Thursday, May 24, 2018

Convergence of Cyriss: Axis

Finally getting some models finished for my Convergence project. As outlined in my last post, this is an effort to get the entire faction speed painted up in bulk. Work continues but I'm getting my 75 point Axis list finished up first so I can get it on the table while I work on the rest of the faction. First up is the man himself, Axis.



Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Malifaux: Guild Dr. Grimwell

Continuing on with some miniatures from the Malifaux 2 player box. Planning on using him in my Lady Justice crew to help get me some options at 50 soulstones. Who doesn't like a crazed doctor with a bone saw?



Monday, April 30, 2018

Malifaux Guild Witchling Stalkers

Got my first game of Malifaux in a long time last week and got me inspired to paint up a few miniatures. Did these up in a few hours on a Saturday morning. Fun models and easy to paint.



Saturday, March 24, 2018

Star Wars Imperial Assault: Return to Hoth Part 3

Wrapping up this expansion with the heroes MHD-19, Verena Talos, and Loku Konolua as well as Echo Base Troopers. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed it. 





All done and ready to play!



Thursday, March 22, 2018

Star Wars Imperial Assault: Return to Hoth Part 2

Continuing on from Part 1, we've got the SC2-M Repulsor Tank, General Sorin, Dengar, and two wampas. Part 3 coming soon; wrapping up with the heroes.





Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Star Wars Imperial Assault: Return to Hoth Part 1

We've taken to not playing Imperial Assault without painted miniatures as it just adds so much and looks so much cooler. I've made my wife wait almost 3 months now to play the Return to Hoth expansion while I wrapped up some other projects and get around to getting all the miniatures painted.

We'll get things started with some Snowtroopers and HK assassin droids.




Friday, March 16, 2018

Convergence of Cyriss Project

I've had a small lot of Convergence sitting around for the past 8-10 months that I've done very little with. Other projects have taken precedence over it and I could never pull myself away to get back to it.
Recently I acquired a large lot of Convergence that nearly completes the faction and I've got some renewed interest in getting this army up and running. This is going to be a very different project for me as I'm going to attempt to basically paint the entire faction at once. Now, I would never consider doing something like this if I was painting the models to a high standard. No, this is going to be a quick, table top quality job with minimal to no mold line cleaning to get the faction done and onto the table.
Last year when I got my first batch of models for the faction I started brainstorming some paint scheme ideas based off a single color in the Vallejo range, "Gunmetal Blue" or if you prefer.....

(Kids, ask your parents)

I tested out the color on a few pieces and liked the result for the most part but felt the color wasn't as saturated as I would have preferred.


I then got distracted and went onto other things. Finally coming back to it now but I've decided to go with a different blue using Createx's line of wicked airbrush colors.

This color is much more saturated and gives a stronger metallic finish which is what I'm looking for. I've seen a couple people use this line before and really love the work that Tyson Koch did with this line of paints (http://www.figurepainters.com/).


I tested out a few pieces with the color trying out different primer colors as well as backing it first with a base coat of a few different shades of silver metallic before applying the blue.



I found that I liked the look best when it's applied over a darker metallic silver. So, finally time to get to work.



Got my base color down over the first batch of models. I've still got some things to assemble and prime for the next batch but I'm liking the look and once the other colors are filled in, I think it will look pretty good for the table top.