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Queek Headtaker

Queek was pretty straight forward as far as painting.  He makes a pretty good death star unit as far as stormvermin are concerned…. wish he could be included in a Bell unit.

I have been painting and painting and painting rats!  I’m starting to get sick of them and I’m not even half done.  I still have 40 rats and 3 weapons teams left who need fur highlights, which means I’ve added Highlights to 5 Rat Ogres and 80 rats (or so).  Once I finish the fur, I’ll add the skin tone, followed by the basing highlights, the cloth, and the metal.  Probably another two weeks before I finish all these…

 

Giant Rats


I actually enjoy taking a large unit of Giant Rats, particularly if they have Skweel Gnawtooth in their unit.  He adds some unpredictability to what they’ll end up doing, but poison attacks or extra attack from a large unit of rats can have a negative effect on any unit.  I definitely need to make some more of these; they’re pretty simple, especially since all things skaven come with extra rats.

Finished adding brown to all my rats and red base and red highlight to all my tanks.  I started adding fur highlights to my rats last night, but only got about 18 rats and 4 rat ogres.  More tonight…

-Ryan

1 unit per week commitment
Weeks this year:    1
Units Completed: 0

Skaven Plague Furnace

Added brown to 8 more rats last night and the bases of all the aforementioned items.  Tonight’s date night, so the painting should commence tomorrow night!

Plague furnace really wasn’t that bad to paint, just the inside joints were a pain to get to…

-Ryan

1 unit per week commitment
Weeks this year:    1
Units Completed: 0

 

Deathmaster Snikch

Holy Crap it’s been a long time since I’ve posted!  Alrighty; new year, new commitment.  I didn’t hit 2 units a week, although I DO think I hit over 65 units painted for last year.  I should have just been happy with 1 unit a week.  :p  So anyways, here we go again:  1 unit per week commitment.  Currently I’m working on 120 rats (4 units), 3 Rat Ogres, a Bone Breaker w/Skaven Warlord, a Warp Lightning canon, 5 assault marines, a dreadnought, a vindicator, 5 sanguinary guard, 5 Blood Crushers, Skulltaker on a Juggernaut, 3 weapons teams, a Warlock engineer, and a chaos dwarf sorcerer on a Lammasu… 16 units altogether.  This will probably be similar to when I was working on all my daemons; a lot of “slow” progress, but I’ll finish several units over the course of a few weeks.

Deathmaster Snikch was pretty easy.  Granted I don’t do any wild advanced paint schemes, but for the most part he was all one color with a few embellishments here and there.  I don’t find assassins to be very valid in the new Skaven book; the couple of times that I have used them, they’ve been pretty worthless…

I’m fairly excited about the new Skaven units coming out; I’ll most likely get one of each of the new items so I can have two Hell Pit Abominations, Plague Claw Catapults, Warp Lightning canons, etc.  I think the Doom Flayer in particular looks very good.  I’m also excited at the prospect of getting a Storm Raven in February…

-Ryan

1 unit per week commitment
Weeks this year:    1
Units Completed: 0

Still Alive

I have a lot of stuff that I need to start posting, I’ve just been crazy busy!!!  Got some awesome footage from Gamesday that I’ll link here, and I’ve painted a 1000 point Tyranid army in my absence!  more to come…

The Case

Here’s my entry for the Beyond the Still competition.  My friend Danny wrote this script (he’s currently deployed in Afghanistan), and I directed, filmed, and edited the video and music.  Hope you enjoy!  If the story doesn’t make much sense, follow the link at the bottom and watch chapters 1-5.

Chapter 6: The Case from Ryan Smith on Vimeo.

8th Edition

This is coming out so soon I can taste it!  Unfortunately, I have another video contest deadline a week from Sunday, so I’m going to be out for another week or so… in the meantime, enjoy this Plague Mortar!  :D

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