Tuesday, May 22, 2018

E Tenebrae Lux VI : Rednekk Raptor Armor

Actual painting is underway. It's crazy , I know.  Raptor armor.... the Rednekk way.

FIRST....the lads have been primed with a WW2 infantry olive, then.......

The paints and their corresponding layers.  An overcoat of Charadon Granite, which has been thinned slightly with matte medium and water.  Then a heavy drybrush of Battledress Green. Drybrush the edges with Gretchin Green and a quick overall drybrush with some thinned Bleached Bone.   

Then its off with the washes (or shades)  Althonian Camoshade in the recesses with a small brush and a little brown or the old Althonian Camoshade/Druchii Purple mix if I really need to darken something.  Here's the end result of that on the LT.

Still have some detailing to do with him, but the base armor color is done.

I got the rude news, I'll be having some shoulder surgery in a couple weeks, hopefully I'll still be able to paint, but I'm going to try to get as far along on this challenge as possible before D-Day. (its actually on June 5...so really D-1) Not sure how much use my left hand will be, but if I can hold a mini with it I'll be able to paint.

Cheers Ya'll.

Monday, May 7, 2018

E Tenebrae Lux VI :Raptors Primaris

All of the Primaris Marines from the boxed set are built.  Bases need to be done and then primed, but that's one evening's work. Up next, I have two Land Speeder Storms to build.

Here's the Captain, 2 Lieutenants (top) and the Ancient with the 2 Intercessor Sergeants.

The Inceptor squad....

And the Intercessors plus the Hellblaster team.

Of course, with all of this Emperor loving goodness, I felt a little dirty... so I built this guy too.

He needs some green stuff and a few other bits here and there. I figure he'll be my project to work on while waiting for paint to dry with the Raptors.

Cheers Ya'll!

Friday, May 4, 2018

E Tenebrae Lux VI :Raptors

Once again, the wonderful gang over at The Bolter and Chainsword are doing a painting challenge and I'm going to enter.  Been on a bit of a hobby hiatus, so this is a great way to get back at it. 

Basically, I'm painting my Dark Imperium guys and a couple Land Speeder Storms in my Raptor Chapter scheme. Its likely they will eventually be for sale as I try to whittle my model collection down, but that's not likely to happen until Fall. At any rate, here's a picture of the humble beginnings as I throw down the gauntlet.

Lots of building to do, but I'm on stay-cation until next Friday, so it shouldn't be a problem.  More on that as it progresses.

Cheers Ya'll!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

An Increadibly EXCITING post!

.... OK. Maybe I'm exaggerating.

Working on Charlotte's base is an engineering feat of sorts. And as often is the case, laying the groundwork for an engineering feet can be terribly mundane until things take shape.

In this case, after a quick and dirty Ork-like hack job on the resin terrain piece, I have to rebuild parts of it to fit with the flying stand.  SO... here we have greenstuff. Drying. Wow.

So the next step, once this is dry is to see if I want to put any on the otherside of the "X". After than comes adding terrain junk and probably sculpting a few more of those funky looking egg/plant things. I may, after taking a close look at the sculpting, resurface the ones that are on there.  Might as well make the project laborious and tedious, huh. But, often enough, that's how you get the cool end results.

Near future plans aside from chipping away at my enormous painting backlog include:

Finishing the Pox Joker.
Making some more poxwalkers out of spare parts
Primarius Raptors (yup, stinkin' loyalists)
AND what will likely be my final personal 40K army, starting the chaos genestealer/Tyranid army.

That's just the hobby stuff. I'm working on some warhammer comics as well as other artwork for a large extended project and could possibly be changing real world jobs soon.  But, ya know... that last one never interupts hobby time.  Right?

Cheers Ya'll!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Its all about the Base....

I've begun work on Ms. Charlotte's base.  The photos aren't terribly exciting, but the eventual base should be very cool.

Blue tape to protect the clear plastic.  The resin piece on the bottom is an old resin terrain piece.  Maybe Chessex?  But its got an Alien/ Carnivorous plant vibe.  So once the glue sets, it'll be adding green stuff and a couple green skins.

Cheers Ya'll!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A Flying Spider, you say!?!?!

                   Actually, there is a such thing as a flying spider. And its kinda cool looking.....

But, we're here to look at something a bit more.... diabolical.  I present to you, Ms. Charlotte.

I started this project 3 years ago (which is a frightening thought) and the model is finally painted.  Granted, I still have to do the base. That's on deck.  But I'm pleased with the results.  As my pre-teen idol Mr. T would say "'Nuff of dis jibba-jabba..."  More pics...

Cheers Ya'll!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Ms Charlotte Update: The Carapace Edition

I knew it had been a while since I posted but didn't realize it had been 20 days.  Yikes!

Hobby time has been limited by the real world and the puppy, but I've managed to get Charlotte's carapace parts finished.  It took numerous layers of shades/drybrush/shade/highlight/shade/shade. I'm not sure how many. I would do a layer or two a night and then get back to it. The result is a very deep color which the pictures really don't do justice. I has a natural sheen to it, but I'm still considering a clear coat.  Here's pics......

Depending on how the light hits it it can be deep or that glorious bullfrog brown. Soft bits in between the legs and claws/horns to go. THEN.... I have to do her base.

Cheers ya'll!