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Indiana

Hey thanks everyone!

Obermutant wrote:Great Work as always, looking forward for more.

But one little thing freaks me out...the doll in the backround and that she rises her arms from one picture to the other....Poltergeist inc.?

Cheers


Haha it does have a mind of it's own.

Hollow wrote:Nice. Seems almost superfluous to be honest. Playing at that scale would be draining I would think.


Elbows wrote:Even if I loved painting, something like that would break me.


Personally I love it. I understand why most hobbyists enjoy doing single minis and squads as a break, and as relaxation, but I am the opposite. Nothing more relaxing or exciting than a good audiobook and a full day or a ton of models. Content is a good word for it. Have yet to find the top end where it gets too much but I am starting to think there isnt one!

DarkTraveler777 wrote:My fingers hurt just imagining assembling that many models in less than five days.

You are a trooper, Brandon!


Thanks!



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Wow.... so many models, I've just put 3 goblins together and thought I achieved something.....

   
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Indiana




"You come.
I forge.
We talk.
You good friend.
I very happy."
- G.B.

It is finished! The big Stormcast army is a wrap, and here is the full gallery.

The army went well, lots of time spent, with some stories to tell at a later date. Overall very happy and the original scheme idea worked great with only minor tweaks. The customer wanted something similar in layout to the traditional scheme, but with a much darker feel. Antique and royal, but also brooding and ethereal. Ancient armor that has seen some stuff, but still on this side of "good." Personally love this sort of aesthetic so it was a whole lot of fun from start to finish.

Feels good to be done with what is my longest spanning project in terms of time involved. You never fully see it, despite all the time spent with them in my face, until pictures are taken. It is extremely rewarding. On the other hand, there is always a bit of postpartum, for lack of a less dramatic term, when an army is finished. I enjoy being in the thick of it and that is what allows me to do things like this alone. But that is life, and there is always another cool project waiting for me to get my mitts on it.

So until next time, thanks for following along with the making of it, and see you for the next one.


For more pictures, check the link in my signature! See ya,



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land of 10k taxes

Not much into AoS, but that is a sweet looking army
   
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Indiana

 FeindusMaximus wrote:
Not much into AoS, but that is a sweet looking army


Thanks!



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Hanging out on the Great Plains

Great looking army and that is huge a huge army
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Oslo Norway

Really cool wings on the stardrake, good play on the name

   
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Indiana

thesilverback wrote:Great looking army and that is huge a huge army
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Thank you!

Illumini wrote:Really cool wings on the stardrake, good play on the name


I am glad someone got it. I figured it a bit obscure but googleable and too fun to skip on. I love Dark Souls and that sort of feel was exactly what the customer was after.



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I would add my sincerest compliments to all the other praise I've read on your blog- truly some amazing work. Everything shows skill, thought and preparation- the infantry, the vehicles, the venues, all startling in their originality and execution.

I started out gaming/painting Napoleonics, and the catch phrase amongst those guys was 'in mass lies perfection'- meaning, large numbers of figures, painted gaming quality, assume a greater degree of excellence because of the large numbers- the inability of the eye to take in all the detail. Over the years I've seen some painters who could do one- or at best a few- figures extremely well- museum quality stuff. And I've seen guys that could paint large numbers of figures _decently_ in a short amount of time.

I have seen very few painters who can handle the volume of figures you do over any comparable time span (weeks/months/the year) and every one of them something that I would have under its own special spotlight on its own special plinth in my display case.

Really admirable work, from assembly to paint to display.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast 
   
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Nottingham, UK

I'm always awed by your work, Brandon. So fast. So pretty. So very, very jealous. One of these days I'll get over the pond and grill you on how you do what you do. :-)

 
   
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Indiana

Apologies. I switched browsers and Dakka was one site I missed, bookmark issue. Just remembered while also in front of the PC. A bit of catching up here!

 Meer_Cat wrote:
I would add my sincerest compliments to all the other praise I've read on your blog- truly some amazing work. Everything shows skill, thought and preparation- the infantry, the vehicles, the venues, all startling in their originality and execution.

I started out gaming/painting Napoleonics, and the catch phrase amongst those guys was 'in mass lies perfection'- meaning, large numbers of figures, painted gaming quality, assume a greater degree of excellence because of the large numbers- the inability of the eye to take in all the detail. Over the years I've seen some painters who could do one- or at best a few- figures extremely well- museum quality stuff. And I've seen guys that could paint large numbers of figures _decently_ in a short amount of time.

I have seen very few painters who can handle the volume of figures you do over any comparable time span (weeks/months/the year) and every one of them something that I would have under its own special spotlight on its own special plinth in my display case.

Really admirable work, from assembly to paint to display.


That might be the most thoughtful, kind and insightful compliment I have ever received. That means a great deal, thank you so much.

It's like anything in life, the mind wants to take shortcuts, or cut out what is less than necessary to the goal. That is human nature. Some people enjoy the very high quality painting, so the "shortcut" (to be honest, for lack of a less derogatory term as that isn't my intent. Note of direction, not judgement) is to just do one model at a time. Some people enjoy gaming and having huge forces, so the shortcut is the quality. Both together you have a tug of war between both values, which is what makes it hard. Plus for your average person doing 300 guys to their max ability is going to be doing it in free time, not every day as I do, so the reward is so strung out it is hard for it to overpower that long spell of labor. Even I get a little bit of that feeling, but because I am able to always be soothing that feeling with work, and the finish is relatively close for the size of the army, it isnt such a big deal.

When it comes to other things I have zero attention span, so sometimes I will try and empathize, "is this how most hobbyists see painting, especially large forces" and it makes 100% sense why it is an issue for most people. Besides reading and random things outside I have no real nameable hobbies, just interests. Not because I have no time for it but because I have no patience for it.

Anyway, not to be too inside baseball but it is interesting psychology.

winterdyne wrote:
I'm always awed by your work, Brandon. So fast. So pretty. So very, very jealous. One of these days I'll get over the pond and grill you on how you do what you do. :-)


That would be my pleasure!

And thank you as always.

Ok time for an update I missed. As always, links for more pics! Will keep it short since the rest of my post is long-winded.



Thanks, and see you next time!



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Dublin, Ireland

The Croc riders
Brilliant as always!

Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
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United Kingdom

Lustrian Ogres! From what I can see it all looks typically tip-top. Where might one see more pctures, including close ups?

   
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Indiana

 sockwithaticket wrote:
Lustrian Ogres! From what I can see it all looks typically tip-top. Where might one see more pctures, including close ups?


Thank you.

You can click on whichever site you prefer in my signature to find the most recent army in the most recent posts there. Facebook and my blog are the best place to get the complete galleries. My main site as well but I tend to update that less often and in batch since I always forget/jump right into the next one. For anything before the most recent go to the blog and go back in the timeline that many projects.

I used to post them all here but it seemed more inconvenient for people.

 Ratius wrote:
The Croc riders
Brilliant as always!


Thanks buddy!



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Great work, always glad to see you with another commission and the results that come from it.

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Indiana





Here comes another doozy. This time Age of Sigmar Khorne. Whole lot of everything:
90 Bloodletters
30 Flesh Hounds
75 Warriors
25 Mongers
25 Reapers
80 Reavers
38 Crushers, some of both types
4 Thirsters
Archaon on Dragon
Shrine
2-4 of all the other models in the Khorne range, only exception being singles of a couple named characters.

The Hellfort will be part of the backdrop, just felt like getting it on there. The backdrop will be another big monster, and thought up some ways to get maximum width out of that kit. But that is a story for another post.

Enjoy painting red, so this should be fun. While it may seem at first glance an army that is very cohesive and the same colors, all units/groups will be painted separately. While the scheme is the same the sculpts are all quite different, so it is easier with muscle memory in mind to divide and paint in like model sections.

Will see you in a couple weeks with some starts to the backdrop and my thoughts on that. See you then.


 Thousandeyes wrote:
Great work, always glad to see you with another commission and the results that come from it.


Thank you! Glad you enjoy them.



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State of Jefferson

Dear lord man. I just died a little inside. That is a lot of minis. You are a production MACHINE!
   
