Welcome my friends! My post is a bit early this week, as I am off to Adepticon to spend time looking at and enjoying all the miniatures! I haven't been slacking off though, and have been painting up a storm!
First off, finally made a jaw up that I liked for the grot knight! Transferred the claw over from the ork knight, and packed him up to show off at adepticon (maybe with some queen bee face off shots!)
Welcome back friends! This week showcases the first squad of the finished deathguard. Meanwhile Sincain40k has produced nearly half his army, making even Mordain7th raise an eyebrow! :) I beat Horizon Zero Dawn (Awesome awesome game), which let me get back to the hobby stuff, just in time for adepticon!
So starting with the finished product first (minus the parts that were still drying because I was too excited how it was coming out :) ).
Welcome my friends. Short update this week. Normally Wednesday is my big painting day, but Horizons Zero Dawn came out on Tuesday...so I just played it on Wednesday instead of painting. Oops!
I was able to finish up the bases, and come up with a repeatable scheme. As you saw in the previous post, I painted the bases with a variety of metallics, varnished them, washed them, and then dry brushed a sharp highlight on them. This was to prepare for the powder stage.
Welcome back friends! This week brings us to continued work on the death guard. I got some of my ebay orders in, so was able to get started on the champions as well (my FW bits are at adepticon for pickup!)
So I finished the metallics on the guns, pads, and models. This takes the longest period of time, as I have to brace my brush to have some measure of control, so I stay within the lines. Because the white/cream is shaded, its difficult to cover up mistakes with paint. They look white in the photo, but there is subtle shading going on that pops up at the enamel level.
Welcome my friends. Small but intense update this week. I finalized the scheme of the death guard, and painted another two models. First up, the death guard!
Pretty happy with how they look. They aren't display quality, but they look awesome for the tabletop. The weathering really brought the shoulder pads down, and they look a bit grittier then the photos. (even more so, since this was pre matte varnish). There is also only a few sections which require brush control, the majority of the paint scheme is very loose, which is right down my alley!
Welcome my friends to a most joyous day! I finally have power back to my compressor and paint booth in the garage, and can resume priming and spraying!
To start with, I picked four units from a squad to serve as a test bed. Trying to figure out what techniques will work best for painting their cream/green colors. (haven't tried this before). I kept the shoulders on the sprue because they are beautifully set up for spraying (I taped the ones that were facing the other direction). And also glued the bolters to a sprue for some fine tuned spraying! Then I primed everything grey, which is pretty annoying (because its hard to know what you primed), but works really well for everything.
Welcome one and all! After 30+ hours of painting, I have finished the Mork and Gork knights. One based off a close combat renegade knight, piloted by an Ork, and one covered in guns, piloting by a crew of grots and their squig. Hope you like them! I'll start off first with the finished pieces, like imgur and reddit do!
Welcome my friends! This week is all about the knights, with a bit of Nova auction fun at the end! Grab your grots and scrap and lets dive right in!
Last bits of conversions since we last talked. Someone mentioned the lame imperial exhausts and said I should stompa it up. Well stompa exhausts were expensive...but guess what wasn't expensive...the khorne lord of war super tank choppy extravangza exhausts. Got eight for 3 or 4 dollars. They worked really well to add some height and break up the knighty look. I also fashioned a missile launcher from a taurox kit, and some ork rokkits (it'll show up later in the blog with more pieces). It fit perfectly in the space!
Today is a wonderful day! The Deff Dread is complete. I had to get him to the charity, so had to pick and choose the final hours to spend on him. I concentrated on increasing contrast through panel lines and washes, powders, and metallics. Then went back and had a bit of fun with some different effects...finishing with making sure everything was secured down. I hope you all like him! Remember you can have him for your very own by purchasing a raffle ticket at Nova Open! (all proceeds go to doctors without borders!)
Thanks to the viewership of the blog, (and their constant support), I was able to get many hours of work into the Charity Deff Dread this weekend. It's now only a few hours from being complete. (need to paint some cables, wires, matte spray, then some chip highlights with air steel). I'm so happy with how the dread looks now, as the layers of enamel streaks and washes have pulled out so much texture and detail, that it broke up that monotone bland yellow I had going on. Now it is propa greggles weathered! Here are some shots. (quick update). Will have finished shots/closeups and the knights on thursday!
Note: Black section on the back is primer, as i rubbed it off of the metal hose by accident when doing the chipping part. It's just going to be standard belcher + highlight + wash + highlight. I did want to do a lot more things, but I got politely yelled at that they have to have it this week, so it ships out Thursday morning. (which only gives me a scattering of hours longer to work on it).
Thanks for stopping by everyone! Hope you like it!
Welcome my friends! Bit of a shorter post this week. Had a slew of wedding stuff lately, so time has been a bit restricted! I was able to get working on the enamels, and get some lovely close up shots for you all. I also had some fun working on the renegade ork knights, and coming up with ideas to flush them out.
So first off, started with the powders, enamels, and washes. Also got some closer up shots, so everyone can see how deep the chipping detail is. It never really shows up that well at a distance, but boy oh boy is it awesome when you are seeing it in person!
Welcome back friends. Another exciting week of lets watch Greg paint a single model! This week I finally get the dread yellowed up, and start the chipping process.
Starting with a semi teaser so people read further...ha you all read anyway, you love the dreads! Admit it!
Welcome to Weathering, with your Host Rusty Greggles! This week was a flurry of activity on tiny sections of the dreads base, and his little grot controller Francis.
First just your standard metallics. Bunch of leadbelcher everywhere, being careful to leave some areas which are still dirt. (you'll see why in a bit).
Welcome friends! I'm in full production mode! Since I got past the hobby block of how to successfully mount the Deff dread, I'm been a buzz with activity. Should hopefully have him finished in a week or so to meet my (sorry Dave) late deadline due to my ultra slow painting speeds.
First off, here is the final posing. I can still adjust the arms slightly, but pretty much everything else is knocked into place. I'm currently working on trying to figure out the cable from the grot remote to the dread (you can see the wire in the background), but other than that, the build is done!
Exciting day today everyone! Not only have I been painting like crazy lately, but I finally finished something...and it's my best paint job to date!
As I mentioned before, these models are part of a multi-artist donation for the ork army in Nova Open's Army Raffle this year. Tickets are available online (soon), as well as at the event itself. All proceeds go to Doctors without Borders. So please donate! (it's a tax deduction too!)