Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Inexpensive and easy homemade flock!

Thought I would post up a quick tutorial about how I go about making my own homemade flock for figure basing and terrain projects.
I am by no means the first person to do this so I cant claim complete originality with it.
Hopefully you'll be able to find a good use for it.

First things first, you have to get a god source for sawdust...and quite a bit of it.  Best bet is to find a local mill/cabinet shop or the like. People that have home wood shops will not have to worry about this part. As I am without my own wood shop, I go with my wife to a craft store that does holiday wood cutouts in bulk. Seems as long as she is in line buying something when I ask for a container of sawdust, they have no problem getting me some for free.

I usually take a big cleaned out coffee can for them to fill.

Once you've got your sawdust. you'll need to decide what color flock you want. I've just gone with green here for simplicity sake but soon I plan to make a rust colored batch for a Dark Age board.

When the color you want is in mind, go buy the cheapest craft paint you can find. You'll want it a bit darker than what you want the end result to be. This is the most expensive part of the entire project. ($2.00 or so)
A good long stirring stick is also a must, I use BBQ skewers but Popsicle sticks or a plastic butter knife should do the trick as well.
More after the jump!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Death from above! Dust Tactics, Grim Reapers

Well, my initial plan with my Dust stuff was to get the entire starter of Allies finished before I got anything else for my army. As you can tell, that didnt work out so well.
I Loved the look of these guys from the get go so I knew they were a definite "must have" and had to step up in the line of priority.

I decided to take the easy way out with these guys and paint them up just like my Walkers.
Made them go pretty quick.

Let me know what ya think. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Port town slums update

Got quite a bit more work done on this seemingly never ending project.
My overall vision is really starting to take shape now.

I need to continue the boardwalk and affix some hanging supports for the suspended  part, then it will be onto the other side which will not have quite as much going on.

More pics can be seen after the jump! So make sure to click the link!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dark Age: Skaard Buzzblade

Here is the first "test" Buzzblade I got all done. I wanted to paint one to get the feel for it before I jumped in and did the other 8 that I own.
This guy was a fairly quick job but I like how he turned out. May go with more of a deadish colored skin tone for the next one, to make him look more diseased and unhealthy.

I'll put up a Skaard family pic once I get a few more of the Buzzblades done.

Thanks for looking, let me know what ya think!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dust Tactics update; BBQ squad and Hotdog Walker finished.

Had so much fun painting up my first Dust walker from earlier that I had to move right on into the next one.
My freehand work didnt end up identical to the first but Its close enough for the table top job these are all getting.
The unit of troops was super quick and fun to paint. Its really kind of nice to have something that I can just grind through without having to put a ton of thought into it.
Had my first game the other day which basically ended up a slaughter where I had nothing left on the table. Was still a good time though and hopefully my troopers will show up to fight next time around.
Working on a squad of "Grim Reapers" Heavy attack rangers currently, so stay tuned for those.

And here is a shot of the whole crew together, Ready to whoop some axis scum..........eventually......

Also, for those interested. I threw a post up on the Geek Garage site a few days ago with the latest addition to my Mid-Nors.

Friday, February 8, 2013


This was a real quick paint job for me and it shows a bit, but I'm pretty pleased with the result.
Think she was about 2 hours worth of work.
Along with most of the Dark Age female figs, she is super tiny and petite. (Oh my eyes!)

After running her in a few games, I decided she would most likely be in all of my Forsaken lists. 50 points for someone that can heal in a such a brutal game, is a small price to pay!
 So, I thought I had better slap some paint on her before the next game.

Thanks for lookin.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Memory lane: Cygnar Centurion

I've had this guy sitting on the shelf for a few years now but I still remember working on him. At the time, I was trying so hard to paint white well. As you can see my efforts were not the greatest but I stuck with it and finished him up. Lesson learned, Don't paint white unless you have to!

He was one of the very first figs I finished for my Cygnarans, as he is by far my favorite Jack in the entire army.(T head is dang close) 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Confrontation: Dwarf Wrecker

I have been working on this little guy on and off between other figs while I was waiting for stuff to dry.
 I freakin love the look of these big face confrontation Dwarves, and this guy was a blast to paint because of it.
Seems I got a bit crazy with the colors on him, especially on the back! I think he came together well in the end though.
Cant wait to start work on the other two sculpts now!

Let me know what you think.

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