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  1. cheers, lads :) @Guawol: Horus is already in...

    cheers, lads :)

    @Guawol: Horus is already in progress :)
    not sure who will be after that, but i am excited to paint them!!!


    Winter is here!!!

    this is the third Kingdom Death mini in the...
  2. The God-Emperor of Mankind this was an epic...

    The God-Emperor of Mankind

    this was an epic journey!!!
    i am fairly happy with the way that he turned out in the end...
    i tried to push the contrast a lot on this big guy, but it is still not...
  3. hey CMON... for those of you who don't follow...

    hey CMON...

    for those of you who don't follow me on my Facebook page, last month was a great month for industry friends doing some really cool little things to show that we are really all...
  4. @Tee888: thanks, dude :) glad you like 'em......

    @Tee888: thanks, dude :)
    glad you like 'em...
    felt like risky move, that could have gone wrong, but ended up quite cool ;)


    The Emperor's sword is about halfway done...
    the flames on the...
  5. cheers, KruleBear... now i just have to try not...

    cheers, KruleBear...
    now i just have to try not to mess it up with the freehand i have planned ;)


    here is a quick little step-by-step for the wings that go on the Kingdom Death Grand Mother...
  6. hey CMON... i haven't shown any pics of...

    hey CMON...

    i haven't shown any pics of Winter...
    this is the scheme that i decided to go with...
    P3 Meredius Blue and P3 Beaten Purple are the colors for her outfit...
    P3 Greatcoat Grey is the...
  7. hey CMON... arms, claws, and flaming...

    hey CMON...


    arms, claws, and flaming sword???
    yep, The Emperor is about to be armed!!! ;)

    bad jokes aside, the gold on the arms is up to Stage 4, and almost ready to be glued on so that i...
  8. @Meph: thanks, dude :) @SaintToad: it is quite...

    @Meph: thanks, dude :)

    @SaintToad: it is quite a challenge to paint this much gold, on such a big (54mm) model...

    @Foxtail: i need to push the shadows a little deeper, i think, but it is the...
  9. hey CMON... the bird is done!!! i had to...

    hey CMON...

    the bird is done!!!

    i had to take a bit of artistic license with this bald eagle...
    i tried using real world reference for the first attempt at this paint job, but it didn't work...
  10. cheers, Foxtail... he's coming along :) ...

    cheers, Foxtail...
    he's coming along :)


    Stage 4 of the gold is done...
    it is a mix of P3 Rhulic Gold and Vallejo Air Gold at 2-1, then another coat of P3 Flesh Wash...

    i started on the...
  11. hey CMON... the progress continues... the...

    hey CMON...

    the progress continues...

    the armor is still at Stage 3 (P3 Rhulic Gold and Vallejo Air Gold at a 3-1 ratio) in these photos, but has had the P3 Flesh Wash coat again over the top...
  12. hey CMON... the next two stages of The...

    hey CMON...


    the next two stages of The Emperor...

    first up is Stage 2, which is a layer of P3 Rhulic Gold and Molten Bronze at a 2-1 ratio, followed by a coat of undiluted P3 Flesh Wash......
  13. i have added an old school out of production...

    i have added an old school out of production Marauder Miniatures Goblin Chieftain to the selection of painted miniatures that are for sale...
    i hope you like him :)

    cheers
    jah
  14. hey CMON... taking a brief interlude from the...

    hey CMON...

    taking a brief interlude from the step-by-step of the Emperor, i needed a piece to enter in the Fantasy Single category at the local convention last Sunday...
    i chose the mini that i...
  15. you're a beauty, mate!!! you won't be...

    you're a beauty, mate!!!
    you won't be disappointed, as my poor photography does him no justice at all...
    i'll reserve him for you :)

    cheers
    jah
  16. grazie, Kumaccio :) step-by-step time for...

    grazie, Kumaccio :)


    step-by-step time for gold...


    this is the first stage of the golden armor...
    i began over a black undercoat of P3 Primer...
    the first layer of paint is P3 Molten...
  17. H: Award Winning Painted Models, Rare BL Books, Rackham & Ilyad Minis. W: Cash

    Hey CMON.

    I have some new stuff available. Last year I took a little time out of my busy schedule of commissions to paint a few minis for myself, to enter in the local Convention's painting...
  18. cheers, ten ball... i had a lot of fun taking a...

    cheers, ten ball...
    i had a lot of fun taking a completely different approach than usual with the vines...
    i like to break the 'never highlight with white" rule :)



    here is a little sneak...
  19. hey CMON... here is Spring... sadly, i didn't...

    hey CMON...

    here is Spring...
    sadly, i didn't get any WIP pics of her, because i had no idea what i was doing with the skin until the very end...
    i was totally winging it, with no real plan......
  20. gracias, Maenas... it was fun to do a 'portrait'...

    gracias, Maenas...
    it was fun to do a 'portrait' of someone's actual pet on a miniature :)


    this girl was done just in time for Christmas :)
    the lady that received it as a gift was very happy,...
  21. @Meph: cheers, dude :) there will definitely be...

    @Meph: cheers, dude :)
    there will definitely be snow on Winter's base, which i am working on right now...


    catching up, after a brief pause from the forums...
    photobucket has been giving me...
  22. @Meph: so many curves to scrape :( this is...

