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It’s all in the details. πŸ‘ The resin material of the miniature works perfectly with banners because the heating and shaping potential allows you to further create and reinforce the sense of motion you’re trying to achieve. Although the armor panels will all have different #monsterenergy can patterns on them, I want to keep the banners and iconography the same in order to maintain a cohesive look for the army. A big pet peeve of mine is when people put a lot of work into the front of banners and then just leave the back bare... it’s wasted potential, people! 😱 #monsterlegion #monstergaming #scifiart #art #artist #painting #gaming #hobby #toy #toyart #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #tabletopgaming #wargames #wargaming #paintingwarhammer #paintingforgeworld #commisionpainting #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting #warhammer #warhammer40k #w40k #horusheresy #spacemarines #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop #forgeworld
It’s all in the details. πŸ‘ The resin material of the miniature works perfectly with banners because the heating and shaping potential allows you to further create and reinforce the sense of motion you’re trying to achieve. Although the armor panels will all have different #monsterenergy  can patterns on them, I want to keep the banners and iconography the same in order to maintain a cohesive look for the army. A big pet peeve of mine is when people put a lot of work into the front of banners and then just leave the back bare... it’s wasted potential, people! 😱 #monsterlegion  #monstergaming  #scifiart  #art  #artist  #painting  #gaming  #hobby  #toy  #toyart  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #tabletopgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #paintingwarhammer  #paintingforgeworld  #commisionpainting  #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting  #warhammer  #warhammer40k  #w40k  #horusheresy  #spacemarines  #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop  #forgeworld 
Happy Friday the 13th to all of you and Happy 1K Followers to meeeeee!!! I’ve only started painting seriously recently and my Instagram is still pretty new so I really appreciate the fact that at least ~1000 people actually give a shit about my paintable trinkets so thank you all very much... πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Here is the beginning of the end of this monstrous project... final assembly!!! Over the next few days, I’ll show off the hidden details and the overall assembly of this bad mofo before finishing this step-by-step series up with his β€œflight” base. Have a good weekend everyone! 😎 #monsterlegion #monstergaming #monsterenergy #scifiart #art #artist #painting #gaming #hobby #toy #toyart #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #tabletopgaming #wargames #wargaming #paintingwarhammer #paintingforgeworld #commisionpainting #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting #warhammer #warhammer40k #w40k #horusheresy #spacemarines #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop #forgeworld
Happy Friday the 13th to all of you and Happy 1K Followers to meeeeee!!! I’ve only started painting seriously recently and my Instagram is still pretty new so I really appreciate the fact that at least ~1000 people actually give a shit about my paintable trinkets so thank you all very much... πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Here is the beginning of the end of this monstrous project... final assembly!!! Over the next few days, I’ll show off the hidden details and the overall assembly of this bad mofo before finishing this step-by-step series up with his β€œflight” base. Have a good weekend everyone! 😎 #monsterlegion  #monstergaming  #monsterenergy  #scifiart  #art  #artist  #painting  #gaming  #hobby  #toy  #toyart  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #tabletopgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #paintingwarhammer  #paintingforgeworld  #commisionpainting  #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting  #warhammer  #warhammer40k  #w40k  #horusheresy  #spacemarines  #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop  #forgeworld 
β€œGuns, guns, guns...” Part 3 - Screw β€œflying bases” - hide your pegs in the energy beams for bonus points! I left the laser beam and energy blast in an unfinished/undetailed state for now since I’ll have to make corrections after attaching it to the base, anyway. I’ll be adding cast-off light and light particles, etc. You can see the dual 1/8” steel rods poking out from the bottom of the blasts - more than enough structural integrity even for a Cerastus chassis. Get creative with your flying/airborne minis.... flight stands are for cheaters! πŸ˜‰ #monsterlegion #monsterenergy #scifiart #art #artist #painting #gaming #hobby #toy #toyart #scalemodels #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #tabletopgaming #wargames #wargaming #paintingwarhammer #paintingforgeworld #commisionpainting #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting #warhammer #warhammer40k #w40k #horusheresy #spacemarines #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop #forgeworld
