Painted Models


Painted Lords of Cthul

My painted Lords of Cthul!Now Francesc will have a choice of how to mix his monsters and units.(I did get Rozgor, but it will be weeks until I get to work on him).My paintjob doesn't do it justice, but the Taskmaster is easily my favorite model in the faction. I should probably take a picture of it not top down.An easy second is the Meatslave. Those two models are grotesque.

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Neo! I mean Skye, Defender of Judgement

Painted up Neo, I mean Keaneo, I mean Skye, the elf Monk of Judgement. He's a Defender, so he uses his mystical martial arts (and presumably his innate connection with the Mat...er...world around him) to protect those fighting beside him.This model is the reason I bought into Judgement at all. I just hope Keanu doesn't mind that I painted him as a blonde with a greentoned kung fu shrobe (can't call it a shirt, can't call it a robe). Some of my other choices of models to paint are based around having access to Skye.And pity the fool who bans Skye out from me!

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10 Year painting Challenge

To match the recent social trend, here's a 10 year comparison between two projects.The top are Convergence of Cyriss models. The bottom is Circle Orboros druids.These two models have similar paint schemes in that I was painting the druid robes with night blue and emphasizing the shadows while I was painting my convergence with night blue and trying to make the color stand out. Aside from that, however, I don't really see much difference in my technique at all.Simple color layers in both cases. Same basing materials.I guess what I'd do differently with the druids today would be to paint red as a contrast color into the shoulderpads and other recesses of their gray armor bits and weaponry.Other than that...go me?

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Convergence of Cyriss: Initial Color Scheme

Won some Convergence from a player and saw a paint scheme I wanted to try. I've tried to paint my Convergence with white before and it didn't take, and I knew I didn't want to paint the silver scheme because the colors bored me, so I went ahead with a purple/black.It's a fairly simple scheme, and I have a few dozen more miniatures to paint using it. Seems like it will turn out fine across the board.Just 20 more Obstructors and three Enigma Foundries to go!Oh, and maybe a couple TEPs.This I got done while listening to Jemisin's The Fifth Season. Very good reading suggested to me by Cliff Etters. The mood of this paint scheme went together well with that book.Very apocalyptic and depressing.Which is why I think it worked.

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Painted Lord of Blood and His Special Friend and HIS special friend

Quick! How many Blindwater folks are in this picture?Answer: Depends on how you count them.If you count ALL living individuals, you get 3.If you count ALL POSSIBLE individuals, you get 8.The living ones are, of course, Longshanks, Kwaak, and Gub. The other five possible ones are the three bonepiles, Barnabus, the Gatorman spellslave.I feel like the swamps are a very strange place just outside the Iron Kingdoms. No wonder they're able to keep something like a Dracodile kept from sight.

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Painting My Oscar Award Trophy and some cyber ninjas

One of the things I hate having to paint is gold. Especially gold trim.One of the things I keep finding reasons to paint is gold. Especially gold trim.I picked up my current method of painting gold from an article I saw years ago on Doctor Faust's Painting Clinic. If you know me, then you know that this method is actually Too Many Steps, so I cut it down a bit. And what I started with was the blue gemstones (because I was also painting blue powerglows on my Shadow Sun Syndicate at the time) and so I started with the baseline yellow.After the gemstones, I lay down the Filthy brown on all the trim of the Supreme Guardian and the Immortal Advocate. Both models get gold trim both in the studio scheme as well as in mine, as do all Ancestral type models (Golems infused with the souls of valiant Skorne warriors)My current go to paint for yellow is actually an Ochre, Vallejo Game Colour's Filthy Brown. It lays down a nice color backing for gold.The next step is gold immediately followed by a gold/silver layer. I thin

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House Dakka Moderators Squad

I've been adding letters to my Necromunda gangs to name the models after players I know or characters in Warmachine. So far I've made gangs for two local gaming groups and one for the female warcasters in Warmachine.This time around I named my House Van Saar gang after moderators on Dakka Dakka.Once I've sealed this I should probably also make an army profile for them and post them on the website.From left to right, top to bottom, it's something like this:Malfred - The less said about that moderator, the better.Clint - Our Australian moderator and war buggy fast builder extraordinaireJin - Moderator of ye olde swap shop. I didn't have a female mod to name, so of the names available, I went with Jin's (sorry bud!)Greydeath - (I think he's only called Grey to save on letters), artist and Battletech aficionadoYak - Sean Connery himself and also owner/creator of Maelstrom's Edge. He gets the shield because he's also been immune to flame attacks over the years.Lor - The only one who isn't a mod, Lor is named

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Completed Planet Eaters

Finished painting my Planet Eaters the other night. You can see them here with some of the other eclectic things I keep around on my table at any given moment.The purple/blue black ties them in with my Martian Manhunters. I painted the flesh bone and put purple ink into the recesses and then went ahead and highlighted back up to bone.For the elites I reversed the carapace/skin tones.Some glue streaked the base of one of my elites (I don't think you can tell in the photograph) because when I sat the model down it didn't stick, and Chompers have a really bad footprint for gluing down to a base. It's like it's on two toes and there's a vent you have to clean resin off there while you're at it. If you don't file it flat it might be difficult to set the thing down onto a base.I'm still meditating on how I want to transfer this paint scheme to my Lords of Cthul. Maybe do the bonewhite on the tentacles and think of something else for the skin?By the same token I'm trying to figure out how to tie my Protectors togeth

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Mr. T's Chosen Axes and a Weird Sculpted Part

Finished my Shadespire/Warhammer Underworlds Chosen Axes done up in a Mr. T. style of paint. They were easy to assemble and paint, but I did end with one concern with how the sculpt came together:There's a chunk of plastic between this one's bicep and beard. Is it supposed to be part of his bicep or beard? Is it something else? Later when I get a chance I'll have to check out other photos to see what the intention there was.As for playing...who knows. Not really fired up to get the deck of cards together to play. I did find a site but the ink used will be intensive.

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2018 Legion of Everblight Collection

826 Points126 ModelsWhy do I need so many dragonblighted models that I haven't played with since the release of Rhyas and Mk1?You can see some of the reasons I picked up models in this line. I liked three of the huge bases enough to buy them, plenty of the Ogrun infantry, and models like Thagrosh1 and Thagrosh2. The Throne of Everblight never really impressed me, but then someone offered me a used one on the cheap, so I picked that up.What's missing from my collection are some of the best models in the line: the resculpt of Proteus, Azrael, Kallus2, Hellmouths. I think I want to remedy that gap in the next year.Models that I don't have but can see buying should they resculpt them or if I can find them cheap: Typhon. I never could stand its skinny necks.So this, along with my Grymkin, might be top of the list for 2019.

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Sick Day/ Snow Day

Yesterday was a snowy day in the Chicagoland area, and while my school system where I work was open my son's school was not. In addition to that, I have been sick since Wednesday of last week, running light fevers, cold sweats, and heavy sinus pressure.So I stayed home. Originally I was going to rest. Get better. It's the one thing I tell new teachers to do when they ask how to deal with all the illness once you've caught something. You stay home. You rest. You get better. There's no juice cleanse in the world that's going to replace that.However, there's no rest for a parent sometimes.While it was probably infinitely more restful being home with a four year old than being in a classroom with 18 year olds, I was still quite tuckered out by the time my wife came home. But sometimes there are moments that make up for it. (and not just the cuddling a four year old is wont to do).Here, for example, we are in the basement cleaning up. My Harry Potter Voldemort arrived, so I was putting him together so that my son

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