    @Meph: so many curves to scrape :(


    this is the "proof of concept" for my next commission...
    i started with the bases, because they are small, but still give an idea of the three seasons that i...
  23. hey CMON... next up in the commission queue,...

    hey CMON...


    next up in the commission queue, three lovely Kingdom Death ladies...

    the Christmas gift-giving season is approaching fast...
    i am stoked that my homeboy has commissioned these...
  24. cheers, dudes... glad that all my hard work...

    cheers, dudes...
    glad that all my hard work actually looks good to the viewer...
    when you are so close to a project, it is hard to tell ;)


    here is a little something that I have been playing...
  25. hey CMON... well, it turns out that my...

    hey CMON...

    well, it turns out that my step-by-step pics are a little blurry, so they are going to be a bit on the small side to save your eyes the pain of looking at the full-size horror......
  26. hey CMON... here is a quick step-by-step of...

    hey CMON...


    here is a quick step-by-step of the Magaboss' base...

    i had this Epicast base laying around for ten years, waiting for the right model to put on it...
    i thought about using it...
  27. hey CMON... here is the recent Age of Sigmar...

    hey CMON...


    here is the recent Age of Sigmar Orruk Megaboss, in all his glory...
    this is one of my favorite miniatures in the entire new AoS range, and was one of those rare models that i had...
  28. hey CMON... the first few shots of the...

    hey CMON...


    the first few shots of the Megaboss where missing some very crucial elements, namely his entire back and front plates, and two kickass skulls...
    with the skintones painted, i could...
  29. @Gandalf: thanks :) @Foxtail: here you go, a...

    @Gandalf: thanks :)

    @Foxtail: here you go, a bit more progress...


    carrying on, here is the model that those wicked claws from yesterday belong to...

    the first two stages of painting the...
  30. glad you like him, SaintToad :) what could...

    glad you like him, SaintToad :)


    what could this be???
    a bigass axe, and some very green skin...

    i tried my hand at painting over un-primed plastic, ala David Soper...
    since i paint with...
  31. hey CMON... some of you may have seen this...

    hey CMON...


    some of you may have seen this guy already, but for those that haven't, this is Borka Kegslayer, Vengeance of the Rimeshaws, from Privateer Press's Hordes game...
    he was my...
  32. hey CMON... here is the Black Crusade warband...

    hey CMON...

    here is the Black Crusade warband all lined up...
    not a bad looking group ;)
    the judges at the local convention agreed, giving them Best of Show at the final painting contest of the...
  33. cheers, guys :) @Gandalf: the freehand is a...

    cheers, guys :)

    @Gandalf: the freehand is a bit thicker than i would have liked, but that is a side effect of trying to get that symmetry that you mentioned ;)


    this is it, the last member of...
  34. hey CMON... finally, an Infinity mini!!! it...

    hey CMON...

    finally, an Infinity mini!!!
    it has been a few years since i got to paint one of these awesome sculpts...
    being asked to paint one up as a female Dark Mechanicum Heretek for the...
  35. hey CMON... time for something a little...

    hey CMON...

    time for something a little nasty...
    the Sorcerer of Nurgle...
    i'd wanted to paint this Forge World model since he was a new release, so it was a pleasure to finally find him in my...
  36. hey CMON... the kit bashing continues, with...

    hey CMON...

    the kit bashing continues, with the third member of the Black Crusade warband...
    this guy was a lot of fun to build, as i finally got to use the helmet and torso that i had been...
  37. cheers, guys... it was a lot of fun to try out...

    cheers, guys...
    it was a lot of fun to try out the purple and blue combo :)


    this Rubric Marine goes along with the Sorcerer that i posted on Monday...
    he is part of a small warband for the...
  38. cheers, Zab :) i am doing a much better job of...

    cheers, Zab :)
    i am doing a much better job of the texture on the coat of the Skarre bust that i am finishing up right now...
    i look forward to showing what i have learned from the last few...
  39. hey CMON... did you know that i paint...

    hey CMON...

    did you know that i paint miniatures???
    yeah, it's been that long since I posted...

    this Showgirl, Colette, was a test piece for a potential commission...
    she was my first plastic...
  40. cheers, Kretcher :) Sgt. Telion was a joy to...

    cheers, Kretcher :)


    Sgt. Telion was a joy to finally paint...
    love this sculpt :)
    unfortunately, i didn't get to spend the time on him that i would have liked to, but the main concern for this...
  41. cheers, Zab i had a lot of fun painting the...

    cheers, Zab
    i had a lot of fun painting the metal...

    i've still been slacking on my posts, but painting furiously every night, nonetheless...

    since we are over halfway through the year...
  42. @KruleBear: funny enough, almost every mini i've...

    @KruleBear: funny enough, almost every mini i've finished since Ulrik do have some freehand elements...
    i really enjoyed doing the hazard stripes on the Iron Warriors character, and the numbers on...
  43. KruleBear: thanks, dude, but sadly, i'm a cheater...

    KruleBear: thanks, dude, but sadly, i'm a cheater ;)
    the knotwork is sculpted into the cloak on this one, just like on Krom...
    it is awesome though :)


    as soon as i saw this mini, i knew i had...
  44. hey CMON... Ulrik the Slayer... what a...

    hey CMON...


    Ulrik the Slayer...
    what a brilliant re-imagining of a classic, iconic character...
    i really like the "standing on a windswept cliff, overseeing the battlefield below" vibe to the...
  45. thanks, Dr. Bob... bold is what i try for ;)......

    thanks, Dr. Bob...
    bold is what i try for ;)...


    nearly three months without a post!!!
    i've had a serious case of internet malaise...

    i've been busy as hell, painting like a man possessed......
  46. cheers, Demi:)... GK's are a lot of fun to...

    cheers, Demi:)...
    GK's are a lot of fun to paint, and a very small project compared to all the other armies...


    alright, let's put this baby to bed, and get on to the things i have been working...
  47. hey CMON... i guess it's about time to get...

    hey CMON...

    i guess it's about time to get March's first post taken care of, and finish this step-by-step:)...

    having done the final tinting washes in the previous stage, this step is all about...
  48. hey everybody... sorry i went MIA there for a...

    hey everybody...
    sorry i went MIA there for a month...
    i was sick as a dog for two weeks, and then just mentally beat while i was recovering...
    i've still been working hard, so there is some cool...
  49. hey CMON... i hope everyone is enjoying a good...

    hey CMON...
    i hope everyone is enjoying a good start to the new year...
    i've been slacking on posting, but not painting...
    some good stuff coming soon:)...

