Saturday, June 27, 2009

Basilica Administratum

I managed to get another one of the Imperial Sector buildings completed today.  I kept the same paint scheme and over all simplified design as  the Manufactorum. 

Basilica Administratum frontBasilica Administratum back

When I think of war torn buildings of the 41st millennium, I don’t envision many pretty or lavish colours.  I think of of dark and bleak ruins that are haunting and eerie, especially given their gothic nature and design.  This theme will be carried over to the next few buildings as well as the urban barricades and I hope that in the end it’ll all come together and make a really nice battle field.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Another Year Older, Another Year Wiser


Today celebrates the one year birthday of Pit of the Oni.  I can’t believe it’s already been a year.  To celebrate Pit of the Oni turning one year old, I’ve decided to hold a friendly painting competition.  What’s in it for you?  How about a $50.00 Games Workshop gift certificate!

virtual gift voucher That’s right, $50.00, you didn’t read it wrong, I really mean $50.00 to spend on anything you want from the Games Workshop online store.  What do you have to do?  Here’s the details…

Paint any single special character from any Warhammer 40,000 race better than the competition then get everyone you know to vote for you and WIN!

Submit to me via email: Your name, your website if you have one and the special character you’re going to be submitting.  I will be accepting entries up until July 6th, after that all entries will be turned away.  I will then post all entrants and the character chosen to be submited to the contest.  After one (1) week all entrants will be required to submit a photo of their progress which in tern will be posted.  After one (1) more week all entrants will need to submit their final photo of their model and voting will commence.  Finally after one (1) last week of voting a victor will be determined.

That’s a week to get your entry in, two weeks to get you entry painted and then a week of voting.  I will reply to emails to verify entry, if you have any questions please email me.  My email address can be found in my blogger profile, but here it is just in case:

Entry deadline = July 6th | Progress photo submission = July 13th | Final Submission and Voting beings July 20th | Winner Announced July 27th

This competition is on the honor system so please don’t submit photos of already painted models.  I encourage everyone to enter and best of luck to you all.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Some Things In Life Are Far Too Funny

I think this is my first non Warhammer 40,000 related post, but never the less this is just way too hilarious to not share.  On with the story…

The wife piece and I just got back Sunday evening from a weeks vacation in Virginia.  Monday morning was looming over our heads with that whole going back to work thing.  Finally, Monday morning arrives and I’m at work when my cell phone rings.  It was the wife piece.  I answer and am instantly told in a distraught voice “My car shakes violently when I try to start it.”  She ends up taking the bus.

Once I arrive home I inspect the car under the hood.  I plainly see frayed wires in two locations, one of which is completely severed.  Obviously this is the problem, but what on earth could have caused this?  The mystery was left as just that, a mystery and I moved on to the fix.  After splicing the two wires back together the car starts up and runs perfectly and I decide that I'll do a better fix the following day with some appropriate supplies.

The following day…

I lift the hood and… MYSTERY SOLVED!

Lindseys Groundhog

This not so little groundhog decided to make a home for itself in the engine bay while we were away on vacation.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Here’s a nice change of pace.  No Space Marines this post.  Now that I have my Genesis Chapter painted up to a point I’m content with I’m turning my focus to working on the Imperial Sector buildings for my Realm of Battle Gameboard.  I have four buildings assembled, based and primed, but they’ve been sitting on the side lines.  This is the first I’ve completed…

manufactorum front

manufactorum back

I tried to keep this as simple as possible.  I primed the whole building black > Dry brush Charadon Granite > Litely dry brush in a downward only motion Codex Grey.  The base ruble piles are just left over bitz, cut up sprue and some basing sand.  Colour scheme is the same as the buildings, but with areas painted Brown > Badab black wash to create some unevenness > Very lite dry brush Ochre.  The rust was done with a mix of Brown + Blazing Orange mix heavily watered down followed by Fiery Orange also heavily watered down then finally hit with some Devlan Mud to better blend the colours, tone down the bright orange and create some unevenness.

Let me know what you think and as always thanks for stopping. Cheers!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Genesis Chapter Landspeeder

Just as promised, here is my Genesis Chapter Landspeeder.  Dealing death swiftly across the battlefield… before suffering a weapon destroyed result and becoming useless.

genesis landspeeder multi melta

genesis landspeeder heavy bolter Yes, it is magnetized and you can find out how I did it here.  You may notice some gaps in the assembly and there’s a good explanation for this.  This particular landspeeder came from a 3rd edition box set that had been sitting / baking in a hot garage for years, so the bodies were warped pretty badly and gave me some fitment issues, but nothing I couldn’t handle.  I made the best of it and overall I don’t think it came out to badly.

The paint scheme is still the same as all my other Genesis Chapter stuff so if you feel so inclined please look at some of my other units (clicky) and let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping.  Cheers!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Simple Basing With Black Lava

I decided to base my newly finished Genesis Chapter Landspeeder (which I’ll be posting this weekend) using a combination of the Black Lava and standard Citadel basing sand.

black lava with basing sand

The picture above is the Black Lava painted onto the flying base with what I refer to as a duty brush.  It’s a brush that I use for all sorts of miscellaneous tasks that I wouldn’t use a good brush for.  After getting a nice coat of Black Lava on there I laid down some basing sand while it was still wet.  I made sure to press the sand into the Black Lava a little to make sure it would be more secure and not just flake off once the Black Lava dried.

black lava with basing sand final

Here is the final product.  No issues with the sand flaking off and no additional PVA glue needed (other than for the static grass).  I think the combination of Black Lava and the basing sand makes for some very nice variance in textures.  I added the static grass because the base seemed rather plain without it.  Nothing special for painting this base… Bestial Brown > dry brush Bubonic Brown concentrating on the rocky areas > dry brush Bleached Bone concentrating on the more rocky areas.

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