Thursday, March 28, 2013

From the Workbench! #1

Where the HECK have I been?!?! Yeah, I know. Unusual for me. I took a bit of a holiday. A couple days in hospital and a couple days in Sarasota, unannounced and unexpected. But, the Ol' Rednekk is back!  And here's what's on my workbench....
The Leman Russes are reprimed in their military brown... a color my ol' pappy would lovingly call "Hen Sh*t Brown" The Front panels of the tanks, including the captured one have been given a nice base of Model Master Acrylic Rust.  I had thought of a nice half Chaos Star ala the Vraks boys, but I'm leaning more towards half of a Nurgly Fly. Any votes?  You can see the 20 cultists/penal troops in varied stages of completion (anybody with a black base is done)
***I should probably mention.... I wasted 6 hours.Yes, 6. Trying to get the lozenge camoflage right Not as easy as it might look. To work, you have to be very rigid and stick to the color distribution. Something that is EXTREMELY hard to do when drawing in pencil on a Leman Russ. Can it be done? Yes.  But, you do it before you put on any stowage and as frightening as the idea of decal sheets of printed camoflage material sound, I think I'd rather give that a try than painting it... thus I started over. BUT... I managed not to lose my sh*t and throw any of the tanks against the wall, even after trying to paint them. Lesson learned... even at my age.**
"Now Kiss!"  These two have fixed sponsons. All Main guns on the new tanks are magnetized and interchangable. :)
This one kind of gives you an idea of what the finished paint scheme will look like though I keep playing with the idea of "tweaking" it a bit for these three. The logic being its from another region of Crixus, more barren and dry (like all my bases are) ...which is why the Iraqi Sand splotches are kind of sparse (see the pattern photo below) I'm thinking of adding in splotches of a color like Rotting Flesh. Then, either use Chardonite Granite, a dark brown or grey for the contrast/shadow color.

The plan for the front panel, is to "rust it up" a bit and put the Icon on there which will be in a muted sickly tanned green. Since the Sons of DOOooom do use the rusted Iron Fly icon I am really leaning towards that. Its a bit more original that the Vraks Chaos star and these guys are pretty much devoted to one God.... the stinky one.  For those that may not have looked into the archives, here's a pic of how this camo pattern comes together, though I may be adding a step this time around and tweeking the colors.
On the left is STAGE 1:British Military Brown with Iraqi Sand- then STAGE 2: Chardonite Granite
Time consuming? Yes. But simpler than it looks once you get the pattern in your head. But as you can see, the light colors are blocked in a lot heavier than on the Leman Russes above. Meaning I will either block in More Iraqi Sand or add the Rotting Flesh tomorrow.

 ONE MORE THING.... the SENTINALS!

They have all received their three tone rust overall schemes and the detailing will likely begin once the Russes and cultists are done since I made a vow to finish them over on the Boot Camp site and I hate being whipped by Commisars.

That's it from the Workbench of now! Still have to finish some artwork for ya'll, but there's likely to be more progress on the tanks before then. Not to mention, if you are as big of a geek as I am, this weekend's TV viewing will be AWESOME... and I ain't talking about no freekin' basketball. The Ol' Rednekk will be looking for Time Lords,Zombies,Dragons and my favorite short person named Tyrion. :)

Cheers Yall!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Blessings of the Grandfather

I've been 'blessed' by Grandfather Nurgle of late, with my semi-annual sinus infection (Florida and I don't get along very well anymore), so that's the only excuse I have for not posting.  I don't have a ton of progress to show, though I have been laying in base colors on all the penal troop/cultists.

One thing I've been agonizing over is the paint scheme for the Crixus military, which would later be corrupted/taken by the Chaos forces.  Maybe its the sinus headaches. Maybe its the whispers of the Dark gods. maybe its just too many meds. But I've decided on this classic...

Not those exact colors, but the lozenge pattern.  Or maybe I'm just crazy.

More work over the next couple days, should have some actual pictures of models up Wednesday night.

Cheers ya'll!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Warzone: Crixus #2.

Reposted from the Artwerks to its new permanent home, here's the second installment of Warzone:Crixus "An-anomory!"


"Just try to read it in the most outrageous, overblown Chinese delivery guy accent from a bad comedy movie you can. Yes,yes..... I know, terribly politically incorrect. But if you have any issues, you can blame the Playstation 2 game "Firewarrior" Its  all their fault, by golly.*wink*" JFS

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

HEAR YE! HEAR YE! Warzone:Crixus #1....again

In case you missed it the first time, my Warhammer 40k comic "Warzone:Crixus" is going to officially be moved here to the Mekshop from this day forward. The artblog will be used for other thing, so you 40k folks can get everything here in one place. Plus the ol' Rednekk has something else going on for the Ides of March.... stay tuned for that as well. SO.... we start the story over again.... because we can.... here's number 1.

 ** "I almost felt bad killing those two Orks, because they had a lot of great character potential. Almost. The three horned chameleon on the other hand, he went from scenery piece to reoccuring character." JFS

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