Wednesday, 23 July 2014

On the desk 23.07.14

Hey guys,

Thanks for stopping by!

So things have been all go here recently, I've been focusing a lot on example pieces for starting to do commission terrain making, I still need to get on and make some video's for my youtube channel though I'm pretty chuffed to be up to 49 subscribers which might not sound like much.... but I have only got 1 video uploaded and that was my entry into +33claydog's subscriber comp.

I've also had my first quote request for some terrain so I need to get on and sort out the logistics behind working out a quote for that, more to follow on that front in future blog / vlogs.

Here's some eye candy of the niddy terrain I've finished and the next bit I'm working on, I have another 2 pieces to make after this one and then have another showcase piece of some necron terrain to make and depending on the quote I may have another 7 pieces to make.

This is the completed piece, some capillary towers surrounding a gloopey / bubbling slime / spawning pool. This was tailored to fit in with +Mike Scott 's Hive Fleet Pestis colour scheme and also forms half of my entry into his feast fest competition running throughout July.

These 4 pictures show my current progress on the second terrain piece I'm doing for Mike's competition and sending on to him, it's an alternate take on the Mycetic spore pod which even though it's no longer 'playable' in game it will still make for an interesting terrain piece.

I've been on the look out for cool looking or useful bit's and managed to pick up a bargin from gumtree for someone's orky bits box, but if anyone has any random bits they want to get rid of them keep me in mind!!!

Thanks for stopping by guys and I'll see you in my first vlog at the weekend!!!

Friday, 11 July 2014

What i've been up to.

Something a bit different for me recently, partaking in some painting comps and events and decided to do something a bit different, this blog is a bit more of a showcase with an update of what I'm planning in future.

Here's my entries into the warmaster painting contest for this month.


 I'm pretty happy with how these have turned out considering I was a muppet and left myself little time to actually paint them, I still need to base them and i'm leaning towards desert themed terrain, which if your into the lore side of things fits the praetorian guard well due to the battle for big toof river.

As for what's up next, I'm making some terrain pieces for +Mike Scott 's feast fest and have been in a few of his hangouts even had the pleasure of doing the introduction for one of them. I'll put together a video tutorial if I can for the niddy terrain I'm making as I'm really liking the look of them.

After this I'll be making some orky terrain based on some of the dawn of war style buildings and potentially looking to establish my own mini terrain studio but more to follow on that front through my youtube channel.

Anyway that's enough for now, that's for stopping by and checking out my new guard guys, let me know what you think.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

on the desk 07.01.14

Hi Guys,

Thanks for stopping by!

So what have i been up to recently while i've been slacking on the blogging front?

Well Ive been trying to expand my networking / exposure online through interacting with the hobby community on Google+, you can see my most recent Monday morning hangouts on +Cryptek 's youtube channel which you can find here. These are a lot of fun and have introduced me to a whole host of people who all partake and encourage great things in the hobby. Through this i've been introduced to +Mike Scott  who is running a competition throughout the month of July for which i'll be entering into the terrain category. For details on the feast fest comp check out this link. There's also a hangout on there where you can see some progress on the jetbikes towards the end of their completion for another thing I've been up to but more on that in a bit. Also on the hangout is another guy I've met through the Google+ community +Martin McNeil he's set up a full commissions service where he can help from the point of interest in a particular army, through to making a list, buying / converting the models and then painting them, not only are his models painted to a very high standard but he rattles them out super quick here's a link to his facebook page for the studio.

Back to the jetbikes, these were painted as part of a painting threat that runs every month over at the WGC site, really great way to get yourself motivated and stick to painting your pledge.

Last but not least the Warmaster painting competition is well under way and finished on the 10th of July so I need to crack on with that this week, but i'll pick up more on that in another post.

Thanks for stopping by!