tiistai 30. joulukuuta 2014

Chindit test figures painted, ready for production.

First batch of Chindits are ready. With these I tried to find a right colours and fast painting scheme. I really need to keep the pace up as there are lot more coming.

torstai 18. joulukuuta 2014

Spectre miniatures kickstarter unboxing

Part of my pledge arrived from Spectre Miniatures packed in neat small boxes.

I had already forgotten about this, so it was a nice suprise.

torstai 4. joulukuuta 2014

Legend of The High Seas campaign pictures.

 Here are few pictures of our ongoing awesome pirate campaign.
I meant to make a full blown battle report, but forgot to take enough pictures to actually get any content into it. Teemu's scenario and terrain was just too great to leave unpublished.

keskiviikko 3. joulukuuta 2014

Vestals of nemesis pt 2.

Here's few models assembled and basecoated.

Avatars of war - Vestals of nemesis unboxing pt. 1

I got my 2 boxes of 30 Vestals of Nemesis from AoW delivered 2 days ago.
Why 2 you might ask? Well, if one preorders half naked toy soldiers while under the influence of alcohol, one might not remember it, and preorder some more few weeks after.. :) Although, with AoW prices compared to GW, it is not that bad. GW witch elves are a joke, not the models, but the pricing.

keskiviikko 12. marraskuuta 2014

Farmhouse step 2

I've been mostly painting demons for my chaos space marine army. The house is getting along however every now and then when I feel I need to get a break from painting.

tiistai 28. lokakuuta 2014

Old farmhouse WIP

So, I decided to give a terrain building a try. I have for a long time thought about making a farmhouse, kind of old style with stone first floor and wooden second. The whole thing would be covered with white plaster with some cracks exposing the structure.

perjantai 24. lokakuuta 2014

Legends of the High Seas battle Report

I have been meaning to do a battle report, but I always forget to take enough pictures. Well, yesterday finally I had my iPad in hand and voila'.
The report bloated a bit, but what the hell, the game was as awesome as the other games in this LOTHS campaign have been, so it would not be fair not to document every detail of the battle :)
Again, thanks to Teemu and Marko for excellent campaign!

torstai 23. lokakuuta 2014

Last minute addition to the crew

I didn't notice how much it shines before the photo.
I nearly forgot to add this little bugger to my pirate crew. He is part of a familiar pack for sorcerers I oroginally bought for my dark elves (when they still had those).

lauantai 18. lokakuuta 2014

Suuri Snadi expo in Vantaa

During this weekend there is "Suuri Snadi" expo in Vantaa. There are several dollhouse, model railway, model car and miniature vendors selling their stuff.

torstai 16. lokakuuta 2014

Painting White

As promised, here is my way to paint colder white.
The paints I use are all from Vallejo:
Shadows: Blue Grey Pale
Midtones: Pale Greyblue
Highlights: Foundation white (any white will do)

perjantai 26. syyskuuta 2014

maanantai 22. syyskuuta 2014

1st demo base ready

So, here's the first base of the series I mean to make for these guys.

Yarrrrrrr, pirates ahoy.

Teemu and Marko organized a pirate campaign in our gaming club, and I have been just waiting for an excuse to buy Black Scorpion pirates.
Teemu Hoowever sold me few of his models to get the painting started before my own crew arrives.

tiistai 19. elokuuta 2014

Spartan Scenics buildings pt. 2

 I built and painted 2 of the buildings.
It took a bit longer, as I wanted to figure out a efficient painting scheme as there are maaany more to do.

torstai 14. elokuuta 2014

Demonic allies and chaos cultists

 I had so much to paint for my 40k army that I needed to start painting faster.
In the end I managed to uncharacteristically get stuff ready (well nearly) in good time.
Note, that everything shines, I have not used antishine yet because of the humidity in the air here, it has ruined my sentry gun (few posts back).

perjantai 1. elokuuta 2014

Spartan scenics scifi buildings unboxing

I got 2 sets of spartan scenics boxes from battlefield berlin today (gret store btw.).
First thing I noticed was the size. They each weight around 10-15kg, which was a small issue, as I was picking them up with a bicycle :). After my wife drove with car, and got them, I started to go through what I had gotten.

torstai 24. heinäkuuta 2014

Automated Sentry System (ASS)

Couple of days back I was in a toilet and started looking the cotton buds on a plastic stick one uses to clean one's ears or other small orfices. I started picturing them as a barrels of a gatling cannon, and had to follow up on that by trying to make one.

tiistai 24. kesäkuuta 2014

WIP terminator and tip for your paints

I've been painting a GW chaos terminator lord for few days now. I magnetized the arms and head, so I can swap weapons and make the character either lord or sorcerer.

sunnuntai 15. kesäkuuta 2014

And finally the base for spawn.