β€œGuns, guns, guns...” Part 3 - Screw β€œflying bases” - hide your pegs in the energy beams for bonus points! I left the laser beam and energy blast in an unfinished/undetailed state for now since I’ll have to make corrections after attaching it to the base, anyway. I’ll be adding cast-off light and light particles, etc. You can see the dual 1/8” steel rods poking out from the bottom of the blasts - more than enough structural integrity even for a Cerastus chassis. Get creative with your flying/airborne minis.... flight stands are for cheaters! πŸ˜‰ #monsterlegion  #monsterenergy  #scifiart  #art  #artist  #painting  #gaming  #hobby  #toy  #toyart  #scalemodels  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #tabletopgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #paintingwarhammer  #paintingforgeworld  #commisionpainting  #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting  #warhammer  #warhammer40k  #w40k  #horusheresy  #spacemarines  #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop  #forgeworld 
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ β€œGuns, guns, guns...” Part. 2 - Graviton Singularity Cannon. I LOVE this gun.... soooooooo cool looking. πŸ‘Œ Graviton Cannons, according to the 40K vidyas, have a green beam but the β€œRule of Cool” prevails in order to contrast the red laser beam of the Lascutter. Guess what color the resultant explosion is gonna be!?! Oh, yeah... it definitely IS what you’re probably thinking! 😬 #monsterlegion #monsterenergy #scifiart #art #artist #painting #gaming #hobby #toy #toyart #scalemodels #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #tabletopgaming #wargames #wargaming #paintingwarhammer #paintingforgeworld #commisionpainting #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting #warhammer #warhammer40k #w40k #horusheresy #spacemarines #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop #forgeworld
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ β€œGuns, guns, guns...” Part. 2 - Graviton Singularity Cannon. I LOVE this gun.... soooooooo cool looking. πŸ‘Œ Graviton Cannons, according to the 40K vidyas, have a green beam but the β€œRule of Cool” prevails in order to contrast the red laser beam of the Lascutter. Guess what color the resultant explosion is gonna be!?! Oh, yeah... it definitely IS what you’re probably thinking! 😬 #monsterlegion  #monsterenergy  #scifiart  #art  #artist  #painting  #gaming  #hobby  #toy  #toyart  #scalemodels  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #tabletopgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #paintingwarhammer  #paintingforgeworld  #commisionpainting  #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting  #warhammer  #warhammer40k  #w40k  #horusheresy  #spacemarines  #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop  #forgeworld 
β€œGuns, guns, guns...” Part 1. Atrapos Lascutter. I’m starting to narrow in on a good solid linking theme for my #monsterlegion. It’s going to have a gritty realism combined with fun comic-booky elements to help pop the whole thing out on the tabletop. I do not want to paint up an army that looks like I take the game very seriously... I want to have fun with it. I’m also dedicated to a heavy true metallics gritty (almost steampunky) look. This weapon has a sharp double-edged look to it so I treated it with paint like a big knife and even added a little dried blood elements. In my opinion, a laser beam is actually kind of boring β€œin real life.” Rule of cool dictates I make it a little more interesting so I kept the strong red look of the laser but gave it a twirling firey look to make it a little more interesting. I looooove these Atrapos guns... they are very unique and interesting to look at. Don’t put all your work into Knight Titan armor panels and skimp on you metal work... I like picking out all the small details and really maximizing each piece to its full potential. It makes your models really interesting to look all over at. πŸ‘ŒπŸ’―πŸ‘ #monsterenergy #scifiart #art #artist #painting #gaming #hobby #toy #toyart #scalemodels #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #tabletopgaming #wargames #wargaming #paintingwarhammer #paintingforgeworld #commisionpainting #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting #warhammer #warhammer40k #w40k #horusheresy #spacemarines #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop #forgeworld
β€œGuns, guns, guns...” Part 1. Atrapos Lascutter. I’m starting to narrow in on a good solid linking theme for my #monsterlegion . It’s going to have a gritty realism combined with fun comic-booky elements to help pop the whole thing out on the tabletop. I do not want to paint up an army that looks like I take the game very seriously... I want to have fun with it. I’m also dedicated to a heavy true metallics gritty (almost steampunky) look. This weapon has a sharp double-edged look to it so I treated it with paint like a big knife and even added a little dried blood elements. In my opinion, a laser beam is actually kind of boring β€œin real life.” Rule of cool dictates I make it a little more interesting so I kept the strong red look of the laser but gave it a twirling firey look to make it a little more interesting. I looooove these Atrapos guns... they are very unique and interesting to look at. Don’t put all your work into Knight Titan armor panels and skimp on you metal work... I like picking out all the small details and really maximizing each piece to its full potential. It makes your models really interesting to look all over at. πŸ‘ŒπŸ’―πŸ‘ #monsterenergy  #scifiart  #art  #artist  #painting  #gaming  #hobby  #toy  #toyart  #scalemodels  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #tabletopgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #paintingwarhammer  #paintingforgeworld  #commisionpainting  #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting  #warhammer  #warhammer40k  #w40k  #horusheresy  #spacemarines  #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop  #forgeworld 
