Sunday, June 29, 2014

Build session June 28 2014

Hello All,

Well friends another build session has come and gone. This time the air was thick with mist of airbrushes. at one point we had 6 going at the same time. (I don't want that power bill...) It was a dig in and get it done kind of day.

I arrived early as I knew I was going to have to leave between 2 and 3 so I wanted to make sure I maximized my productivity. The wife dropped me off a little after 9

I was NOT the first one there... The head of operations with his family beat me in. Shortly after I arrived we set up the tents.
And then the Airbrush stations

These were a little later in the day but you get the idea.

From the start I focused on the Tundra pieces for Malifaux as I spent sooooo much time on the center pieces I want the rest of the table to look good too. I ran into a small problem. The base coats on the tundra terrain was primed a blue grey that looks neat but took several layers to make it look more white (like snow) I think they came out pretty good.
Near finished

2 or 3 coats in

The full set
There were enough folks there so that air brushing was not the only thing going on. There was a lot of Priming:

Ready for air brushing

And Finishing...

This stuff is looking good
Lunch was Chinese food Mmmmmm.

Sorry the food was gone faster than I could snap the photo
As a special treat John Stiening, one of the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation artists,  stopped by to show us the amazing Imperial Knight that is on the raffle block for 2014. This thing is so awesome! take a look.

WOW. Seriously if you have not bought some tickets for this WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU?! See the RGH real soon for more pictures of this rocking model.


One last thing check out what I found.

Remember this?

Check this out. It was real and at the north pole!

Weird huh?
Well that's it for now.
Till next time.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Build session June 14, 2014

Hello All,

Saturday The NOVA Open team held their most recent build session and for once I had to miss it. :(

I was going to write a short apology post when I got the following from our COO- THANKS!

“We had 4-5 airbrush stations doing 3 level highlighting ( all but one box of the 40k LOS got done, plan to flock at next build) or painting the cactus.  Two guys on spray cans doing the trees (all done and in storage), doing all the fantasy walls (done and in storage) , the Malifaux craters on the small MDF, then they stared the infinity pieces, both objective markers and building add on( still have to finish).  3-4 people were on the house painter, got the black and light grey/off light blue done.  I did remember after lunch to take pictures that I'll send in a little while so you can update your blog. “

It looks like TONS of stuff got done.

Here are the pictures to prove it (at Random)

Well that's all the time I have now.

Till Next time


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Build Session June 14 (next week.)

You want to come. You want to come.

 "Terrain is all built; Now it's all painting.
Airbrushes provided or bring your own.
Wear shorts; Bring paint remover!
Family is welcome by the pool.
Join them during lunch and after work is all done."
NOVA Open Staff Wrangler
Don't forget to register early for the best deals.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Malifaux Pools Part 6

Hello All ,

Here we are with the final installment of this series. I have finally finished these (I hope unique) creations and presented them to the board for approval. guess what? It was a hit! Anyway 3 of the 5 have been handed over to the team for storage and the remaining two are with me for touch ups.

The final colors added were:

Secret Weapon: Cool Grey
Secret Weapon: Sapphire
Secret Weapon: Fallout

The Cool Grey was used as an attempt shade the flex paste (Failed) The sapphire and fallout were used to tint the clear resin on three of the five.


For the snow I used a method taught to me by Mr. Justin from Secret Weapon Miniatures. Take standard scenery snow and mix it with Realistic Water this makes snow that looks properly wet even when dry. check it out-


Little details


I have been asked to put out a step by step guide on how these were made. I think I have enough pictures to make that happen so check back soon.
Till then

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Malifaux Pools 5

It's all in the details

Hello All,

A further update with a LOT of Progress.  The highlights on the pillars and the Zombies are done and I have started the Snow using a cool tutorial I found on the Woodland scenic web site.

Colors added this time:

Secret Weapon: Soft Black
Games Workshop: Reikland Flesh Shade
Games Workshop: Coelia Green Shade
Games Workshop: Asureman Blue (Old GW Paint line)
Games Workshop: Knaeloc Green (Old GW Paint line)
Games Workshop: Rotting Flesh (Old GW paint line)
Games Workshop: Khorne Red Base
Games Workshop: Wazdakka Red Layer
Games Workshop: Wild Rider Red Layer
Games Workshop: Enchanted Blue (Old GW Paint line)
Games Workshop: Rhinox Hide Base
Games Workshop: Mornfang Brown Base
Games Workshop: Averland Sunset
Games Workshop: XV-88
Games Workshop: Naggaroth Night
Games Workshop: Mephiston Red
Games Workshop: Deathclaw Brown
Games Workshop: Genestealer Purple
P3: Meredius Blue
Vallejo Game: Dead Flesh
Apple Barrel:  Granit Gray
Army Painter: Ash Grey
Army Painter: Strong Tone

The Pillars were given a dash of the same Grey used for the center stone work. This dusting was simple to do and added a lot of character to the pieces.

The Pillars were then lightly dry brushed with Ash Grey to bring out the details.

Next the Zombies were painted various colors to make them POP then washed with strong tone to bring out the details. Since these zombies will be trapped in the "Ice" I felt that no more detail was needed. Still the strong tone from Army Painter (The Wash not the dip) is like "liquid talent."

Lastly I started adding Flex Paste to the flat parts to make a base for the snow. This is straight from the video so I look forward to seeing this done.

I started the water effects on this one as a prototype

Well that's it for now.

Till next time