Monday, December 14, 2009

Thunderwolf Cav & Tyranid test mini

One down, lots to go! This photo is cracking me up. The thunderwolf looks like it has a giant grin on his face. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how the "heroclix" thunderwolf came out. I decided to give these guys lava bases to give me something to do on those big 60mm bases. The wolf itself was painted with the same scheme as my fenrisian wolves.

Here's my first stab at a new tyranid color scheme (that isn't blue and purple). Need to paint an actual Tyranid so I can get the full scheme with a black& red highlighted carapace.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tyranids / aka: New model fever

(I painted this guy about 20 years ago)

Yeah, I'm getting sucked into the Tyranid new model fever. I can't help it. They look awesome. Trying to come up with a new color scheme. I have a ton of old genestealer models painted Purple/Blue like the pic above. 

I'm thinking something like this:

Here is some more pics of that silly old fat genesteeler:

(the genesteeler on the back holding the space marine helmet is pretty cool)

(why is the throne covered in chaos icons?)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cyber wolves

AKA - Iron Priest buddies.

Not the greatest day for taking pictures.

How to paint Wolves

Below is my method for painting Fenrisian wolves. For lack of a proper (and affordable) Fenrisian wolf model, I decided to go with the chaos warhounds. I did not glue in the antlers and green-stuffed over the holes. Though these may not be the most optimum models to use, I think the method below could be used for any wolf model. I'll be using this color scheme on my Thunder wolves as well.

I used the pic below as referance.

Paint the under belly/arms/head with Denab Stone.
Paint the rest of the fur Scorched Brown

Wash the Denab Stone with Gryphone sepia.

Drybrush the Scorched Brown with Snakebite leather.

Drybrush the light areas with bleached bone. lightly overbrushing onto the dark fur. paint the teeth bleached one, paint the gums, tongue pink.

This next picture isn't that good (overcast outside), carefully paint the lips & nose black. Paint around the eyes  and over the top crest of the fur black. paint the hoves black.

Finally lightly highlight the black with adeptus battlegrey. I painted the eyes yellow with a dark angels green pupil.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Paint

Here's a recently completed Grey Hunters unit. Will they end up in my next list?

This guy used to be a "pinkish" blood angel (see:here). He got striped, a space wolf arm and a fresh coat of paint.

1st Space Wolves list - 2000pts

I made this list out of shear love for terminators, and to have fun with the new models. For the most part, I was pretty pleased with how it worked out for the first couple games (both were a draw). I'll be tweaking it a bit focusing on what worked and what did not. Njal & Arjac were a little over the top points wise, but fun as hell.

Anyway it was a lot of fun putting all of these models on the field at once! I kept everything in reserve and deep stiked the land speeders. Between the land speeders and lone wolfs, I devastated the enemy's armor, It was awesome. Though the lone wolfs survived which helped my opponent get a draw on the annihilation mission.

Logan Grimnar
5 Term. Wolf guard (Chain fist, Cyclone missile, Wolf Claw, Power Fist, Power weapon)

Njal Stormcaller
5 Term. Wolf guard (Chain fiist, Cyclone missile, Wolf Claw / Storm shield, 2 Power weapons)

Arjac Rockfist
4 Term. Wolf guard (Cyclone missile,Wolf Claw, Power Fist, Power weapon)

5 Term. Wolf guard (Chain fiist, Cyclone missile, Wolf Claw / Storm shield, 2 Power weapons)

2x Term. Lone Wolf (Chain fist / Storm shield, 2 Wolves

3 Land speeders (Multi-melta) 

Friday, October 30, 2009

Must have Unit

Hands down, Terminators! Ever since 1st edition of Space Hulk came out, I have been in love with the marines in Tactical Dreadnought armor. The very thought of these walking tanks in deep space gunning down aliens really appealed to me. And it just so happened that I was concurrently obsessed with everything to do with "Alien" (the first two movies, toys, comics, you name it) at the time. Needless to say, I like to include terminators in my army lists, even though they do not always perform as well as I would like. Below is a gallery of some of my models from the newest to the very early ones.

Space Wolf: Lone Wolf. I converted his wolf claw into a chainfist. using a chainsword with the teeth cut off on one side.

Some work in progress Space Wolves (Arjac in the middle).

Chaos Space Marine: Sorcerer of Chaos (HQ). Pink Terminator!!!! I think it is paticularly demeaning to my loyalist buddy when he faces these candy coated termies.

Though not technically terminators, more like terminators x10. Which is how much I love them....

Space Knights: This is my made up chapter (he's not quite finished) Gotta love the Black Reach set.

More Pink termies (unfinished)!!! I really like the pose of this guy. we need more plastic chaos lightning claws!

Opening the vaults now.....

Ok, this guy isn't supposed to be pink. My early attempt at blending red (came out kinda pink) Supposed to be a Blood angel.

More early paint jobs. These guys are gonna get the Dawn Paint remover treatment soon, and be converted to Space wolves.

My first Terminator.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Today is a good day to die!

Lone wolf ready to seek a glorious death! 

They did not make storm shields for right hands! Took a bit of chopping and swapping.

My Warhammer Tattoos

Got a fresh hair-do, so I thought I would show off my Warhammer tattoos. I see a Space Wolves tattoo in the future.

Imperial Eagle ~1990 by Mickey

Axe of Khorne ~1991 by Mickey

Tzeentch ~1993 by Corey Boobar

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My first painted Space wolf

Here is the color scheme and painting technique I'll be using for my space wolf army. Soon I'll post a step by step and list the colors I used.

Simple Mark of the Wulfen conversion

I wanted to convey the part about using "claws and teeth in close combat" specifically claws. I found a perfect claw from the old space hulk, plastic genestealers models. With the expansions, I have a ton of these old genestealers still on the sprue. Converting the model was a simple mater of cutting the Space Wolf hand off, and replacing with the genestealer hand. the genestealer hand just needed to be trimmed up a bit around the wrist. I love the pose of the outstretched fingers ready to "render" some flesh.

Friday, October 2, 2009

All Hail the Sky Warriors!

Time to sound off with a: "I got my space wolves stuff!!!!!". Yep, that's right. Been looking forward to this. I'm currently soaking in the Codex and all it's glory. It is wondrous. I don't have a whole lot of stuff, but I did manage to scrape up enough cash for a wolf pack box. I picked up a rune priest the other day and started painting it.  (pics coming soon, my camera broke), trying to formulate my color palette, and thinking about the plan for my army. I'll of course be assimilating  some black reach marines and dreadnaught into the house of Russ. And slowly but surely building up a suitable force for Battle!

Friday, September 25, 2009

More Pics of my Eldar

Here is some more pics of my Craftworld: Mal-Akhi Eldar. For my color scheme I tried to go with earth tones, like a wood elves in space kind of thing. Some of the common themes are, No steel/metal what so ever, all of their stuff is wraithbone. I also used a marble type finish on some of the tech (ships, weapons, jump packs, parts of the Avatar). Yellowish Orange is used to represent Fire / Power / Status,  their alien version of Leather comes in red.