01 February, 2015

Interview and a Scion Captain



A comment to go with the picture first: A Scion Captain that I have worked on over about a months time. I put him into some terrain to get nice field-action feeling in the photo. Regarding the Scion box the current score is 2 down, 3 to go. And I also got myself some Eldar the other week... Oh well...

Onto the interview part of the topic headline. Tyler of Mengel Miniatures wrote me about 3 months ago if I would do an interview. The interview was published on his website last week and I really think he put down some good questions. So if you want to have a read, then head over to Tyler's website: Mengel Miniatures.


11 January, 2015

Garden of Morr - WIP #1



Started working on some terrain. So far I am well underway doing the Garden of Moor and have started a tower. When assembled terrain is awsome to do. It does not have to be that precise, there is a lot of drybrushing and washing, and it really enhances your minis. I really look forward to having these first terrain pieces finished and do some miniature photography in the new setting.

05 January, 2015

Iron Sleet

2015. A new year and an interesting change on the blog sphere.
You probably have see it already, but if you are late to the party a few friends and fellow miniature bloggers have teamed up to persue a common goal: Grim-Dark visions of 40K miniatures and imagery.

Legion of Plastic and the Spiky Rat Pack has joined forces and will now present their project on a singular site. Alright, no more talk. Here is the link:

www.ironsleet.com

Enjoy. It already looks quite promising.

31 December, 2014

2014 - last post this year!


Inspired by working on big stuff in December doing the Imperial Knight I have started on some terrain pieces to get some bigger pieces done in early 2015. Also, I am planning to play more games. Plus the usual hobby stuff. See you in 2015. Happy Painting!

24 December, 2014

Imperial Knight, day 24 - finished!

What a journey! I have never painted a model of this size before, and where it has been hard at times I do think that the rewards of seeing this BIG DUDE finished is really awsome.







What is your favourite part, I ask myself? The verdigris effect on the copper rims. The idea of having weathered copper plating on the Knight corresponds so nicely with Church roofs and a general grim-dark gothic style that it had to be tried. It is not perfect, but it is a start into something really challenging and fun. I definately want to try other techniques like this in the future.

Overall, I am really happy with the vivid colour scheme. The colour literally attacks your eyes, but he still suggest a dark and gritty universe. That is quite nice I think. He will really stand out nicely on the battlefield for sure.

Regarding the photos I will do some crisper shots and more angles when there is proper light and time.

Well, that's it for now... Season Greetings and Happy Painting!

23 December, 2014

Imperial Knight, day 23 - finishing touches

Lots of little things. But images first:





 Final weathering:
  • Verdigris-style weathering of the copper areas. A bold move, I know, but this is how it is gonna be! I used GW's Technical paint for this, but added white to make it lighter in places.
  • Additional bigger scratches on the armourplates using a broken black (add a little bleached bone to the black), rust streaks, plus washes of various kind on both metal areas and plates.
  • Airbrush of dark grey around the chimneys (done before the top part was glued on).
  • Tamiya clear smoke for all the working phistons - gives an oily look as well as providing good shading. 
  • A handful more purity seals to jazz up areas that could do with a little additional touch of 40K iconography.
  • Touching up here and there...

I could easily spend more hours on this model, but I think I will stop for now. Final photos tomorrow!

22 December, 2014

Imperial Knight, day 22 - basing up

Most work done on the base. Maybe I'll add a little contrat later, but I want to keep the base fairly plain. Focus should be on the big robot.



Base colours thinned with water (and a drop of dish soap to break the surface tension making the paint flow more easy) and washed over the base. Then some washes mixed with some MIG pigments. Some drybrushing. Static grass. Matt varnish. More drybrushing, including drybrushing the grass. Then pure MIG pigments.

Next up - final weathering/tweaking/washing of the robot.
And then photography for the last update on the 24th...

21 December, 2014

Imperial Knight, day 21 - detail-work

Getting closer to a finished model, but today it is about the details.
Here are the shield, banner and helmet. Still a little weathering detail-work left but good enough for a close-up I think.

 
I am also working on getting some colours onto the base. The terrain will be barren with turfs of withered grass. More on that in tommorow's update.


The big question is how much weathering and tweaking the model needs when all parts are assembled...