Monday, February 24, 2014

Filler post #1: Chaos Renegade Champion?

Well...I've entered that weird time in my blogging calendar where I'm frantically painting things for the LPL but won't be able to share it until the league is in full swing.  So...what we have today is a first of what I'm sure will be a series of posts on "lighter" subjects.

So...on with the show! :)

As you know I've been slowly assembling a couple of squads of classic Chaos Renegades for my smallish Rogue Trader this end I recently purchadsed a small lot of Renegades from eBay and mixed amongst them was one of Goodwin's Chaos Champion of Nurgle figures.  

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Game is Afoot! LPL 8 Announcement...the planning begins!

This last week saw the announcement of the latest iteration of the Lead Painters League over on the Lead Adventure Forum.  The rules this year have been streamlined a bit and the focus seems to be coming back to painting over elaborate scenic set ups...which suits me just fine as I have so little decent scenery against which to photo my figures.  Also the total number of figures to be painted has been slightly reduced....again this suits me well as I'm always so rushed to get teams done.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Four A Miniatures... Chaos Dwarfs II: "Thats 'Mister Tower Head' to You!"

Hello all!

Another of the fantastic miniatures that John P. asked me to paint for him is the other Chaos Dwarf that Four A Minaitures will be releasing in the future...a figure that John and I have been referring to as "Tower Head" (though I understand that another name may be forth coming...).

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Averlands Best ...Friend...

Just a quick update to let you know that I hadn't forgotten about the dog for this war band.  I'm starting to block in the colors and the for pattern. I'm going for a Doberman or Rottweiler look.

There is still a long way to go of course.



Four A Miniatures...Chaos Dwarfs I

Hi all,

Over the previous summer I was contacted by the sculptor John Pickford who was interested in having me paint a couple of pieces for him that he had recently sculpted for Four A miniatures.  I was obviously very humbled to have a man of his talent ask me to "pretty up" his sculpts for him so I gladly accepted. (it had nothing to do with the other lead he offered me as payment...I swear!) :)

A couple of weeks after our initial discussions a box full of goodies arrived from John in my mail box.  Amongst the assorted treasures therein were three brand new Chaos Dwarf sculpts... Though these aren't you normal chaos dwarfs...more of a kind of blend of Chaos Dwarf and Beastman/Werewolf.  Suffice to say they looked fantastic and I couldn't wait to get down to work on them.  But as you know the last summer was a rough one for old Blue....that whole broken ankle thing threw a monkey wrench into many of my plans.  So they weren't really finished until well into the fall.  As the release date for these figures is now drawing nigh (they should be out toward the end of February) I thought it would be a good time to post up some detailed pictures of them.

First up lets look at them as a group and then we can talk about them each in more detail....

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Pandora's Box...

Some ebay sellers....are ridiculous!

You won't believe how much shit is in this one small flat rate box....