The initial planning, fitting and set-up for the Ultra Black Atrapos base. Both the lascutter beam and the graviton blast were modeled around a 1/8” rod made of high carbon tool steel - I needed to cut it to length with bolt cutters. This is the same rod I’ll be using for building Titans in the future - it’s extremely difficult to work with and cut but it’s strength can’t be beat. I did not want to chance it at all so I went way overboard to ensure that no bending or mis-shaping would occur over time. The Cerastus Knights don’t weigh too much but its always better to double or triple the structural integrity of a project than it is to risk it. The rods go most of the entire length of each gun (through the barrels, of course), all the way through the beams themselves and then 1 to 1-1/2” into the heavy resin Secret Weapon Miniatures terrain pieces. The angle of the beams are at about 70 degrees - straight up and down would look goofy whereas if it was to much of an angle, the whole thing would just fall over. The Knight will look like it is in the initial stage (lower foot just touched off from the ground) of jumping away from the tank, pivoting and turning its torso mid-air and blasting the tank before landing again - maybe crushing some foot soldiers under those titanic feet, who knows. This is a very difficult thing to pull off and requires way more work and time than I expected... and there’s still more to do. Once again, this project is running away on me... sometimes I wish I could just keep things simple. 😰 #monsterlegion #monsterenergy #scifiart #art #artist #painting #gaming #hobby #toy #toyart #scalemodels #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #tabletopgaming #wargames #wargaming #paintingwarhammer #paintingforgeworld #commisionpainting #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting #warhammer #warhammer40k #w40k #horusheresy #spacemarines #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop #forgeworld
The initial planning, fitting and set-up for the Ultra Black Atrapos base. Both the lascutter beam and the graviton blast were modeled around a 1/8” rod made of high carbon tool steel - I needed to cut it to length with bolt cutters. This is the same rod I’ll be using for building Titans in the future - it’s extremely difficult to work with and cut but it’s strength can’t be beat. I did not want to chance it at all so I went way overboard to ensure that no bending or mis-shaping would occur over time. The Cerastus Knights don’t weigh too much but its always better to double or triple the structural integrity of a project than it is to risk it. The rods go most of the entire length of each gun (through the barrels, of course), all the way through the beams themselves and then 1 to 1-1/2” into the heavy resin Secret Weapon Miniatures terrain pieces. The angle of the beams are at about 70 degrees - straight up and down would look goofy whereas if it was to much of an angle, the whole thing would just fall over. The Knight will look like it is in the initial stage (lower foot just touched off from the ground) of jumping away from the tank, pivoting and turning its torso mid-air and blasting the tank before landing again - maybe crushing some foot soldiers under those titanic feet, who knows. This is a very difficult thing to pull off and requires way more work and time than I expected... and there’s still more to do. Once again, this project is running away on me... sometimes I wish I could just keep things simple. 😰 #monsterlegion  #monsterenergy  #scifiart  #art  #artist  #painting  #gaming  #hobby  #toy  #toyart  #scalemodels  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #tabletopgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #paintingwarhammer  #paintingforgeworld  #commisionpainting  #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting  #warhammer  #warhammer40k  #w40k  #horusheresy  #spacemarines  #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop  #forgeworld 
