Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween and GW Customer Service does it again...

So with Halloween approaching I decided to paint something other than my Space Hulk miniatures.  My Vampire Counts army quickly came to mind, and I decided on a pair of miniatures to paint, a Tomb Banshee and the Winged Vampire Lord.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Tau Speculations and Wishlist

The latest rumors are that Tau Empire will receive an update in Q1-2 2012, so as a Tau player I'm eager to see what might be in the pipeline...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Brother Leon

With Brother Leon I attempted to follow the technique that I saw on this post on From the Warp.  I can't say that I was entirely successful. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Brother Goriel

Brother Goriel finishes Squad Lorenzo, so now I can start work on Squad Gideon. First up: Brother Leon.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Codex Creep

A recent post on Bell of Lost Souls got me thinking about this.  Actually I've been thinking about it for long while, but the BoLS post inspired me to finally write about it.

Give people something they don't need, and they will be temporarily, mildly happy.  If you then take it away from them, the rage will erupt in a paroxysmal conflagration.  The fact that it was unnecessary to give it to them in the first place is irrelevant.  They had it, they owned it, it rightfully belongs to them, and may anyone who would dare take it away be damned to burn in a fiery hell for all eternity.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sergeant Lorenzo

Next guy finished is Sergeant Lorenzo.  I tried really hard to blend the inside of his skirt, trying to go for a brown out to a cream-white color, but I didn't quite succeed.  The whole "blending" technique continues to elude me, I guess. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Since GW released Space Hulk and now Dreadfleet, I've started going through my miniatures with an eye to preserving them.  For a while now, when I've completed painting some miniatures, I've given them a coat of matte varnish to protect them.  The more I do it, the more I begin to see the necessity of doing it--if I want my miniatures to last beyond the next codex release.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Brother Zael

I did some surgery on my digital camera, and am pleased to see that the surgery was successful.  As such, I can began to catch up in my documentation of recently completed miniatures.  Next up is Brother Zael from Space Hulk.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dreadfleet: Opening the Treasure Chest

Ahoy!  My copy of Dreadfleet arrived in the mail today, so I thought I would dive in and check out the contents.  I apologize for the quality of the pictures--my normal camera is still broken so I was forced to use a backup camera.