Thursday, September 29, 2011

From Zero to Hero VII: The Hunter - Cygnar Light Warjack

Hey guys,

I finally came around to paint my Hunter Light Warjack - which build I detailed in one of my earlier posts. I started as usual, priming the model grey with my airbrush. and Vallejos Polyurethane Acrylic Grey Primer.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Tools of the Trade V: Vallejos Liquid Gold

Hey you guys,

in one of my recent orders I got some of the Liquid Gold colors by Vallejo and I wanted to share my impressions of them with you.
Liquid Gold :-)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

From Zero to Hero VI: The Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team - Cygnar Character Unit

Hey guys,

this time, I will cover painting the three minis from the Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team. The build of these guys - or their captain to be exact, as the others are both one-piece casts - is very fiddly. Probably the most delicate figure I put together yet. Especially the gun wielding arm was a nightmare. Only with a bit of green stuff did I get the right hold.

The figures themselves have a lot of detail which is both a good and a bad thing. Each figure is fun to paint, but the details do stack up over time. To avoid the dreaded painters burn-out, I always did one of them, then another project, then another of these guys.

Monday, September 12, 2011

From Zero to Hero V: Charger - Cygnar Light Warjack

Hey guys!

Today, I want to talk you through painting the Cygnar Battle Box Charger Light Warjack. For this one, I first cleaned, washed and assembled the model.

As I wanted to experiment with my airbrush a bit, I wanted to try something new with this jack: pre-shading.

I first saw this technique on a tank tutorial over on BuyPainteds youtube channel and wanted to adapt the technique for my jack.

I primed the model grey and uses my airbrush to spray black into all the recesses. When this was done, I used white to set my highlights on all the raised areas, watching out not to lighten the already finished shadows.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

From Zero to Hero IV: Commander Coleman Stryker - Cygnar Warcaster

Hey All,

it took a while, but I've finished my first ever Warcaster a few days back - Commander Coleman Stryker from the Cygnar plastic Battle Box. I took my time with this one to do him justice, and also tried out some things with him. First off, I primed and painted before assembly, as the figure has some nooks and crannies that are awfully hard to get to when assembled. I must apologize for the lack of pictures in this one, as my camera had a slight snafu and ate some of my WIP shots.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Prep before Painting III: Pinning a Thunderhead Character Heavy Warjack

Hey guys,

today I want to walk you through how to pin a Thunderhead Character Heavy Warjack. I would highly recommend this method, if you're planning to play this piece. Every sort of heavy use will take its toll on the model if you're not careful during assembly - the model itself clocks in at about 185 grams of weight - don't underestimate it, it's a real beast. On the upside, I think this is one of the, if not the, most awesome figure I ever put together. The detail is stunning and the pose is really dynamic and looks great.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Christmas came early II: My order from

Hey all,

after some major uncertainty of where my order is and what really happened, it finally arrived yesterday.