombies!
-Two 6 man Plague Marine Squads with Rhinos
-Nurgle Heldrake
-Nurgle Helbrute with Plasma Cannon
-Nurgle Forgefiend
-Nurgle Predator

Obviously, the terrain and Imperial Fists aren't included with the army! I had a lot of fun with this force, and it was a great way to practice using my airbrush and get an army painted! I'm just always looking for new and exciting armies to paint! Add this army to your collection today!


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

2/10/15: Showcase: Adeptus Mechanicum Detachment

Howdy folks!

Its been quite on this side of the Smells Like Wargaming front, I apologize! I've got some stuff to throw together and share over here, I promise!

This time around, though, we have a group of Mechanicum forces to join the Reaver Titan I completed last October! This group consists of:

  • Archmagos on Abeyant
  • 3 Thallax 
  • 2 Castellax Automata
  • House Raven Knight Titan
Enough chit chat though....

Family portrait!

The Archmagos on his Abeyant. The client wanted him with the hooded head and not the Dark Mechanicum character.

You can see he slots right into the base. Really enjoyed doing the displays and tubes of blood.

Beneath his hood, he's still human! How much so is up for debate....

The Thallax cohort; the hazard stripes denotes the special weapon, and all of them got decals to denote squads.

The duo of Castellax; again, like the Thallax, they got decals denoting each one, and got some extras to fill out their big shoulderpads.

The mechanicum decal comes from the Forge World Iron Hands transfer sheet; a must have for anyone working on Mechanicum, Iron Hands, or even Imperial Knights!

And the big boy, a magnetized House Raven Knight! Lots of fun on this one, finally found a shade of red for the airbrush I'm happy with!

And with the Thermal Cannon!

The client wanted the bare mech-skull look, which let me spend some extra time on the eyes and cables on the head.

Gotta love that hazard striping!

The checkerboard pattern comes from the Ork transfer sheet that comes with GW kits; saves a lot of time!

Mechanicum Automata clash with the servants of Nurgle!

Castellax take on a fell Helbrute of Nurgle!

The Archmagos and his Thallax bodyguard advance under the support of a House Raven Knight Titan!

I can't say enough how much I enjoyed painting these models! The thallax and castellax go together beautifully, and paint up just as well! The Archmagos has a lot of extra little details that really makes painting fun as well!

Whew! This week slows down quite a bit on the painting side, with a daytrip tomorrow, an early Valentines Day with the girlfriend, and Genghis Con on Saturday! I've got a post planned for my entries on Thursday, so stay tuned!