Long time no talk. Started a separate Instagram ( @witchhammerstudio ) to connect directly here so I suppose I should put some of this new photo tech to use. Funny how it works when you just sit down and try to learn something. Not to say I know much now, but I do much more than I ever have, haha. Here are a couple shots of the finished Intrépide, Moon Hoof. Relic ship piloted by the renegade Sky Warden Viegt Kaelmn who I’ve included a shot of. Hope all this gets me posting more. Thanks for looking. Cheers!
so I sat down this evening on checklist mode. Pulling together the remaining paint tasks.
While there is still quite a bit to go I’m starting to get the mood of the group as a whole and their separations where the may need to be. As I was looking at game mechanics and how to relate these pieces, I decided to give Viegt Kalmn some servo skulls to aid his lone endeavors. So the had to be thrown together. So much fun, I’d like to Mabey trade some servo skull builds with artists all over. Could see a lot of awesome stuff.
Focusing in on approach for the scorpion servitors, I believe I’ve left the caged face piece a bit behind, so I think he’s on the bench tonight.
I might make a gun skull and an exploding scorpion servitor if I get the time, but my efforts will go towards completing these first and foremost.
Iubentium Ad Manes Legis Huius
Pokeing at progress on the group for the Carrion Pass event.
Some old recipes and really just settling back into paint instead of build. But mostly diving right into the Moon Hoof...
started from black to a red oxide brown for the undercoat...
Then hairspray chipped the two colors of paint modulation, and roughed in some of the metallic tones. Played a little dumb game for a bit to see how far I could get before washing or glazing...
But I broke at this point... haha.
Unbelievably excited to be finally be ready to put some paint on my cohort for the Inq28 event at the upcoming Adepticon. Will post some prime photos with more narrative backing in the next couple of days but I really felt the need to put something up to mark the occasion, as I am never this “ahead” of fucking schedule.
p.s. Blood Effigy would be a pretty sick band name.
Most of the base layering in on Stryder. Ready for practical netting, small details and highs, then on to my favorite parts...weathering!
Here are some shots so far as I’m working out some kind with a photo setup.
This kit is so rad, it almost needs no help. Fucking pleasure so far. Might build the other two with some converted Wrack helmets like some faceless forms or bodyguard escort element.
Stryder is an outrider of the Emperor’s Custodian guard, in the Golgotha system investigating the incidents upon the Khreist Forge Moon and their connections to the events unfolding in the Cicatrix Maledictum .
More soon, thank you.
all sub assemblies are just about ready for paint finally. Here’s some shots.
A bit more detail to go on Viegt(pilot) his connections to the interior and inner canopy...
Bolter plate removes to be painted with the armored panels ...
again some detailing to do on the canopy connections, but minor.
glass will drop in after paint(luckily) need to pay a bit of attention to the stand connection to the ship, but I’m almost there.
I’ll be back in less than a week with more of a comprehensive update as I’ve set a few “goals” for myself that won’t allow me to not BOOM! Happy new year in the grim darkness of the 41st millennium.
Above the polluted clouds of Necromunda's Palatine hive cluster, the wealthy and influential battle for control of dark secrets buried in a spire-top cemetery.
The billion, billion inhabitants of Necromunda are recycled like everything else. Upon expiration, their bodies are processed into corpse-starche to feed the living. So precious are resources that nothing can go to waste. Yet, if the toiling masses could see through the black smog and the stratified layers of the hive, at its peak they would discover even in death, the privileged flaunt their wealth with impractical excess. Astride one of the Palatine's most prestigious towers is the Actionosus Sky Cemetery. It's foundation is guided metal. It's walls, dark stone quarried half a sub sector away. Within, unpolluted soil transported from the shrine world of St. Keodris. Upon its ornate mausoleums are engraved the names of industrial Barons, noble house Lords, High Ecclesiarchs, and even members of the Lord Helmawr's own Family.
::James Ward, Palatine Spires GM::
This event, for me, was incredible, so much beautiful artwork from everyone who participated. I was able to view pieces in "real life" that i had merely stumbled upon in amazement through the ether of this internet and place faces to their creators. Many thanks to All the players for allowing me to be involved and assisting me as i fumbled through my first real foray into the new necromunda rule set and it's uses within our narrative.
