Sunday, July 31, 2016

Another WIP On the Desk: More Dark Ages and Saxons

These will be leaving the desk a little bit later today.  Still have some detailing and eyeballs to do yet. 

 Above you see some of the skirmishers that I'm working on, and to the right a couple of Saxons.

Below a few Saxons and a couple of Vikings. 
With the Saxons, I'm going to be using a lot of different paint schemes with them to distinguish them a bit from Vikings.
A Viking berserker worked his way into the mix.  This is a converted Warlord Games model, like the one between the Saxons in the above photo.
 Below is a close up of one of the Saxons.  I really did not use a lot of these colors with my Vikings.  Even the leather is in a different color scheme.
These will get put in the que to clearcoat.  Once I get a big enough batch, I'll move onto doing that and the basing.  Next up.....more....

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

More WIP on the Desk: Dark Ages 40k Inquisitor Knight

Okay so the title makes little sense until you see the pictures.

I've made a little progress on the Inquisitor that has been sitting on my desk.  Getting closer.  The base is looking pretty cool.  I have probably close to 30 miniatures sitting on the desk at the moment.  The previous 35-40 have moved onto storage for clear coating.
The Saxons have started to finally trickle onto the desk.  Really have enjoyed painting them.
 A few more Saxons, some skirmishers, the Old Glory vikings in the center, and few more my Foundry Vikings.  I'm painting a lot of things at random at the moment, just to keep everything fresh prior to doing some more Romans.  This batch has a very limited pallette of colors thus far.  Some will get finished some will get set aside for detailing when I get to using some other colors. 
Thus far most all of those minis have just been based with one metallic color and one rosy flesh color over the base coated flesh.  Probably a couple more nights and they'll be done and I'll put the next big batch on the table.

And its not just miniatures that I'm working on.  I started work on the Stronghold.....errrrr.....Elladan Dark Ages terrain piece.  I really like the looks of this.  Its rather early in the process of paint, but its looking good thus far.
 Below you see a Gripping Beast Viking posed with it.
Almost forgot the Reaper Knight.  Once its finished it will go up on Ebay.
 Here you can see the test piece that I did for painting the old wood.  The dead tree looks pretty good, got a bit further to go on the building.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Alpha Legion becomes the 4Kbench

A blog that I'm following update:  One of the blogs that I have followed for quite awhile is the Alpha Legion now named the 4Kbench.  There is some very good conversion and paint work on it.  Very much worth following:


Sunday, July 17, 2016

WIP on the Desk: Casaulties

The archers, well most of them, have cleared the desk and are in the container for getting shot with clear.  So I'm clearing a few more off of the desk.  Most of these are casualties and markers. 
 I think these all turned out pretty cool.  The bigger pieces are from the Lord of the Rings Mumak base.  I was converting the Mumak as a war mamoth for my chaos army and had no need for the base.  The casualties are however pretty neat.  So I cut up the base with my dremel.
You can see, I started some of the blood effects.  The splatter on the mumak base pieces was done with a old tooth brush.  The rest is done prior to shooting with a matte varnish clear coat.  After I do that I will use a high gloss Tamiya ink over the blood.

 Here you see the next batch of figures on the desk.  Mostly skirmishers and few miscellaneous miniatures.
 I made pretty good head way on them today, getting pretty much all of the clothing done today.  Next up will be the fleshtones and wood.

 Just about done with the figure below.   Soon the Saxons will be moving to my desk.
As always more to come.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Old Stuff Wednesday: 40k Cerulean Templars: Terminator Squad

 Yep, a bunch of OOP Terminators from Cerulean Templars army.  Circa 2002.
 Don't have these models any more.

Monday, July 4, 2016

WIP on the Desk: Archers Part 2

Along with a few other warriors and some priests.  I'm making good progress on these this holiday weekend.  Still have all of the washes and metal work to do yet, but getting close.
 The Conquest Games archers are interesting to paint.  I like the miniatures but the repetition on the cloth gets a little tiring to do a lot of them.  They did a nice job on the areas around the waist, but the shoulder areas could use a bit more folds and relief.  Otherwise I like them.  The faces are pretty cool.
I put a few Foundry and Gripping Beast Vikings in the mix along with the Priests/Monks, just to break up some of the monotony.  Dig the striped pants.  The Perry Priest are really quite cool minis.
 Above and below are few closer shots of the Archers.  They will definitely be a nice addition to my forces.
Hopefully next time you see these they will be done.  Next on the desk will be some Gripping Beast Plastic Dark Ages slingers to further expand my forces.  After that likely the Saxons that I have built.