    @bgcdazzler: thanks, the feathers...
  50. hey CMON... here is a first look at the...

    hey CMON...


    here is a first look at the helmets of the next Chaos Space Marines in the Black Crusade RPG commission...
    this is the Tzeentch Sorcerer, and his Rubric bodyguard...

    i still need...
  51. hey CMON... i'll just leave this here;)......

    hey CMON...


    i'll just leave this here;)...
    bam!!!

    basic commission standard Grey Knights Terminator Librarian, with GK shoulder pad, and converted wrist-mounted storm bolter...
    this guy...
  52. hey CMON... here is a quick tabltop quality...

    hey CMON...

    here is a quick tabltop quality step-by-step for glowing eyes...
    i've used green here, but any bright color will work...
    all the paints are Privateer Press P3 colors...

    i start...
  53. hey CMON... i got my hands on a pot of the...

    hey CMON...

    i got my hands on a pot of the Citadel Technical Paint; Nihilakh Oxide...
    it is quite a nice verdifris effect paint for bronze...
    it does the job even better than my custom mix :(......
  54. hey CMON... here is the group shot for the...

    hey CMON...

    here is the group shot for the Legion of the Damned melta squad...
    i had a lot of fun doing the weapon swaps on these guys...
    it's always nice to get a chance to make a mini unique...
  55. hey CMON... here is the final Marine from the...

    hey CMON...

    here is the final Marine from the Legion of the Damned squad...
    these guys are such good sculpts, each with enough individuality, that i am sad to finish this commission, even after...
  56. hey CMON... here is the first bolter Marine of...

    hey CMON...

    here is the first bolter Marine of the second Legion of the Damned squad...
    nothing special here, just another body to fill out the squad...
    i have been having adding some age and...
  57. @KruleBear: she is looking good right now:)... i...

    @KruleBear: she is looking good right now:)...
    i just need to paint the hazard stripes on the cables to her hand before i snap some more pics...
    at the moment they are a yellow eyesore;)...

    ...
  58. hey CMON... here is the first look at the...

    hey CMON...

    here is the first look at the scheme of the female Heretek for the Black Crusade RPG warband commission...
    it is nice to get to use my favorite Infinity Nomads sculpt, since i will...
  59. cheers, Meph... i look forward to linking up one...

    cheers, Meph...
    i look forward to linking up one day...

    anything that is still black on the Sorcerer is not painted at all yet...
    loads to do, but the cloth needed some heavy drybrush to start,...
  60. nice one, ten:)... that is a great compliment,...

    nice one, ten:)...
    that is a great compliment, as Jakob has been one of my painting heroes (right up there with Mike McVey) since i first saw his work in 1998...
    i've been chasing him ever since,...
  61. hey CMON... here are the two conversions i did...

    hey CMON...

    here are the two conversions i did on the second Legion of the Damned squad...
    since there is no combi-melta armed Sergeant, or melta armed Marine, i had to do a little chop-shop...
  62. cheers, guys... @Meph: i lived in Amsterdam...

    cheers, guys...

    @Meph: i lived in Amsterdam for five years, working in a coffeeshop:)...

    when i move to Biarritz, we'll hang out and i'll tell you my crazy tales of traveling through Belgium......
  63. @Demihuman: you're right, is not showing up at...

    @Demihuman: you're right, is not showing up at the angle of those pics...
    if you look at the wire in the unassembled pics, you can see the curve, but it goes sideways on the mini, so only shows from...
  64. cheers, Meph... time for some paint slappin';) ...

    cheers, Meph...
    time for some paint slappin';)


    when designing a custom paint scheme with a client, i like to give a couple of options to choose from...
    for this one, i gave a four color...
  65. Thread: 10 balls WIP

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    what a smashing project!!! such a whimsical...

    what a smashing project!!!
    such a whimsical mini, and you are hitting all the right notes with the paint job...

    keep up the good work:)...

    cheers
    jah
  66. hey CMON... here is the Greenstuff work on the...

    hey CMON...

    here is the Greenstuff work on the Nurgle Sorcerer...

    i wanted to show off the pitted sword on his hip, so i didn't sculpt a full scabbard...
    instead, i just gave him a beat up...
  67. thanks, guys... always good to know that an...

    thanks, guys...
    always good to know that an experiment worked out:)...


    the Kakophani was the first mini in a Black Crusade RPG warband commission...
    the next mini in the group is another Forge...
  68. thanks, guys... @dennis: i haven't tried...

    thanks, guys...

    @dennis: i haven't tried shading down the MM, but the highlights are MM with a bit of white...
    they look quite pink, but it works for this mini...

    @Meph:look down;)...
    ...
  69. cheers, KruleBear... i enjoyed painting this...

    cheers, KruleBear...
    i enjoyed painting this mini:)...

    here are a few more pieces of the Kakophani...
    Forge World has done a great job with both the sculpting and casting on this guy...
    the...
  70. hey CMON... here is the main body of the...

    hey CMON...

    here is the main body of the Kakophoni finished...
    i have waited a long time for an excuse to do a snow leopard pattern...
    since i didn't want to go as crazy as the 'Eavy Metal team...
  71. hey CMON... here is the step-by-step of the...

    hey CMON...

    here is the step-by-step of the Noise Marine's magenta armor...
    all paints are P3, as usual...

    i started with a base coat of Sanguine Base, and then gave it a wash of my usual red...
  72. hey CMON... here is the last mini to get...

    hey CMON...


    here is the last mini to get caught up with in the backlog of work to share...
    this is the first character in the 6 mini commission for a Black Crusade 40K RPG group...
    i was...
  73. hey CMON... here is the group shot of the...

    hey CMON...

    here is the group shot of the first LotD squad...
    these ones all have the flamers...
    next up is the melta squad...
    ...
  74. hey CMON... here is the final Marine in the...

    hey CMON...

    here is the final Marine in the squad...
    unfortunately, he was not glues to the base yet when i took these pics, so he looks a bit wonky...
    i should have taken the pic of the five...
  75. hey CMON... here is the fourth Legion of the...

    hey CMON...

    here is the fourth Legion of the Damned Marine from the flamer armed squad...
    this guy has another nice advancing pose, looking like he is actually striding the battlefield, instead...
  76. @Terrafirma: right!?! guy's a complete nutter!!!...

