Friday, October 30, 2009

Johnny Alpha

Hi all,
So Foundry have had an xmas sale running for a few weeks and aswell as stocking up on paint and some Darkest Africa minis i found myself purchasing a load of their 2000AD minis. They were reduced from £5 to £3 so they were now at a more reasonable price!

I kicked off with Johnny Alpha, the dogged bounty hunter whose mutant eyes see through walls and read minds. A very cool character and a pleasure to paint. Im pleased with the yellow, was worried about attempting it. Heres the recipe for those interested:

P3 Khadoran flesh
Foundry Ochre A
Foundry Ochre A + Foundry Ochre B
Foundry Ochre A + Foundry Ochre B + White

A bit long winded with alot of mixing but i got the desired effect!

Ive got Rogue trooper primed next but im not sure when il get around to him. Ive been Thinking of a Rogue trooper wargame and chatting with some of the guys about it over at the Lead adventure forum, some good ideas floating around:

who knows if il get round to it but its good to froth!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Artmaster Vision

Last night i tuned into Artmaster Vision, a show run by Toby.

A very enjoyable show, mainly because its always good to see how other painters work. This show featured some finishing touches on a 25mm ECW unit and some freehand on an ECW flag. Toby is a very skilled painter and has a great collection of pics on the site. My favorite have to be the Napoleonic units, really vibrant colours achieved.

Ive also found the tutorials section very helpful, especially the colours used for the basing for his models which i really like.

So i urge others to check the shows out if you have some time.


Friday, October 23, 2009

A new post at last!

Well its been a while but im back. I have access to a camera which im still getting to grips with so please bare with me on the pic quality. So what have i been doing all these months? Well i have been painting, albeit mostly commission work but ive been pretty busy with "Real" life. A career change has led me to further education so im back to studying after a while which is interesting... This new stage in life has left me with quite a bit of time to paint so im looking forward to completing a few personal projects and getting commissions out ASAP.

Wargaming wise im still heavilly interested in Warmachine & Hordes. Recently ive been playing Hordes and using my new Circle of Orboros Army. Il see if i can get some pics. My main focus for the meantime though is Pulp / Back of Beyond and WW1 gaming. Ive always had the bug for this period and at last im going for it.

I allready have a 1000pt WH Great War BEF army which i am working through and thanks to Mark Copplestones "October Special offer" i have a huge Bolshevik army. The pic above is a few of my freshly painted officers who will lead my forces to victory! Hopefully...