Thursday, November 25, 2010

Official Token Set Review (And, A Brieif Haul)

This is a brief haul video followed by a review of the Official Hordes Token Set. And, a hint on a major project that a friend and I have been working on since last August. Because, I've been saying that I've had plans that are bigger than YouTube.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Iron Painter 3 Results

IRON PAINTER 3: LADIES NIGHT RESULTS!


1st Place - Kathy Laddermore (B, 10 votes)
PAINTERS CHOICE: Kathy Laddermore (B)


2nd Place - Calico Kate (C, 7 votes)


3rd Place - Reaper Pirate (A, 3 votes)


HONORABLE MENTION: Exemplar Errant Standard Bearer (D)


And, a special thanks to Fred for showing up and painting with... us even though he didn't have time to finish his Satyxis Raider before getting called into work.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Stepping Up My Terrain Game

I'm currently looking at two half-finished houses and the two House Boxes I purchased at the Micheal's Craft store in Antioch, Ca. (Yeah, I know I said Brentwood in the video). I'm running a tournament in December and I'll be doing stuff for Warmachine at Bak-Anime in January. And, our Tuesday Night Warmachine group is growing. So, I figured it was high time I made some more terrain. Here's a project I'll be working on pretty quick:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Channel News: Blip.tv and Future Tournaments



This is a vlog about having YouTube distribution through Blip.tv, which means future videos will be crossposted with ease. As long as they're less than 15 minutes long.

"SHED NO TIERS" 35PT STEAMROLLER TOURNAMENT



35PT SteamRoller Tournament and Pizza Party!


AT PALADIN'S GAME CASTLE
in Bakersfield, Ca.

Saturday, December 11th at 2:30pm

$5 Dollar Entry Fee (towards pizza)

Army lists are restricted to the theme forces that are listed in your faction books. Each player gets to use up to two list for the tournament, and each list must have a different warcasters/warlock.

We will be playing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place SteamRoller coins.

Registration: 2pm


IF YOU ARE COMING IN FROM OUT OF TOWN: Please contact me and let me know, so we can set up the appropriate amount of space.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ladies Night: Kathy Laddermore on Horseback painted in roughly 5 hours.

I showed up at Paladin's Game Castle at about 5 O'Clock with a burrito from one of my favorite Mexican Restaurants and got myself situated. I set up my light, my portable DVD player, and I grabbed the colors I knew I'd be using for the night in addition in addition to my wet palette. The first DVD I popped in for the night was Dragon Ball Z: Abridged and unlike the test model I started Laddermore out with a black ink wash so that she would be black lined. This worked out really well in the long run:



The next step for me was to begin base-coating after the ink wash was dry. This process was long and arduous, but I manage to complete it in a timely manner. The next DVD to go into the player was the 2006 Silent Hill movie. While it's yet another poor Hollywood knock-off of a popular videogame franchise - I personally like the film for it's visuald and cinematography. Plus it's great background noise for painting mini's. As I painted the mini I kept noticing areas that I had not yet completed, but eventually I got to a point where I could start shading and highlighting:



The next DVD to go into player was a Children of Men, which is a personal favorite of mine. Great visuals, great cinematography, and a really moving story. I also think it's one of the best post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi films that I've ever seen. But, my Movie Nerdness aside, I was still basecoating Laddermore and I was laying on the metallic coats (mostly brass: P3 Brass Balls, and VMC Bright Bronze). At that point I began the shading process. I used Devlen Mud on the brass and earth tones, Badab Black on the dark blues and silver metals, and a custom wash on the P3 Underbelly Blue. I highlighted the blue armor and dark blue capes. I did detail work on the Kathy's face, the shield and a crest the armor of her horse. I painted the base with a mix of P3 Fleshwash and Umberal Umber. When it dried I dry brushed the "stone slabes" with a light earthtone and added some static grass. From there I did the front and back arch of her base, and called it done:



So, I did it. I had my doubts about the figure when I did my test run on her dismount a couple nights ago, but I still rose to the challenge. I had actually considered working on Epic Kaya, Epic Eiryss, or my Druid Wilder instead. But when I came down to it I went with Laddermore because that model intimidated me. Than other figures in my collection. So, to complete her during this competition is a persoanl milestone for me.

I plan on making these competitions a quarterly event at my LGS. It's a great deal of fun and I recommend that others organize similar events with their LGS's or clubs. The entry's are judged and voted on by customers during the week, so it will be interesting to see how this all plays out. When the final results are in I'll get to work on "Paint Like You Got A Pair 3."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kathy Laddermore (Dismount)

So, I thought I'd paint the dismount prior to painting the larger version this Saturday night.







After taking two-and-a-half hours to get to this point I'm having my doubts about being able to finish the Major during Iron Painter.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

IRON PAINTER 3: LADIES NIGHT!



PAINT WITH US!

Saturday NOVEMBER 13th 2010
6pm - Midnight (PST)

And, post your work to your blog or YouTube channel.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ogrun Assualt Corp: Oh SNAP! Ogrun's with Bazooka's!

I'm going to discuss briefly for a moment a couple points of Warmachine and Hordes related awesomeness. The first point being that WARMACHINE: WRATH will introduce a Mercenary Unit comprised of Ogruns armed with bazooka!  If you don't believe me then you can have a look at the following concept art:


This was posted on the Privateer Press Facebook fanpage page earlier today in celebration of getting over 5000 likes.  It looks like more of the hard-to-kill hard-hitting shenanigans we've come to expect from the Searforge Commision.  The Bazooka is another clue leading me into speculating that Warmachine may transition away from steampunk and into dieselpunk  as I'm seeing fewer influences from The Great War and more influence from Wold War 2.  This with the absence of flying machines of coarse (but that's a rant for another day).

Another point of awesomeness is that Penny Arcade's Warmachine song has been posted to the would wide web.  Which is great news for those of us who don't have access to the Rock Band Store. It went up a month ago, but I never saw a link for it until today.  So, if it's new to me then it could be new to you too. Check it out if you'd like a little metal to go with your Full Metal Fantasy:

Penny Arcade - Warmachine (5:49)

AND, speaking of Penny Arcade the comic they posted today takes me back to when I first became interested in making terrain shortly after getting into this hobby five years ago:

Pipe Cleaners, Reimagined

This would normally be my que to provide a pic of my first terrain feature, but it no longer exists and no pics were taken (it was that bad).