"Painting the Pod" sounds like it could be some clever euphemism for something else... too bad it's not.
Hey everybody, Chaosheade here with a hobby update on the spore pods I created last week. I wanted to have a finished pod ready to show off today but couldn't figure out just how I wanted to paint them so I'll just have to start with the part that was successful. Those following Maximum Heresy on Twitter got a sneak preview of the pod with the base colors done. Details on this and my failed experiments after the jump.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Hey everybody, Chaosheade here with another tutorial. Our subject this time is Mycetic Spore pods, the Tyranid version of drop pods. This is just one of the many units in the codex that does not have an official model, making it a prime candidate for substitution, conversion, etc. There are a number of tutorials out there most often using foam balls or eggs but most of them were either too much work or just didn't look good to me. There are also some models made by other companies such as Plasma Hatcher toys (~$20 or more depending on availability) or the models from Chapterhouse Studios ($35) and Mr. Dandy ($42-48) but these options are quite expensive. I finally found one that really caught my attention in this thread on The Tyranid Hive forums. This method is much more economical than purchasing one of the 3rd party models and in my opinion looks better and is easier to make than any of the other methods I researched. I can't take credit for the original idea but what I have done is create a formal step-by-step tutorial that more fully explains the process of making these spore pods. More after the jump.
Monday, August 8, 2011
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Sunday, August 7, 2011
Hello my beautiful cultists. M4X here to let you know Chaosheade and I are considering Putting a quick mix guide in the main menu section. Basically it would be one place to get the parts breakdown for basic wash mixtures and paint cutting/thinning formulas. What do you guys think? If you have any mixes of your own that you want to share comment them at the bottom of the post. If we use it we will give you the recognition in our mixing section. Let us know if this would be something useful to you.
I have lots of recipes to share for all kinds of applications. I'll start working on putting them all in one place.
P.S. I've decided to use green as my added comments color. Blogger's blues are either too light to be manly enough to use or too dark to read against the black background. -CH
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
So after two weeks of leave and brain mashing with Chaosheade I have
Monday, August 1, 2011
|More of my sweet Photoshop skills... and just a little bit creepy.|