Saturday, August 8, 2015

8/8/15: Showcase: Ork Mek Gunz Commission

Howdy folks!

Its been busy here in the studio the past couple weeks! I'm behind on uploading stuff here to the blog but if you've been keeping up on the Facebook page you've seen Infinity and my Imperial Fists go up! 

Here's the latest commission we completed; a trio of Ork Mek Gunz, full of gubbinz and extra bitz to really make them pop! 

The Mek Gunz, deployed and ready to cause havoc in Imperial lines! The one on the far left is the client's original one, and the reference to match the other 3 to!

What's Mek Gunz without some crew! For pricing sake, the client only wanted 5 of them done. Very characterful, lovely models!

The extra detail! All 3 gunz got an old arcade cabinet look on the back monitors for extra detail! This one's got Galaga!

While this one is rocking the Mario Bros!

And my personal favorite, PacMan!

I'm very pleased with how these turned out, as is the client! Would love to do more at some point, I always wanted an all grot ork army.....hmmmmm....
Next up is Blood Bowl and some one off pieces. The rest of the month sees Space Wolves, Eldar, Roboute Guilliman, and a couple other projects cross the table. September sees....well you'll just have to wait!


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

7/21/15: Showcase: Clan Raukaan Iron Hands Army Commission!

Howdy folks!

Its been a busy two weeks here in the studio! Picked up some new furniture and did some shuffling, but those pictures are for a different time! Most of that time was spent getting this Iron Hands commission completed!

This project consisted of:

  • 4 Techmarines
  • 2 Servitors
  • 22 Tactical Marines
  • 2 Rhinos/Razorbacks
  • Vindicator
  • Stalker
  • Land Raider Achilles
  • Thunderfire Cannon
  • 2 Ironclad Dreadnoughts
  • Iron Hands Knight Titan
Enough talk though....

The complete army! This army will be getting larger soon as well, believe the client has another 2k worth of Marines, as well as an Inquisitor, to add to the force!

Rhino/Razorback #1

Rhino/Razorback #2

Tactical Squad #1; both squads have both a Meltagun and Flamer Marine for flexibility.

Tactical Squad #2

The Land Raider Achilles, such a badass model! All 3 hatch options are magnetized for flexibility!

The duo of Ironclad Dreadnoughts 'Deimos' and 'Phobos'; as you can see both arms are interchangable, and the Hunter-Killer Missiles on top are magnetized!

Iron Hands Vindicator; as always, that Siege Shield just screams out for hazard striping!

The Thunderfire Cannon and his Techmarine Crew. Love this model, its super simple but always turns out so nicely!

A Clash of eras! Left is the Finecast Techmarine, while right is the old pewter one. While the sculpt on the left is nicer, Finecast has not been nice to this model. I haven't seen one without its share of errors!

A duo of servitors, perfect for extra wounds and getting that 3+ Repair roll!

The head honcho Techmarine! The client wanted the hatch storm shield for him, and I opted for a blue glow power Axe for this one to make him more imposing and eye catching on the tabletop!

And the centerpiece to the force, a Knight Titan themed to the rest of the army! All carapace weapons are magnetized, and the stubber has been left unattached at the clients discretion. I opted for plenty of black and white, as well as the yellow chevrons to catch the eye and break up all that black!

Clan Raukaan's armored company moves past wreckage from the Imperial Fists.

Hold your ground! Tactical Marines and Techmarines secure supply containers under heavy fire!

Techmarines hold the line between the enemy and their big guns!

What an interesting army to work on! I've never done a black army like this, so it was interesting breaking up the black with the sponge weathering and weathering powders. I learned a lot from this project, and I'm excited for the next wave of them!

Don't forget! If you're looking to get your models painted, from a single figure, to an army, to your massive titans and war machines, you can drop us an email at SmellsLikeWargaming@hotmail dot com, and we'll get you a quote! 

Next up is some Infinity models, followed by a mishmash of other models and pieces. September sees something massive moving into the studio, you wont want to miss it!



Friday, July 3, 2015

7/3/15: Showcase: Salamanders Drop Pods Commission

Howdy folks!

