Friday, August 18, 2017

Minneapolis Masterclass

As the title suggests, I was in Minneapolis last weekend teaching a two day course on the fine art of miniature painting. This was the first of it's kind for me, I've taught shorter seminars at conventions and one on one coaching but never an intensive weekend course with a group.


My goal was to train everyone in the variety of techniques I've learned over the years, and wrap them all together.

As a warm up, I had people work on a two dimensional surface to get their blending muscles warmed up.


Then we moved on to some value sketching and over toning.




Still moving through the first day we began wetblending on some plague marines. The next day would be spent refining that technique as well some insight into color theory and quick OSL demonstration.








Some minis I brought along for explanation ;)


This was a great experience and I feel I've planned the seed for many good things to come. A huge thanks to all my students who attended, it wouldn't have been possible without you. And also a shout out to Scott, the Miniac, who arranged this who excursion. I'm.looking forward to more mini centric activities with you buddy!




Saturday, July 29, 2017

WIP Giga-Robo

I've been asked to paint up the starter box contents for Giga-Robo. Check out the site and see! 


I'll be painting up some 3-D renders for their display at Gencon this year, which unfortunately I won't be attending. But I'll be there in spirit as a few of my paintjobs will be floating around on display and the gaming table.




Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Finished! Deathwatch Overkill


A very cool assortment of models all in one box. In the end I spent about 50 hours on this project, and although it wasn't a total bore, I'm glad to see it completed. Now I can focus on more single miniature projects, taking the same amount of time spent on fifty models and putting it into one :) Fortune telling aside here is the completed set. Enjoy!












Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WIP Cypher

The fallen badboy himself, Cypher. I like the archaic look of his armor and the gunslinger thing is also kinda rare in the 40K universe. So I wanted to capture some of that brooding anti-hero atmosphere and I also have a limited amount of time as its a mid level quality paintjob. By keeping a simple recipe I'm able to maximize the time I spent on him and just concentrate on black and red for the most part.

Enjoy!




For today's musical selection I've been enjoying some dirty rock n roll, Check out Dirty Fences


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Finished! Horgle, the Anvil

This one was a lot of fun, the perfect set up for some widespread OSL. A great sculpt as well, some folks balk at some of Privater Press's sculpts but the troll range is pretty solid.






Thursday, June 22, 2017

Finished! Trollbloods Support

A couple couples of Trollblood support units. Painted to tabletop quality, don't judge me.

First, the Northkin Shamans



Second, a pair of Sorcerers.



Monday, June 19, 2017

WIP Deathwatch Overkill

This one is a little more time consuming but pack a good amount of variety which I enjoy. The following pictures were taken over the last couple weeks. Fifty minis to crack into at once.



For the genestealer side I wanted to try something different and spent a little more time on the zenithal undercoat. Then I hit them with a coat of deep shader from the Army Painter line. For the skin I then mixed up some light ivory and painted on more textures. Taking some inspiration from the sketch style of painting I've been seeing lately.



This last picture was taken today. Just getting a head start on tomorrow's work :)


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Finished! Madrak Ironhide, Great Chieftan

Continuing to roll out some finished pieces from this last month. This time it's Madrkak, Great Chieftan. This was painted to a nicer tabletop standard. Nothing too crazy but also a little extra attention because he's the leader after all.





Stay Tuned!


Monday, June 12, 2017

Finished! Lylyth, Reconing of Everyblight

Blasting through the snow at break neck speeds, and she's not bringing presents. Unless you like cold steel, baby.