Monday, August 25, 2014

What I've been up to: Night Wolf Terminators

Hey all. Been a while hasn't it?

I've been keeping pretty busy in the last month or so. Following the May Mini Madness I concentrated on the remaining Night Wolf commission. For the most part this consisted of a terminator Rune Priest, a Lone Wolf, and a generic Wolf Guard.

The Rune Priest was fairly detail heavy, and had a few fun conversions to it. The client added a large Fenrisian wolf pelt onto the shoulder. I'd painted a power armored Rune Priest for him two years ago, and he wanted this to be the same character in different armor.

To accomplish this I had to duplicate the face, hair, and greying patterns of the original mini. I've replaced many of my paints from back then with the newer line, so matching colors took a little time. In addition to the fact, I replicated the lightning technique on the blade, and the glowing effect on the extended hand. you can see the comparison below.

These two should fill out his ranks nicely. Or not, I hear the Lone Wolf minis I painted can't use the weapons that were modeled for him. I haven't seen the new codex, so I'm taking his word for it. In that sort of situation I'd probably trim off the chainsword blades and swap in an axehead or hammer.

Most recently I've been plugging away on my Daemons. I signed on for the Ordo Fanaticus tournament in Portland, Ore. and now I have to paint my way up to a 2,000 point army. At the moment I have about 40 days to paint up a Lord of Change, 7 Bloodletters, 6, Pink Horrors, 5 Seekers of Slaanesh, a Soul Grinder, and a Skull Cannon of Khorne.

Doable, right?

Wish me luck.