Well folks, here’s Vlad3 done up in all his monochromatic glory for the Feat of Service silent auction!
Not much more to say really…What do y’all think?
I’ve been up to my eyeballs in commissions lately, so I figured I’d show them here as to give you guys a break from the usually Menoth-centric offerings.
First up is a figure we all love to hate: Bane Lord Tartarus. This lot is actually for a local player as he gears up for Lock and Load this year, and includes a handful of solos.
I think I’m most proud of how is armor came out. I think it’s perfectly suited to Cryx’s “I don’t give **** ’bout no tarnish” style.
Darragh Wrathe is also coming out particularly well.
This past Christmas I got my stepbro interested into playing WM/H and the faction that interested him was Circle Orboros.
Lucky me, Circle happens to be half of the Hordes 2-player box as we all know. Christmas gift achieved! Something I wanted to do for him was paint up a warcaster for him, but between Templecon prep and other things, it fell by the wayside unfortunately.
I was finally able to this guy done for him, mimicking what little I remember from his scheme (we only started painting the Feral). This thing is going in the mail today.
Little by little, the painting queue will clear…
Sigh…I can believe I’m featuring more filthy swans on my blarg…
This time is a couple of commissions/works for my friend Danny, who is also working on getting his Templecon Hardcore list painted (a list I’m sure to see a lot of, the dreaded eHaley/double Stormwall list).
I mentioned in yesterday’s post how we had a night of painting to try and focus us on getting our lists done (with more possible in the future), but I was also able to help Danny with some airbrushing techniques. His eHaley hadn’t even been touched yet, languishing as bare metal. I could not let this stand, ever if it was eHaley…
Danny showed me this picture from the Prime rulebook and told me that is how he wanted his Haley to look. I thought it would actually be fairly easy to accomplish, so set about to getting it done.
Here’s how she came out. She is still missing the details and metals, but I’ll leave that to Danny.
The painting table is never empty. A situation I’m sure many a wargamer is familiar with.
In my case, my table runneth over with models that need paint. I thought I’d share some of the projects I have going on and talk a little about where they’re heading, how they’re going, etc. I never seem to stay on one project or model long, as I tend to shuffle between many at a time. It prolongs the insanity, but at least I change up so often I don’t get bored!
Let’s start with the big mac daddy at the moment….the Menoth Battle Engine: The Vessel of Judgement!
So I started to do some house keeping on ye olde blog and noticed that while it is still very focused on my painting, it has also expanded to include a variety of other topics (all still pretty related to Warmachine though). Something I still would like to do however is get into more commission work, mostly as a means of funding my own hobby ideas and intentions.
And with that, I created a new site: Rocket Powered Paint Brush! It is separate from this site, although the content will mostly also appear on this blog. I wanted to do this as a means of streamlining the process, so to speak, and keeping that part separate (business-wise) from my nattering here. This way, if you (or someone you know) is interested in some commission work, you can go there and see the good stuff, rather than shuffle through the various posts on Mini Army, Huge Time Sink.
I’m really jumping around in topics on this blarg aren’t I?
That pretty much echoes real life as I keep jumping around different models and armies in my painting. But it’s high time this Stormwall took center stage as it is a commission. Thankfully the owner is away at college at the moment, so he’s not hurting to get it back, which is great because painting a colossal has been a bigger undertaking than I first imagined.
The story behind this paint job is actually pretty cool. The player is painting up his jacks in the colors of the Power Rangers, so I suggested that his Stormwall should be Megazord. It was an idea that was too cool to pass up so here I am making it happen. Below is the pic I’m using as a reference.
The cool thing about it is that I actually get to flex my airbrushing muscle on this guy as my jet black Menoth didn’t really need it. By my estimates this guy is about 30% done. He still needs a few basecoats here and there and I haven’t even touched the arms yet…
My first paid commission piece! This is a test/try out model for a possible larger order of more Infinity figures (Haqqislam I believe).
The client is mostly concerned with matching his existing models basing and he already has a color scheme set for them. On this model, I was free to choose a color scheme for the actual model. I had a harder time with that then I thought…until I took a little inspiration from the card it came with! I missed a line on his pants (easy to take care of) that I can see.
Sooo…I’ve been slacking. Kinda in painting and mostly in updating this here blarg. It’s been hard to stay motivated for my Khador right now since all I have left are basically 2 units to finish painting and our LGS’ (annual?) slow-grow league is about to start on June 16th. I’m ready to try out my Menoth. They’ve been sitting on my shelf since December, so you can see why I’m so antsy.
Anywho…awhile ago I teased my first commission for Paul. Welp, here it is in all it’s completed glory! I really like how this guy came out! Enough yappin’, here’s some pics!