Saturday, April 15, 2017

Misc: Diving into 3D

While working on the minis a several weeks back, I got some ideas on making a paint station. Trying to come up with some concept or test, I decided to turn to 3D design to get the right measurements needed for the whole project.

The prototype did not turned out well since the material it was intended to use was not strong enough to hold up (corrugated plastic board). This got me keen to try 3D something else just for the heck of it.

Some time later, I got myself to test out trying to remake myself the twin-linked autocannons for my dreadnought, based on my previous model.

Unfortunately, having just a 3D concept does not go far if you do not get it printed. A check in the web I got myself hooked up with a 3D printing community which offers their services. I decided to give it a try and was quite happy with the results. I will definitely make some modification on the prototype design and I probably create something new for possibly mass production.

The parts completed printing and delivered in around 3-4 days
Part comparison with the previous model
Printed arms on the model itself.
I have a few other parts being designed and we may just see them in production in the near future.

Oh yeah, before I forget, not exactly something I expected to be doing but this is a start of something new (at least HQ units primarily)

Monday, April 03, 2017

Warhammer 40K: WE BRING DEATH!!!

Finally got the pieces done. Well technically 2 more to go since I missed out one genestealer and have the CAT unit remaining to paint.

L to R: Bro Omnio, Brother Zael, Brother Goriel
Brother Denio, Sergeant Lorenzo, Brother Claudio
Dead Termie Marker
The whole team
Closer look of Brother Goriel
Brother Zael shoulder close up
Another project completed. Had a little disaster working with Brother Zael and Brother Omnio earlier where the varnishing left chalk like residue all over the model once the model dried. This probably caused from too much water added. Had to wash the entire model again with Nuln Oil before applying entire layer of highlight again over the model. Almost as if I used the paint and dunk method. Well, at least they turned out better.

For Brother Goriel, I decided to just go a little wild by adding Nurgle's Rot and Blood for the Blood God to the model since Goriel is the only model with serious battle damage on him.

Time to wrap up the Descent models.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Warhammer 40K: Space Hulk Returns!

This, by far, is the most delayed 40K project in my list of ongoing works. Beginning with acquiring the 4th release of Space Hulk board game in 2014, followed by the last work done in 2016, I'm glad that they are finally back on the desk.

Since having a permanent paint station to accelerate my paint jobs, I decided to take a short break from Descent 2 for a while. Actually, I have no idea how to paint the rest of my big monsters and decided to work on something else for a while. With that situation, the Space Hulk termies went to of the list (that or my replacement Dark Vengeance DA minis. Robotech is taking a longer hiatus)

L to R: Brother Noctis, Lexicanium Calistarius (or Mephiston). Brother Scipio
Brother Leon, Brother Valencio, Sergeant Gideon
Now looking at them, I think I will replace the base from Steel Legion Drab, which is my go to base colour, to their team colour for Death Angels. That should make things a little more interesting. One thing for sure is that I am 50% done with the termies!

Also, I actually did the Ettins for Descent 2 before I decided to put them on hold.

Here's to looking forward to completing 6 more termies and 1 genestealer (which I missed out XD)

And who knows, maybe the Lord of the Fallen might just make an appearance XD