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.
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:
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:
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.