Monday, March 20, 2017

The Price of Perfection

I came across a video on YouTube earlier this week that struck a cord with me. You see, I can be sort of a perfectionist. And when painting miniatures this can be a huge hindrance as there are times when I want to throw a figure across the room because of how it is looking. Over the years I have gotten much better at letting things go and realizing that I will never be a Golden Deamon winner. And that is perfectly fine. I can an army to a decent standard and be proud of it at the end of the day. So what about that YouTube video, you ask? Well here it is, and he takes what I just said and makes it 1000 times better. Give it a watch, and check it his other social media sites while you're at.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Howling Griffons Tactical Squad

I've always liked the paint scheme of the Howling Griffons, especially on the older Space Marine models. There is something about those old sculpts that really make them work well with bright colors. A few months ago while trolling eBay, I came an old second edition tactical squad complete with the Sargent, special, and heavy weapon marines. I already had a set of tactical shoulder pads in my bits box that would be perfect for them. One bid and a few days later they were all mine.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Test post from iPad

Testing out using the iPad for updating.


Adjusted white balance

New content... sorta

Once again I've gotten the urge to get back into blogging. I'm currently going through my content from another blog that I was a part of and importing it here. I'm also playing around with the layout, trying to make it simpler looking and more modern. So for now, enjoy the older posts!

....oh, those Deathwing Terminators below look nothing like they do now.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Battle Force Challenge Update - FAILURE

Yep. I failed. I thought I could finish my all infantry Deathwing force by the end of June. As it turns out, I had really over-committed myself this time. I did however manage to get the majority of it done, and in all fairness this is more than a 1500 point army! I still need to base coat the flesh and gold areas before I can seal them with gloss varnish and attempt to oil wash them. Here are a few photos of where the army is at today. Maybe this weekend I can get the final base coats finished and get my defense line primed.

Group Shot 1 - Knights, Command Squad, & Sargent Terminators

Group Shot 2 - HQ's, Assualt, Shooty, & Magnetized Terminators

Magnetized Weapons - 5 Terminators are magnetized for weapon options
Converted Belial - Same model from my original Ultra-wing army

Converted Librarian & Chaplain

 I also have been buying a few things here and there for future projects. I picked up one of the larger bits bags from Spikey Bits and just before GW stopped allowing bits to be sold I picked up one of the final huge bags from The War Store. Out of both of these purchases I got a complete Land Raider, 3 Chaos Bikers, a Hellbrute, several plasma cannons and lascannons! Definitely these bits bags were worth the money!