Thursday, February 26, 2015

Israel Sanchez's Tau Army

It's been a while since I have seen a Tau army like this. The kind that kindles sparks of imagination all through your day. It's here and man, it makes me want to collect and paint an entirely new Tau army. Just look at these models:

Photo Credit: Greggle's Tabletop. Taken at the Las Vegas Open.

Just look at that.


You know what? I think I've seen that color scheme before. Oh yeah, I definitely have:

There it is. What's awesome is that he just added orange to really make it pop. 

Inspired stuff. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Blanchitsu for Tau

Blanchitsu ain't just for the Imperium of Man any more. It's time we do some of our own.

Rifle from Paulson Games mecha rifle and necron gauss cannon bits. 

NorAm Lynx Alpha from Mecha Front

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Mecha Front NorAm Force and Paulson Games reopens

Here is just a WIP shot of my assembled NorAm Force for Mecha Front. I am going to be adding another two lights mecha--NorAm Raptors--with different weapons. I wanted at least two of the Alpha versions as this was the configuration that initially really liked.

My goal with these to paint them up this weekend, primarily with an airbrush and very little brushwork, so that I can get another force painted for games with my friends. Of course I have plans for a terrain too, and 15 mm infantry to use in games as cannon fodder and mission objectives.

For the bases and the terrain, we're going with a ruined urban setting.

Yes, I see those mold lines too and I will handle them before painting. ;)

The makers of Mecha Front have also re-opened Paulson Games at
This is where you can get a lot of really great mecha and battlesuit parts that make great Tau conversions and crisis suit conversions. Here are some of the crisis suit converting that I did in the past. There's also some that my buddy did, like that Riptide.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mechafront Lynx

Had a lot of fun with these...the bases need something next. I might do grass, but I am not sure. We'll have to see.

The wife is going to do some more professional pics of these and then we'll get them out to the client.

And...I think I am overdoing white armor these days.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Mechshop

A little preview of a post to come. My next commission project is a set of Mechafront Lynx Medium Mecha. Beautiful models these. They take to airbrushing so well.

Sometimes I feel like I am overdoing this white color scheme, but it looks so good on these mechs and stuff. Ah well. I can experiment with other colors on something else.

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Ogre Family

I did an Ogre Kingdoms army a couple years back and the original client ended up selling the models on ebay, and the new buyer wanted more! So he contacted me and it looks like I will be doing additions to this army for the next few months. This commission was turned around in 5 weeks and represents about 50 hours of work. Managed to squeeze a little more than minimum wage for that, haha!

I started with these little guys. Hard to imagine what an herbivore does with sharp teeth, but its warhammer so anything goes...I guess.
A work in progress shot. Thee models are very complex and need to be painted in pieces. Which is not so convenient but a great challenge.
The strangest thing about these models is...well it is hard to imagine how the ogre re-loads the thing. Maybe he only fires it once.
And the lady on the right is so wonderful. I pulled inspiration from my mother-in-law for her.
The first two maneaters are done.

And now they are four.

The finished battle line.
More shots of the ironblasters.
The firebelly! I didn't have much chance to get pics of him as I was devoted to meeting the deadline.

Parting with the family photo! Have fun with your new owner guys!