Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Legion: Archangel

So glad to have completed work on this model! I've spent a ridiculous amount of time working on this one. Easily the most time I've ever spent on any one painting project. I don't think I even want to try and estimate how many hours. It's finished though and I am very happy with how it's turned out. It's certainly among my best work if not thee best.

Let's take a quick look at the progression of this of this project. Here's what this project looked like at the start.

The next three pictures were pulled from the net as I didn't get any shots of my own project until after it was completely assembled and primed.

Assembly and gap filling. The gaps that needed filled were considerable and took a good amount of time. I also magnetized the larger set of wings for easy transport.

Unfortunately this is the first WIP shot that I took of mine. Primed in white, black base coat and first highlight on scales applied using an airbrush.

Onto the blue skin tones and initial highlights. Black areas were masked off and the blues again applied with an airbrush.

Wing colors applied with airbrush

Then began the long arduous process of applying all the brushwork and fine highlights. This took an extremely long time as this is a huge model with so much surface area.

The finished product was many months in the making but it is pretty rewarding to see the end result despite the loooooong road to get there.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Legion: Archangel WIP 2

Finally getting back to putting some more work into this guy and hopefully finishing within the next week or two. You can check out WIP part 1 here in case you missed it before.

It's an amazing model and deserves my best efforts thus it's taking me awhile to get it finished. It can be pretty daunting painting a model this size and knowing that you'll have to put in quite a few hours to make it come out the other side how you envision it.

Here's a shot of my work so far on the wings.

Be sure to check back soon.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Legion: Succubus

This model has been sitting around base coat painted only for well over a year. Finally getting around to finishing a proper paint job. For as much as this model makes it into my lists, it really should have a half way decent paint job. It's not my best but it'll do.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Shadows of Brimstone: Frontier Town Bandits

The miniatures for Shadows of Brimstone are pretty lackluster in regards to quality but I love playing with painted miniatures so these needed to get done. This was a super quick speed paint job that was finished from bare plastic to painted and based in under 3 hours. Shout out to my wife (my longtime brimstone posse member) for the assist with some of the base coating.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Legion: Annyssa Ryvaal

Been using this model a lot in my Twins list to great success. She's an expensive solo to include in a list at 8 pts but she sticks around all game, consistently contributing every turn. It's also a great looking model and I now try and squeeze her into a lot more lists then I used to.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Legion: Absylonia, Daughter of Everblight

It's taken me shamefully long to get this model painted and get some table time with Abby 2 lists. It's a great model and was easy to paint.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Legion: Saeryn & Rhyas Talons of Everblight

Over the last couple months I've been putting these two on the table quite a bit and have been having a blast playing them. It's taken me way longer then it should have to get them painted. Glad to have them done but pretty disappointed in the quality of these miniatures. Privateer Press is just so hit and miss with their quality. These models are even among the relatively new for them but they are just nowhere near as good as say Fyanna 2. There is next to no detail in the face and detail in other places on the models is very soft instead of well defined.

Anyways, they are finished and they look fine on the table but are far from my best work.