Have a good weekend, everyone! One of my favorite things about Knight Titans is that usually every model's focal point is (9/10 times) its head. Boooooooooring. I strongly believe that a well painted Knight's focal point should be its carapace. In addition, I believe one of a few very effective way of really selling your focal point is to use the Titan's pauldrons to "frame" your carapace. For example, my Mechanicum stripe pattern on either side of this piece will focus all of the attention directly towards it and look really sharp, to boot. I didn't quite get this carapace done before I had to head back to work so it's still WIP and needs some finishing touches... but it sure does look like a steampunky can of Monster Ultra Zero Black if I do say so, myself!!! πŸ‘ŒπŸ’―πŸ‘ #monsterlegion #monsterenergy #scifiart #art #artist #painting #gaming #hobby #toy #toyart #scalemodels #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #tabletopgaming #wargames #wargaming #paintingwarhammer #paintingforgeworld #commisionpainting #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting #warhammer #warhammer40k #w40k #horusheresy #spacemarines #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop #forgeworld
Have a good weekend, everyone! One of my favorite things about Knight Titans is that usually every model's focal point is (9/10 times) its head. Boooooooooring. I strongly believe that a well painted Knight's focal point should be its carapace. In addition, I believe one of a few very effective way of really selling your focal point is to use the Titan's pauldrons to "frame" your carapace. For example, my Mechanicum stripe pattern on either side of this piece will focus all of the attention directly towards it and look really sharp, to boot. I didn't quite get this carapace done before I had to head back to work so it's still WIP and needs some finishing touches... but it sure does look like a steampunky can of Monster Ultra Zero Black if I do say so, myself!!! πŸ‘ŒπŸ’―πŸ‘ #monsterlegion  #monsterenergy  #scifiart  #art  #artist  #painting  #gaming  #hobby  #toy  #toyart  #scalemodels  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #tabletopgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #paintingwarhammer  #paintingforgeworld  #commisionpainting  #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting  #warhammer  #warhammer40k  #w40k  #horusheresy  #spacemarines  #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop  #forgeworld 
This is why you always paint everything on every model you do... you never really know what will or won't be seen by the nitpickiest of people (like me, to be totally honest 🀣). Mechanicum-Cerastus Knight Atrapos/Atropos WIP - no shortcuts.πŸ‘ŒπŸ’―πŸ‘ #monsterlegion #monsterenergy #scifiart #art #artist #painting #gaming #hobby #toy #toyart #scalemodels #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #tabletopgaming #wargames #wargaming #paintingwarhammer #paintingforgeworld #commisionpainting #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting #warhammer #warhammer40k #w40k #horusheresy #spacemarines #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop #forgeworld
This is why you always paint everything on every model you do... you never really know what will or won't be seen by the nitpickiest of people (like me, to be totally honest 🀣). Mechanicum-Cerastus Knight Atrapos/Atropos WIP - no shortcuts.πŸ‘ŒπŸ’―πŸ‘ #monsterlegion  #monsterenergy  #scifiart  #art  #artist  #painting  #gaming  #hobby  #toy  #toyart  #scalemodels  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #tabletopgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #paintingwarhammer  #paintingforgeworld  #commisionpainting  #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting  #warhammer  #warhammer40k  #w40k  #horusheresy  #spacemarines  #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop  #forgeworld 
Yes, those are freehand painted designs. No, I did not use a stencil or any other form of painting trickery. Paint the design, make corrections, makes corrections for your corrections and then correct your correction's corrections until it's perfect. πŸ‘ŒπŸ’―πŸ‘ As I've said before, I may have little no true original creativity but what I lack in that regard, I make up for in spatial ability and attention to detail. Also, only when I was about to post this did I realize I didn't add the final layer and highlights to the eye design... so I guess Oopsy! and consider this WIP still. 🀣 #monsterlegion #monsterenergy #scifiart #art #artist #painting #gaming #hobby #toy #toyart #scalemodels #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #tabletopgaming #wargames #wargaming #paintingwarhammer #paintingforgeworld #commisionpainting #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting #warhammer #warhammer40k #w40k #horusheresy #spacemarines #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop #forgeworld
Yes, those are freehand painted designs. No, I did not use a stencil or any other form of painting trickery. Paint the design, make corrections, makes corrections for your corrections and then correct your correction's corrections until it's perfect. πŸ‘ŒπŸ’―πŸ‘ As I've said before, I may have little no true original creativity but what I lack in that regard, I make up for in spatial ability and attention to detail. Also, only when I was about to post this did I realize I didn't add the final layer and highlights to the eye design... so I guess Oopsy! and consider this WIP still. 🀣 #monsterlegion  #monsterenergy  #scifiart  #art  #artist  #painting  #gaming  #hobby  #toy  #toyart  #scalemodels  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #tabletopgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #paintingwarhammer  #paintingforgeworld  #commisionpainting  #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting  #warhammer  #warhammer40k  #w40k  #horusheresy  #spacemarines  #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop  #forgeworld 
