fredag 30 mars 2012

Making a snow base in less than five minutes

I got a request on making a step-by-step guide on the bases I did on the Space wolves. It´s actually quite simple, here it is!

Black (any brand will do, just make sure it´s not glossy)
Calthan brown (GW) or any similar brown.
Graveyard earth (GW)
Black grey (VMC)
Ironhull grey (P3)
Stone grey (VMC) - actually one of my favourite colors.

Basing material
Bark and cork
White glue
Winter turf (from the army painter)
Sodium (get it at your grosery store)
some old brushes.

Step 1:
Take some small pieces of bark and/or cork and glue it to the base using superglue. This will be rocks later.
When the glue is dry take some white glue and thin it with some water. I usually go somewhere around 1:2 glue and water. Now cover the rest of the base with the glue and dip the base in some sand. Leave it to dry.

When the base is dry take and old soft brush and whipe of the sand and dust not seated with the glue. Paint the entire base black.

Do a heavy drybrush (or wetbrush) with Calthan brown ocher the parts that´s not rocks. don´t worry if you get some brown on the base, not all rocks are entire grey if you look´s at one.

Step 4:
Do a drybrush over the brown using Graveyard earth.

Paint the rocks using Black grey, I paint rather carelessly at this step as some grey on the earth gives it more depth.

Step 6:
Take a 1:1 mix of black grey and Ironhull grey and drybrush the rocks. Repeat this step with pure Ironhull grey and pick out the edges.

Step 7:
Take some Stonegrey and drybrush the edges of the stone and then some of the earth as well. do it randomly at the eart to give it some more life.

Step 8:
Take small clutches of Winter turf and glue it to the base usin superglue. Thin down some white glue using water, only this time make it really thin. I use something like 1:5 glue and water at this step. I apply the glue/water mix randomly using an old brush where I want the snow to be. Now sprinkel the Sodium on the base and then shake of the rest. Leave it to dry.
Now you got some good looking snow bases ready fore the battlefield (you can apply some varnish before they go to battle, but do it lightly).
 Untill next time, happy painting!

Ork kommandos and Malifaux WIP

I did some more painting on my Ork kommandos last night, I have started to highligt the yellow and the black. Also two kommandos have got a first highligt on the skin. My plan is that these four kommandos will be done in one or two evenings, then it´s time to do some Nob painting!
I also did some minir work on my malifaux gang, not so much painting as in a bit better pictures. still WIP´s but one week or so and they are ready to see the gaming table again.

Pic´s have been taken for the snowbase tutorial, it will be up shortly (I hope).

Untill next time, happy painting!

onsdag 28 mars 2012

Trying Malifaux

During my entire life of wargaming/painting miniatures I have almost exlusivly painted miniatures from Games workshop. Sure I have tried out some Warmachines and I do paint on a miniature from Studio McVey at the moment but tat´s it. Yesterday I started to paint some minatures for the game Malifaux. this was the first time I did any painting on minatures from that game or manufacturere and I was stunned over the rich details on the minis, they proved out to be a real challange.Yesterday I started to paint Nicodem and he´s crew from the starter box.

So far the base color are at place and some shading have begun, I have started to highligt the zombie punks, but that´s pretty much it.
My plan is to have the entire lot, Nicodems totem in about a week. Since I actually planning to use these minis for gaming, I think I stop at TT quality.
Untill next time, happy painting!

fredag 23 mars 2012

Pan from Studio McVey first WIP and a WH40k project

I have just started on Pan, he has got some primary colors and som first shading on the skin. Nothing fancy yet, but I hope he will turned out great when finished.

