Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Paint Yoshit Week 6 Update (Squaduary Week 2)

This one should be a quick little update as I'm just trucking along with Squaduary and mine and Brother Pink's Paint Yoshit Challenge. To review, here's where we are in my own Squaduary schedule:

Week 1: Assembly
Week 2: Priming and Airbrushing
Week 3: Clean up and details
Week 4: More final details and basing

Starting week 3! And, to be honest, I hoped to have more stuff finished airbrushing by now, but whatever.

Completed This Week:

I didn't finish painting anything this week as I'm aiming to polish off a bunch of stuff at the end of February.

In Progress:


That includes:

Friday, February 10, 2017

Japanese Folding Wargaming Board

Hi Everybody! Brother.P here, and for the past few months, whenever I found some free time, I'd have to choose between painting models or continue on this a game board I've been making in secret. For lack of a better name, it's called the 'Japanese Folding Wargaming Board'.

There is nothing inherently Japanese about my folding board design. I am not Japanese, nor am I trained as a Japanese Wood Worker. It was made in Japan, and I sourced all the materials from Japanese hardware/dollar stores. The biggest Japanese influence on the board is my small living space, and why it needed to fold.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Paint Yoshit Week 5 Update (Squaduary)

So, though I'm meant to be in a sporesacs-to-the-wall painting race with Brother Pink for our Paint Yoshit Challenge from January until the end of March, I took a break from painting this week to BUILD BUILD BUILD! I'm using Stepping Between Games' Squaduary challenge to get a PILE of stuff done for my Genestealer Cult build.

Squaduary sets a schedule for participants, which looks like this:

Week 1: Assembly: 1st – 7th
Taking them off the sprues or putting them on bases, what ever way you get them ready for paint.

Week 2: Basic painting: 8th – 14th
This is your basic coating and blocking in colours.

Week 3: Clean up and details: 15th – 21st
Cleaning up your colours and picking out all the bits to make the mini stand out.

Week 4: Basing: 22nd – 28th
Adding the base or just painting it up.

All that is meant to be for ONE squad. However, I'm a masochist, so I'm trying to stick to that schedule for as many infantry models as I can in one month.

As you can see from the date of this post, I'm already behind :P

My own version of the schedule looks like the following:

Week 1: Assembly
Week 2: Priming and Airbrushing
Week 3: Clean up and details
Week 4: More final details and basing

Completed This Week:

Nothing was painted this week, but I'll outline what I completed construction on below.

In Progress:

A PILE of infantry. See below.


So, though some of them were already built, this is what I built this week:

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Yoshit ain't getting painted: Update #2

Hi Everybody!

Brother P. and some of my models have actually gotten painted! I'm a couple weeks late with an update, though. After finishing the Daemonette, I started work on a techmarine, I made from a Deathwatch: Kill Team model, as well as a Diabolist, I made from a Betrayal at Calth Chaplain.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Paint Yoshit Week 4 Update

Whelp. That's January done, which means four weeks of mine and Brother Pink's Paint Yoshit Challenge have passed, and the amassed group above is all the progress I made in January. In that photo we have the Neophytes I completed in Week 1, the Acolytes that took until end of Week 3 (BLOODY. CHITIN.), and on the right the Enforcers I just polished off at the end of Week 4.

And, as we have yet to see a second update from Brother P., I may just be out to a phenomenal lead! I'll keep my tentacles crossed.

Completed This Week:

- 12 Genestealer Neophytes, which I'm calling Enforcers. Though it was a pain to paint inside the hoods once they'd been airbrushed, the fact that I airbrushed large swathes of these models made them pretty quick. However, I should have masked and airbrushed the black as well since line highlighting it was a pain and came out a bit rough on a couple of the dudes. Here are some individual shots of the squad.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Paint Yoshit Challenge: Week 3 Update

I have a little more progress to report this week, but I haven't been absolutely slaying this challenge as I'd expected to (apparently real life demands to be lived; who knew?). However, in my ridiculous way, I've taken up ANOTHER challenge to keep my hobby mojo running. More on that below...

Completed This Week:

- 6 Acolytes and 3 Neophytes! YEAH! They still need to be glued on to their pre-painted bases, but I was pretty happy to finish painting them last night!

Friday, January 20, 2017

How to Sculpt Miniatures 6: How to Sculpt Hoods

When posting photos on them online, someone requested I do a tutorial on how to sculpt hoods, so here it is: my long-delayed return to my How to Sculpt Miniatures series!

So remember these guys? They're my Genestealer Cult Enforcer squad, which is a fancy, made-up name for a bunch of hooded, shotgun-totting Neophyte who are meant to escort my cult's higher-ups into battle.

To make them stand out and seem covert and insidious, I wanted to give them hoods to match the hood I will eventually put on my Primus, based on this guy:
So, without further ado, I'll get into the materials, tools, and process you need to follow for sculpting your own hoods!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Paint Yoshit Challenge: Week 2 Update

Soooo, after feeling good about my first week of this challenge, which was bolstered by two solid days of work afforded by new years, I feel like this week's progress was more realistic.

Completed This Week:

Nothing :(

In Progress:

- The same 3 Neophytes and 6 Acolytes I started last week. I've resigned myself that I HATE EDGE HIGHLIGHTING CHINTIN! Clearly this is why I had such a long hiatus after painting Tyranids for so long. I am not looking forward to the fact that I still have 20-some Acolytes to paint for my army, all of them as chintinny as these bastards. That being said, I am pretty happy with the way the red accents and teal of their chintin is popping.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Genestealer Cult Enforcers - Omega Strain

Though I shared some shots of these guys as part of the Paint Yoshit Challenge, I love them so much that I think I need they need their own post. They've also been pretty popular on Twitter and Instagram, with a bunch of people saying they reminded them of House Delaque from back in Necromunda days.
These guys came out of a want to make some slick Neophytes that would stand out from the rank and file, whole serving as appropriate escorts for my Primus.

The unit type "Enforcer" is pure invention on my behalf, but it seemed appropriate

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Yoshit Ain't Getting Painted Week 1 Update

Hi everbody.

Brother.P here, and I'm an idiot. We're a week into the challenge that I proposed, and for the first five days I had nothing to show. Mr. Pink was kicking my ass without breaking a sweat.

He suggested we post an update after the first week and I wanted to reach across the world and smack him... instead I hit the paints.