Bonus points since the carpet matches the drapes, right? 😁 Here's a quick palette cleanser I did up to break up the monotony of armor and metalwork. Despite my affinity for big stompy mecha, I actually do enjoy painting skin and cloth. It can be more challenging and interesting. My favorite minis are always undead cyborgs... best of all worlds. Kara Black from Kingdom Death: Monster. WIP. πŸ–€πŸ’€πŸ–€ #horrorart #fantasyart #scifiart #art #artist #painting #gaming #hobby #toy #toyart #scalemodels #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #boardgames #boardgaming #wargames #wargaming #paintingkingdomdeath #commisionpainting #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting #kingdomdeath #kingdomdeathmonster #adampootsgames #ilovepoots
Bonus points since the carpet matches the drapes, right? 😁 Here's a quick palette cleanser I did up to break up the monotony of armor and metalwork. Despite my affinity for big stompy mecha, I actually do enjoy painting skin and cloth. It can be more challenging and interesting. My favorite minis are always undead cyborgs... best of all worlds. Kara Black from Kingdom Death: Monster. WIP. πŸ–€πŸ’€πŸ–€ #horrorart  #fantasyart  #scifiart  #art  #artist  #painting  #gaming  #hobby  #toy  #toyart  #scalemodels  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #boardgames  #boardgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #paintingkingdomdeath  #commisionpainting  #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting  #kingdomdeath  #kingdomdeathmonster  #adampootsgames  #ilovepoots 
The perfect pair. I'm very OCD when it comes to proper hazard stripes. They should always originate from the traditional "Chevron" design and either start low on the inside and end high on the outside or start low towards the front and end high towards the rear and then mirror the design for symmetry on the other side. I actually think symmetry is boring and lacks character but for designs like this, it's absolutely necessary or it immediately devalues the piece in my eyes (it's probably just me though - no one else really seems to care 🀣). These stripes, in particular, are part of the Mechanicum chevron design, hence the extra-wide white-bordered stripes. I like to "frame" the carapace of the knights with these stripes because it draws extra attention to the focal point of the piece. The main focus will always be the carapace since it will possess the major design of each unique Monster Energy can paint-scheme. Almost done all the armor panels and then it'll be finishing off the gun-arms and mounting the big dumb finicky over-engineered thing on a custom base to give him a "mid-air jump" look. πŸ‘ŒπŸ’€πŸ‘#monsterlegion #monsterenergy #scifiart #art #artist #painting #gaming #hobby #toy #toyart #scalemodels #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #tabletopgaming #wargames #wargaming #paintingwarhammer #paintingforgeworld #commisionpainting #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting #warhammer #warhammer40k #w40k #horusheresy #spacemarines #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop #forgeworld
The perfect pair. I'm very OCD when it comes to proper hazard stripes. They should always originate from the traditional "Chevron" design and either start low on the inside and end high on the outside or start low towards the front and end high towards the rear and then mirror the design for symmetry on the other side. I actually think symmetry is boring and lacks character but for designs like this, it's absolutely necessary or it immediately devalues the piece in my eyes (it's probably just me though - no one else really seems to care 🀣). These stripes, in particular, are part of the Mechanicum chevron design, hence the extra-wide white-bordered stripes. I like to "frame" the carapace of the knights with these stripes because it draws extra attention to the focal point of the piece. The main focus will always be the carapace since it will possess the major design of each unique Monster Energy can paint-scheme. Almost done all the armor panels and then it'll be finishing off the gun-arms and mounting the big dumb finicky over-engineered thing on a custom base to give him a "mid-air jump" look. πŸ‘ŒπŸ’€πŸ‘#monsterlegion  #monsterenergy  #scifiart  #art  #artist  #painting  #gaming  #hobby  #toy  #toyart  #scalemodels  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #tabletopgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #paintingwarhammer  #paintingforgeworld  #commisionpainting  #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting  #warhammer  #warhammer40k  #w40k  #horusheresy  #spacemarines  #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop  #forgeworld 