    @Terrafirma: right!?!
    guy's a complete nutter!!!
    he's not the only one, either...


    here is the third mini in the first Legion of the Damned Squad, the flamer Marine...
    i like the striding pose...
  77. hey CMON... here is the second mini in the...

    hey CMON...

    here is the second mini in the Legion of the Damned commission, the heavy flamer trooper...
    i had a lot of fun painting the flame in the brazier, even if it didn't photograph well......
  78. thanks, bud... i always aim to exceed my...

    thanks, bud...
    i always aim to exceed my customers' expectations:)...


    here is the first mini from the LotD squad...
    even though this is just a basic standard commission, i had to throw in a...
  79. thanks guys... i am still getting caught up on...

    thanks guys...

    i am still getting caught up on the last couple of months work after i slacked on posting for a bit...
    last month was a Legion of the Damned Squad for my client's dirty Strike...
  80. hey CMON... i got the chance to re-base the...

    hey CMON...

    i got the chance to re-base the Sanguinary Priest with the newer 32mm bases...
    this guy was tipping over onto his face all the time, which is not good for a mini that a customer paid...
  81. de nada, aniku... here is the final result......

    de nada, aniku...

    here is the final result...
    having a second crack at this version of Dante was a nice opportunity to address a few things i thought i could improve over the first version...
    i...
  82. thanks guys... still catching up on the last...

    thanks guys...

    still catching up on the last few months of work...

    since my second plastic version of Dante (using the Sanguinary Guard) was finished a while ago, i should probably finish up...
  83. hey CMON... it's Throwback Thursday again......

    hey CMON...

    it's Throwback Thursday again...
    it was a huge honor to be asked to paint an alternate scheme for the Escalation rulebook by my painting hero, Mike McVey...
    it was a nice change to...
  84. heehee, here you go T:)... here are the last...

    heehee, here you go T:)...


    here are the last two pics i was able to salvage, the finished Dreadknight...
    i have no idea why the front view is so skewed, but it is better than nothing...

    i...
  85. hey CMON... i seem to have lost a bunch of WIP...

    hey CMON...

    i seem to have lost a bunch of WIP pics of the Dreadknight while i was getting my laptop to cooperate again, but here is a few more...

    i really like the shield on this guy's...
  86. hey CMON... after a two month hiatus from...

    hey CMON...

    after a two month hiatus from posting, it's time to get back on the horse...

    thanks to my laptop, and my camera lens, both deciding to act up this summer, just doing updates for my...
  87. hey CMON... now that i have finished the...

    hey CMON...

    now that i have finished the Ultramarines (for now), and Seth, i am back to work on Dante...
    i have not seen anyone bother to paint any texture on the feathers of the Sanguinary Guard...
  88. hey CMON... here is the nearly finished...

    hey CMON...

    here is the nearly finished version...
    just a few touch-ups on the cloak and backpack are needed, and then i will send him off to the NOVA Open foundation...
    ...
  89. hey CMON... whoops... i missed posting...

    hey CMON...

    whoops...
    i missed posting yesterday, as i got sucked into painting, and forgot all about the real world...

    here are the last two steps of Seth's armor...

    the final highlight is...
  90. hey CMON... here are the next set of pics for...

    hey CMON...

    here are the next set of pics for Gabriel Seth's step-by-step...

    after the heavy dark wash from stage three, i came back with pure P3 Sanguine Base, leaving the dark shadows from...
  91. hey CMON... here are the first few stages of...

    hey CMON...

    here are the first few stages of the Gabriel Seth oxblood color step-by-step...
    sorry for the horrible pics...
    i really need a new lens for my camera:(...

    i started with a...
  92. hey CMON... after two weeks off from posting,...

    hey CMON...

    after two weeks off from posting, to recharge my mental battery, i am back at it...
    lots has been going on behind the scenes, setting up the next few jobs, and doing the step-by-step...
  93. muchas gracias:)... painting a nice white is...

    muchas gracias:)...
    painting a nice white is always a satisfying accomplishment...

    plenty of whites coming up this month, with a Blood Angels and a Flesh Tearers character coming up...
    white...
  94. thanks, guys... i had fun coming up with a...

    thanks, guys...
    i had fun coming up with a different look for the Ultramarines...
    it will be really cool to add some LotD Marines to this force...


    Throwback Thursday, all over again...
    here...
  95. hey CMON... here are the four dudes, all lined...

    hey CMON...

    here are the four dudes, all lined up...
    they are off to Canada now...

    http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l266/jah-minis/wips/Ultras_zps5qlhye7g.jpg

    next up, i will get back to...
  96. hey CMON... while uploading the last pics, i...

    hey CMON...

    while uploading the last pics, i noticed that i forgot to paint the Tyranid claw marks on Chaplain Cassius' right forearm, and shoulder pad...
    i'm sure nobody would have noticed, but...
  97. @KruleBear: i enjoyed painting those teeth:)... ...

    @KruleBear: i enjoyed painting those teeth:)...


    Cassius is all done...
    a simple head-swap makes all the difference on this guy...
    much cooler now:)...
    ...
  98. hey CMON... since i missed Throwback Thursday...

    hey CMON...

    since i missed Throwback Thursday last week, and since Cassius' pics turned out horribly tonight, here is a little bit of studio work from back in the day...
    when i started painting...
  99. thanks, guys... here is the result of slapping...

    thanks, guys...

    here is the result of slapping a little paint on the head...
    the mohawk turned out alright, for a first attempt...
    i enjoyed finally getting a chance to use this head, and it is...
  100. thanks, KruleBear... that is the look i was...

    thanks, KruleBear...
    that is the look i was going for:)...
    fighting 'Nids never ends...

    here is the next mini on the chopping block, literally...
    i never did like the stock head that was...
  101. hey CMON... here is the finished tank...

    hey CMON...

    here is the finished tank commander version of Ultramarines Sergeant Chronus...
    since he makes your tank shoot better, i guess this is a pretty important half of a mini...
    i had fun...
  102. hey CMON... here is the tank commander version...

    hey CMON...

    here is the tank commander version of Sgt. Chronus...
    this is the ugly stage, after the first rust wash...
    i didn't get any other WIP pics after these, so i'll show off the finished...
  103. hey CMON... Throwback Thursday again......

    hey CMON...

