Sunday, September 23, 2012

Grims Trolls... CHAMPS!!

Well, this last Friday we had a little summer rampage event.  I brought my small force of Trolls and this bad boy unit of Champs doled out some major pain.  I was so impressed with what they were able to do I had to jump up and get the finished up real quick like!

Anyhow here they are:

And now for the Individual shots:

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday WIPs

This week was a bit more hectic than weeks past.  The little one just doesn't want to nap anymore.  That combined with my need to study for my Business Ethics course have combined for a pretty lack luster Thursday WIPs post.  Ill apologize for that in advance.

I was able to get a bit of paint on some of my Trolls however.  Slapped some basecoats and washes on a Min unit of Trollkin Champs and a Trollkin Champ Hero.

on a side note... Im ecstatic for the release of the Trollkin Warders!  The concepts look soooooo freaking cool!

.... Sorry, on with the pics.... errrr... the pic. :)

This is a whopping 9 pts toward my fully painted Trollbloods force....

Let me count what I have painted in Trolls so far

eDoomy +6
Dire Troll Mauler 9
Pyre Troll 5
Skaldi Bonehammer 3

Once I finish these guys I am one Axer away from a 25...errr 26pt fully painted force... I guess I could grab a Storm Troll and make it a nice an even 25, or perhaps another Pyre Troll, I have a bouncer, and an Impaler as well....

Any help?

Thanks for watching!


Answering the challenge of the Panda

When the Happy Panda roars, the quaking can be felt through the forest and no stalk of bamboo is safe.

In response to the challenge set down by aforementioned member of Geek Garage I have this set as my target army to be fully painted. 
As you can see I'm off to a good start with majority assembled, cleaned, and primed. 
This is a 250 (3.5SWC) Haqqislam list for the game Infinity. 


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Quest for Fully Painted: Panda Part 1

Recently I posted that I had won best painted army at a large local tournament. I'm a little ashamed to say that I did not have a fully painted force. There were only 2 fully painted armies out of 35 contestants so the judges decided to open this up to armies that were mostly painted. I won and got a Collosals release event poster signed by the Privateer Press Staff. Now to convince the wife it deserves to hang on the wall!

Now to the purpose of this post, since I was not fully painted and have usually had 1-2 things not painted while playing in tournaments, I've decided to lay down a goal to have at least 1 of my Warmachine/Hordes tournament armies fully painted, to include any Mercenaries or Minions I would take with them.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thursday WIPs

Another Thursday and another morning of relaxation with a brush!  Not sure if I mentioned this yet, but I do so love having Thursdays off :D :P

Anyhow, I've had this commission sitting on my painting desk for a few weeks now, this morning I was finally able to finish him up.


Molik Karn will whoop your ass!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Cygnar Storm Striders

Finished these up for a local commission. The crew are still on the painting table and should be finished shortly.

Panda's IMC Journey

Yesterday was the second Intermountain Cup held for the Utah/Idaho meta! Here is a rundown of my games and my opponents.  This is as accurate as I can remember but I'm pretty sure I missed a few things.

First up as promised in my last post are my lists.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Intermountain Cup Prep!

The second Intermountain Cup is a upon us! What is the Intermountain Cup? It's just the biggest Warmachine/Hordes tournament in the Utah/Idaho meta! The inaugural Cup gathered 28 individuals from the represent themselves and their stores in gaming and glory! Essentially there is a tournament winner like most tournaments but also individuals play for their stores and the store who ends up with the most points at the end gets to keep the roving trophy at their store!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thursday WIPs

Another Thursday... another morning of painting!

Worked on my Khador Drakhun today.

Not a lot of yackin from me. He's nearly finished.  Need to finish his base and do a bit more work on his Halberd.

 Here are the pics:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What's the Storey Morning Gorey?

So once again a great challenge has been issued out by the garage and the Panda has failed to deliver on time! I think I've bit off more than I can chew with my commission schedule. I feel bad and promise I've got a few ideas to improve my posting rep soon but I won't let the cat out of the bag just yet.

One Beast Warband

Woot!  My first "blog" post ever!  Thanks to the great folks in charge for inviting me in, and at the same time apologies for taking so long to get my rump in gear.

This was a fun challenge to work on from start to finish.  Taking a box set and breaking it up amongst painters of different styles and backgrounds was a great idea.  Seeing every ones take on a fig from the same box is really neat, and a reminder that there is no one right way to paint or model.  It's the variety of styles and technique that make this so interesting.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Gor Challenge "Take your best shot"

Finished this Friday but the holiday weekend postponed my posting slightly.
I wanted him to tell a story and I hope that is what I achieved.
Any questions or comments leave them down below.

For the Glory of the Herd! Final

So, I was able to finish this guy up last night.  Oh, how I love holidays :)

Not sure what to think of the finished product.  I tried a few experiments with gore and the like.  Not really sure how I like the result.  However, I wanted to be true to the story of this guy.

As was mentioned in the initial For the Glory of the Herd! post.  This guy has just defeated a challenger in the ranks to retain his title as Champion of the Herd.  I wanted to make it look like he had been in a battle.  He lost his eye in the battle, so I figured there had to be a lot of blood.  Plus he slaughtered his challenger... so that meant even more blood.  Figuring there really wasn't any place for this dude to shower, I preceded to splash blood (red and brown paints mixed up with gloss varnish) all over the dude and his weapons. 

I think my favorite part is the base.  I used a baking soda, white glue, water mixture to produce the snow effect. After applying the snow mixture I dusted the still wet mixture with straight baking soda.  (A trick from my buddies basing tutorial... you can find that tutorial a few posts below this one ) After applying the dusting I took some of my blood mixture and watered it down quite a bit, then I barely tapped the snow with the brush.  Coolest little effect happened.  I was quite impressed. 

Anyhow, here is what it looks like. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The March of the Trolls!!

I finished up my eDoomy the other day and decided I'd put up a group shot of my crew.  I also included a single close up of each model in the small group. 

Hopefully this small group continues to get bigger and bigger. 

Now for the pics:

Better group shot:

Click to see the individual close ups and angles :)

Glory to the Herd!! Part 4

Alright, I had a bit of time last night to sling a bit more paint.  Sadly I didn't slow down enough to take note of exactly what I was doing.  After reading my last paint write up... it may not matter any how... Definitely need to work on preparing a more understandable write up of what I do.

Anyway, enough with the blabbin'  Here is my progress thus far, still need to do quite a bit of work on the swords and armor, then some finishing touches to the face and base.

Here you are: