Thursday, May 26, 2011

Phase 1 Weathering on the Razors

The Razorbacks for Squads 2+3 have been attacked with my chalk pastels.  Yup, regular artist's chalk pastels. They are cheap and last virtually for ever. I bought mine a few years (1990) back at my college bookstore. Basically, I rub a flat brush on the chalk to get some dust up and then apply it liberally to the desired dirty look. After the application looks good, the model is hit with a matte varnish to seal it.  It can be done over and over, if desired... or you can add some paint weathering- drybrushed dust/dirt/mud/rust, paint chips, exhaust.  But here's phase one on the razorbacks

And here is the dirty razorback compared to the unweathered camo Dreadnaught with the same original paint scheme so you can see the difference.

That's all for now, more stuff in the works. I hope to have both razorbacks and their 6 man teams done this weekend or shortly thereafter, depending on how many "distractions" come with the holiday weekend.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

And now for something completely different....

Since I have spent absolutely NO time working on warhammer stuff, I figured I'd throw on a couple cartoons I've done.... because after a doomsday scare, everyone needs a naked rooster and a hamster with adamantine claws. Cheers.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Languishing in Grandfather's embrace

Sorry for the long absence of new posts, I've been down with a larengitus-wanting-to-be pneumonia thing that has really drained me. the blessings of Grandfather Nurgle for sure. He has such a sense of humor. OK....granted, I have played some Civ 5 and Dawn of War II on my new desktop instead of painting.... but I had to make sure they run good on the new pc. Yeah, that's it. I'm probably being disciplined for neglecting my chaos army for so long. Either way, I need to get to painting.

I did finish reading "Nagash the Sorceror" by Mike Lee. Great insight into the ancient history of the fantasy Tomb Kings....before they were Tomb Kings and all dead, stinky, dry and flammable. I wasn't a big fan of Mike Lee's Space Wolf books, to be honest, but he writes fantasy really well. The battles are quite vivid and the setting feels very real. Definitely a good read and I'll be getting the second book to see what ol' Nagash will do next.
Worth a read if you like undead guys

I did some doodling on the Venerators of Osiron and have been absorbing alot of Egyptian imagery and mythology. So that should be fun to get going once my raptors are done.  I should get some pictures up within the next day or so, so stay tuned.