Saturday, January 28, 2012

Another Black Library giveaway!

As mentioned before, I have a good collection of black library novels and I don't intend on reading them again, so off to my followers they go! So, if you want a chance to win a black library novel all you need to do is follow my blog and your in the running. Next giveaway will be when I get 55 followers, so start following today for your chance. 
But for todays giveaway, we have a winner:
Elbrun 

He Blogs at - http://paintingsanctuary.blogspot.com/ 
Check it out

Ill be contacting Elbrun on his selection, so good luck in the next giveaway. My next post will be on my recently finished Thunder Wolf Cav Lord. 
 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Space Wolf Terminator Lord

Well, I'm beginning to experiment a little more with the airbrush, and I'm liking the results. I painted the Wolf Lord using my standard space wolf painting method, however added a splash of bleach bone from overhead to add an additional light source element. Where I really began to explore with the airbrush with the claws. The effect I was going after was to show the claws were radiating an energy from the claws.


I dont really have a use for this in any of my list, so I may try and sell on eBay in the near future, but for now I figure he will hand out on the shelf... 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Space Wolves Objective Markers


Its been a busy weekend here at Legion 9 Studios. Ive gotten a lot of painting completed, and will continue to share that over the next few weeks. Additionally, Ive modified my home base some with new pages! Theres more to come here over the next few weeks to. However, for what you all really care about, my new space wolves objective markes, complements of Warmachine/Hordes shifting stones. They become both my wolf objective markers and my Chooser of the Slain marker for my Wolf Rune Priest (on a smaller base). Each pack comes with three Stones, and Ive painted each one different to make each a little unique. Well folks, keep tuned for more changes on the way. Thanks

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Obliterator Update and Gloss Varnish


Not going to be a long post, but I wanted to show off my completed obliterator. If you'll notice, its going to look a little shinier than any of my other models. I decided to use Vallejos Model Air Gloss Varnish finish on it (though, perhaps I sprayed it on a little thicker than I should have with the airbrush). I also noticed that I lost some of my liquid green stuff I used as gap filler when I stripped the model a few times... Oh well. If your looking to add that shiny look to your model, take note, it will turn like this.



Lastly, im looking to do some light commission work, and will do it relatively cheap. If your interested in having me do some armor work (a few tanks, transports, etc) or a battleforce size army (750 points or so), let me know. Thanks!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Review - Cool Mini or Not 10$ Painting Guide

Yesterday I purchased the digital copy of the Cool Mini or Not Ultimate Miniature painting guide for a solid 9.99, and I must say Im pleased with the purchase. So, to begin, I consider myself a high end table top painter, perhaps a 8.5 out of 10 for high end table top painting (where as Ive always classified skill as basic, table top, high end table top, and pro (golden daemon)). So, take this review with that perspective in mind.



Coming in at 400 pages, this guide contains a lot of tutorials from painting, model preparation, molding/sculpting, and model photography. Lets focus on just the painting tutorials however. While I did not find every tutorial useful, I would say a majority of the tutorials were solid. Ive never gotten into non-metalic metalic painting before, and this guide has a great how to on that. If I hadnt already developed my own method of painting flesh or rust, there are tutorials on that which I would have adopted as my own as well... In comparison to the Imperial Armour masterclass book, this book is actually more useful to painting armies as a whole, since its primary focus is on infantry rather than armor.

At $10, one cant go wrong with this painting guide. I would recommend it for anyone who has a painting skill equivalent or less to mine. If your an even stronger painter than me, well your going to be limited in what you take away from this, but I figured you suspected that anyways. I wish I would have had this guide when I first began painting, as it would have saved a lot of frustration. This would have taken a year off trial and error painting in my experience (I just finished up year 3 of model painting).

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Nurlge Painting - Obliterator

Well, I took my first step into the foray of chaos! While I always wanted my second army (after the wolves) to be Orks, I just couldn't succumb to painting 125 models. So it was between doing a Crimson First army and the Death Guard, and being a wolves player I needed to tap into my dark side even more. So, nurgle it is...


Here was my first attempt at painting my first lil nurgling:


 Unfortunately, I wasn't liking where it was heading, so i stripped it and started again. This time I began with a bleached bone bone atop the black primer.