23 April 2015

Random Project: Ogre Pit Fighter

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So today I found myself doing another link in my chain and after corroding the gut armour, I found myself messing with the arm options for another Ogre I got in the same job lot. I originally was going to just try and give him a mongolian style hat, but he slowly developed into something else.....

21 April 2015

A Painting Chain

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Hey all, just a little post today on something I'm trying, which I find really useful at the minuet. I'm doing a painting chain. The idea is that you do a little of something that you're working on every day, doesn't matter how big or small, just so long as you do something.

I got into the habit of not painting for weeks on end, sighting that I was too busy. That isn't in fact wholly true, as I'm sure anyone who reads this will agree, life outside of the hobby world demands a lot of our attention, as this is, indeed, a hobby, part of our greater life that we enjoy to the fullest. I felt that I needed to try and flex in some hobby time, or at least be able to do it on a more consistant basis.

This is where "The Chain" comes in. I got this idea from my housemate, who was having the same problem with his drawings and he got this idea from Jerry Seinfeld. He would work on a little joke or something everyday trying not to break his chain. It's worked wonders for my housemate and now its making me more productive too.

I got a few ogres in a job lot and there was a nicely characterful ogre in that bunch which I thought would be a good starter for my chain. He was just white and brown when I got him (as you can probably still see from the Gnoblar in the crow's nest) and after just doing a little bit a day, he's coming on very nicely! Plus doing this has helped me tackle my flesh problems and so far they've come out quite well! I didnt matter if I just gave it a wash, did some highlights or just base coated an area. As long as I did something not to break the chain!



He's not for a new army or anything like that, but he and his kin could be use in Mordheim as various Orge mercenaries. The chain though is really helping me, it gives me that little bit of hobby time, its gives me a rewarding feeling that something is looking really good and also it's helping me with techniques, mixtures and applications all in 5-30mins a day. If you don't do this and felt the way I did, I would definitely say give it a go. Even if its you just leave one brush and colour of paint out it's something and can really help with you productivity. Give it a go!

Zebulon


10 April 2015

Dark Angel Space Marine Librarian WIP

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Hi all.

Today I bring some pictures of the next model that I've started work on. In this instance it's my take on the Dark Angel Librarian that was in the Dark Vengeance box set. Like the Dark Angel Company Commander from the same box that I painted quite a while ago, I've chosen to do this model purely because I like it. He may see action alongside some Space Marines in the future but he won't be part of a Dark Angel allied army or anything like.

So lets get on with the pictures.

 More after the jump.

7 April 2015

Dark Eldar Haemonculi Complete

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Hi all.

Today I bring the completed Dark Eldar Haemonculi that I've been working steadily on for the last week. 

Lets get to the pictures.

 More after the jump.

5 April 2015

Painting Challenge Results

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Hi all.

Just a quick post this one. 

The results of the poll for the Urien Rakarth challenge stand at 2 votes for myself and 1 vote for Zebulon. That gives me the win in this challenge by 1 vote. 

Thanks for everyone who had a look and to those who voted on our small poll. 

Blackmane

4 April 2015

Painting Challenge Quick Reminder

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Hi all.

Just a quick reminder that the voting for mine and Zebulon's Urien Rakarth painting challenge ends tomorrow. 

If you haven't seen them then mine (Blackmane) can be found here and Zebulon's here and the poll can be found on the right hand side.

Thanks for having a look.

Blackmane