Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dwarfs - There and back again

I have Dwarfs on the brain right now. Grumpy Stunty's work really inspired me to lay down some paint. So yesterday I worked out a test mini.

I kind of like how this one turned out, but I'm not sold on it being the color scheme for my entire army just yet. I also have an idea shooting around my head to do an army in my clan tartan.

I have this old regiments of renown set : The Dragon company , that have tabards that would be perfect for a nice plaid. Below if one of the miniatures from the set that I painted some 20 years ago.

I was really proud of this guy back in the day. But I'm thinking him and all of his buddies are going to get the strip treatment and a new look. 
He was one of my first "conversions". I carved his little shield nub on his back into a little pack, and put a different type shield in front for mountain scene. 

Another old mini form the Long Drong Slayer Pirates set.

I also loved the old Chaos Dwarfs. (Yes I can not wait to see what forge world does with them....Big hats or not)

This all leads to one inevitability. The Dwarfs are Coming!!!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Feel the Dwarf Love

I'm starting to get a little excited for Warhammer Fantasy Battle 8th ed. I have a TON of Dwarf stuff, that I've been saving up for a while now. Dwarfs are my favorite fantasy race, but because my buddy has always played them, I have played other races (chaos dwarfs, chaos, greenskins). Well it's time for the wait to be over. The Dwarfs are coming.........

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Wolf Guard claims victory!

I took this newly completed unit to the FLGS last night for a good game. The game was annihilation, in which the wolves took the victory!! 
It's a bit of a mix of models and conversions here. we have a couple from the Assault on Black reach set, 2 classic terminators with Cyclone missile launchers and 3 with combi weapons. 2 weapons from the space marine captain box (I think) and a homemade combi flamer.

This one didn't make the list. Maybe he'll appear in a future list

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Big RE-Paint

After much deliberation, I have completed converting my space wolves from the old colorful scheme to my new and improved more cohesive scheme.

Below are before and after pics of the Grey hunters


My main objective was to be a little less rainbow, and a little more down to earth with the brown leather instead of the yellow leather. I used metal for the tubes instead of green. Now the only green is for my plasma guns which makes them stand out more. It was a little bit of work but overall, I am very pleased with the results.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Harold Deathwolf Company Standard

This Marine gets the Honor of carrying the company standard. 

Standard done freehand using micro pen, then painted, then micro pen to touch up. Standard, shoulder pads, helmet bitz from the space marines command squad box. 

Harolds' Runes.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Citadel Spray Gun in action!

All my space wolf tanks have been primed and awaiting my spray gun to come in the mail. I got it and put it to work right away. Set up, and use of the gun was very simple. It required very little adjustment to work properly. I had all my tanks sprayed in no time at all. Once dry I was able to put the details on. Below is the finished work.

I used Vellejo Blue grey model color paint in the spray gun. 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Indecisive painting

     I've come to the conclusion, that I'm an indecisive painter. Since normally I will create my own fluff and color scheme for an army, I'll paint a ton of test figures before deciding upon the final color scheme. And once I have come to something I like, chances are, down the road I may even change my mind again. I did this with Chaos space marines, Tyranids, and now with the current army on my painting table Space Wolves. 
     I didn't really test out a color scheme for the wolves I just picked a great company (Ragnar's) and went with it. I don't know if I was just being a bit over zealous or what, but the figures came out way to bright & colorful in the end (I can partly blame this on the incredibly detailed new space wolf models). So I need to fix this before I go any further. 
     I'm determined to complete my space wolves, but now that I have changed my color scheme half way through, this leaves me with the task of repainting everything I have so far. Luckily for me, the main part of the figure, the power armor will remain unchanged. I will be repainting all of the company markings, shoulder pad trim, leather parts, armor tubes, plasma weapons, and rune stones. 
     Am I just crazy, or does anyone else go through this?

Before and After pictures coming soon! 

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Inquisitor complete

Yes, I would like to go first. Thanks!
Book detail with Micro pen.

I will probably add some detail to the cloak at a later time. I had to get him done for a battle this weekend. 

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mounted Iron Priest + Cyber Wolves complete

He is done. I'm not completely thrilled with how he came out, but he will due. My dissatisfaction comes mostly because of the old sculpt of the miniature. I do not like how all of the armor has a pocked texture. For the conversion, I chopped off the thunder hammer arm for a reposition. and had to slightly pry the legs apart to fit him on the Juggernaught. For the Juggernaught, I shaved off all the spiky bits (in an effort to make him not look so chaos), gave him a green stuff saddle, and fur.

Here he is with is buddies. Chaos warhounds sans antlers. I posted them before, but the pictures were way blurry. 

For the little runes and detail on his furry blue prints, I used Micro pen. 

Cyber bitz courtesy of Ork Warbikers & greenstuff

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Long Fangs complete

Unit of Long Fangs complete. Though I normally field them as 2x(1 squad leader & 5 Missile launchers). Until I get some more missile dudes, the Las Cannons are "counts as" missile launchers. 

They belong to Harald Deathwolf's Great Company. I created the symbol by applying the Logan Grimar transfer. I used Yellow ink to color the white moon in, as the translucent ink does not mess up the detail of the black wolf, then blocked off the sun with little mechrite red triangles. finally I touched up the sun with Golden yellow.

Long Fangs Pack marking. The Marine in MK6 armor is from the very first plastic space marine box set I bought years ago. He has been patiently waiting for his time to shine!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tyranid Harpy Conversion

Here are some picks of my Harpy Conversion, which was very simple to achieve. Using the Carnifex kit, I just chopped off the front carapace pipes and replaced with some GW Dragon Wings. The base of the dragon wings needed to be cleaned up a little to fit, with the addition of green stuff around the joint.

If you are wondering what's going on with my Base, I'll be painting this to look like an "Alien" Landscape. I glued some googly eyes from Michaels craft store with a little green stuff around the base. Once painted, you wont be able to tell it was a googly eye. :) I also glued some long grain rice around, which I will paint to look like larva.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Magnetized Hunter killer missiles & Las TL Plasma conversion

I made some quick easy brackets to magnetize my Hunter killer missiles. This makes them easy to keep track of once used. Just pull them off. I scratch made the bracket because the supplied bracket doesn't have a whole lot of room for a magnet, and I usually use them for the other options.

Bracket is made of 1/8" thick plastic card (same thickness as the magnets)
I mark off a square a little larger then the magnet for the base and a rectangle for the stand that the HKM will be glued too.

Drill a hole in the base, the same size as the magnets

Cut out the pieces

Glue the stand to the base with plastic glue, so they are perpendicular 

glue the HKM's to the assembled bracket

drill a hole in your tank where ever you want to put them, put a magnet in the tank and in the bottom of the bracket with super glue. 

Here's a couple Rhino's and a Razor back with a Twin link Plasma gun.

For the twin link Plasma gun I used Plasma guns that came with the space wolves sprues. I cut off the grips, drilled small holes to match the mount, then put a small piece of plastic card between the two to make them match up. 

Monday, April 5, 2010

Updates coming soon!

I've been lagging on the Blog updates lately. But rest assured, I have been slangin' paint like mad. I have a few final things to touch up, and then I'll be able to post all of the new stuff I have been painting.

For Russ and the Allfather!