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Monday, April 16, 2018

Hey look at me, I took some mediocre photos and put them on the interwebs! 1500 points of Heresy Blood Angels 5th company. Land Raiders and stuff to come.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

NOVA Open Charity Auction - Mechanicum Vultarax Stratos

Time for another Nova Charity Raffle! I teamed up with Dave Taylor to create two Horus Heresy armies for this year's raffles. Dave headed up a team painting this beautiful Sons of Horus army and he wrangled me into overseeing the team that painted this Mechanicum Army. I agreed under the condition that I could paint a Vultarax Stratos, because it is such a cool model. Big thanks to Dave, all the painters and the Nova Charity Foundation crew. Looking forward to breaking our record and raising lots of bucks. There are lots of other things in this year's raffles too, so check them out! Looking forward to seeing everyone at NoVa for beer, dice and Heresy!
Mechanicum Vultarax Stratus-Automata - Forge World

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

NoVa Open Charity Auction: Ork Fighta

Hey Blog, long time no see. Time for another NoVa Charity Auction. Here is an Ork Fighta-Bommer/Dakka Smakker/Uruk-hai Space Nazi Blastamathing. It's yellow! It's part of an army being raffled off to benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Buy some tickets here. Or just live your life as a thoughtful, empathetic human being and treat others with kindness, that works for me too!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Alpha Legion Secret Recipe - 11 Herbs and Spices

I've had a lot of folks asking me lately for a step-by-step on how I painted my Alpha Legion. I posted this on the Heresy 30K forums a couple years ago, here is is again. It probably isn't as thorough as it could be but you are a bright bunch, you'll figure it out. You are welcome to copy my paint scheme exactly if you really want, but I think you will enjoy yourself more if you take bits and pieces from different sources, mutate them, and create your own look. Stealing plus changing equals creating.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Tomica Daihatsu Midget for Car Wars

This summer, my friend Thomas Wynn put together a Car Wars campaign for our gaming group. Everyone added guns,armor and assorted other door-dad onto Matchbox-sized die-cast cars and we pushed them around and made laser noises. I made a few cars but this little Daihatsu Midget tuk-tuk thing was my favorite. The missile launcher is scratch built. I liked the original color and didn't want to cover up the kanji on the side (It's a brand of tea, so a friend tells me) so I airbrushed transparent Badger Ghost Tints onto the various panels to shade and tone them. This allowed the original paint to show through nicely. After that it was just pin washes and streaks with tube oils. The chips, by the way, were already in the enamel base coat. The are nice and three dimensional and took the washes nicely! I'll put up some photos of my other cars when I get a chance.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Maschinen Krieger SAFS Fireball SG

I don't know if anyone out there looks at this thing anymore. If so, sorry for going so long without an update. I've been working on this armored suit from Maschinen Krieger/SF3D over the summer. It's 1/20 (90mm) scale; I'm really enjoying the larger size as well as the MaK. universe. More of these kits are definitely in the works.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

2015 NoVA Open Charity Auction

Hey Guys,
Please support The NoVa Open Charity Auction if you can spare a buck or two. It features the work of many fantastic painters like Celso Méndez J, Dave Taylor, Justin McCoy and John Stiening. It is also your chance to win a model painted by me, so now is your chance Dad!

Tickets can be found here:

Blog posts featuring each of the units in the armies can be found here: