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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Warmachine: Vanquisher and Reznik

I got to take a break from painting my buddies Cygnar army (which is almost complete), so I decided to paint some of my Protectorate of Menoth stuff. First up is the second warcaster I plan on using, High Executioner Reznik. I like him because he is more about beating your face than Kreoss is, so that gives the army an overall different feel to it. He has less focus than Kreoss, but he makes up for that in stats and abilities. I am still working out what units will work best with him, many of the ones I ran with Kreoss seem like they would do ok, but as I won't have Kreoss' "drop and pop" feat I think I am going to need a few more heavy hitters for assassination runs.

Next up is my Vanquisher Heavy Jack. I added this because my army was in some desperate need of ranged support. This guy has a nice big template gun arm and still has a pretty good weapon as well. I think he will fit really well into either a Kreoss or Reznik army and I plan on fielding him with both.

Up next for painting are a few of my Light Jacks, then some of the solos I use more often. The goal is to get the models I use most frequently painted then paint models as I want to add them into my army. As always, thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave me a few comments.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Project Update: Chaos Chosen

Well today I decided to go a different route with my most recent painting project, plus it gave me a chance to paint other colors besides black, white or red. The image above is my Chosen unit from my Chaos Marine army, The Scions of Tzeentch. I don't do much highlighting because of the blue paint (Reaper Pro Paint - Blue Steel) just looks very nice without the extra highlighting. Unfortunately my photography skills don't show off the paint as well as it could.

This is the leader of the unit. The back story to my army is that the Scions started out as some left over Thousand Sons, but over the years they have corrupted marines from other Space Marine chapters to replace their numbers and when these marines get elevated to positions of authority (Chaos Champion) then they are given left over war gear from Thousand Sons that have passed before them. This Champion was given the robes and helmet from a previous Thousand Sons Sorcerer.

These last two models shown are just other members of the Chosen squad. One of the next pieces that I will need to paint is the Rhino they will be using for transport. Well that is all for today, as always thanks for stopping by and please fell free to leave me a comment.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Project Update: Inquisitorial Storm Troopers

I just have a quick update to show off my Inquisitorial Storm Troopers. I did a quick paint job using just their basic colors and then a heavy Devlan Mud wash and I must say for such a quick technique I am very satisfied with the overall results. I may come back in the future and add some more highlights but the unit is easily tabletop quality and ready for gaming, plus it puts me one step closer to having a second fully painted army.

So is this something any of you have done or do you paint every unit to its highest possible standard? I am finding my hobby time becoming more limited as summer comes to a close and my kids are needing more help from Dad, plus I have been spending more time actually playing the games I paint for. With my time for painting shrinking, I am looking for ways to still get a quality look out of my minis but speed up the time it takes to paint them.

As always thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave me a comment or two.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Project Update: Choir of Menoth

Well I finally got around to painting some more of my own models. Below you can see my first completed unit of Choir of Menoth. The more I paint Warmachine models the more I am loving them. I am already addicted to the game itself, but the joy of painting the models just makes it even better.

I kept the same paint scheme I have used with all of my Protectorate models and they are really starting to look good when I set out all my painted stuff together. This unit is pretty much a necessary choice for most of the lists I have attempted to play thus the reason I went ahead and painted them.

Up next for Menoth will most likely be some of my light Jacks. As always thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Project Update: More Cygnar Models

Well my buddy Mike's army just keep's moving right along, today I get to show case two more units I have finished on this commission.

First up is his Defender Heavy Warjack. I kept it in the same colors that he has chosen for his army. I Painted this one mostly blue. So far this is a total of five Jacks and not one has a matching paint job.

The Cygnar Jacks are really easy to paint and I finished this one in about two hours. I have yet to face off against this guy on the battle field but from the size of that cannon I am not really sure I want to :)

Next up is the first Troops unit I finished for Mike. It is the Cygnar Long Gunners. These models were a blast to paint as they are so detailed. Painting them has really made me look forward to painting his Trencher Commando unit as it appears to be even more detail then these models were.

Well that is it for today's update. Currently on my painting desk are my very own Choir of Menoth unit. I should be able to get them finished and posted by tomorrow. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and please feel free to leave me a comment.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Project Update: Inquisitorial Rhino

Sorry for the lack of updating lately but two things happened, first I have been playing mostly Warmachine and Warhammer Fantasy Battles, secondly my DSL modem died and I just got the replacement this weekend. The good news is it was just in time for me to post this update :)

Last night I finished painting up my Inquisitorial Rhino. It was fun to finally paint another color instead of black. I was very excited to paint this model because I splurged and bought the Forge World parts for it.  I then added my own little conversion to the top hatch using some card stock.

I really enjoyed painting this model and now I am free to move onto the Inquisitors and the Inquisitorial Storm Troopers who will be carted around in this fine new ride.

I am using a new technique for battle damage that I found on the web. It involves getting paint on the spongy foam you get in your blister packs and then dabbing it on the appropriate areas. This was my first attempt and I am happy with it, I am sure it will improve as I practice more with it.

Well up next on my painting table are my two Inquisitors, a Priest and a squad of ten Storm Troopers so it shouldn't be long before you are seeing another update to the blog. As always thank you for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment.