Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dark Vengence Deathwing Terminators

I painted the five Deathwing battle damaged and worn.
I like the part in Angels of Darkness when they are hot on the trail and do not remove armor or relax battle readiness until the conclusion.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dark Vengence Dark Angels Tacticals

Here are the Dark Angel portion of the Dark Venegnce set I have painted
Tactical Squad

I also added a Missile Launcher Brother if I choose that over Plasma Cannon


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dark Vengence Cultist Booster

I am currently finishing up The Dark Vengence Set with lots of extras.
A good way to flesh out your chaos cultists without buying another DV set is to use Empire Flegellants with IG weapons.

A very simple kitbash and the Flagellants already look like cultists.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Realm of Battle Board Tiles 4,3,2,1

The last four tiles are the valley/hill tiles
Nothing fancy painted in the same earth toones as the rest of the board.
This completes part one of my terrain project.

Part two will be an idea I got from the Forge World tile

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Realm of Battle Board Tile 5

This one took a little out of me.
I used Magic Water preformed ponds to make a bog tile with dead Chimera in the water.

I killed my dremmel cutting the forms out,I should of used the home grade routing tool ya know the Dewalt the RoB boards are tough as hell.
Then after the cuts I notice I applied one of the templates backward,arrgh.
With some creative card work and a few new cuts and I fixed the problem.
Then the pond water was supposed to be clear,which if I pulled off would of looked fantastic.
When using Realistic Water to make ponds you can only pour an 1/8 inch at a time.
Well I though I did that,poured it in so the pond had 1/8 in the bottom.
Then Gravity Happened,the bottom of the pond is not level its realistic.
It all moved to one corner now over 1/4 inch deep,when it is like that it dries cloudy,killing the effect.
To remedy I add Catachan Green to the second pour and made it a murky bog.
If I pulled it off the Chimera would of looked way cooler,the tracks would of been visible,I had cool debris in the bottom.
I used my new Dremmel to cut the Chimera at an angle so it sat deep in the pond.
I also used the tree half mold to add a couple of fallen trees,just to add a little more to the groundwork.
But in the end I am still very happy with the outcome,now I have my Mysterious Water hazard.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tuesday Tip Cheap Airbrush Cleaner

I use many different media painting my minis with my airbrush.
Besides acrylic I also use enamels and Lacquer based metallic.
This is not a problem as long as you have a good cleaning routine.
I will try to never let the paint dry,I use enough in my cup that I am going to spray when finished I immediately run a bit of water or thinner through to keep it wet.
But when finished it is always a good idea to run some airbrush cleaner through it,I go through alot of the stuff.
At $5 for 4 fl oz it tends to get expensive,that's when I looked into what the fine scale modeler use.
I found out the name brand stuff is in fact regular Lacquer thinner you can but at the hardware store for $8 a quart or $20 a gallon.
I have been using this for the past two years and it works just as good as Alclad Lacquer Thinner.
I use it to clean the brush and thin Tamiya paint with for airbrushing.
I also bought a quart of odorless thinner that seems to work just as good for my enamels and oils.
But I suspect it is a touch stronger than Mona Lisa,but I have no issues if used on top of clear coat like
Testors Dullcote or Model Master Semi-Gloss.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Realm of Battle Board Tile 6

This one is the other flat tile the infamous skull tile.
The stone work did not photograph well there is alot more color and tone that got washed out in the photo.
Some people cover the skulls up but I like em,I am a true 40k fan in the spirit of Khorne.
Skulls for the Skull god I say,But I truly fear the 6th Coming Chaos power
The Cake God

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