Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Forges are running Hot

Though it's not miniatures at all, the reason for the quietness from me here is slightly AdMech related. I have kind of started my own forge and have dived into a new hobby - knive making. And honestly it's a delight making something "useful" and seeing the projects taking shape. I'm pretty sure I will return to miniature painting at some point but for now all hobbytime is channeled into the knifeforge. Here is a couple of pics of what I've done so far and a link if anyone should be interested in following this new bug of mine.

Mammoth Knives

Cheers, Manus

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hook finished

First finished mini for a very long time, hopefully it wont be that long before the next one emerges.
Hook here is the second of my Void Pirates, and I'm quite happy with the way he ended up. Trying to get a brutal, non cartoony swashbuckling look in to these. Cheers.

Monday, April 17, 2017


Long overdue painting update on Hook. I think he's actually coming along quite nicely.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hooks in you - hooks in me

Actually I figure that this guy only listens to Iron Maiden!!! Though Hook seem to take a rather slaneeshi road - I did not plan for that at all. Doesn't look wrong though!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Different kind of hobby

No, I have not given up on little plastic men. However I have hit a bit of a slump and mojoloss, making progress slower and updates further apart.
In the same time I have started a new hobby, with a course last weekend - and I have been trying to read up on stuff for that - metalworks, woodtypes and such. This was the end result

Monday, March 20, 2017

Painting leather

Some time ago I promised to mock up how I paint leather - so here goes.

Step 1. Basecoat.

Step 2. Heavy drybrush

Step 3. Lighter drybrush

Step 4. Heavy wash

Step 5. Stippling orange and green.

Step 6. Light drybrush

Step 7. Highlight drybrush

Step 8. Heavy wash - repeat for darker color.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Truly nasty looking

To be honest I have been really impressed with the Tzaangors, I think GW has really hit a nightmarish combination of beaks, horns and archaic looking bits - very well done. Therefor I didn't really want to change too much with the first one here, rather just experiment a bit with the mini - get to know it so to speak. Of cause I would rather be caught dead than just making a standard mini so some small alterations are in line - which should also take it a bit away from the deamon look and fit it into my Void Pirates. Gamewise I figure it with fit right in as a beastman.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Don't just stand there - evolve!!

Had a lot of comments on this in various places, and amongst other things,  the legguards were a big issue. They have now been dremeled out and bent into shape. The sword has also been repositioned and he has been given a new gun - much better IMO.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Blade of the Void

The pointyeared backstabber - or The Blade of the Void as he like to call himself (with standard eldar modesty) came closer to the finish line. Like the overall view, something is off with his right arm though, have to rework that.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Eldar buccaneer

Tzaangors - love that kit, so overly detailed and twisted. Pretty sure they will be be put to use loads in the future. 
First use for me will be this  - which I'm pretty sure will end up being an eldar pirate.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Void Pirate project

Though Crazy Ivan came relatively easy to me, I have had somewhat of a struggle actually picturing those void pirates - or perhaps not the picturing, but how to actually turn that into miniatures. Not that easy to make the minis flashy and flamboyant and at the same time time keep them gritty and darkcore - which is still the way I want to go. But having thought it over during the weekend, I have come to the conclusion that they don't all have to be flashy - captain will of cause, but for the rest I'll try to focus on that they are actually pirates. A ramshackle horde of misfits, hardcore (though extremely romanticised) criminals - feared for their ferocity and their failing respect for human/xenos life. Thus the minis will reflect this side of things, hopefully showing some badass characters you'd make sure to hide from and you shouldn't be in doubt why they ended up pirates. I focus less on making them look like Caribbean pirates but still try to incorporate little reference bits and pieces - and hopefully draw them all to gether with the paintjob.

Next up is this bloke - not named yet - I wanted something brutal with a big gun for my hullbreaching team.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Crazy Ivan Finished

If you need a starship boarded, just call Crazy Ivan for some good bomb hurling.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Blowing up

Crazy Ivan got a bit of a colorbomb last night. He really needs to lay of the smokes.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Final details

Added a few patches of moss and a bit of dead grass, and though really subtle I think it works quite well.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Terrain prototype

Think I got my terrain prototype down. I only forgot that I wanted to add a few bits of dead grass and mold on the base and building. At first that would not be really appropriate for an Industrial Gothic sector, but as I constantly see how grasses are taking over as soon as buildings or areas are left unused, I think it will fit in and look good too.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Sandstone or not?

Decided to paint the building in sandstone to avoid a completely grey battlefield. Does it work?