Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Flames of the Forsaken: Dark Age's Prometheus 3/3 Painting with Inks and Washes

In the last Prometheus post I got sidetracked by describing zenithal priming. Now I want to describe how we can put the shadows we created to work for us.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Flames of the Forsaken: Dark Age's Prometheus 2/3 How-To Zenithal Prime, The Flashlight of the Gods!

Here is a quick how-to on zenithal priming. Zenithal priming is great way to quickly map out shadows on your miniature. If you have a light touch with your paints the shadows you create with this step will show through on your finished project and if you tend towards heavier paint zenithal priming will give you a quick guide for placing your shadows and highlights.  

Zenithal priming is a great technique to use no matter what your skill level. Basically this is how it's done:

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Flames of the Forsaken: Dark Age's Prometheus 1/3 Assembly and Base Building

I am working on a really cool new project, Prometheus from Dark Age's Forsaken faction. It's a painting commission with a really cool twist, I get to paint him up however I want, but I have to do a step by step so my client can follow along at home. He's is going to paint another of St Isaac's Forsaken heavies, Ajax.

Both models are big robots with a lot of texture. They're cast in resin, which is great and both have bipedal man-like shapes. The box art for Prometheus is pretty sweet:

Friday, January 29, 2016

Knitting the Soul Weaver: Warmachine's Deneghra 5/5: Finished Gallery

Whoa, this month has flown by! I am happy to say that Denny made it safely to her new home in the frozen wastes of Norway where she will frolic with vikings (reindeer?) and death jacks. Thanks Ole!

Here are some completed photos:

Monday, January 11, 2016

Knitting the Soul Weaver: Warmachine's Deneghra 4/5: The Smell of Burning Plastic

Deneghra is all done and will hopefully arrive in Norway pretty soon. In the end the wings were the most challenging to paint. I wanted them to look like necrotic zombie flesh stretched over a bone and metal framework and I think it came off pretty good, but man it was a lot of surface area. I added a little bit of Tamiya Clear Red paint to make it look like the wings were bleeding a little where they would have been stressed.

I also painted in some battle damage style scratch marks and if you look close you can see some veins. I would have liked those to be a little more pronounced, but I went a little heavy on the purple layers that are over the veins.  

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Starter Pack in Black: Alternative Color Scheme Pan Oceania

Hi all, Happy New Year!

Just finished these Infinity Pan-O for the guy that runs my Local Game Store. They came out great, I think, and were really easy to put together. This was a quick project so I didn't do a ton of blending, instead I just did a lot of edge highlighting with strong whites and grays to give them a shinny NMM black or chrome look.

They came with Secret Weapon bases which also saved some time and really adds a polished look to the base that really helps sell the paint job.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Knitting the Soul Weaver: Warmachine's Deneghra 3/5: Magnetic Machinations

Magnets are cool. There is no doubt about it. Being able to swap and use all the weapons that come with a kit is really fun, but also, for our big kits, having some parts magnetized is a great option for storing and moving these monsters around. Here is a little step-by-step of how I magnetized Denghra.

In the WIP picture above you can see all of the joints that I have magnetized.  Ole, who is getting this piece is a serious gamer and he wants to take it down to the game store to show off to his friends.