Heres a little something something im working on for a friend of mine..
Monday, 23 December 2013
Thursday, 19 December 2013
Now that all the heroes are present, ive started them all in earnest.. Ive got different versions of the same character class in case folk want to be able to play multiple characters, or take a whole group of barbarians!
Whats your favourite?
Tuesday, 17 December 2013
A friend of mine wanted a set of 6 slaaneshi themed objectives.. The only requirements were the basic colours, the guitar dude as the focus & the words on the banner.
These are what I came up with!
Sunday, 15 December 2013
Its been a while since ive been able to focus on my warhammer quest set.. I figured that the 40K WarZone Hobbyist paint comp would be a perfect opportunity to slap down some paint!
Turns out I came in first place.. by 1 point!
There were some dam fine entries, be sure to swing by & check them all out.
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Thursday, 7 November 2013
I recently took my pure Nurgle Daemons to the Emperor's Legion tourney at Tin Soldier in Penrith.
It was a great event with a solid turnout. Lots of great games were had by all!
Highlight for me though, was winning best painted!
So, here they are in all their revolting glory!
|I used this guy as a great unclean one.|
|Borrowed this guy from my good mate Luke from Sound of Machines commission painting.|
For those who are so inclined, the army list:
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Im not a fan of this model.. but it was a lot of fun to paint & they are great on the table.
I needed one for a tourney, so I built & painted this guy.
Took me 3 days, start to finish.
Wings & base are removable for transport.
Wings & base are removable for transport.
Problem is, it doesn't fit the theme for the rest of my army (I have other plans for counts helldrakes.. but they are on the backburner).
That means im going to sell this one. If anyone is interested in buying it, get in touch via the comments & we can work something out.
Otherwise, its going to ebay!
This is the first mini that I plan to sell painted.. keep your eyes peeled for more in the future!
Monday, 4 November 2013
|Looks like crap right?|
Something that I see time and again, is people who put a lot of effort into their painting, but who cant do justice to their work when taking photos.
That's fair enough. If you wanted to be a photographer, you'd have started that as your hobby instead. But rest assured, there are some simple steps that will dramatically improve the quality of the photos you take!
First up, the tools you'll need:
All you need is some blue tac, a paint brush or similar, a piece of plain paper (grey is a good colour as its not too dark or too bright) & somewhere with some decent indirect light.
Note: the tripod is optional.
A separate note on lighting: avoid warm or frosted lamps as they will change how the colours of your mini show up.
Get some clear light blubs & point the lamps directly up rather than at your mini.
I use $5 lamps from a discount store with $2 bulbs from the supermarket. I have one set up either side of my desk. Its also worth noting that all these photos were taken at night..
Blue tac your piece of paper to a wall as shown above.
Put another wad of blue tac underneath the paper & stick your hobby tool in it (this helps get the angle of your mini right for the pic).
Place you mini so its in the middle of the paper, above the tool (it should be on a bit of an angle).
Lastly, take the shot:
Get in close.
Keep your camera steady (if you are not using a stand, try putting the camera on a flat surface in front of the mini, or balance it on a paint pot, spay can lid etc.)
Note: be careful your shot only includes mini & background. This helps to ensure that the camera has the white balance & focus correct by reducing the amount of things in the photo.
Cameras these days (even the one in your phone) are so good, that they will do the majority of the work for you if you just give them something decent to work with.
Now, go on & take some good photos!
Friday, 4 October 2013
Okay, so this guy obviously isn't a daemonette.. but he was as close as I could find from what I had laying about.
This is a quick step by step I whipped up to help a mate get his army painted.
One thing that's worth noting is that the key to this technique, is the undercoat.
I have sprayed black all over. Then sprayed at aprox 45 degrees with gray before a final zenithal (90 degrees) coat with white.
All told, this took me only a couple of minutes to paint, including dry time!