Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cool Idea for Basing

Here's a video from Anvil Industries that is worth checking out.  I think he may have something here...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

DKoK Update 11/06

After a few weeks of procrastinating and trial and error, I finally finished a full test Krieg Guardsman from the HQ Squad.  I've decided to try and avoid using black on any figure I paint from now on, instead relying on various darker shades of grey and charcoal.  Just a personal choice but I find black to be unmanageable.  Once it's there, there's not much you can do to it or with it.

Here's a pic...

The picture's a little shadow heavy but I'll post better shots once the squad is complete.

As usual, C&C are welcomed.

The war goes on,

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Projects

Man, after being away for too long, I have finally come to a point where I can start doing some hobby projects again.  Here's some pics of what arrived in the mail this afternoon:

I finally took the plunge and ordered a command set from both Death Korps of Krieg and the Elysian Drop Troops.  Here's a breakdown of what was in each kit:

While I can't promise I'll be building entire armies of these guys, I thought it was an appropriate way to get back into the hobby I have missed for so long.  Next step will be assembly and deciding on paint schemes.  I also plan to post some definitive comparison photos between the various IG lines I have.

In my absence I became fascinated with 15mm sci fi figures.  I purchased some recently from Ground Zero Games and here is a quick pic of what I've accomplished so far.  More on that to come in the future.

Anyways, great to be back and hopefully some folks will still tune in and tell me  what they think.  I look forward to hearing from you.

The war goes on,

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Check This Out

Hello, fellow bloggers, gamers and hobbyists.  It's been a while since I posted something and that is a damn shame.  But things are in a state of flux right now and I have to keep most of my life packed up in boxes for the foreseeable future.

In my absence, I have become intimately involved with Mad Robot Miniatures and I have jumped on board with their efforts to release some kick-ass resin miniatures.  The process has been consuming, to say the least.

I would like to point out 2 nice places to visit if your are interested in resin miniatures, molding, and casting.  Number 1 would be Mad Robot Miniatures, we are almost finished with design work on our Greatcoats and you can follow our progress there.

Number 2 is a great forum called Resin Addict.  This is a cool gathering place for people interested in discussing and learning more about making molds and resin casts.  They welcome all skill levels.  It serves as a great source of information if you have any questions and the members are knowledgable and very friendly.

Anyways, thanks for reading this and I hope the summer provides hours of blood and mayhem!

The wars goes on,

Friday, March 18, 2011

Mad Robot Miniatures

I've been asked by my friend over at Mad Robot Miniatures to make a shameless plug since FTW is no longer accepting new members.  These guys are just getting their feet wet in the community and they are anxious to do some good things.

Their primary focus will be custom bits for 28-30mm sci-fi miniatures.  They are also planning their own line of miniatures in the same scale.  They are open to feedback from anyone who is interested.  They will not be throwing a sales pitch anytime soon, this is NOT an advertisement.  Right now they just want to know what people think.

That's about it...please check them out and see if your interested.

The war goes on,

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Grey Knights Incoming

Sometimes a man just can't help himself.  Feel kill...daemons...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Can You Sculpt?

Without giving too much away, I am putting out a call to any sculptors who might be interested in working on some 28mm "heroic" scale projects.  Here's what I would need from you to start with...

  • Clear, viewable examples of your work
  • A willingness to be part of a long-term endeavor
  • Flexibility to work with & interpret directions from "non-sculptors"
People in the U.S. are better suited to this but, at this point, it's not required.

If you are interested, please respond in the comments below or email me HERE.


Friday, February 25, 2011

A Brief Change

So I log on today to find that my blog template has been altered and Blogger's new editor will not let me post the background image I had.  There's got to be a better way...

Pardon the changes while I figure it out.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's Been Too Long...

Hello friends and fellow bloggers.  It's been way too long since I have posted something but I have been focusing on other things for a few months and painting has taken the back seat.  I certainly haven't lost my passion for the hobby but my condo is going up for sale in a month or two and I have been busting my tush to get it cleaned up, straightened up and ready to show to potential buyers.  Hopefully someone will be interested...I'm not holding my breath.

I appreciate those who still check out the blog every day and I am lurking in the shadows, enjoying all the great work everyone else is doing.  I will soon be at a point where I can unpack a few Space Marines (yes, it's ALL packed up right now) and continue work on my Screaming Eagles chapter.  I also re-discovered some IG creations that I have never shared here that I will continue work on as well.

Here's a few snaps to wet the appetite...

The war goes on,