Thursday, July 23, 2009

My New Vampire Count

I'm starting a new army, Vampire Counts.

I've already got the spearhead now all I got to do is paint them. There's just one hang up. I'm looking for a brand new color scheme, I've already done,  Yellow+Black, Blue+Green, Green+Brown. As you can see there are plenty of options left, I just want to give all my twitter and blog followers a chance to help me out.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Fantasy Tournament In Denver

If your looking for one of those elusive Warhammer Fantasy tournaments in Denver this post is for you. Tacticon 2009 has a true WHFB compitition of 2250 pts here is the link.  There's also a painting compition.

A Work In Progress, Dark Elf War Hydra

I am currently working on a Warhammer Fantasy Dark Elf War Hydra. For this project the insperation for the skin tones is Granite and Shale Rock. While these arn't the same in real life, we arn't in real life. I also want to tie the model in with the rest of my Dark Elf army which can be seen in the dark elf gallery. Keep in mind that this is a "Work in Progress". 

Click on the images and they will pop-up nice and big for you.

I chose to use one of the alternate heads that comes in the box. There arn't any fancy conversions here that piece is stock. I rather like it, but I haven't seen many people with this option on their model.

When I started this part I wanted to imitate a sturdy, leathery scales which is how I came up with the balance between color and highlights.

This is another optional piece that comes in the box. I prefer the tail with blade as appose to the other one. More Dark Elfish.

Here is another shot of the severed neck. But what I really want to point out are the heads. To achieve the look I discribed above I used the natural sculpture for the shale, but I painted a pho granite texture on the top. To do this I simple modified the pho marble technique that can be found on my website. And used the natural colors of granite, black, white, grey, and pinkish-orange.

There isn't much in this picture, it just happends to be the one part of the Hydra that has the colors of my army. It's enough to tie them him to the army though when the models are together.

This model is still a work in progress (WIP) so suggestions might show up in the final product, and don't worry I'll do follow up and tell you when its finished, and of course put up pictures.

Got input? add a comment.

Up and Running

While the site is still developing there is plenty of resources and the galleries are full of inspirational ideas.
I've included two brand new articles that will might be helpful to you in your own hobby. There are also four tutorials with more on the way.

If you have comments on this blog or about the website feel free to comment.

PS. You can follow me on twitter under Postazure (I'll get the link for you soon.)

Help Improve Vortex Warning

Having trouble?
Are you stuck and just don't know how to customize your army or have felt the sting of a low painting score in your last tournament, then check out my tutorials page.

In addition to the current tutorials I will soon be uploading color schemes which will be both army specific and general. As well as ideas for conversions and ways that you can turn your extra bits into money saving and unique models that will raise your conversion score.

I am currently seeking good tutorials and ideas to post on my website in order to help fellow hobbyists.

If you have any tutorials that you would like to post or have found one to be particularly helpful then head on over to Vortex Warning and send me an email either the tutorial or a link to it.

A Brand New Canvas

Welcome. This blog is designed to compliment my website that was recently launched. While in the future I intend to offer my painting services for pay, I am currently providing a resource of painting schemes and tutorials as well as images of my work.

I encourage anyone and every one to head over to my website,