Posts Tagged ‘sisters of battle’

Resource List Update

Posted: November 4, 2010 in Commisison Painter, Commission Painting, Fantasy Flight, Games Workshop, Gaming, Gaming, How To, Malifaux, Miniature Gaming, painting, Privateer Press, Removing paint, Resource List, Space Hulk, Stripping miniatures, True Scale Space Marine, Uncategorized, Warhammer, warhammer 40, warhammer 40k, Wyrd Miniatures
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The following categories got an update today:

– Basing Material and tools
– Custom Tokens and Unit Markers, Ready Made Terrain
– Ready Made Bases

More updates to come!

New Categories added as well, Magnetic Base Suppliers, Basing Material Suppliers, and Custom Tokens, Unit Markers, and Ready Made Terrain.

Resources Added to

Non GW Bits

Miniature Sculptors

Ready Made Bases

Magnetic Bases

Basing Materials and Tools

Custom Tokens and Unit Markers, Ready Made Terrain

Link to full resource list: http://redstickstudio.weebly.com/resources.html

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These were from a bit of research I did, trying to recall some of the sources I’ve utilized before, or looked up for inspiration.

I’ve got more resources that will be added to it soon, if you have anything you’d like to have me add, please EMAIL it to me at redstickstudio@gmail.com.

In the mean time

Posted: October 17, 2010 in Games Workshop, Gaming, Miniature Gaming, Uncategorized, Warhammer, warhammer 40, warhammer 40k
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Enjoy this link from the Ultramarine movie, the building of the bolt pistol.. .I am SOOO seriously thinking about making it! Looks fun!

Ultra Marine Bolt Pistol Build, Volpin Props

Resource List

Posted: October 8, 2010 in Commisison Painter, Commission Painting, Games Workshop, Gaming, Gaming, How To, Malifaux, Miniature Gaming, painting, Privateer Press, Removing paint, Stripping miniatures, True Scale Space Marine, Uncategorized, Warhammer, warhammer 40, warhammer 40k, Wyrd Miniatures
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I decided to start compiling a resource list to help me with my commission work. I realized after a bit, that I did a lot of frustrating searching, looking for a particular GW bit (I don’t like to purchase the whole box for one single bit, unless it’s less expensive to do so), or trying to find someone that made a specific part I needed for a model. I have sooo many different sources I use for inspiration, parts, and resources, and I wanted to share my list in hopes it might inspire some creativity 🙂

Enjoy 🙂

If you’ve got someone to add, send me a message. I’ll keep updating it periodically, and may even incorporate the list into my website as well. Just send me a message with the Name of Person/Store, Website, and a small review (ie. what they have, if you’ve used it, and the quality of their parts) I’ll try to work my way through, site by site, order something from them (if I haven’t already) and give an objective review of it. I’ll also credit anyone at the bottom who sends in ideas that I add to the list.

Resource List Link

If you choose to publish this list elsewhere all I ask is to please credit myself, and/or my website (www.redstickstudio.weebly.com).

Legal Disclaimer for the list: References to these websites are for identification and reference purpose only.  All rights reserved to their respective owners, and no challenge to their status is intended. If someone who owns any of the above websites wishes me to remove their information, please email me at redstickstudio@gmail.com, and I will update it immediately.

Thanks to:

Crevab, for suggesting Black Dagger Games, ebay bits seller.

Lane, for suggesing Dragon Forge (http://www.dragonforge.com/)

The Bitz Barn, for suggesting The Bitz Barn (http://www.bitzbarn.com)

For the Baton Rouge Locals

Posted: September 28, 2010 in Commisison Painter, Commission Painting, Games Workshop, Gaming, Gaming, How To, Malifaux, Miniature Gaming, painting, Privateer Press, Removing paint, Space Hulk, Stripping miniatures, True Scale Space Marine, Uncategorized, Warhammer, warhammer 40, warhammer 40k, Wyrd Miniatures
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Had some fun over the weekend. Got a little bit of painting done, and spent the majority of Sunday being photographed doing so! Baton Rouge’s 225 magazine (www.225batonrouge.com) had a photographer come in to the game store to get pictures for an article they are writing on different aspects of painting (instead of the usual portrait painters, water colour painting…etc, they wanted to do something totally different) It was a lot of fun, and their photographer was a great guy! I was told it’s for the December issue, and possibly a second article in the future!!

Hard at Work

Posted: September 25, 2010 in Commisison Painter, Commission Painting, Fantasy Flight, Games Workshop, Gaming, Gaming, How To, Malifaux, Miniature Gaming, painting, Privateer Press, Removing paint, Space Hulk, Stripping miniatures, True Scale Space Marine, Uncategorized, Warhammer, warhammer 40, warhammer 40k, Wyrd Miniatures
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The past couple of days have been so-so for productivity. I have done a lot of small work lately, on the commission true scale marines (Black Templar Marshal and Emperor’s Champion) that I am working on this week. I think I’ve even got all the sculpting finished, other than making two backpacks, oh wait, and there’s that pesky pointing right hand…it’s gonna be cool! I’ll get pics of it either after it’s sculpted or once it’s painted.

Worked out the character sheet for my Deathwatch RPG character. I am choosing a librarian for my primary character (Iron Snakes Chapter, using the Storm Wardens) and my secondary is going to be a Devastator Marine, although unsure of chapter. Thinking currently about Ultramarine due to their options.

