Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Showcase: Trukk and Trukk Boyz

So my first painted Trukk is done, along with a unit of matching boyz.  I used hairspray chipping, but didn't do a whole lot, I wanted a small amount of chipping.

I really like the purple, and decided to go with that color after the rims of the boys was done in it. I used brown and grey flames on the roof to match the brown and grey in the boy's clothing.

My usual rust and pigment work and it was all finished.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On the bench: Trukk work in progress

I finished the Tank Bustas and Trukk boys so I grabbed one of the Trukks.  I am going to be using the same basic colors for the Trukk as I used on the boys that will ride in it: Hormagaunt purple, dark brown and codex grey. 

I am going to be using some hairspray chipping, but not a lot. 

I also remembered I have one more Gorkamorka-style warbike in my bits. I never built it since the old squad size was 12, and now they are 15. I will be tying to get 2 more of them, plus 10 more of the metal 3rd-edition metal stormboyz to match my current models.

I'm also trying to work up a new list to include bikers for next month, maybe even battlewagons. I've got a firm grip on the horde, now I want to mix it up some and try out some speed.

That's it for now!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Studio Update and 200,000 views!

I just noticed the other day I went over 200,000 views on this blog.  Wow. Thank you everyone for reading and being interested in my hobby.  I went into the archive and the post that was 100,000 views was in July 2013. 4 years for the first 100,000 yet only 15 months for the second. I hope to get the next 100,000 in less then a  year.

Last few days since I finished Khan I have not had any major projects, so I grabbed some minor stuff to do. I finished building and assembling my Farsight model. I bought it when the new Tau book first came out..that's how long it's been sitting.

I have also been playing with my Trukk boys unit and tankbustas, only to realize the models needed some work. They were both done in just a base coat and wash. I've gone through, fixed the chips on the metal models, added layers to the skin, fixed up teeth and other details, added a unique base rim color to both units and finally given them a proper varnish.  Much improved for not a lot of work.

Since this unit of boys is a dedicated Trukk unit, I will probably paint up one of the trukks specifically to go with them.  Might also mean I'll actually paint one of the trukks...

Also today is my 6th year anniversary on Youtube.

This has been one hell of an awesome week for me. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I won the Star Trek Attack Wing Portland regional!

Loot from the tournament today at Rose City Comic Con - Borg Assimilation cube and a DS9 model, plus a GenKhan card and the cloaked ships from GenCon, plus extra set of DS9 crew cards.

Quite the haul. It was awesome!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Quick update: first airbrushed power sword

Did this today, it's not perfect but came out pretty good. I had some paint peel off with the masking tape so having to fix that with a brush hurt the final product.

Overall though, for a first try I think it came out pretty darn swell

It wasn't fast though, as I spent more time cleaning the brush for color changes then actual painting. Moral of the story: don't do one of these at a time!

That's it for now!

Monday, September 15, 2014

WiP: Khan on Moondrakkan

Another commission piece.

Instead of going with a "counts as", the owner wanted a traditional White Scars look.

the white comes from Badger Minitaire Skull White over white primer.  It's actually a pretty good white, and so far covering up the occasional mistake has been pretty easy.

That's it for now!