Monday, May 18, 2015

5/18/15: Showcase: Warmaster High Elves Commission

Howdy folks!

This time we have a very different commission crossing the studio! I was approached by a local client who regularly plays Warmaster looking to get the bulk of his High Elves painted.

The commission consisted of 4 characters, 6 Spearman bases with commands, and 9 bases of archers.  Look out, foes of Ulthuaan!

Next up is a mix of Skaven, Tau, and Chaos dwarves, as well as some Forge World goodies! Got some fun personal projects coming up too to share soon!


Monday, May 4, 2015

5/4/15: Miniature Monday: For Sale Eldar WIP

Howdy folks!

Earlier this year, I had a buddy looking to sell off a couple armies of his. One was an Ogre Kingdoms army, which I'll be painting once the fate of Fantasy is determined, and the second was a Saim-Hann Eldar army, complete with two dozen Jetbikes, lots of vypers and tanks, coming in at over 3k points, according to the old codex.

At the moment, only the Wraithknight, Crimson Hunter, and the Wave Serpent are complete. I wanted to take the Eldar away from there usual bright and clean look, so I opted for hairspray salt weathering for a more natural, gritty chipping effect that I'm very pleased with. I make sure both the hairspray and the paint aren't dry when I remove the salt as well, as the hairspray cracks the paint and the paint sloughs off naturally.

Expect more updates of these guys as I find time! I'm thinking next project for them is either the Wraithguard and Wraithlord, or the 3 Fire Prisms. Either way, it should be fun! Next up is a commission of Warmaster models I'm very excited to work on, so stay tuned!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

4/29/15: Showcase: SLW's Skitarii Battle Maniple WIP

Hey folks!

Like a lot of you, I was very excited to see GW tackle Adeptus Mechanicus. I've slowly been picking up their units, hoping to build the Battle Maniple formation. With the reveal of new Mechanicum stuff today, that goal may change, but I'm still adding to the force!

At the moment, I have a squad of Vanguard, a squad of rangers, a squad of Infiltrators, and a pair of Onager Dunecrawlers. Only the vanguard and Dunecrawlers are finished, and I'll be sure to post more pictures as I complete them! I opted for yellow to compliment my Imperial Fists and my Hawkshroud Knight. The vehicles got black with yellow accents to differentiate the schemes and keep them fresh while still matching the other forces.

Currently working on a commission of Tau that should be done later this week, and after that is a very fun commission I'll share soon enough!

Smells Like Wargaming

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

4/27/15: Showcase: Horus Heresy Ultramarines Vehicle Commission

Howdy folks!

Been a bit since I posted over here, I have a lot to show everyone! This time around though is a commission of Ultramarines vehicles for a client's growing Horus Heresy force! Will be adding more in the future, including Guilleman himself!

The project was fairly straightforward with some slight problems in the assembly procress. The Spartan was broken and half assembled when it arrived, thus the mismatched tracks and off kilter to the model. Otherwise the commission was a treat to work on, as Forge World always is!

Also included is a shot of the Ultramarines with my Imperial Fists flyers! That's a lot of air superiority right there!

Will post up some personal work tomorrow, been working on my own Skitarii and a for sale Eldar force that's sure to turn heads!

Stay tuned!
Smells Like Wargaming

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!