Saturday, December 20, 2008

My Miniatures New Digs

I've always felt that putting so much time and effort into painting an army just to hide it away in a travel case was such a waste.  Thanks to IKEA I was able to get a nice glass display case on the cheap.  How much on the cheap?  $59.99 plus, another $10 for the light.  A complete glass tower display case for $70.00 how could I walk away from that?

Since this piece is from IKEA it's not the Ferrari of display cases, but it's decent and looks nice.  There's enough surface area per shelf to hold a small army of maybe 1000 points depending on what the army consists of. Assembly was easy, but does require two people.  I should also mention that this thing weighs 93lbs.  I grabbed mine at the store, but you may want to take that into account if you want one and need to pay shipping.

Overall I'm happy with it and I'm very excited to fill it.  It's motivating in a way. If you're looking or thinking about getting a display case and don't want to spend a bunch of money then I definitely recommend this one.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Genesis Chapter Dreadnought

Brother Mephistus of the Genesis Chapter 1st Company

After months of endless battle with the paint gods and fate against me, my Genesis Chapter Dreadnought is finally finished.  The paint scheme is exactly the same as my Genesis Chapter Terminators with one exception.  I decided not to use the Badab Black wash on the the Codex Grey base coat for the honour badging.  On to the how I did it...
  • See Genesis Chapter Terminators
  • To get the burnt look on the Multi-melta I first dry brushed on Tin Bitz progressively.  I started with a heavy dry brushing in the front and progressively got lighter towards the back.  Then I did the same with some Chaos Black, but only went about half way down the barrel.
  • I did a small experiment painting the skull on its base.  I wanted to try something different for painting bone.  I started with Kommando Kkaki followed by a wash of Devlan Mud and finally Bleached Bone for highlights.  I think it came out OK, but not as close to bone as I would have liked - back to the drawing board.
  • Overall I tried to keep the scheme as simple as possible, only using a small assortment of colours.  This is best seen in the wires and hosing between the armour plating and the sarcophagus.  It's mostly metal in colour, but broken up a bit with some blue.

Pit of the Oni Joins the FtW Blogger Group

Just as the title says. Pit of the Oni has joined the ++ FROM THE WARP ++ Blogger Group and in doing so I have given my blog a bit of a face lift. What does all this mean? Well... It means a lot more posts, eye candy and downloads. Let the fun begin!

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