Saturday, 31 December 2016

Bastet's Corner - Operation: Smilebringer

Mission Entry: Extraction Rendezvous
Log Entry N°: #03/001

Day 10, Hour 2135

The sky is clear. There's a big, bright, full moon towering above the landscape, giving a peaceful, almost mystical, air to the moment. The snowstorm is now well past, leaving room for a gentle, if cold, breeze. As I glance down the valley, I play with my breath, letting puffs flow, big and small. The remains of the camp down below show no sign of last night's events. Had I been asked, no longer than ten days ago, that this would have been the outcome, I would have laughed my ass off. Boy, what a fool I would have been.

They should be here pretty soon. Better go check on the others and see if they're ok. I guess they'll be more than happy to meet their comrade, and leave all this behind them.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

How i did it: Knight-Venator


   -Do you want me to take him down, or would you rather send in more guys for him to beat up?
Clint Barton

   I learned to fear Knight-Venators during last local tournament i played for him has been able to took me down general in the blink of an eye; but venators are not only really dangerous attacking, they have survive ability having major movement capacities, a very good armor (saving 3+) and a huge starring air that can lead your opponent into the deepest annoyance (especially after killing you general in just-one-shot)
   Oh well, it is not a tactical corner anyway, but i think i was going to explain why i decided to add a sort of dashboard moving puppet, you know, ones with those quivering big heads atop of small springs, 'cause he's massively fragile. Personally i don't like wings' sculpt so much but his unequivocal power on the battlefield moved me over. After all i'm a player too.

   In this post we'll have a brief wings' tutorial, where we'll see how to make blue-metal shades in just-one-shot (or almost), exactly the same manner he teared down my general, BOOOM! For the making of the armour, weathering and in general for a more complete stormcast eternals tutorial i refer you to this page, where i laid the foundations of the color scheme and overall look of the entire army, Guardians of The Ages.



Sunday, 25 December 2016

A merry model Christmas to everybody!!

Hi everybody!

On behalf of all the crew here at this little infant blog, let me give you our best wishes for a safe and merry Christmas! Be with your loved ones, stuff your belly and most of all have fun.We know we will! And may the grots not steal anything from underneath your Xmas trees!

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

How i did it: Stormcast Eternals Liberators

   
   
-This is where we hold them! This is where we fight! This is where they die!
-King Leonidas

   OOOOK! I'm really excited about this... my latest project, lasted about two months, involved Stormcast Eternals, as you can easily argue by the picture, and has been something heroic; 47 models in less than, actually, 30 days in one of the most intensive time of the whole year for my business but, believe me, i've been boosted by them, Stormcasts. Although i was sceptic in first instance at the time they've been made (by and large 1 year ago, maybe few months more, am i wrong?) i had to think again and get back on my steps because, whatever shall be the angle through you are going to see them, or evaluate them, they're going to be EPIC. They are epic to paint, imagine, built, play.
    
   You can think of them as mighty Riders of the Storm and get back to teen's (although would be better the "on" version ;P) or have them in full cinematic stance, just childish when you are going to crush ANY opponent on the table top, or dramatic as anything else, as they descend from heavens on a desperate world to fight horrors, eternally. 
    So... i'm very proud to present you the Guardians of The Ages, my personal and custom Stormhost that, as you'll can see in the future lurking the blog, have been actually caught somewhere in time and picked up from a distant age by Sigmar himself to better serve in the raging war against Chaos.
    
   However in this post we'll talking of the making of them, not their background; in particular we'll see how to make Liberators, exploring metal-shade-armours, non conventional battle-damaged shields, fast but effective basing using powders alongside the old classical and brown worn-out leather. Let's start!

Elke's Temple Liberators with Sigmarite Shields and Warhammers

Friday, 9 December 2016

Showcase me!: Ironjawz

  
  
  Good morning fellow painters! My painting journey through ironjawz is over, or at least for the moment... by and large it has been one of mine most important painting project so far, being the first painting project for the blog and the first i've done for Age of Sigmar.
    So, i thought my Asheaters deserved one more post, just to showcase them and serve as an index for all their previous (and several!) posts. 
    Thanks again for all of you followed us during last months!

Saturday, 3 December 2016

More Input: painting Reavers


- Is that the best you can do? -
Thor

I was born as an aircraft static modeler.
In case you hadn't ever known one, we're the closest thing you can imagine to the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" definition of obsessive–compulsive personality.
Not the generic "Oh my god, I can only eat blue M&Ms, I'm SO OCD!".
It's not trying being fun, I'm dead searious.
Tankers are the masters of realism.
Ship people are masters artisan.
Miniature painters are masters of color.
Aircraft makers are simply batsh*t crazy.

"Did I saw some something yours on Finescale Modelers?"