Latest build is complete (and finished just in time for FineScale Modeler Magazine's #BAMM contest) - a Star Wars Legion A-A5 Speeder Truck.
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Monday, September 11, 2023
A quick update for today - this is a Hevonen Light Utility Vehicle for 40K. The art has a bunch of different Imperial-style vehicles for download and I really like the design because they all have a slight futuristic gothic feel without being overboard like most of GW's recent designs.
Since this was a test piece to see how it looked 'in the flesh', painting was very straightforward, done mostly with Tamiya and AK. Weathering is done with oils and enamels. Decals are just random stuff I pulled from the decal stash.
I highly recommend picking up Nfeyma's designs if you're looking for some understated vehicles for Grimdark terrain.
Sunday, September 10, 2023
I haven't done many vehicles for WW2 gaming in a few months, so I decided to print up a few in order to try out different print settings, as well as painting techniques.
First up is this Borgward Wanze I got off Cults. Even though it said it was scaled for 28mm, it was rather small, so this is the reprint I did at about 105% scale. Realistically, it probably too large but looks just right next to Warlord minis.
This was also the first time I've done dedicated pre-shading with an airbrush and I rather like the effect, though it tends to get a little lost after applying my usual oil and enamel weathering techniques and is going to require some refinement. Base colors are done in Tamiya, with the odd detail picked out in Vallejo. I admit I was a little sloppy with the sponge chipping and that makes it seem a little cartoonish.
It's a really odd AFV and not great in tabletop gaming, so will likely never be included in anything other than my Battle of Berlin force, but it made for a quick project.
You can grab the stl file here: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/borgward-iv-panzerjager-wanze
Another attempt at painting a grimdark style 40K mini in one weekend - this time a happy Khorne Berzerker collecting skulls.
Base coats were done in zenithal layers of Tamiya black, purple, and red, then the entire mini was given an overall filter of Tamiya clear red. After that, I gave it an overall wash of Secret Weapon black red wash, then painted all the bronze gilding and misc. details in Vallejo.
I then applied several red/brown oil washes to the entire mini and added the verdigris effect with dry pigment mixed with an oil wash. Once that cured, I gave him some additional weathering using AK/Mig enamels. I also used this mini as an experiment in doing old caked gore around the chainaxe. This was done by applying thick layers of de-oiled dark brown and dark red oil paints for the older gore and then using a sparing amount of bright red and brown oils, directly from the tube, to simulate more fresh gore.
This was a fun mini to paint and a real departure from my usual work. I wanted him to look like he'd fought thousands of years of brutal campaigns for the Chaos Gods. If you want to paint your own, the model is available on Cults: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/blood-berzerker-destroyer
Friday, June 2, 2023
Another Midgard 3D print today - Chewbacca and C-3P0 (Cloud City). Awesome sculpt and print, but pretty difficult to paint in the same style as the movie. I painted this using mostly Vallejo, with some TurboDork Miami Sunset for the muzzle burn on the blaster. Just need a Cloud City Leia to buddy up with him!