Thursday, 28 April 2016

73. Custom Paintjob: Mice and Mystics part 8. Hammer and Healing.

Because consistent updates are a thing for now.
Mainly because I have a boat load of things I want to get finished!

So, more Mice and Mystics stuff.
This time it Nez and Tilda!



Not overly fond of how Nez's fur turned out, but Tilda turned out a lot better than I expected.

That's all of the mice done!
I might re do the bases of Lily and Colin to match these guys a bit better... maybe...

On to the last 5 cockroaches!!

Comments, constructive criticism welcome, as well as general chatter :)

Until next time


Monday, 25 April 2016

72. Creativity is complicated.

So, this is one of those videos that sums up a thought you have but can never really put it perfectly into words yourself.

So check it out.

Thanks VSauce, and Jake Roper for making awesome stuff.
Check out Jakes Channel here -

Friday, 22 April 2016

71. Custom Paintjob: Mice and Mystics part 7. The Magos and the Theif.

MOAR update!

If only I'd been this productive my whole life I'd have
A) Finished this project when I starte dit, and
B) Probabaly gotten a lot further in life.


There are no work in progress shots for this, just glorious finished models.

This first is Maginos the mage.


This is where the comeback started.
I just fancied doing him on a whim (I knew leaving them all on my desk would get to me eventually!).
The hardest part was trying to get him to match his more white furred artwork, without being too bright.
The way I decided to get around this was to just make the rest with a lot of viable fur darker (Nez and Filch to some extent).
He'll look light enough by comparison.

I really enjoyed doing his wooden staff and the ladybird.

The next up is Filch.


Filch was largely done to be honest.
I just was really uninspired to do his fur and knife... and that was still true while I was finishing him off.
But I really like how the fur turned out; nice and dark, buy with enough flicks of light grey to give it a good texture.
I also decided to spruce up the knife.
First I added the little poison tip, to give him more of a D&D rouge appearance rather than just a thief... but ti still didn't fit well.
It was then I decided on the slightly battered golden hit for the knife and boom!

2 more down.
2 left to go; Tilda and Nez (as well as 5 cockroaches, but screw those guys).

Nez shouldn't be too hard... just trying to make him stand out as interesting will be the challenge.
I'm still not looking forward to Tilda... too much white :|

Anyway, that is it for this update!

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I've been streaming games on Twitch; mainly Heartstone, Rocket league and more recently Chronicle: Runescape Legends.
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That's all for now.

Until next time!


Wednesday, 20 April 2016

70. DarKHaZZl3 and the CCC!

So, I've been streaming Chronicle: Runescape Legends a fair amount recently...
And unlike Hearthstone I think I might try and keep this up.

So, to further that goal, I've set myself a challenge.
That challenge is to compete in the Chronicle Community Cup!

If you are unaware (like I was until yesterday) The CCC is a community based competition.
You can read more about it here;

And also here;

So yeah, I will be streaming the matches on my Twitch channel and uploading them to YouTube.
So follow those links and keep you eyes peeled to my Twitter!!

So yeah.
Watch this space!


Monday, 18 April 2016

69. Speaking of Super Smash Brothers... and Brothers. Dr Mario Amiiibo part 2.

I mean, that's what I last posted about, right?

So I've been on a bit of a painting roll right now.
Not something that happens too often so I'm taking it as far as it will go.
I've set myself a few projects to do while I'm in the zone, and one of them was to finish my Dr Mario custom Amiibo I started on post 59.

Cutting right to the chase he's about done!



So, because I'd used significantly less masking tape than required to do this guy (read as none at all), I had to repaint everything; the pill, the hair, the skin... all of it.

But yeah, all of those bits are painted now, and he just needs his base cleaned up and he's done!

2 Amiibo's in the bank, and more to come for sure!

If you'd like to get a sneak peak at what I'm working on, I usually post it on my instagram as and when I'm doing it, so go heck that out!

On occasion I may stream a painting session, so you can go follow me on Twitch for that
(and other stuff, mainly Chronicle: Runescape Legends at the moment).

If you have any questions about this, or anything else I do (or other comments/ constuctive criticism/ praise) then feel free to leave a comment on this blog/ my instgram/ tweet me (@DarKHaZZl3).
This includes questions about commissions.

Anyway, that's all for now.
More blog activity heading your way soon (I know, quite a lot recently, right??)


Friday, 15 April 2016

68. Super Smash Brothers!

While I was in high school we had a tradition.

A couple of my friends, my brother and I would, almost every Saturday, order 2 extra large Pizzas from Castellos (Buy one get one free!), and spend pretty much the whole day playing |Time Splitters 2 and Super Smash Brothers Melee on Gamecube.

We played for years.
It wasn't until we all hit the age where you stop going round your friends to play video games that we really stopped playing.
In our group of friends, even in our extend groups of friends, I was pretty good.
I mean, we were all decent, but my brother and I played so much that it would always come down to the two of us.

This was before the internet kids, so I had no idea of all the crazy shit you could do; wave dashing, crouch cancelling...
I just knew that I could probably take on any 3 of my friends and come out on top (unless my brother was involved).

So fast forward to the modern day.

Trash Bros is out now (Smash Bros 4/ Wii U) and it is a totally different story.
I'm terrible at it.
I mean, I've gotten better in the last months or two, but I'm nowhere near the level I was at Melee, or the level of my friends who play it now.

I remind them of this often.
When we play Melee, we have decent, close games.
I'm out of touch, and they're not bad themselves.
But I still do fairly well.

So, a few weeks back, one of my Smash Bros fanatical friends informed me of an upcoming Smash tournament(I've mentioned My Wallet the Butt Knight before, no - check him out on YouTube).

We decided to go, thinking we'd be do okay.

How wrong we were.

We all got knocked out in the first round with no wins.
And the same happened in the Knockout round.

I manged to win 1 game, and really should have done better in the knockout rounds.
My Wallet should have smashed it, but lack of sleep, nerves and general pressure because of the first tournament setting saw him get knocked out too.

While we were a bit salty about it, we're definitely up for another one.
I have no idea when it will be, but stay tuned!


Tuesday, 12 April 2016

67. Twitch

So, if you didn't already know, I started a Twitch channel some time ago.

I started streaming on Twitch for a number of reasons that all stem from one feeling.


Self confidence is something I've had beaten out of me over the years.
As a result I'm not overly confident in my ability to anything.

So, a few years back I had the desire to start a YouTube channel.
Me and a Friend got super excited about it, and started making plans and doing research.
He was exactly what i thought I lacked; the 'not so grump' to my 'grump.'
But when push came to shove, he bailed.

This happens often, and eventually, I'd just had enough.

So I decided to go it alone.
I set up a channel, but couldn't bring myself to record anything, until Twitch happened.

Twitch gives you the ground to just make something.
No editing, no do overs.

So I started streaming, editing the recordings of streams, and uploading them to my YouTube channel.

While I've gotten better, this isn't really what I wanted to do.

I wanted to do YouTube because it would be fun.
I just want to share those moments with other people, and I do, on occasion, because of Twitch and YouTube.
But I want something more immediate.

So, here I am, frustrated again.
The wheels are in motion, but with no destination.
I was never one for wanderlust, so I'll try to find somewhere.