Sunday, March 16, 2014

Imperial Guard Commission

This is a test miniature for an upcoming commission I have been contacted for. The customer chose the color scheme and logo and they are known as the Cadian 722nd "Hurricanes."

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Showcase: Raptors Drop Pod

Here is a Raptors Drop Pod I recently completed. Though technically complete, I was thinking about adding some streaking effects with oils. I also had concerns about the brightness of the chapter iconography and Aquila, so I look to address that in the coming days. All and all, I was pretty please with how this model turned out and I learned a ton about painting a model of this size.

Tutorial: Chipping Effects with AK Interactive Chipping Fluid

So this is my first tutorial and the topic is how I use AK Interactive Chipping Fluid to create some nice weathering effects on tanks. Read more after the break.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Raptors Progress and Other Things

I have completed the Raptors drop pod and I hope to take some photos of it sometime tomorrow. I feel that it turned out pretty well and it was definitely a learning experience for me since it is the first non-Rhino vehicle I have completed.

Due to another round of winter weather this weekend, I managed to get a significant amount of work done to the Land Raider Crusader. I completed the rusted undercoat and the green top coat along with some black accents. I documented my progress on how I accomplished the undercoat and I hope to put together a nice picture tutorial in the coming days.

In a related note, I accepted a commission from member of DakkaDakka. It originally was going to be a small Warhammer Fantasy Battle dark elf force but my client has asked if I would paint his Imperial Guard battleforce instead. I am looking forward to receiving the models and getting them painted for the client. I also had spoken briefly with the owner of Huzzah Hobbies about my jump in to commission painted and he offered to funnel me work if I desired. I see this as an exciting advancement for me in the world of miniature painting and I'm excited about what the future might hold.

Be on the look out for a more constant stream of updates in the near future!