Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Legion of the Damned

The weather this time of year can make it hard to prime models. One day it's cold and rainy, the next day it's warmer and humid. So having missed a few chances at priming my Crimson Slaughter army, I decided to dig through my "to do" pile and see if I had anything already primed. Out of everything in my gaming room, this squad was the only thing primed! In fact, they've been built and primed for almost ten years when I got them second hand from a gaming buddy.

This squad is one of those that looked awesome in the old codexs, but in reality the sculpts are quite bad. A lot of the details simply weren't there. I did the best I could with them. Instead of the classic flames I decided to do a more ethereal look to them. Most of the details were painted with multiple washes and glazes.

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.