Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Pants around the world. Around the world.

Around the world.

Outside of Blythe California, rest stop going into Arizona. Arizona side.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

This one's for you Jake!

So, I'm finally getting that work done on the Tyranid commission. Had to go out and find the Minwax wood stuff. Home Depot has it. Lowes did not. I think that it came out well, spraycoat of white primer, mechrite red (foundation), and Iyanded darksun (foundation) were the only other colors used, except for a dot of black in the eyes. The base was just a mix of some greens and light browns as it is going to be mostly covered in grass and rocks anyways. Well, enjoy the pictures:

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Well painted miniatures

Dwarf Slayer: It was a fun model to paint, the skin has six layers of skin highlight, the axe has 3 layers of highlight. He is blind in his left eye, thus why it is white. Slays Slaanesh daemons.

Ogre Bull: First of 6 completed, hoping to paint them up and sell them off as mercenary type Ogres. Many layers of flesh highlights and mixing.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Dwarfs again?

The Dwarf Engineer, I suppose I could run him as a Master Engineer if I ever wanted to waste a Hero slot. Still a great model to paint.
The Dwarf Engineer was pretty easy to paint in two parts, backpack and him.
The unit of warriors with great weapons, I often run these bad boys as longbeards, it makes them a whopping S6 all the time! With a runic banner, they can lose combat but still win!
The front side of the Dwarf Runesmith, he follows the same basic formula as the rest of my Dwarf army at the time (blue primarily).
Other side of the Dwarf Runesmith, I really enjoyed painting this model. He did manage to get a little bit of red on his overcoat to seperate him from the masses.

The Battle Standard Bearer, in all his glory.
One of the crewman for the war machines, he is usually set up with the organ gun. Note the dashes for how many orcs he has killed thus far.
Dwarf Mullet. Let me repeat that. Dwarf Mullet.
This bad boy has his engineer mask up, and his clipboard has math equations and what not to have his cannon do (it is an explosion with a red crossed out circle over it).
This guy is totally just rocking being a regular crewman, also his hair was painted using the new GW foundation paints as the base. Amazing.
The Organ Gun and crewmen, ready to shoot down some greenskins.

Update, Update, where are ye tonight?

This is from my tutorial I decided to do over on Warseer:

"Hey, you're doing Dwarfs as your next army? Well, I bought the BfSP, but I'm not using the Dwarfs from it, you can have them in exchange for _______. Thanks!"

Does this sound like something that happened to you? Are you suddenly in possession of enough BfSP Thanes to field all of your Lords and Thanes in a 2000 point list as the same model?

If the answer to those two questions is yes, I may be able to help you, even if you suck at converting (like I do). So keep reading, even if you are just curious as to the outcome of my mad tinkering.

This is by no means a finished project, I have found a few minor errors after viewing all of the pictures that I will need to go back and fix up with green stuff. But for now, the project is sans green stuff.


So this is what we have, the BfSP Thane. Pretty simple, open to some easy conversions...
So, we cut off his axe and the bottom part (in retrospect, I should have left this on, as I ended up reattaching it later in a slightly different manner.

We drill into the hand (not through the hand), and put in some copper wire/brass rod/anything that will work as a staff. I have attached a lantern from a BfSP miner standard bearer.
I'm new to this tutorial thing, so I didn't take a lot of good, if any, pictures for this part. I got too into the model. But basically, we have cut off the horns, added some more random runes to the staff (basically all cut from standard bearers and taken from warrior sprues). The topmost part of the BfSP Thunderers' banner is added to the front of his helmet, to set him apart from other models. And finally, a part I have to fix up, I decided to give him a runic eyepatch, so I just have to go over this with some green stuff to make it look like an eyepatch. I added the handle of an axe from the Dwarf Thunderer Boxed set to represent him having a Great Weapon/Runic Weapon, and there ya go, all he needs is a neat scenic base and he is ready to be painted.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Pants went down to Georgia...

It is time for a small update to tide you all over while I go to Georgia for my cousin's weddin. I might just have grits, sweetTEA, and some french fried pertaters. Anyways, this is some superhero miniatures for the SuperFigs gaming system.

