Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Your Weekly Nerdery

So this unrepentantly shitty looking little fellow represents my first attempt at painting a Warhammer 40K miniature. Egad, I suck. Moral of the story, a Badab Black wash over a light colored basecoat yields some really fugly results. If these guys were supposed to be undead space zombies, this would all be good and fine. But they’re not. They’re supposed to be proud and angry Space Wolves. Space Wolves with sizeable cod pieces.

Just look at this poor guy, you can just tell that he's definitely going to have some sort of self-esteem issues. Kids are going to pick on him in Space Wolf school. A few more of these and I'm going to need to thumb through my SW codex to see if some sort of Space Wolf therapist class exists that I can add to my army. Anyhow, things improve notably from here. BEHOLD, THE AWESOME:
For these next two, I switched over to Space Wolf Grey for my primary color, which oddly, isn’t grey at all but actually blue (kind of like how “Nantucket Red” is actually pink). I’m pretty happy with the outcome so far on these guys. Still not impressed? Consider for a moment that these little dudes are only one inch tall. THAT’S 25 MILLIMETERS, PEOPLE!

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2 comments:

Smitty said...

I had a blog for a while where those of us who painted these fine figures for Warmachine would post our best efforts. Mine were always themeatically appropriate but kinda plain. A few other guys in our group of dorks painted world-class shit. If I dig up some pix, maybe I'll send them along with some painting advice.

BTW, I love how you waited to bust this out til after you got married. Good show, dude.

Bob "Melon" Melonosky said...

That first guy looks like he's brandishing a +3 lint brush -- actually he looks like John Kerry brandishing a +3 lint brush.

I think its time I inititate an intervention. I will tie you to a chair in my attic and force you to watch online porn until these bizzare urges subside.

BTW, I wouldn't let you anywhere near the exhaust pipe of my T-34