Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bloodcrusher WIP

So I'm plugging away here with this Bloodcrusher. Just taking ages to get it done. As I seem to be getting closer to finishing, I am finding more areas or things to do on the model, thus prolonging finishing the model. I'm not actually sure if I'll ever finish it in time for GD, but I will get pretty damn close to it being done. Here are some more uploaded photos.... as always, comments and opinions appreciated.

BTW, I was on Jawaballs Live on Sunday evening for the drawing of the four winners. Congrats to all the winners! I envy you guys as I wish I was allowed a chance to win one of these awesome armies and prizes. I am super excited that we were able to raise a total of $31,000. That's right, you heard it right. It is an incredible feat to raise this amount of money for a cause. Hopefully next year, we will be able to raise close to the same amount if not more. I think the bar has been set very high this year and it will be very tough to beat next year, but I believe that the people who organized this event have some dark secrets in the works already.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bloodcrusher WIP

So I've been trying to get more contrast on the model and I wanted the model to be like 'eye candy' and draw attention towards it. I went to an art store to pick up some things and browsed the paint aisle and started looking at some of the inks that Liquitex and FW had. I decided to buy some red ink and black ink to give it a shot and use it as a wash and do multiple transitional layers on the model to see if it would 'pop' more. And behold........the outcome......

I do think that the model stands out more now and I have to admit, the inks I bought were amazing. I am made up my mind that from now on, I will be base coating and using primary colors from GW and blending them with the different colored inks from liquitex to make the final product.

For example:

This was the test piece that I painted before touching the bloodcrusher just to see the effects the ink would have. All I did was paint the body with Mechrite Red, then I used Liquidtex Pyrrole Red ink and painted about 5-6 layers with dry time. (The stuff drys faster than GW paint and water mix and is more translucent so you can see the paint below better. i.e.: the red to black) Then I used Carbon Black and mixed a little bit of water, almost a 2:1 ratio of water:ink and continue to paint on about 5-6 layers. That's it! Total paint time was about 15 minutes or so. AMAZING stuff I tell you. Only bad thing is that it dries glossy, but that can be fixed with a matte spray.

Thoughts and comments....

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bloodcrusher WIP

So I've done a bit more painting on the Bloodcrusher. Kind of hard when you know that you're on a time crunch. Trying to get this ready for Gamesday isn't as easy as I thought it would be given the time frame. But here are some WIP shots anyway. Comments are welcome.

Work on the metallics on the armor

Black lined the areas between gold and red

Heroes of Armageddon: Blood Angels The Countdown Begins!

Everything is set! The army has been built and painted! And now it can be yours!!!

Tune in this coming Sunday, July 27th at 6pm EST. Where do you go to find out you ask.....CLICK HERE to tune into Jawaballs LIVE streaming where Jawaballs and John Dickerman will be drawing out the winners. Special guests will also be on to answer any questions that you might have.

So why wait, bookmark the live streaming and join in to see if you've won yourself a fully painted army!

Don't forget to get those last minute chances by donating a few extra dollars. Who knows, maybe that last minute chance buy will win you one of the incredible armies up for grabs! SO HURRY and donate!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Heroes of Armageddon Project Update

Well folks, there is not alot of time left before the drawings are done next Sunday for a chance to win one of FOUR beautifully painted armies. Make sure you click on the donate button on the top right of my blog to help support 'Doctors without Borders'. Every dollar you support gets you that much closer to winning! So go ahead, you know you wanna click on that donation button!!!

As for my projects towards the Blood Angels army, they are all in the hands of the great Jawa. He has already taken pictures of the models in hand and posted them up on his blog some time ago. I'm sure he will be posting up more pics once he gets everything together. I apologize again for not getting more WIP pics up on the blog but honestly I was a bit behind and wanted to get it done and out to Jawa without having to waste time taking pics and doing updates.

But here are some pics I took of the finished models as I handed them to Jawa. Hope you enjoy and please leave some comments of your thoughts!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

HoA Update and Blood Crusher WIP

Been awhile since I've posted last. Things have been pretty hectic. All my projects for the HoA project are finished and handed off to Jawaballs. Sorry I didn't follow up with any WIP photos before I handed them over, but I was kind of in a rush to get it to him. He has already posted some shots of the army and you will be able to see some of the work I did HERE.

Remember to donate to our groups' cause, 'Doctors without Borders'. Just click on the top right of my blog to donate any amount you wish to support this cause. For every dollar you support, you will get a chance to win one of FOUR armies. The Blood Angels being one of them. Jawaballs and I will be going to Gamesday this year as well and all who come will be able to see the armies first hand. I know I can't wait to see them all together, and too bad that I cannot win one :(

Another model/project I have been working on has been to work on my blending and transitions from dark to light. I have gotten used to blending the transitions very subtly and did not have enough contrast to make the models 'POP'.  Check out the image below. Keep in mind that I have only done one coat/color for the shadowing. I will still be doing another layer/color for a deeper shadow and a light highlight.

Any comments or suggestions will be appreciated.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Heroes of Armageddon: Furioso Dreadnought III

Well here is the last update before the busy weekend. I know that everyone will be busy and I know I sure will be. So far, the models have been just a pain to get through now lol. Ever feel like that. It just sucks the life right out of you. But none the less, it has been an amazing journey and I have enjoyed being a part of this awesome team.

Enough with the blabbering, onto the pics. Just a note that Dread is about 95% complete. I know you don't see the talons in there, but I'm currently WIP with them but they will be on very shortly. Also, the weathering was my first real attempt at it other than a scrap piece. So thoughts on it would be appreciated. Tips on making it better also. Thx.

Front shot of Dread

Free-hand blood drop with paint and armor chipping

Back of Dread showing some rusting on metal

Close up shot showing the weathering

Other side of Dread showing BA symbol
 That's is for now. Enjoy your 4th of July and I will try to have more updates for you next week. Off to a mini vacation now :)