Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Port Tavern ready for paint.

Finally found some time to get a little more work done on this. It still needs a few tiny details like a door handle and maybe a pipe or two more, but for the most part it is ready for paint.
My automatic thinking is to paint the walls cream, and the roof blue, because of  all the old Warhammer cities I used to ogle in white dwarf magazine. I am going to have to try to break away from it though and make this unique looking.
I plan to get crackin on the next building(probably a tall Inn) pretty soon, so as to keep this project rolling.





Sunday, December 11, 2011

Donation Made



Well, I can honestly say this was probably one of the coolest painting experiences I have had. I was glad to be invited to participate and hope to be invited to do something like this again. I am happy with how she came out, always feel like I have a lot of room for improvement though. My follow Geeks here both put out some stellar donations!

Thanks for following!

-Grim

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Breast cancer Brawl: ESkarre finished.

Well, here she is, ready to go off to the tourney. I am fairly pleased with how she turned out, though I felt I rushed her a bit at the end because I'm a terrible procrastinator. I think when I buy one for myself, I may go with an almost exact color scheme.(minus the pink hair) I'm glad I got asked to paint her for a good cause, and hope to do more in the future.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Grim's Boobie Brawl Contribution

Along with my fellow Geeks here in the garage, I was also asked to paint a fig for our local Boobie Brawl Tourney to support Breast Cancer Awareness. I was given eHaley. Such a cooooool fig. As I don't play Cygnar it is a nice change of pace to paint one of the boys.....errrr girls in blue. As I started this project, the biggest problem for me was figuring out which area I should implement the one stipulation for painting the fig... "somethings gotta be pink" After consulting a buddy and staring at the fig for awhile... this is what I came up with.

Progress so far: Pinks- Completed. Blues- almost finished... need to tighten up some of the transitions from shade to highlight. Whites- only base coated. Most of the black will end up being metallic.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

WIP: Breast Cancer Brawl Donation

So, along with John, I was also asked to paint a fig for our local Breast Cancer awareness tournament. I ended up getting handed E-Skarre to paint, and I have to say that I am mightily impressed with how nice of a figure this is. Real fun to paint so far, I'm going to have to get one for my Cryx army now for sure.
Here's is what I've gotten done on her so far.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WIP: Port Tavern

Well, I have great ambitions to make my own 6'x4' port table for all the various fantasy, Skirmish games I play. This little building is the beginning of that very long project. Hopefully I can power through and see this to completion, and not just have another half finished project sitting on my shelves.
Here's a few pics of the work done so far.



Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pirate Booty

Well, for my first post here on the new blog, I thought I'd throw up something a little bit different from my normal fare. She is the Female duelist from Reaper miniatures.  I've been working on this fig, on and off for a little while now, trying to figure out what I could use her as.
I came to the conclusion that she would make a great proxy for First mate Hawk in a Warmachine Pirates army.
So, if I ever get some Pirate Jacks and Casters, I have a solo to go with them.....



Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Grim intro

So... Hello everyone, names Grimwolf. What can I say about me... well, I dig painting, I like playing table top miniature games, and I fight people in cages...

Been painting miniatures off and on since I was about 16. Between the ages of 18 and 22 I went on wargaming / mini-painting hiatus. Found me a beautiful wife, a year after we were married, I pulled out a box of old 'junk' found a few GW space marines, haven't really looked back since.

Officially married with children so, gaming and hobby time is sparse. Figured starting up a blog with two of my mega painter buddies would be a way to participate in my hobby a little more.

Anyhow, we are doing a WarmaHordes Journeyman league at our LGS. I started some Russians....errrr Khadorans. Here are a few pics of what I have going on right now. I kind of want to go with a WWII Soviet Red Army feel.


My Battle Box group: Irusk, a Kodiak, and a Spriggan

Managed to get a bit of work done on my Kodiak just last night. Here's what I have so far:



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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Iron Kingdoms: Alexia

Painted this up as a quick commission for the local Pressganger. I wasn't too terribly impressed with this fig upon first inspection but I have come to like it quite a bit now.  I had planned to do some sort of Epic base for her, but while I was trying to snap the tab off, her feet started to break at the ankles. So, here is what we get after that debacle.

