Friday, March 9, 2018

Converting and Painting a Howling Griffons Librarian Part 1

I really didn't want to pay for the Librarian, so I figured since I wasn't using the Ancient, I'd base the Libby conversion on him.  I cut the cape off the Gravis Captain and secured it to the Ancient:

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Painting Howling Griffons Part 5

I wanted some slate stone bases, but the ones I found online are too OTT for me, so I made these masters:

Friday, February 16, 2018

Painting Howling Griffons Part 4

Went with black glazed metallic silver for the trim and chest plate, as well as started with the joint seals and general cleanup.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Painting Howling Griffons Part 3

Made some decals, I found some excellent ones on bolterandchainsword, just mashed them together to make a single sheet for the laser printer

Monday, January 29, 2018

Painting Howling Griffins Part 2

After trying a few different methods, I settled on repriming the red quarters by hand, again using the VJ German red brown.  I use a chisel tip brush as it's easier to get straight lines. Two thin coats!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Painting Howling Griffins Part 1

Painting these guys is very much a shifting, fluid process.  It's taken me a while through trial and error to get to a point where I'm getting results without spending way too much time them.  The first squad worked out well, but war way too labor intensive, so I keep refining as I go to see how much i can simplify as still get consistency on the finished product.

For this first part I'll show how I got the yellows done.

 I used Vallejo German Red-Brown acrylic, thinned 3:1 with Flow-Aid and ran it through the airbrush. I completely covered the model as the whole thing needed a primer base. I didn't preprime with any enamel black or white.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Let's roll with Primaris Marines

Yes, it's been a long time.  That's life I suppose.  Anyhow, when GW released Primaris Marines along with 8th Ed, I took the opportunity to start up a new army project.  I've always wanted to do a vanilla marine army, but since I've already got Space Wolves the motivation wasn't really there.  Then Primaris Marines dropped.  I could get new sculpts, with fewer troops, and I could salvage vehicles from my abandoned 30K force.  But what chapter?  After I kicked around a few ideas, I went for broke:
Howling Griffons

Here's what I have so far: