Schnauz on the Tubes

Hey everyone, I’m very excited to share with you all my first two YouTube video tutorials. I painted Karchev the Terrible in the first, and a Dire Troll Blitzer in a greyscale color scheme in the second.

I am having a lot of fun making these videos, so I think I will stick with it. I may have another announcement about the tutorial videos coming later today or tomorrow. If all goes according to plan, I should be able to use the videos to help support future tutorials as well as a legit SchnauzerFace website. I’ll keep everyone updated.

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Painting Karchev the Terrible

 

Painting a Blitzer in Black and White

 

Thanks for watching, everyone!

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Finished the Wagon!

Hey everyone,

Finally finished the War Wagon after a few weeks and about 50-60 hours of work. I think the trolls came out a little iffy, but I’m happy with the Wagon and the tuffaloes and the base.

http://www.coolminiornot.com/302008

I used oil paints for the first time, and they were fun to work with. I also tried out a few other weathering techniques, which were also a lot of fun.

While taking a short break from the Wagon, I finally got around to making a mini for my mommy. She’s been asking me to paint something for her desk at work. I found myself with an extra Ghordson Driller (due to a paint-for-trade deal I’ve got going on), and I thought it would be fun to make a really rusty, grimy looking Driller. Here he is:

http://www.coolminiornot.com/301263

I was able to paint him from start to finish in less than a 24-hour period. I am happy with the result overall, though he’s not fairing very well on CMON. Oh well.

I’ve got a lot of stuff in the works right now, including a TON of Khador stuff (Gun Carriage, Karchev, Behemoth, Kodiak, pSorscha, max IFP+WA, and War Dog should all be done very shortly), as well as a Carnivean and an Angelius. I’m also very excited to get another crack at the Dire Troll Mauler and the LoE BE next week. I’m thinking about making a YouTube video as I airbrush the Mauler, but we’ll see. Sounds like a lot of work.

More updates soon — here is a very, very small sample of the Khador models that I’m working on:

Some new stuff

I’ve been working on quite a few things recently, and I’m going to have a ton of updates very soon. At the moment, I’ve got a stack of commission work waiting for me, and I’m extremely exciting about everything. For the local players, I’ve got a Carnivean, Proteus, and War Wagon on the table. Here are some very, very early shots of the War Wagon.

What a fantastic model! It’s got a long, long way to go. But I’m really excited to move forward with it during Spring Break.

I recently finished a couple other commission models. Here is an Earthborn Dire Troll and eThags.

I’m much happier with Thagrosh than I was with the EBDT. But, overall, they both turned out OK.

I’ve also been working on a TON of Khador stuff. I spent most of last week working on Behemoth, and I was really happy with how he was going. But then I tried out a new oil wash technique I learned on Awesome Paint Job. I used the wrong kind of thinner for the oil paints, and it completely destroyed the paint job. You can see it best in the bottom picture: the paint turned frosty, gooey, and started peeling off. It’s  most visible in his iron shoulders and around his boiler. Unfortunately, he’ll need an acetone bath. Oh well.

I’m also working on a full unit of Iron Fang Pikemen, a Khador BE, Kodiak, Berserker, all sorts of MOWs and I’d say about half the Khador warcasters. That’s just scratching the surface, too! Like I said, I’ve got a TON of painting to do and I should have lots of updates soon.

Legion of Everblight

My break from Trolls continues. I’ve been working on a few of my first commissions, and I’m really enjoying painting these Legion beasts. The first one I finished is the Typhon. He was a fun model to paint, but the smooth texture was difficult to shade and highlight. I abandoned my usual process and just painted what I thought would look interesting. I highlighted and shaded with kind of unusual colors, and I think it turned out OK. Here he is.

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http://www.coolminiornot.com/298229

I also finished a Ravagore, but I brought him back to his owner before getting a finished picture. The best I’ve got is a WIP shot:

He obviously had a long way to go, but he looked alright in the end.

Right now, I’m working on epic Thagrosh, an Angelius, and an EBDT. Lots of fun models ahead of me! But I’ve also got another fun project coming along soon. It seems my last post about my Khador models caught a little interest, and I’ve been commissioned to paint a boatload of Khador models. I am really, really excited about all the opportunities and challenges that will bring! I believe I’m supposed to start with a Gun Carriage, Behemoth, War Dog, Mortar Crew, and Karchev. That’s going to be a fun couple of weeks for sure!

A few Khador dudes

Hey everyone,

Taking a very quick break from Trolls. Here are a few recent Khador models. I just put the finishing touches on the Destroyer tonight. The Shocktroopers are works in progress.

 

I have been trying to improve my pictures as of late. I went to Joann Fabric and got a bunch of fabrics that would look good as backdrops. I got a wide array of colors so I can complement the models without being too distracting. I like the red for trolls and the blue for Khador, but I think I have about 8 or so backdrops in total. I’ll probably be experimenting with those a lot. Also, the models are standing on an old battery that I had to switch out for our house’s alarm system. I hit it with a couple coats of matte varnish to kill the shine, which worked well. Now I’ll need to go and remove those metal bits and spray the whole thing down with black primer. But it looks pretty cool and it cost me $0.

Christmas Troll!

My sister got me the best Christmas present ever — an Earthborn Dire Troll. I think she  knew I needed a high armor, fast-moving melee-oriented beatstick with built-in pathfinder and a situational but still handy defensive animus. Either that, or I sent her a link when she asked what I wanted.

This is probably the most detailed sculpt in the Trollbloods line — even more detailed than Mulg. I spent about 2 hours cleaning, assembling and pinning him, and about another 10 or so hours painting and basing him. I thought he needed more rocks growing out of him, so I sculpted around 20 or so out of Green Stuff.

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got. I’m still, I’m still dire troll from the block.

Earthborn Dire Troll on CMON

You can’t tell from the pictures, but I sank the base and added some water effects. I used a power drill to make the process a little faster. It worked, but I accidentally drilled a ton of holes into the computer desk. Don’t tell my wife or she won’t let me use power tools anymore.

eDoomy, Mulg, and a 15 pt battlegroup

I’ve been hard at work trying to keep up with our new slow-grow league. For the first time last week, I had a fully painted 15 points! eDoomy is my first warlock, and overall I think he turned out OK. I’m still having trouble with the Troll skintones, and the red on the armor didn’t turn out quite like I wanted. But, overall, I think he’ll do for now.

http://www.coolminiornot.com/296427

I ended up playing horribly, but who cares? It was fun!

MULG THE ANCIENT! He was a beast just to assemble — soooo many gaps. I tried P3 paints on him for the very first time and I have to say that I get the hype. Those blues (particularly Arcane Blue, which isn’t typically a troll color) just pop like crazy. I really hate the paint pots, though…

Anyway, Mulg went fairly quickly. I’d say 8 hours, or so, which isn’t bad considering I’m the world’s slowest painter. He was crazy heavy, so it made my hand cramp a bit! He was a pain to highlight, but here’s what I’ve got:

 

 

And here’s the whole 15 pt family — hopefully it’ll grow weekly!