The last month or so has seen me move my painting station to a new location, giving me a bigger space to work in, and have my photography station, painting table and airbrush set up in the same space which is great.
Here’s the start of my current project – the 133rd Pollaxan Janissaries, an Imperial Guard unit that fight alongside the Subjugators Space Marines. I’m working on both the Marines and the Guard together, using them in a campaign at my local gaming store. To start with I have 1,000 points of Marines and 500 points of Guard. First on the painting table is this Chimera, which will transport a unit of veterans. I’ve gone for the Forge World extra armour, which I like as it bulks out the tank, and also the Forge World alternate rear door just to be a bit different.
So far I’ve airbrushed with VMC Dark Sea Green, and then with VMC London Grey. Then I’ve used Vallejo pigments to add rust and mud effects. Next I’m planning to add some fresh mud effects, scratches and other battle damage. Plus the weapons, icons and other details. Finally it will be finished off with regiment markings. I will post up the final model when it’s complete!
I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, right now I’m working on this Pyre Troll and experimenting with airbrushing. This model will feature as a video tutorial on Ammunition Games in the new year.
Came across a new website today called Putty & Paint, it’s a new miniatures gallery for artists to showcase their work. Their design is very nice and the voting system looks better than the usual “Hot or Not” style voting.
At the moment the site’s invite only, looking forward to getting an invite and starting a gallery of my work on there!
With the recent release of Forge World’s Horus Heresy book, I’ve been getting quite excited about Pre Heresy Death Guard – and with the miniatures being so expensive I might as well make a good job of them painting wise! So before I dive in and experiment on the real thing, I grabbed an old plastic marine (of which I seem to have far too many!) and this is the result:
I’m pretty happy with how he turned out, not too worries about some of the messy metallics or the rushed base as its just a tester, but colour scheme wise i like how the dirty off white came out, and pretty pleased with the freehand on the shoulders.
It’s been a while, mainly because I’ve been working on my entry for Golden Demon. This is the first time I’ve entered for around 6 years and I’m looking forward to the day. Really enjoyed painting this mini and fingers crossed I make it past the first cut which is what I’m aiming for.
Today myself and the guys from Ammunition Games are off to WAMP 2012. Last night I decided to paint one of my Nomads army to enter into the show
And here’s the CMON voting page
With Scrapjack out of the way (final pics to follow soon) I got excited and started the next thing on my painting table straight away…
Last WIP shot of Scrapjack, a little more work on the base and some light sourcing and we’re done. I’m so glad I’m not painting any metallics for Golden Demon this year!
Quite a bit of work on Scrapjack’s metals this weekend, concentrating on the silver parts. I’m not 100% happy with it so far, needs a bit more work I think, but getting there!
Detailing is almost complete on Scrapjack now, I will be on to the metals and finishing touches before I know it. Original plan was to get this complete this weekend just past however the guys over at WAMP have teamed up with Privateer Press to hold a painting competition, so now I am painting towards their submission deadline of next Tuesday, giving me time to put more effort into every part. I would also like to put together a cool base for him but need to brainstorm a few ideas for that.
I’ve had a play with my photography as you may notice too. Moving away from using my phone for WIP shots and have set up a mini photo booth near my painting desk. This will make it easier for me to grab my DSLR and snap some WIP shots. Did some research into still life photography today to try and help improve my photography skills too so hopefully you can see an improvement .