Monday, September 11, 2017

The Last Voyage of the Crusty Anchovy


"Ello, I wanna munch ya" is da thing to say
on a bright, humie huntin' day.
Dat's da island greeting dat we send ta you
From da land where fat guts sway
Here ya know yerr bones will be white and bright
Da sun will shine by day and the spit at night
"Ello, I wanna munch ya" is da Butcha's way
to say get in my belly, to you!
Bon voyage and other well-preserved cheese to another project. A bunch of Alestorm, Kraken and late nights wrapped up in one final set of pictures. The customer wanted some tribal Ogres, a little bit realistic and menacing, a little bit silly, fitting for the inherent character of Ogres to begin with.

This project was especially fun and rewarding. A little bit nostalgic - a meeting of the Monty Python ogres and the Marienburger, and a whole lot of conversion just for the fun of it. Pretty much everything has sculpting, swaps, or is completely scratch such as the BSB.

Every project is always a big collaboration between myself and the customer. His dream, my ideas, and late nights emailing and brainstorming make an army as sentimental as the paint and glue work itself. A big thanks to him for coming along for the ride and being the poor wall I threw so many ideas at. End of the day this sort of sum of parts make for some of the most memorable work, and makes it all worth it.

Next in the pipe - an Age of Sigmar Khorne army big enough to rival the last Stormcast, and some interesting and new ideas for the backdrop. See you then!














































Monday, July 10, 2017

Stormcast Eternals Army



"You come.
I forge.
We talk.
You good friend.
I very happy."
- G.B.

It is finished!  The big Stormcast army is a wrap, and here is the full gallery.

The army went well, lots of time spent, with some stories to tell at a later date.  Overall very happy and the original scheme idea worked great with only minor tweaks.  The customer wanted something similar in layout to the traditional scheme, but with a much darker feel.  Antique and royal, but also brooding and ethereal.  Ancient armor that has seen some stuff, but still on this side of "good." Personally love this sort of aesthetic so it was a whole lot of fun from start to finish.

Feels good to be done with what is my longest spanning project in terms of time involved.  You never fully see it, despite all the time spent with them in my face, until pictures are taken.  It is extremely rewarding. On the other hand, there is always a bit of postpartum, for lack of a less dramatic term, when an army is finished.  I enjoy being in the thick of it and that is what allows me to do things like this alone.  But that is life, and there is always another cool project waiting for me to get my mitts on it.

So until next time, thanks for following along with the making of it, and see you for the next one.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Orruk Ironjawz Army


I am back from the desert fortress of Gordrakk himself, and brought a whole bunch of other gitz! An Ironjawz army big enough to choke Mork.

It had been a minute since I've done yellow or the green boys, so a real treat. The new Orruk stuff is very well designed, lots of character and a pleasure to paint up.  This summer is Fantasy throughout, mostly Age of Sigmar, and looking forward to getting into the other armies.  Next will be Stormcast Eternals, digging into those as soon as I hit post.  See you next time!