I know I have never done a mid month update... at least not an official one. As several of you know this has been my only job for a while now. Well last night I got hired on in a professional kitchen and I am going to be working 3 to 4 days a week in there. So my paint time is going to be cut in half so commissions are going to start coming a lot slower. In other words the 2 that I have now. (Blood Angels and 13th Company Space Wolves) are going to be it for a while. Once I get them all done I have stuff that I am going to have to paint for the Toys for Tots army. Now I am not closing the studio down or anything like that... I am just not going to be taking on as many commissions as before... like maybe 1 or 2 a month at most. Depending on how things are going with work and what all else is on the project shelf.

Speaking of project shelf. I am going to be adding a new personal project other than just my Tau and Orks and Warmachine/Hordes stuff. I am going to be building a new army for fantasy (especially saying that I have a job and I might be able to afford it). I have been looking at a couple different possibilities and as of this moment I am leaning more toward building High Elves. I really like the way that they look... and you get some really cool pieces in the Island of Blood box.

Also friends of mine that have moved to other parts of the country have got me back into playing video games (damn you Jon) and I have really fallen in love with playing Halo Reach with them. But I think I will be able to budget my time accordingly between painting and playing and working. Really I am just happy to have a real job again so I can afford to do some of the things with the studio that I have been talking about doing.

This is the other piece that I got from Scibor for this commission. Out of the two this one is my favorite. His face really turned out the best and the his posing is a little more impressive if you ask me. Hence the reason there is the extra shot of the close up on his face.

Bark at the moon

Posted by Chris West at 6:14 PM 1 Comment

So here is the first of two pieces that were ordered from Scibor Miniatures out of Poland. Let me just say this much... I am not impressed with the quality of the miniatures from this company. Granted I could of just got a bad batch, but the resin is a poor quality resin and there are bubbles everywhere and the pieces really did not fit together all that well. But enough of the negative. I do really like the faces on the models I think they are some the best faces I have seen on this scale of model.

So here is the terminator Librarian that I pledged to paint for the Toys for Tots army that the Freebootaz are doing up. As I have said in the past the army is going to be a massive Ultramarines army and is going to be sold on ebay (I will post links as soon as it goes up for auction) and the proceeds from the army are going to be going to the Toys for Tots. This is something that the Freebootaz have done for the last couple of years. This yeah I figured I would offer up a couple pieces and paint them up real nice to donate to the army. Now this is my personal donation but I might be painting some other stuff to get donated to the army... which of course there will be pictures of those but I will let you guys know before hand that they are not my donations.

Now onto this guy... when I went to pin the hand on I drilled though the hand and added an extra long piece of brass rod. Then I added a screaming skull to the end of the wire. Then with a little green stuff and started sculpting it. I am really liking the way it turned out. I went back and forth on what color I was going to paint the skull and stuff... but after talking it over with some friends I decided on green. To me it has more of an spooky look to it... like its got some other worldly power to it... even if it is just green stuff and wire.

As always post up comments if you like what you see.

Stay tuned for more work to come.

So this is the finished shots of the Leman Russ model that I was painting for one of the Freebootaz. I have more of his stuff to paint so more of these cool looking models are on their way soon.

Stay tuned...

WIP... again?

Posted by Chris West at 4:09 AM 2 Comments

I know... I know... normally I only post up pictures of finished pieces... but this one might take me a long while still to get painted and I wanted to show what all I have managed to get accomplished so far today. So I finally got in the mood to paint roughly 6 hours ago and this is what I have to show for it.

The studio now has its own phone number that is not my cell phone. That number is 316-285-9311. Generally I am in the studio from 2pm cst to about midnight cst sometimes later depending on what I am working on at the time. All of that is depending on unless I am out running an errand or taking a break. Which I do occasionally get... for I am not a slave to my paint table like some people like to thing.

So again if anyone needs to call the studio with any questions at all regarding possible projects or a current project just give me a call @ 316-285-9311 or email me @ 2tonstudios@gmail.com

So I had this kinda dropped in my lap that I had to get him painted quickly. So I decided to sneak this Slayer in to the paint schedule. This is a Daemon Slayer that Games Workshop gave out at Games Day a few years ago (not sure which year). I really like how the Dwarf is standing on the daemons head triumphantly with his eyes closed and the Daemon looking a little more worse for wear.

On to the next project.