Thursday, April 27, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

A-Hunting We Shall Go - Mordheim Beastmen Raiders

Okay, I admit it-- when I was a young 'un, I always kinda wanted to do a Beastmen set when I played Mordheim, but had way too many gangs already. So, it was pretty neat when someone not only liked an object of my nostalgia, but wanted me to work on a group I'd never approached.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Command Structure - More Ral Partha Orcs!

Another batch of orcs! Most of these are Assault Hackers, though it also includes four Drillmasters (those would be the guys with stylishly larger armor and big hooks) and a unit of Bloodmaster command who are appropriately front and center.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Vanguard - Code Zero Anazi Dynasty Scouts (including review)

I had a lot of fun painting this unit from Garage Gaming's new Code Zero line. It's always pretty cool working with new lines others haven't already explored, and you can't get much newer than currently crowdfunding.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Light Up the Knight - Kingdom Death Warrior of the Sun Pinup and Percival the Black Knight

I was pretty darn happy with how this repaint came out-- a slight conversion to turn her top into more of a sleeveless thing than a corset, but basically I just repainted the Warrior of the Sun.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

By the Book - gaunt Summoner and other Silver Tower Big Baddies

I love the look of the gaunt Summoner- he reminds me of mix of classic Chaos, GW's modern clean sculpting, and a splash or two of Del Toro puppets.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Hot-Blooded - Kingdom Death Butcher, Re-posed

My second re-pose for the Butcher, this guy was a pretty smooth conversion-- other than the jaw which I couldn't get open, this posing job went off nicely, since I didn't need to experiment. I shifted his weight a bit since the previous one, with an emphasis on having finished a swing rather than the lower thrust of my first one which was roaring.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cold Steel - Kingdom Death Butcher

A quick one today, I've done a few Butchers at this point, but normally they've been warmer. This time I had a request for a more neutrally lit one, which, with all of the extinguished lanterns on its base, gave it a particularly bleak feel which, in my opinion, worked well with the static pose- it made him feel a bit lonely, despite the warm lanterns on his back.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Going With the Flow (chart) - Glory To Rome Review

My relationship with Glory to Rome is defined by my experiences learning to play it, so my review's going to take a bit of a different form this time.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Never Gonna' Keep me Down - Malifaux Resurrectionists - Forgotten Marshal and Bête Noire

I really don't like the standard Forgotten Marshal. Mostly the part where it makes no sense that he's missing a coffin. What, does he keep the zombie that falls out in his pocket? His Hat?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Workin' for the Man Every Night and Day - Kingdom Death Nemeses

The King's Man features a combination of colors that I think work very nicely together-- orange and purple are some that not only form a pretty nice compliment, but nothing confusing happens if you mix them pretty reasonably.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sword & Board - Ral Partha Orc Regiments

I like the heavy poses of these orcs - unlike a lot of fantasy units, I feel like these guys are showing a real heft to carrying around that weight of gear in combat.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Master... Basher? Guild Ball Union

So, a pretty unusual one for me-- I've never done a modular model with OSL, the closest before being a diorama, but this had some interesting challenges, getting an angle of light that wouldn't cast weird shadows on Avarisse but would still be able to hit Greede.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Forest of Spears - 2nd Orc regiment

A quick one today, continuing the Ral Partha orc horde with some Heavy Impalers. For this unit, I got a bit more variety by variously twisting spears... really brought me back to the good ol' days of metal models, where that wouldn't just snap a part.

Monday, January 23, 2017

What is Best in Life? - Silver Tower Ogroid Thaumaturge + Darkoath Chieftain

Silver Tower's update, in the Darkoath Chieftain, is actually one of my favorite recent GW models, since I think he has a really classic fantasy barbarian vibe, and the face really seals the deal, with the kind of threatening smile. Despite baloon-like muscles and some oversized weapons, I think the model has some surprising subtlety.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Who the Hell Do You Think I Am? - Kingdom Death Forsakers

One of a few references I hadn't really encountered prior to the first Kingdom Death Kickstarter, I definitely hadn't recognized Kamina... thought he was some Final Fantasy character I didn't recognize. While Gurren Lagann isn't my favorite show ever, it's a pretty perfect reference for the setting.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Building a Tharmy Thworthy of Thwar - Staring Ral Partha Orc Army

This is the beginning of a massive orc collection, which is reaping the rewards of a lot of inefficient experimentation with trying to make units look like they weren't regimented while they were coherent. I have two sets of mixes each for wood, cloth, fur, and rawhide/flayed skin, going 50/50 with each sculpt type. Given that there are only three sculpts in these units, I think they look pretty unique. Well, off to do a bajillion more!

(Did anyone else think Sauron's voice modulation made it sound like he had a weird lisp?)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Seeing Red - Modified Kingdom Death Butcher

So, I got tired of Kingdom Death's "menacing" models often just kind of standing around, particularly in the case of a flailing blood-crazed berserker.