27 Sept 2014

Descent Miniatures: Dragon WIP

Here's few pics of the "Descent 2nd Edition" Dragon, that I've been working on...

It looks nice from a distance... Next I'm gonna put on some glaces and work on the base with some bitz. Bye now!

22 Sept 2014

Fence, and some "Old Wood" Paint Job...

Hi there. I made some balsa wood fences the other day... It's one of the oldest scenery building tricks in the book, but I have never tried it out... So I had to. And here's how they painted up.

Here's the fence assembled with hot glue. Important trick is to brush the balsa wood before cutting and building. I used an old "root brush" for the job...  it gives some depth for the wood grains, which looks better when painted. Anyways, first layer of paint for "old wood" was Dawn Stone.

On top of that I painted some areas with Steel Legion Drab...

Then I washed the whole thing with Agrax Earth Shade.

Next was the dry brushing with Dawn Stone again.

And finally with Celestra Grey...

Here's two of the fences painted.

And from the other side.


And finally in action. Works well with the hedges and some Nuln Handgunners... Bye now!

11 Sept 2014

Empire: Nuln Handgunner

Hi there! I was putting together my Empire Handgunners and got my first test mini painted.

I chose to try out Nuln color theme. Not very innovative, but after all Nuln is the home of the Imperial Gunnery School. And home of everything that works with gun powder or steam...

I think I'll stick with these colors for two reasons... A) I like the combination of red and black. B) Really fast to paint :) Bye now!

10 Sept 2014

Empire: Warrior Priest

Hi there! Made this one out of Empire bitz and some 40K parts. The head is from Space Wolfs pack, that I had to carve quite alot with hobby knife. I read somewhere, that the Warrior Priest can have facial hair, and I liked the idea of having some on this one :)

I used 40K purity seals as blessings and prayers... or something.

Painted up nicely too. I'm happy :) Bye now!

7 Sept 2014

Empire: Knightly Order of Manticore

Hello there! I have been glueing together my Empire army, and as a side project, got my first Knight painted.

I traded a group of ten Knights Panther for old Bretonnian Knights with my friend. The Panthers were E-bay stuff, assembled and robustly painted (with glossy wash dipped all over). So I had to repaint every bit to get the shine off...

For some reason I really like the color theme of Altdorf, and desided to use it on the mini. I just painted a wing for the "Knights Panther" symbol on the shield, and so it became a Manticore :)

Have to work on the background story... More coming soon. Bye now!

4 Sept 2014

The Witch Hunter

Hello! I accidentally started an Empire army a while ago... Now I have nearly 1500pts (with characters) in a box. I was really excited about having a Witch Hunter in the army. Mainly because I seem to lose every challenge I ever have to fight (no matter which army I'm playing with)...  I'm not very good at gearing up my characters :)
Witch Hunter might be the right medicine for me, for it is a potential character in the army, getting rid of those annoying, geared up enemy generals from a distance... with pistols blazing!

My broblem was, that I did'nt have any suitable miniature for a Witch Hunter, so I had to go bashing my bitz box. This is what I came up with...

I was short of any suitable bitz (the pointy hat and a cape), but I managed to find the most important piece, the accusative finger. "I want you"!
Then I added the blunderbuss, crossbow, and a pistol on the waist.

Also glued on some protective writings to the crossbow and blunderbuss, hoping it'll effect positively on my dice rollings :)
Well, there you have it. I'll be back with some knightly orders shortly. Bye now!