Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Corroded:

The first of The Corroded is done. Of course it was Poxion, the plasma gunner. I have a thing for plasma guns, which kind of makes 8th edition my "glory" edition.  If only I ever got to play.

And then there's Buboa. He forgot his backpack (still in progress)

A friend of mine shared this picture her daughter took in New Orleans.  Obviously, the gateway to The Corroded's clubhouse there. Great reference photo.

And some gratuitous plugging.  Catch me on Instagram RIGHT HERE . Some more in progress stuff and odds and ends that you won't see here.  You can also follow me on FACEBOOK.   Official website (which is still sort of under construction/constantly being added too) THE WYRDWOOD. Lots to come there. A store for stuff, stories, children's books, comics not actually for children plus pages just in case you want the ol' Rednekkboss to paint or draw something for ya! 2018 is going to be a busy, but exciting year. I'm excited to get back to freelancing after a hiatus.

Cheers ya'll!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

From the Workbench: The color!

The color basics are laid in on the first squad (plus a couple) of The Corroded.  Another quick conversion for a hooded champion first.

Chopped him up a bit, took off the ugly face. Snipped in a helmet. Then some greenstuff and a plasma pistol. Champion #2 - for the close combat oriented squad- is ready.  Here's the state of the desk....

I decided to go all in on a slightly different rust approach. It cuts down a couple steps on my old approach, but with these models and this paint scheme its a bit more labor intensive because of the details.  So basically, I start with the dark brown I always use and then moved on to these new acquisitions..... (plus the verdigris technical medium)

Overall paint with the Dry Rust, which is not unlike the GW Typhon Corrosion, but a bit thinner and less "muddy" and more "rusty". It dries very,very flat and looks wonderful on its own. Dry brushing or stippling the Rust over it in varied amounts comes up with a really nice look.

It might be my new "go-to". In the case of these particular models, which generally I like, though I'm not a huge fan of non-multi-pose models, do have a bunch of great details, but can be hard to get to once they are constructed.  Sure, you could paint them in sub assemblies if there isn't too much conversion work involved.... and I may do that with some of the close combat squad.  I'm sure I'll complicate the paint schem with detailing, but if one was wanting to do some really decent looking table-top quality models in a not so complicated way, I reeeeeeally, REALLY recommend these Game Color products. Outstanding.  And FWIW.... cheaper than GW.

SO, The Corroded.... rust and verdigris is the order of the day. So the non-rusty parts have a undercoat of game Color Tiny Tin (a wonderful bronze/dark metal base, by the way) then a wash of my dark brown/black to deepen the recesses.  Then I did a wash of GW Nihilakh Oxide. I absolutely adore this product. I'm almost as in love with this thing as much as I am Althonian Camoshade (and the other shades really- they are one of the best things GW has ever brought to miniature painting if you ask me)  I know, the same basic thing can be made with thinned paints, but the formula is perfect.  So here's the base colors....

I'll now go in with and detail the verdigris with some mixed in white and bleached bone.  After that I'll "scrape the verdigris off" with some drybrush or stippling in the more raise places with the Tiny Tin. The end result should be a LOT like the bells on the Malignant Plaguecaster I did.  After that, it'll be doing all the details on the models.

Then, there's this guy.....

I've got 4 Rat Ogres that will be some sort of Spawn.  Sad Spawn.  They just want a hug.

Cheers Yall!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Call of Chaos: From the Workbench

Just a quick update on the Plague Marines and the Hellbrute. I'm planning a different paint scheme for "The Corroded"- basically verdigris/bronze and rusted iron.  Still working on the full back story, but it'll likely be cool and possibly ridiculous.  No spoilers, but the one for the Slaaneshi "Faceless" is coming along nicely, even if the models are in a bit of limbo at the moment.

So, for the Plague Marines I'm at the "blocking in undercolors" stage. Over a thin dark brown base coat I've painted in Tin Bitz for the bronze areas and some flat rust colors on the rest.  I'll likely pick out any fleshy bits next and fully paint them, then move on to the armor.  Its a few more steps than necessary, I'm sure, but I like the bronze showing under the verdigris.

Laid the same colors on the Hellbrute, but once I started slapping in the flesh colors, that got a bit messy in places.  Here he is after the first couple washes.The details show up great and I have to admit to being pleased with the results of all the filling and sculpting on this poor mistreated guy.

SO... lots more work to do. Got an evil plan in the works for the 2018 calendar year for models and comics. Hopefully ya'll will keep stopping by.  In case I didn't mention it, I'm Instagram right HERE  some of the stuff you'll see here, but there's in-progress stuff and more. If you Instagram, check it out!

