Thursday, 26 May 2016

Kingdom Death - Phoenix WIP 3

Skin tones being worked on.  I went with a pale flesh tone to not contrast overly with the bright wings.  It was also a bit hard to discern where the beak stopped so I just drybrushed bone and black up from the tip until I was satisfied.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Kingdom Death - Phoenix WIP 2

Once all of the wash dried, I went back and dry brushed the textures back into the feathers.  I basically took the same colours (blood red, blazing orange and golden yellow) followed by skull white I'd used on the base coat, and dry brushed 'one up' toward the darkest red.  Next up, flesh tones.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Kingdom Death - Phoenix WIP1

The start of the great phoenix!Originally I had thought I'd do some sort of tropical bird colouring but after googling images, the real birds looked 'fake' so I couldn't help but think my paint job would too.  I'd also seen a few dark painted versions of the phoenix that looked like ravens.  While the world is supposed to be 'dark' I thought it was a missed opportunity for me to experiment with some cooler colours.  So I ultimately fell back on the namesake and went with a flaming colour scheme.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Kingdom Death - Leather Armour Guy painted

 Here's the first leather armour figure from Kingdom Death for our game.  Leather armour is really good, and it synergizes well as a tank set.  On top of that, Zanbato (the sword) is just super good :) The leather face mask makes him look pretty creepy though.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Star Wars Armada Rogues and Villains Painted

I picked up the Rogues and Villains pack for Star Wars Armada.  I split it and gave the rebel scum to my buddy.  Now the strange thing was FFG packed the wrong ships in mine so while everything else was correct, I didn't get an IG88, but two firesprays.  This is actually pretty sweet since I wanted more than one of those (they're pretty good I think).  So all I did (and you can see it on the bottom right of this image) is paint a six on the IG88 dial so it matched hit points properly haha.  On the other plus, FFG sent me the proper little ship as a replacement once I sent in some pictures of the box contents.  I'll have to paint that eventually.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Kingdom Death - Kara Black Painted

I don't think a model could get much more dynamic than this!  I'm so used to space marines haha.  Anyway pretty simple paint job, I'm quite happy with the tanned skin tone.  There's a few white specs that are leftover from the cloth drybrushing, but I can't physically see them when I hold it in front of my face 6 inches.  Maybe the spray varnish melted them :)

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Kingdom Death Kara Black WIP

This chick has a huge stone face that she's slinging around.  Pretty neat!  Anyway here's the skin tone progress.  Pretty simple, a coat of tallarn flesh then some dry brushing elf flesh on this one.  Still needs a wash and then a bit more dry brushing.  Lots of people (that are better painters than I will ever be) do lots more for their skin tones but I don't have that sort of patience (or ability).  So while watching tv, this is what I get!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Kingdom Death King's Man Painted

King's Man is all done.  This guy is one tough cookie to kill.  He dodges most of the things you throw at him.  Doesn't help that he's fully clad in armour and we're mostly throwing rocks and hiding behind cloth...

By now our group has probably fought him 6 times?  I think we're 30% wins haha.

Now back to Battlefleet Gothic Armada...

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Kingdom Death - King's Man WIP2

A bit more progress on the King's Man.  Done with the metals and the cape contrasts.  Now to build some more while the washes dry.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Khorne Daemonkin Possessed - Painted

Well these are apparently the quintessential unit in a Khorne Daemonkin army since they're space marines who are closer to the warp than the rest. I tried to pick heads that had horns (there were a few choices) and to make them look as khorny as I could.  I used spare shoulder pads too so they'd be turned world eaters like the berserkers they'd once been.