I may have to pick one of these up for myself. I think it has a lot more character than the boxed one that comes with the Risen.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Memory lane: Boomhowler & Trollkin Mercs

Well, posting up my Ironbreakers the other day gave me an Idea for some blog content. I have oodles of painted miniatures that have never been shown to anyone other than just a few close friends and gaming buddies. So, I thought I'd post once or twice a month showcasing my older figs (rough as they may be)

First in line could only be Boomhowler and his Trollkin Mercs. Besides Eiryss, these were the first Mercs I picked up for Warmachine, and some of my very first attempts at freehand with those Tartans.
These guys were finished almost exactly 5 years ago to date.( I paint the month and year on the bottom of figs I finish)


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

To War!

Well, these guys are not necessarily a new paint job but the reason I am putting them up here is that I finally got one unit of my massive Dwarven horde completely equipped with painted shields. You may be thinking Whoopty doo, but this is actually quite a milestone for me.
For some strange reason I have no problem painting up the rank and file soldiers, 5 or even 10 at a time. I always forgo the shields though. I know they make the unit look much better and helps with WYSIWYG but I still tend to ignore them completely.

So, now my Ironbreakers may charge forth into battle, fully equipped and armored.



Monday, October 17, 2011

First flame....of war that is

Got my first U.S tank all finished up for Flames of War. I really had no idea what I was doing, and I do think it shows somewhat. I was surprised at how different these little things were to paint as opposed to a 28mm fig.
I am pleased with how it turned out though, and I do think it will look ok as a whole force rather than a magnified single piece.
As of this point in time, I think I'll be running a 29th infantry division with some medium tank backup.
Now to learn this game!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Old school Middy

Finished this guy up the other night. I don't know what it is about these Mid-Nor figs, but i get going on one, and I exclude everything else I'm working on till its done. I guess they are just that fun to paint. I tried a new gloss medium for the blood on this guy and I don't think I like it much. Really gave it a lot of goopyness. Perhaps it will work better if I do a bunch of gore.
After working on this guy I have a new appreciation for Rackhams older sculpts. I thought they were pretty sub-par at first but I am looking forward to another one now.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Daturazi Finished

So, to start things off on a better foot in October, here are some (finally) finished pics of my first Infinity fig.
I wasnt 100% sure about all the bright colors coexisting on this fig all at one time but I am rather pleased with him after all is said and done.
There ought to be lots more Morat to come as they are pretty fun to paint, and now that I have a color scheme nailed down it should be a ton easier to get them rolling out.

Thanks for checking him out.


Long time, no post

Well, the month of September was a brutal one as far as hobby time goes. I sat down to paint all of maybe an hour the entire month, and I didnt game one stinkin time! Now October has arrived with a little inclement weather, and this means work slows down and hobby time picks back up, Woohoo!
Hopefully this means the Blog posting picks up as well, and I can get things back and rolling.

So, keep your eyes peeled for new content and hopefully a lot more paint. 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Daturazi W.I.P.

Got a little done on this guy, and thought I'd show the progress. Unfortunately, these later summer months just so happen to be my busiest at work. So, getting this far on him was actually a bit of an accomplishment.
Now that I've started on him he should progress rather quickly.

I am also very open to color suggestions for this guy. I plan on doing his chest a deep gray color but I am at a bit of a loss as to how to paint the arms and legs. 

Small update 8/30


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Incubus of the Despot

Well, this is the guy I had tried some different skin tones on , and I gotta say, I really like how he turned out.
The green was also a bit of a different choice, considering how the rest of the army is usually covered in blood. But these guys are supposed to be poisonous and toxic, so I thought it fitting. I do think I've finally kinda burned out on painting the Mid-Nor figs so much and should be moving onto some other things now.
We will see how long that lasts though, as these beautiful figures always seem to call out my name whilst I am painting something different. 




Sunday, August 7, 2011

Getting a bit ridiculous!

Ok, anyone that knows me well, will know that I hate assembling models. I hate cleaning, filing, pinning, glueing......well you get the idea. Anyway, I noticed that because of my loathing for assembly I have gathered quite a collection of figs that are still in boxes.
So, my goal is to get all of these bad boys ready and primed by the end of August. Might happen, might not, but there are a lot of figs I'd like to start painting in this pile O shame. Wish me luck.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Champion of the Hydra

Finished this guy up over the last few days. I had been really scared to start him for some reason, but once I started gong he came along pretty easily. He came out rather shiny in all the wrong places it seems. I bought a new can of Testors Dullcoat and it doesn't seem to be doing as nice a job as the last batch did, its sorta bumming me out.
Ah well, perhaps after a few more figs it will work itself out.

I also threw in a W.I.P pic of my next middie (yeah, I'm on a kick) who is in fact one of my all time favorite models. I'm trying a different skin tone from what I typically do on these guys, I just hope it is turning out ok.