Wednesday, October 12, 2011

++ incoming ++ robots++

When my son was very young he was obsessed with robots. Especially the ones with "technology".  The words have been sitting in the back of my head for until the time was right. I'm happy to say that I've finally been able to build it for him.

Transpo-Mutilation - "I, Robot" by jcroxford

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My new Dwarf inspired Song

This has been in the works for quite some time (lyrics originaly posted here). And with the help of my reunited band mate we have completed the "Saga of Karak Zull". Here it is, enjoy.

Transpo-Mutilation "Saga of Karak Zuul" by jcroxford

Dave and I made industrial music in the 90's, and after a 17 year hiatus we are back together (well sort of) I'm in California, and he lives in Montana. We now make music by the power of the interwebs! There are more new tunes in the works, though not all will be game/hobby inspired. Here is an older track remastered:

Lonely-remastered 2011 by jcroxford

More on my Dwarf Throng of Karak Zuul

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Khador: Winter Guard

For the Mother land!
 I like these guys. I've read some complaints about them, but I don't see it. I especially like the dudes with the freezing puffy cheeks. 

These models show of the color scheme nice. They look real good next to the Butcher, now I need to get eSorscha done!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Khador: pButcher

The Butcher says, "Ho Ho Ho, Merry Khristmas". 
 All GW paints and washes used on this guy, as I only have a few P3 paints.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Khador: Widowmakers

I finally managed to complete my widowmakers. I love these guys (and gal). The models are full of character, as with most of the line.

The army as a whole is going to have red armor with green for the fabric, though I gave the leader a red dress and hat so she would stand out. 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Screaming bell / Plague furnace: Magnetic assembly

I wanted to get bang for buck out of this awesome kit and be able to field either of the two models. This can be done rather simply with a few well placed magnets. Here's a quick rundown of how I did it and where all the magnets go.....
Here is the completed set of sub assembly's with magnets. More detail below.....

Back crew

 One in the rear of the plague monks and one on the "other" side of the plank.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Dystopian wars complete: Empire of the blazing sun.

The starter box is done at least.....

Raging water background courtesy of a sleeping bag. (I wonder if this could make suitable terrain....)




Tiny plane tokens.

Here's a few w.i.p. shots from the beginning.
base coat boltgun metal

Drybrush with chainmail

wash with asurman blue
drybrush with mithryl silver

So far we have got in a couple practice games, and the verdict is in. Very fun! Soon I will have the rest of my faction, including the land models. more paint jobs to come.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bretonnia: Meets Game of Thrones.

I have always loved Bretonnia, and in fact used to have a sizable army that I never got a chance to assemble and ended up trading for another army. Well.....I have been watching Game of Thrones and I'm on the 4th book. It's incredible and has really inspired me to paint some knights. So I'm doing a Bretonnia army inspired by the house of  a song of fire and ice series. I have completed my first knight

Knight of House Florent of Brightwater

Normally I am a fan of a fully matching force on the table, But ths will not be that force. every knight will have it's own house and color scheme. The great thing about this is its a nice break from the other projects I'm working. Something to break up the lull of painting the same color over and over again. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Brother Corbulo: Finished


I'm not crazy about the glossy finish, but I'm not crazy about chipped paint or frosty mini's either. (I have had bad luck with matte varnish)

Please feel free to comment on what you think of him. He is in the color scheme of my Blood angels successor chapter: Blood Hammers. Resin Base by Dragonforge miniatures. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Blood Hammers soundtrack

Music is a big part of gaming and painting for me. It inspires me. The Band Solitude Aeturnus, IMO is very fitting for Blood Angels, and I have deemed them the sound track for my Blood Hammers. It's divine, and epic and fitting of the term "Descent of Angels". Have a listen and let me know what you think.

This is the calm before the storm. 

 This is when you feel the full wrath of the Emperor as his angels descend.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Blood Hammers: Colors

Below is a breakdown of the colors I use to paint my Blood Hammers. All paints used are GW except where noted. I usually prime with Krylon black primer (about $3.99 at a dept or hardware store. In the case of these guys, I primed with black primer and then sprayed them with a can of GW dark angels green I had laying around (not sure this is made anymore). 

Blue armor: Base coat-Dark angels green followed by Scaly green, then hawk tourquoise with highlight of ice blue
Red Armor: Base coat-Dark angels green, followed by red gore, blood red, highlight of blazing orange.
Stone base: Base coat of macharius solar orange, wash with ogryn flesh followed by bubonic brown, highlight with skull white. 

Purity seals & white armor/wings: Base coat denab stone, wash with grephonne sepia followed by bleached bone with highlight of skull white. 
Gold: Base of Valejo brass, wash with devlan mud, followed by valejo gold, highlight with chainmail.
Metal: Base of boltgun metal, wash with badab black, followed by chainmail, highlight of mithryl silver. 

Black, I simply highlight with adeptus battlegrey
Brown leather: Base coat with Calthan brown, wash with devlun mud, followed by snakebite leather, highlight with tausept ochre
Dirt: Charodin granite, followed by codex grey, highlight fortress grey.
For purity seal writing i use a 0.1 staedtler pigment liner pen (bought at michaels crafts)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Blood hammers: Lemartes

I'm having a heck of a time trying to get a good picture. I need a new method or camera or something. Very frustrated right now. This is the best I could get. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

MANY new projects!

I haven't been posting too much on the Blog-o-net of late. But that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. In fact I've been so busy with various projects I just haven't had the time to really stop and take fancy pictures, not to mention, the weather has not been cooperating for good pics lately. I've been expanding my games lately into other non GW games. Along with Warmahordes, I'm investing time and $$ into Dystopian wars & Malifaux. I'm also thinking of starting an Imperial Guard or Dark Eldar army.

So here's a few random updates along with a couple pics.

For Dystopian wars I have chosen, Empire of the blazing sun. My fleet is coming along nicely, and I hope to have it completed soon. I actually have taken a few pics along the way, so I hope to have a step by step post on the fleet soon.
Mostly done, just need to add some details/highlights.

For Malifaux I'm going to be playing Guild, and I also picked up some Neverborn for the kids to play. I'm going to be trying out a new priming method on these guys. So hopefully more on that later.
 1. black primer
2. white over the black at a 45 degree angle, from above

I've been playing Blood Hammers a lot, and the work has been slow, just been slightly distracted with the above new stuff. However, I did manage to complete a Furioso Librarian converted from Black reach dreadnaught body and spare furioso parts (I used the new kit to make a death co dread).
sawing the black reach face plate was a major pain, but worked out ok in the end (with a little green stuff)

I have lots to paint still, and hope to post something soon. In progress: Dante, Storm raven & Lemartes.
w.i.p. Dante with his massive Blood Hammer! 

I have my Skaven plague army that I'm working on, with some new models arriving in the mail today, HPA & plague catapult. Can't wait to paint these dudes.

What about Space wolves? I love my wolves, I've been playing them, but just haven't been inspired to paint them lately. I have Lukas started, and want to do something interesting for his cloak. I would also like to finish my dread.

Beyond that there is my Chaos Tzeentch army which is in a state of base coat, Dwarfs (I'm hoping for a new army book for my beloved Dwarfs soon), Chaos Dwarfs (with new models coming out now), and would kind of like to make a disgustingly all pink Slannesh CSM army.

That's all for now. I hope you enjoyed my scatter brained hobby antics.

Game on!