Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 in The Eye of Error

With 2012 closing it's doors and 2013 opening them it's time to think about what my Hobby Wants and Hobby Goals for the new year.

Friday, December 21, 2012

2012, what a ride!

The apocalypse didn't happen today when the thirteenth b’ak’tun of the current age came to an end.
Nibiru decided not to impact earth from out of no where and the alien mothership never made contact and enslaved the human race; so now I can remember 2012 fondly without the threat of impeding doom!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Armorcast Cinematic Effects Contest Results

A few months ago I posted that I was entering 3 Dark Eldar Units into Armorcast's Cinematic Effects Contest… And I am very excited to say all 3 units placed in different categories!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dark Eldar Pain Engines

"Down from the skies it came, buzzing and clicking, a bristling profusion of antennae and a glinting carapace the color of dried blood. We thought we had more pressing concerns, for to repel a Commorrite invasion is to fight a hurricane of blades. Bolters spat fury. Then my brothers began to fall, soundlessly, to the ground. Brother-Captain Alkon was unresponsive. I wrenched off his helmet to find a wizened skull leering back. It was then the xenos attack doubled in its force…"

-Epistolary Thule of the Silver Skulls, Yria Massacre.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Dark Eldar Coven Warriors

I am truly disappointed that the cruel fate has placed us in this position, such that I really have no choice other than to unleash my warriors against your population centers. If only you would lay aside these foolish hopes of protecting your resources and return to your homes and families, much bloodshed and woe could be avoided.

- Comm recording discovered at the Delta 9 massacre

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Dark Eldar Archon / Sybarite Conversions

"I will never forget what I saw at Obsidian Station. The bones of five thousand brave men lay scattered about the winding corridors. Their blood was slick upon the walls and floors of the dormitories. Their innards were hung from control panels like grotesque decorations of some insane celebration. But not a single skull was to be found; taken as sick trophies by these despicable attackers."
-Inquisitor Absolvus

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dark Eldar Wracks

"My grounds. Where screams are flowers, and pain their fragrance."
-Haemonculus Gruemenael

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Chaos Conversion Contest From Standard Template Construct

Do you think this Heresy is going to spread itself? Do you think this Evil is going to Summon itself? Are you going to wait for approval from the Golden Throne? Didn't you hear that Abbadon Wants you!!! Do you like to pillage and crush loyalist marines? Do you spend your free time collecting skulls for the skull throne? Do you secretly surf the winds of change like they are web sites on the inter webs? Do you spread disease around your office whenever you get sick as pay back? Do you party in a manner that only Slaanesh and Charlie Sheen would approve of?

 If so we have the contest for you!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dark Eldar Coven Raider & Venoms

"Death? You want death? I'm afraid that would be far too boring."

-Lord Sarnak of the Kabal of the Black Heart

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Armorcast Cinematic Effects Contest Entries

Armorcast is having a contest for their Cinematic Effects range again this year. This gets me excited as I often use their cinematic effects in my miniatures, mainly in my Dark Eldar Models. I decided to reshoot a few minis and submit. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fall fires burning neath black twisted boughs… Sacrifice to above

"Spawned in the darkest pits of the universe, the piratical Eldar are a curse upon all races of the galaxy. For untold thousands of years they have preyed upon us, stealing forth from the shadows and dark places on their raids of terror and violence; massacring or capturing all whose paths they cross. That they are utterly evil and inhuman is without question."

High Lord Khouron - Imperial Commander of Astherax

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dark Eldar Coven Raider Conversion

"Why do we ride atop these elegant craft? The better to hear the screams of our prey as we ride them down, to savour the fear etched on their faces, to taste the tantalising tang of their blood in the air as an appetiser before the feast. But most of all we ride them so that the slaughter may begin as soon as possible."
-Dariaq Bladetongue of the Pierced Eye

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dark Eldar Mandrake Proxies Painted

"Spawned in the darkest pits of the universe, the piratical Eldar are a curse upon all races of the galaxy. For untold thousands of years they have preyed upon us, stealing forth from the shadows and dark places on their raids of terror and violence; massacring or capturing all whose paths they cross. That they are utterly evil and inhuman is without question."

High Lord Khouron - Imperial Commander of Astherax

Friday, August 31, 2012

Mariners Blight Deep Diver Dreadnought Painted

"When the stars were right, They could plunge from world to world through the sky; but when the stars were wrong, They could not live. But although They no longer lived, They would never really die."
-H.P. Lovecraft - Call of Cthulhu

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mariners Blight Defiler Azathoth Finished - 100th Post!