Here are a few highlight photos i could grab between turns, I've done my best to caption these but I'm sure I've missed something. Enjoy!
YOD constructs slither in tainted ruin upon the hidden gantries beneath the tops of the Palatine Spire tops.
Navigator Dropship (I. Tobin, Wierdingway) descending
...and a bit of video confirmation.
Its definitely been some time since my last up load, but I don't suppose there are many of you reading an unadvertised blog. I'll just jump right in...
Amazing time at Adepticon 2018. Leisurely worked on my cohort and the two spires I brought with me to Schaumburg, took some classes, meet up with new friends. Good shit that I'll cover in another post (promise).
What follows are photos of the YOD cohort "tabletoped" for The Palatine Spires event at the 2018 Adepticon Inquisimunda event. They are currently being tightened/finished off, little things massing into another big step, but acomplishable in a day off. these photos were quickly snapped before that day. Cheers!
many small details to go, as I said before...
Remaining wires, bottles, highlights....
small decals, oils and weathering powders/techniques including glosses
The Clones, probably the closest to "done", final glazes on electrical OSL effects...
Another pass of highlights, as well as the weathering treatment
Daltra, in between ugly stages but getting there. Not pinned yet for painting....
gotta rework some structural issues with the drone but it'll help with the intended osl effect lots of little details to go here.....
HE34 is in about the same state of progress but .....
so ready for the weathering process, lots more decals for this guy too...
blocking in the OSL first for sure....
will update soon!
so Adepticon 2018 quickly approaches and with that many projects that need to be fast tracked. I've desided, as to not get burnt out, to split up the three main projects into a 2day work frame. So I'll work on one project for 48 hours then move on to the next and so on and so forth until all projects are completed.
So the projects:
1. Rogue Trader group. 5 miniatures for use in the Palatine Spires Inq28 event at Adepticon 2018. Full build and paint.
2. Two spire pieces, bigger the better, for the Palatine Spires Inq28 event at Adepticon 2018. Full build and paint.
3. Paint on Amalathian group, support, and NPC models for same event....
Here's some photographic evidence from the beginning of February...
An old slot-in pice for one of my Lost Wolves homebrew. Sometimes I just can't help but want to snap pictures off the shelves. cheers!
A bit of a Step-by-step on The Exorcist from the last sob commission
serious insights on the Legion base palette
This group all ready for paint. Probably a few additions to the Heavy Waeapons Ancient. More soon.
"How our violent re-materializations have set us to this moon on a pillow of irony brothers. Long have we been strangered to the tangible light of our omniscient father, set afloat nebulous maleficence, a creaking barge discovery held at tips of the tongues of daemon immaterial. To now be stranded to this creeping world of nite so similar. Our void home surrogate thrust upon us now should afford us no difference, no respite, no failure! To observe, to question, to surmise, to test, and to emperor willing, illuminate until welcomed back into his reverberated glory."
Lead Tech Biologist of the Venandithoth Void Carriage
(and now remaining survivors of its reemerging demise)
Almost wandering the the unknown nite moon after the reemergence of their vessel from warp space, the research group armed with cobbled together kit and technologies, feverishly studies to understand their surroundings and what they may lend to the revival of their emperor recently entombed to the throne, barely sustaining him, upon their departure from mother Terra. The scavenged nature of their equipment poses problems of malfunction ranging from puttering dissonance to catastrophic explosive failure.
Rounding out the last few pieces on my final commission this coming week, with the trials of opening a new shop and life of course, I've had limited time to work on long impending projects. -tedious hobby time spent trying to make rough dated pewter models rad has really hurt the feelings of personal custom pieces leering at me from the shadows, so I've decided this is my last commission job. As fun as they can be, it's hard making something I do in my spare time into work.
Here are some of the last progress shots sent to the client. Finished shots to come including full squads and an Exorcist.
(Converted Seraphim and HQ)
(Standard and Canoness)
So, I've gotten loads of work in on the Black Legion project so I felt the itch to upload some progress. Feeling a bit more smart about time management with this project starting with the more detailed HQ and character elite models first leaving the troops choices to a more batch approach. We'll start with the progress on Abby...
The basic gap filling and base are blocked in. I'm going to ad in a few small elements at his waist as well as replace his missing ass flap that's pretty common to Terminator plate. Then it's on to the green stuff detailing (I.E. extended tabard and crack filling, as well as some added base details) Almost there uh....here.
