29 April, 2012

Pimping fantasy buildings 40K

Got a few simple unpainted fantasy building from a friend to use for my inquisitor models.
Thus the buildings has to be pimped up to the 40K era. First building is just about done and ready to be painted...

26 April, 2012

Thaddeus Velk unleashed...

Settled on the name and put in the last hour of painting tonight. Proper dark moody pictures for a sinister villain-type character.

Studio style pictures when I find the time and interest...

24 April, 2012

Thaddeus Velk, paint phase #1

Next up - and already well on the way - Hieronimus Hector Velk. 2 hours so far.

Edit: Unsure about the name... Hieronimus connotates too much artist or cronicle writer to me. Hector has a harder pronounciation and a sharper edge to it. Had to do a list of names to work out what to use instead of Hieronimus. Hector, Franz, Hannibal, Hugo, Ignatus, Matthias. Speaking of names - both Gregor Eisenhorn and Titus Endor are such cool names.

Anthor editing of the name. From Hector to Thaddeus. More subtle and mysterious.

14 April, 2012

Cabinet close-up

So what's in the cabinet? Well, usually my most recent projects since they seem to correspond with each other. My display cabinet is about 35 x 35 cms. A single cubic space in a bookcase, two shelves. Duchess Death lurks in the back, the Deamonhost takes a central position in the second row.

Front row has another 40K character standing by ready for the first layers of paint. I see him as a sinister personality - a worker of schemes, no concience, and obsessed to overthrow the Imperium and bring discord into the known Universe.

09 April, 2012

Servo Skull Collector - studio shots

A few studio-style photos of the Servo Skull Collector.
Not the big setup with blue-white backdrop but enough to show the colours more clearly I hope.

I want to get a some more terrain done to add variation to my mood-shots and possibly even to get a game going at some point. A small 40K gaming board will also have to be done at some point.

07 April, 2012

Servo Skull Collector - finished

Finished the Servo Skull Collector tonight. A fun and hectic 3 hours painting session.

Yesterday I decided to persue a slightly monocrome look by aiming to work yellow into most parts of the model. Thus I had to change to shield which I had just enjoyed painting wiht the white/red pattern of checks... But I am quite pleased with the new look. I haven't painted a lots of models using a monocrome palette so this was both fun and challenging.

05 April, 2012

Servo Skull Collector, paint phase #4

Cloak is sponged with MIG pigment African Earth mixed up in W&N matt varnish. Then I sponged on some black also. Finally some zenith highlights on the general shape of the cloak and then I used the same light yellow (Bubonic Brown + white) to exaggerate some of the black sponge marks as if they are tiny holes in the cloth. To do this I highlighted the cloak underneath the black dots to create the illusion of an edge that catches the light. Also lots of more work around the model, but not a lot completely finished.

03 April, 2012

Servo Skull Collector, paint phase #3

A moody shot to follow the 3rd painting session.
I have started on the checked shield and also most of the basic work on the cloak is done.
The terrain setting is the classic 40K buildings from the 1998-boxed set with some quick airbrush action and drybrushing. The bright red backdrop is painted by my youngest daughter.