Wednesday, September 7, 2016

8 Hour Tech Thralls

So I finally got to knocking out some thrall, in the end I did 50, and have 10 more on the way.  40 with LasLocks and 20 with Mitras.  I used the same techniques on both types.  When I started these i wanted them done well but quick, I hate painting infantry in repetition, so I went with a scheme where techniques could really speed things up, in the end I came up with a way to knock 10 of these guys out in 8 hours.  That does not include ink drying times.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Secret Weapon's Tablescapes, review and painting tutorial. Part 1 of 2

I have several of the FW tiles, but I honestly wanted something that was more modular.  I saw the secret weapons tiles when they started their kickstarter and almost jumped in then, but I held back and waited for reviews.  Reviews were pretty darn good and when I went to Adepticon this year and got to see the tiles in person.  I was honestly blown away with the quality at the price point.  So I started planning my table.

The 24 tiles cost me a little over 230 US with my 10% SW discount.  In total I used about 100 dollars with of paint, masking material, glue, sand and acrylic finish.  Total project was 20 hours of work.  An air brush is essential.  You could do this with spray cans, but double your time layout.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Salamanders join my Shattered Legion, Painting tutorial

Like just about every model FW makes these guys were just fun to assemble and paint.  They are detailed, but detailed in a way that doesn't make them a pain to paint if you use some simple technical tricks.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

So Summer is finally here

So it has been a long absence for me here.  College was rough this semester so I had to just put my nose to the grindstone and put the paint brush down temporarily.  But I am back.  Look for updates pretty regular now.  This is a Knight I knocked out last year.  This year I will be working on my Shattered Legion stuff, more Mechanicum and my new love Arena Rex.  It is a Gladiator miniature game that has some of the most incredible sculpts in the business.