Finally back to some Ultra Black Atropos WIP. With working away from home and #novaopen2017, I haven't painted in two weeks. 😭 I plan to try and get this guy near done before having to head back to work. Even if you are oldschool like me and never use an airbrush, stencils from @fallouthobbies will still save you a lot of time and effort. I decided that my Atropos will end up being the "Aucteller" Household Rank, hence the Elite markings on its pauldrons. WIP - needs some clean up and repairs to designs, etc. #monsterlegion #monsterenergy #scifiart #art #artist #painting #gaming #hobby #toy #toyart #scalemodels #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #tabletopgaming #wargames #wargaming #paintingwarhammer #paintingforgeworld #commisionpainting #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting #warhammer #warhammer40k #w40k #horusheresy #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop #forgeworld
Finally back to some Ultra Black Atropos WIP. With working away from home and #novaopen2017 , I haven't painted in two weeks. 😭 I plan to try and get this guy near done before having to head back to work. Even if you are oldschool like me and never use an airbrush, stencils from @fallouthobbies will still save you a lot of time and effort. I decided that my Atropos will end up being the "Aucteller" Household Rank, hence the Elite markings on its pauldrons. WIP - needs some clean up and repairs to designs, etc. #monsterlegion  #monsterenergy  #scifiart  #art  #artist  #painting  #gaming  #hobby  #toy  #toyart  #scalemodels  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #tabletopgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #paintingwarhammer  #paintingforgeworld  #commisionpainting  #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting  #warhammer  #warhammer40k  #w40k  #horusheresy  #imperialknights  #gamesworkshop  #forgeworld 
My display board for Malifaux that won me Best Appearence in the Malifaux National Championships this year at NOVA Open 2017. Thanks to all the players and Mathias Crestborn for running a great event. It was a good break while it lasted but next year is going to be #bringingitbackto40k2018. If it isn't #knights4daiz or #dreadswithheads - I just don't have any time for that nonsense. πŸ’€πŸ–€πŸ€– #horrorart #fantasyart #scifiart #steampunkart #art #artist #painting #gaming #hobby #commision #toy #toyart #scalemodels #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #tabletopgaming #wargames #wargaming #paintingmalifaux #commisionpainting #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting #malifaux #wyrdgames #wyrd #segstudio
My display board for Malifaux that won me Best Appearence in the Malifaux National Championships this year at NOVA Open 2017. Thanks to all the players and Mathias Crestborn for running a great event. It was a good break while it lasted but next year is going to be #bringingitbackto40k2018 . If it isn't #knights4daiz  or #dreadswithheads  - I just don't have any time for that nonsense. πŸ’€πŸ–€πŸ€– #horrorart  #fantasyart  #scifiart  #steampunkart  #art  #artist  #painting  #gaming  #hobby  #commision  #toy  #toyart  #scalemodels  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #tabletopgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #paintingmalifaux  #commisionpainting  #paintingminiatures  #miniaturepainting  #malifaux  #wyrdgames  #wyrd  #segstudio 
[TL;DR: Here's what I got for my first competitive painting efforts @ NOVA Open - I actually think the pins look nicer than the medals, TBH πŸ˜‰) - For a detailed breakdown and description of the entire convention, check out the NOVA Open post on my "Spectre Elite Gaming Studio" FaceBook Page.] I ended up walking away with some level of recognition for all of the entries I put into the #capitalpalette @ the #novaopen. I got a silver for Porphyrion Rex, a bronze for my Malifaux Freakshow crew and my Kingdom Death single was able to make it into the Finalists despite extreme competition from over 95 entries in the single miniature category (monstrous creatures were included in "Single Miniature" for some reason and I saw at least 10 miniatures that were strictly better than mine). I was hoping for a gold for Rex, silver for Freakshow and a bronze for the Kingdom Death dude so I wasn't too far off of my goal - the judges were stricter on technique, the field was more competitive and I had a lot of inexperience in what I thought was important/unimportant when it comes to competition painting. For example, I didn't consider size and display space when I brought Rex so he occupied the absolute worst spot with the poorest lighting for the entire convention because there was nowhere else to put him. It's my fault for bringing a 15" model but at the same time, I would never limit my idea or vision for a model just for it to be able to fit in a particular cabinet, anyway - so these be the harsh realities. Another example is that I underestimated the affinity people had for atmospheric techniques and overestimated the fundamentals of modeling and prep-work. It was fairly obvious that without atmospheric techniques, NMM or OSL, you'd have a hard time winning a category or even getting gold. I will always, first and foremost, be a premium army display painter so I have little to no interest in persuing any of these techniques to a large extent - they just don't look that good in a legion-scale sized display board or on the tabletop and you are forced to commit too seriously to your chosen gimmick for the entirety of your project... [CONT'D in Comments].