That's all for now! Cheers Ya'll!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Call of Chaos & Friends.

Next up for "The Call of Chaos" challenge, is the Hellbrute.  And he is DONE.... or at least the sculpting and rehab. Ready for primer.

"TA-DAAAaaahhhhh!- BRrrrrrrrrt!!!"

And the all-around...

And a couple extras that were finished while waiting for putty to dry.  A relatively simple conversion of the Noxious Blightbringer.  I actually liked this model for the most part. As much as I love nurglings- and I LOVE Nurglings- the one hanging from the horn was a bit much. The other thing that bothered me was the way the plasma gun arm was.... just seemed awkward. So I did some switching around and added a flail bell or bell flail..... and here he is.  Minimal green stuff to cover a couple gaps (and I might add a tentacle or two) but he's done.  Backpack is still not glued on, for painting ease.

And last, but certainly not least... the Poxjoker.  "Wanna know how I got these scars?"

Noise Marines of The Faceless are on deck next for the challenge, then its on to painting.

Cheers Ya'll!

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Call of Chaos: The Corroded

The first unit of the Call of Chaos challenge is built.  7 plague marines. All based on minis from the Dark Imperium set.

The Champion is converted from the Plaguecaster

Expensive guy with a plasma gun and power fist. I was going to do a sword, but ran across half a powerfist in the bitz box and thought the "C'mon guys" look would be cool. A little greenstuff work and a face swap from the Blight Knights kit and there he is. Bell ringing nurgling leading the way.

Next up the blight launcher guy.

I was originally going to go with 2 plasma guns for this unit, but realized I didn't have much in the way of spare plasma, so I went with the frag launchers I had ordered from Anvil Industries.  Eventually there will be more plaguemarines. I just have to decide if I'm going to convert some from existing marines or get more than one of the new sets. The size difference is an irritating thing to me. I love the new minis, but hate the lack of multi-pose.  I do have a box of plaguebearers that is partially cannibalized, so I may build up some normal marines a little. they'll still be short, but I'm sure the tall guys will have lots of fun at their expense.

The rest. I LOVE the helmet on this guy and figured it needed to be on a runner, rather than a static plasma gunner.

And the rest. A couple head swaps, but nothing major.

So that's the first unit for The Corroded, the plague arm of the Unyielding Eye of DOOoom. ^Noise marines are next up to build as well as finishing up the Hellbrute.  Plus an update on Ms. Charlotte.  A bit behind schedule on her, but there's been some real world things to deal with. But I have the next 3 days off, with a minimal "honey -do" list.  Lots of time for the hobby. The type of relaxation I sorely need right now. Should have an update @ Wednesday.

Cheers Ya'll.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Call to Chaos '17.

Being a glutton for punishment, I have entered another challenge at Bolter & Chainsword.  For this one I'll be building and painting the following before the Ides of December.

1 7 man Plague Marine squad
1 Hellbrute
1 6 man Noise Marine Squad.

The humble beginnings, the rehabbed Hellbrute

Lots more sculpting to do. Still deciding on a weapons load out, the fist might be replaced with a scourge.  Not sure yet. I have a Hellbrute kit and that one might be the close combat guy, while this one is more multi-role.  Leaning heavily toward a reaper cannon, but I really want to reposition the arm assuming I keep the fist.

The Noise marines....

Blastmaster guy is very much underway. Started working on the helmet for the next guy.

The plague marines....

Still on the sprue, along with plaguebearer parts and Blightknight parts.  Should be a fun build.

The PLAN... is to have everything built by the end of October, giving me a month and a half to paint.  In the meantime, I'll finish up Charlotte (I got some more work done on her, but not too much to show yet) and a couple other easy paint projects, since I like to have a build and a paint project going at the same time. Gives me something to do while waiting for paint or greenstuff to dry. :)

Cheers Ya'll!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Warzone:Crixus is live.

My fun/spoofy Warhammer 40k comic is now live at The Wyrdwood. So bookmark it and check in every week.  Originally I had planned some story arcs, but I'm forcing myself to do it all digitally (a new adventure for me) ... so the first few are liable to be quick jokes and the like. 
CHECK IT OUT!  THAT's an ORDER!  Uh... please.

Update: Ms Charlotte is moving along nicely, going to put in 5-7 hours on her today and see if I can't finish her.  Then I have to do her base.

Cheers Ya'll!