Monday, July 25, 2011

D&D Ork! WIP

In painting for D&D, I try to look at the model for a character and decide what I want to paint them based on that personality and style.
With this model, I really wanted to capture a pit fighter. Someone that really is scared from battle and craves for blood, bored at any other situation they are thrown into. It was a lot of fun to build the character, and I wanted the model to be just as fun to paint.

So when the Finecast stuff released I saw the Big Black Ork Boss from Warhammer Fantasy and thought to myself that it would be an AWESOME D&D piece to have around. I picked him up next chance I got (as per previous posts) and dove into him. Here are some WIP shots!


 The armor is a classic color scheme for me, but darkened with more wash this time around. Its Chaos Black based, heavy stipple with Tin Bitz and hit it with Badab Black wash. I had it washed about three times to really get the grunge factor in. The model is really coming together I think, and I will have better pictures up for him soon.
But for now, enjoy a good WAAAAAAAGH! and keep painting!


I learned something new from a fellow painter, do NOT prime your Finecast resin models. Make sure you wash them in warm soapy water, but once they are dry, they are ready to paint. Apparently the resin soaks up the paint, giving it a much more authentic feel. Guess you learn something new every day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Revised Changes

Alright, other than the blue my Scarlet Hawks are as uniform as I want them to be. I still would like more feedback, but I chose to only make the Helmets and hands different to denote what they are within the chapter/company. I felt Commanders and Sargents should stand out, as the others should but not as much attention. Basically on the battlefield I imagine the marines glancing and seeing gold and knowing Commander Bad-ass is over there, or the commander glancing seeing bronze and knowing where his Devi's are deployed at.


Friday, July 15, 2011


Alright I have some news. After some thought I have decided to adjust my paint scheme. In deciding the Paint Scheme I wanted something that would still allow me to play my beloved Blood Angels, but would give me a little uniqueness. Mainly so I can play the standard Space Marines codex to expand my amount of various models. Thanks to Bolter and Chainsword I am able to post these preliminary pictures of my ideas. Please comment I want some feedback.


Assault Marine
Devistator Marine

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Resources? Look no further!

Hello all,

I have to say, one of the most impressive places to find resources on strategies, painting, modelling, and gaming I think is the blog rolls on the right side of the From The Warp blog. I have found new schemes, models and sites reading different people's blogs for research in my own modelling and playing.
It expands what you currently know about it and also allows you to share ideas and plans with others that you might not normally see in the real world.

If you haven't already done so, please go there and poke around. The worst that happens is you lose some time on the internet, like that hasn't happened before! So go ahead and click on the icon in the top right hand side of the blog and check out that site.

Enjoy all! I know I do.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Moving, done. Back to painting.

Hello all,

Sorry I haven't posted in a bit. My wife and I moved into a new home and have been settling in nicely there.
But, after all that packing and unpacking, I have to say I am excited to start painting once more! I need to get some good photos of my new D&D mini (it's the Finecast for the Black Ork Boss) and finish him up and paint some more of my Tau.

Speaking of, I am trying to find a way to paint them white and have a solid, but not boring color scheme with them. So far my Devilfish and Crisis suit look good, but when I come to the Fire warriors, I can't seem to get the white look to stick well. I was thinking mostly of painting them shades of grey (darker: Fortress Grey, lighter: Space Wolves Grey). That way the scheme will feel very similar without taking away from it. With that, I will likely be highlighting with Hawk Turquoise because of its similar feel to the blues and tie it in with other armies.

Hopefully more pics up soon, back to unpacking my painting space!