This blog space will be used to express my artistic creations. Whether that be painted figures, traditional drawings, digital works, photography, or writing... Is entirely at the mercy of the artist.
You've been warned.
Recently I asked a friend if he would front the funds to get his cultist painted. I wanted to run a test of sorts. The test was, can I speed paint a bunch of troops for real cheap? So he paid for the materials and I got to work, I figured his cultist would be the perfect opportunity to learn how fast I could actually get this done and to test out that Army Painter Shader. Also, my friend got quite a steal!!! =) Turns out, models to this level can be done fairly quick and the shader works for this level of quality. I'd say for table top, this is pretty good. I'd field this!
I received my hot foam cutting tool and got to using it as soon as I could. Our group at my old office really needs terrain, and I'm more than happy to spend some time making it. This article will be mostly about the terrain, but I'd also like to point out that it's a new Fire Warrior team there that I painted. So they'll help show case it. I know they're not hot women laying on shiny cars like most show case models, but hey! They're sleek and fancy alien men! That has to count for something? Right?
I tried helping the troop painting process this time around, by painting something fun as well as troops in the same go. They do after all, have the same color scheme. So I assumed it would be a fairly ok thing to do, and so I did, and it was.
Finished this one now, it was sort of the reward for having finished the entire Tau army box as well as 5 suits. I now have a heavy vehicle to add to my lists where I see fit. Hopefully he'll be useful. I ran into a few disappointing blunders with this guy, mostly with assembly and especially with priming. I've looked up online videos of how to use Army Painter, and I'll give those a try. If they fail, I'm never using army painter again and I'll suffer with black primer from GW I guess. We'll see. I'm torn... I love how the Desert Yellow Primer saves me time, but it's destroyed more models than I care to mention.
So you know how artist kinda have their "This is my peak best?" The "magnum opus" or something like that. I think this is it. It's a real bummer that it happens to be on a couple of walls, but, these things are pretty freaking amazing I think. Feel free to say otherwise, but I'll just delete you =P
I am finished with yet another model. I've had this one in a box for a while, and due to focusing mostly on my Tau forces, I just never got around to assembling this monster of a tank. Here it is though, and Land raider Redeemer/Crusader. I put the slash in there because it really is both. The guns are magnetized to fit both flamer and bolter mounts. This wasn't at all an easy thing to magnetize and to some degree I regret having done so. So let me start with the magnets.
I bought a small shield drone pack before leaving for Colorado some months back, and just now got around to fixing them up. They went pretty smooth, and I'm really glad I had an airgun on hand to help with the white. It's amazing how clean that airgun get's these light colors onto a model, leaving no brush strokes. I do learn every time though that patience IS required. You can't just lay it on. You do a bit and rest. Let the paint dry... then do a bit more until it's the proper color. Just take your time and you'll do wonders.