Apologies for the short disappearance. Brushes and paint still goes on in my life journey. Times flies and we are already in the 3rd month of the year 2017.
I have been busy with work and juggling with usual amount of commission projects. Most of my time after work is being spent with paint and brushes. Of recent, I guess these times have been all about commission projects. Just when I finished one, another one comes along nicely. Sure feels like the Emperor is watching, ha ha.
Come to think of it for this year 2017 so far, I have not painted any of my own projects. Guess they always say, customer first, ha ha ha! Cheers!
I have 2 clients having 40k Blood Angels army. In other words, guess I have been painting or will be painting quite a lot of Blood Angel Space Marines.
Death Company and Blood Angels assault squad, death from the sky! The Blood Angel assault squad was done in the usual shade of Blood Angel colours. Based it with Citadel Mephiston Red and washed it with Carroburg Crimson. Next, its highlighted with Mephiston Red and Evil Sunz Scarlet.
Black I would say, its one of the most challenging shade to paint for a Space Marine. I blended and the edges of the Death Company Space Marines with Citadel Administratum Grey and Chaos Black. Thereafter, the edges were edge highlighted with white to give a more sharper feel. Think I will have more Death Company to paint in the coming projects… Cheers!
Completed this squad of Eldar Windraiders a while back. Totally forgotten all about it until I was sorting out my photos. Recalled this was a urgent project and the Windraiders came and left.
Had the squad of Windraiders painted in the same blue colour scheme as client’s Eldar squad colour. The Eldar pilot was done in a grey shade and a white helmet design.
The stripe design on the Windraiders I had to mask it with a Tamiya masking tape forming a V shape design, thereafter, painting the stripe design with a thinned down grey and then highlighted it with white. Though I painted the stripe with thinned paint over few layer, I still get a little of painted built up at the edges of the masking. After the removal of the masking tape, with a little clean up with extra fine sandpaper, everything looks good to roll out! Cheers!
I guess this had to my first 40k Space Wolves project. Completed this Space Wolves Dreadnought Bjorn The Fell-Handed a while back. The colours were standard Space Wolves design which was nothing to shout about. I added battle damages and paint chipped on random areas of the dreadnought. The back of the dreadnought had be to weathered with black weathering powder from Secret Weapon miniatures to give an engine grinding feel.
A snow themed based was requested by client. For the snow, it was a mixture of army painter snow, PVA glue and baking soda powder. I had to experiment with a few mix to get the correct snow feel. On a snow themed base, Bjorn The Fell-Handed, definitely looks ready and awesome! Cheers!
Once a while I do get interesting painting commission project from various client, like the St. Augustine Project. Client got this St Augustine figure from one of his overseas trip. The default original paint job was not so well done at all.
I was delighted to give St Augustine a complete nice makeover. Did some research about the history of St Augustine and this project turned out to be a real knowledge and history gainer. Went through quite a few ideas and proposal for the design and colour choice with client before I started. The end result turned out more than I expected, and St Augustine looked much more amazing! Cheers!
Managed to complete a Khorne Bloodthirster project quite a while back. I was very pleased with the results. Started off with quite a few research and choice of colour scheme requirement by client for the Bloodthirster. The Bloodthirster as mentioned by my client, was one of his favourite miniature in his Khorne or Daemons army. The colour scheme decided was much to a typical sort of red feel as its with most demons imagined.
I had the body, wings and the whip weapon painted as an sub assembly. The body went through layers of washes and glaze followed by fine highlights. The wings were painted using wet blending techniques over many layer to obtain a near smooth gradient feel.
As the Khorne Bloodthirster was in a leaping sort of pose, I imagined it being summoned and it appeared out from a pile of bones. Did some planning and shopping for the base design. The base is from Dragon Forge base. I managed to get a bag of skulls from Secret Weapon. Assembled the Bloodthirster to the base, and I slowly skull by skull piled up the skulls to form a pile. Once painted, managed to drip some Citadel Blood for the Blood God paint onto the groove of the base, sort of to portray blood flowing from the pile of skulls.
