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.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Shattered Legion Project

So I don't build a whole lot of loyalists, mainly a traitor kinda guy, but with book six I now have the ability to build some small units from various Legions and cobble them into a playable force. Hence the next project.

Falchion finally done! Thanks to Spring Break

So it has been a long time coming but I finally got the weathering done on this beast.  Love this Super heavy.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Thanks to Spikey Bits for picking my photos for display

Link to Spikey Bits article

More to come soon, modeling progress slowed by University homework the last few weeks, but a SOH Falchion is in the works, about 80%.  Stay posted.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Display cases for models and how to light up a Display Case.

So here it is the large infinity same from www.storesupplywarehouse.  cost was around 700 but that included the freight for delivery, most larger case are up in the 1200-1400 with delivery range.  I know as I have been looking for 2 years.  Some people like the Ikea cases, but at a shelf dimension of 16x16 they don't allow for large model groupings for larger armies.  also this case hold more than 4 of those units, so the price works out about the same by square inch of shelf space.

Read on to see how i worked through some issues with this case and most cases when it comes to lighting.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Cerastus Knight Atrapos

Thanks to my lovely Wife Santa brought me this beauty, A fun model to build and paint.  Check out the article for my how too.