So, a demon needs a base. I scavenged my hellbrute's base and gave it a shot. Some of you might recognize the influence of James Wappel in it. Influence might be a bit of an understatement, as it is pretty much copycat work :)

lauantai 14. kesäkuuta 2014

Spawn painted!

Finally :)
I painted the skin with dwarf skin, and shaded towards purple. This gave nice inflammed look. Highlights were with elf skin with a dash of green in them to enhance the sickened feeling.

keskiviikko 11. kesäkuuta 2014

sunnuntai 1. kesäkuuta 2014

Sculpting a chaos spawn

 After a very long break, mainly due to lack of intrest, I bought 7th edition 40k rulebook and new CSM codex, and thought to dig up my old Chaos space marines.
It now seems that I need daemons for my malefic daemonology spells and various other uses:)

perjantai 18. huhtikuuta 2014

Second Witch Elf filler ready!

Due to general lack of time, this took longer than I anticipated. It's ready now however, and I'm really pleased how it turned out. In the end I thought to repaint the face and swords, but I decided to just move on. The comic came from a story that started to form in my mind while I was making this, so I had to get it out, no matter how gay it sounds :)

perjantai 4. huhtikuuta 2014

Another filler WIP

As I now got an urge to do unit fillers, here is a progress report of the 2nd WE filler.
This features a mentally broken knight that gets a mercyful release from angel of Khaine. Sculpting is 100% done, now just splash on paint.

maanantai 31. maaliskuuta 2014

After the break, Witch elf unit filler

So, I have not had any intrest to paint anything until now. I got this idea of witch elf unit filler, where one bride of Khaine has just killed her opponent, and I had really no other option than to just do it, and see how it turns out.

torstai 20. helmikuuta 2014

tiistai 18. helmikuuta 2014

Ebob skeletons and armatures

I got an packet from ebob I ordered a month ago. I kinda had forgotten all about this, so it was a nice suprise.
I got 5 armature puppets, 15 skeletons and couple of sculpting tools.

sunnuntai 16. helmikuuta 2014

Cauldron of Blood guards

 The cauldron is now complete with its two lovely attendants.
They gave me a nice canvas to try out colours for witch elves.
I also tried out NMM gold with varying success.

lauantai 15. helmikuuta 2014

Malifaux unboxing

I have been interested in Malifaux for a long time, mainly because of the models which look gorgeous and oozing with personality and perverted ideas.
So finally, I went and bought Guild's judgement starter box, small rules manual and fate deck. All in all, to get started with the game takes less than 70 euros! That is really nothing today, even less so when you look at what you get with that money.

perjantai 7. helmikuuta 2014

Cauldron of Blood

I haven't had any inspiration to paint recently, I've been mostly just coloring the minis while watching netflix.
 I however started thinking of painting the railing of my cauldron of blood in NMM style, so I took it up and ended up painting the whole thing!?

sunnuntai 19. tammikuuta 2014

Viking Spearmen

 I managed to paint 4 viking spearmen. They have separate spears I orderred from warlord (I think).

sunnuntai 12. tammikuuta 2014

Viking archers and few plants

While waiting for an idea of what to sculpt next, I painted a batch of viking archers to boost my upcoming hail Caesar/SAGA army.

sunnuntai 5. tammikuuta 2014

Finished with the Cthulhu alienist

..and here he is. I struggled with the face a bit, I had to make it smaller 3 times before it was even close. To get the scale right is really hard with hands and head. I recon I need to have some reference bodyparts for future to be near when doing this.

perjantai 3. tammikuuta 2014

Call of Cthulhu investigator, out with the old..

So, I got a bit disapointed with the Alienist sculpt's propotions, his legs seemed to be a bit too large. So, I had couple of options. To either break them above knee and recreate, or make a totally new sculpt.
I opted for the latter, as with a new sculpt I could fix the pose and few other issues as well.