Played a couple of games of Death Angel, the new card version of Space Hulk from Fantasy Flight Games. After getting through the rules (which I have to say are AMAZING! They answered every question that came up with the guys I tried it out with) it’s a very simple, fun game. Once you go through it a couple of times, it can be a very fast paced game too. Bit pricier than I expected (24.99), but I believe it’s worth it.

Also managed to get my actual model to represent my Deathwatch character almost entirely finished. All thats left is the sculpting of the snake hood. Seems fairly straightforward too, just have to get time to do it when I am NOT in a vibrating truck and have to worry about putting an eye out with a sculpting tool. I used the metal librarian model, turning the staff into a spear (rather easily!) with a few loose bits. Gave him a plastic bolt pistol left arm and a DW shoulderpad…voila! Looking forward to painting him, as well as the two true scale marines too (hey, I’m in the mood to paint black, and…the two marines are Templars, go figure lol)

On the boards:
a few more True Scale Marines, including a Salamander, Blood Raven, and a couple more (Chapters undecided yet)

I had a set of the Assault on Black Reach Marines lying around (as well as an old, old rhino and an ancient chaplain in power armour.  Also decided that I didn’t really want the missile launcher across the chest, so I modified a few old parts that I found lying about and made the one you see in the pictures) and decided to give Lamenter’s guide for painting yellow a try (Found Here: http://masteroftheforge.com/2010/08/08/tutorial-painting-yellow-armour/). I have to say I loved his idea of it being just that simple. Mine varied slightly, but I love the final colour it came out with. Only problem I had was replicating the percentage that I thinned down the Ogre Flesh Wash, but once that got situated, it was great!

Basic Scheme was:

Codes for the Paint: P3= Privateer Press P3 Hobby Product, GW= Games Workshop Product
– Prime White (Tamiya Superfine Primer)

– Brush coat of Cygnar Yellow (P3) onto them (I just did the whole mini for the most part) and let dry for an hour. I didn’t go heavy, but loved the way that particular yellow went on.

– Tested the wash directly out of the pot on a small spot, and didn’t like the colour. Thinned down the wash with Mixing Medium (P3) and was pleased with the results. I am not 100% sure of exact percentages, as I didn’t measure, but I am thinking it’s around 75-85% Wash and 25-15% Mixing Medium, respectively.

– Liberally brushed this on, trying to make sure there weren’t any drip spots or pooling areas across the models, as well as not missing spots when bubbles formed. Have to say with a tank, this is really, really hard to accomplish without missing some little spot. I have used washes on tanks several times and have gotten beautiful results, but it’s exceedingly difficult (Space Wolves Forgeworld Land Raider, 2 Rhinos, 2 Razorbacks and a FW Whirlwind, and my Deathwing Quarter-Colour panel paint scheme on the Land Raiders, black and bone)

**Make sure once you put the wash on you draw your brush across and carefully remove puddles as quickly as possible, to prevent large discoloured areas that are difficult to repair with painting over it.

– Let wash dry, approximately 2-3 hours on regular model, and upwards of 12-14 hours for a large tank or dreadnought (to be on the safe side with all the small cracks and crevices they have) Any spots you see circled in blue on mini pictures are spots that have to be fixed due to puddling/pooling or wash didn’t get to that spot.

– I chose to block in all the spots that aren’t yellow with black, so I could get a better idea of the armour colour once finished. This started on the dreadnought, as well, it’s going to be metal and yellow, and I like to do metals over either brown or black.

– Red trim goes along with for my paint scheme (Imperial Fists). I haven’t finished any one model entirely yet, with all the highlights, as much as blocked in all the colours so I could get an idea of how the final product was going to look, and get a realistic time frame for completion of what models I have started with.

*Note: in all the images you’ll see that they don’t have backpacks or the front pieces of the arms yet. I am drilling the guns out, and wanted to do those pieces separate, so I can get the red on the chest without worrying about getting red on the yellow hands by accident. I am planning on freehanding all the detail on the tank and Dreadnought, rather than use transfers or order the FW symbols. I actually considered ordering them as there’s new Red Scorpion models and the new Imperial Armour Book coming out next month, but to be honest, I find them lacking, plus it gives me a chance to freehand.

A few more shots of the marines after the wash has dried:

Their Chaplain in Power Armour in progress:

At this point the plan to finish them following the paint scheme in GW’s How to Paint Space Marines is:

Red (Chest Eagle, Shoulder Pad Edges): Skorne Red (P3) with Khador Red Highlight (P3)

Metals: Dark Steel (Haven’t finalized what one yet), with Armour Wash (P3) and highlights

Tactical Arrow: Black w/ edge highlighting.

Pouches/Holsters/Leather like accessories: Just a random brown with a wash of Badab Black (GW) or Devlan Mud (GW) highlighted with base colour.

Bases: Haven’t finalized that one yet. Thinking possibly red desert to highlight the yellow, or cobblestone with black rims.  Any thoughts?

Chaplain:

Black armour, highlighted with grey.

Crozius: Possibly copper or bronze with a Badab Black (GW) or Armour Wash (P3).

Power Fist: Maybe Chevrons of yellow and black.  Also considering leaving it entirely black and do an energy field on it in blue.

Shoulder Pad and Knee Pad: Finished the same way as the rest of the marines, to tie him in.

Helmet: Possibly doing the skull portion in Menoth White Highlight (P3) highlighted to white.
Hope this helps those who are thinking about trying yellow.  I have found it a suprisingly fun colour to work with and am looking forward to getting these done just to see the final product.