The Spanish Skull in back, a master at appearing in the right place at just the right time. He is also the leader of The Destroyers of Humanity. Romulus Alpha, his number two wears a green powerfist that gives him intense and powerful psychic powers including telekinesis and a super powerful mind.
Dr. Nucleus, the size changing madman who is on the side of The Destroyers of Humanity. His belt gives him the power to drastically alter the size of his body, as well as his strength, regeneration and vitality.
The S.W.A.T.T. (Super Weapon Attack Tactical Team) squad, part of the Coalition for Righteousness. They have a medic, and the ability to throw grenades, and also to set their guns to full auto. They are led by Commandress, who is featured in back. She can create powerful force-fields and occasionally turn the tide of battle with her high leadership.
Desert Storm is the powerhouse for the Coalition of Righteousness. A Persian Gulf war veteran, he was the product of not only intense training, but 'safe' steroid use by the government. After making it his personal agenda to destroy the British government. Before he went through with it, he was contacted by Commandress to join the Coalition. He accepted, and has since used his super strength to fight evil and his intelligence to lead rallies against the secret testing that was done before.

Monday, March 12, 2007

I drop my shield and grab my axe!

And now, without further adieu, I present the Dwarfs of the Worlds Edge Mountains... Started these bad boys a while ago, but finished up the skull pass box set (sans miners, they aren't in my tournament army).

Here, we have the Dragon Slayer, or alternatively, the Daemon Slayer, I really love how this model turned out, I love the pose, and I love the paint job that I gave him.

This is the backside of the slayer. I only wish that one day I can attain a beard long enough to cover my junk, so I would no longer have to be burdened by pants.
The Dwarf Cannon and crew, I am also really happy with the way these guys came out. Their bases are a bit hard to see, but that is how I am doing the whole army, it is sort of comic-ish, but it looks great, and they were the first to get it done.

These would be the Dwarf Warriors in all their glory. I went with yellow beards on them, the musician is supposed to look younger, and the standard bearer look older than the rest. The unit Veteran has dyed his beard red. It is part of my armies theme, also, to tell them apart.
These bad boys are the Dwarf Thunderers, they have brown beards, once again, the musician is supposed to look younger, the standard bearer look older, and the unit Veteran has a red beard. See a theme there? I'm fairly happy with them, but not as happy with the guns as I could be.
The Dwarf Thane, truly, he came out amazingly, as an army Veteran, he too has a red beard, also, I like red beards. This model came out beautifully.
Thane from the side, here you can see the axe, glove, and part of the cape.

Thane from behind, here you can see the expert (read: lucky) shading quality done on the cape, it is scorched brown, building up through bestial brown, snake bite leather, and finally ending with a snakebite leather+skull white mix. The fur on the edge has been dyed blue to help unify him with the army.
The entire painted force of Dwarfs, the most models I have ever had painted, I can field around 750 points all painted!My current project for the next Dwarf warrior unit, their banner, working in blues, as that is the armies color. I decided to paint the banner separate to make it a bit easier for me. Shields are also being painted separately and then added later.

There is quite a bit to paint before the team tournament April 29th, but I think I am up to the challenge I have laid out for myself. I am so far really enjoying painting these models. I still have 1 cannon to build, 1 unit of Quarrelers (maybe), around 6 more Thunderers to add to the existing unit to build, a unit of 20 great weapon dwarfs (banner pictured above), and a runesmith/lord to paint.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Dwarfs: part duex

Allow me to begin, my name is MC Menses and my flow, it be fresh... (damn freestyling on the schoolbus)...

Today marks the late finish of my Dwarf Warriors. 12 of them.The unit has yellow beards, except for the veteran. The beard started with a black undercoat, blazing orange highlight on that, finishing with golden yellow highlights on top of that.

This is the veteran, standard bearer and just a regular warrior. I painted the standard bearer's beard and hair black base, with codex gray highlights, then golden yellow highlights with a final skull white highlight. I wanted him to look older than the rest of the unit, like he has been the standard bearer for a long time.

The veteran, with musician and standard bearer on each side. I painted his hair and beard black base, with red gore leading to blood red highlights, I just liked the look of a red beard, and think it fits to pick him out of the unit as the veteran.

This is of course, the musician, with a regular warrior and the veteran next to him. On his beard I attempted to make him look younger, starting with a black base, and then adding, red, or something, then putting a couple highlights of golden yellow on top. His cheeks actually have a careful blending of blood red and dwarf flesh to make it look like he is actually puffing his cheeks out to blow the horn.

Sunday, February 18, 2007


That is what is on the slate right now, Dwarves.

This is just your basic warrior... not the best picture.This is the back of the Veteran in the unit. I lost the picture of the front of him.

Behold, in all it's glory, the paintspace!