Had a good meeting with Mike. Talked about the basilisks. Couple of quick changes and additions then it was time to put them together.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
These guys were handed to me many months ago. Now that my table is clear I can get to work on them.
|Dystopian models used as Ork Super Heavies.|
Monday, July 28, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Nate here, master of the Darkenvault. Got side tracked and didn't get it done till a few days ago but now Haakon Deathstalker and predator are finished.
Next up long fangs. Gotta get these done before new kits start coming out so I get tempted by new toys.
Also look to be seeing a lot more of this in the coming months as the Renegade Open Grand tournament draws nearer. http://www.renegadeopen.com
Hinging the rear doors on these models was the easiest hinging I've ever done. What I thought was going to be a problem really wasn't.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The hulls are done. One less thing to worry about. There are a lot of things in JJ land to worry about.
|I'd suggest cutting the panels before painting.|
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Hull of the basilisks will be done in the next session. Then working on cannons. Expecting some issues with the door and connecting the canopy.
Monday, July 14, 2014
So you, or they were already, glued the treads to a tank before painting them. You don't want paint meant for the treads landing on the hull of the tank. Here's a tip.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Finally I think I'm on the right track with the green. Sent pics to Sean. Let's see what he thinks. This green is slowly killing me with its song.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
I wanted to post this last week, but time ran out before Waaagh! Fest. I wasn't fully done, but good enough with working on it that morning to go. I have since then finished it up, at least for now.
So on my process in building it. First I had to figure out what I was going to use for a base. This is largely based on how much I want to fit onto it, without being too big. Remember you will be transporting it, and then lugging it around a room full of other people and their little soldiers. I wanted it to big enough for a little room to grow, and an uncertain army makeup.
Next I drew up an idea with a few places in mind where certain units would likely go most of the time, but could accommodate different builds. I knew I wanted to have a few elevated areas. One with trees, and a larger one for the unit of fenrisiain wolves.
Here we have my first photo. Once I had the idea, I hacked out some pieces for the hills. I was lucky to have a piece which matched up almost perfectly with the board I was using for the base. I then acquired some nice clean scraps from Home Depot, then glued it all together. The sides of the hills, I used some cereal box card to give it a smooth finish.
Here's the primed board after glueing on the sand and rocks. I had to hack down some of the base of the trees and then used milliput to fill around the base.
Here is what the board looked like at Waaagh! Fest. The painting is finished just have to get the flocking on. So much dry brushing.
Lastly the finished board.
And here we have the material I used for the flock. Mixed the grass together to get a dryer late fall kinda look. Gale force arid grass, basic green static parched, then a lot of GW scorched grass. The tall grass is army painters highland tufts. And the leaves from secret weapon miniatures.
And then my take from Waaagh! Fest. It was close with Mr. Shawn Kilgore giving me a strong contest.
Friday, July 4, 2014
This my eighth year at CON. Almost every year it gets better. Getting to know the CONCOM, convergence committee, and more. Learning where my place in the organization. Drinking less, yet getting more drunk. Weird how that happens. Having a gay-olde-tyme with CON-goers. Damn I love this extended weekend long party. While you're reading this I'll be in the Dealer's Room managing the barely formed chaos that is drama. Happy 4th, 40kers. Here's a toast to all of you.