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Made in ca
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Hey everyone, me and a friend decided to take a crack at going full time with the commission painting biz after some unfortunate circumstances left us both jobless. We're two Canadian men who love building, converting, and painting and (in my case at least) find it's actually easier to get painting done when it's someone else's baby then your own. We love hearing others opinions and would really appreciate any constructive criticism that you have.

If you're interested in what you see feel free to contact us here or at a our facebook @2loonspainting. We're always open to negotiations so don't hesitate to send us a message.

Anyways, you came to see some miniatures so here ya go.







I call this bad boy the White Ogre, he's part of a much larger Death Guard commission. He's special to me personally as he's my first attempt at both using oil paints and using the salt masking technique. All in all I think he came out pretty good. Note: I know he doesn't have any green on him, I want to say that was intentional but it wasn't....I just totally forgot until it was far too late . That's okay though, the customer loved him and I assure you I won't be forgetting the green on the rest of the vehicles after that guffaw. I like to think that he never took the green as some sort of silent protest or some such against Mortarion.

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Now these guys I absolutely love (I'm allowed to gush over them because they aren't mine, they're entirely my partners work). These are part of his personal army and are actually the models that made me bring up the idea of commission painting with him in the first place. I think they look freaking awesome when they hit the table......too bad they roll in reverse proportion to the level they're painted too.


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Anyways, we'll be uploading many more photos in the coming weeks so stay tuned and I hope you like what you see.

 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

That Death Guard Dread is superbly Nurgletastic, gruesome and mucky without being overdone! Cracking stuff, I look forward to seeing more!

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Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut






The dread is fantastic. I love the rust and flaking effect. Definitely looks commission-worthy.



The alpha legion dudes aren't quite on the same level. They've got spots on the gradients where the shading is noticeably not smooth (seems to happen most with the brightest green highlight). I'm sure they'd look great on the table, but if you picked it up to examine it you'd see the flaws. Same with the OSL effect; it's in all the right spots and it's way better than a lazy blast with an airbrush, but the application has a couple rough spots.

As a hobbiest looking for a nice and solid tabletop standard I'd give the dudes a thumbs up. As a professional commission they've got a few weak spots that could do with some tidying up.
   
Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User






Thanks for the compliments on the dread you two. Considering I love to paint all things ooey, gooey, and otherwise messed up, I'm glad that others like how it looks.

My partner and I did take the Alpha Legion criticism to heart as well, and we can both see that improvement is possible in that field, and thank you for your honest criticism. I will say though that a great deal of the commissions we've received so far have been for pretty bare-bones level paintjobs and most of our customers are enamored with them. Unfortunately we're not big enough to only charge a flat rate for our best foot forward so we often have to offer much cheaper, but quicker painting levels to get people interested in our work at all. We're discovering quite readily that everyone is a critic....until it comes to paying for their own army to get done, and then they're more than happy to have an extremely simple/clean paintjob for real cheap. Anyways, my partner's army is still a WIP so hopefully when he gets the next unit done and I upload it here it'll be much better.

Anyways on to the miniature update for today.









This is the first model for a complete dwarf Blood Bowl team that's been converted by a friend/rival (he's my main competition in the local conversion contests) that he's commissioned me to paint. The models he's converted are simple and get the job done, and I quite like them. More of them coming soon.

On to this fine fellow, the goal with him was to paint him (and his teammates) like they were in an open field stadium with their backs to the sun. I think that effect came out reasonably well, I've already got a couple ideas for improvement in that area for the next guy though. The pants in general are my favorite part of the mini, I feel like I did the "football pants" look justice. Also, I realize he doesn't have any pupils...I noticed after getting home and seeing the images, that has been quickly corrected but as my partner is the one with the camera, no pupil update until the next batch of Blood Bowl figs is uploaded.

Anyways, thoughts, critics....soul-crushing and mind-numbing silence that leaves one wondering what they're doing with their life? All are welcome.

 
   
Made in us
Squishy Squig





Nottingham, UK

Excellent work on the dread, looks proper crusty and that dwarf, works great for Blood Bowl. I really must get around to repainting my BB Wood Elves

Lo there do I see my Father. Lo there do I see my Mother, and my Sisters and my Brothers. Lo there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning. Lo they do call to me. They bid me take my place among them, in the halls of Valhalla where the brave may live forever. 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut






That dwarf looks great to me. Blood on the fist, mud on the feet, very evocative. I look forward to seeing the rest of them.

