Sunday, June 29, 2008

Macedonians on the March

I finally completed the first of two units for Hank's Macedonian army. This unit painted up incredibly quick and I got to test out some of the new GW washes in the process. In particular, I used the Badab Black as an armour wash on the bronze by applying it over a bronze basecoat and then re-highlighting with the bronze afterwards. The other wash I used was the Gryphon Sepia as a flesh wash. I basecoated with Tallaran Flesh and then did one highlight of Elf flesh before applying the wash as my final step. I also used the Devlin Mud wash over the red on the musicians tunic. Again, two base colors (basecoat and highlight) followed by the wash as the final step. Now on to unit number two!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Hail to the Eye!

I painted this new plastic Mordor Troll a few weeks back for the Orland Park GW store. The model is really nice and I was happy with the final look of the model even though I was under a time crunch to get it completed. I've never had much interest in painting a Mordor force but after painting this model and looking at the new army book I think I may have to reconsider that.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Macedonian Madness

Another side project I need to complete before embarking on my own armies are some Macedonians. These are for a friend who is feverishly trying to get 4000 points ready for a trip to Historicon in July.
So, 6 down, 22 more to go!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Painting 5 armies in 2 years may seem like nothing to some people but one of my problems are the little distractions that come up. Here are some pics of one of those distractions. I've been painting Imperial Guard and Inquisitor figures on commission for a friend off and on for several years. This is the most recent batch of figures I just finished.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Five Army Project

So, here's the crazy plan. I'm ready to finally get some complete armies painted. With that in mind, I've set myself the goal of completing 5 armies by July 4th of 2010. First on the list will by my Uruk-hai army for the 2008 Chicago GT. This one is kind of cheating as I already have more than half the models done. Second on the list will be 1000 points of Republican Romans for Warhammer Ancient Battles (WAB) After this, I plan to complete 1000 points of Ancient Picts for WAB. Then, by next Fall I need to complete another Lord of the Rings (LotR) army which I plan to be my Hobbits of the Battle of Bywater force. Then, it will be time to finish 1000 points of each of the WAB armies (Romans and Picts) and then do one more LotR force by 2010.

But before I can do all that I have some loose ends to tie up. First is a batch of Warhammer 40k Catachans and Inquisitor models I'm working on for a friend. Second will be a unit of 28 Macedonian Pike which I'm doing to help my buddies Dave and Hank complete a team army for Historicon. Since I can't be there in person I can be there in spirit.