Friday, April 27, 2012

Throne of Everblight

A commission piece for a friend.  Man, this thing sucks up a lot of paint!

I love this model.  Its totally sick and weird, and that appeals to the H.P. Lovecraft fan in me.

I tried some new stuff on this.  I wanted the flesh to be 'fleshy, but didn't want the tentacles and such to be a hard transition to the gray I've been using on the rest of the army, so I compromised and made the recesses fleshy - transitioning to gray in the raised areas.  The idea being that the flesh becomes gray as it matures and hardens.

Y'all can tell me if it works.  I've stared at the model too long to know if its any good :-)

And, BTW, why is it that happens anyway?  I've noticed that I tend to hit a wall at some point on models I spend a lot of time on where I can no longer make a judgement call as to whether it looks any good.  All I can see is stuff I want to improve or can't figure out how to fix.  Just me?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Crucible Grand Prize - Paingivers and Nihilators

Infantry is complete!  Also, I'm trying out a new background for the photos.

I've never done this much yellow before.  Interesting trying to create enough contrast in the highlights!

For the record, this is what I did:

P3 Heartfire
Glazed Red (Red Ink & Matte Medium, heavily dilluted w/water)
P3 Hearfire
Badmoon Yellow

Friday, April 13, 2012

Avengers Assembled!

With a big assist from my buddy Angelo, all models for the Crucible Grand Prize are now trimmed, assembled, and gap-filled (minus the yet to be released Animantarax and 2 paingivers.  I'll prime them tonight and start the painting process over the weekend.

Most of the gap filling was done with Liquid Greenstuff, but some gaps are just too wide and need good, old, non-liquid GS.  Take a look a the freaking chasm on the back of this guy!

And lastly, not related to the Grand Prize, Angelo requested an Afro for his brother's Shaman.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Crucible Grand Prize

Back in February 2012, Chris Cuevas and I ran the first ever Crucible - a Warmachine/Hordes GT in Orlando, Florida.  The Grand Prize for the event was a fully-painted 35 pt. army of the winner's choosing.

Well, the winner was Mr. Jon Galvin and this was the army he requested:

Naaresh             +6
Rhinodon              7
Archidon               7
Basilisk Krea        4
Nihilators x10        9
BeastHandlersx6   3
Animantarax          9
Agonizer                2
Feralgeist              1

Jon also requested the following for a color scheme:

"the studio scheme but . . .  instead of the Skorne red for the main army color that it would be changed to "Heartfire" under the P3 line. . . the Archidon and Rhinodon, I would just like them to have a deep reddish back, nothing too saturated and a tan or "bleachbone" underbelly."

I got the first installment of models to start assembly and paint, so we're off and running.  The Animantarax won't even be released until May, so clearly that will have to wait, and there were a couple others that weren't in stock, but we'll get them in the mix eventually.

I'll be blogging my progress every step of the way, so stay tuned!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Boards and scenery progress

Just a quick shot of where I'm at with the boards I'm making for LGS Dogs of War Gaming.  You can see the basecoats are done.  Next up, drybrushing followed by static-grassing.

And  here's a pic of some terrain from said LGS that I thought looked cool and deserved some paint!