2019/08/30

An Evening with the Falcon Brothers Band: 2nd Set

I finished 6 or so of the color sections on the Aeronef ships but I need to get going on the last bits of Eldar for the Epic World Tournament in Scotland next month. So orange is back on the painting pallet. I got the black undersides and cockpits done. Next up is the little bit of black trim on the top, the weapons and the orange treatment.


Epic Eldar Falcons

Epic Eldar Falcons Close-up

I'm not sure if I'll have time but I'd also like to get 3 Fire Prism turrets done for the army as well. We'll see.

2019/08/16

Flying Austro-Hugarian Colors

I didn't get much time to paint this past week so all I got done were the funnels and the white for the colors. I'm hoping to get to the red on them this weekend so I can start in on the last few turrets for the Epic tournament in Scotland next month.


Austro-Hungary Aeronef Fleet

Austro-Hungarian Huszár class Destroyer

Austro-Hungarian Budapest class Light Battleship

2019/08/02

Austro-Hungarian Vindow Vasher

I finished up the gun barrels and windows this week. Just the funnel, colors and touch ups left to go.


Austro-Hungary Aeronef Fleet

Austro-Hungary Aeronef Fleet

Austro-Hungary Aeronef Fleet

2019/07/19

More Poop Deck, More Swabbing

I've been slogging through the decking, nearly done with this batch just two more ships to go.


Austro-Hungary Aeronef Fleet


Budapest Class Light Battleship

2019/07/12

Swabbing the Austro-Hungarian Poop Deck

Work continues on the Aeronef. The decks got their base coat and wash, and I managed to paint the highlights on five of them.


Austro-Hungary Aeronef Fleet

Honved Class Rocket Nef

I also took one to completion, it got its funnel, turrets, windows and colors done up. Like I said before, I'm not looking to go overboard with these. Just a serviceable, table-top paint job.


Lussin Class Rocket Patrol Nef

2019/07/01

For the Glory of... Austro-Hungary?

I picked up some Austro-Hungarian Aeronef cheap at the start of the year on eBay. My buddy Matt and I intend on playing some games with them. He has, in fact, procured the age old enemies of the Austro-Hungarians, the Japanese. We're likely going to bash a few rule sets together into something that's quick and fun.


Austro-Hungarian Aeronef

Lussin class Rocket Patrol Nef

I've got a few more things left to build (battleships, fixed wings and a carrier) but this is the lion's share of them. Just a simple base, wash and drybrush. I've got a few details left to do but I don't think I'm going to go full orange Eldar on these.

2019/06/20

Falcons, Spears and Revenants, Oh My

I finished the first of the six Falcon turrets last Friday right before NEAT. The next six are going to be magnetised so I can swap them out for Fire Prism turrets (haven't started on those yet though).


Falcons

Falcons

Falcons

I also did some conversion work earlier this week on my Revenants. I did some leg swaps to add some pose variety and magnetized the weapons. I have some Vibrocannon arm conversions to work on and a bit of puttying to do before these see paint.


Revenants

Finally, I finished up the lances and gems on the Shining Spears last night, and put on their decals as well. They'll need a bit of touch up and bases edges before they get top coated.


Shining Spears

Shining Spears

2019/05/31

Shining Spears and Other Euphemisms

The Falcon turrets are nearly ready for paint, in the meantime I've been working on the Shining Spears. The white and blue is finished on these guys, just the metal, gems and decals left to go.


Shining Spears

Shining Spears

Shining Spears

Shining Spears

2019/05/10

Sunsetting the Sunblitz Brotherhood

I got the decals on the Sunblitz Brotherhood this week, and finished up the pennants as well. I'm not completely happy with them but my motivation to keep working on them is gone, so they're done. I hope to get them dullcoted and tufted this weekend, then it's on to the Falcon turrets.


Sunblitz Brotherhood Jetbikes

Sunblitz Brotherhood Jetbikes

Sunblitz Brotherhood Jetbikes

2019/04/25

Riding Wild with the Sunblitz Brotherhood

I haven't been painting as much lately, so these have taken much longer than I would have liked. They're basically ready for the decals at this point, so we'll see how long it takes me to get my act together on those. I was pretty happy with how the gem effect came out on the lance. Also, oddly, I used a light greenish khaki as a base for the lance haft and weapons but it definitely looks bone colored. It must be all the yellow.


Sunblitz Brotherhood Jetbikes

I am thinking the yellow banners are just too much yellow on them though. What I'll likely do is paint them red with a yellow Sunblitz symbol on them instead.


Sunblitz Brotherhood Jetbikes

Sunblitz Brotherhood Jetbikes

2019/03/06

It's Just Two Spinners Sharing the Night

I finished up the turrets on the Night Spinners last night. I ended up going with a magenta for the Doomweavers, and putting the glow more towards the middle/base. Annoyingly, I painted on my gloss coat which resulted in a yellow/brown tinge getting on them. I'm not sure if it was something in the brush or what but I have to clean up a few parts (it's most noticeable on the white highlights). I'll get to that in a bit and get some grass tufts on there as well, then I have to figure out Falcon turrets.


Night Spinners

Night Spinners

Night Spinners

2019/03/04

Doomweaver Color Testing

I took one of the turrets through to completion to see how I liked it. The Doomweaver was intended to be red that fades to bright orange, I'm not sure there's a whole lot a difference when compared to the hull orange though. Thoughts?


Night Spinner Doomweavers

Night Spinner Doomweavers

Night Spinner Doomweavers

2019/03/01

Spinners of the Night

The Wild Riders haven't been holding my attention so I switched gears and started on the Night Spinner turrets this past Tuesday. The cockpits and undersides are done while the orange got started. I've since finished that up and got the barrels glued on since this picture was taken.


Night Spinners

2019/02/11

TiRoBEx Terrain

Here's what I manage to finish up for TiRoBEx before CaptainCon. The ruins were fun, when I finally get around to the loads that I have for Epic I think I'll have a good process.


Ruins

Ruins

Ruins

Ruins

Ruins

Tiny Robots

Tiny Robots

2019/01/16

Tiny Robots, Big Explosions

New year, quick new tangent. I have had TiRoBEx for a while and have been meaning to paint something up for it to run at cons and in between games at our monthly game days. Toting around 40mm based models and enough terrain to fill a 4x4' seemed like a pain though, so I decided to halve all the measurements and templates. Handily, I've had some 2x2' mats from Adepticon that will work great, and plenty of Epic 40k ruins for terrain. For the miniatures I had these old Adeptus Titanicus robots and dreadnoughts so I went for this quick and dirty prismatic spray of a scheme.






I just need to paint the base edges and the rocks, then it's on to the ruins before CaptainCon.

2019/01/07

2018 Epic Restrospective

Aside from 18 Falcon hulls, this is what I managed to paint this past year Epic-wise.






Not a ton, but I had to remodel a bathroom, build a few Christmas presents, and I also built/re-based an Epic Squat army as well. Finishing the 18 Falcon hulls and the Wild Riders are at the top of my list for this year. After that, not sure. I could start on my Guardians or Aspect Warriors, paint some landsknechte for the store, or some Aeronef or Monsterpocalypse that I just picked up. We'll see.