Next thing is another personal project who will take place in the WH40k universe. Basiclly just primed at the moment, but i hope that this to will turn out great when done.
Untill next time, happy painting!

torsdag 22 mars 2012


Yesterday I recived the mini "Pan" from Studio McVey. This is my first mini from studio McVey and I was really excited about it. The details was superb and hardly any mouldlines, just a few airbubbles and it was just the head who needed some sculpting putty to fit.
Here is the mini based and primed, just waiting for some paint!
And no, I haven´t forget about the Space wolves bases´s on it´s way!
Untill next time, happy painting!

tisdag 20 mars 2012

Sapce wolves Long Fangs

Two day´s ago I finished this squad with Long Fangs. After taking this picture I realize that the squadleader wasn´t finished. One small dot on his eye is still missing, but after I have painted the eye this squad will be done. Hope you will like it, next up are a model who´s going to represent a Rune priest (built from the Space wolves pack box) some wolf guard terminators and hopefully three Rhinos/Razorbacks.

Untill next time, happy painting!

söndag 18 mars 2012

Grey hunters squad 2 and 3

This weekend I did the final tuches on the second and third Grey hunters squads. Next up are a squad of Long fangs, a rune priest built from the Space wolves box, a second Rhino and four Wolf guard terminators. If everything is going as planned, the Long fangs, Terminators, Rune priest and the Rhino will be done during till next weekend.

Untill next time, happy painting!

lördag 17 mars 2012

Painting with a friend

Last night a friend of my stepped by and we had a night of joy, painting, modelling and solving the mystery of life.
I painted on the Space wolves comission and also did some modelling on my own project (as seen here).

My friend Lars are painting some Blood angels.
Pictures on the minis in color will be upp in the next few days.
Untill next time, happy painting!

torsdag 15 mars 2012

A new project

After I painted 1500p och Grey knigt´s and still have some work to do on the space wolves project, I needed a break. I started to build a project just for myself. The building process has just begun and I started to feel like painting again.
Here is a pic on my new project, and more pics will come during the next weeks as both the space wolves and this project will proceed,
Untill next time, happy painting!

lördag 10 mars 2012

Just a desk

Or is it? Is the place where the magic happens just a desk, a upside down box or is it a whole hobby area? I thought about it today and realize that, yes, I would like some more space, and most of all a window. Right now my desk is in a walk-in closet. Kind of stick to this hobby right, in the closet?:)

And speaking of that, how do you feel about your hobby? Is it the first thing you talk about in a new workplace, at the bar or in school? Me myself is rather open with my hobby and have no problem talking about it at work, or with new people. I know some hobbyist that´s hiding all hobby stuff and never speaks about it outside of there hobby range, just becase some might think they just playing with toys. Well, if this is playing with toy´s, I´m proud of playing with toy´s.

To finish this of, I snapped som pics from my desk and some Space wolves I´m doing right now.

 Untill next time, happy painting!

måndag 5 mars 2012

Possibly the last WIP on the Nurgle champion

This will most likely be tha last WIP shoot on the Nurgle mini. If you have any suggestions or anything at all to say about this piece I will be very greatfull.
Untill next time, happy painting!

lördag 3 mars 2012

First WIP on a Ork kommando

I started to paint a mini for myself today, a Ork kommando based on the FW conversion kit. So far nothing more than the basic colors and some minor highlights on the skin. That´s all painting for today, feeling ill and got the blues, not a great combination when trying to be creative.
Untill next time, happy painting!

GK comission finished

I got a comisison about 4 weeks ago on a GK army that should be painted to only TT standard. Today I finished it.
It´s rather hard to take a good picture on so many minis, but it gives an idea about the army anyway. The colorscheme is the customers choice.
Coming upp in the next few days are some more Space wolves, The Nurgle lord and some ork kommandos!
Until next time, happy painting!

fredag 2 mars 2012

Grey knights Rhino (TT)

This is a Grey knight´s Rhino I´m painting as a comission, it should only be painted in TT standard, wich I think it is right now. I usually want´s to do more thing´s on the mini´s, but if it should be, TT. TT it is! the colours are the klients choise. This was just a quick and small update, so you know I´m still alive. Hopefully the Nurgle mini will be done tonight, so check back later and find out.
Untill net time, happy painting!