Thursday, August 29, 2013

Butcher Unleashed!

Here's a little teaser of what my next unboxing video will be.
If there is anything specific you'd like to see in this video let me know in the comments.

Monday, August 26, 2013

IMC paint project (pt.1)

Once again the Inter Mountain Cup is upon us in the local Warmachine/Hordes community. The bi-annual event will be September 14th and there will be another painting giveaway from Geek Garage. Challenged with topping myself from last time I scoured the Privateer Press catalog to see what spoke to me. Many ideas came to mind, some of which I'll keep in mind for next time, but I settled on painting two trolls clashing.
 The two trolls I chose are the Pyre Troll and the Storm Troll. These are both new plastic kits and both have a good opportunity for light sources.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Post Gen Con loot

It's been one crazy week trying to play catch up, but I can tell you I had a blast while in Indiana. A good majority of the videos for Beasts of War are getting posted while the others are in production. I enjoyed meeting the industry professionals in the hobby that I love while also setting up some important networking for the future. Coverage photos will be posted as soon as I get them all sorted out as for now let me show you what all I brought back.

Here is everything all laid out. Next time I might have to check a back just for loot.
 Guys from Corvus Belli signed my Paradiso book.
 Got a bunch of stuff from the Cool Mini or Not booth.
 You can tell I have a bad case of shiny syndrome when it comes to minis.
 Added to my Infinity collection.
 The start of a Dark Age collection. Fire Caste looks pretty cool.
Yep that's a Firefly class ship from the upcoming board game.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Con break #2 Gen Con

For trying to keep an update schedule I think I've done rather well over the summer. This week though I will be in Indianapolis for Gen Con. This year I'll be interviewing and filming for Beasts of War. So once I get back be sure to check the blog because I'll once again stuff my posts with news and photos from all the companies you like. 

Be sure to look on BoW's site to see all the videos from this week. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tutorial: how to ship minitures

With the Clockwork Angels finished it is time to get them in the mail and off to Texas for the folks of Clash for a Cure. Having never shipped anything painted before I asked around and got some useful tips to share.

What you'll need is toilet paper, tape, newspaper, packing peanuts, and a nice sized box.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Clockwork Angels showcase.

Here are the Clockwork Angels for the Clash for a Cure event. I'm happy for the opportunity to paint such lovely miniatures and help support a great cause. These ladies will be wrapped up with the utmost care and sent off to Texas. I hope whoever gets them enjoys the work I've done.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Clockwork Angels sunken bases (WIP pt. 2)

After letting the putty set I continued on finishing the bases for these Clockwork Angels. 
 Cleaned up the level of the putty with one of my chisels then started in with some pieces of cork and a little bit of sand. Base color is GW camo green.
 Gaze the bases a few blue/green and green/brown washes.
 The sergeant gets a gog to stand on. I aged the metal by suspended it over a seal container of vinegar overnight. To add to the patina look I also added some pastel powder.
 Here is the results before adding the water effects.
 I used Secret Weapon Realistic Water for the water effects. The results are spectacular and only needed a couple of layers to get the desired look. Some flock was also added to give a moss look.
 And here are the finished bases.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Clockwork Angels sunken bases (WIP)

I've been toying with bases for the Clockwork Angels. At first I was going to do the same basing you see on the PP site, but that's not my style. So while I was finishing up the painting I noticed how the two grunts are just gracefully moving at a fast speed the they barely touch the rocks they're attached to. The idea hit me to make sunken bases with realistic water and these two grunts will be moving so fast that they are whispers to the ground, think of it as watching a scene from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

Here's the progress so far. If you have any questions about what I'm doing, please leave them in the comments below.
I went through my bag of oddities and found some gears and clock bits that I'll add to the bases.
 First step was to hollow the bases. Be careful as you could easily hurt yourself or ruin the base if you not pay attention at this step.
After mixing my putty I cut it into thirds and pressed it into the base leaving a nice cavity. I'll come back after its dried to give it some texture.
Here's one angle testing the height of her rock.
More photos coming soon.