Overall, the Khorne Bloodthirster really looks amazing and impressive, though I myself is not a fan of Khorne. Definitely a great miniature to paint that will finish with a amazing satisfied feeling. Cheers!
One of my favourite project was the 40K Eldar Harlequin. At first I thought client wanted to follow the Games workshop Harlequin jester style. The checker design would definitely be a challenge to paint, but my client had other ideas in mind.
As he was a fan of David Bowie and his Ziggy Stardust bands, he wanted a style that resemble them in the 70s 80s era.
After much research, I applied most of the Stardust band costume design onto the Harlequin troupe. The faces were all painted with the red ligntning design like David Bowie’s band.
I was excited about the idea and concept, a bit worried that the outcome might not be as expected. But, wow, the final outcome were amazing. Together as a unit of Harlequin, there were very amusing and awesome to look at! Cheers!
More Blood Angel Death company. This time its the Death Company Assault Terminator as requested by client. Just felt that the black colour armour when fielded together as a unit of 5 terminators make them look awesome.
The Sanguinary Priest was a break from the black colour scheme. It gave me a refreshing break and a boost to get the brushes in my hands. The weapon arms for the Sanguinary Priest has been magnetized. The cup which the Sanguinary Priest was holding has been filled with Citadel Blood for the Blood God paint. I must say the Blood paint is interesting. When dried, it gave a wet look just like fresh blood… Hmm! Cheers!
I guess for those of us who are into this miniature hobby, maybe there will come a time where you will reach this stage of the hobby. What’s the stage… The Hoarding Stage.
Watching this video definitely caused quite a few flashes in my brain as to where are some of the miniatures I have gotten long ago. I guess they are all in the pile and pile of boxes in my painting shop… ha ha. But of recent years, I have stopped buying miniatures. Usually I will tell myself, when I wanna start the project then I buy, the boxes of miniatures will always be at the store. I am just storing it at the store, will get it only when I am ready. However, if its a limited edition or limited release, temptation comes again… ha ha
What Atom mentioned as to how the hoard came about, its definitely true for all collectors and gamer out there. You have a plan or a good idea for a conversion project, and this box of miniature looks perfect. Once its purchased, I guess it depends on how motivated one is, either it will be chucked on the shelf or… maybe it might be painted and deployed.
One point he did mentioned which I liked and agreed though, if one fine day, we fail our armour saves and goes down, what will happen to our boxes and boxes of hoard? This point did had me pondering a while…
Guess it’s time to do some spring cleaning and see what can clear off the shelves! If you are at this hoarding stage of the hobby too, maybe its time to do some spring cleaning as well?… Cheers!
After the Space Marines Ultramarines project, next lot of projects that came along was the Blood Angels, the Blood Angel Death Company. Black armour is another challenging colour scheme to work on. The usual impression for painting black colour for most starters, is usually an easy colour to manage. In reality, its one of the tough and challenging colour choice.
For the Blood Angel Death Company, the edges of the Space Marines Armour were carefully blended with Citadel Administratum Grey and Black. Thereafter the the edges were all edged out with a light mix Citadel Skull White and Midnight Blue (as requested by Client). With the highlights and blends, this made the black armour more outstanding with depth.
The thing about painting Blood Angels is that each Space Marine Blood Angels, whether its normal marines or the Death Company, they are all full of accessories all over. Nice to look at and be amazed with all the detailed accessories, but painting them can be tedious and patience is definitely needed.
The normal Marines are already full of details and accessories, talk about the characters. The Terminator Chaplain, he is filled with accessories all over his armour. Definitely a tedious task to get the accessories live with colours.
Well, though there were full of details and accessories to be painted, but once they are painted, these Marines simply looked amazing with life… Cheers!
Welcome to The Painting Shop Just a typical guy who has made painting miniatures part of his daily routine life. As long as I have time in my hands, I will paint. Even with few minutes to spare at times, I will still pick up my brushes and paint a little. Nothing beats the satisfaction when you have your miniatures all done and and ready for battle!