Next up is the Champion of the first Chosen unit...
One of my first forays into the "truscale" world, I've always been super stoked on the Chosen model range so I had to try my hand with these. After a bit of drilling the nuts and bolts of the task presented themselves and I had a basic formulation of approach to scaling these beasts up. I've swapped his maul head out for a power Axe and his helmet to something more akin to the MK4 helmet witch I intent to ad a bit more spikey flair. Also switched out his backpack to some more generic Chaos kit. Other than a few basing details this ones almost done, nine more, ha.
Finaly I'm working at a Sorcerer in Terminator plate with all kinds of fancy pains in the fucking ass detail bits...
A bunch more to go here as well, but this kit is a big fucking monster who deserves some crazy attention, spikes, effigy, corruption, skulls...etc. I'm thinking of approaching this guy in beat ass gold or brass on the armor as opposed to black base cause "magic". Other than making him taller and a bit more frightening to a Primarus Marine I decided to give one of those dope looking blind rhino helms we've been seeing in the new Death Guard range a try with a warrior helm and some plasticard, digging it so far. Much more to go.
Thanks for looking, talk soon mean it.
So here's another installment on the Amalathian Retinue. ..
A couple acrobatic pieces made from GW's beautiful Gemini Bodyguard models. Not much change here other than the weird backpacks and weapon repositioning. Lots of fun ideas on the paint schemes and fluff for these that I'm super excited about, so stay tuned. Cheers!
So here is a bit of an update on the Abbadon model for this new black Legion force...
Connections in the arm gaps are the only structural tasks left to go, then it's on to,the green shit. This pieces seems like it's gonna be pretty easy to get together. It is kinda weird that this fuckers terminator armor doesn't have the hip plates or the butt flap. Gonna have to go ahead and fix that. Mabey just some more tabard type stuff. More soon.
Since the early 90's I've had a slight obsession with the Chaos Space Marine aesthetic. Spikes, chains, daemons, evil, all that shit was just too metal for my little twisted mind to pass up. Don't really know why I never created any pieces then, probably too enameled with the sprawling already visually tainted darkness of the God emperor's Imperium. Now well into my thirties and upon the release of 40k's 8th glorious edition, I've decided to start yet another army project.
Messing, slowly over the past few months, with true-scaling some Chosen models put back over the past couple years, for fun really, I was bit by the bug to actually build out an homage to the iconic Black Legion. the general theme being super heavy conversion and true-scale....!
Recently received (the severely dated and altogether lackluster) Abbadon The Despoiler fine cast model in the post and got to the task of chopping his evil ass up. The following are the fruits of this mornings drill session, and just the beginnings of the task of making this monster into, well, a fucking monster! Enjoy.
Hello, and welcome to the WITCHHAMMER STUDIOS blog site. This is pretty much a place to showcase my model projects (builds, paintings, kitbashes, commissions) in the grimdark Warhammer 40,000 universe.
I think a good place to start would be to upload a few of my projects in their varying degrees of completion. We'll start with the Amilathian Inquisitor Retinue if been toiling at in my spare time. I plan to not begin painting these 5 characters until they are fully built so I can attempt to keep their color scheme fairly congruent. This first blog post will focus on the groups figurehead (the Inquisitor) and her servo cherub.
This model is roughly based on the Games Workshop "Inquisitor Greyfax" model of recent release with a few bits shaved, filled or replaced all together. Other star components here are the addition of a Wood Elves head, a new shoulder pad, and an Iron Halo type section on the backpack to represent a sort of psychic amplification unit to assist in the strong comms element in this war band's general narrative. In the latter two photos the servo cherub is incomplete and is magnetized into the base as it will be able to detach into its own for further tactical purpose.
Here are the magnet locations in the bases.
The general idea here is that The Cherub can detach to capture/occupy objectives, mark targeting for the Heavy Weapons Ancient (dedicated post soon), or general infiltration tactics for the entire group.
Only a small amount of work left on this little piece. Some further detail on the mechedendrites, wiring, a simple maul type weapon and little tabard to go.
I hope if anyone stumbles along these articles they enjoy them, and the many more that will follow. Next I'll post some stuff about the Twin Interigators and maybe some other all together different projects. Cheers and thank you for looking!