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Dublin, Ireland

Im more fixated by the creepy doll in the corner.....

Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
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Indiana

 doktor_g wrote:
Dear lord man. I just died a little inside. That is a lot of minis. You are a production MACHINE!


It is quite a few!


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 Ratius wrote:
Im more fixated by the creepy doll in the corner.....


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The Khorne army is just about finished, so that means it is time to start the backdrop to give it time to fully dry.
Learned a few things on the big Stormcast backdrop that are applying here. The things in common - it needs to be huge. This is 6'x4x3'. Another, it needs to stay relatively simple to fit everything on there. When dealing with photographing such a large army, have to balance cramming them in there with elevation and space. A large army even with slight gaps between units will suddenly become less impactful overall.
With that my thoughts went to ways to clever it up without taking any space. When I made the Stormcast backdrop, by necessity only, I had to cut away part of the interior wall to allow light in from behind to light the hallway up. That got me to thinking about using a red light to add a bit of glow.
I have always loved Oblivion and Khorne, especially the Helfort remind me of the Oblivion realm. Did not want just a flat black lava rock plane, and putting modelled lava in the floor would separate the army up. So I went with a shot at the glow effect, a red light hidden behind but casting from above the mouth, behind the eyes, and into each side of the cave.
Not really sure if it will even work, but in theory it should and I will wait until they are both done to see.
Next post, painting the thing. After which the army will be ready to stack up on it. See you then!




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Dublin, Ireland

Yeah. Just manic.

Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

Wow,very promising start and concept! looking forward to seeing it finished

   
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Indiana





Time to celebrate another culmination of a great deal of hard work and good times painting away. While painting is what keeps me mellow and content, there is a huge rush to the last couple days of a project, and for this army especially so being one of the longest spanning in terms of weeks. Always a good feeling to sit down after a ton of hours in a project and see it on the computer screen.

Personally happy and glad to be able to paint red again, which I have not in some time. Pleased with how the backdrop came out as well. Originally I kept it a bit simple for space and time, and felt it could have been a lot wilder. However with the pictures taken it actually worked really well, and I underestimated the impact of a mess of Khorne models which balanced it out in heft. Proves sometimes simple is better and learned I should probably watch adding complexity for it's own sake, as simple can in this case be just what it needs.

Up next - Marines! More reinforcements for the Clan Lachesis army. That will likely take my next project post into 2018, so an early Happy Holidays to everyone if I don't have anything for you until then. Thank you as always.

Full gallery here



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More amazing work as always - not a fan of Khorne models generally, but as a whole the effort is fantastic that you put into this project. Well done!

 
   
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Dublin, Ireland

Jaw dropping a usual. Happy Holidays GMM!

Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
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Indiana

Elbows wrote:More amazing work as always - not a fan of Khorne models generally, but as a whole the effort is fantastic that you put into this project. Well done!


Ratius wrote:Jaw dropping a usual. Happy Holidays GMM!


Thank you very much!



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Indiana



Christmas came a little early for me this year, in the form of these two boxes. Two of the biggest that have rolled through at that, the larger one standing almost six feet tall on end. Felt a bit bad for the UPS man who lugged it up to the porch at 8PM.

The best part - these contain the entire catalog, in some instances twice over, of Tabletop World. These will all be going underneath huge Game of Thrones armies late next year, each house getting a spot and a themed board and terrain to go home with them. I used Tabletop World in the skeleton throne Adepticon display and am excited to dig into the rest of the current line.

Thanks to all of my clients who allow me to play Santa as well as kid on Christmas morning every single day of the year. Nothing else is as rewarding and fun, and am grateful to be able to do it.

To all of you, happy holidays and safe modelling. To this crazy guy and his ilk - "Merry Christmas ya filthy animal!"



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TEXAS USA

AMAZING WORK!!!! Just a delight to look at, really gives me inspiration!!

 
   
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St. Louis, MO

Never heard of them.
Looked them up after seeing this post.
Holy ...umm... MOLY! You've got a lot invested in that display!
Great stuff, though. I'm sure it'll turn out AWESOME!

Eric

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