Friday, 24 October 2014

Chat: Custom Dice


I'm a bit of a sucker for custom dice. I tend to buy dice to match my armies. As you can see from the picture above I have Tyranid dice, Ultramarine dice, yellow dice for my yellow themed Orc army. I love it. This got Stahly and I thinking and we had a chat about how cool it would be to have Tale of Painter dice! Then we thought it would be strange because we're a painting website. What would we actually put on the dice?  This is where you come in. What would you like to see? Would you buy them? How many would you buy? Let us know in the comments.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

WIP: Garfy's Orc Armies on Parade Board #12


I'm so pleased I didn't have to buy paint for this project. I also had plenty of spare flock so I didn't have to buy that either. So far this project has cost me nearly £70. The paint and flock would have pushed it closer to £100. This doesn't even include the models! That's why it's important for me to lavish lots of time on this project and do the best I possibly can. With the basing materials glued in place I feel like the project is nearly done. Detail work left to do. Show me your support in the comments to help me over the line. 

Showcase: Dwarf Hammerers


Between other projects and a general lack of inspiration these poor guys took entirely too long to get done. Now, several months later I can finally say they are ready for a little Hammertime.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

WIP: Garfy's Orc Armies on Parade Board #11


Lots of paint on this update. I dug out my old Vallejo paint (I'm a Citadel paint fan nowadays) so I used up all my old browns. I bought some large synthetic water colour brushes to speed up painting the fort. It's a combination of painting, dry brushing and sponging. The main base is pretty much the same but with more sponging. It's so much faster than using an airbrush. 

Showcase: Julian Bayliss' Collection


One time when I was looking for inspiration for Undead models, I came across Julian Bayliss' work. I was blown away how sinister, dark and extremely detailed his miniatures are. Not only the painting is so superb, but the conversions are too. I invited him to be a guest here on Tale of Painters, to which he gladly agreed. Over to Julian after the jump.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

WIP: Garfy's Orc Armies on Parade Board #10


This Saturday, Games Workshop stores will see the judging of Armies on Parade. I'm slightly worried now because I'm still not finished! Please give me your support to help me finish this huge scratch built project on time! Lots of updates this week as I plough through this project. Stay tuned. 

Showcase: Dark Eldar Archon


Today I bring the new version of Archon that I picked up about a week ago. The day I bought him was a fun one as I finally got to meet Stahly before he set off to the Warhammer event with Garfy. I'm still bummed that I never got the chance to go due to work as from what I heard they had a awesome time. Hopefully next year. I like the new Archon model a lot and he was a fun painting project. The only thing that I would recommend is not to glue the head to the model before painting. I can imagine if the head is glued painting could be a nightmare. What do you guys think?

Monday, 20 October 2014

WIP: Garfy's Orc Armies on Parade Board #9


With the Orctress finally built, it's time to detail the board. Learn what I used to detail the foamcoare with after the jump.