Thursday, June 28, 2012

Miniature Exchange 2012 - Wildchevy

On our local forum we are having a painting challenge and most of the Geek Garage threw their names into it. The challenge was a mini exchange, in which random members would get paired up and swap a mini to paint within the month time frame.
I was given a Rackham dwarf and free reigns on the painting scheme.
Here is the finished result.


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Gnarlhorn Satyr

While on the road I've been able to bust out a fair amount of work on this Gnarlhorn Satyr piece for a commission:

He belongs to one of the hosts for the podcast Chain Attack so hopefully he will be seen up on their pictures of battle reports soon.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Painting on the Go Part Deux

So the last time I talked to you folks, it was about painting while you travel.  I discussed things like paint and model selection that would enable you to keep things compact enough to work on several models at once with limited space. This time I want to talk about model transportation.

Monday, June 4, 2012

MONGO!!!! and other Mashers

Hey everyone!

Had a bit of time this weekend to sit and paint with some buddies.  Got a start on Mongo... and did a bit of finish work on some of my Khador warjacks that have been sitting as WIP's for nearly a year now....  I know, I know, Im a friggin slacker!  (isn't that all part of being a mini painter though?...)


On with the bore-a-phil...errrrr... the pics!

First Up... MONGO!!  There are a lot of shots of Mongo... click read more to see the 360 spectrum.

Next the Spriggan

and my Kodiak

Click this little read more button and see more pics!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Thoughts on Sanguine

Hello all! Journeyman For my first post I thought I'd go over my newly discovered paint scheme: PP Sanguine. The guide to painting it is in the Forces of Warmachine: Protectorate of Menoth. I have to say, I love it! The Sanguine Base always goes on nice and smooth and only takes a couple coats to get a good base. Here's where I first used the color:
This here is good ol' Bartolo Montador, Mercenary Privateer Warcaster. The blending from the shading to highlights is a little bit rough, but I was expecting that, my first time trying out the scheme and all.
My second time using this scheme was this chick, a Swiss Guard HMG from Infinity
My favorite part about this model is her right thigh, shown here. Here, I did my best to get an almost natural advancement from shadow to highlight. Out of the three times I've used Sanguine on the model, the usage here on the Swiss Guard has been my absolute favorite.
Coming in a close second is Epic Caine, Cygnar Warcaster: He's still a WIP, but I'm really enjoying where I'm taking him. The Sanguine looks great, and I picked a great second color for the jacket lining (PP Hammerfall Khaki). The stones are a bit too bright , so I'm going to be doing some drybrushing to make it look more like they're coming from a recently wrecked building. In closing, PP Sanguine is a great color that can add a little variety to regular factory schemes, or add that little touch that makes the model just pop. So far I've only used it on three models, but you may find it just might be all I use across the board! Overall, a great color, one that I will definitely be using more of in the future.