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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

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Kingdom Death Resin Commission Complete – Updated September 4, 2018

Posted by Jason Bergunder in board game, Kingdom Death, Painting, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming.
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Group Shots!

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Skin has been updated with brighter base so it isn’t so dark a contrast with the highlight.

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Kingdom Death Resin Commission Update #2 – Black Knight September 4, 2018

Posted by Jason Bergunder in board game, Kingdom Death, Painting, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming.
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The last model in the commission is complete. The Black Knight.

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Kingdom Death Resin Commission Update #1 – Pinups August 31, 2018

Posted by Jason Bergunder in board game, Kingdom Death, Painting, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming.
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13 pinups complete. All resin miniatures. A lot of them I haven’t seen before. Love it.

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Kingdom Death Expansions and Survivors Commission Update #17 – Terrain April 28, 2018

Posted by Jason Bergunder in board game, Kingdom Death, Painting, StaticGrass Creations, Terrain.
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The terrain has been shown love. I went with what I did for the last set of terrain pieces. These are also 3D printed, which look amazing. Since I could see the stepping in the pieces, I decided I needed to smooth out the vines that were on the stone pieces. I have some liquid resin that I applied, when it dried, it make the vines nice and rounded. Much more natural than the stepping texture.

As for the animal corpses, there might be some more browns needed in the fur to help separate it from the base.

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Update on Gorm and animal corpses.

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Vassal of Menoth May 4, 2013

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Army building, Painting, Protectorate of Menoth, warmachine.
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Actually, I like to call him the Vassal of Jason. I’m finally getting back into my Protectorate of Menoth (Jasonology) army since I got some more liquid resin to cast more of my bases. I took off the Menoth symbols so i can replace them with my own. I also tried out painting on some nicks and scratches (still need to work on that).

Kingdom Death – Assembling Beyond the Wall April 9, 2013

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Kingdom Death, Tutorial.
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I’ve finally done another video. I can’t wait to paint this beautiful piece.