[TL;DR: Here's what I got for my first competitive painting efforts @ NOVA Open - I actually think the pins look nicer than the medals, TBH πŸ˜‰) - For a detailed breakdown and description of the entire convention, check out the NOVA Open post on my "Spectre Elite Gaming Studio" FaceBook Page.] I ended up walking away with some level of recognition for all of the entries I put into the #capitalpalette  @ the #novaopen . I got a silver for Porphyrion Rex, a bronze for my Malifaux Freakshow crew and my Kingdom Death single was able to make it into the Finalists despite extreme competition from over 95 entries in the single miniature category (monstrous creatures were included in "Single Miniature" for some reason and I saw at least 10 miniatures that were strictly better than mine). I was hoping for a gold for Rex, silver for Freakshow and a bronze for the Kingdom Death dude so I wasn't too far off of my goal - the judges were stricter on technique, the field was more competitive and I had a lot of inexperience in what I thought was important/unimportant when it comes to competition painting. For example, I didn't consider size and display space when I brought Rex so he occupied the absolute worst spot with the poorest lighting for the entire convention because there was nowhere else to put him. It's my fault for bringing a 15" model but at the same time, I would never limit my idea or vision for a model just for it to be able to fit in a particular cabinet, anyway - so these be the harsh realities. Another example is that I underestimated the affinity people had for atmospheric techniques and overestimated the fundamentals of modeling and prep-work. It was fairly obvious that without atmospheric techniques, NMM or OSL, you'd have a hard time winning a category or even getting gold. I will always, first and foremost, be a premium army display painter so I have little to no interest in persuing any of these techniques to a large extent - they just don't look that good in a legion-scale sized display board or on the tabletop and you are forced to commit too seriously to your chosen gimmick for the entirety of your project... [CONT'D in Comments].
The three most important parts about NOVA Open. The NOVA Open awards ceremony, the Capital Palette awards ceremony and the Good Stuff Eatery on Crystal Dr. πŸ†πŸŽ¨πŸ” I'll have a full write up and photo dump on my Facebook page and I'll show off some painting awards and stuff like that after my 31 hour drive home! πŸ˜“ I met lots of new people in the gaming community as well as being approached by a lot of different talented individuals from painting studios and secondary market gaming companies. Thanks for all the interest and all of the compliments on my work from all the different people I talked to over the weekend. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you have and stay in touch, guys. 😎 Compliments and intrigue from fans of the hobby beats awards every time! πŸ‘ŒπŸ’―πŸ‘ #novaopen #convention #gaming #hobby #toy #scalemodels #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #gamingconvention #tabletopgaming #wargames #wargaming #capitalpalette #competitionpainting #warhammer #warhammer40k #w40k #horusheresy #gamesworkshop #forgeworld #coolminiornot #fantasyflightgames #privateerpress #wyrdgames #segstudio
The three most important parts about NOVA Open. The NOVA Open awards ceremony, the Capital Palette awards ceremony and the Good Stuff Eatery on Crystal Dr. πŸ†πŸŽ¨πŸ” I'll have a full write up and photo dump on my Facebook page and I'll show off some painting awards and stuff like that after my 31 hour drive home! πŸ˜“ I met lots of new people in the gaming community as well as being approached by a lot of different talented individuals from painting studios and secondary market gaming companies. Thanks for all the interest and all of the compliments on my work from all the different people I talked to over the weekend. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you have and stay in touch, guys. 😎 Compliments and intrigue from fans of the hobby beats awards every time! πŸ‘ŒπŸ’―πŸ‘ #novaopen  #convention  #gaming  #hobby  #toy  #scalemodels  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #gamingconvention  #tabletopgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #capitalpalette  #competitionpainting  #warhammer  #warhammer40k  #w40k  #horusheresy  #gamesworkshop  #forgeworld  #coolminiornot  #fantasyflightgames  #privateerpress  #wyrdgames  #segstudio 
We've got an epic late night pick-up 4500pt game of 3v3 Horus Heresy going on in the 40K room @ #novaopen. This is what convention gaming should be about - lots of fun, lots of laughs, and lots of drinking... 🍻 #novaopen17minisphoto #NOVAOpen17SocialPhoto #convention #gaming #hobby #toy #scalemodels #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #gamingconvention #tabletopgaming #wargames #wargaming #warhammer #warhammer40k #w40k #horusheresy #gamesworkshop #forgeworld
We've got an epic late night pick-up 4500pt game of 3v3 Horus Heresy going on in the 40K room @ #novaopen . This is what convention gaming should be about - lots of fun, lots of laughs, and lots of drinking... 🍻 #novaopen17minisphoto  #NOVAOpen17SocialPhoto  #convention  #gaming  #hobby  #toy  #scalemodels  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #gamingconvention  #tabletopgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #warhammer  #warhammer40k  #w40k  #horusheresy  #gamesworkshop  #forgeworld 
