Saturday, December 31, 2011

Command Barge finished and Thousand Sons update

So as this picture shows, I finished the model (not including the Overlord, obviously).  I cleaned up the actual Necrons, airbrushed some half-assed object source lighting on them (first attempt at such a thing, needs work, but not too shabby for about 1 minute of work total), and then based the model in my snow theme.  As I haven't worked with model snow before, I kept it rather simple, no rocks or anything other than the dark grey basing material under the snow itself.  Check below for more pics and other delightful tidbits of information!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Necron test model turned out snazzy!

So yes, I haven't posted in a while, but I have plenty of excuses:
  1. I have been busy with taking finals.  5 classes for a Computer Engineering degree is not easy, and in fact, is very time consuming.
  2. Star Wars: The Old Republic came out, and my friends decided that I should run our guild.  Our name is <Death Star Glee Club>, and we're on Kinrath Spider.  If you haven't had a chance to play the game, then you probably still have a life.
  3. The holidays!  Christmas shopping, wrapping presents, lots of parties and "get togethers".  And booze.  Lots of it.
  4. My dog ate my homework?  I dunno.
So there we have it, my bullshit list of excuses!  However, I did jump into the world of airbrushing (well, for something other than base coating that is), and this is what turned up.  This will be the color scheme of my Necrons, whenever I get around to them.  After the holidays, it's crunch time on the Thousand Sons, so the metal bad asses will have to wait >.<  Anyways, as usual, more pictures below!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I love winning things on the internet, and you could too!

So, thanks to Santa Cruz Warhammer, I have again won something on the Internet!  This time I managed to snag a new Archeo-Tech Obelisk from the guys over at Secret Weapon Miniatures (who as many may know, I already love).  Mr. Justin makes an excellent product, and he gives all current and prior military veterans a 10% discount, so I stand behind their product 110% !!!  "But how do I win cool prizes on the Internet?" You may ask.  Well, check out below to find out!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thousand Sons update!

So I got my heads in over the week, finally (now if only my FLGS would get in the rest of the legs...grrrr.  Week 6 and counting).  They look pretty good, and I am planning on using the different head styles that I got to differentiate between squad types.  Pictured above is what I chose for Librarians and/or special characters.  Haven't decided yet.  I like the head though.  Check out below for more pictures of the different heads in use, as well as my Caestus with a little more paint on it.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

So, yeah...

I have been deathly ill and in bed since Monday, so I apologize for not getting anything at all done.  Hopefully, this picture of a scratch built Venom strapped with 2 M-80's makes up for it.  This was my going away gift when I moved from Kentucky.  The owner of my FLGS knew that the owner of this model and I weren't on "speaking terms," and he left this model at the store and never came back, so he let me blow it up!  Anyways, I received the heads for all of my regular Thousand Sons models in the mail from Poland earlier this week, and while they look AMAZING, I haven't had the energy to put them on.  Something about sleeping 20+ hours a day and taking IV's of NyQuil will do that to you.  However, I am feeling somewhat better, so after I catch back up on my house, which is now dirty since I usually clean it while my wife works 9-12 hour days, and after I make a guild website for my friends WoW guild, I will put those heads on and take pictures!  Hopefully the special "Egyptian" themed sci-fi heads will come in from Kromlech some time soon, considering it's been almost a month now.  Also, I have my Necron Command Barge put together in 12 pieces and primed, so hopefully I can airbrush that sexy monster quickly and get pictures of it up here as well.  Until then though, I'm going to drown this flu.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Hangovers...

So this is basically all I actually got done this weekend...FML.  I was busy yesterday with a birthday celebration for my wife's friend.  It was going to be at a bowling alley, so I thought it wouldn't be that crazy, except it turned out that the bowling alley was on the third floor of a nightclub.  Needless to say, I got drunk.  Very drunk in fact.  Now I have no motivation to do any modeling or painting today.  I just want ice cold water.  But here is how the water effect came out with the darker color over the lighter one.  Kind of a cool effect, but not one I will probably mimic on the other two.  I don't know how I really feel about it yet to be honest. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Blight Drone done and the table continues!

So the water effect has almost finished drying now, and I'm pretty sure I used a shade or two too bright...FML.  Oh well, it works, and I have two more to mess with.  I'll get it right next time...I think.  Anyways, I got my airbrush parts in today, as well as all the terrain kits I ordered off of the eBay!  It's actually a lot more terrain than I thought it would be, so this should be "fun."  Anyways, as always, check below for more of the "good stuff."