Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Prodigal Son Returns!

It makes me sad that I haven't even looked at this blog for over three years now. But I'm back finally! At least I hope I am...

Snapped a few photos of my Blood Angels successor chapter that I've been working on over the last year or so. I haven't painted any of it yet, but almost all of the modelling has been completed. I wrote a brief overview a long, long time ago...

Amongst the stars once battled a great barge commanded by a Black Templar successor chapter that had lingered too far into enemy controlled space. The chapters strength dwindled slowly and surely as they campaigned for hundreds of years, further into out reaches

And that was all. Man I suck at finishing anything! Well here goes another project. I'm side-barring my Orcs and Goblins army until I finish this army, which is another project I never really got far into painting wise. Following are the pictures of the Blood Angels as they stand:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Been Busy

Sorry I haven't updated for a while. I've been working on a few projects, but mostly I've been trying to get my real life in order. Recently got engaged and plan to be married within the next few days. I'm working on a few different projects right now.

At the moment I'm working on my Aurloks for Alkemy, which I plan to finish before the end of next month. I'm also starting to pull together my Orcs and Goblins army for Warhammer because with the release of the new rulebook. I also finished the goblin that I posted a WIP of before. Here are two quick photos.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

My First Gaming Table

Finally! I've finished the table except a few minor touch-ups. Enjoy!

The Bishop is Coming!

I used 2" thick pink foam insulation for the main three pieces of board which measure 2' x 4'. I used a mixture of small basing rocks and lots of Elmer's glue for the texture. Used one thick coat of chocolate strawberry colored for the base color and flocked with standard issue model grass, which I highlighted with some enchanted forest green.

I decided against painting the sides black to save on costs. All the materials cost somewhere around $100. For the riverbed I followed the instructions from the White Dwarf article I mentioned in my WIP post.
Thursday, July 8, 2010

Gaming Table Update

Almost finished with my table!

The article from White Dwarf that inspired this gaming board.

Before painting

Mostly done painting

Going to pickup resin tonight for water and also going to put highlights on grass. After everything is dried I will hit it a few times with some layers of spray-on adhesive for the final protective coats. Should be ready for gaming in two days.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Interchangeable Gaming Boards


Currently in the process of making a gaming table made of three interchangeable 2' x 4' boards. I've always wanted a personal gaming table at my home. I'm tired of playing on my dinner table with books and random proxy items for terrain.

The first board has a small hill at one end with a creek coming out of it that goes all the way to the other side of the board. I plan on using a transparent resin to give the creek some water, which should be fun.

The second board has hill in the middle and the last board is just a few small hills. I will take some progress pictures soon and post them before I start painting. Right now the last layer of glue is drying on the different grades of basing sand along with the glue for the pebbles in the creek bed.

This is an idea that I've had for some time now and finally I have the time and space available to make this project work. Now to sit back and relax while I wait for the next step.
Friday, June 25, 2010

Les Enfants de L'Autumne

Placed an order for Les Enfants de L'Autumne from Tor Gaming. Decided that I should get it while it was still available.
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dragon Painting Competition WIP

Been working on a few items right now. The main attraction is a piece that has to be finished by the end of next month (July). The theme for the competition is to paint a magician of some sort.

I dug around my Orcs and Goblins army that I haven't painted yet and found an old Night Goblin shaman. After some sketches I decided I would make a small display for the miniature. RiRiWillow mentioned that I should somehow make it so I could use the piece for gaming too. So I made a stone that the goblin stands on that also can be removed and placed onto another base.

A Tiny Taste

The stones and base were made out of Sculpey. After I cooked the clay I whittled it down like a piece of wood, trying to get some neat edges and create a little story for the stones. I based the miniature with a mixture of two types of grain, which will mostly be covered by thick grass. I'll go into more details when the piece is finished. I intend to prime the whole ordeal quite soon.