Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Progress Report I: October 2011

It's always nice to see what you have accomplished so far. So here goes, the progress for my Warmachine forces for October 2011:


  • Ol' Rowdy - Cygnar Character Heavy Warjack
  • Sword Knights - Unit Box
  • Major Markus "Siege" Brisbane - Cygnar Warcaster
  • Lieutenant Allister Caine - Cygnar Warcaster
  • Lancer - Cygnar Light Warjack


Work in Progress

  • Thunderhead - Cygnar Character Heavy Warjack
  • Reinholdt Gobber Speculator - Mercenaries Solo

Finished Miniatures

  • Commander Coleman Stryker - Cygnar Warcaster
  • The Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team - Cygnar Character Unit
  • Stormguard - Cygnar Unit
  • Hunter - Cygnar Light Warjack
  • Journeyman - Cygnar Solo
  • Charger - Cygnar Light Warjack
  • Cyclone - Cygnar Heavy Warjack
  • Defender / Triumph - Cygnar Heavy / Character Warjack
  • Squire - Cygnar Solo

Saturday, October 15, 2011

From Zero to Hero VIII: Defender / Triumph - Cygnar Heavy / Character Warjack

Hey all,

in this tutorial, I will take you through how I painted my magnetized Defender / Triumph Warjack.  Special techniques I used where pre-shading, OSL and weathering.

I started priming the model with my airbrush with Vallejos Polyurethane Acrylic Grey Primer. After this was dry, I started pre-shading the whole model, using black in all the recesses and white on all the high spots. After the mini was shaded, I applied thin and even layers of my main color, Hawk Turquoise, making sure that the shadows and highlights would still be visible. The end result was a nice and even basecoat with clearly defined but soft shadows and highlights.

You have to be careful after applying your color with an airbrush, as the coat is very thin and delicate. For protection, I sprayed the whole mini with gloss varnish.

I then added Ivory on some armor plates of the mini, to tie it in with the rest of my Cygnar forces.

Preshading all done

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tools of the Trade VI: Weathering Powders and how to use them

Hey you guys,

I recently have gotten some weathering powders for my minis and wanted to share how I use them. They can add a lot to your mini and you don't need much to try them out. There are many different brands of pigments on the market, but they all can be used the same way. All you need are the pigments and something to fix them with.