Zombicide Zombie Dogz

•January 17, 2016 • Leave a Comment

It’s been a very long time since my last blog entry – I apologize for my tardiness, but I took an extended break from painting during the summer/autumn of 2015.

I found my motivation around October, picked up my brushes, and finished off the project(s) that I (uncharacteristically) left sitting forlorn on my table half finished for all those months. 😀

The project in questions was, as the subject alludes to, the Zombicide Zombie Dogz.

 

 

 

I also moved onto some new stuff too – which has all been photographed, and I will post over the coming days. So stay tuned!

Cbag out!

 

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Blood Bowl Skaven – The Nezumi Cutthroats: Greebo painting competition update

•July 4, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The results for the Greebo Painting competition came in a few weeks – I took 2nd place in the teams category, and first place in the single model category with Scitek!

nezumi_cutthroats_team

Assassin

Assassin

Dreadfleet

•June 29, 2015 • 2 Comments

I took some much needed downtime during the 90-day closing period after I sold my old house in 2012, during which I painted up my brand-spanking-new Dreadfleet set!

Keeping with my Foldio experiments, it was time to finally photograph my efforts. 😉

sigmar pirate scimitar elf dwarf bloody_reaver khemri ghost_ship skaven kraken

In addition to the amazingly detailed ships, the game also includes some wonderful islands.

islands

I found one island, in particular, really fun to paint: the volcano island.

volcano_island

One thing I’ve constantly struggled with in my painting is making fire/lava look *hot* – I really took my time with the volcano, and revisited it a couple times… ‘It’s not hot enough!’ 🙂

The set also includes a ton of extra bits, the Auxiliary vessels for each ship, treasure tokens, monsters and ship wreck markers.

auxiliaries

Lastly, the ‘gubbins’ that come with the set – ruler, turning wheel, wind marker – are very, very ornate, and were quite a bit of fun to paint. I laboured over the wind marker, in particular, for many hours. 🙂

extras

Alas, much like with my Space Hulk set, this also also needs to go to make room on my shelves, and is also for sale on ebay – http://www.ebay.ca/itm/111706974298?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 – though, I do have to admit, I am a *bit* sorry to see it go. 🙂

Space Hulk 3rd edition

•June 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Continuing with my Foldio experiments, I finally got around to taking photos of my 3rd Edition Space Hulk set.

I painted all of these back in 2010, and this set has the distinction of being the *last* models I painted using the old-GW style of painting – equal lighting all around – before switching to a zenithal highlighting method.

sgt1 sgt2 terms1 terms2 terms3

For the Librarian, I wanted to do something different – I’ve never been a fan of the bright blue GW uses for Ultramarines and Librarians, so I instead painted him in gold armour, taking inspiration from the armour that the Blood Angels captains tend to wear. This was also the first time I really tried extensive NMM techniques.

librarian

While I havent been a big fan of the physical redesign of the Genestealers, I prefer the older 1st/2nd edition 40K style, I absolutely *love* the Broodlord… by far the nicest Broodlord model they have ever made.

broodlord genestealers2 genestealers1

The set also includes a few extra bits, one of which is a long dead Marine in Terminator armour. I’ve never done anything like this before, and it turned out to be one of my favorite models to paint (along with the Broodlord) in the entire set.

extras

I’m actually selling this set on ebay right now – http://www.ebay.ca/itm/111706966816?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 – 1v1 boardgames dont really do it for me, and I absolutely have to make room on my shelves for more stuff. 😉

Some new Zombicide models!

•June 27, 2015 • 4 Comments

I’m a bit burnt out on painting right now, so I have spent the last few days playing around with my Foldio2 and the variables with my camera, lighting, etc.

Over the past year I’ve noticed that the miniature photos that really grab me are very dramatic, strong shadows, nice tonal range… I think the old way I was shooting models with a stark white background and flooded with light was making everything too harsh.

I’m going to be shooting on the Foldio2 black backdrop for a while, and see how that works. I reserve the right to change my mind again in the future. 😉

The first set are the new Zombivors of the ‘Unstripped Eight’ – 8 models I am still happy enough with the paint jobs of that I didnt strip them for repainting.

bruce chuck angela clint jason pam steven woody

And 6 more Season 2 Exclusives!
dude john nicholas nick simon sir_anthony

and lastly, the Dog Companions. 🙂

bulldogs heelers shepherds

Italeri 54mm Gladiators

•May 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Today’s post is a pair of new firsts:

1) My Foldio2 from the Kickstarter campaign arrived yesterday, so I am trying it out for the first time!

2) I’m attending a painting workshop with Fernando Ruiz in a couple of weeks, and last week it dawned on me that I’ve never painted anything in a larger scale before (other than the Relic busts, of course). Luckily, I had just finished the Greebo painting contest entries, so I felt it would be prudent to get some experience painting at a larger scale… if for nothing else than to prepare myself with a number of questions to ask Fernando while I am in his company. 🙂

These models are from a set of 54mm Italeri Gladiators I picked up at the Hotlead Bring & Buy table (for a really excellent price!) back in 2013.

I just wanted the learning experience, so I was working fast – I also wasnt super careful with the model prep (which actually was a huge pain in the ass… the plastic for this kit doesnt clean very well at all).

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All-in-all, I think these came out pretty good for my first ever attempt at this scale. 🙂

I only spent about 10-12 hours on each model – which is about the same time I spend on 30mm models – my initial thoughts are that, for me at least, this larger scale is quite a bit easier… I’m definitely looking forward to working on more 54mm+ figures.

Also: I am already loving the Foldio – I do think my lighting is a bit harsh, though, so I need to play around with it… (the new Foldio includes dimmers for the LED’s, so getting the correct lighting might be jsut that easy. 😉 )

The folding aspect alone is a huge plus for me: not only will it save on space in my already packed studio, but keeping it in it’s carrying case will cut down on the amount of dust that will collect on it!

Alright, that’s it for now… Cbag out. 🙂

Blood Bowl Skaven – The Nezumi Cutthroats

•May 10, 2015 • 5 Comments

These last few weeks I’ve been busying myself with painting up the Greebo Skaven team for their painting competition – allow me to introduce you to The Nezumi Cutthroats. 🙂

nezumi_cutthroats_team

Rat Oni

Rat Oni

Bushidos

Bushidos

Linerats

Linerats

Throwers

Throwers

Ninjas

Ninjas

Ball and Chain

Ball and Chain

and a few individuals:

Horned Bushido

Horned Bushido

Assassin

Assassin

Cheerleader

Cheerleader