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Orks and Mechanicum Commission Update #12 – Painboy on Bike & Deffkoptas September 17, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Army building, Games Workshop, Painting, Space Orks, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming.
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A handful of Deffkoptas ready to lay down some missiles. The Painboy on bike is the Orc Chirurgeon on bike from Kromlech. A very cool mini to paint. Tons of detail, complete with the goofiness that usually comes with Orks.

Deffkoptas

Deffkoptas 2

Orc Chirurgeon on bike

Painboy on Bike Close

Painboy on Bike Top

Painboy on Bike Rear

Painboy on Bike Side

Painboy on Bike & Deffkoptas

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Orks and Mechanicum Commission Update #11 – Boomdakka Snazzwagon & Treasure Tokens August 28, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Army building, frostgrave, Games Workshop, Painting, Space Orks, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming, Terrain, warhammer 40k.
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I think this is the last Speed Freeks vehicle, the Boomdakka Snazzwagon. I did the inside where the pop cans are. I did them as Coke and Heineken cans. The bottles are generic coloured bottles. I am loving the OSL from the flames. Lots of character in the car.

I found a couple more treasure tokens for Frostgrave. The pentagram chair token, is such an interesting token. Narrative.

Treasure Tokens

Tokens Rear

Cans and Bottles

Flame OSL

Gunner

Boomdakka Rear

Boomdakka Side

Boomdakka Snazzwagon

Everchosen Competition – Ahkelian King July 28, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Age of Sigmar, Games Workshop, Idoneth Deepkin, Painting, StaticGrass Creations.
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Entering my second competition of the year (first was Adepticion 2019 Crystal Brush) the Everchosen Painting Competition from Games Workshop. The first round is done by vote at all participating GW stores. So, I entered my rendition of the Idoneth Deepkin Ahkelian King from Age of Sigmar.

The scheme for the steed was inspired by the colours of Mantis Shrimp. I went for very vibrant blue, red, and green. The King got gold armour, similar to Aquaman Atlantian soldier armour. His weapons were painted bone with maroon shading, and some gloss varnish for that seashell effect.

The part that was different from my norm was having clear resin and water effects. From the start, I wanted some of the mini to be submerged in water, preferably shallow ocean water so I could have that movement of waves and possibly some interesting scenery in the resin.

The rock is, in fact, a painted rock, but the sand underneath was sculpted with filler and then painted. I added waves to the sand for that underwater realism. The bubbles were both intentional and unintentional. I wanted bubbles to form somewhere, I just didn’t expect them to form perfectly from under the rock. Finally, the waves were done with thicker, sculptable water effects. Some parts were done in layers to get the movement of the waves and splashes of the tail more realistic. It was then thinly painted (so you can still see a bit underneath) to give the effect of water splashing and breaking.

Takeaways:
– Don’t make a competition piece your first time doing clear resin
– white glue does not properly seal anything against resin
– do something with large open areas like the cape

Good luck and good job to everyone that entered!

Ahkelian King Close

Ahkelian King Side

Steed Close

Ahkelian King Rear

Crashing Waves

Bubbles and Rock

Ahkelian King

Orks and Mechanicum Commission Update #7 – Tankbustas & Bomb Squigs July 20, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Army building, Games Workshop, orcs, Painting, Space Orks, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming.
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A squad of Tankbustas and a bunch of Bomb Squids are complete. Colourful squigs where the only restriction was that none of them were to be red! These squids won’t be moving quickly. The Tankbustas have blue shirts this time. The next squad will have purple shirts.

Tankbustas & Squigs

Bomb Squigs

Tank Bustas

Tankbustas 2

Tankbustas

Tankbustas Rear

Nob

Nob Rear

Orks and Mechanicum Commission Update #6 – Kommandos July 7, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Army building, Games Workshop, Painting, Space Orks, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming, warhammer 40k.
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The Kommandos are done! The squads are divided between the Red shirts and the Yellow shirts. They compete to see which of their chosen squad mates wear the blue jeans or khakis the sneakiest.