    Throwback Thursday again...
    taking it back, just a short hop, to 2013...
    my first Infinity mini, painted for the Infinity Challenge on DakkaDakka...
    the theme was "Dangerous...
  104. thanks, moetle:)... i tried to make Tiggy as...

    thanks, moetle:)...

    i tried to make Tiggy as cool as i could, given the short amount of time that i had to work on him...
    a smooth yellow takes quite a few layers to get right...

    i finished up...
  105. hey CMON... the first character of the...

    hey CMON...

    the first character of the tabletop quality commission...
    after loads of tanks, it is nice to paint a little guy again...

    Ultramarines Chief Librarian Tigurius, seconded to Strike...
  106. @Zab: Mephiston could definitely go for a plastic...

    @Zab: Mephiston could definitely go for a plastic makeover...

    @KruleBear: i was having trouble not laughing at myself in that pic!!!

    this is the last WIP for Tiggi, since he needs to be done...
  107. thanks, KruleBear... Tiggi will be finished over...

    thanks, KruleBear...
    Tiggi will be finished over the next three days, for the DakkaDakka paint challenge next week, since i missed the "i loathe this model" contest here last month...

    well, that...
  108. hey CMON... i've been slacking a little bit...

    hey CMON...

    i've been slacking a little bit the last few days, but since it's my birthday, i'll give you all something...
    work in progress on the worst Space Marine model in the whole range...
    ...
  109. hey CMON... Throwback Thursday returns, after...

    hey CMON...

    Throwback Thursday returns, after a brief intermission...
    this week i have my second display piece...
    it is not often that i get a chance to use a resin display plinth, but i really...
  110. hey CMON... here are the first two stages of...

    hey CMON...

    here are the first two stages of Tigurius...
    i started with lighter basecoats than usual, trying to figure out what i wanted to do with this guy...
    afterwards, i gave it all a heavy...
  111. hey CMON... i totally forgot Throwback...

    hey CMON...

    i totally forgot Throwback Thursday the last couple of weeks, since my schedule has been all out-of-whack with the packing, and the move...
    i'll get back to that next week...

    until...
  112. thanks, oistene... i had fun getting a little...

    thanks, oistene...
    i had fun getting a little more Gothic with my script on this one...

    after a week off to pack up, move to L.A., and unpack again (since my passport was expiring yesterday), i...
  113. thanks, Terrafirma... here are the final pics...

    thanks, Terrafirma...

    here are the final pics of Cassius' Rhino...
    this tank was a nice change from all of the blue i have been painting for the last few months...
    black is usually pretty...
  114. hey CMON... here is the first look at the...

    hey CMON...

    here is the first look at the final version of the last two tanks in this phase of the Ultramarines commission...
    my client wanted something a bit different from the previous vehicles...
  115. hey CMON... it is Throwback Thursday!!! this...

    hey CMON...

    it is Throwback Thursday!!!
    this time i have Vulkan He'stan, the Forgefather of the Salamanders Space Marine Chapter...
    this is another Gamer's Series model, from 2009, where i...
  116. hey CMON... here are the last WIP pics of...

    hey CMON...

    here are the last WIP pics of these two tanks...
    they just need a couple of finishing touches tonight, and then they will be ready to go in the mail...
    the Rhino needs the lettering...
  117. thanks, leifdk1978... i had a lot of fun...

    thanks, leifdk1978...
    i had a lot of fun painting this guy, right up to the point where i dropped him on the tile, two weeks before i had to send him off for the charity auction...
    talk about a...
  118. hey CMON... Throwback Thursday time... this...

    hey CMON...

    Throwback Thursday time...
    this time i'm throwing it back to 2012, and my first time getting invited to contribute to the Clash for a Cure, a convention that raises money for Cancer...
  119. hey CMON... the tanks are coming along......

    hey CMON...

    the tanks are coming along...
    here, all of the basecoats have been cleaned up after the lining stage...
    now it is time to start working on the details...

    these are the last two...
  120. hey CMON... time to put the WIP's back in the...

    hey CMON...

    time to put the WIP's back in the WIP thread...
    here are the next two tanks on deck...
    the client said that all of the tanks, so far, were starting to look to similar, so here is a...
  121. @KruleBear: i thing sand and rubble really needs...

    @KruleBear: i thing sand and rubble really needs a wash after the basecoat to throw some depth back in the base...
    the basecoat runs into the crevices, because, unlike the highlights, i don't...
  122. hey CMON... it is Throwback Thursday in...

    hey CMON...

    it is Throwback Thursday in Facebooklandia again...
    this week i'm throwing it back to 2009, to a mini painted for an online contest...
    Pedro Kanter, Chapter Master of the Crimson...
  123. hey CMON... here is the second half of my...

    hey CMON...

    here is the second half of my Ultramarines basing step-by-step...

    the bronze ruins are given a basecoat of P3 Molten Bronze (Pic 1)...
    then these parts are given a heavy wash of my...
  124. hey CMON... here is the first half of the...

    hey CMON...

    here is the first half of the step-by-step for the Ultramarines basing...
    i start with a black undercoat, as usual, and as you can see from the pic, i build up the rubble a bit where...
  125. hey CMON... Throwback Thursday again......

    hey CMON...

