Saturday, January 11, 2014

Wraith knight progress and mistakes

Here are some pics of the wraith knight. I like how he is coming along, and haven't worked on him for a while.

The sword shows a mistake that happened because I got impatient. I taped up half the sword, airbrushed it, and then let it sit for 15 minutes. Then I took the tape off, and taped off the other half of the sword, taping over the part I painted just 15 minutes earlier. After painting and removing the tape, you can see where the tape took some of the paint off. Should have waited 24 hours or so to ensure the paint had dried before taping over it. 

I have found that Elmer's white glue works wonders for the decal/transfers. I put down a mix of thinned down Elmer's in the spot where I wanted the transfer, soaked the transfer for 30 seconds, put the transfer in place with a paint brush, and then cover the transfer with Elmer's.  Then remove any extra water or Elmer's. The glue helps it stick and gets rid of any shininess and covers the edges of the transfer. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wraith Knight WIP

 So here is my latest project.  The wraith knight is magnetized at the arms, and has magnets for shoulder mounted weapons.  I also magnetized him at the waist and head for painting and travel.

He is mostly painted with the airbrush.  I wish i had taken more pics of him along the way.  After airbrushing brown over a cream undercoat, i did a heavy washe with seraphim sepia,   Drybrushed with the cream color, and then washed again with sepia.

I also wished I had left his weapons off his arms until after I had painted them with the airbrush.  I painted the arms to completion first, which meant I had to tape off the arms when I airbrushed them blue.  It wasn't the end of the world, but it would have been easier if they weren't glued together.

I still have a lot of painting to go, and work to do on the base.  Stay tuned.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Wraith blade progress

Here is a wraith blade that is almost done.  I drybrushed, and washed him, and have started the detail work. I like how he is coming out so far.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Wraithblade progress, and mistakes

Here are my wraithblades so far.  I have only airbrushed them.  I learned a few things, sometimes less is more, especially with an airbrush.  I tested too many colors on my wraithguard.  Also, airbrushing doesn't work as well on the smaller, all metal figures.  On my wraithlords, i painted them in parts, their main bodies, heads, and back sections were separate. Good thing too, I made a mess of the bodies trying to get them just right. It only got worse and worse.  The wraithlord bodies and old wraithguard will get another paint job.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Shrinky dink wraithone bases for wraithguard

I traced some cirlcles for the bases.  Then cut them into cool shapes, cooked the on the oven at 325 for 3 minutes.  Glued em down, and we got some wraithbone bases.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Apocalypse game

Here are some pics of the latest apoc game we played.  I had half my wolves in drop pods, and half in tanks or on thunderwolves.  The drop pod grey hunters got the most kills.  Great game.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Magnetized Wraithguard

So I won a local tourney with the new Eldar Codex, and won these beautiful wraithguard.  With all the options they came with, I couldn't just glue 'em together, so I started figuring out how to magnetize them.  I used 1/8" x 1/32" magnets from kj magnetics.  This shot has most of the important stuff in it.  The right arm you can see, has a magnet that I have trimmed to match the size of his wrist.  The magnet was just larger than his wrist, as you can see on his left arm.  I didn't drill into the arm, just glued the magnet right in top of the wrist.  After I started taking pics, I realized that his left sword arm doesn't need the magnet.  Just glue the left sword arm to the sword.  Or magnetize it for different poses, you don't have any other weapon to put in the left melee arm.

The other impotant thing on this photo is the small finishing nails i used for his hand.  You can see a full nail next to a nail that I have trimmed ready to insert into a drilled out wrist.  Use a nice, new, sharp micro drill bit, and drill by hand.  A dremel will destroy the hand in no time.  

Below you can see the wraithguard with a D scythe.  I just decided to put the head vanes and hip guards on with glue.  I like the look of them, and did't want to go crazy magnetizing every option.