Monday, August 30, 2010

Pro Painted vs Seriously?

Ok so I figured I would talk about something that has been on my mind lately. As usual I have been looking through forums and ebay and all sorts of places at minis as well, that's my hobby! I have come to the point were I really begin to wonder what the hell people are thinking when they post a "Pro Painted" model and charge an arm and a leg for it.

Now to many a true "pro" is a painting master or someone who has won demons, and other painting trophies of note, but for some reason people who have no actual talent claim to be pro's. Now I know a dictionary discribes professional as someone who makes a living off something, and yes their may be some "professional"painters out there that are actually good, but many don't seem to know a brush from a stick, and charge more when they obviously have no actual control in their paiting. I for one do not sugar coat things for people especially on forums. If I think your painting sucks I will tell you why and make suggestions on possible ways to improve. Now to my inspirations I am no where near their calibar, but I hope one day to be. Anyways I leave you with these pics as some of you have requested them. Some are of my Ogres that won me a my first demon some are the phoenix guard that dave taylor built for me. Keep painting people and let me know what you think of what I have posted as I love you critiques good or bad!

A pic of my favorite one of the lot. I threw out the display at games day as I thought it sucked :).

Group shot!

Side shot of the favorite!

I took a better pic of the Sorcerer as asked.

One day the primarch will join his retinue... not sure when. Missing is the banner carrier as he is not finished. These are of coarse table top quality.

Finally a single shot of fulgrims Elite.

Well that's it for this post people, thanks for checking out the blog and I promise next week to have some cool pieces up for you. I just finished building(and fixing) isable from Mcvey studios!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Games Day Baltimore '10 and a bronze win!

Well I want to start off saying sorry for the lack of posts as well I have been utterly busy painting for games day, and all the hard work paid off. With my first demon EVER!!!! I took bronze in the warhammer fantasy reg't category with my Iron Gut Ogres. Now I love ogres no real idea why but I had a ton of fun doing these models. For those of you wanting to see them here is a link to the stuff of legends site.

I will get some pics this week of my guys with the demon, but as we know.. my pics suck. Until then I wish you all a found adu and grats to all of the other participants in demon and my gamming mates from "The Knights of the Basement", and fellow Darkwald members for being there. They really made this year the best games day I have ever been too and I am rather excited now for next years.