Sunday, July 12, 2015

Holy crap I'm not dead!

More work on Orlocks. I'll take some real photos when I finish, which is only TWO miniatures away! TWO!

Monday, January 12, 2015

OK, more Orlock's. Took me a little longer than an hour this time, but not much... I'm having fun not using any metals. It's quite a good exercise to do... I think everyone should give it a go every once and awhile.

There's numerous minor things that have to be finished off, like eyes and teeth and lenses, but as they're for gaming more than display I'll get around to those at a later date...

I've been playing with skin tones and things as I don't normally paint humans, or skin at all...

Orlock - Heavy

Orlock - Juve

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Necromunda - Meeeeeeeeemories... of the way we used to be...

I've always loved Necromunda, the concept the campaign feel, the growth of the gang, the bitter frustration and resentment when you lose a ganger who you just out-fitted... It really appeals to me... So when my local group suggested we return to the hive I was totally on board and went looking for the Orlocks that I purchased loooooong ago...

Here's the test miniature which I decided to speed paint. One hour, one miniature. ^_^


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Stars Abound!

Looking at the plastic flight stands for X-Wing is depressing. They're see through, but they suffer from bubbles and the joins look terrible as well... So I got bored and decided to repaint mine as a starry field...

Surprisingly simple, and twenty minutes of work later they were done. I might gussy up a tutorial for it if there's interest. All credit goes to NASA and their amazing photos of the cosmos! ^_^

Friday, January 2, 2015

Not Dead Yet!

As Stormy says 'You can't outrun who you are'... I think I'll always be a painter of some sort. Part of my problem is work, part of my problem is a short attention span. ANYWAY, I've been painting X-Wing Miniatures again. This time it's the Rebel Alliance getting some love!

I used this A-Wing more to get a feel for the colours I wanted to use, I know it wasn't going to be red like my imperial stuff, but I was unsure what I wanted to do so I started slapping some paint on. Eventually I got things figured out, and I'm pretty happy. Undercoating another A-Wing, a B-Wing, and a couple of Y-Wings today and should follow a similar colour scheme to this one. I'll get to the X-Wings when I've got other things nailed down, although they have the smallest surface areas of all the ships I think...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I was trying to work out whether to use metallic or try balls up some NMM... I'm happy with my choice... ^_^

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On things with wings...

So I have actually been painting... I mean, I've been painting without updating. Partly because of laziness... Partly because of the funny way Google blogs was working for awhile... Either way, stuff done... ^_^

So I've been spreading out to other things lately, and decided to start with some Imperial Stuff from X-Wing. I started with the shuttle and then decided to do some escorts...

Once this was done I decided to add more, so there could be more options to play with. That meant some TIE's... Four seemed like a good idea, and one needed to be an ace. 

 So that's left me with a pretty large squadron. I'm going to add a firespray in there somewhere ^_^

A lot of these were done very quickly with my airbrush, and I gotta say I would do things very differently if I did them again... Which I'm going to be... As I'm selling these ^_^

So what else have I been doing? Well... As much trouble as I have with GW some times I still have a VERY large pile of shame which needs painting... As such I decided to bust out the Whirlwind... It's obviously very WiP ^_^

You can do SO MUCH with an airbrush, but it is not hassle free; colour changes are a pain, as such it's often beneficial to do things in large batches... Of course I have trouble batch painting... but you do what you can...