Saturday, December 19, 2015

New Vallejo Metal Colors

I have been on a quest for years to find metal paints that shoot really well in the airbrush.  Silvers from all brands usually do, but the problems of clogging have always been part of running the coppers and golds.  Well, along comes these beauties.  They are designed to compete against enamel colors for military modelers but they are perfect for our purposes.

"Furioso-Rex" Eater of Worlds

So, I tried some new stuff here.  AK-Interactive's grime and rust paint.  I like the weathering effects but it is going to take a little more trial and error.  Also, chain-fists are messy things, so the Blood for the Blood God was put on pretty thick.  Metal chips were done with the sponge dabbing method.  Blow spattering was done by flicking the bristles of a hard tooth brush, looks more random and you get smaller drips that way.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Betrayal at Calth- additional work on my Word Bearers and notes on the Plastic HH set

So like all of you fellow Heresy fans I am beyond excited about the leaks.  I wanted to take a minute to note a few things I am not sure everyone has thought of yet; that will improve HH army build astronomically.  Open the story to see.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Forge World Clears are in, and here are my thoughts and Test Minis.

I have actually been holding off on my Word Bearers and Night Lords as I just could not get the scheme I wanted.  I had tried the Minitaire paints but they were thin and the reds just weren't blood red and The Blue had no depth.  The FW clear Airbrush paints are exceptional.  Above are my test minis, primed black, based Iron Hands Steel, washed with Nuln Oil and then painted with 2 coats of the FW paints.  The Emperors Children model wasn't washed first, was just checking color.  First the Word Bearer is done in Angron Red, I found it a tad orange so it got a quick light spray of Minitaire Magenta, in the end the EXACT color I was looking for.  The Night lord got 2 coats of Calth Blue and then I hit the edges with Eidelon purple to produce some transition and depth.  The Emperors Children Model is just two coats of that same Eidelon Purple.  (FYI the purple model in the back was done with Minitaire purple clear, it's way to blue a cast for EC in my opinion.)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New Forge World Paints arrived, Review Soon

So I have noticed few people have posted any reviews on these bad boys except for the "NOT in a dropper Bottle" rants that are currently in full swing both on these and the new GW AB paints.  I do a good bit of airbrushing, and have used Miniaire, GW, and Vallejo all 4 kinds (MC, MA, GC and GA) in my brush over the years.  One thing that has always been hard to find is good metals that have nice colors and don't clog the brush.  The new Game Air silver based metals are pretty good for application but have a funny blue/cool cast to them.  The Yellow-Red Metals are inconsistent with application, often clogging even when thinned.  Minitaire colored paints are pretty good, thickness can be inconsistant but their metals are truly horrid. So I decided to give a couple of the metals and colors front eh FW line a try.  I have Word Bearers and Night Lords in production and got their primary color also.  I will post a review as soon as I get a chance to use them.  More to come.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Legio Cybernetica Marches to War.

Finally finished my 18 Thallax, these are the heart of my Mechanicum force I have been working on for sometime now. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Samus Part 2, Almost done.

Just have to construct and appropriate base now.  The model was fun as hell to paint.  In the end it needed a good wash of Crimson GW wash to bring it together and add some depth.  I may put a few more highlights on him.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Samus, Scion of the Ruinstorm

Decided to work on something completely different as I was getting burnt out on Knights, hit pause on Knight three and jumped into my Father's Day/Birthday Present from my awesome wife.

Friday, June 5, 2015

The Tusked Devil

Love the new weapons and this face mask in particular, in the improved knight kit.  It needed something though, so I added tusks from the Fantasy Black Orc kit.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Mechanicum Knight Castigator

Great Model.  Made Custom Cyclorathe decals for this one.  They came out pretty good.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Heat temper/discoloration effect, How to

A lot of people are asking me how I did the heat effect on the Mechanicum Knight's cannon that i just finished.  Well here is a quick description.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Down and Dirty Mechanicum War Stripes

Listening to Mechanicum right now on Audio Book and have the Red Planet Bug BAD AGAIN!.  Decided to work on a Knight today.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Death Guard Fell Blade Tank FINISHED!

I have been working on this one for a year and finally got confident enough to start the heavy weathering.  I have been experimenting on smaller "cheaper" models.  This baby is a center piece in my army, love this model.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Magnetizing the Mechanicum Onager Dunecrawler

I have been knee deep in finals, but I have found a way to magnetize the Onager in about 30 minute to give you 3 of the 4 variants, I could have done all 4 but I didn't need to.  It's a great model.

Air Defense Variant

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Mhara Gal, Almost finished, High-lights and Basing left.

He is really coming out great, love this mini, will probably stay on Word Bearers for a little while.  I like the scheme.  Sory progress is slow, but life and college really have me busy.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Mhara Gal, corrupted Word Bearer Contemptor, Some new Techniques

This is another gem of a mini from the boys at Forge World.  Great sculpt and prefect cast, I had 2 tiny mold lines to deal with a dream to clean and get prepped.

Monday, March 23, 2015

World Eaters test mini, any suggestions.

Not sure I am 100%, the ink effect is a little hard on the White.  Thoughts and comments appreciated.

Sons of Horus, Paint recipe

It's a pretty easy process that I think produces the look most similar to the HH Books.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mortarion in the home stretch

It's really coming along well.  A lot more to do but it is going well.

A ton of highlighting and weathering powders left to go.  Fun model.  

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

Fell Blade Tank nearing completion

Just pin washed and more weathering to be done along with a little painting on the quad sponsons.  I used the GW decal technique this time and I must say it's the best results I have ever had.

Apply a coat in of GW ArdCoat in the area you want to put the decal, let it dry, apply the decal set it dry, put another coat of ArdCoat over the decal, let it dry.  Once done with all the decals apply a finish of dull-coat or other clear acrylic.  Do this before weathering.  It will ensure there are no decal "edges" that will pick up your weathering effects.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Creating a Water Effect Base

Welcome to Addicted to Resin

What I want to do with this Blog is teach the painters that aren't getting the results they want how to pull this off, even if you feel you just don't posses the artistic skill.  I can assure you, anyone can do this and get high end results.  The trick is techniques NOT just pure skill.  I paint in a gritty style that naturally lends itself to 30k armies.