Tuesday, July 31, 2018

ETL VI Challenge Finished.

The ETL Raptors are finished. Here's the gang....

The Captain.

The Ancient, with Standard.....

The Lieutenants....



The Intercessors...

The Land Speeder Storms....

Now.... back to my normal gribbly stuff.  :)  Still, I feel a great sense of accomplishment finishing the vow and getting more minis finished. Its also been a great goal to have for my surgery recovery.

Cheers Y'all!!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Raptors! Again!

Chipping away at the ETL vow in the final days.  Next up, the Hellblasters.  I have to admit to always having a soft spot for plasma weapons. I've always loved them. You'd think I'd do a Dark Angels successor chapter with all the plasma.  So the Hellblasters I can seriously dig. 

The humble starting point of last nights painting adventure....

I hadn't actually realized the main armor was pretty much done, save a few pinpoint washes.  I got some GW Hexwraith Flame .  I shaved some steps off my plasma technique by doing a heavy drybrush of a whitish yellow and then the Hexwraith. Wow... so nice.

And here's the finished squad....

I really still can't get over the size different. Its nice to finally have the right scale of marines, but... uh, what must the old marines think?

                                             "That's right... and my gun is bigger too."

AND the Inceptors are based and decaled too.


Only 13 more marines to go, these guys are next.....

That's all for now....

Cheers Y'all!!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

I Finished Stuff! I Finished Stuff!!

Yup, I have actually got some finished stuff to show off!

First, a man who needs little introduction... plus no one really wants him close by anyways.... 
........................................MR. J-POX!!

Since he's so "special" I'm thinking Mr. J-Pox will be part of a Killteam, once I get my hands on the rules.


The bellies are both pretty much the same.  Not sure if I wimped out not camoflaging the pilot on the Camo speeder, but for now.... he stays as is.  I still have 23 marines to paint by month's end for the ETL challenge.  Possible, but  we'll see.  The characters will kill me. I know it.

In other news, the side projects are.... Fred. Who has a little greenstuff and is now primed and washed.

And this creepy bastard, who's head is in position and some sculpting will begin. 

 Still not sure how to handle the tentacles, but I'm going to worry about sculpting a fitting carapace and neck first. 

Cheers Y'all! 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

I See Spots!

Thanks to some interaction with the gang at Bolter & Chainsword , I decided I was going to camoflage one of the Landspeeder Storms.  And here's the end result....

The other one will remain a weathered Olive Green.

Cheer's Y'all!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Joker and the Storm

Work procedes on the Landspeeder Storms.  Here are a couple shots with progression of work, dressing up the olive green and working on the interiors.

Still have to paint the pilots, the interior controls, some piddly details and then decals.  But the end is definitely in sight.  I also managed to get my grubby mitts on two of those elusive painting handles, so naturally a certain someone demanded some attention.

Got a decent amount of progress done while waiting for washes to dry on the Storms.

Just some detailing (maggots, skin, knife etc)  and he's done.   What to do with him is the next idea. In game terms he could fill a couple different roles OR I could try to sell him.  Can't make up my mind.

The shoulder is holding me back on a few creative projects, plus life in general. Its a longer haul than anticipated, but.... what can you do, right?  I've got to say the painting handle is a godsend for this, which is great.  All the down time has me thinking of doing a slight overhaul on my "army" (that I never actually play) since most of it is in the 2/3 painted category. I've been a bit taken aback while reading Lovecraft the last couple months how similar the ideas of his Old Gods are to the "fluff" I had envisioned for DOOooom and his relation ship with the main 4 chaos gods.  I also recently watch "Indiana Jones and the Temple of DOOM" to look for things I could steal and came to the realization that my '80's self liked the movie a hell of a lot more than my current self. As a friend said "If Indy isn't fighting Nazis, the movie sucks" Still, there is bound to be a character named Mola Rom before I'm done.

Cheers Y'all!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Slowin' the Rollin'

Looks like the hiatus from hobby stuff will go on for a second week.  Letting the arm do some healing before getting back at it.  I find that I end up reaching forward (which is a no-no at the moment) more than I should. Even typing with both hands on the desk is a bit much, so I've gone to using the keyboard on my lap.  Hobby wise, I might get some fluff stuff I've been meaning to type up done in the next couple days, but I won't have the artwork to go with it just yet.

HOWEVER.... I did get my mitts on these two...

I've only glanced through them so far, but OH.... the conversion possibilities that await. I'm almost a bit giddy.

So, for now, the plan is to get back at the painting table on Monday, until them its Netflix, laptop and books. Maybe some doodling.  On the outside, things are healing nicely, but there's still a lot of healing on the tendons.  It'd be so much easier if I could do hobby stuff. Then again, my wife likes to remind me how totally useless I'd be if it had been my right hand. Always a silver lining.

Cheers Yall!

Bonus reference picture.... which I pilfered from google