Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Hot Rod Trukk 2 Painting complete

Plink, plink, plink away.  I'm loving the airbrush!  I now own 3!  Once I get the trukks done I'll start basecoating the boys that ride in'em.  I'm so excited for the new Ork Codex I'm about to wet myself.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Medium Scrap Tank Kit Sold Out Mini-Starter

We have 2 1  0 Medium Scrap Tank available for prerelease sale.  Great for a WW2 themed Orc army. Interested? Buy today!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hot Rod Trukk 1 Painting complete

I know this is a conversion blog, but I figured I should show the first finished piece for my Evil Sunz.  Vroom!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Fanboy paints! Painting thoughts and musings.

Yup, it can happen.  I haven't really painted in years.  Back in the day I was a solid painter, held my own so to speak. When I was able to start hobbying again I was rather intimidated by the level of painting we see today.  After procrastinating about it I decided to start slapping some color on stuff.  This time around, based on discussions with friends I decided it was time to up my game with an airbrush.  I dove into videos and other resources and started to practice and experiment.  I figure I'd share some of the things I've found out so far.

I use Photoshop and it occurred to me that I may be able to do all the tonality prior to applying the red.  Red and yellow tend to be somewhat translucent, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Update: If you poke around on Youtube you'll find this technique in more detail.  I guess I'm behind the curve.

I started with the overall shading and highlighting.  I worked up from black, light grey for the midtones, pure white for the highlights.