Thursday, December 17, 2015

Star Trek repaints

Ok, Ok its not Star Wars (episode 7 opens in theaters today!), but I needed an update for this week and these are next in line. A commission done back in 2014. The idea was to repaint the ships in colors more accurate to the clients specifications. Not a whole lot of extra detail done, but going more for tabletop quality. These ships are from Wizkids line of Star Trek Attack Wing game. Lets take a look!

IKS Koraga a K'vort

IKS Maht-H

IKS Nesh'Var

IKS Ning'tao

Group shot

Well I hope you enjoyed this latest blog post update. Many more yet to come as I still have a backlog of my backlog. Lets hope I can keep this momentum going over the holiday coming up and into the new year!

Until next time.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Farrow Power

Welcome back!

Another week, another blog post update! This week is a short one, but covers two of the Farrow characters for the Minions army from Hordes by Privateer Press. These were another project completed last year, and just now getting around to posting.

Helga the Conqueror

Painted to a quick tabletop standard, this Warlock is ready for battle using some colors from Cygnar army.


Maximus is a solo warrior that the client had his own base for. He also wanted the blood spewed everywhere, hence the gore splattered upon the...everywhere.

Currently, painting wise, I am working on the newest release for Minions, the Meat Thrasher! Although at the same time I am attempting to finish up some Stormcast Eternals for an Age of Sigmar game coming up. Also the  Hoarluk Doomshaper epic model,, you get the idea.

Until next time readers, keep them drybrushes dry, and the wet blends wet.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Time in the West

Welcome back readers!

     Its been a while, but life has been busy (as usual). I have accumulated soooo much painting and the backlog is even bigger now! I still have some great pictures to show you from this year, and even back from 2014! No doubt it will even span into next year as we are 30 days away from that. I thank you if your still reading these updates, or even visiting here from time to time.

     This week we will take a look into some western style miniatures from Gang Fight Games for their game, Blackwater Gulch. This batch was a commission for a local, and I think we all know who they are supposed to be, but let me introduce the...

Tranquility Crew

Nice right? Lets take a look at each member closer.

Captain Reinholdt

Adam James


Reverend Sheppard

Dr. Simmons

     With the bases, I used your basic sand grit and Secret Weapon Pigments layered and dry-brushed to represent the mud earth they may come upon in the old west. After this commission, I did pick up a gang box of all ladies for myself, but have yet to get around to painting them. The sculpts for the game are nice and they even have other "iconic" figures in the set.

Lets hope my next update comes quicker, I have plenty to show what I have been up to!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Nightmare Teddy

Welcome back! Another update today, trying to keep in sync with a schedule here, and we have something special.

Wyrd Miniatures makes some great miniatures for their tabletop game Malifaux, they always have. More than recently they moved to plastic, like many of the other companies, and started introducing "Nightmare" versions of different models. An alternate sculpt if you will, "nightmare" versions usually look meaner and more intimidating than their regular versions.

     So for this show and tell, I present a commission piece, the Nightmare Teddy! Now, the client already had a base concept in mind to match the rest of his crew, so I was just to paint the model and leave the base which would be attached later.

Nightmare Teddy

 Let's start off by the evil clown appearance of the face. Yes, going for the Prince of Crime himself, Joker! even topped with the leaf green for the hair, and look at that beautiful smile!

 Covering the body in patch work fashion, I had the idea of all the nightmares, the opposite of the Care Bears (remember them?) So Nightmare Teddy has patch-worked the torn apart care bears skin, making them his own, a true nightmare.

Attach some blades for his fingers and toes, and hes ready to welcome you to the dream world.

All in all I had a blast painting this figure. Everything from concept of his color to the finishing touches brought an evil grin to my face. And I must say, looks pretty intimidating across the table.

Hope you enjoyed my share. Until next time, keep that palette clean!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Little bit of IKRPG pt2

Welcome back readers!

Last week we took a look at some of the miniatures I did up for some villains for my Iron Kingdoms Role Playing game from Privateer Press. This week we will look at the three more of those. I do enjoy painting with a purpose, aside from an army to field, and painting individual things (mostly to fit a feel) is my favorite. Even if I got out of my way for that special look for an individual character.

Trollkin Warrior
He was the beat stick of the villain group. A lean, mean, fightin machi..well troll. This is the Fennblade Officer from the Hordes side of Privateer Press, a perfect look at a pissed off trollkin.

 His tartan colored black and white, going for a special mercenary look to show he has no tribe to belong to, fit the rest of the groups feel.

Greylord Escort
This guy...well he was a bit of a last minute rush. In our game he was a junior warcaster, not quite full fledged. He was aligned with Khador (as the model suggests). The eyes were left white for he was in the middle of casting a spell.

 His staff was actually modified, the axe top, from another miniature (cant really recall which one though) and painted blue to represent his ice magic abilities such as Khador casters are known for.

'Jack (the warjack)
Nice name. 'Ol Jack here was a personal project of mine. I wanted to show that you could mix and match part off of the various warjacks for the Mercenary faction of Warmachine, and I succeeded! Building a warjack in game, you can use various parts from other warjacks and truly make it you own, and with different mechanics (skills in the game) you could build you own parts.
 The head was custom built by me using green stuff and a small wooden ball as the centerpiece. Took me a while to get it just right, but turned out just as I imagined it.
 Various painted on tattoos to give him the pirate feel. Along with different colors on different parts and the salted rusty look because he is old and around sea water so much.

Honestly 'Ol Jack here is one of my favorites, but he was a costly bugger to build. Luckily Privateer Press has a parts store for most of their models so it was just a design what I want and assemble. Pretty fun for me.

So there you have it. There were another 3-4 models that were part of the story, but they (the models and story) never got finished. Some day I may get around to painting them up as well, but that list is growing (as are the updates to do here). We will see what I can work on when, and next time we will have something big for you (I hope).

Until next time, keep those brushes clean!