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  1. Information Overload...

    Okay, so I'm pushing on trying to improve.

    I'm pretty sure that my most recent mini I've posted is my best yet, but I just can't get my cameraphone to translate the way the eye does.

    I did what I reckon most of us do, and started research. Now the problem I've got is I probably know too much! At least enough to know I haven't got a clue.

    This took me back to a conversation I had with my step dad. It was about developing in art, how the only way, in his opinion, ...
  2. Nostalgia...it's not like it used to be!

    I've been posting some updated mini's, I find it helpful to respond to the score I'm getting as a way of improving the minatures. IT tells me if I'm going forward in the right direction.

    But if there's one thing I know you can't move forward with out checking your mirrors...right? (okay okay cheesey I know).

    So I've indulged myself in some Nostalgia. I have an album on my computer of models and minatures from the past few years as I have gradually been able to commit more ...
  3. Starting Again

    There's somthing strangely therapeutic about starting again.

    When your brush chucks a hair out of place and smears paint across the edge you were highlighting.

    Well....

    You just have to start again!

    I've just started again, like this blog from that ancient awkward entry back in May 2012 and in my dedication to painting minatures. I don't know if I'll ever be as good as I'd aspire to be, but that's part of the fun of it.

    My friend ...
  4. A «BIG» project... Continued: Chainsaw Arm!

    Time for the last update of this week-end. I just finished the chainsaw arm! Some tubes and pipes are quite plain so I think I’ll try and do some more highlights on them so they don’t look flat. Here’s the picture:



    One arm to go before I’m out of primed pieces. I’ll try to clean and assemble the many ork and gretchin models I want to be placed on the Stompa during my lunchbreaks, at work this week.
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  5. A «BIG» project... Continued.

    Hello again!

    I made some progress on the Stompa. I've got more rusty bits to show you:



    Again some details will be added later. I also managed to finish the feet and the chimneys/smokestacks:





    I tried to darken the openings of the chimneys ...
  6. A «BIG» project...

    For a full year now, I had this model sitting under my gaming table, waiting to get being cared of. I wanted to finish some other projects before I gave my full attention to this one and you must imagine how I was looking forward to get stuck in. So it is big, it is scary, it is...



    That's right! I'm finally building/converting my Stompa! Tag along if you're interested. I'll show you the work-in-progress.
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  7. Starting work on Necron Armies on parade piece

    Started buy undercoating Necron tomb citadel tile with black and white citadel spay paint, in order to get a bright green colour to take well. Used masking tape to cover the areas that I will later spray with a sepia wash.

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    I then used a fishing net (landing net) that had the desired weave to act as a mask, therefore leaving a repeating hexagon patern of green on black.

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  8. Battle Wagon Conversion Continued: Painting Rust.

    Hello again.

    I wanted my ork army to look weathered, battered and uncared for. I needed to find an fast and easy way to paint rust as a basecoat. I'd like to share this technique with you guys.

    It's a technique that uses 5 easy steps.

    Step one: Prime your model (or the pieces you want to be rusty) with a matt black colour.



    Step two: Paint a thin layer of a reddish brown ...

    Updated 07-01-2013 at 04:50 PM by happyhowler (Again, forgot the tags...)

    Categories
    Painting and Modelling , Tabletop Gaming , Warhammer 40K , Other
  9. Battle Wagon Conversion Continued: Sponsons!

    Ok. I must admit I stole the idea from Sukigod (if you still visit this place, dude, come say hello, I'm a fan of your ork stuff).

    So here's how I made my fully-fonctionnal-sponsons for my Battle Wagon (see previous post).

    What you need:
    - Spare cannons (your choice)
    - empty contact lenses containers
    - a spent highlighter (or some big plastic tubes)

    First, you have to cut a lenght of tube (this will be the rotating part):
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    Updated 06-28-2013 at 08:43 PM by happyhowler (Forgot to tag!)

    Categories
    Painting and Modelling , Tabletop Gaming , Warhammer 40K , GW Other
  10. Battle Wagon Conversion

    So... I needed a ride for my Lootas and Big Mek with Shokk Attack Gun. What better firing platform than a Battle Wagon! I had to make it obvious that the vehicule would litterally be a «firing platform».

    I dicided to remove the cabin and replace it with a «tower» of some sort. This is the first stages of this project:





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