Friday, November 25, 2016

Gun Tower: Base Colors

This week I've started painting the titan's gun towers in earnest. Here's the base scheme laid out for Tower #1. I'm aiming for a dirt and grim version of the Legio Mortis red, black, and white scheme this time around. For future reference I'll list my paints here now:

Paints are Vajello luftwaffe uniform bluish-gray, Vallejo gunmetal, GW ironbreaker, Vallejo middlestone, GW khorne red, Vallejo flat black, and Vallejo white, and liberal use of Army Painter strong tone ink. Also often with a 1:1 mix of Vallejo matte medium to smooth the paints.








Monday, November 21, 2016

Homemade Barbed Wire

I made sections of barbed wire fence by cutting up some linoleum samples, and then coiling a couple spools of Gale Force 9 15mm wire. It was a pretty straightforward do-it-yourself project and saved a little money by not buying the pre-painted Battlefield in a Box barbed wire set.




Friday, November 18, 2016

Volcano Cannon

Everything old is new.
You never change.
You never.
You.


Rigorous, but.
Robust, yet.


Love letters in the Ether.
Love letters. to. the. Aether.


Do you still read.
Do you still.


Need?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A7V Tank

Today's post is about a WW1 German A7V tank I've been working on. My five-year-old has taken an interest, so I let her choose the tank's name. She chose Nixe, because that's German for "mermaid" and she thought it was a funny name for a tank.

It didn't take long to paint to a tabletop standard. I went with a rough approximation of the colors. I'm sure historical inaccuracies abound, but at least we're having fun.






Monday, November 14, 2016

Emperor Titan Carapace Towers

Okay, time to get back to emperor titan stuff. These are melta cannons for the upper level. They are kind of embarrassing, but I'm fond of them. That said, they just don't look like the Forgeworld melta cannons. They need some work in any regard.

The plan is to update them so people can recognize them as canonical melta cannons, or to modify them look like some other carapace weapon option.


These are eye-wateringly bad. Hot glue. Hot glue everywhere.


Wires. Plague bearers. Ugh. 


Much work to be done.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

French in the Great War

I started painting some historical miniatures this month, focusing on French in the Great War. It's unclear whether I will ever get back into regular tabletop gaming, but I still love the models, and history is awesome. 

These are Battlefront's sculpts released circa 2015. They've got loads of details and have been fun to paint. There were a few bayonets and rifle-grenades that broke off when I cleaned up the models, but not a big deal at 1:100 scale.

As for the color scheme I tried to follow a painting guide for the French Metropolitan uniform, which was pale-ish blue. I probably went too bright with the blue, which is no big deal. Considering these uniforms were probably stained with mud and dirt in no short amount of time, I can live with the more intense color.  





Monday, October 24, 2016

Ruination Rumination

Today I've got some progress pics of the new recruits for the Word Bearers. They're fairly generic, though there are small details here and there that hint at their dark allegiance.

I tried to model them with bolters up, like they're on the move and tracking targets. It was successful, more or less. There are a couple that look a little awkward, but I'm satisfied.

I added some Word Bearer shoulder decals. And this is how they look after the first coat of matte medium. It takes me a couple more coats to get them looking seamless.

These guys will be finished sometime this week, and then we're on to whatever comes next.