Underground Lasers: Generic Colonial House

Generic Colonial House

Underground Lasers has a new terrain piece available on their website! The Generic Colonial House is a simple build with a removable door, and roof for access to the interior. The size and practical design can be used for many genres. Painting it was pretty simple too, with just enough details to keep me from feeling bored. I assembled the entire model before painting because I was too anxious to see what it looked like (curse my impatience). In hindsight, I recommend painting all the components separately and then assembling it. Using that process I can see painting several of these in a weekend. Check out the rest of their cool models at UndergroundLasers.com

 

Send in the Fleet!

Back in December 2013 I wrote a post about a Kickstarter for Temporus the Game that I was painting some models for. Check out the original post here for the prototype and color recipe. Well, the Kickstarter was successfully funded, which means I had 4 large and 5 small replicas of the same ship to paint up ASAP. Here’s a picture of the final product. The large versions are about 5″ long and the small about 2.5″ long.

Temporous Cruisers

Temporus Cruisers

When I shipped away the package it gave me an opportunity to add some extra promo swag for the blog. I figured the backers who received these hand painted goodies would like to see a little bit more of my stuff (shameless plug tee-hee). I’m gonna start making more of these to bring to conventions and such just to get my name out there.

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OSO promo

A huge thanks to my good friend Alex Cheparev for referring me for the project and to Erik Umenhofer for trusting me to painting these awesome models. Make sure to check out Temporus the video game. Later space cadet!

Fleshy Bits: Purple

Come play with my fleshy bits! Hehe. Welcome to the first of hopefully many more posts I’ll be writing covering how to paint flesh tones. One of the members of a Facebook group that I help admin requested this one (thanks for the idea Ulises).
When it comes to painting flesh I’ve found that starting with a cool tone and working your way up to a warm tone makes for a more believable effect. Please excuse my slightly crappy iPhone pics.
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1. Basecoat- GW Genesealer Purple
2. Wash- GW Xereus Purple
3. Touch Up- GW Genesealer Purple
4. Highlight- GW Genesealer Purple/Ungor Flesh (75/25)
5. Highlight- GW Genesealer Purple/Ungor Flesh (50/50)
6. Highlight & Wash- GW Genesealer Purple/Ungor Flesh (25/75) followed by some detailed shading with Leviathan Purple

There you have it. See what kind of bizarre flesh colors you can come up with and please share any ideas you may have below in the comments section. Happy painting!

Rhulic Showcase: Solos

The Mercenary line has a really nice range of great looking, character filled models. From drunken Ogrun bokurs to penny-pinching pirates and armored bears. There’s something special for everyone. Here’s just a few models I’ve used on the regular for my Rhulic force.

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Ogrun Bokur

One of the first models I painted for my Searforge Commission list, the Ogrun Bukur used to be a real bad ass back in the first edition of Warmachine. It wasn’t uncommon to see two or three of these beasts on the tabletop at once. Since then however, they’ve become a lot less powerful but still make for a great centerpiece.

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Gudrun the Wanderer

Gudrun was a real treat to paint. He’s a drunken Ogrun whose taste for the juice is only paralleled by his taste for ass kickery. You can almost smell his boozy breath from here. Wash yo mouth sucka!

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Herne

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Arquebus Jonne

The character unit Herne & Jonne go together like Bieber and hair gel. Originally, Herne had no beard but I couldn’t stand the cleft chin. It was ridiculous! So I went at it with some sculpting putty and gave him a nice distinguished beard any gentleman would be proud of.

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Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator

Once in a while I’ll paint a model that makes me feel all happy inside. This is one of those models. The simple palette and exaggerated, cartoon-like features made it a breeze to paint in a couple of hours. Quick and clean that’s how I like it. 🙂

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Lord Rockbottom

I made this conversion using an Iron Kingdoms RPG model and the original Lord Rockbottom. First I made a replica of the original Rockbottom’s belt and arms using sculpting putty (green stuff) and glued it onto the IKRPG model. Then I touched up the shoulders and collar using more green stuff. The coin in his hand was made using plasticard and a hole punch . Much better than the original goofy hat, peg leg version.

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Thor Steinhammer

This fella right here is an auto include whenever I play with this army. He provides excellent boosts to my warjacks and he looks bad ass! What more can a painter/gamer ask for?

So there you have it folks, my most prized Rhulic possessions. I may loose a lot of games with them but damn it, I look good doing it. Cheers and keep painting!

Rhulic Showcase: Warcasters

Been a long time since I picked up a Privateer Press model. I have a few armies painted up for  both Warmachine and Hordes and really like the steampunk fantasy theme. So while looking through my figure cases this weekend, I decided to take a trip down memory lane with my Rhulic Mercenary force. First up, Warcasters!

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Gorten Grundback, Rhulic Mercenary Warcaster

Gorten is the first model I painted for my Mercenary army years ago. I love this model! He’s one of the original boxed Warcasters in the Privateer Press line and the sculpt still looks great next to newer designs. The color scheme came out better than I’d expected. Using Vallejo Game Color, I went with a very earthy palette to go with the rough and rugged feel of these dwarf heroes.

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Durgen Madhammer, Rhulic Mercenary Warcaster

Durgen Madhammer is an explosive expert and lover of mayhem. Sure his hammer is impossibly large and his canon would send his little ass flying from the recoil, but damn it he looks so bad ass! One of my favorite things about this miniature is the option to model his blast shield up (as seen here) or down.

Anywho, that’s a wrap for this post. Next I’ll post some pics of some Warjacks; steam-powered automatons of destruction! Thanks for visiting and happy painting. 🙂

Repeat After Me: All Done!

The EVO repeater is complete! The final green details were done using a base coat of P3’s Necrotite Green/Morrow White (50/50) followed by a wash of Necrotite Green and finally a dot of Morrow White. I also used the  Necrotite Green wash for the outer glow.

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Nomad Salyut Zond EVO Repeater

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Nomad Salyut Zond EVO Repeater

What Zond would be complete with out a hacker to control it? None I tell ya! So here we have a Alguacil Hacker, looking all sexy-nice with here green haired self.

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Alguacil Hacker

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Alguacil Hacker

Yes I know she has no eyes, but I was tired. But I don’t wanna. Fine, it looks like i have some eyes to paint. TTYL

Repeat After Me: Blue!

Hello again fellow lover of cool things! In my last post I explained the steps I took to paint orange on this very cool EVO repeater. Let’s continue now with the color blue. Or is that aqua? Whatever, just follow my lead. 🙂

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First we start with the base-coat. I think this is the most important step when painting a model. It’s like building a house; you need a solid and even foundation or else the rest of it goes to shit. So take your time, keep your paint smooth and thin (like milk) and listen to your favorite podcast.

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Next up is shading with a wash of Deep Ocean. As you can tell in the picture, I’m a bit messy with this step. It’s all good tho because in the next I cleaned it up and smoothed it out. That could be an R. Kelly song.

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Here’s where I tried smoothing the blend between the base-coat color and the shade color. I used a mix of Deep Ocean/Marine Teal (60/40) and watered them down with a mix of H2O/Flo-Aid (20/1) to create a wash. Then I used this wash to smooth out the middle area between the two colors.

Note: These Reaper Master Series Paints have a really nice quality pigment; great for washes and layered blends.

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Highlights with Surf Aqua. The contrast is a little too stark for my taste. Let’s fix that…

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…with another wash of Deep Ocean/Marine Teal. That’s better!

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And then I redid the highlight a little thinner. Nicey nice, with beans and rice!

On to the next color: WHITE!