Monday, August 27, 2012

More Raven Guard

So I've been chipping away at the Raven Guard commission.
I'm actually really enjoying it.
One thing I am not enjoying however, is the results from the camera.
But I have to make do with what I have.
So to begin here are some new pics of the Vanguard Veteran squad (3 out of 5).

I love adding gore!

Here's also a shot of the work desk as I begin working on the two five man Scout squads, finishing up some small work on the last two Vanguard Vets, and working away on Captain Shrike.

And we have the first test mini for my Golden Sisters of Battle color scheme.
Haven't picked out a name for them yet but I really like the scheme.
Still hating this camera.....

So there you have it.
Should be nearing the end of the Raven Guard commission soon, then jumping into 100 Guardsmen and all the while hopefully painting my Sisters of Battle army/ working on Iron Warriors with the new starter box set/ painting some Carcharodons again for Adepticon Team Tourney 2013!
Thanks for looking and C&C is always welcome.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Hidden Surprise and Commission Update

 A hidden surprise

So the wife and I decided the other day to switch our bedroom with our "hobby" room.
The idea being that both of our hobbies needed alot more room and our bedroom is only for sleeping anyways....
Well after we finished moving, I found one of my figure cases I havent opened in a long while.
Low and behold I find Ultramarines!
I started painting a small force of Ultramarines after I played through the video game Space Marine (which I absolutely love).
I'm actually really inspired to jump back into these now that I found them.
Hope you like them as much as I do.

Finished Ultramarine

I was and still am so proud of this first finished Ultramarine I did.
I put so much detail work into him and it was the first time I tried out OSL (objective source lighting) on a model. This was also my first try at a new method for "realistic" snow bases which I still currently use and am using for the current Raven Guard commission I am working on.


Flamer conversion

Close up of snow bases

The state of the Raven Guard Commission

And here are some pics of my current commission of Raven Guard.
Trying to do something similar to the Ultramarine with OSL.
I've also been closely following the profiles in Imperial Armour Vol 8.
The customer is loving them so far (thank the Emperor).
I have to say I am so thankful for  having him as a customer, he has been so uber-patient with me on this project. If only all my customers could be like him haha.

Hope you all like what you see.
I'll be updating again sometime this week (work permitting) as part of my new "Blogging Rules" which includes forcing myself to post up progress of anything and everything I'm working on no matter what.
C&C is always welcome!


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Build a Hero: Part 1, something fun

Bring it on daemon filth!

Hi my name is Kevin and I'm a  Grey Knight Grand Master.
I've always been a HUGE "fanboy" of the Grey Knights even way before Ward got his filthy claws on them and I will probably never stop loving them. 

A tear in reality is bleeding hordes of daemons onto the planets surface as a gunmetal grey Storm Raven slowly descends upon a nearby clearing.
The ramps lower, and six immense figures stomp towards the gibbering hordes.
There is no sign of hestitaion as they brace for the coming impact.
Just as the two lines meet, a blinding white light blooms from the leader of the figures. 
The battle can truly begin.

I can just picture my character wading into a sea of multi-colored daemons, blessed Nemesis Daemon Hammer rising and falling, smashing aside all before me while setting them on fire with my Incinerator. Plus it doesn't help that I'm currently reading "The Emperors Gift". Damn you Aaron Dembski Bowden!
Grand Master, Master-Crafted Nemesis Daemon Hammer, Incinerator, Blind and Rad grenades, and a trio of servo-skulls.

Ok now the entire idea behind this posting comes from a fellow blogger I follow, HERO's Gaming Blog. Choose a character from any of the 40k Codices available that best represents you and kit them out for battle (of course within the normal legal limitations).  More to come as he posts more (he has mentioned that we can actually model the character to represent us on the battlefield). Check out his blog HERE.