February 21, 2015

Super dungeon explore

have recently started painting the models from super dungeon explore. My kids and I really enjoy playing the game and painted models always make the game more enjoyable. So here is the first model I finished the mighty flinger. 
There will be many more models to paint and enjoy using in the game. 

August 4, 2013

Learning to glaze

I tried glazing for the second time today. I was painting a Cygnar Hunter and wanted to add some effects to the axe. So I tried to use some non metallic metals techniques to add some blue to the steel of the axe. I think it turned out ok for only my second try. Much better than my first attempt but not as good as I would like. I will keep trying new techniques and hopefully some day I will be as good as many of the painters out there. 
Other side
Second side was better than the first. 

June 4, 2013

Harlan Versch

Since I have been taking time to paint some units I thought I would take a break from that and paint one of my solos. Harlan Versch came to mind because he will work for both Cygnar and Khador. Plus I really like his model. He is just a bad ass western priest. He was fun to paint but I had a hard time deciding which shade of brown to use for each layer since he has so many. Anyway here are some photos of what I have done. He is finished except for basing him. I plan to just use some gravel and possibly some small patches of grass, nothing too fancy.

Added a "glamor shot" just for fun. 

June 1, 2013

Take your warjack to work day take 2

This year I would again like to try to get take your Warjack / Warbeast to work day going. Last year was a lot of fun and I think we can have even more fun this year. The general idea is to take one or more fully painted Warjacks or Warbeasts to your place of work.  This could be the office, your work truck, the drive through at mcdonalds, or your break room if your workplace doesn't allow you to bring a Warjack into your normal work area.
The next step is to take a picture or two of your beast or jack interacting with other objects then post these amusing pictures to twitter with the hashtag, #warjackatwork
Be creative and see who can take the funnest pictures and amuse your friends and others. 
This year take your warjack / Warbeast to work day will be on June 21st. So mark your calendar and remind your friends must of all have fun. 

May 30, 2013

Khador Man-o-War Shock Troopers

So I finished painting up the remainder of the Khador two player battle box. I used the same basic paint scheme as the original battle group. I really think these are to a pretty good table top quality. I am not going for more than that with this army, just the basics. I guess if I like Khador after demoing with it I will go back and do some highlighting, or make it look scarred up from battle or something like that. Anywho here is the unit that you have turned here for. 

May 20, 2013

Getting ready for demos

It has been a while again hasn't it?  Well  I wish I could say that I was going to be more prolific in keeping up on this blog but if history is any indicator then I really shouldn't make that kind of promise.
Well I will be doing a demo day at my local game store here in Tooele that just opened a little while ago. So I needed a second battle box to run the demos against. I decided that Khador would be a good faction to pick up for demoing so I found half a two player starter box for a good deal. I didn't want to go with just the studio paint scheme. Not that there is anything wrong with that. But I went with a darker coal black and sanguine base scheme.
I think I got it to a decent table top quality without going overboard. Just looking at the picture I can see a couple things that I missed. They should be quick fixes. I will be painting the man-o-war unit that came with it to match. When it is done I will post some pictures. Anyway comments are always welcome. 

April 19, 2013

Getting back in the painting mode

Well as any accountant knows the first few months of the year are generally filled to capacity for one reason or another. I have just finished up the "busy season" and now have a bit more time to paint. I got myself an air brush and I am quite pleased with how much faster I have been able to base coat models. Today I got three units base coated in about 45 minutes. I made quite a mess and I have found that cleaning the air bush has been more time consuming than I thought it would be. But I know that if I do not keep it clean it won't work for very long at all. I look forward to learning more techniques that will allow me to paint more than just base coating with it. But I do believe that will come with time and practice. Anyway just wanted to post a pic of the units that are on my painting table at the moment. Hopefully I will knock these out this weekend and move on to some solos that I have had my eye on for a while.

January 17, 2013

Washing over primer and the Black 13th

So the next project on my painting table is the Black 13th.  I was originally going to paint all of my Warcasters next but since I use these guys in several of my lists I thought that they deserved to be painted first.  While looking at them it is kind of daunting because they have so much fine detail on them that I really didn't know where to start.  Then I remembered an article written by Tinman XL on his Steam powered TV blog.  He had started to paint a miniature with a lot of detail and he used a wash to help him pick out where the details were just by washing over the primer.  I decided to give this a try, here are the before and after pictures of the primer wash.  I was surprised at how much contrast it added and now I am painting with more confidence that I am painting the right colors in the right places because I can see the details better of what I am painting.  Anyway i just thought that I would pass on this little tip that I tried out and let you know that I think it works well and I will definitely use it for models with lots of detail in the future.
Here are comparison pictures of primer only and after applying a wash.
Comments are welcome.

January 16, 2013

Siege finished

Well I finished Markus Siege Brisbane last night. Take a look. I am pretty happy over all with the way that he turned out. I am still leery about trying to put battle damage on him right now though.  I am going to watch a few online tutorials about that before I give it a try.  If it turns out I will put pictures here.  The way that I am going to base him is just your standard sand with a little bit of grass.  Maybe one of the things that I should learn how to do in 2013 should be some advanced basing techniques.  If I do that I will document my frustrations and successes here.
As always comments are always welcome as well as constructive criticisms.  I have never claimed to be good enough to win painting contests, I am just shooting for a good tabletop quality and I enjoy sharing with others in the hopes that you may like them as well.

January 11, 2013

Painting Siege part 2

Well I made some progress on siege tonight but I am getting too tired to paint so I am heading to bed. I made some progress but still have a bit to do. I will probably finish him up tomorrow. Anyway here are a could work in progress pics.