Saturday, February 6, 2016

Showcase: Another scale model Mongram '55 F-100 Street Rod

I finally have some 40k incoming, but tonight I finished up another scale model.

It's another really super cheap kit, with a $12.99 MSRP that I got at 40% off just before Christmas.

The kit is very simple which makes it a fun and relaxing build.

The color is Testor's Lacquer Metallic Plum Crazy and it's just a beautiful color!!

Tax refund is here which means a restock of 40k kits for the year. Stay tuned!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Showcase: Cygnar

Well I finished all my Cygnar models. It's only 25pts so really can't play much with it.

Not much to say.  Simple paint job: base, wash, layer, line highlight.  Using the GW Kantor blue is quite a bit darker then the actual Cygnar blue, and I like it that way.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Developing the Thunder star

So I'm having a lot of issues playing my Thunderstar list.  I call it a "superfriends" list even though it really does not follow the common formula for superfriends. 

I am really thinking about dropping the Dark Angels and going with a librarian conclave.  I know it's everywhere but there's a reason for it.

The point of this army is to be competitive in ITC tournaments. 

It really is all about invisibility, and endurance when needed.

I've also though about going with some drop Skitarri for a massive alpha strike. I want to get into admec in general, so that's a good place to start.

Anyway I'm sure I'll make a video too, but just rambling for now.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Showcase: Off topic - no 40k to paint! MPC '92 Firebird Formula

I am in the very rare position of not having any 40k models to paint. None.  I have a handful of models un-assembled but none of them can produce anything there's no point.

So instead I've been working on non-warhammer stuff, specifically model cars and Warmachine.

Tax refund time is almost upon me so that will end my drought and give me (hopefully) a whole year's worth of stuff to do.  For now, enjoy this MPC '92 Firebird Formula I finished. The paint came out pretty snazzy.  Good prep makes for good paint!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Showcase: Orcs and Goblins complete!

First post of the new year.  I have now finished all my Orcs and Goblin models. Took pictures, put them away and will probably forget about them.  Not sure what I'll be doing until I can buy some new stuff.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Showcase: Grimgore Ironhide

 Well here it is the first newly painted Orcs and Goblins model in the better part of 3 years.  Icy Orcs Grimgore Ironhide.   Really enjoyed painting it. Used some blue tint on the dead skin to make it look dead and lots of Blood for the Blood God. 

Working on spider riders.  Hopefully I'll be able to afford some new 40k models soon.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Showcase: Custom Sammael

Yes, it's been a while since I did my last models but I finally finished my next (reluctant) project, my custom Sammael model.  I didn't really want to start this guy until I had at least some bikes to go with him, but I really didn't have anything else to do!

The real Sammael model is like $50, finecast and really old. Didn't want to invest that much on something that really wasn't a priority.  But I found this resin bike on ebay for $20 and it's designed for GW miniatures so I gave it a try.

Not only is the model a perfect fit for a GW rider, it just looks amazing.

I didn't quite get the feathers the way I wanted, but doing better would have required a dunk and repaint, and I wasn't up for that at all. It's good enough.

Other then that I'm pretty darn happy with how it came out.

Anyway, pics!