Friday, October 31, 2014

Industrial Revolution - Mei Feng Tactics

In keeping with aggressive pose, Mei Feng is a powerhouse and anchor of her crew, which I quite enjoy, as I tend towards support commanders, so I'm very much in to the idea of a strong commander who can still run support a little.

She's got a bit of an odd character because, while she's a bouncing death ball and has some useful defensive support, it's her Henchman, Kang, who brings more of the power and offensive support to the crew.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Building Character- Vanguard Unique Models

Continuing with a more down-to earth Vanguard minis, with a batch of characters. I've always liked Kara, particularly her expression and prosthetic arm: Her scars have a lot of cool narrative weight that I don't often see.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Family Man - Arena Rex, Urbicus (& activation marker)

I'm saving a full Arena Rex review for the future, so, for now, I'll need to be satisfied with saying that Urbicus took paint well.

Waste Not, Want Not - Revenant color test

Another new incarnation (possibly a reincarnation?), this time, mostly going with dead flesh rather than anything particularly bloody.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

"I See a Red Door and I..." - Black and Dark Non-Metallic Metal Painting Tutorial

So, for my first tutorial, I'm focusing on a favorite area of mine- I consider myself pretty proficient in lighting and contrast, so NMM techniques was a clear first option.

This tutorial will be primarily about working primarily with glossy blacks and NMM, though the techniques could be applied to most high-contrast techniques and I'll make a few notes throughout on how this can be adapted.

This also covers a few of my preferences on paints and techniques.

I'll be using a Studio McVey Sedition Wars mini as the basis for this demo.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hunting the Hunters - Magnetized 2nd edition Predator Destrouctor/Annihilator

I'm a big fan of the versatility represented in the Predator builds, be it tank hunter or anti-infantry/light vehicle (though I'm not a fan of mixed weaponry).

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

B Squad Leader - Samaritan Color Test

After doing a kind of standard job with my own Samaritans, going with something strikingly different was a lot of fun. I'm not really sure what else to say on this- the paint job went very smoothly, even if it did come out a little brighter than the X-COM reference. More Sedition Wars dudes to follow...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Feelin' Blue - Kingdom Death Twilight Knight

The Kingdom Death line has done nothing but impress me, and the Twilight Knight was no exception.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Poser! - Mei Feng (and Emberling)

What started as a way of trying to figure out how a debris/base made sense has turned into one of my favorite projects, and my next tactics focus: