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Made in us
Dangerous Skeleton Champion





Chicago Suburbs

Hello there Dakkanaughts!

Many months/years I have lurked in the shadows observing the fruits of the labor that is warhammer and other tabletop miniature hobbies and with recent re-incarnation of the WHFB game to Age of Sigmar I have dusted off my collections and began to not only regain motivation but build up courage to post some of my progress on here!

Seems a shame to dump a whole lot of imagery without context on how and when but I will be brief and point out notable things!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something you might enjoy !

let us begin by outlining that before AoS I was on my way to build a Tomb King force, that did not work out so great as I was taking my time looking for deals, still a fairly sizable portion is what I currently own.



About half way through the work on these horsemen, the AoS announcement came and I had to get some troops completed so I switched gears and 'completed' these skeletons.



Most unfortunately as outlined by the title of the 'studio' my attention span frequently wanders and I think of new, not too drastic distractions. While my significant order thinks the collection is far outrageous, it really is majority Tomb Kings + 40k Orks (entire cabinet full and some)....

Somewhere in the AoS boot-up , I discovered the love of Dwarfs and picked up an auction on eBay with a standard portioned Skull Pass plus some extras, told myself I won't go overboard so I really picked up what I 'needed' to cap off a 20- or 30 unit and stopped at that.

Here are some pictures of that progress:




All that I have left remaining is to paint the bases to resemble cobblestone, while I regret not making a more 'themed' + 'cooler' bases , this was my 1st ever attempt at making models look good from 2 ft away without doing a 'lot' of work or being super OCD about under armpits and between the legs.

More to come as I develop the next insert!

Cheers!

This message was edited 7 times. Last update was at 2016/04/13 05:32:47


 Udo wrote:
Get it painted up though. It's a scientific fact that unpainted models die quicker than painted one's.
 
   
Made in gb
Pious Palatine






Wow. You've certainly got enough to keep you busy. The skeletons are looking great.

EDC
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Krazed Killa Kan





New York City

That dwarf unit looks great so far!

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I do commissions. If you are interested send me a PM and we can talk concepts and pricing. 
   
Made in us
Dangerous Skeleton Champion





Chicago Suburbs

Moving along!

Somewhere along the dwarf project making its way along, I played a small game using forces of death. My interest plateaued as usual with infantry and I fancied some zombies so Mantic it is !




I think I lost majority of the progress pictures there, went sort of from the hoola hoop skirt base to the final tray of brain eaters.

Tell me what color do you like most !!! I pretty much just bashed things together but the biel-tan green on GREEN skirt was .... most... unfortunate...

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 Udo wrote:
Get it painted up though. It's a scientific fact that unpainted models die quicker than painted one's.
 
   
Made in us
Pestilent Plague Marine with Blight Grenade





Chicago

Awesome stuff can't wait to see more !

 
   
Made in us
Dangerous Skeleton Champion





Chicago Suburbs

Another update! can't get around doing these often enough but then again, not sure if I would like the painting to catch up to me. Went to Adepticon 2016 as it is just down the road from my house and hit the bitz guy of course.

Picked up a bunch of stuff my significant other probably doesn't think I need anyway so that is that!

Of course when I got a closer look at the loot (just like last year) but I did not stop there! picked up the paint brush and got this empire artillery piece done including the crew. Don't ask about the names, my girlfriend sits in the same room I have my corner desk setup and we were just chatting along while some names came up to our head, 'twas fun and I think they are fitting.

The whole process took about 4 evenings ? and the results while not exceptional, surpass my expectation for table-top miniatures. Knowing me, I will probably pick them up somewhere down the line and touch them up or improve em, until then enjoy the snaps!

Hail Sigmar!



 Udo wrote:
Get it painted up though. It's a scientific fact that unpainted models die quicker than painted one's.
 
   
Made in us
Dangerous Skeleton Champion





Chicago Suburbs

Been a long time since an update and I am hoping to post some more progress. Life has been most work but war gaming always finds a way no matter how much time is allowed. Death has not been treating me well in skirmishes so Dwarfs were it for time being but breaking away from my army a friend requested I paint his Giant he picked up so I did! Here is what I am considering a completed job. sorry for the crappy picture. Enjoy!






 Udo wrote:
Get it painted up though. It's a scientific fact that unpainted models die quicker than painted one's.
 
   
Made in gb
Pious Palatine






Nice work on the giant. Especially the green dribble.

EDC
   
Made in us
Pestilent Plague Marine with Blight Grenade





Chicago

Sweet job on that giant man! Did that bell come with the original kit?

 
   
Made in us
Dangerous Skeleton Champion





Chicago Suburbs

Snoopdeville3 - bell is from the Putrid Blightking kit !

Hey there Dakka!

It's been a long time, its always interesting coming back with motivation to post something I am working on. Holy long time since last post!

Looks like its been quite some time ! 2016! , anyway figured I would upload something in progress at this time. With rumors of Death forces I am wrapping up the Shadespire warband , little Mordheim minis here and there but I am building willpower to post more frequently as I get ready for Adepticon.

Cheers !

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2018/01/29 03:59:54


 Udo wrote:
Get it painted up though. It's a scientific fact that unpainted models die quicker than painted one's.
 
   
Made in us
Dangerous Skeleton Champion





Chicago Suburbs

Hello Everyone!

It has been some time but I finally decided to catch up and post some additional work into my library. I will also do my best to update 2019 as I move forward. This studio works on quite a few models at a time.



Currently working on this bad boy to wrap up my 2k points of Clan Moulder. Also, have 3 pewter one's coming!

I graciously invite you to my galleries!

Thanks for stopping by !

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/01/27 05:08:38


 Udo wrote:
Get it painted up though. It's a scientific fact that unpainted models die quicker than painted one's.
 
   
Made in us
Dangerous Skeleton Champion





Chicago Suburbs

Hello fellow Hobbyists!

Sharing some more progress on Squirrel Paint Studio work!, in progress, at this time (due to Moulder taking some much-needed rat-siesta) we have Order Warriors!

Played a small game against a long time friend, also forum viewer against his Beastclaw Raiders. https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/1002996-Dwarfs%20Vs%20Beastclaw%2C%20Dwarfs%20Vs%20Order%2C%20Order%20Vs%20Dwarfs.html

This provoked me to wrap up my Order/Dwarf army. You can see mixes of Stormcast/Free People/Iron-weld in the studio galleries.

The first snapshot is of the leader that I wanted to test Auric Armour Gold after deciding it was THE metallic I would be putting on them. I don't foresee myself buying enough of the handsome sculpted but overpriced Ironbreakers. With enough friendship across the table, I could run them as such, should one wish to try them out. I like the scheme so I am also including progress on the block that needs to be painted!



I have peppered in there a metal, Hammerers command to give this unit a bit more character. It also contains a blend of old Warrior units from starter sets as well as new unique Warriors. This works well, at least on the transport device I have them going on.

Looking forward to my entire Order army taking shape once complete, similar to that of the Longbeards and Stormcast alike!

Cheers!



 Udo wrote:
Get it painted up though. It's a scientific fact that unpainted models die quicker than painted one's.
 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Brad's the name...






Michigan

Loving your work!

Especially loved the 3 named guys

BLAH BLAH....blah. 
   
Made in us
Dangerous Skeleton Champion





Chicago Suburbs

Hey there Dakka!

It's been less than a month so I guess this is a high 5 for me on trying to keep the ball rolling. Never understood how often, or how rarely one should post. I have a few treats today before we take a quick extended break from work to vacation.

I have been working on some Daemons of Khorne, this will be used in the new Age of Sigmar game. They always fascinated me and a friend whom I got into the game purchased an army, keeps it at my house. I've come to realize that I hope my paint job will make him happy and he will want to field them.

I am buying all the trinkets he needs to actually play like the rulebook too! , and I may be beefing up this Bloodletter unit as well but let's not get into Army building.

Having fun painting Demons.

From the moment I have seen those miniatures in my life, I imagined them coming from out of the ground Dante Inferno's style. They are creatures that are of Red color mostly, darker might not necessarily mean better as older skin is less prone to stretching. They don't have Gold Bond where they come from and are completely formed out of flesh that is many layers of skin.

While bones do come out looking clean out of their standard created limbs (unlike my paint job) , they too themselves are very hot, anything they touch singes of and that's that! On another very hot related point, besides getting distracted, (squirrel paint studio), The blade is nested in the gold heath which does have or at least attempts to be completely drenched with blood.

Blood of enemies as it gets drenched in it upholds the livelihood that is The Hellblade. Unimaginably hot beyond anything described. Forget a lightsaber, have you ever felt heat so hot that you felt your eyeballs leave your skull as it sliced you in half? that is what I would imagine being cut by one of those things would be like. Not a good place. Come to think of it Beastclaw Raiders are so cold, maybe they could handle it?

In any case, the red and gold work very well with each other, these guys are a delight to put together and very fun to paint. Looking forward to completing the Altar, it will serve as good decor and we could use it in Mordheim games as well! Sigmar knows it busted out of the ground in somewhere beyond the walls because Khorne wanted in on the action!





Cheers !

P.S. the Dwarf Warrior unit is doing fine, Laying Down multiple brush coats of Aveland Sunset on their fiddly bits is going to take some patience.

This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2019/04/10 22:55:25


 Udo wrote:
Get it painted up though. It's a scientific fact that unpainted models die quicker than painted one's.
 
   
Made in us
Dangerous Skeleton Champion





Chicago Suburbs

Hello, fellow hobbyists!

Well, here we are. I spoke too soon and did not submit work during the month of April, after bragging about it in May. Shame because the hobby has been flowing on and off, time permitting of course. Craving Mordheim on some nice terrain.

Continued the work on Khorne upon leaving for my vacation to Japan and managed to produce this. Bloodcrushers are all assembled.




The Chaos Hounds and Karnakk models still need to be put together, looks like it will have to wait...

When I returned from the trip, the Khorne train subsided due to considerable pickup in work-life, this will continue as I planned some development work in the Summer of 2019... in the meantime, bloodletters are all taking a Khorne bath.



This brings me to an opening of the next chapter here at squirrel paint!
In anticipation of the most recent 2,000 point game as my beloved TK/Death, I've picked up and made progress on a unit of dire wolves!



I put them on 40mm bases due to originally using them as 40k Space Wolves, considering changing them to proper AoS bases. This kit is stupendous, such detail, and a treat to put together. Basecoats and some blood for blood god so far. Just need to detail out the fur and some minor skulls/bones/chains, potentially yellow eyes but many of them have skull sockets, so that's a little weird. I love the way they look on the tabletop... maybe I should bust out the 80 mantic zombies with them next game!



There is a good chance now that I am back in the States, updates might get posted more frequently.

Also looking forward to posting my first picture of the Nagash figure. Several of his elements are completely base-coated but I am actively working on his base. If my fellow wargamer persists to reward me with his time to play, we should see him posted on here as my tabletop standard by the end of this summer!

Squirrel Out,

 Udo wrote:
Get it painted up though. It's a scientific fact that unpainted models die quicker than painted one's.
 
   
 
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