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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:

Monday, June 22, 2015

Old Line Massacre 2015

I hosted the second annual Old Line Massacre Horus Heresy in Maryland last weekend and it was a great weekend for all. Saturday was a 1000-1850-2150 point escalation campaign put together by me and Sunday was a day of Tactical Strike gaming run by my friends Ty and Jake. Thanks to everyone who attended! Here are The Scenarios and a whole bunch of photos.

Xenos Weapon Cards (everyone got one between games two and three)

Temporary Tattoos