Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tau of War Commission Update: The Ta'Unar's Got Two Legs!


The Ta'Unar gets more color. 
I've gotten the red all over this thing and now the legs and torso have highlighted red!
Once all the other red parts are highlighted, I coat this guy in Testors Dullcoat and then do my panel outlining. 
Then its on to the black parts!




Saturday, March 11, 2017

Spleensplitter gets more color!

Today I had work to do out on the Terp Farm and came home pretty zonked out. Decided to take a break from the Ta'unar...although not completely as I attached more part to wooden blocks for painting. No brush work though. Instead I had some fun on this little side project that watches me as I work on the Ta'Unar...

Still a work in progress and there's much to do...all in time.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Tau of War Commissions: the Ta'Unar

Its another day in the Tau of War studio, where only bluegrass and reggae can be heard over the hum of the old air compressor. 
Today we are continuing the process of laying down our foundations. 
You can see here a lot of orange and black. 
The orange provides a nice base for the red and allows me to highlight by simply leaving edges with lighter coats of red. 
The black will be a cold black. 
We'll highlight it with turquoise and white.
The idea here is to get lovely warm red broken up by a glittery gold black. 
There's a problem though. 
This model is huge. 
The surface area of the different color panels is astounding at times. 
So I'm running out of paint. 
This model just takes so much freakin' paint. 
I'll have to dip out to Rockville for a shopping spree at Hobbytown.
They're the closest retailer of Vallejo paints. 
Sadly, they're often out of paints I need. 
Another thing I need.  
Blocks of wood for mounting all the weapons and arm options. 

This torso rivals the size of my 16-month old's head. 

Mounting this to a round base makes it really easy to manipulate for painting.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Another Tau of War Commission - the Ta'Unar

Quite an insane model to take on, but one that I'm excited to see on my painting table. I'll be posting daily progress shots for you all. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Max Spleensplitter Work In Progress

This model will be my Max Spleensplitter in Blood Bowl. If I ever get a chance to use him...which I will. Agility teams beware...

Monday, March 6, 2017

Tau Storm Surges, Angel Giraldez, and Bloodbowl update

The Studio Giraldez Book 1 came out a while ago and has been one of my go-to eye candy reads since I got it. I've never actually used the techniques or guides from it until now. The trouble I had with the book is that it often cited paints I didn't have and didn't really want to have. Vallejo Paints are nice, I use them often, but lately I've switched to using Citadel paints because I like their finish better. 
The thing is, one of my local clients once remarked how he really like the cross styles of using Infinity style paint schemes on GW tau models. So I decided to follow Angels guide for these storm surge weapons. 
I had to adapt the colors to my paint collection but I think it worked out. Here are the results. 





Next I want to show you how my blood bowl team is shaping up. The chaos team I'm building is going to have all the options for the team...including a chainsaw (Max Spleenplitter) and a Minotaur. Here is the minotaur I built from the GW bullgor set.

I used Citadels Blood for the Blood God for the splattered blood effect. It's a great paint to play around with. It a glossy, bright, and really looks like blood. But as usual effects like this need to be applied with restraint. So I actually masked off the rest of the model with tape before I splattered blood on the hands. 


The team poses for a group shot. The pillars in the background are for rerolls, turn, and score counters. The evil face one is my icon of Nuffle - an effort to curry favor of the fickle, spiteful god. 

My latest match against Lizardmen. 

This is my next project for the team. Max Spleensplitter.