perjantai 9. maaliskuuta 2018

Bits and Bobs and Pics

Hello again! I've been absent for some time now, and unfortunately I've not get anything ready.

Only things that have seen some progress are random sculpts. I've been taking pictures along the way to share with friends, and now I paste them here in random order.

Shield motif for my Immortals.

Tomb Kings plastic shield that was perfect size for the dwarfs.

Backside WIP.

Skull head for my Infernal Engine.

Trying to get the beard right in Photoshop.

More Infernal Engine.

It will have a voice! 

Bolts and nuts for artillery and such.

Franken-taur made of Mantic lower half, 90's GW upper half, Russian Alternative weapon, and some gray stuff to mask the seams.

Backstabber Hobgoblin. Skaven Plague Monk body and Night Goblin head with self made weapons.

More heads for Hobgoblins.

Photoshopped this guy to run as a candidate for my Kadim Incarnates.

maanantai 6. marraskuuta 2017

PED Challenge #2

Here's a PED Challenge update.
It's been two weeks since the start, and the only thing I got ready are these five guys, and half of a movement tray. The Gunnery Team got also finished, didn't take a pic though.

From left to right: 2 Hobgoblins, 2 Blunderbuss Warriors, 1 Disciple of Lugar.

This time the "Every Day" aspect didn't go so well. These finished guys are actually made in 9 days instead of 14. So this Challenge might also be going for 3 weeks like the last one.

Hobgoblin hats, movement tray texture, and top right there are few self made daggers ready to be cast as weapons for Backstabbers.

The movement tray has some work put in it too.
I first made a cool texture using cork sheet, molded it, and then cast it with liquid plastic. Then I took a polystyrene sheet and adhered a sheet of rubbery-magnetic sheet on that. Then I cut the cork texture cast to fit the sheets, and painted it like I paint my bases.

About the Hobgoblins: Those are made by combining new Stormvermins and older Goblin parts. I'm also going to equip each one with a hat. Those painted heads came just from a sprue, but I have made some additional ones, as seen above.

I guess this project is all about the hats...

maanantai 23. lokakuuta 2017

Paint Every Day Challenge 2: Paint harder

Hello again!

Last time I said that I'd take off a week or so from painting, but took a month.
This time I thought to go one week more than last time. Four weeks of painting straight up.
I'll be starting today (monday 23.oct.)

Here are some chosen minis to go with. From top left to right:
Greater Bull with the rider, Regular bull, Lammasu and rider, 3 Anointed Bull Centaurs.
Below them are: Mage lord, Fighty lord, 1 Lugar guy, 2 Hobgoblins, 8 Blunderbussers (and a movement tray!), 3 Warriors, 3 Citadel Guards, 1 weapon team crew that was missing the last time.

I will not finish all of these, and I will build additional minis to be painted as I go. I just wanted to take a random picture to go with my PED#2 update of the stuff I got built.

torstai 14. syyskuuta 2017

PED Challenge (0 missed days)

I'm spent. I got pretty much every Chaos Dwarf colored I had glued together. Now I need to take a week or so to just prep more guys to be painted.
I do have some monsters and bigger stuff ready, but am so scared of actually starting them, fearing I'm gonna mess them up somehow (and I've not decided their colors either).

Here's the last thing I got painted. A Gunnery Team, or at least half of it. I've not decided what I'll give the other dwarf to hold on to. The pebble funnel at the top is also still unpainted.

sunnuntai 10. syyskuuta 2017

PED Challenge (0 missed days)

Three more dorfs. Two more Citadel Guardians and my first Blunderbuss Warrior at the ready!

The Blunderbuss Warrior took its time, because I really wanted to have it perfect. The goofy old 90's blunderbusses were one of the reasons I fell in love with the Chaos Dwarfs, and now I got them mixed up with my modern Russian Alternative miniatures!

Next up is something different.

All of the painted Citadel Guards.

perjantai 8. syyskuuta 2017

PED* Challenge (0 missed days)

Well, actually one missed day, but it was a force majeure situation. I made a deeep cut in my finger with the x-acto knife while converting my Dwarfs.
Don't worry though, I will try to make more convoluted excuses to keep my missed days at zero!
(* Paint Every Day means every day that I've not scheduled anything else to do, or have something semi-urgent come up.)

Well here's a picture of the Warriors once again. There's two more of them, and its starting to look like a real unit!
Behind them are two more Citadel Guards and next to them is a Goblin by Mantic Games.
I wanted to have my Hobgoblins made of them, because they have fun faces, are cheap, and they have good variety of weapon options available.
The downside to those fuckers are aplenty. They're made with PVC, which is a bitch to work with, and they have awful details (I'm thinking because of the PVC). The sculpts are also pretty bad, and I'm not sure which parts are which. All these make them awful to paint.
Also, they do not resemble Hobgoblins that much. They are supposed to taller and lankier than normal Goblins.

So my quest to find the best plastic Hobgoblin stand-ins continues. I'm currently looking at Storm Vermin bodies combined with older Goblin parts (GW and GW). Like this.

I'm currently still painting just infantry dwarfs. I can say however, that the next one after those two is something different. They are still under the knife, but I think I'd get them ready early next week.

sunnuntai 3. syyskuuta 2017

PED Challenge (11 or 12 days)

12th or 11th day of not skipping a single day of painting. The main thing is that it's been zero days of not painting, so I'll be using the days-skipped metric from here on out.

I just finished the three Citadel Guards. Took a picture of them, but seems that I took it too close for comfort. The attention I'm giving these miniatures does not go well with how close I took the shot. I try to be better with my photography.

These three are also a bit boring looking by comparison, since the limited color palette and not showing their faces. But the plan of differentiating them from the Warriors worked out pretty good.