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Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User






 Tzusskin wrote:
Excellent work on the dread, looks proper crusty and that dwarf, works great for Blood Bowl. I really must get around to repainting my BB Wood Elves


The manager of the local Games Workshop here in BC is a HUUUUUGGEE (I literally can't stress that enough) Blood Bowl fan. I think between him and his best friend they have like 40 something painted teams, it's disgusting, I love it. I'm actually super excited for the re-release. Anyone is allowed to go and play Blood Bowl down at the shop, theirs even a board and the dice etc, but I just couldn't get behind the older miniatures, and I just don't have the time or energy to convert a whole team so the re-release has got me excited.


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Just a model I converted and painted over a year ago for a painting competition. I think he looks okay, but I've definately improved over the last year so he's being uploaded more as a reminder of where I've come from.
The idea behind him was that he was a grey seer who mastered necromancy so that he could survive his rivals' machinations, unfortunately for him even in death he always has to watch out for the spirits of said rivals taking their revenge. The base is my attempt at sandstone marble and the pillar was supposed to a be an obsidian column infused with warpstone. I tried to make the glow effect of the ghosts "shimmer" because both surfaces are supposed to be reflective and ghosts don't have a "hard" source of light but a shifting ephmereal one. I think the glow and the ghosts are definately the weak points of the model.

What do you guys think. How does my year old painting hold up?



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Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User






A quick update today. Their will be a huge pic dump coming up soon as we finish two commission projects and some personal models for the upcoming Paintapalooza. For now though have some Archaeon the Everchosen.









This bad boy was painted as the first part of a two part commission for a father and his young son. The dad is a great local guy who's trying to get his young son into the hobby and AOS has really helped with that. I believe they paint most of their models together but he wanted a centerpiece for each of their armies (they both play chaos) and the second one coming will be the Glottkin.

Thoughts, criticisms....comments at all? The loon's favorite food is comments and it always hungers



 
   
Made in us
Armored Iron Breaker





Dallas, TX

Your stuff looks amazing man. I would have died and gone to heaven if my skill ever gets to half yours.

The BB Dwarf and Archaon are my fav's btw

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"It's like the 12 days of Christmas...except its the 12 days of Death" Ian Christe
 
   
Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User






The last of a giant Hordes commission project. The customer wanted tons of different factions/models done to varying qualities etc etc. So I'm just gonna upload my favorites, it's easier that way. The rest of the pics are catalogued on our Facebook (except for the ones we forgot to take pics of ).










This guy was loads of fun, a shame he was the only Trollblood done for the commission, I wouldn't have minded doing more. He's a cool model in general, and I wouldn't mind owning one myself, but man the little trolls oozing out of him look really dumb imho and if he were mine I would have greenstuffed that away.










My other favorite. I don't know how well it shows up, but I wanted to give him a sinister look so I tried to make his eye look like they were just pockets of ink. I thought this faction was the "good guys" at first but a friend informed me they were cannibals and what not so I figured making this guy look a little bit evil was called for.


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 Rezyn wrote:
Your stuff looks amazing man. I would have died and gone to heaven if my skill ever gets to half yours.

The BB Dwarf and Archaon are my fav's btw


Wow, thank you for the kind words, but our work is nowhere near as good as some of the other magnificent painters on here, you should join us in trying to be half as good as them .


Due to a change in policy, we here at 2Loons no longer ask for comments and criticism.....we demand it.

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Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User











Just a random Night Goblin Shaman I decided to paint up after picking him up "out of the pile" so to speak. As always, I'd love a comment or some criticism, the tumble weeds are getting uppity.

*Also, my partner's Armies on Parade display should be coming soon and the previously promised Blood Bowl team as well (needed some clarifications from the customer before continuing.)

 
   
Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User






My partners Adeptus Mechanicus army arrayed for Armies on Parade. It did okay, but the competition was immense (and closer to the door ) so only a 5th place. Oh well.














 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

That's an awesome Admech army, the competition must have been amazingly strong for that to only take 5th!

My one criticism is that there are perhaps just too many models on there, they all sort of get lost; I'd maybe have taken out a unit or two just to give the centrepieces a chance to shine.

Excellent stuff, though!

Paradigm's New Blog- 02/12: Reign of the Supermenl

Available for Commission Work. PM me for details. 
   
Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User






 Paradigm wrote:
That's an awesome Admech army, the competition must have been amazingly strong for that to only take 5th!

My one criticism is that there are perhaps just too many models on there, they all sort of get lost; I'd maybe have taken out a unit or two just to give the centrepieces a chance to shine.

Excellent stuff, though!


