A Quick Sampling of the Prizes Available…

I thought that people might appreciate having a look at the prizes we’re offering for our current Contest! Mine is the easiest, and therefore gets first billing. Whoever wins my prize will be shipped a “Combo Smite” baseball cap very similar to the one I’ve been wearing for a month now. They’re comfy, they keep the sun out of your eyes, and they show your support of the best WarMachine podcast on the internet! (1) IMG_20141120_231056 Here we see a brand-new hat in its native environment.. the hat comes in 2 sizes, “Small-Medium” and “Medium-Large”, and they have some stretch. My enormous, sputnik-like head fits into a “Medium-Large” very comfortably (or did after about a day of wearing it to get the stretch right). Continue reading

Kingdom of Paintnar: Stryker3 Complete!

I think I’ve finally “finished” my Stryker3! The only thing left to do was his shield and his base, which as I’m typing this isn’t finished, but as soon as I *finish* typing this I am going to go downstairs and finish!

Here he was two days ago…
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As you can see, I cut off his flag (I hated that flag), and assembled and painted everything else…. aside from the base, and needing to do some final touches on his horse.

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Legion of Everpaint – How to paint Vayl2

There were some requests for a tutorial on how I was painting my Legion.  As is the Combo Smite way, the guide will be excessively long with way too many pretty pictures.

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If you think I’m a shitty painter and don’t think I should be writing how-to guides that you are not alone. But some guy on the internet asked for it so that’s what I’m doing.

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Legion of Everpaint – Plastic Seraph/Neraph Kit

I picked up a Seraph/Neraph kit recently.  I like the sculpt of the metal Seraph much better but I wanted to have the option to run our new 7 point heavy beast.IMG_4782 (Large) copy

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Legion of Everpaint – State of the Legion

This summer, I decided to dust off my Legion models which had been collecting dust for 2 years.  I finally got them on the table about a month ago and have been having a great time.IMG_4779 (Large) copy

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Kingdom of Paintnar: Just Because He’s D-List, Doesn’t Mean He Can’t Be Pretty!

Further work on my Stryker3! Hoping to get him finished for the game tomorrow…
Here he was Sunday night…
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Base coat is about… 75% done at this point. Happy with how he’s coming along, but a LOT of work still to go. But what would Stryker be without his noble horse?

Infantry, I suppose… but anyway! More pictures after the cut!
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On the Subject of Pain(t)

So since – I don’t know… the spring? – I’ve been working on the Skorne colossal, the Mammoth. If any of you out there are considering playing or already play Skorne and have thoughts of picking up the Mammoth, may I suggest these very simple steps for painting it: 1) immediately regret it. 2) cry. 3) more regret. It’s not that the model is bad or poorly sculpted, in this particular instance I offered to paint the model; one which I could not actually play as it’s a different faction. The owner of said Mammoth, the infamous Kassem, even offered to pay for the paint which I would use but I refused; a decision I would later realise was the only thing that would have kept me in the green.

I liken painting the Mammoth to offering to take a cursed monkey’s hand off a friend: they would obviously agree but when they try to explain the curse, you dismiss them waving your hand saying, “Yeah, yeah, yeah I know what a cursed monkey’s hand is.” But oh no. No you don’t. Not yet.

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