Friday, September 2, 2011

hello my loyal fan(s)! I'm back from 3 months of nothing! (vacation)

so you see, my prolonged absence was due to a summer vacation in the tropical paradises of North Dakota. and I had some elbow/nerve surgery, now since I didn't have enough space to bring any paints or paint brushes on the trip, I figured maybe, just maybe....I would take a break from the whole painting and converting thing...did I stick with that idea? bought new paints on vacation and painted a bunch of friends'/customers'/retired circus freaks' miniatures, and within those 3 months I've been gone, I've taken lots of pictures of my work and an Ard Boyz tournament.
(no animals were harmed, stabbed, beaten, stolen from, kicked, or punched to a bloody pulp and shoved into a burlap sack and throw over a cliff into a sunken cavern full of discarded medical waste only to be later eaten by desperate scavengers in the making of this blog.) are a lot of pictures, too many to type text for every @#$%ING one.
I will add this little bit of advice, this trygon I worked on was very easy to paint, to get that sandy color, apply bleach bone, and douse it with that sepia wash that GW sells and after you paint the shell and matt varnished the whole thing, paint the shell with gloss varnish to give it that alien slime look, aw crap  it's getting late, I have to hit the sack soon, but don't worry loyal fan(s) i'll be back real soon.

something this way lurks

can you believe a @#$%ING space wolf librarian killed this thing in one blow! he opened up the earth with some kind of psychic attack and the trygon fell in, I like to think the trygon recovered and just stayed in the ground to fight another day...freaking space wolves...
 this trygon was very fun to do, the owner named it Spike

freaking Elbow Surgery, I couldn't use it for days. I couldn't even button up  my own pants, I had to get my brother to do it, he was once no where to be seen, so I go to the local gaming store in a white t-shirt, shorts, a screwed up arm that would just dangle, and I my hair was horrible, I looked like an escaped mental patient, and hiding in the gaming store did not help my side of the "are you insane?" argument

 not to pick on this gentleman here at the Ard Boyz tournament, but a picture says a 1000 words. due to the circumstances, at least 999 of those word are not in his favor. (he's a good guy though, I like em)

               "looks like Ard Boyz be a Brewin."                                    "I reckon"
 more pics real soon....

Saturday, May 14, 2011

(Salamanders successors) The Space Crocs

Whoa Man, slow down there, buddy, yeah buddy...yeah buddy, buddy....yeah
 These are the Space Crocs, I know, the yellow eye looks kind of Chaos-y, but I can assure you that they are  not or have ever been members of the Chaos party ., This (still in progress) army was a commission I painted  for a friend.

 the concept and background for this army was created by the gentleman who had commissioned it.
 The Space Crocs native home land consist of endless swamps and wetlands and basically share the same tactics as their father chapter, the Salamanders.
To give these marines a more savage look compared to the Salamanders, we decided to use a few "Space wolf" bitz here and there, and the paint scheme came to me as in reference that a crocodile is dark green on the top, but has a bright lighter color at its belly

that's a Blood angle's Death company head, cool huh? my friend was so grateful, he gave me an extra 5 bucks

 the Libr...the Libriannna...............the Librai.........The blue psychic guy

this dread has a cinematic pewter casted muzzle flash (say that five times fast....SAY IT!) you can buy this from a company called "Armorcast" I bought this one through "" go check it!

mixing modeling sand, brown paint, and a little water can give you this dirty mud effect, just remember to wash your brush after painting. make sure to get all of the sand out you little punk

yep...and there's more to come, go paint something, time's a wastin!

Friday, May 6, 2011

more Nurgle, YEAH!!!!! DREAD

I DREAD THIS....GET IT!?......."aww" forget it....

 one of these pictures would be great for one of those unoriginal "motivation posters" parodies "CHAOS DREADNOUGHTS...turning on your troops is the best strategy option available"
 if you notice, the Dread's mutated skin is painted a slightly different color than the marine it's trampling ( it shows it's individualism from the other units), but it still remains color coordinated ( except for the gold trim) compared to the marine. that shows they are from the same army, that's one thing you should always keep in mind when army crafting, while each figure is an individual (to me at least) they must look as if they are in uniform together, even if one is stepping on the other.
 the gold was first painted with a yellow foundation paint (forget which one at the moment) I then applied the brown wash (let it dry first!), then painted glorious gold over the yellow (gold paint is usually thin and needs a base coat under it...frickin' thin metallic paints)

 so...have a nice day

Monday, April 25, 2011

more nurgle, Yeah

 hello again, it's time for another dang ol' update, this time another nurgle update
only less troopy and more tanky

here are some rhinos I painted for a f(r)iend,

the one rhino with the cattle guard was in the most horrible condition i'd ever seen a rhino in, it was improperly glued and falling apart, I had to sculpt green stuff where some of the track was missing. luckily the guy picked nurgle, so it all worked out

to learn how to paint chaos rhinos like these two presented here (hope you like em'), see previous the blog, the same painting method applies, just on a tank...well, except for the blue shiny parts on the second rhino (the one with the red arrows welded on the front) the shiny part was composed of:
1.a blue base coat
2. a darker blue solid circle in the upper left hand corner
3. and a dot of pure white in the same upper left hand corner, and a smidgen of white in the opposite lower right hand corner

here's a cool tip! write this down...........NOW! I mean it! WRITE IT DOWN!

to make blood/slime more notice-able, after you use some matte varnish to protect your master piece. go back with a paint-on gloss/semi-gloss varnish and paint the blood/slime areas to give it a wet look

oh, and stay tuned for the next update....continuing this Nurgle crap.

p.s. the red arrows were made out of "plasticard" and yes, that's how some people/rodents spell it

thank you and good night.
 for god sakes it's late, do yourself a favor and get some sleep!