Thursday, August 30, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
All this work is on commission, so I will not be painting any of it. I'm instead painting Warriors of Chaos and Vikings at the moment. The conversions require spacemarine legs and bits and Fantasy Chaos Warriors. What I am doing is removeing the chaos warrior legs with a jewelers saw, and then adding the space marine legs in there place also cut with a jewelers saw.
Anyways, the models can be kind of stale, since they are based on the rank and file chaos of warriors. So to make up for that lack of dynamics you need to overload them with detail. So I've added a bunch of furs, beards, hair, claws, chain, and drapings, I recommend clicking on the collage photos to enlarge them.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Below you can see the one Viking on the four wide infantry base. I will have two more vikings that I'm painting separately that I will apply to the base afterwards. The downed viking is simply one of GB Plastics that I have modified and flattened out his backside. The other thing I did with this one is I left off the head and both arms.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Next up Viking Eye Candy.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Since I missed July for some reason I may do two Old Stuffs this month.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Wolves are unleashed. I recently finished reading this book, not sure how I had time to read a book with everything going on, but I started it a long time ago. I read A Thousand Sons previously, and I must say I'm not much of a fan of the Space Wolves and feel for the story of Magnus and his legion. I generally read all of Dan Abnett's Horus Heresy books as I like Dan's writing. That said I could not really get into this book. These two books further my dislike of the wolves, and this story while well thought out was not paced at my likening. I struggled through the first 300 or so pages, and trudged on like I was moving through the deep snows of Fenris. The story finally got better, quickly peaked and then slowed down again. Definitely not a Dan Abnett novel that I would recommend, too slow and plodding, it does however have more tidbits about the developing Heresy and poor Magnus the Red.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Didn't do a whole lot today, but I did model up some casaulties or maybe I should also say victims for my Vikings. These will be added to my bases and movement trays as eye candy for the army. This is something I started doing back in 2008 for my Warhammer GT Best Appearance Khorne Demon army. I think it adds a bit more dynamic look to the whole army by adding a bit of a downed opponent. Plus its a whole lot of fun to do. I didn't take any photos of the stuff just yet, but I will get around to it. For the models I used some left over Gripping Beast Plastics and some of the War Factory Games torsos. For most I left off arms and heads so I can get variety of different bodies with a limited amount of time spent modeling. I just got done pouring the molds, using some Smooth-On molding products, its a 1 to 1 type mix. Depending on workload tomorrow, I may cast some of them. We'll see. I also sat down and made up some shield wall markers, completely stealing that I did from Butcher.