Friday, December 25, 2009

Possessed Landraider Preview

Lot more to go, but happy with the (green stuff) tentacles, as soon as i finish it up, will post proper pictures. Have a happy holiday all!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Typhus and others...

For the life of me I am not able to take pictures that i am satisfied with. I guess thats what you get with a hand me down camera... oh well, here is some more stuff I've been working on lately. This army is really coming together fairly quick. I hope to have most of it done by the end of Jan, then its back to painting my Fists again... (I swear! ha!) Anyhow, here is crappy picture 1 of Typhus and some terminators...

Here is another angle...

Lastly here is a WIP biker... at first I had some electric wire connecting the back barrel to the guns... but the gauge was a bit too big, so next trip to the hardware store, will try and find something more fitting. I like the way the barrel turned out, not 100% happy with the colors of the funk in the barrel, bit it is a WIP so will post again as I finish up some more of em.

And finally, anyone have suggestions on taking photos of your minis? I've got a small sony digital camera and too me it always seems that the flash is too much, but outside lighting is never enough, it could be that im using those 'florescent bulbs' actually im pretty sure that is why the non flash photos look even worse. So would love to here what you all do to take your photos.. Next up, probably more bikers and or my landraider.
til then...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Death Guard Dread

Ill right, I know I said Nurgle Bikers next, but this dread was just asking to be victimized with green stuff disease... still haven't got my green stuff pustules down, but I feel I am getting better. Anyhow, bikers are next and im super excited as I have one based and I think it going to turn out awesome... barrels on the back with skull and other bones floating in it...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Plague Hulk Day 2

Well... folks here is progression on the Forgeworld Nurgle Plague Hulk. This model is an AMAZING sculpt I have to say. I still have tons of highlighting to do, but wanted to post some picts as I freaking love this model!!!!

next up, some Nurlge Bikers....

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Red Horde!!!

Ever since I was a little kid, I was fascinated with WW2 history. I would go to the library and sit for hours and check out the different books on the subject (and there were plenty). My first models were snap-together WW2 planes and tanks that I painted with testors paints straight out of the bottle. At age 8, I could tell you what a Messerschmidt was.

With my introduction to wargaming a few years back, it was only a matter of time before I picked up a WW2 game. Flames of War is probably the most popular, and I hope to get many games in. The ability to command a full army with tank and artillery support is something that really appeals to me.

I'm very happy to see that Adepticon is offering a small tournament in 2010, and I have been slowly and steadily working on what initially started out as a side project, but has become somewhat of a front-burner army lately.

So here are my first 1000 or so points of Flames of War Soviets. I feel very accomplished to have gotten these done to a photographable level. I would still like to add another level of highlights to all the infantry, but for now, I'm calling them completed to a table top standard.

I still have another 3 Strelkovy Platoons (that are about 1/3 of the way done), 5 t-34s, some artillery and a company of Stalin's Organs (Katayushas) to finish up. That will pretty much be a completed 2000 point army.

The 122s have freehand numbering, and some additional grab bars and chains that I slapped on during assembly. The one to the left says "victory!" in Russian. I like the way that that weathering came out, and while I was worried that it was going to be excessive, they actually look better in person than they do in the pictures. I spent an evening on these from start to finish, and it didn't feel rushed at all.

I love the way that 15mm paints up. Very quick, but large enough to leave some room for additional details like the sand bags on the ZIS-3 gun in the foreground.

Oh, and I still haven't gotten a single game in with them yet... So cross your fingers for me, and hopefully they don't totally suck!!! I mean, they're meant to die in droves, but hopefully with some effect. Death to the hitlerites!

ZIS-3 Guns: "Baby Gods of War"

ISU-122 Heavy Assault Gun Company

Strelkovy Battalion

Scout Platoon

The entire force, awaiting battle (very patiently).