Saturday, 10 March 2018

The Sago Altar site gets a much-needed update

In light of recent circumstances (that being, oh, I don't know, MY BOOK GETTING AN ISBN AND PRACTICALLY ON THE BRINK OF PUBLICATION!!!)  I resolved to sit down, bite the bullet and make the Sago Altar my own.  Holy Throne, but domain names are expensive...

I've updated everything about it.  Everything.  Come and have a look, I'm even working on a bio ATM!  There's a gallery of completed commissions, a gallery of personal favorites (with a good many familiar faces), updated contact details and ALL the social media.  Most importantly, though, there's the first-ever public information on my novel Welcome Home, including a preview of the first chapter!

So come on and have a gander!

Bye bye for now.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Commission work: many things completed

This is why I shouldn't start eight hundred projects at once... it takes forever to complete them, and then I have eight hundred things in a bunch to show.  Ah well, photo time!  Extremely bad photos, I might warn you; all the cameras are flat and my phone can't cope with any light LESS than five miniature suns.

I'll jam a flikr link in here once they're up with some proper photos.

First up is the looted rhino I made a while ago, in its slightly mad and very-difficult-to-paint glory.

 Second is the commander for that kill tank I recently finished.  As I probably mentioned before, I wasn't sure where in the top hatch he was supposed to fit, so here he is on foot.

And lastly, sister Celestine and retinue!  Yeah, I took a rather much more differenter route with her design than most kitbashes I've seen-- I wanted to go with the cape/curtain wings, but alas, the material I was using didn't want to work with me, so here we are.
Very, very pleased with how she turned out, all the same.  Ya know, I've had that metal torso sitting in my bitz box for about five years, and more than once I had the mind to do away with it!  Fancy that.

And that's that!  I'm a little worried my style is turning more and more vanilla as time goes on... I can't let that happen!

Bye bye for now.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Random hobby update: feat. a finished model at last

Mm, it seems at the rate I'm doing stuff it takes a spider bite to slow me down enough to actually sit down and write something.  So here I am with my (dominant, Throne damn it!) arm in an epsom salt bath and boo hoo a cripple forever.  I never saw the offender, but seeing as all I've got is slight insomnia and a bit of swelling, I'd say it wasn't one of the small handful of diddly piders we have in NZ. 

Anyway!  Let's see, what's on the Sago altar just now?  Tell ya what's about to roll off it:

Yes!  That ork kill tank commission I should've finished months ago!

Now I look at it, I reckon it should have some more glyphs on it, maybe a few space marine icons too?

 Aaaaaaaaaaand guess what?  I'm out of abaddon black and stirland mud now.

And here's the tank commander outside his... his vessel?  Ten points if you can guess where all his bitz came from.

The other tank seems to be a bit more tricky to paint.  I'm trying to keep it in keeping with the big boy

The terrible twins are coming along nicely. 

And finally brethren, a swag of titan banners!  Using the power of fire I gave them a bit more flutter, and obviously replaced their chains.

And that's that!  Wow, typing with one hand is a pain.
Bye bye for now.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

My novel is nearing completion!

Yes!  It's a thing, it's really a thing!

Something a bit different today, a bit shorter too; nothing 40K-related per se, but still a hobby thing I guess...?  I just went in to town to pick up the rough assembly of Welcome Home for reviewing.  I've edited it as far as I can, now it's up to the publishers to lay it out on paper.

It's going to be a chunky piece, I can tell you that right away; 320+ pages in its roughly assembled form.  Also it's looking spectacular with all the illustrations!  I hope that the inclusion of my art can bring something new to the fantasy novel table.

So yeah, find me on Facebook!  An Apocalyptican Fairytale is the page.  As soon as I find out how, I'll have a PDF of chapter 1 up for you to have a look at and see whatcha think; I guess I'm just sorry for not figuring out a way sooner.
For now though, I guess I'll say that's that!

Bye bye for now.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Hobby update: back into commissions

Ayup, I'm taking commissions again, though you've probably seen me chipping away at this kill tank for a good long while now.


Right now I'm just busy with the biggest and messiest parts of the painting.  In the months of being away I apparently fed all my paintbrushes to a savage beast and need to replace them all, so no fine detail can be achieved yet.

I wasn't sure how the commander was supposed to fit in, because he is a thicc boye an I's a bigg dum-dum; so I glued the top hatch shut and am making him as a separate piece.

As directed by Nikolaj Arcel: we've got the miscast ginger, the miscast white and the miscast black...

 Among other projects are a slightly distorted version of Sister Celestine and her retinue...

...And an ork tank which I made a while ago.  Someone has actually taken a fancy to it!  Or maybe I bullied them into buying it, I can't remember... whoops.

And a swag of other things

I admit it's a bit sad I can't do much of my own thing at the moment, but that entirely NOT to do with commissions: the reason you're not going to see much from me as a personal 40K hobbyist-- whatever that was supposed to mean-- is because I've been putting all my spare time into a million other places.

 Welcome Home is almost complete

My novel Welcome Home is still in the assembly/editing stage, and I still need revenue to get it into print!  Want to help out?  Commission me for that hero you've always wanted, or check my featured post on the sidebar and buy something!  It'll mean the world to me if you can.

There is one also this piece...

Along with the knight porphyrion (over on my second blog) I've got a  little thing I've been putting Very Little Time into recently, but he's slowly starting to take shape.

Can you guess?  Can you guess from this confusing photo and the singular link above?

Pantheon Standard

The first chapter of my webcomic is up!  This, like I might have mentioned somewhere, is more of a back-burner project; I'm aiming for a chapter a month and seeing where that gets me.  So yeah, do come have a look and let me know whatcha think.  I might put the link up in the sidebar too.

Rumours of being a disappointment

If the comic didn't make it obvious enough, I now seem to have acquired a bunch of fur and foam.

And that's that, I reckon.  So yeah, buy some figures, ask me for new ones (or wait until I've bought new brushes and THEN ask for new ones) and I'll see you in another fifty months time!

Bye bye for now.