Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The first contest winners done with updates form the past few weeks.

Alrighty well it has definately been a crazy few weeks with moving, and painting, and the holidays but I can say I am glad I made it through it all. The first contest winners model is done, and I rather enjoyed painting it I must say. He wanted black armor where it would ahve been green and green where black. The rest I was given freedom on and I definately had some fun. As can be seen I made the top flames blue for a multiple of reasons. First off this is THE vulkan he'stan and to me that makes him da man!!! Blue flames also give a lovely contrast that offsets the model on the battlefield. I did this as the eye catcher. Next I drybrushed up the cloak and gave it a wash in devlan mud. Finally I used bronzes up to silver to make the golds as requested. Also to note I did not do the base as I wanted the customer to be able to match the model to their army. This way they can pop it off the base do it up and BAMPH instant gratifacation. Honestly my picture taking sucks and I really need a better camera but hopefully they will enjoy the pics anyways. The next delight is an Eldar pheonix lord and let me tell you I AM STOKED ABOUT THIS ONE JUST AS BAD!!!

These pics are some of my traitor gaurd I am doing for adepticon.

Just thought I would post a pic of a friends roman army he did. I have to say I was quite impressed with one the speed of it as well as the level of detail. As stated my pics do not bring justice to these models.

Friday, December 25, 2009

fast update

Just thought since it has been over a week I would shoot you all an update. Things have been a little crazy and I hope to be able to post some pics tomorrow on recent work, and what not. After a few first and second degree burns from cooking oil today I was able to get down and get some commission work done on a vulkan hes'tan model for one of my contest winners. I have to admit I am rather digging this model, and have completed about 60% of it already. I also the other day recieved Ba'roth or however it is written and got him cleaned and ready for painting for this next week. I plan on getting pics of all of it for you all. Also I have been busy building my traitor gaurd for my adepticon team so pics to follow on that as well.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Seasons Greetings/updates on boston Indy GT

Greetings one and all I come bearing seasons greetings to all of you. It has been a very busy week for me, as with the holidays rolling around, and buying a house and all here in lovely Mass. I must profess I have more gaming room in the basement then I imagined so that for me is a short but very sweet Xmas present indeed.

Sadly my camera is still being unpacked atm so I will have to share everything with you all instead of take pics which I was hoping to do. this past week I finished a Historical commission for 40 Marines (AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ARMY RULES!!!!) from the boxer rebellion. Despite my noticable alliegances I completed this progect, and will admit I really enjoyed doing it. Those I was able to get some snap shots of before I packed them so once the cameras out I will get those on the blog. I also began working on Vulkan He'stan from Games Workshops warhammer 40k as part of my free commissions to my two winners of my blog contest. The other winner choise a very Lovely Jan'zar(however it's spelled) from the Games Workshop Warhammer 40k Eldar Line. Sadly I am still waiting for this to show up in the mail as being the holidays things tend to go extra slowly fro some lovely reason:) . I am really looking forward to doing these as well I always injoy a bit of a challenge, and the paint schemes these winners chose should look amazing so I only hope I can live up to their hopes.

In other news I have advanced my Indy GT a little bit more that will be held here in Lovely B-Town Mass in May of 2010. With one of my VIP's Locked in and some sponsers too this is slowly shapeing up to be a great event that I am very excited for. On that note i will leave you all with the website to it, and if you have any questions on the event please email me at Boston_Brawl@yahoo.com. Here is the website address, and again happy holidays. http://bostonbrawl.wetpaint.com/


Monday, December 7, 2009

New winner IS!!!!!!! As well as Working with resin.

One more winner this week as murtogen Het never emailed me to claim his prize. With the other two winners who did contact me that leaves one spot. The new winner is TYLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so please email me by Friday at 11:59 pm on dec the 11th to claim your prize. My email address is alexanderakers@yahoo.com. Now for this blog I wanted to chat about some basics of working with resin. I am at work so sadly no pics to be able to post, but I figure I will give you all the low down on how to get the smoothest/cleanist resin pieces for your gaming needs.

First off we will need some basic tools. I love to use files(Yes files not sand paper), a dremel, x-acto knife, and more importantly eye and nose protection.

-Too start off you will want to take your x-acto knife and scrap away at the models flash. This is only the first of at least two to three times you will do this so be carefull. After doing this initial cleaning of the piece at hand you will want to wash the piece under luke warm water. Of coarse not hot as heat and easily warp resin. We will then after the model is dry litghtly scrape along the affected areas again this is to insure that there is no major flash once we use the dremel. Rinse one more time accept you will want to bring your dremel in with you. While the model is wet you will take the dremel and begin to bring it over the models rough areas. Doing this with constant use of water application will insure that the resin particles don't fly up in the air and settle all over your work station. Instead the resin will look like a past which will make it easy to work it and clean off.

Once you are sure the model is where you want it to be I would then put the model under cold running water and take your file and lightly file the area's that the dremel has gone over. This will remove any final surface corrosion that may have occured during the whole proces. Let the model dry for a couple of hours, and when it is done you will have an amazingly smooth piece of resin.

Now through all of this most people(myself once upon a time included) will not wear eye and mouth protection. People this is serious as resin believe it or not is in it's most basic form FIBER GLASS!!!!!!!! This stuff ingested over long periods of time can cause eternal damage to your body. If you feel like spending the doe ray me then their is great face mask for painting that costs around $30.00, but personally I enjoy using the cheap 3 for $4.99 ones I find at the harware store. Hopefully tonight when I get home I can get some pics done up for you all and repost them into this, but if not just remember people, your resin models are expensive so don't you feel they deserve a little extra attention in building, and painting them?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

And the winners are!!!!!!!!

........Not to be announced so as we can bring you a new terrance and phillips episode... JKJK sorry would have posted sooner, but busy at work.
2.)Alan Kreilick
3.)Murtogen Het

You three have until 11:59pm on sunday dec. 6th to email me what $20.00 model you would like and what paint style you would like on it. I will then begin doing those commissions for you. If you do not want it painted that is your choice , and I can send it too you. Please email me at alexanderakers@yahoo.com . Thanks again one and all and stay tunned closely pass the word along because this is only one of many contests. In the near future I will be raffeling off free tickets to the indy GT I am working on here in boston as well as other great models to you my loyal followers. Hope you all have a great holidays.