Jawaballs is finally accepting commission work!

If you got the moolah, but lack the time and want a beautiful army... Or if your time is simply money, and you would rather spend your hours doing something else with it... I understand... I'm your man! Let Jawaballs send you a breathtaking army, assembled and painted.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Commission 001 Update 4

Not a lot to show this week. I finally received the first wave of stuff for this commission and started assembling the assault squad. No pics of them though. Here are a few pics of what I have been painting, a tactical marine and the two tactical squad sergeants. Next week will be a big update. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Commission 001 Update 3

Ok, here is the last update for a week or so. I will be away for a while camping! The vindicator is almost finished. The customer is quite fond of crisp highlights. So that is what he gets! I did some scumbling to blend in the edges, then went over them all with an extreme highlight. The next step is to go in and do the detailing, and then do some hand painted numbers, icons and other stuff and it is finished!

Of course the Ott light and the digital cam get show way too many details that are not visible to the eye. Trust me, it looks nicer in person! :)
More to come.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Commission 001 Update 2

Here is a nice little update. I plan on putting up one every week. Since I just got the order in for the stuff, this one only includes what I had on hand. I am using two veteran models from the Space Marin Veteran box set as part of the "Conversion Budget". The customer wants his Sergeants to have power fists, so I ripped open a Command Squad to equip one of these guys.

The Vindicator so far was primed white, then painted red with a Citadel tank brush. Then I scumbled the edges with blazing orange, and highlighted the edges with fiery orange. Then I washed with Baal Red, then hit the red parts with Blood Red again, then scumbled with Blazing and edged with fiery again. Redundent I know, but the layering creates a beautiful glow when on a gaming table. The end should have some deep shadows that transition smoothly from dark to light. THis one already blows away the one I use sometimes in my army... :) Once the entire tank has been shaded and highlighted, I am going to do some weathering. I will hit some of the edges with metalic scrapes. The customer requested minimal hand painting, but I will do something expressive on the Dozer blade. My Blood Angels tend to be much more orange then the ones depicted on the GW site. But I personally feel that my style is very striking and reaches out and grabs the viewer. In the pictures that the customer chose from my models to represent the look he desires, He chose clean edged highlights and rich shading. The kind that really looks sharp on a nice gaming table! I will hopefully have some really good pics next week! Enjoy.


Monday, May 18, 2009

Jawaballs' first Commission!

I will upload pictures of my first commission here, with permission of the customer. Since I just got started with this army, I only have a few pics to show. For my first commission, I accepted the task of painting 41 Blood Angels and two tanks, including Commander Dante. Since I happened to have this Vindicator and some marines on hand, I got started with them. Included with the price of the commission, each model will be posed on a Jawa-base! You will see a finished picture of one of the jawa-bases. I paint in stages of assembly, so you will see a marine legs and torso at a near state of completion. I just have to go pick out the details, then mount him on the base. The Vindi has been primed and base coated. The next step will be to add Blazing Orange scumbling on the edges, then wash with Baal Red. There you go! More to come.