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!