    Throwback Thursday again...
    taking it back to 2009/2010...
    this is the Imperial Guard Lord Commissar, a great sculpt, with a ton of character in the face...
    this is #4 in the...
  126. how about now, Meph... an even scarier prospect,...

    how about now, Meph...
    an even scarier prospect, no???

    after a week away, i am back in action...
    the Vindicators are done, and i really enjoyed painting up those siege shields...
    i know the...
  127. thanks, guys:)... since this is a WIP thread,...

    thanks, guys:)...

    since this is a WIP thread, i guess i should how off some works in progress, instead of so many finished models...

    here is the Vindicator squadron i am finishing up at the...
  128. hey CMON... here is stage 5 of the...

    hey CMON...

    here is stage 5 of the Ultramarines scheme step-by-step...
    this time, it's the Tyranid Hunters logo...

    first, i sketched out the design on a panel with a blue ball point pen...
    i...
  129. hey CMON... Throwback Thursday again, at least...

    hey CMON...

    Throwback Thursday again, at least for another hour here;)...

    this week it is one of Knight models 35mm minis...
    Han Solo, the first mini i finished in 2014...
    i had a lot of fun...
  130. thanks, Meph... it's getting quicker... here...

    thanks, Meph...
    it's getting quicker...

    here is stage 4 of the Ultramarines step-by-step...

    this time, it's the lights...
    they start with a basecoat of P3 Sanguine Base, one of my favorite...
  131. hey CMON... stage 3 of the Ultramarines...

    hey CMON...

    stage 3 of the Ultramarines step-by-step...

    since step 8 showed the main body of the vehicle finished, we move on to some of the details...

    the cockpit canopy was basecoated with...
  132. plastic SoB's would be cool... May should be...

    plastic SoB's would be cool...
    May should be around the time i sell off my old metals, too, save for a few of the coolest Sister Superior sculpts...
    i definitely want to paint some Nuns with...
  133. it's about to get informative again,...

    it's about to get informative again, GreenOne;)...

    time to get back to some actual WIP stuff...

    here are the first four steps of the Ultramarines scheme...
    first is a black spray (pic 1)......
  134. here ya go, Meph;)... Throwback Thursday...

    here ya go, Meph;)...

    Throwback Thursday again...
    this week it's from 2012...

    i am a huge fan of the different Forge World characters in Terminator armor...
    the detail is just incredible......
  135. @Zab: he does rocks the dress better than a Dark...

    @Zab: he does rocks the dress better than a Dark Angel...
    he's got that Rocky Horror Pictureshow thing going on...
    can't hate Tim Curry;)...

    here's a little peek at what i'm working on right...
  136. hey CMON... Throwback Thursday again... this...

    hey CMON...

    Throwback Thursday again...
    this time we take it back to 2009, and a mini, Mephiston, that got a lot of mixed reviews...
    this was my first time trying to make a more modern version...
  137. @Meph: that's funny, people usually gripe it...

    @Meph: that's funny, people usually gripe it weathering looks too uniform, not too random...
    that said, it would look a lot better if i wasn't speed painting:(...
    cool video clip!!!

    here are the...
  138. @Zab: i'm sure my client will have fun blowing up...

    @Zab: i'm sure my client will have fun blowing up his opponent's troops with the Whirldwind;)...

    here is the second Stormraven in this commission...
    i had fun with the canopies again, and...
  139. thanks, KruleBear... here are the finished...

    thanks, KruleBear...

    here are the finished pics of the Whirlwind i teased before Christmas...
    i have wanted to paint this kit since it was released, so i enjoyed this one...
    there is just...
  140. Happy New Year!!! i hope everyone enjoyed...

    Happy New Year!!!

    i hope everyone enjoyed their holidays...

    i took a week off from posting, but not from work...
    i'll be taking pics of the finished Whirlwind, and second Stormraven,...
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    when is the finishing date for his one??? i have...

    when is the finishing date for his one???
    i have a Librarian Tigurius i have to paint...
    i've owned this mini since it was released in about 2005, but could never even think about painting it, as...
  142. i am enjoying the view, and the sound of the...

    i am enjoying the view, and the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks below, for sure:)...

    @Zab: i paint way too slow for GW to ever hire me:(...

    Christmas day is coming to a close in...
  143. thanks, Meph... i'm having fun with the...

    thanks, Meph...
    i'm having fun with the vehicles, since i haven't painted many over the years...

    i hope everyone has had a nice, though short, solstice day...
    i spent mine packing up at my...
  144. hey CMON... it's Throwback Thursday again......

    hey CMON...

    it's Throwback Thursday again...
    going back to 2009/2010, here is my Blood Angels Sternguard Sergeant...
    this seems like a good week for a Blood Angels Marine, since they are the hot...
  145. thanks, Meph:)... here is a teaser of the next...

    thanks, Meph:)...

    here is a teaser of the next vehicle in the Ultramarines commission, the Whirlwind:)...
    who doesn't love the idea of banks of missiles launching across the battlefield???
    ...
  146. hey CMON... i found the unpainted pic of the...

    hey CMON...

    i found the unpainted pic of the Heralds of Light Captain's arm, so you can see the sculpting that went into the custom design...
    as you can see, i sculpted the towers flat, to keep...
  147. hahahahaha the heresy is delicious, Meph;)... ...

    hahahahaha
    the heresy is delicious, Meph;)...

    it's Throwback Thursday again...
    this time around it we are taking it back to 2009, with my Heralds of Light Captain...
    an obscure Chapter, i...
  148. hey CMON... here is the second Stalker... i...

    hey CMON...

    here is the second Stalker...
    i have simplified the scheme a bit in comparison to the first one...
    it looks better, and has sped up the process...

    now i am on to a Whirlwind, and...
  149. thanks, guys... i always appreciate the kind...

    thanks, guys...
    i always appreciate the kind words about my painting and conversions:)....

    here are the extra angles, and the close-up of the pilot's canopy...
    in order for the 'Nids not to be...
  150. i have no desire to airbrush, at all... if...

    i have no desire to airbrush, at all...
    if people don't like my style, that's on them...
    i love playing with my brushes:)...

    i've actually owned an airbrush for twenty years, but couldn't be...
  151. thanks, everybody... it is nice to do something...

    thanks, everybody...
    it is nice to do something a bit original, since it often feels like everything we do as mini painters is derivative, or influenced by someone else's ideas, since before we even...
  152. hey CMON... the Stormraven is done!!! my...

    hey CMON...

    the Stormraven is done!!!
    my biggest miniature yet, and a lot of fun to paint...

    since this is a rush job, i had to reach a happy medium between speed and a cool paintjob...
    i...
  153. thanks, guys... this was a challenging piece to...

    thanks, guys...
    this was a challenging piece to build and paint, but well worth it in the end...
    definitely my favorite mini...

