26 September 2017

Dreadtober Returns!

Hey gang I'm going to try to participate in DreadTober again this year.  I did some ok progress last year but failed to complete my dread on time.  This year I'll be working on a Primaris Redemptor Dreadnought I picked up at WarGamesCon for a steal.  Head over to the DreadTober blog and follow along.




https://dreadtober.blogspot.com/


18 September 2017

He'Stan has a brand new ride!

So this year for my birthday I bought myself a small present for my Salamanders.   The Land Raider Achilles I've been drooling over for ages.  Spent some time the other day getting the kit together.  There are some minor issues with the build instructions that made a small headache getting the main body together but than things just fell into shape.




I've still got to puddy in some gaps and then its on to painting!!!!

07 August 2017

FIRE!!!!!!

Ya these guys are gonna be fun, I like the look and the stats look great.

I'm not wild about the hoses that connect the arms to the back sections but overall the suits look fun!

13 July 2017

Color Pallet Test

So threw some paint on one of the new Primaris Lieutenants for the Salamanders. Base color is Army Builder Greenskin, with a nuln wash. I will probably go back and highlight with the base color to lighten it up a bit. Over all I'm happy with the look. Photo isn't perfect as its off the phone, I'll get out the good gear for some final photos when things are done.

25 October 2016

Dreadtober week 4

Well best laid plans and all.  I did not complete the challenge
that was put forward but I did get paint on models which I haven't done in quite awhile.

I had some set backs that really set me back a week but really at the end of the day I just didn't put in the effort that I needed too. 

I did finally get all the dreads a base coat of green.  The issue is the newer batches of my green are a shade off and just a little duller green.  I was very disappointed in that.

I got more block work done on the primary Contemptor and his brother came in the mail week two.  He got his base coat with Brother Ashmantle and will be painted up as a twin of the first.


Brother Ashmantle has his base green, and I've started his gold super structure.  I was a bit worried it was too much when I started but I think once I get the ink on and get some details it will mellow out.

He will be mostly detail work to really highlight the model.




10 October 2016

Dreadtober week 1

Week one did not end so well.  Time issues kept me from getting any prime and base coats on the dreads.  As I had a free weekend this past weekend I looked forward to making a lot of progress.  Well that didn't go as planned.

The dreads and some other models sitting around got their black prime coat done with only a small airbrush issue.  That was fixed early Saturday morning with a friends advice who uses this same basing airbrush more often.  Base coats on we gave them some time to cure and fired up the new green.

Well that just sucked.  The paint came out with a consistency of water, making it next to impossible to get a good coat on the models.  Due to his smooth surfaces the contempotor finally took a solid coat after three passes.  He has now become the focus of my efforts for the time being.

I have two new bottles of paint on order and hopefully it was a bad mix.  We shall see when they get here later this week.






Brother Ashmantle did not fair so well, with his volume of detail and sharp edges the paint just rain off him or pooled in places that had to be caught quickly.  He's the one I really wanted to concentrate on this cycle as I've had him sitting around for quite awhile.

There is your update for week one, hopefully week two will be much more productive.  I still think I'm on a good track for the contemptor but  now a very tight track for Ashmantle.

09 October 2016

Dreadtober color tracker

Quick post that I can update keeping track of the colors used for Dreadtober and the new Salamanders color scheme.

Vallejo Black Surface Primer for Airbrush
Badger Minitaire Fresh Grass
Army Painter Warpaints Gun Metal
Army Painter Warpaints Army Green
Vallejo Model Color Panzer Series Hull Red
Citadel Base Warplock Bronze
Army Painter Warpaints Flat Black
Citadel Base Balthasar Gold
Army Painter Warpaints Greedy Gold