Thank you for the all the comments and compliments guys! Means a lot.
Tyranid Horde wrote:Congrats on the painting challenge win again, that Stompa is superb.
Nice to hear about the Volvo, I hope to own one of the older ones some day, the boxy ones are up there as favourites for me.
The year in review looks good! Not sure what to pick out as my favourite as the stuff you worked on was brilliant but the Escher gangers take it for me.
Thank you Tyranid Horde! The Escher girls are one of my favorites too.
The boxy ones are the best! You can get them at a reasonable price, but the prices are going higher and higher. The "new" -91 240 is my 4th volvo in a row and a third car in my current collection (-98 Volvo 940 estate and a -80 Dodge Aspen).
Reliable bricks they are!
That's a great Year in review gallery there. Lots of wonderful images. I have seen the Orruk shaman while investigating building an army of them and really like the looks of the smoke cloud you did.
Escher's are bang on
The graveyard has me contemplating a bloodbowl pitch in that style....bad you
, I need no more projects.
Thank you Theo! The smoke cloud was a wild experiment with washes, as I was not sure what I wanted to do with it. We can call it a happy accident.
Haha, it's good if the graveyard gave you any inspiration! There's never enough projects... right?
youwashock wrote:Congrats on finishing Stompy! It looks brilliant. Nice year-end pics, too. Never sad to see the galaxy scheme Eldar.
Thanks youwashock! It's always fun to paint that galaxy scheme. Just gotta be careful not to do too much of it in a short period of time, so it won't get too repetitive.
Captain Brown wrote:Exalted Ezki.
Thank you very much CB
Syro_ wrote:Thanks for sharing a great year of painting and kitbashing with us Ezki. It's really nice seeing your beautifully painted ork force together like that. It certainly screams "speed freaks". I still remember the big push to finish your graveyard a few months ago, it is really something to be proud of. I was surprised to see it in the latest pics, I thought you gave it away. It was nice seeing your Krieg gunners and Escher girls again too.
Thanks Syro_! I'm glad the ork force looks speed freaky, as that's what I was going for.
You are right: I brought the graveyard to our gaming room, but I did not yet find a proper place to store it there. As a few of my friends are not very careful with terrain, I was a bit hesitant to leave it there yet. I left a few "test" pieces of terrain, and will check if they are still alive after a few months
Love seeing the whole year together, it was always fun coming to your plog because of the different stuff.
Have fun with the Volvo and I hope you find the hobby motivation again soon
Thank you Viterbi! I'm glad to hear that.
I certainly have had quite a bit of fun: many snowy days and empty roads bring a lot of joy
gobert wrote:A great haul for the year, lots of variety in there too. Best of luck fixing up the Volvo
theCrowe wrote:Great showcase of your skills Ezki. Fantastic weathering on the ork vehicles and your Escher are very nicely done. Great skin tones and detail.
Thank you theCrowe! Glad you like the weathering, as it's one of my favorite things to do.
DJJazzyJeff wrote:Lot's of great stuff. The Stompa is fantastic, and so dominant standing among the army!
Cheers DJJazzyJeff! The Stompa surely makes the whole army look more fearsome.
This year has started slowly, but I'm starting to feel the inspiration again.
When compared to the last few years, this small "pause" has been very short in comparison to my usual hobby breaks.
It's still good to take some time off every once in a while.
It's really late, so I will keep this quite short.
I pretty much finished painting the shingled house and the small piece of ground I cut for it.
I'm a bit tempted to turn it into a snowy scene, but I'm not sure yet. Snow terrain is something you cannot use that often, but I quite like it.
Might do it, might not, we'll see.
I will take some better pictures of it later.
The tripod I had for my camera was actually loaned from my sister. I used it for almost two years, but she asked to get it back for her school projects.
So I need to finally buy my own at some point. I have no chance to take pictures with a DSLR camera in our dark apartment without a tripod.
Plus my phone camera is really really crappy, as the lens is a bit broken. Crawling under a car using your phone as a flashlight with oily fingers is not a good idea.
Anyway, let's continue:
After painting the Stompa, a few people suggested to me that I should try out enamel paints / washes for the weathering effects (Tyranid Horde was one of them, thanks for the suggestion!).
I decided to start the new year by trying to learn something new.
In addition to the enamel paints, I "borrowed" one of my girlfriends makeup brushes for dry brushing. Okay, I lied. I politely asked if she had any that she would not need.
I actually used it for the first time with the house terrain piece, and it worked really well. Might by a set of my own.
I was thinking about a target to try out these new tools, when it hit me.
A year or so a go I saw some artwork from the boardgame "Scythe", and proceeded to watch some trailers from the strategy game "Iron Harvest 1920+".
The dieselpunk setting in those games is really appealing to me, especially the diesel powered walkers.
Back then I started thinking about making a Death Korps of Krieg sentinel with that style in mind.
Add to that the fact that I can now legally use Sentinels in the Krieg list, it was decided.
It was time to rip a apart couple of my old Sentinels and unpainted Killa Kans, and go to town.
The Sentinels needed a some more paint anyways.
I decided to use Sentinel legs and a Killa Kan body, but the rest is still a bit undecided.
I only have a few concept shots at this hour:
And that's that.
Not as short as I imagined, but hey ho.
Will get back when I have the model built!