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.