Friday, April 11, 2014

Flashback Friday - 501st Krieg Naval Reserve Pt. 1





 Hey everyone!

Welcome to Flashback Friday, where I revisit old armies I have painted from the past.  I have painted thousands of models and who knows how many huge armies on commission, and each one holds a special place in my heart. I enjoy looking back every once in a while at the photos and remembering the joys and struggles, the hard work and the pure enjoyment of making someone's vision a reality. But enough of that emotional stuff, let's get on with it!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Adepticon 2014 Blog Part 13 - Epilogue



Hey all!

Back from Adepticon 2014, and what a convention it was.  There is no "probably" about it - this definitely was the most fun yet.  I met a lot of customers from the previous year, twitter friends, facebook fans and so many other people.  It is not an exaggeration to say if I was not at the gaming table I was meeting people and talking and it was just amazing to meet all of you. 

But I have a few pics I managed to remember to take in all the hustle, so let's get on with it!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Memento In Utero - Adepticon 2014 Army



And now for the second half - the 40k army!  Excited to be done and to be packing it up.  If you are going to Adepticon feel free to stop and say hi.  I will not be playing the army, a friend will, but I will be around.

Ride of the Worm King - Adepticon 2014 Army



Hey everyone!

Here it is, all finished and the images all up for your viewing pleasure!  I will be uploading the 40k army display momentarily.  For those that might be new:

Every year I do a large scale project for Adepticon, a convention in early April in Chicago IL.  This year I did two!  This is the Fantasy display. If you are interested in any of the WIP images, I have them all on Facebook and in this blog.

The display is based on a large. real wooden throne.  I bought the throne and skeleton from a local "antique" store.  It is about 6.5 feet tall from floor to dragon wings.

The theme of the army is a nightmare fairy tale.  Something a child in the Warhammer world might dream is coming to his town to attack.  The Worm King is a legend of a twisted king who would attack with his dragons and "knights" in the middle of the night and take children away in sacks and on their carts to be eaten for dinner by his pet dragons.  Luckily for the children of Bretonnia, it is simply a tale told by parents when their kids are mean. Or is it?


Friday, March 28, 2014

Adepticon 2014 Blog Part 12 - Finished, Photography Underway!



Hey all!

I can finally say, the armies and displays are complete, and I have been taking pictures!  Timing the angle of the sun was tricky and has taken most of the night.  Now on to individual model photos, and nighttime egg shots!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Adepticon 2014 Blog Part 11 - Egg Finished!




Hey all - this is it!  Both displays down.  Now just to do the marines that go in the egg.  Let's wrap this up so I can get back to painting!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Adepticon 2014 Blog Part 10 - Finishing the Throne


Hey all!

Time passes, things get done - or something more appropriately poetic.  I have focused a lot more on the throne the past few days so I will go over all of the progress, which is now done enough to at least call it complete.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Adepticon 2014 Blog Part 9 - Starting to Look Like Something


Hey everyone!

Sorry for the lack of updates.  Working on so many projects right now basically as the weather sees fit and as things dry, so lots of progress spread over many means there isnt going to be much to show until they all fall into place at the same time down the road.  Right now I have going:

- The throne
- The Fantasy army for the throne
- The egg chair 
- The Kuksi guts of the chair
- The Marine army for the egg chair
- A customer's 2000 point admech army
- 4 RoB city tiles for that army, one being a custom city with LEDs and a tablet for a billboard
- A 25 model demo set of Wrath of Kings for CMoN

Phew!  This is definitely the most I have bit off right before Adepticon, so let's save as much time as possible and run down the egg progress!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Flashback Friday - Nurgle Titan



 Hey everyone!

Welcome to Flashback Friday, where I revisit old armies I have painted from the past.  I have painted thousands of models and who knows how many huge armies on commission, and each one holds a special place in my heart. I enjoy looking back every once in a while at the photos and remembering the joys and struggles, the hard work and the pure enjoyment of making someone's vision a reality. But enough of that emotional stuff, let's get on with it!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Adepticon 2014 Blog Part 8 - Finishing the Egg


Hey everyone.

Sorry for the lack of updates.  The past two days have been the only decent ones for outside work, so there hasn't been much work on the displays until yesterday.  Work inside is all over the place so lots of progress, but not much completely finished to show.  However before we get to the egg, I did get the houses done, and have a few pictures to share.

Flashback Friday - Titan Trio



 Hey everyone!

Welcome to Flashback Friday, where I revisit old armies I have painted from the past.  I have painted thousands of models and who knows how many huge armies on commission, and each one holds a special place in my heart. I enjoy looking back every once in a while at the photos and remembering the joys and struggles, the hard work and the pure enjoyment of making someone's vision a reality. But enough of that emotional stuff, let's get on with it!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Adepticon 2014 Part 7 - Painting the Derelict




Hey guys!  I have finished the ship to about 75%, so I thought I would go ahead and post the results. :)  Let's get on with it!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Adepticon 2014 Part 6 - By the Power of Gray Primer!




Hey everybody!  Some new updates - the biggest being painting has begun!  Let's get started.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Flashback Friday - Imperial Guard



 Hey everyone!

Welcome to Flashback Friday, where I revisit old armies I have painted from the past.  I have painted thousands of models and who knows how many huge armies on commission, and each one holds a special place in my heart. I enjoy looking back every once in a while at the photos and remembering the joys and struggles, the hard work and the pure enjoyment of making someone's vision a reality. But enough of that emotional stuff, let's get on with it!







This time it is Imperial Guard!  One common trend since they are usually huge in model count, is to paint the vehicles and infantry separately.  This way the colors look fine in terms of matching, but it is more affordable.






Dogfighting some Tau Barracudas.  I painted this army at the same time as a large Tau armored company so that allowed for some fun pictures.
















The Leman Russes are all Forge World hulls, turrets, and trench rails.  I always recommend the Forge World conversion bits as they are so much more detailed and realistic.








Two Vendettas, can't go wrong!  Weathering the big open wings is always something I look forward to.






Bombards, along with enclosed Medusas, are by far my favorite Forge World vehicles outside of super heavies.  They are just so big and intimidating.  They also remind me of construction equipment (destruction equipment?)









And of course, can't have Imperial Guard without Chimeras!  These are all fairly stock, but I added plenty of damage pre-painting.  


That's it for this week!  Check in next Friday for more trips down memory lane. Always feel free to follow on twitter or facebook if you prefer.  Thanks for reading!