Thursday, September 28, 2006


Yes, now with pictures!

I hate to tease you all, but blogger has been acting funny and I have to get back to work. Here is another work in progess showing a little of my my new gold formula on the helmet:

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

A New Way to Paint Gold

I've struggled a lot with how to paint gold. Since my sons have a lot of gold parts and they'll tend to attract attention (Oooh shiny objects...) I've really thought about this.

Usually, the GW tutorials say to paint with shining gold, then shade with flesh wash and highlight with progressive layers of Shining Gold mixed with Mithriel Silver. I tried this and hated the way it looked.

I was looking through the 2005 complete catalogue this weekend and I came across a gold formula meant for Tomb Kings. It goes something like this:
Base of 3:1 mix of Vermin Brown and Shining Gold
Vermin Brown wash
Highlight of 1:1 mix of Vermin Brown and Shining Gold
Highlight of Shining Gold

From what the pictures looked like this is a more subdued gold. Obviously, real gold can't be tarnished, but if it could be, that's kinda what it looks like. Think of gold with a layer of dust.

I tested this mix last night and it looked pretty good.

Now I have to figure how to paint those Horrors!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

A Friendly Trip to the Dungeon

Last Friday I took a trip to the Dungeon in Burbank to catch up with my friend, Art and get some 40K in. Of course, my Thousand Sons aren't ready, so I lugged my Space Wolves. I decide before that I should try a list without vehicles since everyone keeps telling me that rhinos are so 4th edition. Also, I figured this would help prepare me for using a slow moving army. I told Art this and he said, "Really? I'm playing my armored company." That's right, four Leman Russ Tanks, a Chimera, and three sentinels against my foot-slogging space wolves. It wasn't a complete slaughter, but it was pretty bad.

I also took advantage of the sale that they are having at the Dungeon. 20% off all GW product. I bought Cities of Death. There are some other sales too, but nothing I really care about. If this sounds like a ad, oh well. I like the Dungeon and I'd like to see them do well. So if you are in Burbank stop by The Dungeon at 5618 W. 79th St. to take advantage of the sale.

They also have gaming tables:

*Thanks to Felix for the picture.

Friday, September 08, 2006

To Start off, here is a picture of my desk. It seems a lot of other painting blogs I've read have pictures of the person's desk, so here you go. I try to make an effort to keep my desk clean. It make things a lot more productive for me. I sometimes let it get a little messy and that usually causes my productivity to plummet. Plus I have a pact with my Girlfriend that I wouldn't let my Desk get messy.

Anyway, I've been hesitant to write anything here since I think I've come to the point where I need to show how my painting is going rather than just write about it. I was going to put up a post that only said, "This Blog is On Hiatus!!" That still might happen.

I picked up the newest White Dwarf. Not a particularly good issue, but right on page 25 there is a close-up photo of some Tzeentch demons. It's a spread about the new Warhammer and the picture is a battle between Chaos and the Empire. The horrors and flamers are in the foreground. This is useful to me since I'm about to start painting a bunch of demons and the reference photos help. Another cool part of this issue is the section of photos of Golden Demon winners from all over the world. There is this awesome picture of a pre-Heresy Ahriman.

That's about it for now. I've dumped my Lost and the Damned Army idea; I'll be going pure sons. More on that later.