Monday, October 12, 2015

10/12/15: Showcase: Ultramarines Suzerain and Thud Guns Commission

Howdy folks!

Its been a full week since I got back from my mini-vacation, and I've already been nose-deep in painting projects! This commission is an add-on to Guilliman and a set of vehicles I've completed over the course of the year!

The gang's all here!

The first chunk is a 10 man Suzerain squad. Client wanted 2 Thunderhammers, as well as a banner to go with the squad. These guys are going to be scary rolling out of their transport alongside the primarch!

A simple freehand banner, based on the 40k Ultramarines 2nd Company one. The basic shapes were drawn in with a Micron pen, then it was all colored in from there!

Three Thud Mortars; these models would make great alternative Thunderfire Cannons as well!

Ultramarines artillery rain death down upon the lines of traitor Militarum! For the 500 Worlds!

This is a super busy month guys! Lots of White Scars due towards the end of the month, and a couple of one-off fun projects to keep my brain from melting under all that white!

Stay tuned!

Monday, October 5, 2015

10/5/15: Showcase: Halflings and Orcs Blood Bowl Teams

Hey folks!

Phew! I'm caught up! Holy guacamole! And this last one is a doozy! 

This commission consisted of two separate teams; a Halfling team, consisting of GW halflings and Willy Miniatures Treemen, and an Orc team, all pewter, and all very stylish! Lets go through each team individually!

The Halflings, consisting of 2 Treemen, Deeproot Strongbranch, a Halfling Griff Oberwald, and enough halflings to darken the skies over the pitch! Griff didn't photograph very well, but the client wanted him to resemble Griff by adding a chicken to his helmet, rather than the eagle the old model has!

The other team here is one near and dear to my heart! I learned Blood Bowl with an orc team, so I was excited to work on another one! The team, Goldtoof's Fancy Ladz, got their choice of colors and warpaint after rampaging through a Bretonnian brothel while playing a pickup game! The team consists of a troll, a thrower, 4 Black Orcs, 4 Blitzers, and a handful of linemen for backup!

I really miss playing the tabletop game, I should find a league nearby and get my Sarcos team painted! We'd love to get your team tabletop ready too! Drop us an email at SmellsLikeWargaming at Hotmail dot com and we'll get you a team that'd make Nuffel proud!


Friday, October 2, 2015

10/2/15: Showcase: For Sale Space Marines Terminator Librarian

Hey folks!

Sometimes, when working on something giant, you gotta take a step back and work on something a little smaller! 

I picked this guy up while working on the Warlord Titan to keep me fresh and let me play with my new airbrush a little bit. It also let me play with my new Micron pens I picked up for such an occasion! 

Such a lovely model, from the sunken, sallow face, to the stark blues and the weathered golds. Currently asking $90 OBO for him, with free shipping within the US! If interested in adding this bad boy to your army, please drop me an email at SmellsLikeWargaming at Hotmail dot com, and we'll get something worked out!


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

9/30/15: Showcase: Logan Grimnar and Friends; Dumbledore-Themed Eldar Wraithknight

Hogwarts School of
Witchcraft and Wizardry

Headmaster: Albus Dumbledore Wraithknight

Dear Logan Grimnar,
We are pleased to inform you that you've been accepted at ++Transmission Lost++

Hey folks!

Another in our catching up posts was a very quick and fun little commission that links to one done earlier this year. The Space Wolves were done for the initial client, while the Wraithknight was done for his wife, who wants a Harry Potter themed Eldar army. We discussed color, and opted for a bright purple complimented with red gems and black accents. The central gem also got a red phoenix to represent Fawkes, Dumbledore's ever-lasting phoenix!

I love working with colors I don't normally use, so the Wraithknight was a great endeavour with that. The galaxy in the faceplate turned out much better than planned as well!


Monday, September 28, 2015

9/28/15: Showcase: Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines Commission

Hey folks!

The first of several posts catching up on the backlog of unshared projects is everyone's favorite Smurf papa, Roboute Guilliman!

An absolute blast to work on, this model allowed for a lot of different techniques and really made for some fun painting!

Oh no! I just realized I never got good pictures of the banners! The banners were left off the model for shipping purposes, as this bad boy went off to Australia and we didn't want any damage! I'd love to go back and play with the marbling more. Such is hindsight! 

Don't let your Primarchs hit the table without the paint they deserve! Smells Like Wargaming is always happy to paint up these bad boys; just drop us an email at SmellsLikeWargaming at hotmail dot com, and we'll discuss getting yours done and ready to crusade!


Friday, September 25, 2015

9/25/15: Finished: Legio Ignis Mars Alpha Pattern Warlord Titan Commission

Holy smokes!

Sorry for the lack of posts the last two months! Smells Like Wargaming is still chugging away, some computer issues and ease of use caused the blog here to slip to the bottom of the pile! I've got a backlog of stuff to show off, but this time, we've got the big kahuna himself!

Taking three weeks from cleaning to completion, this model was easily the biggest and my favorite model I've ever completed! I'll let the photos speak for me though!

What a beast! I'd love to work on another one, or even a Warhound or Reaver! If you're looking to get your titan painted, or army, for that matter, drop me an email at SmellsLikeWargaming at Hotmail dot com, and we'll get you sorted! 

I'll be catching up on posts this weekend, but I'll be on a short vacation towards the end of the week for a much needed rest! Next up is White Scars, Mechanicum, and some big big tanks!


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!