Monday, October 31, 2011

Cracked Desert Bases Using Crackle Paint

After seeing a great video making dry mud using some unobtainable material from the UK, I decided to give DecoArt Texture Crackle(brown), and Tim Holtze Distress Crackle Paint(Antique Linen). I am pretty pleased with how both materials worked. It did take all night for them to dry, and I have not figured out how to keep the chunks from falling off, but with the power of resin casting I can stand to ruin the master in order to make a better mold. One of the key advantages of this stuff is that in addition to looking realistic, it can be painted around embedded objects such as skeletons, rocks, or any other bit I might want to add to a base.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Warhammer World Tables

One of the great things about Warhammer World that I did not get to fully enjoy was the gaming area. Maybe next time I'll try to find a way to sneak a tiny army into my luggage, but given how irritating international travel is these days, probably not. The tables do beckon me. As you can see from the first photo, the room is packed with really good looking gaming tables, including some really nice Tau themed tables. I really wish I had the opportunity to game on tables this nice looking. GW store tables are nice, but fully themed tables with appropriate amounts of terrain, roads, rivers, and all manor of other cool scenic features really add a lot to the game. I imagine my Blood Angles would look pretty good on that snow blasted wasteland, or fighting through Osgiliath.

Now if I could only work up motivation to paint for the competition tomorrow. I might have to bow out. Jet lag is hitting pretty hard, and all I want to do is relax and watch the snow fall.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Images From Warhammer World

With a day to spare in the UK I found a way to get myself up to nottingham to visit the Warhammer Museum.   I'll have a separate post showing the wonderful themed tables, but I wanted to share my photos of all of the studio magic. I've poured over this stuff for years, so seeing it in person was really gratifying. I highly recommend the visit to anyone who has the chance. My only complaint was that I was really hoping to see more forgeworld stuff.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I'm going to warhammer world right now!!!!

I've always wanted to go, so this is really exciting. If you see two exhausted Americans wandering through in about an hour and a half say hi!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

How awesome is warhammer world?

I really need the intertubes help with this one. I am flying to London for business and wanted to know if warhammer world is worth the 2 hour train ride. Convince me!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Blood Angels Earn A Display Case

My parents are visiting us this week, in preparation for a family vacation. My father brought his new camera, that I am thrilled with. Maybe the Cannon DSLR is done. In any case, I haven't posted photos of my blood angels in their new IKEA display cases yet. There are numerous unpainted bits, but I am so thrilled with how the color was being captured by the camera that I wanted to share. I can't believe I painted most of those tanks and the storm raven(even less finished than the rest) for the NOVA open. I think I am still recharging my painting batteries.

I am definitely going to buy one of these once rush hour traffic is not a problem.

--Camera Bought --