Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bikers ready to roll out

Today, the bikes are essentially done.  I still need to do some weathering on them, but I will probably save that and the basing for until I have the whole squad done.  My next project is 10 Nobz on foot for Shaun Kemp's Ork army which he is taking to the European Team Championship.    Shaun has helped me out with the hobby over the short time I have known him, and I wanted to give something back, so I offered to paint some models for him.  He is a gentleman and refused to not pay.  This means I will just have to do a really good job for him. 

Last weekend I played in a local tournament with my fluffbunny Witch Hunter list.  I did alright, but I had three games against armies I rarely see, so that was a really good bonus.  I ended up winning best painted for the first time in my hobby life, so that was really exciting.

Next weekend the first PLASTIC DUDESMEN that I helped write will be posted.  I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous about it's reception.  I think the comic is really funny, but the internet is a cruel mistress.

I also wrote an article for BOLS about tournament gamers that grind my gears.  I also hope that is well received.  Let me know if you like them when they are posted.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ork Skin Secrets Revealed!

Alright.  So I have been working on some Ork Warbikers lately.  They are coming along brilliantly.  These guys are some of the most underrated units in the Ork codex.  They shoot like crazy, kick ass in melee, and are hard to shoot away.  I have finished with their skin, and their Red parts.  Flames compete.  I also finished the bone effects.

 Here is my ork skintone recipe.  I use similar recipes for any skin tone that is supposed to be more bestial.
Start with Dark Angels Green
Then comes Snot Green on the raised parts
Then I use Snot Green with a touch of Goblin Green
Finally, I paint striae or small lines which go in the direction of the muscle fibers in plain Goblin Green.  I really like the effect.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Marketing. It works.

So I painted some more Lootas.  That's the rest of my squad of ten.  Next I will slam out a few bikers here and see how those go.  I'm kinda excited because I have painted some of the old ork bikers, and those models sucked.  The new ones though, those are amazing.

 Also, those of us who went to Adepticon and signed up early, got a pretty sweet swag bag.  Everyone got a Warmachine starter set.  Mine was Cryx.  I always kind of wondered what the game was like.  Well I decided I was going to find out.  So I need to paint my models up.  I also can't help but doing some custom stuff to these guys.  The warmachine models have a lot of untextured metal plates.  Warmachine Cryx is supposed to be the evil faction, so as a result I want to sculpt some demon faces on the armor plates.

 This guy is one of the dog looking bonejacks

This guy is called a Slayer I think.  I am learning a lot about sculpting faces which is good because I have pretty much no experience in that area.