Monday, May 30, 2011

The Titan is Almost Done

It's been a little while since my last update and I'm proud to say that my titan is nearing completion. The Other Models page has been almost completely overhauled to show all the new images that I've added. Head on over and check them out!

I've learned a lot in the painting of the head. Through painting my Princeps and Moderati, I was able to reinforce some of the ideas I came up with when painting my servitors. I think I've gotten a lot better at painting flesh and cloth. All the new techniques I've used on the Titan are going to go a long way towards making my Knights Bellicose look spectacular when I get that project off the ground. After the titan is complete, I plan on adding all these new techniques to the tutorials and posting them all in the How To section. It'll be good to finally start giving you something that you can get some real use from.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Titan Update and New Model Post

I just finished a major, major step on the Titan and have taken a few pictures for your viewing pleasure. The only things left at this point are the head and the weapons. Things should be getting pretty interesting very quickly around here now. Also, I posted pictures of my Space Wolf which may be the most important model I've ever painted. If you do nothing else during your visit to my blog, I ask above all else that you head on over to the Other Models page and see my Space Wolf.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Review: GW Painting Books

Pretty much since they were published, I've owned Games Workshop's "How to Paint Citadel Miniatures," "How to Paint Space Marines," and "How to Make Wargames Terrain." They seem to have served me well so far. A few days ago, however, I rounded out my collection of painting books with "How to Paint Citadel Tanks" and "IA: Model Masterclass Vol. 1" in the hopes that they'll give me some cool new techniques to use on my titan.

I have to say these two books have taught me so many new techniques to use for my larger models. I already knew the basics, but these have shown me how to weather my vehicles so they actually look like they've been used. I'm a little too far into my titan to be using stuff like that now, but I'm definately going to use some of these new weathering techniques around the barrels of the titan's weapons and things like that. Not only my titan, but all the future vehicles I make are going to look so much better because of these two books.

Additionally, the IA Masterclass book has a very detailed section in the beginning explaining what products they use and where to get them. Instead of using the blanket statement about how they only use GW products (the other painting books are guilty of that) the Forge World book explains what products they use to finish and convert their models. They even say where to get plasticard! I've always had such a hard time looking for that stuff and they've answered all my questions.

So if you've ever needed help with your vehicles and larger models, turn to "How to Paint Citadel Tanks" and "IA Model Masterclass Vol. 1." They'll be a big help.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Model Pictures Update

With today's update, everything I have painted is officially posted here on the blog. All future updates will be of things I just finished or tutorials that I've just written.

I have to say that the stuff I posted today is not my best work. I've learned more about a lot of techniques (not the least of which is painting flesh) and so I think that if I were to do them again, they would come out better. Fortunately, I have another unpainted titan crew, so after the titan is done, they'll get redone and look a whole lot better! But enough of my complaining. . .

I've decided that since I need to paint models specifically for any tutorial that I do, I won't be doing any tutorials until after the titan is completed. If I'm really lucky, I can take pictures as I paint my third tactical squad and turn that into a tutorial. Until then, however, look for another titan update in the near future.