Protectorate of Menoth: Vanquisher

datetime September 25, 2014 8:11 pm

I don’t take on as many commissions as I used to these days. Painting for other people is time consuming and you have to try and complete the project within a reasonable timeline. This is something that I’m terrible at. Besides that, I have many projects of my own that I want to finish up and many more that I’d like to start. This isn’t to say that I don’t take on commission work, far from it, but I’m much more selective of what I’ll paint and the number of projects that I’ll take on at a time. Painting for other people is fun but not nearly as much fun as painting up a mini for myself.

The Vanquisher was just a random model I wanted to work on. I had no particular reason paint it other than it caught my eye as I was going through one of my cabinets.

Vanquisher

Space Wolves: Blood Claws

datetime September 21, 2014 9:36 pm

I just finished reading Prospero Burns by Dan Abnett. A great read that gives you some back story on the Space Wolves chapter. I found myself inspired to paint up some Blood Claws to add to my slow growing list. More on the way… unless of course I get distracted by something else.

Blood Claws

It’s been a little busy

datetime September 7, 2014 10:38 pm

Real life has been kicking my ass lately. It can be tough to find steady time to paint when things go south. Such is life.

This Warp Wolf is another one of the many unfinished models to finally get some attention. It’s easily one of my favourite models in the Hordes line. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out even though it doesn’t look exactly as I had originally planned. I was shooting for a medium grey in the fur but I just kept going lighter and lighter with the highlights until it ended up looking nearly white. I probably should have started with a much darker grey base and moved up from there. Either way I really like it.

WarpWolf

 

Warhammer Fantasy: Wood Elves

datetime July 3, 2014 8:40 pm

Since I’m on a new Warhammer Fantasy kick, I thought I’d dust off some forgotten Wood Elves. These were painted just after the last edition of the army book came out. I think they look pretty decent considering how long it was that I last worked on them and yes I do know the one horse looks a little too yellow. I have no idea why I chose that colour. Anyway let’s see where I go from here…

Glade Riders

Glade Guard

Glade Guard 2

 

 

A Relic and some old Bones

datetime June 21, 2014 11:08 pm

I have the attention span of a magpie. I move on from one shiny thing to the next. As a result I have dozens of half finished projects on the go and very little near completion. This leaves me without much to blog about on a regular basis. This is why there is so much time in between posts. I guess I shouldn’t complain. I’m having fun regardless.

I did manage to complete a few Reaper Bones minis and another Relic bust. The Bones minis can be a little difficult to work on. The plastic is so malleable that you will often get badly bent staffs and sword blades. A small thing to suffer when you take the low price of each model into consideration.

Reaper Bones Evil Fighters

Bones Satheras

Relic Commissar

Happy 10 Year Anniversary to me

datetime May 8, 2014 8:57 pm

Today I celebrate 10 years of marriage. We’ve actually been together for just short of 18 years now. It’s hard to imagine someone putting up with all of my bullshit for that long. I wouldn’t have done it but I’m glad she did.

pic3

 

More mini busts for Warhammer 40k Relic

datetime May 4, 2014 7:47 pm

These are game pieces for the board game Warhammer 40K Relic. I’m amazed at how much fun I had painting them. They provide a refreshing change as opposed to the typical 30mm miniature. All I need to do now is finish up the rest and give the game a try.

You can check out the other completed mini busts here.

 

Relic Game Pieces

 

 

Warhammer Fantasy: Daemons of Chaos!

datetime April 24, 2014 11:11 pm

It’s been a while since my last update so I’ll try and make this one count.

So after 20+ years after my last game, I finally decided to get back into Warhammer Fantasy. The big question is how? I’m not a rich man so the idea of building a new army from the ground up is a bit daunting. My best bet was to jump into my massive of collection metal and actually see what I have on hand.

Apparently quite a bit it seems and most of it was nearly painted too…

56 PlagueBearers

 A core unit of 56 Plague Bearers

Proxy Beasts of Nurgle

Chaos Spawn proxied for Beasts of Nurgle

Plague Lords

Two generations of Great Unclean Ones. The smaller one will rep a Daemon Prince.

 

I’ve attempted to build an army a number of times so this is a combination of various models that I’ve collected over the years. All together I have about 1400 points of Nurgle goodness and all it really needed was some touching up to bring it up to date and themed bases to tie it all together. Not bad!

Now all I need to do is fill out another 1000 points and I’m good to go. That shouldn’t be too hard. I have an Epidemius model kicking around here some place and a big pile of Nurglings. Then there is the two untouched boxes of Bloodletters, some Flamers and Screamers, Flesh Hounds and more…  good times ahead!

Reaper Miniatures: Karzoug Runelord of Greed

datetime March 6, 2014 8:00 pm

 

This is another one of those models that I started painting years ago. I have no idea why I do it. I start a model, get it to the threshold of being finished and then leave it laying around… for years. I’ll chalk it up to having an attention span of a magpie. On to the next shiny thing…

Karzoug

Breaking out of a slump

datetime February 27, 2014 9:23 pm

I feel as if I’ve made some improvements in my mini painting. I’m much happier with the way my recent models have turned out. These new ones are no exception.

Every so often you hit a plateau as a painter. You get to a point where everything seems stale. A slump. I don’t feel as if my work had evolved much in the last few years and it was getting pretty frustrating. Thankfully I think I may have gotten over that plateau and made a small improvement. All it took was for me to take a look at what other mini painters were doing and take from them what I liked and incorporate it into my own style.

Let’s see where things go from here…

Ishara

Galladon

Seltyiel Conversion

Click on them and they get a little bigger…

Privateer Press: Swamp Troll

datetime February 2, 2014 8:27 pm

This one is a disappointment. Actually I’m not even sure what the plan was but this isn’t a very satisfying project. I just don’t feel like I did it the justice a cool model like this deserves. Ah well, I suppose I could just paint up another one…

 

Swamp Troll

Better late than never

datetime February 1, 2014 8:42 pm

These have been complete for some time now. I’ve just been too lazy to take the photos and post them.

The gnome at the bottom was a player character for an ill fated campaign that I was a part of. I got talked into playing it by the DM. I should have known better but I was new to Pathfinder at the time and I assumed the DM knew his stuff. He didn’t. I guess it didn’t matter in the end as the campaign did eventually, thankfully fall apart.

Laurana

Orc Warrior

Dantrag

Balto

Malifaux: Children of December Faction

datetime January 11, 2014 7:51 pm

I’ve never been much of a miniature games player. I’ve always had the intention to pick it up again but I rarely follow through.. Warhammer Fantasy and 40K are too expensive at this point. Warmachine is good but the guys at my local store have been playing for years. Too daunting. There are other games out there but the player base is limited. So no mini gaming for me. On a whim I thought I’d give Malifaux a try. Cheap to start, original concept and amazing models. What more could I ask for? Two games later and I’m hooked. This is the game for me.

For my first faction I chose the Children of December. I haven’t completed the standard Rasputina model yet but I thought I’d share the finished part of the crew. It’s not quite my best work but they’ll look good enough on the game table.

Rasputina Faction

Rasputina Avatar

Privateer Press: War Hog

datetime December 15, 2013 8:32 pm

I fell in love with this model the first time I saw it. Part pig, part cyborg, part Frankenstein’s Monster. Very cool. This is one of those models that you have to force yourself to stop painting. I could have gone on for hours adding more detail. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end so I made the painful decision to call it a day. Not an easy thing to do when you’re having fun.

The best part of working on this model was using my new airbrush. The Harder & Steenbeck Infinity did not disappoint and I couldn’t have picked a more appropriate model to break it in with. Good times.

WarHog

 

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