Monday, January 28, 2013

Pet Rocks - My Trollblood collection, part 3 of 4

(continued from part 2)
Grim is one of my favorite minis, possibly my favorite trollkin there is. Either way, he's got a lot of character, and was a blast to paint. He's also the only trollkin warlock I have, that I basically have a functioning theme list with, though it would be a lot more functional with a heavy.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Bug Hunt - Sedition Wars Vanguard test scheme

So, for Sedition Wars, I wanted to try something a bit out of the ordinary (for me), as I try on a larger scale. I've decided that I'll paint all of the models in (essentially) three batches:

-first wave Vanguard
-first wave Strain
-second wave

Now, the third batch is mostly a bunch of characters, which means a smaller and more diverse, which is what I'm used to, but the first two will each be around 35 miniatures in similar color schemes, which is something I do a lot less often. As in, I've never tried just blasting through that way. Usually, the largest groups I work on at once are squads.

In order to do this in one go and not go crazy, I've chosen limited palates and overlapping colors. This is also the first army I've painted with a white base coat (I've done smaller groups, but this is the first large, coherent body).

I've limited myself to very little mixing, and a lot of washes and a few 50/50 blends. The only part that actually involves a 3 color mix is the teal from the visor, which I may replace with a stock color, but I don't own any teal, and was otherwise finished.

So, without further ado, my test mini:

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Heros of Ulthuan - High Elf hero re-sculpts, part 1 of 3: Teclis

The first in a group of three conversions my client wanted-- he, like I, felt that the translation of GW's high elves between illustration and miniature was rather lacking in a number of areas.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Pet Rocks - My Trollblood collection, part 2 of 4

Continuing from last time, a trollblood collection wouldn't be complete without the ballsiest, crankiest, xenophobic(est) shaman of them all.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

It's Like Magic! Except, Well, I Like It - Dominion card game review

So, some few years ago, I heard about this game called Dominion, which was like Magic, the Gathering, which is exactly why it was more than a year before I tried it.
Having played it, the ways it's unlike Magic, however, are exactly why I now like the ways it is like Magic.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pet Rocks - My Trollblood collection, part 1 of 4

Something special happened on Monday, which has almost never happened before. I think once was my Mordheim Skaven warband, one was a Necromunda Ash Wastes Gang... I'm not sure if it's ever happened other than that.

This is the third time I've had a fully painted force, and this is by far the largest of them, and the only completely NMM.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Silent Night, Source Light - Lord Chompy Bits details

A couple weeks ago, I wrote in this frantically written post that, when I had gotten back home, I'd write with a clearer head and some nicer photos about my recent dakka dakka competition entry, so, now that I have said time, it would be wrong of me not to follow through, so, without further ado, said pics and writing.