Friday, July 30, 2010

Basing With Sand and Static Grass

     So I was talking with Brent from Strictly Average last Friday. He was admiring my bases and was curious how mine looked so different than his, although we were using pretty much the same material. So, I figured I would do a walk through on how I do them, and maybe some slight changes you can make to them for different armies.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Camera Set Up

     Well since SAJ seems to be a source for some good ideas, I am doing another post based on one of his questions. He was curious about my set up and how I configure things for photos of minis. After the jump some photos of my set up and an explanation of how and why it is set up that way.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Problem with Voices in Your Head!

So here's the problem with voices in your head. When they take on form, you lose control of what they say!

Evidently Brent from Strictly Average is having a huge problem with that.

I guess he thought I was not gonna have anything to say once let out upon the world!

I wonder how long it would take to get more followers than him?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Well its my birthday today. Not only am I special because of that, I am special because I have a beautiful woman who loves me and for some reason...takes care of me.  Oh...keep it "G" fellas...not like I am gonna post any thing like that here.

Follow the jump to see what I got.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

What's in the bottle?

     SAJ asked here my thoughts about different brands of paints. Let me start off by stating I am in no way any type of expert when it comes to paint and brands. I am simply responding to his question and hopefully you can take something useful away from it.

     My modeling tool box has 5 brands of paint in it. There is Games Workshop as well as GW Foundation line, Vallejo Game Color, Vallejo Model Color, and Privateer Press P3 paints. Since both GW paints and both Vallejo paints have some significant differences I count them as separate brands. I will also be talking about what I consider to be the 3 different types of paint in each line. That is Basic, Metallic, and Inks/Washes. None of the lines are equal in value across those types so I can address them separate.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Warhammer Fantasy Build Up: Help from 1000 to 1250

     Ok, last winter I ran a build up event at the LGS. Not tooting my own horn but it was a pretty big success. So now with the release of WFB:8th we are doing one for fantasy. This is being hosted by Gauthic. I am working on my Orcs and Goblins for this event, but I am having trouble deciding what to do. I have been playing the following list at 1000 pts and have done "ok" with it. List is after the jump.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Goblin Rock Lobber-Basing

     Ok, so I bored you with my post showing (or not showing) how I painted my Goblin Rock Lobber. Let see if I can do a bit better on this one. I actually did shots at every stage so I have already improved.

     Alright so I have already painted the lovely models and they are ready for basing.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Goblin Rock Lobber

Well, I have busted my butt today to get this thing painted so I can break open Master Manipulator properly with a hopefully helpful post. Let me give you a bit of back story here. I am the kinda guy who owns lots of stuff, but very little of it is painted/finished. Now, its not because of the lack of ability. I am not that bad with brush and paint. I just have a problem maintaining focus. I also tend to obsess about the details making my projects take longer than necessary, and that is one habit I have been able to over come with this army. I have tried to forgo much layering and just stick to some simple colors that all work well together.

 Here is a step by step (sort of) of how I painted by Rock Lobber, after the break of course....

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Coming Together

Well I now have the basic formatting set up. I will probably change it later on, but for now this is the look I am going with.

I have just started working on my Goblin Rock Lobber. I plan on doing a WIP post to get past the intro stuff. We will see how this goes. 

Up and Running

Ok, so I am finally up and running. I have been debating starting a blog for some time now. Had the url "mastermanipulator" been available it may have happened sooner. I have no idea exactly what I will put here, or how much I will actually use, but time will tell.