Red Shirts

Red 1

Red 1 Rear

Red 2

Red 2 Rear

Red Boss

Red Boss Rear

Yellow Squad

Yellow 1

Yellow 1 Rear

Yellow 2

Yellow 2 Rear

Yellow Boss

Yellow Boss Rear

Kommandos

Laser Cutter – Frostgrave Spell Tokens June 19, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in board game, Do-it-yourself, Laser Cutter, Other, StaticGrass Creations, Terrain.
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Glowforge adventures return with gaming aids! As of this time, we have played 1 game of Frostgrave and really liked it. We plan on playing more, so I have started to design and cut out persistent spell tokens in MDF and Acrylic.

Loving how the Fog spell turned out. Made sure to make it as per the parameters of the spell. 6″ wide, 3″ tall, and 1″ thick. I went for acrylic for the immersion. May look into tinted acrylics to make it look even better.

The wound dials will always have a special place in my heart. Functional doodads! I made 0-9 and 00-99 dials, stuck together by the power of magnets. My tokens are 25mm radius half-circle, and will fit around the smaller dial. Could be used for stacking spells like Call Storm. I’m making the dial’s magnets all the same polarity, so I am hoping to make the relatively interchangeable when I start making different colours and types.

Frostgrave Tokens

Tokens Close

Behind Fog

25mm Wound Dial

Big Wound Dial

Dials Disassembled

Orks and Mechanicum Commission Update #3 – Mega-armoured Warboss, Goblins, Market Bits June 13, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Age of Sigmar, Army building, Games Workshop, orcs, orruks, Painting, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming, Terrain.
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More progress!

A handful of scatter terrain for Frostgrave. This comes in the form of pieces of a market. Various baskets and bags of food, boxes, bricks, and bottles. I am particularly fond of the apples and squash. Adding different colours makes them interesting to look at.

Night Goblin archers were done. I transferred them onto circle bases to for Age of Sigmar compatibility.

Lastly, the Warboss in Mega-armour. This mini is the Iron Boss from Artel W Collectible Miniatures. A fantastic looking piece with plenty of detail.

Frostgrave Scatter Terrain

Terrain Food

Night Goblin Archers

Two Night Goblins

Iron Boss

Iron Boss Close

Iron Boss Klaw

Iron Boss Axe

Iron Boss Rear

Orcs and Terrain

Laser Cutter – Brick House May 3, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Converting, Do-it-yourself, ebay, Historical, Laser Cutter, Other, StaticGrass Creations, Team Yankee, Terrain.
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Another fantastic addition to my repertoire of laser cut doodads and trinkets, a 15mm scale modular brick house. It will be the start of the buildings I am designing for playing in Team Yankee/Flames of War, 15mm scale wargames. But since I don’t have Flames of War, it will just be for our Team Yankee Games.

As usual, cut in MDF, I meticulously designed the brick and roofing patterns to relatively fit in the size of the pieces. I still have some work to do as the patterns sometimes don’t translate well into the laser cutter for whatever reason and it skips some lines.

The patterns are scored, the walls and windows cut out. I want to play with the power of the scoring to make the depth shallower. I want to be able to pick out the grout better when I end up painting this.

Looking forward to more iterations of this design. The next thing I am making is a petrol station and a Brick wall.

House

House Front

House Side

House Rear

Second Floor Open

Both Floors Open

Infantry in Window

Large Base Infantry

Team Yankee Soviets – T-64s March 11, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Army building, Historical, Painting, Soviets, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming, Team Yankee.
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Final batch of models for my Soviet list for Adepticon. I decided on a T-64 list rather than a T-72 list because of the T-64 armour reliability. The change removes a T-72, but I put in an AA infantry stand and a BMP transport. The tank squads are all minimum sizes.

T-64 squad

T-64

Tank Commander

T-64

T-64 Side

T-64 Rear

Team Yankee Soviets – BMP-2 and Shilka January 13, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Army building, Painting, Soviets, Streaming, Team Yankee.
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Finishing off my initial cliff jump off into Team Yankee, the rest of my Soviets. BMP-2 transports and a couple Shilkas. Patched up with snow and mud. Time to get another set of infantry and tanks to round off the army to something worthy of fighting capitalist pigs.

BMP/Shilka Group

BMP-2 Side

BMP-2 Pair

Shilka Pair

Shilka Side