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Support!!

It is hard starting up a small business. I stopped a well paid career to paint miniatures and the financial fall out has been a challenge. A good friend of mine has followed the same path, she has also stopped a well paid career to walk the path as a tattoo artist. She is damned good at what she does as well. Nansi Twice combines her immense real life drawing skills with the needle to create what I think is a unique look and feel.

Here are some examples:

Nansi 1Nansi 2Nansi 3Nansi 4Nansi 5

Now, as a budding artist it’s a good idea to learn from the greats. She has applied to go to a seminar with a tattoo artist that she greatly admires, and got accepted! Win!

Now the tough bit. It’s in Berlin, she was told about it yesterday, and needs to pay for it by Tuesday Midnight. The problem here is that it costs £900, which is not a small amount of money to come up with in two days for anyone!

As a fellow artist in a small business, I said I would do all I could to help. Nansi has set up a GoFundMe and is doing all she can to raise the required money in the time frame. I don’t usually ask for money as it makes me uncomfortable but if there is anything you can do to help, please do.

The Link: gf.me/u/wmbmf7

We have to support one another when we’re starting out, and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. ALternatively, there is a shop on her website which has some of her drawings available as prints

https://nansitwice.bigcartel.com/

 

40K · Age of Sigmar · hobby · horus heresy · miniatures.

Games Day!

Today, I went to Games Day. I did not enter the Golden Daemon contest as my diorama would not have been finished in time – the competition was exceptional and there were some amazing miniatures on display. It was good to see them.

There was a lot to see and get involved ith that it is difficult to know where to begin. I’ll try and keep this focused… Contrast paints. These have the ability to revolutionize the painting aspect of the hobby. They allow anyone to create decently painted miniatures in next to no time at all. After applying a special smooth undercoat, these paints are quite literally slapped onto a miniature and the rest of the work is done. I managed to paint two Brimstone Horrors in under 2 minutes.

All these miniatures were painted using Contrast paints. There will be lots of experimentation going on in the future that much is certain. It will cater to those who do not like painting!

I did a speed paint! In twenty minutes I painted a Storm Cast to what I think was a good standard. I challenged Caitlyn, who spent a good deal of it screaming! Meet Erik:

There was a lot of people dressed in cosplay as well, the costumes were amazing. I took several pictures, got shot by a Kreiger and watched as another friend was captured and slaughtered for heresy!

My favourite part of these events is chatting to the design teams. I got to meet the people who created my personal favourites: Ahriman and Abaddon, and enthused with them. I saw concept sketches and had in depths conversations about how they work and design the models we all love so well. I then got chatting to one of the artists about the Dark Angels Legion. The artwork was spectacular, however the chat about how the legion is differently organised was also interesting.

They have different heraldry depending on who they are. Their squads can be compromised of multiple marines from different specialities and it is a lot more fluid than any other Legion. In the same squad, there might be different individuals who have fought in different areas – the squads are not fixed. So, there might be a guy who fought against orks, a guy who fought genestealers, a seige specialist etc, and each of them will have different runes, while they all share squad, chapter heraldry as well. I think this makes each miniature in a squad an individual rather than a batch painted one and that is awesome!

Finally, there are some shots of the Chaos Knights. Beautiful miniatures they are indeed. They did have a copy of the codex, but it was behind glass and locked – no-one was allowed to look at it, not even the staff!

What an amazing day it was! Exhausting, but a lot of fun! I am sure there will be more posts about this in the near future as I remember things, but for now, this is all I have.

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More Drawings

I am very much enjoying the drawings I am making for my friends over on Tumblr/Discord. Their characters, both canon and own, are interesting and fun. I have spent this afternoon working on a couple more.

Brel

This handsome fellow is Brel, a techmarine of the Blood Ravens. He is an interesting fellow, a little eccentric but a fantastic character to write with.

Cypher

If you’re not sure who this is, then I might have to come and get you! I’m not sure who is more adorable; this murderer or Sevatar. The person who write Cypher is a most excellent individual and I have known them a long time now. (Long in internet terms, its a couple of years I think) They’ve been most excellent and their relationship with Cypher is always good to hear about.

There will be more drawings soon.