Feb 28, 2012

Space Wolves Update and New Stuff!

I've gotten tired of waiting on the shoulderpads and decided to salvage what got messed up by the Army Painter primer.  Luckily I was able to get quite a few and only have three marines left over in need of some pauldrons.  This is where I attempted some freehand for the designs and it managed to turn out fairly well, as you can see below:

Winsor & Newton brushes are really the best and it helped a lot to use one doing something that required this much precision.  I was lucky to grab a few when Groupon had a $25 for $50 deal at Sam Flax :D
For the wolf head on the left shoulder pad, I attempted at first with the decals, but got annoyed with them pretty quickly.  So I decided to freehand those as well.
I've decided to try my hand at participating in a contest over at the WAMP forum, sponsored by Avatars of War.  I want to try my hand at some sculpting and building an elaborate base, we'll see how that goes, I plan to post updates of my progress on it!  Check out the contest here.  And on a plus for having a package actually get delivered to my place, I got the figure I plan on using for the contest, the Vermin Clan Lord!

Feb 21, 2012

Busy Week, But Not With Miniatures

So there's not much in the way of anything new here, but I'm attempting to at least keep this blog updated at least once a week.  I'd have gotten some more work done with my Space Wolves, but somehow I found out that when I purchased some shoulder pad bits on eBay using my PayPal account, my old address was used for shipping.  It's been over ten days, and while I did set up mail forwarding, I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever see them.  I don't know who to be more annoyed at right now, Paypal or USPS.
Yep, I'm a messy person.

In the meantime, I've been

Feb 12, 2012

Completed: Plague Doctor - Reapermini

While I'm waiting for my Tamiya primer and shoulderpads to come in, I've been working on a friend's minis for D&D.  Here's pictures of the first one I've finished, the Plague Doctor.  I attempted to improve on glowing effects and shading (through layering technique) without the use of any washes.  

Feb 5, 2012

Lesson Learned: Proper Priming

Over the weekend I got Army Painter white primer and finally got to use it on shoulder pads for my Space Wolves, which turned out with some interesting results.  I've used Testors grey primer and have used it several times so I know how to properly prime, or so I thought.  I'd looked up information about Army Painter and found some horror stories about melting plastic and I assumed if I primed correctly with a bit of caution, I'd be fine.

Feb 4, 2012

More Pictures

So I've been practicing taking more photos of my first Space Wolves, I think they turned out well.  Definitely much better than my first set of photos.  Have a look:

My current work is nearing completion, just got a few more touch ups to do and they will be finished!  Hopefully I'll have pics of them within the next few days...