Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Final Three Survivors - Completed (Zombicide)

Ok - decided I would paint these last few up and not leave the set feeling incomplete. They aren't the best work I've ever done, but work great for playing the game I think :)  Now I have to photograph and figure out a price for the set etc.


Update: Action shots

Friday, September 27, 2013

Zombicide - Amy

With the completion of Amy I have basically painted up the complete Zombicide "basic" set (what you would get at retail) plus all the extra Abomination Kickstarter zombies. The only question that remains is if I have the endurance to paint the three additional bonus survivors. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Space Marine Blood Ravens Tactical Squad

Here's the finished squad - they seemed to take me forever to complete. Not sure why - I even skimped on some of the details like on the backpacks. Also I notice a couple of spots I need to fix up like a dot of grey on the powerfist. Other than that, fairly happy with them.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Zombicide...lurching towards the finish line

Finally completed the last of the zombies in my Abomination level season 1 Zombicide set. Now there's basically just one "base set" survivor (the Goth chick) and then the three promo ones...'course, survivors take longer than zombies with my production line setup.

If I can get those done I'll probably put the entire set up on ebay. TBD. I don't want to part with it after all this work, but at the same time my hobby spending has been a little "extreme" lately :|

Friday, September 6, 2013

Convergence of Cyriss - Painted Forgefather and Cypher

Two more Convergence models completed: Forgefather Syntherion and a Cypher heavy vector. There are visible seams/lines on the vector despite my best efforts - that said, reading the PP forums it's obvious this starter box had quality control issues and I'm not the only one having trouble with cleaning/prepping them :)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Warmachine Convergence of Cyriss - Steelsoul Keg Protector (PAX) Painted

Finished up another Cyriss model - the Steelsoul Keg Protector from PAX. These are fast and pretty fun to paint up - the main thing I struggle with is the "blue glow". I've always had trouble with that, even with Cygnar models. Also, I had trouble seeing the details on her face with my aging eyes - it was just a glaring shine :)  Pretty happy with her overall though.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Warmachine - Convergence of Cyriss Axis

Hi folks,

Something different for a change - I painted up the Axis I picked up at PAX. Cool model! He looks quite shiny in the photo (and in RL I suppose) because I opted to go very light with matte varnish (just brushed on in specific spots) in order to preserve the metallics. I was hoping it would turn out a bit neater overall, but still satisfied especially in person.

For my own records, this is how I painted him:

- black primer
- Basecoat with Reaper Master Honed Steel (AB)
- Wash with Secret Weapon Soft Body Black
- Highlight with Mithril Silver (AB)
- Darker metal panels are Reaper Master Skunkworks metallic
- various touch ups of the metallic areas and panel lining etc with those colors
- White is Administratum  Celestra Grey then Ceramite White
- The brass is done with a 50/50 mix of Vallejo Tinny Tin and Bright Bronze, then Washed with Agrax Earthshade, then the mix again, then the mix plus some P3 Brass Balls, then Brass Balls by itself.
- Arcane areas are ceramite white, then washed with arcane blue (basically just like the tutorial in the Cyriss book)
- Base is Gun Corps Brown, washed with Vallejo Umbre wash, drybrushed GW zhandri dust, then drybrushed with Ushabti Bone. Tufts are Army Painter Wilderness tufts.