You won’t slow me down this year!
Last night I finally got some more progress on painting my Legion. Lately its been all prep work which is easily my least favorite part of the hobby.
I was able to prime Typhon (the most annoying model ever to assemble), some remaining Warspears and loose models, and the rest of my bases I picked up from Secret Weapon (more on those in a bit).
After showing you my previous attempts at Ogrun, I went back to the drawing board (kinda) and reworked the skin on them this past weekend. Behold the fruits of my labors!
Liking the metal…disliking the skin…
Moving on from the Nephilim Soldier featured earlier this week, let’s talk Ogruns and the trouble I’m having with mine.
The reasons for working on an Ogrun model and the Nephilim at the same time I explained in a post long ago (basically the two have all the elements I need to try out). Originally I went with the warchief but for whatever reason switched it up to this warmonger grunt.
The start of something monstrous?
I believe it actually starts on July 8th or so, but I found out (or probably forgot) that anything painted since January counts for this year’s Journeyman League. Not sure if that means all that I’ve painted, or just what I’d doing for the Journeyman…either way, it’s time to break back out the Legion of Everblight!!
Whole lotta pics ahead…
This weekend I worked a bit on some of my Circle stuff. This is more of a pet (eh? eh?) project for me, so I’m not rushing through it and I’m being very particular of my work (more so than usual).
I wanted to share with you all a quick WIP shot of the Pureblood Warpwolf and get your feedback on it. I’m not sure I 100% like how it came out. My process was to coat the whole thing in a regal-ish blue, then highlight with P3 Frostbite, then finally with P3 Morrow White. I was trying to give him a ghostly, icy feel, but I think I over did it on the white. I also think I should have maybe done a layer in between the blue and frostbite.
What are your thoughts?
I also worked on some bases for them using a basing kit I recently picked up and will review from Secret Weapon, here’s a sneak peek:
Eventually, this will look like a piece of a forest…
Yes, the time has come to sadly bid adieu to the Motherland…
My Khador has been sitting on the shelf for the past year or so and my interest has waned in them and shifted towards other factions and/or games. Plus I’m a full fledged Menite now. So my Khador has hit the chopping block. After a sale of the whole lot fell through, I’ve begun to piece out the army. Some is already en route to some local hands, but the others are up for grabs.
If you are interested, you can have a look at the bartertown post here, and either contact me there or here through the form on the this page.
Well, now that the somber part of this post is done, let’s have a look at some new projects I’m starting on. Shall we?
Deathwing up in da Space Hiz-ulk!
This is actually a month or two old, but I thought I’d share it anyway.
As revealed in this post, I’ve started on a Dark Angels Deathwing force for Warhammer 40K. While the desire to play that game pretty much evaporated lately as our league season has kicked back into gear, I still have the models that I like and they are all already basecoated (basically 10 terms and stuff to make a Beliel). It didn’t seem like much to get them painted up and to give me a break from the assorted Warmachine stuff on my painting table. There is just now no rush to get them done.
This is one of those models. The only thing left on him is his gun, which I guess I completely forgot about. Overall I really like the way he came out. I haven’t given him the oil wash I thought I would be giving them yet and I’m not sure I want to now that he’s pretty much done. I tried it on a test terminator and I’m not so sure it came out so great, and it seems to have tinted the whole model…
What do you all think? What can I do to make him better?
IKRPG character Rohan @ about 80% WIP pic
I’ve posted this pic to the forums and other sites, figured I may as well post it here!
Going off my last post about him, I’m finally started to put paintbrush to model as my giddiness to get him done overcame me. He’s pretty much done at the moment. The last remaining items are a custom tattoo I’m going to be doing on the right arm and painting the cloth that hangs at his waist. I’m not quite sure what color to paint that…My original intent was a darker red, but I also may just do it in the Sanguine that I use throughout the figure to avoid bringing too much color into the model…
We’ll see, but he’s going to definitely be finished and sealed for our next IKRPG night!
Tonight is Chapter 6 of our ongoing IKRPG game!
The story is really starting to gain some intrigue and I’m excited to see where it is all going. I feel like I am starting to get the hang of RPGing finally. But this post isn’t really about that, it’s about Rohan, my character!
Our GM sent us a character questionnaire over the weekend which I think was a great boon for getting into not only the story a bit more as it gave us a chance to really flesh out our character’s backstory, but get in the mindset so to speak of our characters. It also really got me hooked on finally starting to put together my character’s model. Up until this point I have been using whatever assassin-ish model has been available, notably one of my Nyss Hunters. That was all well and good (as I love my Nyss Hunters and the paint job I did on them), but I really wanted to make myself a unique model. That’s half the fun right?
Lots of text and pics follow, including some character art drawn by yours truly!
Better pics to come after the Templecon madness…
Here’s one last progress post before Templecon. I have until Wednesday to finish my Hardcore list and it is finally almost there.
Tonight I was able to get all the basing done and flocked. Judicator is done, and the Vessel just needs some minor cleanup and touch ups (partly due to a glue mishap). The Errants are the last bit and they are actually almost done. Some shoulder pads need to be finished and glued on, and the standard bearer is suffering big time from neglect.
With just two more nights to get it all done, I’m feeling confident that I’ll make it..I’d never thought I’d be this close for some reason…