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. 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!
Granesh

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!

Granesh

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!

Granesh

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....

Granesh

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

6/17/15: Showcase: Dark Eldar Grotesques Commission

Howdy folks!

Super late night post! Our latest commission was a very interesting one; 16 grotesques converted from Island of Blood Rat Ogres! Client wanted a very standard scheme with red rather than the blue green you normally see, resin bases done to look like toxic sludge, and some extra detail on the sergeants.

There's lots of little details in this army, from warpstone chunks and infected skin, to blood and sinew effects and even tattoos! The Sergeants also have trophies from the client's most common opponents; orks, tau, and space wolves.

Glad to have them finished! Next up is a couple Blood Bowl teams and some Drop Pods! Also, I keep forgetting to post up pictures of my current personal army, so expect shots of that soon!

Granesh

Monday, June 15, 2015

6/16/15: Showcase: For Sale House Hawkshroud Knight Castigator

Howdy folks!

As promised, the second Knight to show off is a Knight Castigator, done in House Hawkshroud heraldry and rocked out in a dynamic pose like it's ripping through enemy lines!

I came into this model through various means and knew it needed some yellow! The various decals on the kit came from Eldar, Baneblade, and Imperial Knight transfer sheets and really helps with the heraldic theme!

I still need to try him on the tabletop, but this model is already up for sale on eBay! You can find the auction link HERE!

I've been doing a little spring cleaning here in the studio, so tomorrow's showcase is another super heavy ready to hit a battlefield near you! Stay tuned, it's back to Dark Eldar with me!

Granesh

6/15/15: Showcase: Fully Magnetized House Terryn Knight Titan Commission

Howdy folks!

Man, I am behind in blogposts! It's been a super crazy month, and just because I haven't been posting here doesn't mean I haven't been super busy!

This time around we have a commission for a new Knight titan, done in House Terryn colors, and fully magnetized to allow for every option to be switched out, from the stubber/meltagun, to the 3 different guns and even the carapace missile launcher! The new Knight options were done so well that it's easy to get every option done!

You can also see him in combat with another Knight, but you'll have to wait til tomorrow to see him! I'm always open for Knight commissions too, so don't be shy if you need your centerpiece behemoth painted up, and drop me a line at Smellslikewargaming@hotmail.com!

Granesh