Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Steel Legion Update: Moving right along...

These guys are easy, but I didn't want to rush them. Anyhow, here is the most recent stage.

If your wondering, I airbrushed these guys with GW Iyanden Darksun. I wanted to make the jackets really pop in comparison to the darker boots, mask and armor pieces so I primed everything white and washed down the jackets. Later, I'll trim up the leather and armor parts then highlight them. Should be done with them within a week. Dave and the guys did a great job with the tanks this weekend. Can't wait to see how the flaking turned out.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning...

I was inspired the other day. I was hanging out at the new Bowie Bunker in MD when it happened. I ran into a young player that I hadn’t seen in a long time. This guy had been coming to the bunker (back when it was in Glen Burnie, MD) since he was in his teens. He and I got to talking and he was eager to show me this army that he started several years ago. As he began pulling it out, I was awed by the sheer number of models that he had. Not just that, but also that they were all fully painted and based (believe me, that’s rare these days). I was both proud and humbled by this kid (yes, I’m that old that I can call a person in his twenties a kid). When was the last time that I’d finished an army so completely, so diligently!? I mean, he had almost everything in the army list done. I congratulated him on a job well done and left with a big question mark in my mind. Why can’t I do that anymore!? Why can’t I finish an army to that level of completeness, without losing interest and jumping to something else? While driving home I made up my mind to do just that. What better place to start than with a new beginning! A genesis if you will...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Heroes of Armageddon: Steel Legion

So I have officially joined the build team for the HoA a.k.a Heroes of Armageddon Charity project. I have to thank Dave over at Dave Taylor Miniatures for allowing me to help out. I missed out on last years Storm Wardens Charity project (something that I'm still kicking myself about), but not this time. I have requisitioned a squad of Steel Legion guardians from my own reserves to report for duty. I'll be building and painting these over the next week or so and I'll post up some picks as soon as their done. If you want to contribute to this great charity cause then check out the HOA site to find out how! L8tr for now....

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Project Cadia: Part 1

Project Cadia was my effort to create an entire Imperial Guard regiment. It has taken on several different incarnations over the years, but with the current codex I think I may finally be able to complete it. That being said, here are a few pics of the most recent additions to the growing XXVI Cadian Regimental Combat Team (RCT). 

The 2-piece plastic Cadians are a blessing from the Emperor!

The old MK Leman Russ tanks add a bit of history to the regiment.

I still have to add some more unit markings and details to the tanks and infantry.

I'm working on a custom unit symbol and a short tutorial on how I painted the infantry. With the ridiculous amount of models I intend to have I won't be done painting them anytime soon. More to come...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Jade Tigers have a new home!

For those of you who can remember, here are a few pics of my personal chapter. The 2006 Golden Demon 40k Squad Champs. The pics are not great (still need that new camera), but they are up!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Stoopid Camera!!!

Try as I might, I couldn't get the camera to take pics good enough to post. Curses...! I guess a 5MP job isn't good enough anymore, lol. I'm gonna have to invest in a REAL camera in the near future. Tomorrow I'll see if I can pull a few pics from my hard drive. I think I have some left over from a few competitions I entered a while back. We'll see.....

Gettin' started...

Finally done!! I think I changed this thing about a hundred times since yesterday, but here we are. Now as soon as I can get this camera to work right I'll get some pics posted up :)...BB soon