Posts Tagged: ‘Tutorial’

Transfers for 30k Mechanicum army + Tutorial

June 3, 2016 Posted by cranky

I finally finished the bulk of my 30k Mechanicum army and I am so stoked with how they finally turned out. I’ve been painting these guys since December of last year and saving them on my shelf to finish them by sealing – I dare not seal them in the winter time. I live in the Pacific Northwest United States, so much of the year it’s a little too cool and/or rainy to prime or seal. I get terrified when I need to go seal models because of the dreaded “fogging” effect. I also wanted to get some decals on them, which I’ve never done successfully to my satisfaction on other models, so I held off till the summer (now!) to do transfers and final sealing. Below is the results – check it out!

30k Mechanicum Magos Dominus completed & tutorial

May 26, 2016 Posted by cranky

I’ve completed my Magos / Archmagos for my 30k Mechanicum army. It’s the Games-Workshop Tech Priest Dominus model, and it seems to work great for a 30k magos / archmagos. I really love this model. Such a cool, detailed, and characterful miniature, and was super fun to assemble and paint. I wanted to show my final touches on this guy and maybe talk a little bit about the process/steps I used to paint him up. I’m so happy I picked Mechanicum for my first 30k army and while I was painting this guy up I really cemented as to why – he’s so deliciously weird and different than anything I’ve worked on in the past. Check out the pics of the finished work as well as my notes on how I painted him up!


30k Adeptus Mechanicum Krios Venator Assembly Tutorial

May 10, 2016 Posted by cranky

Hey everyone, been a while since I’ve posted, and really my hobby progress has largely been consumed since last Christmas with a Horus Heresy Mechanicum army I’ve been assembling and painting like mad. When I went to LVO 2016, I wanted to see all the great 30k armies and it really helped keep me motivated to get my Mechanicum army ready for next year’s LVO. Part of that force is going to be 2 Krios Venator tanks – I love these models. But not going to lie – those models are super tricky to assemble. Check out my tutorial inside to see how these pieces go together – its important to assemble in the right order, and I hope through my trial and error, others can learn how to assemble these bad boys with less struggle.


Tyranid Hive Tyrant painting tutorial

January 2, 2014 Posted by cranky


I took a look at my blog a few weeks ago and realized that I’ve been focusing on my Nurgle-themed Chaos Space Marines for over 2 years. 2 years! No wonder I’ve been feeling like they’ve been a bit of a grind. That, coupled with the impeding launch of the Tyranid Codex for 40k 6th Edition, and holiday vacation coming up and having some access to some free time, I felt the stirrings of the Hive Mind setting upon me and the compulsion to build and paint Tyranids! I took it upon myself to dust off the Hive Tyrant boxed set that had been sitting on my shelf for some time and assemble and paint it. I didn’t realize how much I missed my Tyranids! I thought I’d put together a post showcasing the new monster bug along with a brief tutorial on how I did it for the Hive Fleet aficionados out there.



Plague Marine Painting Tutorial

November 26, 2012 Posted by cranky

It’s been some time since I’ve posted anything about painting Plague Marines the “Cranky Way”, but I received a request to describe how I do it, and not wanting to let a fellow gamer (and Nurgle follower!) down, I thought I’d put pen to paper to describe how it’s done. At some point I’ll do this with pictures and commentary to really show the techniques, but suffice it to say, that in general, if you follow this formula, you’ll have Plague Marines that look pretty close to mine.

So here goes…