Here is a photo dump for my entries into this year's Capital Palette. This is extremely important to me because this is the first time I've actually intentionally entered a contest hoping to win something. My first win ever at LVO was just random luck and a last minute decision to throw some gaming models into the competition and see what happens. I have an almost entirely custom built/fabricated Kingdom Death single miniature, a Malifaux "Dark Carnivale" display and, of course, I threw my hat into the ring for "Best in Show" with my Inositol Rex. Unfortunately, Rex is occupying the absolute worst possible spot in the entire display setup (trust me, I looked for a worse place - none existed) which makes me extremely sad. My fault for making a 15" model for display purposes and there really isn't anywhere else to put him. I'm hoping the model location doesn't hurt my chances at making a run for the "Fan Favorite" award but I think the placement in the display case gives me a HUGE disadvantage. Not only is it poorly lit with highly reflective glass - it is also positioned amongst an advertisment display for @romanlappat.miniatureart and might get mistaken as not being an entry or just plain easy to miss (?). You also have to fully crouch down just to look at it. Thankfully, I actually feel a lot of confidence because my model is able to stand its ground in the looks department against Roman's stuff (or at least good enough with an edge in the sheer scale and epicness I tried to push for). I guess what I'm trying to say is "I'm just glad my stuff doesn't look like shit next to Roman's stuff." 🀣🀣🀣 Wish me luck! 🀞#novaopen #NOVAOpen17MinisPhoto #NOVAOpen17SocialPhoto #convention #gaming #hobby #toy #scalemodels #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #gamingconvention #tabletopgaming #wargames #wargaming #capitalpalette #competitionpainting #warhammer #warhammer40k #w40k #horusheresy #gamesworkshop #forgeworld #coolminiornot #wyrdgames #segstudio
Here is a photo dump for my entries into this year's Capital Palette. This is extremely important to me because this is the first time I've actually intentionally entered a contest hoping to win something. My first win ever at LVO was just random luck and a last minute decision to throw some gaming models into the competition and see what happens. I have an almost entirely custom built/fabricated Kingdom Death single miniature, a Malifaux "Dark Carnivale" display and, of course, I threw my hat into the ring for "Best in Show" with my Inositol Rex. Unfortunately, Rex is occupying the absolute worst possible spot in the entire display setup (trust me, I looked for a worse place - none existed) which makes me extremely sad. My fault for making a 15" model for display purposes and there really isn't anywhere else to put him. I'm hoping the model location doesn't hurt my chances at making a run for the "Fan Favorite" award but I think the placement in the display case gives me a HUGE disadvantage. Not only is it poorly lit with highly reflective glass - it is also positioned amongst an advertisment display for @romanlappat.miniatureart and might get mistaken as not being an entry or just plain easy to miss (?). You also have to fully crouch down just to look at it. Thankfully, I actually feel a lot of confidence because my model is able to stand its ground in the looks department against Roman's stuff (or at least good enough with an edge in the sheer scale and epicness I tried to push for). I guess what I'm trying to say is "I'm just glad my stuff doesn't look like shit next to Roman's stuff." 🀣🀣🀣 Wish me luck! 🀞#novaopen  #NOVAOpen17MinisPhoto  #NOVAOpen17SocialPhoto  #convention  #gaming  #hobby  #toy  #scalemodels  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #gamingconvention  #tabletopgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #capitalpalette  #competitionpainting  #warhammer  #warhammer40k  #w40k  #horusheresy  #gamesworkshop  #forgeworld  #coolminiornot  #wyrdgames  #segstudio 
Late-night "Big Blam"/Narrative 40K photo dump. If you don't play 40K this way - you are incorrect. Nothing but drinking, happy people, and fun times... plus something like $150 000 MSRP (including EIGHT Warlord Class Titans) worth of models. 🀣 #novaopen #NOVAOpen17MinisPhoto #NOVAOpen17SocialPhoto #convention #gaming #hobby #toy #scalemodels #miniatures #models #miniaturegaming #gamingconvention #tabletopgaming #wargames #wargaming #warhammer #warhammer40k #w40k #horusheresy #gamesworkshop #forgeworld
Late-night "Big Blam"/Narrative 40K photo dump. If you don't play 40K this way - you are incorrect. Nothing but drinking, happy people, and fun times... plus something like $150 000 MSRP (including EIGHT Warlord Class Titans) worth of models. 🀣 #novaopen  #NOVAOpen17MinisPhoto  #NOVAOpen17SocialPhoto  #convention  #gaming  #hobby  #toy  #scalemodels  #miniatures  #models  #miniaturegaming  #gamingconvention  #tabletopgaming  #wargames  #wargaming  #warhammer  #warhammer40k  #w40k  #horusheresy  #gamesworkshop  #forgeworld