Saturday, April 20, 2013

Basing tutorial: Pavement bases

Hi again! As i received more than couple of requests regarding bases on my grey knight army i decided to make a hort and simple tutorial how to make pavement bases your self.

1. Glue a cork to the bases using white or super glue, if using white glue let it dry for at least 24 hrs

 2. Draw the tiles on to the bases. You dont have to be super accurate but try to bring some order into it.

3. Most boring step, use sharp knife to carve lines between tiles using drawn lines as a guide.

4. Painted bases in black and then give them a coat of vma german grey. While at it i prepared L-shaped stencil for next step.

5. Using stencil and airbrush i highlihted corners of each tile, keeping the direction of hightlight for each base the same.

6. Wash carved lines with any black/dark wahs. Then i loaded sephia wash in to the airbrush and dusted the bases from a distance to give them slight sephia filter.

7. Attach models to bases and you are done.

Hope this little tutorial helped you out and thanks for visit! You can enhance these few simple steps even more, adding pigments to the bases, sand, or other details if needed, its really up to you and your imagination. See you!

Challenging my self - one year after - Uxia miniature

Hello everyone! Its been almost a year since i tried to challenge my self painting to my limits when trying to paint corvus belli miniature for infinity game. It did not ended well and i quickly escaped from infinity range back to the games workshops space marines;-) During this week i have been slowly working on a batch of next ten man squad of power armored grey knights for my gk project and while painting i came up with idea to try my luck on infinity minature again. Im glad i have friends like i have so after couple of sentences on facebook chat and couple of cigaretes by the window while waiting door bell rung and behind the door Uxia-testing piece was waiting for me.
Second day i cleaned the miniature and assembled it, to my surprise it was without my ussual problems i have while working with metal models, primed the figure white with airbrush and started painting. After quite a while its first model i painted using brush only and i ve been quite nervous about it but it went just fine except few stupid mistakes i did during the proces, but i think it was the purpose of the model: to check how my brush control evolved during the year and to found out if i grew as a painter at least a little bit.
Looking at the ressult i must say im still not a great miniature painter like i would like to be, but still i can see improvement since attempt last year and since another infinity miniatures are on the way i ll have more than one try to satisfy my hunger for improvement and reach my goal, paint nice gaming miniature. Will i succeed? Who knows, i hope i ll dont repeat mistakes i did while painting uxia and we will see;-)
See you soon as im just about to base my 10 man strong gk strike squad and thanks for visit!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Forge planet review - Walker Double Autocannons

Hello visitors! As dreadnaught autocannons finaly arrived i decided to make a small review to share my impressions from forge planet product. I have ordered two pairs of these so it ll be hard to make kind of definite judgement over forge planet, and it seems bit unfair, but since when is the life fair?

1)Quality - i have carefuly checked the parts and discovedered few minor imperfections like couple of small air bubles on one pair, little rough surface on gun barells and misscasted cover of lens one one arm. Nothing that could not be repaired within ten minutes but i had to mention this. However second pair of autocannons was flawless. While one pair was ok with few little flaws(still better than most forge world production)the second pair was absolutely perfect.I must say the product quality is way above average, nearly perfect.

2)Value - Considering quality above market average i must say the product is definitely worth its price. Especialy if you compare it with expensive forge world autocannon arms for allready overpriced model.

3)Design/look - hard to make kind of definite judge as its matter of everyones taste. They are not as good looking as fw autocannons, but well at least these dont have bended barells. I think design of these is just OK, some of you may dislike them, some of you might like them even more than original parts and thats why there are pictures around. See yourself;-)

4)Shopping experience - forge planet store is easy to understand/navigate around. Shipping price is ok, payment is easy with paypal and till you pay everything is just as you are used from other places. However i had to wait 2 weeks until order changed status to shiped and about 17 days until i received package since payment. When i asked if package was shipped allready after almost two week since i placed order it took another two days to get simple one word reply. Dont know if its just my case but as i mentioned, life was never meant to be fair so im not ashamed to say - shopping experience at forge planet is below average.

To sum things up: Product it self is great, for more than fair price, good looking but if you are interested then order in advance and not the last week before tournament for what you need dread autocannons to fullfil WYSIWYG on your dreadnoughts;-) Definite judge? Tryzna recomends!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Another Razorback on my table done & showcase

Hello everyone, as i keep continuing on my grey knights project here is finished first of two planned razorbacks for my army. I took same steps as with my GK LRC couple of months ago as i am allready sick of rhino/razorback chasis for now, especialy after last autumn wave of commisions. However i managed to keep focused on painting on sunday for couple of hours and here is finished piece. I like  these grey tones more and more especialy when combined with sephia tones added as weathering and after long time i feel like i chose right colour scheme for my project and im especialy glad i decidet to not to do my grey knights in metalic silver. While at it i realized i did not updated my youtube chanell for several months so this morning i made a little showcase video just for you to showcase whats done so far and becouse in motion, everything looks more real. Sit back, enjoy and i would like to thank you for visit!

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