Tuesday, 27 September 2011

WIP Blood Angels Army

Unsually, pic under text this time, as it's rather large and difficult to reformat.

Andy Dean (AKA Orki) recently sent in this shot of the Blood Angels army he's been working on. Shaping up extremely well, now we wait for client feedback.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Slann Mage Priest on Stegadon - GDUK2011 Finalist

... and this morning, finished. Damn close to the wire.

A close 4th place I think (as in there was this, and the three placed winners on the table at the end), coupled with a heart-stopping moment as Darren Latham fumbled the piece (possibly as a result of it not being secured to the plinth) and snapped the skink priest off. Nothing not fixable within 2 minutes of getting home. 2 pins for me this year, the other being the Mordheim Freelancer. As ever, click the images for a larger view.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

WIP Slann Mage Priest on Stegadon (3)

More work on the Stegadon. The face is starting to come along, some tweaks still to make, but definitely getting there. Pretty sure I'll add some drool once the piece is varnished - that tongue needs to be wet!
The horns seem to take forever to paint, but I'm pretty pleased with how they've come out - some black wash to add right at the join, and some blacklining to do on the cracked skin around them. I'll probably add a lot of scarring on the pale underside - I want the beastie to look like it's been ploughing through the jungle. There'll be a heck of a lot of brass etch on the base too. If I get time I may add a couple of the skink archers that came with the Stegadon as escorts.
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Monday, 12 September 2011

WIP Slann Mage Priest on Stegadon (2)

More work on the Stegadon. Finished off the scales with top highlights of Rotting Flesh. Painted up the mouth, eyes and blocked on the horns and plates. A lot more work to do on the general skin, highlighting everything up. I reckon another couple of days on the beastie itself, not including the metallic gold work. I'm waiting on some Liquid Gold (Vallejo) to try out on it. Click the images for larger views.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

WIP Slann Mage Priest on Stegadon

In an effort to get more varied pieces done for Golden Demon UK this year, I've shuffled some of my queue for a particular client around, bringing this lovely Stegadon to the painting table. He's to have a Slann Mage Priest riding on him (big fat metal frog!). The throne from the Mage Priest kit actually fits pretty well on the howdah, so the conversion was mostly just making new palm leaves for the frog to sit on. It took a day to build and prime, and this is the result of day two. I'm hoping to have the piece finished in around 8 days work, which may give me time to do some High Elves too. As ever, click the images for a larger view.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Master of the Forge (Pandora Chapter)

The techmarine is now done. As ever you can click the images for a larger view. The colour scheme and some design points on this were discussed heavily with the client; most notably the omission of any Imperial markings, as the army is sometimes used as a renegade (Chaos Marine) army.