Sunday, August 21, 2016

Straight up stolen

I love community. I was doing some work today and came back across Drakes Warlord on and saw how he did his "gunk" for they oil grime and to deepen colors.

What a nerve wrecking thing to do but what an effect.  After coating some of the painted parts in floor wax I mixed up some Winton oils, burnt umber and ivory black with some spirits into a gravy consistency. Fully coated the bits, hit with a heat gun till dryish and buffed with an old tshirt.

I think I might switch the black for something not has harsh for the larger plates but the effect is good on the legs and head.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Side Jobs

Progress has slowed a little on my Warlord in attempt to catch up with some commission work. You have to love when commission work includes a Titan, no matter the source. 

I had a chance to work one an old Armorcast Reaver. I've done several of these kits down through the years. On the bench is a Phanton and two Revanent knight/Titans.

The client wanted red and simple. A days worth of work.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Engineering trials

Got an opportunity to play some Apocalypse this weekend. 3000 points per player, 9 players.

Usually the group who played Apoc come loaded for bear, this go around it was a little light.

Helios went into battle "naked" as his plates were in the shop.

Because of that I went more for the World Burner roll just plucking terrain off the table. Then Tau decided to poke the Warlord and took down "A" void shield.....they had to die.

Round 1 my Titan Guard (Ad Mech) were able to dispatch four Battle suits who deep struck in a little to close for comfort.  With the pesky suits a pile of burning radiated husks the Warlord was able to turn its attention to a group of Space Wolves standing on a hill. Helios reached out and burned 30 down as well as a Rhino. The Tau were using cover to effectly so three buildings had to go.

Round 2 more Tau, Riptides, Battlesuites, Stormsurge. All needed removed and Helios saw to it. To sweeten the count more Space Wolves and a Land Raiders were melted to slag.

Round 3 a Supremency Suit dared to remove two more shields so I removed the Supremency suit. I then removed a walled fortification which saw the death of some Tyranids, Helios was able to turn a Marloc into mush with his point-blank defense weapons. I was also able to recover all Void Shields.

Lesion learned: modeled with 8 void shields, only six of them work.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Once again into the B...ath

Making some prep work before painting. After the endskeleton was constructed I still had drilling and pinning and gluing and the like so I went ahead and soaked it the heads and weapons in a mix or Castrol Super Clean and water to help any stubborn release. I then gave everything a coat of Matt sealer. After that's dry it's onto base the primer coat.