    @SkelettetS: thanks for taking the time to comment...
    i had hoped...
  154. thanks, Meph... finished pics of the base will...

    thanks, Meph...
    finished pics of the base will be up tomorrow:)...

    Happy Thanksgiving, for those who celebrate the day...
    i hope you all had a great day watching football, and stuffing your...
  155. hey CMON... i got the base built for the...

    hey CMON...

    i got the base built for the Stormraven, and started with the paint...

    this is the first time i've had the chance to use the bigger base...
    it's nice to have a little more space to...
  156. @Meph: too right;)... i paint pretty slow, as...

    @Meph: too right;)...
    i paint pretty slow, as this WIP shows, but i am doing things pretty rough here, as quick painting is the client's first request:(...
    now that I look at the logo painted on...
  157. @Meph: i hear you, man... unfortunately, the...

    @Meph: i hear you, man...
    unfortunately, the first two tanks have alteady gone out to the client, so i'm kinda stuck with my design...
    the client is happy, though, so it's all good...

    it's...
  158. @Kretcher: you can see the painted symbol on the...

    @Kretcher: you can see the painted symbol on the side of the Stalker and Land Raider on the previous page...
    it turned out nice, but i'm not sure if is a little bit too graffiti style, or not...
    ...
  159. thanks, guys... i'm not quite ready to show...

    thanks, guys...

    i'm not quite ready to show the Stormraven yet, so here is a little look at my new paint journal...
    GW sent this out with the last order for the Ultramarines commission...
    i'm...
  160. thanks for the critique, Meph... this paintjob...

    thanks for the critique, Meph...
    this paintjob will definitely be evolving a bit as the commission chugs along...
    to be honest though, the rust is a stylistic choice to add quick contrast versus...
  161. thanks, Zab... i want to get the idea across...

    thanks, Zab...
    i want to get the idea across that the planets that the Tyranids have invaded are very corrosive environments, where the very air is trying to destroy things..

    here is the Land...
  162. thanks, KruleBear:)... here is the first...

    thanks, KruleBear:)...

    here is the first finished tanks...
    i went with a very angular style on the Tyranid Hunters symbol, to make it easier to recreate across all of the vehicles...

    the...
  163. hey CMON... the Land Raider is all put...

    hey CMON...

    the Land Raider is all put together...
    since i took this photo, i have toned down the mud with a darker brown so it doesn't look so much like the rust, finished the lenses and lights,...
  164. glad i could hook you up, gohkm:)... new...

    glad i could hook you up, gohkm:)...

    new auctions end on Sunday...
    this week the 54mm Inquisitor Navigator is up on the block...

    links in the first post...

    cheers
    jah
  165. hey CMON... it's Throwback Thursday again,...

    hey CMON...

    it's Throwback Thursday again, already...
    that week sure flew by...

    this week i have my first ever "display quality" commission from back in 2010...
    The Butcher from Privateer...
  166. hey CMON... here is a quick update of the...

    hey CMON...

    here is a quick update of the weapons for the Land Raider...
    they are almost ready for assembly...
    a couple of parts, like the Heavy Bolters, still need a bit of clean-up on the...
  167. thanks, Webmonkey... i am sure, at some point,...

    thanks, Webmonkey...
    i am sure, at some point, there will be blue pants;)...

    almost done with the Stalker tank...
    i just need to paint the Tyranid Hunters symbol, and it is good to go...
    ...
  168. the new links are up for the auctions ending...

    the new links are up for the auctions ending tomorrow (Sunday) night...

    cheers
    jah
  169. hey CMON... it's Throwback Thursday on Ye Olde...

    hey CMON...

    it's Throwback Thursday on Ye Olde Facebook again...
    since i shared my version of Kaldor Draigo, built around Marneus Calgar's body in 2012, last week, i figured this week i would...
  170. hey CMON... here is a sneak peek at the first...

    hey CMON...

    here is a sneak peek at the first tank in the Strike Force Cassius Ultramarines commission...
    the brief from the client was, " make them dark, and remember that they have been to hell...
  171. @Zab: i don't know how these guys will hold up...

    @Zab: i don't know how these guys will hold up over time, but my client is just happy to have these characters in his army, so i hope, for his sake, that they don't sag...
    luckily, none of the parts...
  172. @Zab: this one was a hell of a conversion, since...

    @Zab: this one was a hell of a conversion, since i took it a lot further than my first version of a Grey Knight using this body...
    sculpting the loincloth was a challenge, as i have no sculpting...
  173. auctions ending on Sunday night are up... have a...

    auctions ending on Sunday night are up...
    have a look and see if there is anything you have been searching for:)...

    cheers
    jah
  174. thanks guys... i'm on the mend, and hard at...

    thanks guys...
    i'm on the mend, and hard at work...
    i haven't shared my work the last few days, because i wanted to create my Strikeforce Cassius paint scheme without any outside influence......
  175. thanks for all the kind words, and well wishes,...

    thanks for all the kind words, and well wishes, guys...
    i am weak, but on the mend...

    no rest for the wicked;)...
    work continues on the Stalker, but no pics today...
    instead, here is the start...
  176. hey CMON... sorry for that week of silence,...

    hey CMON...

