Friday, September 30, 2011

Ogre Firebelly

Here he is, the big guy himself, the Ogre Firebelly I have been painting for my GW application. Not much to say about him, I hate taking pictures of models. I need to get some better photo equipment.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Contenders

As promised here are some of my other models I am thinking of using for my application. I noticed how they switched the amount needed from 6 down to 4, which I think is very nice as it allows me to only show off my strongest models. Two of these entries will be the Chaos Lord and the Firebelly which are both being painted just for this, here are some choices for the other two.

The Forge World Nurgle Chaos Dreadnought. 
I think this guy is going to make the cut. He has one of my highest scores on CMoN, was painted up for a past application to Forge World and was featured on the Games Workshop website as a runner up in one of their painting competitions. He shows off my ability to paint larger models as well as vehicles and my attention to detail, because let me assure you, there is a ton of detail sculpted on this guy.

Armaneus Valthex
Valthex is another favorite of mine. He is 100% converted so it also shows off my ability to make convincing and cool looking conversions (which I know 'Eavy Metal doesn't do often, but sometimes they do). I feel like he also has a lot of effects on him that are good for this application; glow effects, power weapon effects, and free hand on the cloak and shoulder pad. I would retake the photos of him to try and get more of him in focus and be more evenly lit.

Astral Claws Veteran Sargent
It will either be him or Valthex, not both, as they are both Astral Claws. This guy again shows off most of the same effects as Valthex with even more intricate free hand. I would fix the mold line on the top of the sword and maybe add something to his base but that's all.

Tomb Herald
This guy most likely won't be chosen. I already have two Fantasy entries and he wasn't painted to the highest standards. My Tomb Kings army is mostly table top quality with a few gems in it. The only reason this guy is being considered is because he currently holds my highest score on CMoN. I think that has more to do with the conversion then the paint job.

So those are my top contenders for the last 2 spots. Which ones do you guys think should make the cut?

Let me know, and be critical. Feel free to give suggestions on way to improve any of these models to make them worthy of sending to GW.

Until next time,

~Tyler Mengel

Friday, September 23, 2011

Champion of Nurgle

The other day I finished my latest model, the new plastic Chaos Lord of Nurgle from Games Workshop.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Herald to the Kings

Now that I have your attention let me introduce you to my latest model. This guy is my Tomb Herald that I showed off unpainted in my last Tomb Kings post.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Tale of Four Necrons - Part 2

So I have finished my Necron project for the time being. If you remember from the first post I was given the task of coming up with 4 unique paint schemes for a Necron army using warriors as the model.

Monday, September 12, 2011


No new models today but I do have some news on a charity that is being hosted by Newbold World. They are hosting a small painting contest for Reaper Miniatures with cash prizes for the three best models. They are also going to donate a matching amount of money to Children with Leukemia as well as £1 for every entry submitted. So if you have some Reaper Miniatures and want to try your hand at a contest as well as help a worthy cause then head on over to Newbold World to submit your pictures. I have entered my Thief and Exiled Knight mini, although the competition already looks pretty fierce.

Here's a link to the gallery.

Until next time,

~Tyler Mengel

Friday, September 9, 2011

Blood on the High Seas

Today I finished up the last of the pirates including the captain. Without further ado, heres some individual pictures as well as group shot.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Exiled Knight

Hello everyone, it is time again for the next installment of my Reaper miniatures that I have been painting in between projects. This guy has been sitting on my desk for a month or two now and I have been very excited to work on him.