Saturday, June 22, 2013

Painting Khador Widowmakers

Following the previous entry, I did actually get around to paint some more Warmachine before the new league begins this Monday! It’s more like a prototype, however, seeing as painting anymore would likely screw up my point-potential.

That being said, enjoy this Khador Widowmaker. I was somewhat inspired by what I did to the Reinholdt model, seeing as the snipers would prefer some dense foliage from which they could take their shots. I consider making every model in the unit like this; I especially imagine it could look great when they’re in a forest or something.

The procedure is pretty much the same as for Reinholdt when it comes to the leather. Scorched Brown, washed with black, then highlighted with pure Scorched Brown, increasingly adding Bleached Bone till you reach the level you want. The red is Mechrite Red, then red wash, blood red and finally blazing orange, and the black parts simple chaos black with Mechanicus Standard Gray highlight, followed by black wash.
The foliage and the tree is from Ebay; the tree is a branch from a much bigger model tree that I simply cut off and put on with green stuff.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Painting Reinholdt

It’s time to return with more news on the painting front. Compared to the previous months, I’ve been way too slow with updates on painted warmachine, which is mostly due to the upcoming new league starting in just 10 days. And I intend to rock the shit out of it by painting, mostly. Seeing as it’s the one thing I do mostly well, at least compared to gaming.

That doesn’t mean I’ve been entirely inactive, however. I’ve started out on my Warriors of Chaos Demon Prince, who’ve sadly been around (unpainted) for way too long and this week, in a spontaneous decision, I decided to pick up the exploring Gobber, Reinholdt.

Reinholdt is a mercenary character, working for Khador and Cygnar. One reason why he appeals to me is that he allows you to do some limited measuring on the battlefield, which can be an awesome aid for measurely impaired people like me. Also, he has some minor buffs for your warcaster and he only costs one point, making him a solid solution if you ever end up with that odd point out.

Painting him was a delight and a short task to boot, allowing me to also focus a bit on the base work. He’s, after all, not a character I expect to play a whole lot with.

I started out with a black undercoat, followed by pure Scorched Brown at his jacket, belt, purse and compass. His black leather and hat were painted Mechanicus Standard Gray. Everything was washed with black then.

Once dry, I highlighted the brown areas with Scorched Brown and built up the layers by adding small drops of Bleached Bone. Keeping the layers thin helps. Eventually I would end up with pure Bleached Bone on the edges of the coat.

The boots and hat were slightly highlighted by thins appliances of Standard Gray. I needed to wash them again and reapply some times before it looked right; it’s up to you how light you want it.
The compass was simple Shining Gold over the brown, washing with Reikland Fleshshade and highlighting with Shining Gold again. Same principle with the metal, using Boltgon Metal, black wash, and highlighting again.

The flesh was the easiest. Paint it all Sunburst Yellow and then was thoroughly with Thraka Green. I just gave it one wash, but you can give it two if you wish for a more true, green visage. Or highlight with yellow, if you want it more yellow. It’s insanely simple and looks great, in my opinion.

The base is pure Brown Battleground from “Army Painter” with some of the grass and flowers on top. While it doesn’t show that well, he IS standing over a small puddle of water, which I created purely with hobby glue. The tree in the background is in fact a branch I removed from one of the miniature trees I bought on Ebay. You can easily wedge it in between the base and his coat and glue it stuck there, if it’s made of metal wire. Alternatively, green stuff is always the way to go.

All in all, a nice little mini.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pandegnomium Audiobook Chapter 1+2

So I've decided to finally launch my own audiobook version of Pandegnomium. For free. That only seems fair, taken into consideration how I have no formal training or experience with this. Either way, I hope this will be an interesting listen for some of you. Hopefully, once I've got it all up and running on youtube, I'll gather them all up into one single file for you all to download.

For now, here are the first two chapters!

Chapter One:

Chapter Two: