Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Cold One Knight

Yesterday, i played a team game with 5000 vs 5000.

I was playing my Dark Elf, allied with a Skaven against Bretonnian allied with Empire.

The game lasted 6 complete turn, and saw the force of destruction destroy the good one. After that game, i realized i needed to painting them for Northern Defenders 3 (The biggest tournament around here).

Friday, 24 December 2010

1st CMoN in a very long time

I felt like i needed some motivation to keep on painting, and what better motivation than some positive voting?

I submitted one of my best piece in the past years ; my Ogre Kingdoms' Battle Standard Bearer.


Wednesday, 22 December 2010

All your bases are belong to us.

Since the rest of my army wont be here before the 30th, i started working on bases. I'm going for an industrial look, with relatively the same paint technique as my Reaver, except that i think i'll switch the white with black.

Monday, 20 December 2010

2500 Dark Elf vs Beastman

Yesterday, there was a small tournament at our club (like we have every month or so). Since it was a pretty busy weekend for me (Daughter #2 turned 1), i couldnt attend to the tournament, but still shown up later in the day, and i was lucky enough to replace someone for the last game.

I wasn't expencting to play, so i shown up without even knowing if i had a list ready or not, or even which army i was carrying. Lucky for my opponent, it wasn't my Ogre Kingdoms Bus, but my "barely tested" Dark Eldar list.

Friday, 17 December 2010

First test model "finished"... Part 3. Final.

here you go. Final detail completed. That's basically how i'd paint my army. Thinking about gloss varnish for the leather, so it looks like latex (and because i dont like to highlight black with grayish).

I think i should be able to paint them in roughly 2 hour each, which would be a great improvement over whatever i painted before, and i still think they look nice.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

First test model "finished"... Part 2

a little more progress (well, not really progress, just trying new things).

I rusted the white a bit.... might need more, but its a start. I think it looks ok, but the patch color would need to be a bit more orange.

Weapon would most likely stays like that.
The question now : what color for the leather Boots/gloves ?

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

First test model "finished"...

Color scheme for my Warrior / Wyches. the white isnt finished, and there's still detail to paint (such as glyph on helm that will be green).

I didnt want to go that edge highlight route, but i wanted to see what i could do.


And here is a picture of him next to the Ravager.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Getting closer to finish

I'll definately paint rust on the weapons, its on my to do list for the rest of the week.

A little more progress. Weapon platform are almost finish, i still have to put some more rust on them. I assembled the whole thing, and well, i'll let you decide....

Pretty happy with the final result. Crew will stay out for awhile (since i completely scrapped them).

Tournament is in less than a month, and we havent received the rest of our order, so it's gonna be a very stressful end of year...

Monday, 13 December 2010

Everything falling into places....

I finally got everything i needed to start airbrushing again, so some more work were done on the ravager. I basically got the rest of the hull ready for some brushing tomorrow. Lots of work, nothing to show.

I also worked on my Dark lance. Quite frankly, i think i like how they turned out, but still debating if i should rust them out or not. I am also considering attempting some kind of OSL, but i'm chicken when it comes to do that...

Finally, i received what i ordered for my base (diamond plate plastic), and i started working on my bases. As i couldnt resist the call of purchasing Urien, i figured i'd try to make him a base, and see if i like it... Keep in mind its gonna be very dark, and very rusty. I'm kind of aiming for black rusted bases, to really help my mini pop more.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Failing, Snow, and more Failing....

Well, the past weekend wasnt such a good time for painting i guess. First i was taking care of the kids alone, so that kept me buzy most of the day, and when night came, it wasn't that much better ;

My white primer decided to crap on me, and start making very ugly patch on my minis, scraping most of my crew in the process. All they are worth now is paint scheme test.

So i bough a new can, to prime the rest of my Ravager, just to realize that my airbrush's can is empty (bad fitting made it lose air i guess), so now i can't spray the rest of my vehicle. To add to the fun, there's some very bad storm coming around here, bringing snow, rain, and all kind of crap that makes my days even worst.

So i despite all this, i "finished" my aethersail (still unsure if i want to add something to it or not), and i started on my Dark Lance, hoping to make them stand out of the crowd, without looking like a clown.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Starting Dark Eldar

So i joined the flavor of the month, and purchased a bunch of Dark Eldar, to finally start 40k.
I bought :
2 Ravager
3 Raiders
1 Kabalite Warrior
2 Wyches
1 Incubus
1 Archon

My army theme is a kabal that is living in Low Commorragh, so lots of rust, Industrial based bases, and so on.

For the event, i decided to buy a cheap "airbrush" from testors (those with a propellant bottle) and try new technique never used/needed in fantasy.

My goal is to have 1000 pts painted by January 8th, to participate in a team tournament with a friend Orks.

Here is my First Ravager, painted using the Salt technique...

Stage 1 : Undercoat white. Because i think it gives more vibrant color....

Stage 2 : Painting the rust undercoat.

Stage 3 : Spray water on the model, then salting the whole thing. Yes, i decided to try (imho) one of the hardest technique to paint rust...

And since i had no clue what it would look like, i went with a negative image to give me a clear idea of what i'd look like. I felt it was important to see if it would end up being too much or not.

Stage 4 : Removing the salt. A very annoying part, that i had to do over because you really need completely dried paint.

Stage 5 : time to break that white, and add some rust effect (MIG).

That's how i'm planning on painting my Dark Eldar...

Here's some WIP pictures of where i'm at, after roughly 15 hours worth of work done.