Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Throne of Skulls 2012

Hello again! 
Below is a snapshot of the armies and games I played while I was at the Throne of Skulls event in Memphis, Tennessee 2012.  It was a very humble and small event.  A lot of the players there were perfect gentlemen and I had a great time even though I went 1-4.  I learned a GREAT DEAL from my opponents.  If you do get the opportunity, please attend an event like this one! 

My Lamenters against my opponent's Space Wolves.  His army was beautifully painted.  He won best painted.

Free beer and snacks?  Yes, please!

The other Space Wolf player I faced.  His army was gorgeous as well. 

The only army I beat at the event, Raven Guard.  Pretty good looking army.  My opponent this game was nice enough to give me some pointers in mid game and help me win. 

That's me holding the certificate.  Second place in the pub quiz. 

Some pictures of the layout of the event and one of the trophies.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lamenters project update

It's been awhile since I posted a project update. I have gotten quite a bit done! I am posting these photos as kind of an update to those that follow the blog. They can see below the type of progress I have made at the sort of "half way point". I will post pictures from the throne of skulls as I get them all organized. Enjoy the photos!

Work in Progress shot

Almost finished with a Marine.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Lamenters part 2

Good afternoon everyone,
At this moment I am taking a break to give you a major update on the Lamenters project.  I have until Thursday night/Friday morning to have this army ready for Throne of Skulls tournament which is this Saturday, October 6th. 
Another tester Marine.
One squad will be the 6th Squad.  For those of you who don't know, Lamenters rarely deploy companies, instead choosing squads from their companies so each force is tailored to the specific mission. 
Death Company.  I used the Bloodletter Glaze over the red to really make the red pop out.  I gave him a power sword and a chainsword to give a very fanatical pose.  Bolt pistol on the hip. 
Ok, so I cheated some and did freehand checkers on the backs of some of the sculpted pads.  I think it's clever though. 
6th squad.
The bases are going to be Snow bases with some turf applied to give an early winter.
That's it for now.  I will have more photos possibly later today, as many are in much more advanced stages.  I am painting so fast I can barely keep up with it!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Lamenters Army humble beginnings

Good evening readers! 
Been awhile since I did a blog update but I have big news for everyone.  I had to change my army for the Throne of Skulls because basecoating over 80 Orks was just not happening in that amount of time.  I had about 3 weeks to do 33 Lamenters Space Marines, and this is the beginning of the journey.  Daily I will update and show more progress.  I have about one week left, and I am almost done.  Stay tuned...

Averland Sunset Spray painted on the models

Averland Sunset washed with the new Casadora Yellow.  That is such a good wash for yellow.  This is the basecoat for the yellow.
And that's today's update.  Tomorrow you'll see more basecoating and details done, plus a few finished models (tabletop standard).
Thanks for viewing.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ork Big Shoota

Good evening everyone,

A quick little update on my 1,500 Throne of Skulls / Escalation League army progress.  Below I have included some pics of one of my Ork Big Shootas.  I did some freehand on his flames and some dags on his straps.  More or less just showing off the work.  Enjoy!

My those are some lovely freehand flames you've done to his helmet.

Is it hot in here or is it just these flames on my helmet?

I will gladly show everyone how I did the flames.  It's so easy to do!  I get compliments all the time on them and people assume it's so difficult to do, but all it essentially is... well is just a squiggly line painted and thicked as you go down repeatedly!

Tutorial coming soon. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Good evening,
I am including the latest shots of my warboss from earlier this morning.  I didn't quite get him finished in time for the contest, but I entered him anyway.  He was so close!  I am going to finish him for the throne of skulls tournament.  Whoops, ruined the surprise.
I'm going to THRONE OF SKULLS!!!  Wish me luck, I have to finish my army by the beginning of October!  And I spent over a week working on this guy!  I plan on painting his retinue the same standard.  Anyway, enjoy the pictures.

The verdigris was simple to achieve.  With a base of thinned down stegadon green, you wash the area you want to get.  Then with a fine detail brush add sotek green.  Finish the process with the Temple Guard blue to bring the effect to life!
The battle damage was easy to do.  For battle damage you should use whatever base color you used as the focal point for the scratch/chip/bullet impact and start with a shape.  A slash, or a small cut usually.  Focus on the edges.  Then inside that shape I used the old Games Workshop Color Dark Flesh.  From there add Ironbreaker or Boltgun metal.  Finish with Runefang Silver or Mithiril Silver.

Soon I will go over detailed how to on the verdigris and chipping effect.  Also freehand flames.  But for now I included a quick down and dirty version above.  Enjoy.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Assault on Black Reach converted Warboss WIP

Good evening,

Attached below is my current project I've been working on for a week now.  This Saturday is a local painting contest at my Games Workshop.  The entry has to be one HQ choice.  I have opted to use my Warboss.  He is loosely based off the old masterclass article in White Dwarf some time ago.  So below are pics, I'll just let you enjoy the progress.  All painting was done using the new Citadel Colors.  

Started with the skin and pants first.

Started the painful process of building up the yellow basecoat.

The secret to yellow?  Use several thin coats.  SEVERAL.

And that's all for today.  More shots tonight of the finished product (I hope) plus a major announcement from FPS.  See you later!