Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Painting disasters (and some chicks)

What an awful night of painting I had yesterday.

I got the itch to paint that Hellbrute I posted the other day, and got to it after dinner. I went through my usual "man, this is looking rough" before applying the wash feeling  but something wasn't right. I could feel it as I brushed over the model, something like "uh oh, this isn't working".

We all have bad painting days. Days where the magic just isn't there. No desire, hand eye coordination just isn't clicking, whatever it is. This was one of those days.

I pressed on, "some Agrax Earthshade will fix her right up". How wrong I was. Even as I slopped on the wash to try to cover up the awful paint job and color selection, I knew...my heart was just not into this model. And if the heart isn't there, I'm not that advanced a painter to carry me through to completion. When I was done I put it down and walked away, hoping...wishing, that the wash would transform it into a good looking model. I was delusional, and this was confirmed in the morning. Before work I peeked into my war room and saw the results. Bad. Just...bad. I'm not even gonna post it here it's so bad. Funny thing is, it bummed me out all day!

I wonder if any of you have those moments as you paint an army up? How do you deal with it?

Only one thing would help me get over it. Build some new models (which will always be my favorite part of this hobby). I needed to get some Slaaneshi Heralds done up and built two. I placed them on some rubble to make them stand out from the other Daemonettes. The arms are from the Seeker kit, which will make them stand out even more in a big, complicated h2h.

These ladies helped me get over this traumatic painting session, and I want to thank them!

Monday, November 25, 2013

New Daemon Prince

Got this one cheap off Ebay the other day. I guess with the new plastic version out no one really wants these anymore. Not even gonna convert this one, I think he's prefect as is. I even dig his weapon as he'll be Nurgle and will be carrying a bale sword. His colors will be the same as my Death Guard since his armor looks close to them.

I took some better pics of my other Nurgle Prince with my new light set up, shows the colors a little better. These two will make for a nasty tag team on the board.

Friday, November 22, 2013

WIP Nurgle Soul Grinder

So I am LOVING these new GW technical paints. If you are a Nurgle guy or girl, these are made for you!

I built this thing a while back and it's been staring at me for a while from the shelf, begging to be painted. I'm glad I waited; I picked up some Typhus Corruption, Ryza Rust and Blood for the Blood God the other night and started experimenting with them. I kept the Death Guard theme going using most of the same colors for him.

The Typhus Corruption was a very easy wash to use, just hit up most of the metal leg parts with it, then followed it with a dry brush of Rza Rust. It makes for a nasty combo, covering much of the metal parts with a textured, brownish, coat of filth and then a tinge of rust setting in. Afterwards I went in and added some metal edges to it with Leadbelcher.

The Blood God paint is really fun to use in a splattering effect, like with an old toothbrush. I plan to hit up more of the power claw and legs with that. I'll also use some Secret Weapon weathering powders on her when finished, mostly at the bottom to simulate dried mud. I picked up some Tamiya weathering powders recently and may give those a go to really build up the rust in some areas as well.

Very impressed with these paints. I actually enjoyed painting for a change, something that has given me some trepidation in the past. I'm excited about getting on to the second one now!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Nurgle Hellbrute revisited

So the tentacle head from the Spawn kit I used on this ol' boy never felt right to me. It needed something different. Guess what? I got a fever, and the only prescription is more tentacle!

I think he looks adequately infected now. I used a MaxMini Biohazard head for him since they look just slightly on the large side for normal Marines. It fits pretty well and gives the model a real creepy feel. The Green Stuff Ind. tentacle maker is the gift that just keeps on giving...

As far as using this on the tabletop, well....probably not gonna see much action. I could maybe see one set up strictly for fire support for your vehicles as they advance up field; since they are low priority with all your other threats in a Chaos force they might survive for a while. Just gotta keep them outta hand to hand, they get murdered anymore.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

More Nurgle Raptors

Both squads complete, now on to priming!

Aspiring Champion Golathax

A face only a Maulerfiend could love...



Friday, November 8, 2013

Melta Raptors

Quick update...got some meltagun toting Raptors done for the squad. I'll probably end up making enough for two 5 man squads of them eventually. I can see these becoming my Riptide hunters; dropping down and hopefully hurting one enough that either it gets fried outright, or damaged to the point where it runs away all game.

Used the same FW torsos as the last bunch. I didn't have a second Chaos looking melta so I modified a Loyalist one a bit.

Monday, November 4, 2013

10K yo!

When I think about how long it's been since I played a game of Warhammer...

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I am going to try to remedy that his weekend hopefully.

In other news, I was stoked to see I finally busted 10k page views! Thanks to everyone for checking out the blog, I appreciate it! Lots more stuff to come.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Death Guard Raptors

Some Nurgly Raptors for you today. Mixed in a few Forgeworld parts like torsos and shoulder pads to fit in with my foot slogging Death Guard. These will be fun to paint! I plan to add in a little texture here and there on the armor and some small tentacles busting from them as well. I don't know why I didn't open this kit earlier, they are some killer models.



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