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!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

yep.....Blogging.... more Holy Demons

Nurgle's some plague marines I painted

You know, My favorite Film critic made a Nurgle Army once. wonder if he still has it?

for those of you new to painting, this first set of Nurgle worshiping chaos marines were done very easily, once you can control your brush strokes and get the paint were it's needed (like getting  inside the lines of a coloring should know what I mean)
using Citadel washes afterward are a marvel to the inexperience painter. I'll post a visual tutorial on this soon, but for now, let me simply tell you what I did...I used all Citadel paints...and it's always best to mix in a little water with your paints, ON YOUR PAINT PALETTE!, not inside the paint pot, reason why: too thick of a paint might ruin the texture of the's a real heart breaker...ok.....alrighty then
1.start with Citadel (foundation paint) Gretchin Green as a base coat, I coated the whole model

2. paint all of the expose flesh  and mutations with Tallarn flesh

3 paint some of the little details with Blood red, if too thin, place a base coat of mechrite red on the area before applying the Blood red

4 add Mithril Silver to the guns,exposed metal, scratches, dents, in between the armor, swords, ect

5  paint some Calthan Brown to the leather bags, straps, or anything  you think that's cloth or leather, OR add Mechrite Red and Blood Red,  sometimes a strap is red, sometimes it's brown...mmmkay...

6 now for everything else, such as horns or random spikes, I recommend Chaos Black, skull white, or bleched bone...every marine is a little different

7. now you're thinking, goodness! this paint looks all chalky, Now, here is where the Washes come in, for these marines I used some Gryphonne Sepia wash, it takes a little practice to figure out how much you apply at first (you'll get the hang of it, I promise),  I covered every model completely with this stuff, just add a hearty amount and make sure the whole model is completely covered, now, using your best judgement, don't apply too much , don't let it pool too much, (it might leave a weird mark), if you think you added to much, pick up the model and shake some of the wash off, while still leaving some behind, you can always add more if you feel it's needed. Practice makes perfect

8. after about 40 minutes or so, I think....after the wash has dried, make sure you didn't miss any spots. add a little if you did miss a spot. Now for an extra effect, go over the metal parts and some of the armor plates with weathering powder, I'm sorry but I forget which company I got mine from. I know Forge World sells some, and I think MIG has a collection to choose from. I used a powder that resembles a dark rust, dust the model where you think it's necessary to show rust go over the growth and mutations with Elf flesh, only hitting the high parts and leaving the darker parts in the reassesses to give it the illusion of shading

10. now paint the base with a little adeptus grey, (I added a little modeling sand into the mix to give it that moonscape texture...shhhhhhhh...let that be are little secret. don't forget to clean your brush really well when you're done)

11.lastly, I lightly added some spray Purity seal "Matte" varnish from the Citadel range...remember to shake it good (2 to 3 minutes), and (for the love of God) don't apply too much,not shaking well and/or adding too much will make the figure cloudy/dusty looking, ruining steps 1 through 10 and you'll never forgive yourself.....I highly recommend a thin brush-on matte varnish....I wish I had some

Crap that's a lot of steps.....okay...get to painting

oh! one more thing, leave some comments about this wordy step by step thing and write some criticism about it, was it informative? too wordy? bad grammer-a? not enough gags? be honest with your comment, it will help me, help you....get it?....okay.....NOW get back to painting

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

who are the Holy demons? my space marines...(Games Workshop)

The Holy Demons are a custom Space Marine Chapter I made for the game Warhammer 40000,
before I write any further, I want to clarify something, I chose the Crucifix as a chapter logo to represent self sacrifice, the Space Marine "Chapter Master" crucified on the cross is in no way meant to be offensive, the reason why I made the model was to go along with the army's background, (WARNING! Nerdy 40k back story) that every "Holy Demon" Space Marine has a slight psychic charge in his body, dormant psykers, you could say. if a marine lives long enough to become, say... a chapter master, where undoubtedly in his age, becomes a special kind of psyker whose powers can be used to open an easier, safer pathway through the "warp" to allow emergency support to arrive/escape or to cast any other kind of weird powers, but to use these powers, a marine will willingly go through a ceremony which he is killed and his weird psychic powers will be activated and channeled through his suffering and dying. (for those of you who don't know 40k, the "Warp" is the alternative dimension in 40k, (filled with demons)  which is used for intergalactic travel, something like that)

If the model has offended you, I deeply apologize. sadly, some people think I was trying to be "funny" when I made it, others think that it is a deep emotional concept showing that troops will directly sacrifice themselves, in a very familiar way, in order to help his "battle brothers."

as for the name "Holy Demons" there is a fun reason why I choose that name, there's a great story of me confusing a 14 year old kid about it (amazing, I'm the first man in history to ever confuse a 14 year old kid)
I'll tell the full story some other time, but to summarize (for those of you still reading this tripe), with that name, other imperial 40k armies can fight me due to distrust, chaos oriented armies can fight me due to me serving the Emperor, this way, I can fight any army, and you won't have to make up a big story to justify battling me...mysterious Space Marine Chapter=distrust from everyone... also, judging by these pictures, I need a new camera....yeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhhhh.............

hello wargaming artist and out of work congressmen

now that I have your attention. welcome to another generic nerdy fan-site, celebrating the art (that only 5% of the world's population had ever heard of, and only 2% of them really care): War-gaming! and the hard work that goes into the art and designs that add color and personalization to the "licensed" hobbies we know as war-gaming.


 the point of this blog is to show off miniature painting, conversion work (by me or a friend), and the occasional "Golden Girls" episode.

and I might throw in a painting/converting tutorial now and then too. so have fun.