Friday, May 29, 2015

Harlequin Skyweaver WIP #1

I'm starting a test piece for a possible Crystal Brush entry. It's a Harlequin jetbike with H. R. Giger inspired freehand all over it. The main colors will be Mardi Gras colors, purple, green and yellow.

It's a bit hard to photograph properly right now do to how dark it is, but it should start showing up better in the next update once I add lighter shades and highlights.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Painting firsts

So for the first time in my 3 years of painting I got a piece into the "New and Notable" section of CMON.

And it was promptly down rated from 9.1 to 8.8 lol. Getting something in there is pushing me to get all my work up that high. Time to start painting!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Scenic Base Inspiration part 1

I like to use a lot of reference photos when painting, it helps me to see things that my non-artistic mind can't visualize on its own. And they're especially useful when building a scenic base. Seeing how moss grows on rocks, how plants over take fallen trees and man made objects, how water flows around rocks and trees. All very helpful. Recently I took a short vacation which included a trip to a botanical garden, I was able to get many great photos that can provide inspiration for fantasy and historical scenic bases. There are too many for one post so I'll break them up.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Siegfried von Feuchtwangen showcase

Here is my version of the Teutonic Grand Master XIV C. model from Pegaso Models. I painted him as Siegfried von Feuchtwangen who was the 15th Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights. He served as Grand Master from 1303 'til his death in 1311.

You can vote for this piece on CMON here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Koth-Yan WIP #2

First a little more history on this guy. He was sculpted by Bob Olley who worked for many companies over the years, including Games Workshop. He was there in the late 80's early 90's sculpting under the Citadel/Iron Claw name. He sculpted a lot of stuff for them; Chaos, Beastmen, Dwarfs, Orks, Genestealers etc. But one army he did truly stands out, kind of, they're pretty short. He sculpted the now retconned Squats. And he still does today, now called "Scrunts", you can find them on his website here. So if you ever find yourself wanting to play Squats in 40k again, have no fear, you can!

Now, on to the pictures.

And don't worry about the few hard to scrape off mold lines, the varnish trick will fix them right up.