Sunday, August 3, 2014

On the Workbench: Caeserian Roman Legionaries - In Paint WIP

 WIP on the Workbench is back.  I had a bit of time so, back to some paint work.  I've had these Foundry Romans for quite sometime.  Back before the Plastic Warlord ones came out, I was grabbing blisters of these off of Ebay for a historical roman army.  When I build armies, I normally prefer to work with plastic.  So I built the Imperials instead of these.

But like most Foundry miniatures they are very well done and fun to work with.  They practically paint themselves, and look very nice.  The one thing I've never liked though is how they hold the pilums, but that is just from the way that they had to be cast and I can get over that.

So in the couple photos I have pretty much all of the highlighted paintwork done.  Next I will be giving them a bit of color washes to blend everything and add some shadows.
The shields will likely be painted in a nice matching red color without any icons or water slides/decals.  These will go up for sale once they are complete.  The basing will just be generic earth-tones similar to a couple of the models that you seen base painted in the pics.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Anglo-Danish Huscarls.... 4 More Figs

 Some more of the Anglo-Danish dane-axe wielders. 
Most of them are Foundry minis.  Very generic bases at the moment.

 Pretty fast paint jobs for me, but they turned out quite well.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Huscarls in Paint

So I'm slowly plugging away at getting some stuff done.  I've had these Foundry model for awhile, have a few more of them.

They are not great looking minis, but they are quite easy to paint.
One of the single models below, haven't floc'd the bases yet.  What you are seeing is just my typical mixture of HO Scale railroad ballast and Italian Spice.

As always more to follow....

Friday, July 4, 2014

Viking Berserker

 I'm continuing to expand my Vikings, another berserker was in order.  Much like the other that I built for my Viking army this one was built from a leftover Warlord Games barbarian, with parts from the Gripping Beast plastic Vikings.   
 I'm really liking the new camera.  Soon I will get around to shooting pics of all my Viking units.
 The model has some good dynamics.
 A bit of experiment in green paint also, some I don't paint often.  This is for future projects that have a lot of green in them.
As always more to follow......

Sunday, June 29, 2014

New Chaos Spawn Paint WIP

Well been a while since my last post.  I'm recovering from injuring my back working around the homestead which consequently screwed up my racing for a couple of weeks, but has allowed me some time to sling some paint on a chaos spawn that has sat on my desk for likely 6 years.  As chaos player that likes the looks of spawns, I can never have enough of them.

 I've been playing a bit with my new Nikon DSLR camera, and wow is it something else.  Definitely has more capabilities than I will ever likely use.  The video it takes just about as awesome and the I must say the burst capability is very cool at the race track.

This is the very first miniature that I have photographed with the new camera.  It is likely I will figure out some different things as i go.
 Anyways, onto the miniature.  I converted this one just slightly thousands of years ago and then it sat in primer for a half-life just mutating further.
The paint work matches my current chaos army in detail level and quality.  I still need to work on the eyeballs a bit.  And I also need to add the static grass and such to the base.
 I had a bit of fun on the head.  The rust on the axe I think works.
There you go.  Expect a few more pieces soon....

Monday, May 12, 2014

Purchased a new camera

I purchased a new Nikon digital SLR camera.  Still figuring it out.   BUT since I now hope to be a much better camera since my work camera is not very good and my old Nikon died on me, expect some pictures of Viking army units and figures soon.  I had been holding off photographing them a bit, until I managed to get a new camera.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Dr. Faust Painting Clinic - End of an Era

Having taken a little bit of time off to do some other things has allowed me to think about somethings and where the hobby is actually going. I got up this morning and saw this come across my Youtube subcriptions notice that the Dr. Faust Painting Clinic webpage has been closed. Back in the mid to late 90's when I was just getting started in the hobby this was one of the web pages that helped me out with figuring out some of the painting techniques that I was struggling with. Nowadays, the community has grown to a point where you can find hundreds of web pages, forums, blogs, youtube channels, etc that can help you with every aspect of the hobby. 
I listened to his posting about the closing and see many parallels between where he came from with myself. No, my screen name, did not come from the local bar scene, it was actually from playing Quake on-line with a bunch of college buddies and influenced by Kiss's Psycho Circus. And no, this does mean I'm closing the blog either.
But all that said I really have experienced many of the same feelings over the years and have had many similar run-ins with people that have vehemently disliked my past work or tutorials.  Much of that has toned down since I do not frequent forums as much any more compared to what use to.
Anyways, I thought I would share this with you all, linked below is his youtube announcement.
And I do recommend viewing his channel if you enjoy the hobby or are someone just getting started in the hobby.