It’s official, I can now be labeled a “Mr. Fancy Pants”. That’s because this weekend I won The Draconic Awards, Captain Con 2015 Best of Show trophy. Booyah baby! Thanks to everyone over at Wargamers Consortium for putting this event together. Up until the last moments before the announcement I didn’t expect such a fantastic result. It was a great experience and one that I look forward to doing again.
Bad ass trophies and medals 🙂
The Draconic Awards 2015, CaptainCon Best of Show
The Draconic Awards 2015, CaptainCon Silver Coin
The Draconic Awards 2015, CaptainCon Silver Coin
Would you like to enter a painting competition? The Draconic Awards is the place to go. The organizers are super cool, talented people and provide great feedback. And furthermore, those medals and trophy are bad ass!
I had a great time at CaptainCon. The organizers were able to do a lot with the space including a demo section, tournaments, role playing games and a board game room. It was a chill convention in a nice venue and I’m really looking forward to the next time. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some painting to do.
So, I’m holding off on painting anything new until I get my camera back from Canon. The good news is that I took some pictures of some of my Trollbloods before my camera crapped out. Trollbloods are a lot of fun to paint. The entire range has a lot of character and really dynamic poses. They’re pretty big models (40mm-50mm bases) so it takes more time to paint them up which is why I’ve been working on mine on and off for the last 3 years. 😛
This is the first Trollblood Warbeast i painted I loves him to bits! 😀 I experimented a lot with the metallics to get the right mix for rusted old metal. I ended up using washes of green and reddish browns. I’ll make sure to post a step by step tutorial in the future.
If you look closely at this Impaler, you’ll see little specks of black on the metal areas. You might ask, “Was this intentional?” The answer is no. I accidentally sprayed him with black primer instead of clear matte varnish when. DOH! After a little touching up and cursing myself out I left the speckles on the metal areas. I think they look kinda cool. Or maybe I was just too tired to redo it. smh…
Here we have one of the most iconic Warbeasts of the entire Trollblood range. The Mauler was a beast of a model to paint (pun intended). He took a long time to finish. I’d work on him for a few days, get sick of him, take a few weeks off, and then get back to it. It was totally worth the work. So bad ass! 😀
I’ve been painting up a Rasputina crew for the past few weeks and am really liking the results. I planned on posting some pictures of them this weekend. Unfortunately, my Canon Power Shot S100 had different plans. Turns out Canon put out a Product Advisory on this camera. Here’s a link if you find you had the same issue. Once I get my Camera back I’ll be posting some work in progress stuff. So instead here’s more pictures of my Piggies. Enjoy!
Lord Carver BMMD III
First up is Lord Carver Bringer of Most Massive Destruction III. A bad ass name for a bad ass model. The original sculpt had spikes on the shoulders which I didn’t care much for. Spikes on shoulders are silly :P. So, I left them out and added a little putty for the fur and shoulder pad. It was a very easy conversion.
Next up, Rosh, the Lesser Minion Warlock. At TempleCon 2013 I entered him in the Cool Mini Or Not Painting Competition and didn’t place. I had an opportunity to talk with one of the judges, Kevin, and he gave me excellent feedback. He thought my technique was great but the model could use some more contrast. I totally agree. When I worked on this army I purposely kept the color palate very monochromatic with bits of green for “pop”. Rosh here doesn’t have enough of it though. I might repaint his ammo holster green to make up for the lack of visual interest.
Here we have Rorsh’s better half, Brine. I loved panting this model! The rolls of flesh and the rusted metal were a lot of fun to work on. Kevin from Cool Mini Or Not suggested that I add some texture to the green fabric. Right now the skin and cloth look like they’re made of the same stuff. Another great suggestion.
Sturm & Drang
Sturm & Drang, the bipolar mad pig! I painted this guy up A year ago for Lost Hemisphere’s monthly Paint the Target challenge. If you haven’t already you should definitely check out their blog. It’s packed with great articles from gaming, painting and modeling.
Hey lookie here! It’s another lil’ piggy! Targ is the Mad Eye Moody of the Minions! I’ve got some Work In Progress pictures of him that I’ll be posting up in the near future. Again, he was a lot of fun to paint (honestly all the Farrow models were). I especially enjoyed working on this one orange eye.
I’m back from TempleCon and it was awesome! I have to admit though, it’s great to be back home. Played in my first Malifaux Tournament and won Best Painted, Best Sportsman, and of course the Wooden Spoon of Looserdome! Wahoo! Thanks to all the guys from New Hampshire that I played with. Chris, Matt and Adam, you’re all excellent sports and I learned a lot from those games. Also, the two Henchmen I met were super cool. Kevin Wall and the other gentleman whose name I can’t recall (sorry).
On Sunday I managed to win 2nd place in a painting competition held by Cool Mini Or Not. Thanks to Kevin for all the excellent critiques. I’ll Definitely keep them in mind for future pieces.