Close on the heels of the new Space Marines codex comes a couple weeks of Space Marines commissions!

First off is a set of Drop Pods for a Salamanders army! These kits look so good when they're all done up, it's a shame they're such a bitch to put together! These guys were done to match a client's existing Drop Pod with some artistic tweaks on my end.

The green washed out a little in the pictures, but the blending turned out really nicely with the airbrush!

I opted for a little more weathering, especially on the inside of the doors, as well as decals and the chevrons on the inside of a couple sets of doors.

Unfortunately I don't have any Salamanders in the studio, so the Imperial Fists took the pods for a test spin! Looking good boys!

Next up is 1850 of Iron Hands, complete with plenty of Techmarines and Dreadnoughts!

Stay tuned! 


Monday, June 29, 2015

6/29/15: Showcase: Lizardman and Elves Blood Bowl Commission

Howdy folks!

This time around we have a duo of Blood Bowl teams done, dusted, and ready for the pitch! Really enjoyed this commission, especially the Lizardmen as I own the models myself and really want to get mine painted now! Let's walk through the teams.

First is the Lizardmen. The models come from Impact Miniatures, and are gorgeous little models, especially the Skinks! Consisting off 8 skinks, 6 saurus, and are Kroxigor, this is are team to be reckoned with! The client wanted the team themed around Texas A&M, which is a great compliment to the green of the alligators.  I've only had a chance to play with them on the computer, but Lizardmen are a brutal team to play. The skinks rival the Elves in terms of speed and agility, while the saurus and Kroxigor give them the hitting ability of orcs! Look out for them!

The Pro Elves come from Willy Miniatures I believe, and the team consists of 8 blockers, 2 catchers, 2 throwers, and 2 Wardancers. This team was themed around Keanu Reeve's movie the Replacements, and the colors flow really nicely. Elves were always the bane of my Orcland Raiders due to their speed, and this team should be no exception!

Whew! Loved working on this commission, but it's time to get back to the Grimdark future of the 41st Millennium! Next up is a detachment of Salamanders Drop Pods, followed by the sons of Ferrus Mannus!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

6/24/15: Showcase: Imperial Fists Deimos Pattern Predator

Howdy folks!

Sorry for the lack of posts, I got a wonderful summer illness that threw a whole bunch of delays in my plans! I'm also working on a set of blood Bowl teams at the moment, but I figured I'd break them up with a mini project! A buddy of mine picked it up for me to paint as part of a trade we did. I always love working on some Forge World vehicles, so I happily obliged!

All weapon options are magnetized, from the heavy bolter/Lascannon sponsons, to the 4 turret choices. I personally love the look of the Plasma Executioner, couple it with 2 Lascannon shots and you've got overkill written all over it! The hatch also comes off to allow for Sergeant Chronus, who I'll be wrapping up for the tank in a bit! Such a lovely kit, even if Predators are hard to justify these days! The last picture shoes it's current state, which is immolating cultists in the fury of a dying sun! 

As I said next up is two Blood Bowl teams, I'm very excited to show these off! After that is Drop Pods, Iron Hands, and Infinity! OH MY!


Thursday, June 18, 2015

6/18/15: Showcase: For Sale Astra Militarum Cadian Baneblade

Howdy folks!

Getting my Blogger game back on track! Will hopefully keep this pace going from now on, this is just as important as Facebook and Instagram!

This was a fun little repaint project I got a sudden urge to work on one night. I'd wanted to test out some basic camo effects with the airbrush, but painter's tape doesn't get that nice organic shape and I didn't have any masking putty. Cue a 1 AM run to our local grocery store for play doh! Worked the charm I'd say, and allowed me to focus on decal work and basic weathering. I also pulled an old Forge World Chimera Tank commander model out of my bits box and got him in the hatch!

As you can see by the title, this model is for sale; you can find the eBay auction HERE! As much as I want to do a Tank heavy Guard army at the moment, I've got too many projects as it is, so this guy is on the chopping block!

Up next is some Blood Bowl teams, as well as some work on my personal Imperial Fists army! Trying to get that Strike Force Ultra formation going....