Thursday, July 28, 2011

DMB Themed Objectives, painted!

May the Wolves stay in the Hills, and the Women in our Beds! Yay Titties!

A quick gloss coat and they're ready for OFCC. :-)


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Brother-Chaplain Buchanan

He isn't quite finished, but he is close enough. Brother-Chaplain Buchanan is a fun fig I painted up as a break from Space Wolves for a friend of mine. This chaplain will go into battle alongside Captain Rogers, for Truth, Justice, and the Ultramar way.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Display board wasn't finished, apparently.

Deke gave me a few comments on my display board, which prompted me to make a few changes. I wanted a more wind-swept look, so I pulled some snow off in a directional way, and put some clumps in the crevices where the wind couldn't get at it. The idea is that it looks like a place that could actually exist, but also looks like my bases are depicting the same place... :-)

I'm going for something that looks a little like this:


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Display Board finished!

I pulled out the air brush, and went to town. After painting was more or less complete, I put on the snow stuff, and faded it into the board with the airbrush. I went for the patchy snow look that I'd done on my bases.

Rather than put the land speeder onto the board, I put in a wire stand for him. Now he looks like he is flying over the battlefield. :-) I'm going to be adding some nice handles to the side, and if I can get one, a nice etched nameplate for the front.

Here is a close up of a snow patch. You can see how my inexpert airbrush skills are used to fade the snow patch around the edges with white paint, so the transitions are not quite as stark.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Getting closer...

I masked off the frame, put some sand and glue on it, and after that dried gave it a gray spray coat to prep it for airbrushing later this week. Apologies for the blurriness of the picture, I didn't notice that until I'd uploaded it. :-(

I need to find a nice sturdy piece of wire to support the landspeeder, which will be suspended in the air like he is flying. Other than that, this is the list that I will be running at OFCC.

Check out this next pic. All the guys on the back would fall off when using the display board to move figures from one table to the next. That is, they would if they weren't magnetized to the board! I sank a few short nails into the foam, and put sand and glue over the top. The nails serve as anchors for my poor Long Fangs and Scouts to hang on to during the trips between tables. I tested it, and they can hang on there with the board tipped almost sideways.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Display Board for the Wolves of Fenris

I started work on my display board this weekend. I picked up an 18"x24" outside diameter cork bulletin board at Office Despot for too much money, and some 12" square cork tiles. After that, a quick trip to buy bigger brushes and some concrete patch meant that I was ready to get started... after a three hour Pullman civic theatre production of Rumplestiltskin.

I had all my figures out on the board, and marked up the surface so I knew where I needed flat space for troops to stand. I knew I wanted some elevation for the units in the back (Long Fangs and Scouts). I wanted some little elevated spots in the front so I could place my character models in a commanding position.

This is what I came up with:

Since I have taken this picture, I filled a number of seams with concrete patch, and painted watered-down wood glue over the cliff face to seal little holes and provide some durability. Later today I will be gluing down sand.

Edit: a pic I took at lunch, showing the concrete patch in place.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Lone Wolf with Mark of the Wulfen

I had a dream vision from the land of awesome miniatures the other night, and so I was compelled to create what I had seen in this vision in physical form, lest I risk insanity. Whaddya think of that bearded axe I cooked up? I almost went with two of them, but I like that sword as well. Choices, choices.

This is a pale imitation of that dream-spawned miniature of awesome, but I think he turned out okay! The creatures of the dream-worlds are compelling me to drop a few upgrades from what I thought was my final OFCC list and add this little shitkicker (along with a Fenrisian wolf or two) into my list. We'll see how that works out! You think this counts as a conversion for the ofcc points? :-)

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Larger Transport wreck in progress 3

I had a few minutes yesterday to pour some casts of the other wreck markers, and utilize the little dribs and drabs of resin I usually have left over to pour some track pieces. I worked them into the wreck-in-progress as shown here. There'll be a few more by the time I'm done, but a fellow can only spend so much time casting per day.

I also had the opportunity to finish up the engine/reactor block control unit that is laying sprawled across the back of the crater. A multitude of tubes and wires are spread out upon the ground near it, and there is a little keypad and vid screen mounted onto it. I like to think that when the reactor coolant system was breached by the shot that destroyed this vehicle, this console and a very surprised crewman were launched straight up into the air by the force of the explosion. The crewman of course made his armor save and waddled off into battle...

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