Wow It’s already the second month of 2018? Time flies!
Since my last update, quite a few things have happend in life for me. I finnished my first RPG Campaign as a DM, which was stressfull but very fun and I got to use my first ever almost fully greenstuff sculpted model as a centerpiece for the campaign. Meet Alpha-02 from the depths of the ancient Laboratory ψ-03.
I still have to complete her hair but I will get around to that eventually. Another amazing thing that happened during the winter break was that I got asked to do my first real commission work for a friend of a friend. Right now I am well under way into painting a smaller team of Raven Guard Spacemarines at a bit above table-top standard.
It feels a bit different working on soemone else’s models and knowing you won’t keep them in the end but at the same time I am happy to work with a client for my first time.
Lastly my instagram page has been growing quite quickly as well and I mostly use it to post my most recent WIP and such there. Have a look if you feel like it.
I hope to get done with my commission work this month at least and even though the guy who ordered his models to be painted said that I can take as much time as I need, I have started to feel like I’m slightly draging out the time and make more room for other projects.
That’s all for now at least and I will post again after the commission is done.
thanks for reading ^^
During this weekend I participated in my first ever scale model competition. something even more amazing also happened there, I managed to wind up with 3 bronzes and 1 silver at the end complete with a sweet bag of loot.
A little bit of explaining i perhaps in order? The contest is set up into multiple different categories in which people compete against respective modellers in said category.
The judges then have an unspecified standard a model has to reach in order for it to qualify for either the bronze, silver or gold spots, so multiple models in the same category can receive the same “rank”. Which also means that some categories can be left without some higher ranks or with no ranked modes due to them not measuring up, at least that is how I have understood it.
For me, the highest rank I reached was silver, which I believe I shared with two others in the category for models with base diorama, man those others were amazing addition to the competition. in the same category I also applied the recently completed Mk 1 Defence Bot from infamy miniatures which landed a bronze spot. I was surprised to se my Dark Souls statue actually receiving any points due to the very impressive Blood Borne model next to it. I talked to the girl who made it and she was great fun to talk to, she also got gold for that one which was much deserved. Same goes for the guy who won took home gold in the “figure with base” category.
Also quite joyously, I was also the only one in the “figure bellow 69mm scale to receive any rank at, which I am glad for but found it strangely odd. But I don’t know, I’m new and super impressed by everyone’s efforts put on display. All around about half of my entered models took some kind of higher ranking which makes me real glad and motivated for next year’s competition, only a slight shame that my airship didn’t get anything but looking back I can see why. A part of the reason I entered was to where I would stand and how my models would be ranked in comparison to others. I am happy I’ve entered.
Before I end this already too long post I want to share some things that I learned from competing in this competition and to start of: When you are applying for a competition, make sure to always check your deadline. I noticed the day before that they had closed the digital entry some days before the actual competition, which was a bit frustrating but nothing that couldn’t be fixed on spot.
Secondly it is almost a necessity to have a base or display which your model is attached to. Mainly because it looks damn professional but it also gives your models a bit of elevation from the low tables which they stand on. I noticed this was a particular problem with my petitgguy, since many overlooked the fact that its eyes and stomach was glowing thanks to their angle of perspective.
if you can, make your base a part of the model such as a smaller diorama, it always improves the selling-point additionally it puts the model into an environment and creates an overall bigger impact.
Right, I believe that was everything for this time. I will get back and talk about some of the models I probably haven’t mentioned before like the airship and defense bot, but that is for another time and post.
Take care and don’t spend your hard earn cash like a rich kid with his daddy’s wallet 🙂
Here’s a collection of things I found cool at the event.
After spending a bit more then a year on my shelf I did the unthinkable and actually completed some models. In the past I’ve had some weird idea that doing proper highlights was way above my skill and effort. It might have been the fact that I did not have the tools, teaching or inspiration but during the latest couple of years I have slowly pushed myself out of such thinking and through sharing, asking and competing, I think I’m slowly progressing into a better painter.
Mostly I also try to test out one new method for every build that I make, aside from fun or relaxation builds. With that said, here are my 2 freshly finished battle suits with the addition of some proper pictures on my hammerhead gunship I did a while ago.
I recently found that Chaos Cultists from Warhammer 40k makes excellent raiders for post apocalypse TRPG. I picked up these early this year but had no idea how I would paint them for a long time but now I have been going on and off for about 2 weeks with them and getting a quite satisfying result. So here’s the current status.
I thought instead of using a uniform color for every model and instead choose to give them more of a miss-matched savaged look, like if all the equipment was gained and found over time instead of being made at the same place.
Also just before I started painting these guy I got to try out forging for the first time at a national jamboree with my scout troop, which was a blast! Here’s the end result.
Untill next time, take good care!
It’s been a while and I have put painting most of them on hiatus but for now, I will update what I have.
All the hero characters with the inclusion of the Liutenant Ardus Ix’Erebus has been added to the descent NMM page on completed work. I have also added an additional page for all the monsters from descent. In the upcoming days I will continue to upload some work I’ve completed but not shared as well as some update to the page. see you in the next post 🙂
So imagine that sewage sludge in your drain. Imagine it laying for such a long time, with addition to some radiation, gain some symbol of primal sentience. In the world of Mutant UA, that’s called a Swartzvattn and I tried to make a model for it. Give or take it’s my own free interpetation of it, it really just is a mass of old carcasses and sludge.
I used a chaos spawn as base and then I moved up from there with epoxy putty. Fully satisfied of how disgusting it looks.