Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Another Chaos Space Marine

In the quest of getting rid of the never ending pile of unpainted minis, I pulled out another Dark Vengeance marine and started slapping paint on it. I'm mostly using it to practice for many techniques. Still trying to get better at NMM and battle damage. The mini also has some unnatural skin, leather and cloth to work on.

In addition to this piece, I'm still working on the Ren bust and two pieces for this year's Golden Vinci contest (put on by The English version of the rules aren't up yet. I know we're not allowed to post final pictures of our entries until after the contest, but due to a poor Google translation, it's unclear if we're allowed to post WIP photos or not. So, I'll hold off on showing what I'm working on until the English rules are posted and it's cleared up.

Here's the progress on the marine so far:

Friday, May 27, 2016

Francois l'Olonnais "finished"

Here he is, all "finished". I put that in quotation marks because he technically isn't. It wasn't until I took the photos, uploaded them to CMON and showed them on a few other social media sites that I realized I spelled his name wrong on the name plate. There are two N's in l'Olonnais, so I'll have to correct that at some point. But the model itself is done, and that's the most important thing. So here are some mostly final shots.

Up next: I'll continue on the Ren bust, I'm working on the Queen of Death from Figone (part of the Figopedia Indiegogo), and inspired by David Soper's brilliant Nurgle squad at this year's Golden Demons, I'll be doing a name plate for the Abyssal Warlord.

Monday, May 16, 2016

French Buccaneer WIP #3

Work continues on the Frenchman. He has a second arm now and his cape is more fancy. Progress has slowed on him a bit as my painting time has been greatly cut into recently and when I do paint I'm mostly touching up already done areas. It's getting close to the end though, all the large areas are pretty much done. Here's where he stands now:

Saturday, May 7, 2016

French Buccaneer WIP #2

Work continues on the Frenchman who terrorized the Spanish in the Caribbean. The updates this time include; a second leg, leather belts, gold trim, a hat, freehand started on the shirt, the base has some paint on it. So, here you go:

Sunday, May 1, 2016

French Buccaneer WIP #1

It's time again to start another project. This is a 75mm model from Pegaso Models, it's of Jean-David Nau aka Fran├žois l'Ollonnais. He was a French pirate/buccaneer in the 1600's, one of the most ferocious pirates of his time, he earned the nickname "the flail of the Spanish". In one account, as written by Alexandre Exquemelin: "He drew his cutlass, and with it cut open the breast of one of those poor Spanish, and pulling out his heart with his sacrilegious hands, began to bite and gnaw it with his teeth, like a ravenous wolf, saying to the rest: I will serve you all alike, if you show me not another way." Not long after this incident, he was captured by natives and eaten himself. Now, on to the figure:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Finished Sanguinary Priest

The Blood Angel model went pretty quickly once I started it back up. It's all done now, and here are the final pics. You can also vote on it at CMON:

Coming up next, you can see my first complete sculpt and how I'll be painting it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Returning to an Abandoned Project

Almost a year ago I began painting a Blood Angels Sanguinary Priest, but it wasn't really doing anything for me. I wasn't having fun painting it and I had other projects I wanted to do. I was fresh off my first Crystal Brush competition and had a lot of plans for the next one. Most of the minis I already had so I just wanted to get to them right away. I put the priest aside and forgot about him. Well, now that another Crystal Brush has come and gone, I have a ton of plans for the next one, again! But this time I told myself to finish what I've started before moving on to something new. Besides more painting isn't a bad thing, every mini makes you better.

So here's where the priest was when I left him:

And now here's everything I've done the last few days:

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Abyssal Warlord Showcase

Here are the final shots of the AWL. A little blood was added, a few things slightly tweaked, and here we are. You can vote on it here

Monday, April 11, 2016

Abyssal Warlord continued WIP

In my last post, you saw the body of the AWL around 80% finished. But you didn't see anything leading up to it. So here I'll do a picture dump of the miniatures before and after what was previously posted. I have to say this was a blast to paint. Trying to do a NMM armor is much easier at this scale than at space marine scale. I did run into some issues with the mini and talked to a few painters at Adepticon for advice on how to advance. I feel that everything worked out great and this is probably my best paintjob to date. In a few days I'll do a final picture showcase. So, here is the process: