Monday, January 8, 2018

ShadeSpire


My group has gotten really into ShadeSpire recently, and I've been swept up in it myself. Got the set and both expansion Warbands in early December, and just finished painting them all up last weekend, just in time for our Sunday game day. It's been a long time since I got this inspired to paint something, and even tho they're not perfect, I'm happier with them than I've been with anything I've finished in quite some time. The rest of this is basically just a huge pic dump with a bit of commentary, so it's going under a cut.


Monday, December 25, 2017

Merr Chrismas


I kind of crashed after DreadTober, blog-wise. Still been doing hobby stuff, just haven't had the energy to get it photographed and posted. Hopefully more coming soon here, my Escher gang (The Violet Hellcats) are getting close to done. Until then, merr Chrismas!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

DreadToberFest!

Just a quick shot of what I got painted this month. I'll do more photos, probably on the weekend, but wanted to get a "proof of life" photo up on the last day. I started with 8 built or mostly built Walkers, and ended up getting 4 of them painted, plus another that I hadn't included in my original group, which nicely hits the goal I had set for myself. They all still have more work I'd like to do at some point (particularly the Nurgle Helbrutes), but are absolutely good enough to put on the table.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

DreadTober: Into the Home Stretch

Pretty solid work lately. This is actually where I was at the weekend, I've just been lazy about getting it posted. The Alpha Legion Contemptor is done for now. Still needs some more work on the base, but that's easier to do when I have a bunch of them, so it's waiting until I have a couple of Squads done as well. I also want to get some insignia on there, but my hands haven't been steady enough lately.  The main metal layers are done on the SphinxFiend and the DG Helbrutes. I've since started blocking in the blue and green respectively. I'll let the pics take it from here:




That's it for now. Back to trying to not blob Caledor Sky all over that gold. Until next time, y'all have a good one, y'hear!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

DreadTober: A New Challenger Appears!

So, even tho it wasn't one of the Models I put forth at the start of the month, Sunday evening I got the urge to paint up the Librarian Dread that had been sitting around primed for, idk, a couple of years, probably. There's a lot of bits of touch-up and a few little details that want more work, but I'm more than content to put it on the table at this point. I'm also really not happy with the Force Weapon, but I'm sick of fighting with it, so it's staying like this for now.

I hadn't realized how bad my pot of Ceramite White had got until I cracked open the new one. The Mechanicus symbol was so much easier than it would have been.

The gems and lenses are all done with the GW gem technical paints, except that I just use Blood for the Blood God for the red, since it works and I don't have to buy another paint that way.

Not sure why the Librarian Dread has a parchment right where the Chapter Symbol should be shown. I just put the Crimson Thunder Chapter Symbol on the parchment instead

I also want to go back in and get some more definition on the sigils in the book. On the left is the Elder Sign, from some of the Cthulhu Mythos spinoff stuff, and the right is a Norse rune used for defense and protection.
I should have some paint on the SphinxFiend and the two Nurgle Helbrutes to show you by this weekend, and the Alpha Legion Contemptor Mortis is coming along nicely as well. Until then, y'all have a good one, y'hear!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

DreadTober: Fiends!

Mostly been working on the two ForgeFiends this week. Haven't got as much done as I would have liked, but I did get some of the tricky stuff that I was worried about out of the way, so I'm pretty happy with the results.
The Plasma Head still needs some greenstuff work around the bottom, but the rest is ready to prime

The base is going to be done with Martian Ironearth/crust

This guy still needs some basing work, as the weird way the original owner did the rear legs means it won't sit flat

Gonna bust out the cork and get a bit of a slope going for it to stand on
That's it for now. Until next time, y'all have a good one, y'hear!

Monday, October 9, 2017

DreadTober Update

Not very visually impressive, but in addition to the obvious basecoat on the Contemptor, I've done a bunch of work adding magnets to the two Fiends, and drilling tons of little pockmarks on the DG Helbrutes for corrosion pitting.

The regular Fiend just needs some work done on a base, and then it's ready to prime. The SphinxFiend needs something to help keep the left arm gun from rotating so freely, and I need to figure out what I want to do with the head. Nurgle Helbrutes are ready to re-prime, and the Contemptor needs a green wash, and then I'm going to start picking out details on it.