Monday, December 20, 2010

Traitor Guard Renegade Ogryn Berserkers

Well guys and gals, I finally got my Ogryn put together.  Still a few things left on the to-do list, to include some basing and mold line cleaning, but these guys are almost ready for paint.
There are a few more things coming down the pike for this traitor guard, so STAY TUNED for some great stuff like Vendettas, more custom psyker builds, and lots of great painting tutorials as this army progresses along.  I am attempting to complete one squad per month, and fit in other "How To's" along the way.
More progression pics to come!  Enjoy!
Be sure to send in some ideas on content that you'd like me to cover in the new year!

Monday, December 13, 2010

How To Cast In Resin Part I

The Tools:
     Each month, I plan to cover, in-depth, "How To Cast Resin" miniatures.  A few things to know in the beginning are the tools of the trade.
#1)  The mold:
     Molds can come in all shapes and sizes, but a good, long lasting medium for molds is silicone rubber.  I will cover more about silicone mold making in a future post.  Unitl then, check out this site for excellent wargaming molds:

#2)  The pressure pot:
     A pressure pot can be acquired from any tool vendor on the net (see links) and will likely need to be modified right out of the box.
Pressure Tank Spray Gun with 1.5 mm Nozzle 2-1/2 Gal. Pressure Pot & Spray Gun with Hoses
Pressure Paint Tank Pot
Grizzly H6330 2-1/4 gal. Paint Tank
Here's mine:

Some additional parts you may need, depending on which tank you purchased:
          a) Ball Valve
          b) Pressure Regulator
          c) Gage and misc fittings to adapt all of these together
#3)  The resin:
     A no-brainer here, but I will provide some links of where to find good resin.
#4)  Postage scale:
      Most resin will be mixed either by volume, or by weight.  Either way is accepted, but a more exact way to measure is by weight.
UltraShip 55 lb. Digital Postal Shipping & Kitchen Scale
Digital Postal Shipping Postage Bench Scales 35 lbs

#5)  Cups and mixing containers
     You will need a stock of paper/plastic cups and stir sticks/spoons to mix your resin up in.  Keep it cheap here, because nothing gets re-used in this department.
#6)  Optional Step:  Vacuum Chamber
     I use a vacuum chamber to degas my resin prior to pressurizing.  I know a lot of people into resin casts that do not perform this step, but for me, I already have the chamber for degassing silicone and it only takes a few extra seconds to do.  I got my setup on ebay from a seller named pvac-1526.
Here's setup if you're curious:

Hopefully this is enough information for those interested to get a good start on tools and equipment.  Stay tuned!  Any comments?  Feel free to post!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Renegade Traitor Guardsmen Begin

As you've seen from some of the previous posts, I am working on a renegade militia force.  Today I thought that I'd take the time to post some WIP photos of them!  Enjoy!