Thanks for the kind words. Agreed on the crowded aspect, I personally thought he should have done the same style of board,but used the full 2x2 space allotted for Armies on Parade, would have been much less crowded looking and a little more "impressive". Oh well, he's happy with how it came out and so am I. Other than one entry which imho did not deserve to be so high up everyone who placed higher did spectacular jobs.

 
   
Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User






Big(ish) update today.

First up is my partner's winning entry for the local painting competitions' 40k squad category. It's 5 Word Bearer Chaos Lords with hints of each god and one undivided.



The second part is a continuation of the Death Guard commission that the Leviathan was a part of.









CnC is always welcome.

 
   
Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User






Here's the completed Blood Bowl team just in time for the start of a new season. Was converted by the client and sent our way. I particularly love the Death Roller.



I call these guys the bash brothers. (I even numbered them the same even though the sports are different.)





The Death Roller.




All together it was a pretty fun project. The first slayer had more effort put into him at first due to a miscommunication on what "level" the client wanted so I went ahead and painted his partner to the same standard so that they matched and charged the same for them as everyone else. Oh well, next time I'm going to make sure I get an explicit answer for everything. Other than that hiccup I think the project went well. I wish I had a grass applicator before doing this project, hopefully the field grass doesn't look too matted.

As always CnC is always appreciated.

 
   
Made in gb
Violent Space Marine Dedicated to Khorne





really liking the word bearer squad with different elements of each god in them.

the death guard captain is nice, but i think the maul could do with some more depth, maybe another wash would sort it out

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Made in ca
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Sagentus wrote:
really liking the word bearer squad with different elements of each god in them.

the death guard captain is nice, but i think the maul could do with some more depth, maybe another wash would sort it out


Thanks on the word bearers. Agreed on the captain. His mace is much larger than the other spots of gold on the models so it stands out like a sore thumb. When the client comes in to pick up the rest I'm certain we can convince him to bring in the captain and give it a quick wash and a highlight or two.

 
   
Made in ca
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Hey everyone. This commission was a real doozy. The client wanted me to colour match an army that he painted years ago with Games Workshop's old paints....and he didn't remember the colours he actually used . The other problem was that his army was quite beautifully painted and converted and I wanted to do that army justice with the addition. On the matching front we compared them in person to see the match and they were actually quite close. The ghosts were a little greener in his, but only slightly, and the the armor was basically the same which is nice. On the rest of it I think I did a pretty okay job. The models are definately painted to the same standard as the normal units in his army, but I personally feel like Mannfred didn't come out quite as nice as his Vampire BSB who has loads of free hand and such on it. From the sounds of it I might be doing a Neferata down the road as well, so he must have liked it right?

For those interested, the theme of his army is "Drowned Undead". Very shipwreck themed.













This last photo is a slight filter edit to make it look more eery and thematic, it doesn't quite represent the actual models. CnC is, and always be, welcomed.

 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Lovely work, that's an awesome selection of minis, and the armour is superb!

Paradigm's New Blog- 02/12: Reign of the Supermenl

Available for Commission Work. PM me for details. 
   
Made in us
Powerful Phoenix Lord






That's a phenomenal colour palette on those guys as well - outstanding.

 
   
Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User






As usual thank you for the kind words, it's always nice to hear back from others. Just one model for today's update, but a heck of a lot of time went in to him so hopefully that comes through.

I give you, Shar'Tor the Executioner.















We're still trying to work out the best way to take pictures and what background works the best, so here's two of the best options that we were able to get out of it, grey bg, and black bg. I'm seriously wondering where all those big time commission studios get those awesome orangy, bluey, greyish bacgrounds that I see being used.

The last two pictures are just a "for fun" photo taken with a red light shining in on one side because we thought it looked cool.

As always CnC is always welcome.

 
   
Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User






Been awhile since I've posted anything, hopefully you'll understand when you see the pics that we've been busy. This is a commission that was done for Dave of Miniwargaming. It was a massive project (our biggest to date) and I kind of wish we were able to do someone else's large army commission first just to work out the kinks because this first one definitely revealed some differences between doing squad commission and army commissions. It's all said and done now, hopefully you enjoy what you see.

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My partner used to be in the VFX industry so he loves to make edits like this. I think this one came out really well.

Anyways CnC is always welcome and appreciated.

 
   
Made in us
Sinewy Scourge




Boulder, Colorado

It looks awesome, as usually does your painting.

However, I can't get over Magnus' glowing hand? was that Dave's request? Its very very harsh and not in a good way

   
 
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