Thursday, September 20, 2012

Count the Seven...

I recently got my hands on the new plastic Plaguebearers and oh man do I love them.

I started a Nurgle Demon army back in 2009 when the Chaos Demons codex was first released. Part of the reason I picked a mono-nurgle army is because I think they look sweet and provide plenty of painting and conversion opportunities and because I already had 20+ Plaguebearers from a previous army. I went through and repainted them and I think I only added about 10 new Plaguebearers to the army. I decided that I was going to hold off until plastic models were released. I figured it couldn't be to long until the came out. Well almost 4 years later they are finally here.

I wanted to paint them to fit into my existing army (not repainting an entire army again) but also make sure they showcased my current skill level. So while I kept with almost all of the tropes of my original color scheme I went about painting them in a completely different way. About the only thing thats the same is an abundant use of Rotting Flesh paint.

I will let the pictures do the talking now.

And here is a picture of one of my original demons from 4 years ago.

Comments and crit welcome, and be sure to cote for him on CMoN here.

(bonus points to anyone who get the reference in the title)


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Something Big Approaches

New no minis to show off today, just this little teaser for you.

For anyone who is a fan of the painting side of the hobby you will find this very interesting.

Keep checking back here for more detail soon.

Tyler M.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Christmas Comes Up a Little Short This Year

Ho ho ho everyone, I have a new commission for you to take a look at. I have actually had this guy for awhile, it was a free miniature a client got in his shipment of dwarfs and elfs that I had painted up months ago and he said, what the heck, why not paint this guy to. Paint 'em if you got 'em. Well I constantly faced a dilemma with this model, all I could picture when I looked at it was Santa Dwarf. Recently I got two new models from the same guy, a priest and a wizard (expect to see them on here at some point) and I told him about my dilemma. His answer, just go for it.

So I present to you Santa Dwarf.

Hope you like it. I decided to keep the paint job pretty straight forward to really emphasize the Santa-ness of him.

Comments and crit welcome,

Tyler M.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Vote 2012 (this message has been approved by Savage Orc Boss)

Quick post today, just wanted to let you guys know that you can go over to Cool Mini or Not and vote for my Savage Orc Boss. I'm having a hard time getting photos of this guy that I think do him justice. Hopefully whenever Games Workshop releases the rest of their Golden Demon coverage (soon I hope) they will have taken better pictures of him.

Vote here.

Tyler M.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


So today I worked on a few commissions and also meant to get some work done on my Death Guard army. The new edition of 40k as well as the new Chaos Codex looming on the horizon has motivated me to finish off the last 3 terminators I have had sitting around for close to 2 years now. I also have some traitor guard, a blight drone and about 15 more plague marines if I want them, although I already have 21 painted up for my army and those guys eat up a lot of points.

I had started work on my next Terminator when I saw this one plague marine painted up in pre-heresy colors sitting off to the side. Way back in 2009 when I restarted this army (my death guard date back to 2005ish but the current paint scheme started in '09) I painted up 2 test models. One in the traditional green that I went with and the other a dirty white. This was back before washes or foundation paints and I hadn't even heard of weathering powders yet. It ended up not looking very good plus my demons were already painted an off white color and I wanted some variety in my army's color scheme.

The other day I decided I was going to give the green and white scheme another shot just for fun and gave him a base of dheneb stone with a devlan mud wash and then set him aside to work on real projects. For some reason today the model called to me so I went about finishing it. I didn't even mean to base him or give him a backpack but ended up liking the model enough that I felt it warranted it.

This guy was quick and dirty and I really spent no time being precise on him at all, but I think it helped in the end. He is by no means display quality, but an army of these on the table top would look pretty intimidating in my opinion.
I decided against painting all of the trim green. I figured only the shoulder guards were green to start with and as they bolted on more decorative trim as they fell into chaos they wouldn't have bothered painting it. I feel like it kind of shows the original Death Guard colors slowly transitioning to what we now know in 40k.

I made heavy use of weathering powders and washes (either self made or out of the bottle). I gave him a snow base because it was quick, it easily covered up the previous base, and the pristine white of the snow contrasts nicely with his decrepit armor.

Let me know what you think. I don't have any future plans for this scheme, my Death Guard are sticking with their green and metal, although I am adding in some weathering powders to them as well.

Until next time, 
Tyler M.