Monday, January 31, 2011

50 Points of Painted Circle

Like Jon said there's a tournament coming up this weekend with a raffle for having a fully painted army. That's a good enough excuse to get me motivated to paint up some Circle. I just finished my druids and pulled out the rest of the list to get a picture in. The major theme of this list is cram everything I already had painted in and then fill out the points. So...there you go. Kind of beast heavy and not an ideal list but I'll lose even if I have the perfect list so I might as well just go out there and have fun being fully painted. Oh and for the record, group shots are hard to take.

Fully painted Raffle? I'm in!

So for this Saturday's 50pt SR2011 at Adventurer's Guild, there's apparently a raffle for playing with a fully painted army. I'm planning on reverting back to playing eGaspy, cause he's so awesome. My 2 lists will probably be eDenny and eGaspy, but neither list is fully painted yet. The eGaspy list is closest to fully painted, only needing Saxon Orrik and eGaspy painted. Well, eGaspy needs to be repainted after I rebuilt him. I'd like to try some OSL on eGaspy as well, but I'll probably hold off on that till after the tourney in an attempt to get everything for my eDenny list painted, which needs a full unit of Satyxis Raiders + UA + Captain painted. I don't think I'll be able to get them done, but I'm definitely going to try.

Anyways, here is eGaspy at his good enough to play stage (aside from his head and the eye on Daemortus). After the tourney, I'll go back and do OSL and add more highlights to his robes.

In other news, I also got my ATGM UA in, so now I can run an Ashlynn list without borrowing 75% of it :p Since I don't care for the hats too much on them, plus I'm making them into Amethyst Rose Gun Mages, I decided to cut off their hats and sculpt some hair (a new experience for me). To start, here's the dude.

And here are closeups of all the hair (aside from ponytail chick, who needs touchup).

I tried to make the dude's hair long enough to look like the real dude. Other than that, everything else was just trying to cover up my hack and slash of the hats.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hopping on the Calaband Wagon

I was fortunate enough to find someone with a full Gatormen Posse who wanted to trade them. Since no gator is an island and all that I figured they'd need a fearless leader. Enter Calaban:

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ashlynn Update 2

So after Micah mentioned that he got me some W&N brushes for my birthday, I told myself I would wait to start painting Ashlynn up until I could try them out. Sad to say, I couldn't wait to at least start painting her. So this is mostly just laying in the base colors on Ashlynn, along with a wash on the metals. I'm not ecstatic about all my sculpting, but it's mostly passable. Practice makes perfect and all.

So there's what I've got so far. All the offwhite cloth I'm going to highlight up to pure white, her hair will probably need to be redone with the yellow basecoat and highlighted up to almost a white. Silly blonde hair is much harder than black or brown hair. The long purple cloak will be highlighted up to purple, and then of course I have to shade and highlight her face. Anyways, just wanted to show the little progress that I've made.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wolf Riders and a WIP Druid

I finally polished off my min unit of wolf riders. I'm playing in a 50 point tournament the first weekend in February and there are special prizes for being fully painted. Given that I'm not going to win anything through solid play I figured I'd come up with a list that I can get painted pretty easily. I'll take a shot of the list once it's done but for now here's the wolf riders.

And here's a WIP druid. I still need to do final highlighting and details as well as the base but you get the general idea. I'm really hoping people's minds don't go straight to KISS.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Call in the Camelry

I haven been the proud owner of a full unit of Exemplar Vengers for a while now. I think the Venger horses are some of the best 28mm horses out there, they really capture the fluid grace and strength of horses. So naturally I'm going to embark on a long and exhaustive conversion project to mount my vengers on camels. Yup, here's what I'm starting with 6 Imperial Roman Dromedarii from Warlord Games.

And here's what I accomplished before running out of glue. Not a big surprise, I've been milking the bottle for every last drop for over a month now.

The scale matches up closely enough, (the knight is a bit larger than the roman soldier). I've still got to glue on the shoulder pads and the hilt of the scimitar (which I may scale down a bit) and I might add the lance somewhere. Anyway, keep your eyes peeled for more Venger Camel insanity.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ashlynn Update

So after some suggestions from Cloud-Gatherer on the PP-forums, I made some alterations to Ashlynn's arms again to go for something that makes a bit more sense with her body's pose. The GS'ing for the joints isn't done yet, but I figured this way I can get some more input on whether it should be good or not. Anyways, I now present, Ashlynn with more oomph!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ashlynn Conversion!

Like 99% of all warmachine players, I don't care much for Ashlynn's sculpt. It just looks so plain and awkward. So I ordered a bunch of parts from Privateer's online store.
1) Katherine Laddermore's body
2) Ashlynn's arms
3) Journeyman Warcaster Alt Backpack

I didn't do any in progress shots of this conversion, I just have the assembled/sculpted product, but here's what I did:
1) Cut off Laddermore's shoulderpads/arms. This included cutting up some of the cloak on her left side.
2) Bend Ashlynn's arms to a more natural position. Doing this, the sword arm broke, so I had to pin and sculpt the elbow.
3) Clean up the shoulders and pin the arms to the body
4) Sculpt in the cloak and fill gaps
5) Glue on backpack

Anyways, here's what she looks like now:

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Rorsh is a Rorsh, of Coursh of Coursh

Here's a Rorsh I painted as a commission. I was procrastinating on this project until I got to play against a Farrow list this weekend and had so much fun against them I decided Rorsh wasn't such a bad guy after all. Anyway here he is, pretty basic.

Wow, I didn't realize how long it had been since I had posted anything. I have been hard at work these past few weeks. I've painted quite a bit, although I don't have pics of everything yet, partly due to the fact that I stupidly bought satin finish spray to go over my gloss coat rather than a matte finish. Anyways, here are pics of some of my recently painted models. excuse the shininess :p

First up, a min unit of Nyss Hunters (I bought AGR's last blister of them, and apparently they're on backorder from Alliance....damn it all).

Next we have Rhuphert, who I got for my Ashlynn list, but will be great for when I start playing more Mercs. I'm fairly happy with him (aside from the shine) because of the freehand I did on his pipes. It's not amazing, but it's a decent/mediocre attempt at woodgrain.

Next we have the NQ Eiryss! I'm fairly happy with her, although I may go back and rehighlight her cloak up some more. We'll see. I'll probably only play her until I get around to buying epic Eiryss, but who knows.

Lastly, we have Durgen's warcaster attachment, Sir Reinholdt, extra shot extraordinaire

I'm tempted to keep his face shiny, but we'll see.

Anyways, next up on the picture block is the new pDenny sculpt (started painting), a full unit of Cephalyx Drudges (already painted), Cephalyx Overlords (started painting) and my Ashlynn conversion (in process).

Hopefully I'll also get around to doing a post about the 25pt Highlander tourney thingy that Micah ran down in Temecula yesterday.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Droooooids of Orboros

After being on backorder for a while my Druids finally came in. I've had an idea brewing for them for a while. I'm not a very good sculptor but I think I managed well enough so you can tell what is supposed to be going on. So I wanted to make my druids like ceremonial dancers dressed as different animals or performing rituals. 3 of the druids will just have face paint but the other three are pictured below dressed as 3 animals of the plains: a buffalo, a vulture and a snake.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Mohsar and the Butcher Painted

I finished painting my Mohsar. He's really small and fiddly so I'm not entirely pleased with how he turned out, but what can you do. I got tired of painting him so here he is.

I also picked up a commission to paint the Butcher. This was an interesting one because I've already painted him for myself in 5th Border Legion colors. I still enjoyed painting him even though it was the second time, I guess I just really like this guy.