Painting Hotrod Flame Designs

Painting freehand is a great way of adding some character to open spaces on minis. There are a lot of different and specific ways to paint freehand on a mini, so today I want to talk about painting hot-rod flames. The first step is to get the outline of the flames right. I usually start ...

Ogryns

One of the things that I like painting the most are faces. I’ve already done a couple posts about painting human faces (separate ones for male faces or female ones and a third one just about eyes). A lot of those techniques apply to fantasy and science fiction races also (and many can be applied ...

As I mentioned before, I recently finished a commission for some Salamanders. I actually did two Land Raider Redeemers for the project- and I did my best to make them both match and each be unique. The freehand especially is quite a bit different between the two. But anyway, here are some pictures: Contact us ...

I recently finished a commission for a full force of Salamander Space Marines, and I ended up with enough photos to start new Salamanders gallery. First, though, I wanted to post just one of the land raiders- with a lot of close up shots. There was a good amount of free-hand and hazard striping that ...

Due to some popular demand, I have taken a photo of the free hand work I did on the Librarian’s shoulder pad. I thought that a female angelic figure would work pretty well as a Blood Angel decoration. Overall, the design was inspired by some freehand work Jen Haley did on a shoulder pad for ...

Space Hulk Librarian 1

Here’s something I finished recently: the librarian from Space Hulk. I’ve painted a few sets of Space Hulk minis, and eventually got my own copy of the game. By the way, the game is actually a little better than I remember it from way back when. The new edition is pretty much the original game ...

Bright Colors on Imperial Guard

I’ve been doing some imperial guard commissions lately- a lot of them are for a Praetorian force. The strange thing about the Praetorian and Mordian regiments is that they don’t look like other Imperial Guardsmen at all. Rather than wear the drab colors and camo patterns- inspired largely uniforms from both world wars and Rambo ...

Green and Khaki dwarves

I very recently got do to a commission for a small Warmachine force for the dwarves. I’m always delighted to do some dwarves, as they were my first Warmachine force and they’re always rather nice. The interesting challenge for these was in the color scheme. I did a two main color pallet- but I painted ...

Wereshark 2

There’s a certain amount of craziness that you can normally expect in miniatures painting. I mean, I’ve painted up a gnomish bard to look like Willie Nelson for a Texan player. However, I don’t think I’ve ever come across a mini that is just so uniquely crazy as Jason Wiebe’s Wereshark (produced by Reaper). The ...

Salamanders Forgefather Vulkan He’Stan

I recently finished a commission for Vulkan He’stan, Forgefather of the Salamanders. I’ve been rather fond of him altogether- both since he’s an excellently detailed and characterful mini (especially as a marine wearing a helmet) and he’s exquisitely detailed and ornate as any chapter master ought to be. Well, a mini like this fits much ...