Saturday, June 29, 2013

Alaitoc Eldar

Alaitoc Wave Serpent. First finished Eldar model. More to come!

For those interested, I went with GW Bone, Alaitoc Blue (with various blue shades), Yriel yellow, and some other colors:) Think I will go with a different wash for the bone though, go for Sepia instead of the flesh colored one.

Next on the painting table, two flyers.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Skaven, and then the Eldar is coming!


If there's anyone out there still reading, here's my latest work. A Skaven Greyseer on top of a Screaming bell. One fantastic miniature by Games Workshop. Some of their older miniatures aren't too inspiring, but a lot of their newer ones just blows my mind. All Skaven war machines are just stunning (while their old Skaven models are absolutely terribad to the point of me not wanting to field them at all).

This will be the last Skaven painted for a little while since I'm undertaking something quite mad, I am painting up a *new* 40k army! Space wolves you say? Nope! Another Phil Kelly codex, Eldar. I need 1850p fully painted, based, and sitting on a display board by November. Truly insane thing for me to try.

Next up on the cutting block is a Wave Serpent. We're going to see if I can pull of my crazy airbrushed blue idea (Alaitoc, but much smoother, hence the airbrush). The other main colors with be Ushabti Bone and Yriel Yellow. Thinking that the blue will be Alaitoc blue with a darker and a lighter shade on top. I want to stay away from camo patterns of an kind, more of an artistic flair if anything. Tune it to see how it turns out!

After that I have two flyers. One Crimson Hunter (Exarch) and a Hemlock Wraithfighter. The Hemlock is a modified DE Razorwing using the proper weapons left over from the Crimson hunter. I am seriously thinking of building a second CH (since I already own the kit) and maybe I'll convert one more hemlock. Or I'll build a "real" hemlock as well. We'll see how well they'll do on the board first™.

Also have a Fire Prism (kinda sure it's not going to be a night spinner, even if the spinner is awesome. Got enough AI as it is) and a wraith knight coming up, as well as 20 Dire Avengers. So many miniatures, so little time!

Saturday, February 9, 2013


The gray will turn into green and yellow (Iyanden Darksun), but I kinda like the gray. Makes it look like a clownfish though :)

Space wolves

The drop pod is almost done. Missing some weathering and clear coat. I really can't decide if I am only drybrushing on soot or if I go with some brown too. I still have never seen anything that has come from space and gone through the atmosphere.

My guess is that it won't color anything really. If anything it would just burn the paint up :) Metal baby!


Three new brushes, weathering powders for my drop pods, and Roman numerals for my Imperial Fists.

Going to return with a review of the #2 brush. You can order them yourselves for secret weapon miniatures!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Space Wolves

I'm alive! I wonder how many blog posts in the history of writing on the Internet has begun that way, and ended for that matter!

But after getting rid of one gallbladder and four wisdom teeth (wisdom, get rid of them early, hurts more when you are older!) I am now back to painting again. Feast your eyes on what I am up to right now. A Space Wolves drop pod (the first of many, many drop pods!).

I find it hard to decide what colors I should use on a model. I had specific issues with the colors on the fins. Ended up being gold:)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hellpit Abomination

First up, one of my friends, a real life Skaven Warlord. One of my 13 (!) pet rats. Reginald.

The Hellpit Abomination model is absolutely fantastic. I am far from the first one to get his grubby little paws on one, but for those of you who haven't, the thing is a thing of beauty. Goes together way better than one would ever think. Makes me want to just get all the "hero" models Games Workshop is so fond of and paint them up.

Gave my new airbrush another spin. A Badger Krome. It's quite nice and really helps with making nice transitions. Let's face it, I am no good at blending, so this is a good way to compensate for now.

I went for a green mossy look on the stone.

Metal and blue veins.

Tried out two of the new washes, or shades as GW likes to call them. I must say that I am a fan. Flows better than the old ones and looks good. I went straight over the green in the "scars" with the Reikland Flesh so I will go over them again with some green glaze. The new paint line really is better than the old. I like the new metals as well. All of them are really good.

Different angle. Enjoy:) Need to touch up the green with some more yellow highlights, make the warpstone glow!

Thing is, I've got one more of these to put together and paint. Think I need to come up with some way to make it look different. Too bad I can't paint it up like the white one on the cover of the box. That one is absolutely fantastic!