Later this year I’ll be one-half of the teaching team of an airbrushing class devoted to painting wargaming miniatures, at Barwell Body Works near Leicester, England.
Steve, the owner of the car auto-body shop, is a vastly experienced airbrusher and together with Ashley, another highly skilled artist he works with, organizes airbrushes classes throughout the year, including beginner’s courses and specific classes about painting animals, portraits and other subjects.
I’m excited about it and a little scared/apprehensive (because I’ll be getting paid for this and people will be expecting to learn stuff they haven’t done before), but it’ll be a pretty cool experience no matter what. I’m not expecting any problems though – I think the biggest thing will be trying to show people how to do various things on their models when they’ll be using sample models that they probably won’t have in their armies. It’ll still be good, though, and it’s definitely encouragement to keep me practicing in the months leading up to November! I do try to use my airbrush at least a couple of times a week, minimum, just so I don’t lose the ‘feel’ of using it.
If anyone is interested in the class, it’s scheduled for the 23rd of November (click here for details).
Recently painted up the 20 Chaos Marines in my army’s colors – completely skipping the pile of models waiting to be done! I decided to take pictures of them step-by-step. Unfortunately I was so enthusiastic about painting them up finally that I completely skipped taking off the mold lines and drilling out the barrels, but since these guys are rank-and-file types I decided ‘what the hell’ and just carried on. So here’s what I ended up with:
This is my first actual completed Cryx model – the starter set is nearly complete but I have to magnetize the heavy Bonejack and finish basing everything else.
So, first real post finally: Here’s a squad of 40K Dark Vengeance starter set Terminators I converted to be Chaos Space Marine Nurgle Terminators. I didn’t change the weapons, just added the bloated bellies, horns, blisters and such, and used a razor saw to cut the arms off of some of the figures just to make them easier to pack away when needed.
The finished product:
With a bunch of projects on the go and many completed, I figured it was time to split off from the Hammertime40K blog and start one up that is just about the 40K and gaming stuff I’m painting. I’ve got a lot of 40K projects planned, from terrain to small armies, plus there’s a ton of the Reaper Bones Kickstarter stuff that I should be receiving any day, and I don’t want to put every single picture I post on the Hammertime40K site, just preview pics and if anyone wants they can click through to this site for more.
So, here it is! Took me a couple of minutes to think of the blog title 😛