Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dead Dog

     So I have been living with my sisters family for a bit, and they are off on a vacation for the week.  This left me some time to stretch out a painting area and I took up the downstairs kitchen table.  I had been leaving out my paints, models, brushes, etc., all week long.  This morning, I woke up to the dog chewing on his dog toy.  Well I though it was the dog toy until I see a medium sized base on the ground, and two warspears sitting calmly on the table, where there should have been three.

     The dog, knows he did something bad, as I look at him, and the toy on the ground that I *thought* he was chewing.  I find this in his mouth:

    So after a few moments of chastising the dog (which is a nice way of saying I did not actually choke the life out of the mongrel, but a swat on the backside with "bad dog" was appropriate I thought).  I cooled down and talked to myself out loud on how to fix this difficulty.  Ah ha! PP has parts in the store!  So I went to the PP store and looked up legion, and Warspears.  I find Striders, Warmongers,......and the end? Oh wait, I cannot buy the plastic Warspear Leader, because he is part of the new plastics and not in the PP store.  Son of a.

     I could buy a Warmonger Leader and arms separately, and then make a spear in his weapon arm, and I still have the backpack to put on him.  So even though it would technically violate the modeling rules (since I wouldn't be using 50% of the original model), it certainly would look like a Warspear Leader, because of the spears.

    This really does mess up my Journeyman league painting points up, since I'm playing Legion, and well the
Warspears are part of what I'm painting up for the league.

    But not wanting to waste a modeling opportunity, what do I do with the remains?  Right arm with spear is gone.  I found some undigested remains that might have been feet, but they are so badly chewed they are unsuable.  Plus the back is chewed up, but not bad enough to where i couldn't still make it look like the cloak.  I could make a second Forsaken from the body, I need to figure out what to do with the feet, and make a wing for the missing arm.

    What do folks think?

Monday, July 9, 2012

What am I doing now?

     Right now its been a little crazy again life wise, trying to get everything squared away.  My old college roommate and I got together with wives and friends and we had our first annual "Faux-con".  It was a fantastic weekend of board games, Warmachine/Hordes, Warhammer Fantasy, and 40k.  Lance had decided to reduce the amount of models he has, and I inherited his Croe's Cutthroates and Alexia and Risen models.  I will probably be doing some painting experiemnts
     During this time, I have gotten some Nihilators, they have been primed, and started painted on.  I've got Marketh and Zaal's skin painted up.  So much Skorne!  Why all this Skorne?  Well I will be playing Skorne for the Gold Rush Rampage that is happening on August 4th in Roseville, CA (so less than a month away).  I also have my super secret GRR theme model to model/paint up.  So all in all, lots of things should be posting within the next month.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Dominar Rasheth

  So I finished Dominar Rasheth, and I'm very happy with the competed model.  So here he is, Phatty McPhatpants and his Jade Palanquin!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Things I Do Well

Updating WIP I can do rather frequently, updating what I'm finished with, I do not do very well.  One of these days I will sit down and set up a better area to shoot finished photos with.  There are a few models that I should go back to and complete (Calandra, eMadrak, and Mulg) and take better photos of them.  I did finish the Archidon, of course a little more detail would be fantastic but here is a current pic of him.

I've also been working on some casters: eHexeris and Phatty McPhatterson himself, Dominar Rasheth

Monday, March 26, 2012

Work In Progress: more DFA

More work on the BBoWDFA!  Armor and metals are base painted and washed!  Highlights and work on the bone, nails, eyes, etc!  Looks like it will be worked on tomorrow as it will sit around overnight, so i can look at it again with fresh eyes.

More props for the Liquid Green Stuff, I found little gap between one of the legs and the back, and it just looked wrong.  I realized that when I would be playing with this beast, I would be staring at it, and know that it could have been better  This was after I primed and base coated, and I put on more LGStuff on.  I smoothed out the gap, re-primed, painted the area, and its hard to tell the gap was there.

Work In Progress: more progress

I've got the base painted, I might have to tweak the coloring based on what Big Bird of Winged Death From Above ends up being.  But the first coatings are down on the BBoWDFA:

Starting off with Menoth White Base, and mixed up a wash of PP Ember Orange, Citadel Gryphonne Sepia wash, Vallejo Light Grey (to take some of the Orange brightness down).  Comes up with a orange-brown wash.  This is me playing with mixing colors/washes together and seeing what happens.  A bit of experimenting.

After this dries, I'll use some more Gryphonne Sepia Wash to get more into the nooks and crannies, then start dry brushing browns and oranges on top.  At least that is what i'm thinking at this point in the painting process.

Work In Progress

So I got the Big Bird of Winged Death From Above and started assembling:

  As you can see from the green under the wing, I'm also using Liquid Green Stuff from GW for the first time.  I'm liking it!  It is great for those little seams between pieces, not great for larger gaps.  I now have a dedicated LGStuff paintbrush, and see using this product on pretty much any model.

  I've got a base modeled up for BBoWDFA, and am thinking of doing a brown, similar to my other brown beasts from the far east, but adding a bit more orange.  We will see where we go when I get painting it.
  Oh and to get the 'word out' if you want to know what is going on in NorCal for the Warmahordist in you, check out the new (moved) board at: norcalwarmachine