Friday, August 5, 2011

So Ends the Big Box

Six months ago, give or take, I decided that I wasn't going to do commission work anymore. My work rate was abysmal and I had lost interest in painting armies.  I experimented with farming the rest of the Big Box out to someone else, but he proved at least as immovable as me.

And so today, after nearly five years of painting Ulthwe Eldar, I have returned the remaining contents of the Big Box.  The job started when GW released the large Eldar army box that included the current codex, and it ended today.

That's a lot of Eldar.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Group Ready To Ship

All painted, based and ready for a new home.
Maybe a home where the ambient light isn't so blue....

Monday, February 21, 2011

Skimmers & Banshees

 The big box gets lighter and lighter.  These tanks are ready to roll (so to speak...) and the Banshees are nearly so.

Never underestimate a complicated infantry model's ability to take a long time to paint.

In terms of grav tanks, only a single Falcon remains now to be completed.  There are a few Vipers and a trio of War Walkers, along with a dozen or so miscellaneous infantry models too.

Totally accidental flame hair.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Wraithlord of Ulthwe

I still need to put the grass on the base to match the other models in the army, but this guy is essentially done.  Whoops, except for some specular reflections on gems I see I missed now.

Next up.... grav tanks!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wraithlord WIP 2

The camera on my new HTC Evo didn't like me last night.  Anyway, Did a fair bit of work on it last night.  They are impressive looking models, aren't they?  I have heard of Harlequin lists that run 3 Wraithlords, and I can imagine that's an intimidating list.

Thoughts.... should I put the heavy weapon (thinking scatter laser) mounted on left should or on left arm?  If I go arm, then small weapons will be shoulder mounted and sword arm will get a fin-thingy.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

That Hex Pattern

Found it!  Main 40k rulebook, page 244.  I'm pretty sure it's really just an artifact of the printing, but I really liked the effect.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ulthwe Wraithlord WIP 1

I can't quite remember where I saw a photo of a Wraithlord that looked like it had hex shapes on the border of the head, but I really thought that looked cool.  It needs some clean up, but the basic idea should be evident.

The base (not pictured) is made from spackle and sand over a regular monster base, so it should show a good deal of relief.

Okay, that's all I did tonight.  I'm still working on some other models.... Falcon, Wave Serpent, a warlock, etc. but this Wraithlord has my attention right now and I haven't posted pics in ages.