    sorry for that week of silence, but i was at Death's Door since last Saturday night:(...
    i sat down to work last Saturday, when it suddenly felt like someone had stabbed a spear...
  177. thanks, guys... here it is, the moment you...

    thanks, guys...

    here it is, the moment you have all been waiting for...
    the finished Blood Angels Sanguinary Priest...

    this is just a set of quick photos i took with my desk lamp...
    i'll get...
  178. hey CMON... here is the quick rundown of the...

    hey CMON...

    here is the quick rundown of the base...
    same colors as the rock...
    now it just needs a little grass, once the mini is glued on...

    basecoat is P3 Bloodstone...
    ...
  179. hey CMON... i got the Sang. Priest done, but...

    hey CMON...

    i got the Sang. Priest done, but still have to finish assembly...
    until then i have a couple of last step-by-steps to share...
    this one is for the rock under his foot...

    i started...
  180. hey CMON... i got the skull for the base...

    hey CMON...

    i got the skull for the base done...
    i went with the browner greys, so the color would not compete with the white on the Sanguinary Priest...

    step one was the same as the whites,...
  181. thanks, guys:)... i toned down the dark shadows...

    thanks, guys:)...
    i toned down the dark shadows on the wing armor with just a touch of red ink...
    it's not quite as harsh now...
    we'll see how it jives with the rest of the mini when i glue them...
  182. H: 54mm Inquisitor Vindicare Assassin + other OOP Rare Minis. W: Cash (eBay)

    Hey CMON.

    I have some rare minis to sell. All of these minis are in perfect condition, having never seen a lick of paint.

    These are up on eBay now, with the auctions ending on Sunday night, so...
  183. hey CMON... almost there with the wings......

    hey CMON...

    almost there with the wings...
    highlights are done on the armor...
    i just need to tone down the shadows a bit, and get the feathers finished...
    ...
  184. @Demihuman: yeah, still ruminating on how i will...

    @Demihuman: yeah, still ruminating on how i will handle this bastard highlight...

    @dennis.: i'm not sure how i am going to handle this guy's ass yet;)...
    hahahahaha

    @Kahaan: sorry i made your...
  185. thanks, guys:)... @dennis.: i got that wonky...

    thanks, guys:)...

    @dennis.: i got that wonky spot all fixed up on the sword;)...
    now i have to fix the line on his butt plate that got messed up when i was gluing on the jump pack...
    it never...
  186. hahahahahaha, sorry Meph... photobucket is...

    hahahahahaha, sorry Meph...
    photobucket is work-blocked???

    here we go...
    almost done:)...
    having glued the arm on, the photos are a bit better, with the one little piece (the arm) being less...
  187. thanks, devoncodian... practice, practice,...

    thanks, devoncodian...
    practice, practice, practice, practice;)...

    alright, the arm is done...
    time to glue this bad boy on, and see how the Marine looks with both his arms:)...
    sorry for the...
  188. hey CMON... i have started adjusting the...

    hey CMON...

    i have started adjusting the shading and highlighting on the shoulder pad...
    i think i figured out how i will handle this shape, with the crazy new (for me) highlighting style on this...
  189. thanks for all the love:)... @Meph: the Med...

    thanks for all the love:)...

    @Meph: the Med gets good waves, you just have to be really dedicated to be in the right place at the right time...
    Morroco and Israel is best, but Italy and the Cote...
  190. Demi, bro, i feel like a bit of a shmuck now......

    Demi, bro, i feel like a bit of a shmuck now...
    hahaha...
    that was my copy-pasta from Dakka, where i had a few comments since my last post...
    i totally forgot to edit it out...

    yeah, i live in...
  191. hey CMON... i hope i've still got your...

    hey CMON...
    i hope i've still got your attention:)...

    the Narthecium arm is getting there...
    the shadows are starting to pop on the white, the Blood Chalice is ready to be finished up, and the...
  192. thanks, man... i'm doing some more work on the...

    thanks, man...

    i'm doing some more work on the Apoth. arm tonight...
    the waves are gone for a day or two, so i'll be working until the wee hours of the morning:)...

    since i didn't surf today,...
  193. hey CMON... i got a bit more done on the...

    hey CMON...

    i got a bit more done on the Narthecium arm...
    the details are almost done, but i will wait to finish them until i get the red and white completed, just in case i splash a little...
  194. @dennis.: thanks, bud... i guess the theory with...

    @dennis.: thanks, bud...
    i guess the theory with the super glue, since it bonds on contact, is that if there is space between the two objects, rather than a snug fit, it gives you a bit of working...
  195. @secretpaintgeek: thanks, i'm glad my painting...

    @secretpaintgeek: thanks, i'm glad my painting style is being communicated, even if it does take forever;)...
    i have seen that the other PP Warmachine Tactics Kickstarter minis have been released on...
  196. hey CMON... i got the Blood Chalice glued down...

    hey CMON...

    i got the Blood Chalice glued down the way i had intended it to be originally...
    i think it looks much better, now that the pin i used for the handle is not so blatant...
    time to fix...
  197. @Demihuman: glad the skulls worked out, and don't...

    @Demihuman: glad the skulls worked out, and don't look too cheesy;)...
    as for the pin, see the whole story below...
    triumph and tragedy, all at once:(...

    alright, i started painting the arm and...
  198. hey CMON... now that Sturgis is done, i'm back...

    hey CMON...

    now that Sturgis is done, i'm back to finishing up the Sangiunary Priest...
    here is the custom Blood Chalice, converted from a melta bomb...
    scroll up a bit on for stage 1;)...
    ...
  199. @Zab: thanks, bud... i'll get a collage...

    @Zab: thanks, bud...
    i'll get a collage together, and throw him in my gallery, once i figure out which program on my laptop has that...
    switching laptops really messed up my photo editing, since...
  200. thanks, Zab... no powders, though, just paint......

    thanks, Zab...
    no powders, though, just paint...
    in the end, as you can see, i went for a clean look, since this is for an auction, i figured more people would be into the clean look...

    now that...
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