"There are horrors beyond horrors, and this was one of those nuclei of all dreamable hideousness which the cosmos saves to blast an accursed and unhappy few."
-H.P. Lovecraft - The Shunned House

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mariners Blight Vindicator

“As I shivered and brooded on the casting of that brain-blasting shadow, I knew that I had at last pried out one of earth's supreme horors-one of those nameless blights of outer voids whose faint demon scratchings we sometimes hear on the farthest rim of space, yet from which our own finite vision has given us a merciful immunity.” 
 -H.P. Lovecraft

Friday, August 24, 2012

Mariner Blight Predator

"Memories and possibilities are ever more hideous than realities."
-H.P. Lovecraft  -Herbert West : Re-Animator

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mariners Blight Rhinos

"I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness…"
-H.P. Lovecraft -From Beyond

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mariners Blight Deep Diver Terminators Painted

"We shall dive down through black abysses... and in that lair of the Deep Ones we shall dwell amidst wonder and glory forever." 
- H.P. Lovecraft

Monday, August 13, 2012

Lord Obeddon Marsh Finished

"There are horrors beyond life's edge that we do not suspect,
 and once in a while man's evil prying calls them just within our range."
-H.P. Lovecraft

Thursday, August 2, 2012

How to Airbrush Leathery Bat-Like Wings

For several Dark Eldar units I had to paint in a way I've never painted before; leathery bat-like wings. I didn't want to go the route I've been down before of a simple 2 tone drybrush and wash. I wanted something special, yet quick and effective. SO this is what I came up with.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mariners Blight Sneak Peek

Progress is fast and furious on Mariners Blight. Here's a sneak peek of several units I'm working on. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mariners Blight Daemon Prince K'thul-hu

Saving the best for last… Here's my rendition of Lovecrafts' Cthulhu; Mariners Blight Daemon Prince K'thul-hu!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mariners Blight Defiler Azathoth

This project has been a long time coming… One of the first models I conceived of for Mariners Blight finally become a reality. A mutated octopus , diver daemon engine of pure steampunk Lovecraftian evilness!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mariner's Blight Tanks!

Here's Several Tanks I've been working on for Mariner's Blight. All of them were OOP Space marine tanks that I upgraded with new Chaos tank parts and Baneblade engine exhausts.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mariners Blight EXTREME CORROSION Tutorial

I'm not dead! Just haven't been in the 40k mode for a few months. But I'm back to finish some Blight!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Other Blog...

I've recently been feeling an urge to go back to my modeling roots a bit. Maybe it was the recent move I did and seeing all the models I forgot about in storage.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Where I get Inspiration From...

Ahhhhhh Inspiration, you can be an elusive bitch sometimes…

The thing with trying to capture inspiration for a new 40k project is that one tends to "stay in the box" when searching for inspiration being that there is a  MASSIVE amount of reference to 40k and other wargames online. Want to make a new chaos army? Just search Chaos armies and get the ball rolling …But this gets stale so quickly…

GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE BOX. Here's 4 artists that might get the creative juices pumping.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Mariners Blight Lord Commander Obeddon Marsh

It's been a few weeks since I added anything for Mariners Blight. I moved my family to a new house in Dirty Jerz, 3x the size of what we lived in Philly. The same week I started a new higher paying job as a Design Director working from home and needless to say it's been hectic. The past few days things have settled down and I've had the chance to get creative (In a non-dayjob fashion) and here's the result.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mariners Blight Deep Diver Dreadnought

Here is one of the centerpieces for my Mariners Blight Army, a Contemptor Dreadnought modified to look like an oversized deep diver. I drew inspiration not only from actual 1800's diver outfits, but also from Big Daddy.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mariners Blight - A Maritime Inspired Lovecraftian Chaos Marine Army

This is a new army I've been working on in secret; Mariners Blight.

They are a maritime inspired Lovecraftian Chaos Marine Army combining inspiration from The Shadow over Innsmouth as well as the Cthulhu mythos with 1800's style diving suits and nautical details.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sculpting Octopus Like Tentacles

For one of my current projects I needed a few Octopus Like tentacles. I had previously sculpted tentacles for one of my Dark Eldar conversions using floral wire and green stuff so I decided to take it to the next level.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

242 for 242!

I hit 242 followers! Well that's pretty awesome and to celebrate here's an awesome Front 242 video! "We believe in...We believe in...the future of the Human Race..."

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Dark Eldar Batwing Scourges

Here is one of my newest units for the dark kin, a squad of all bat winged scourges.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Deux Razorwings!

Here's a Pair of Razorwings that I finished this weekend. I decided to go with a new scheme for the Cult of Red Death. I will be using this scheme again on 30+ Wyches I'm working on as well as a flock of reavers.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dark Eldar Mandrake Proxies

Considering that I'm burning through the DE Codex making almost every unit in there I decided it was time to branch out a bit and make some more custom units.