Monday, July 9, 2012

July's Hobby Spotlight: Andrew Pfannenstiel

This month we're honoring a long-time wargamer as July's Mad Hobbyist.  Andrew Pfannenstiel has been hobbying for over a decade, ever since he put paint to model on his first Necron.  He's come a long way since then and collected a wide variety of models in both the Warhammer fantasy and 40k ranges.  Let's take a look.

Andrew enjoys painting vehicles and has built up a sizable armored Imperial Guard force.  Basing his army on an Elysian force, he went with dark earth tones and greys as camouflage for his flyers and tanks.  His basing uses ash flock to emulate the fallout that has settled over the land on his force's home world.

Andrew fields Pask within this LeMan Russ, allowing him to lay down two S8 autocannon shots, one S10 lascannon, and two S9 multi-melta.  

To represent his vets, Andrew uses storm trooper minis, which are perfect for upgraded 4+ armor save guardsmen.

One of his newest projects, Andrew's Tau use a lot of fire warriors, stealth suits, and fast moving piranhas.

He branched out and pushed his hobby limits with a new basing scheme.  Andrew wanted to depict his Tau fighting across a truly alien landscape where the water is red.

Andrew's Dark Angels are another of his many smaller forces, which take advantage of the new 6th ed. rules to ally themselves with his guardsmen.

The force is primarily comprised of Deathwing terminators, backed up by devastator squads of rocket launchers and lascannons.

His Dark Angels look awesome fighting across a ruined city landscape, their basing really bringing the models to life.

A pride of Andrew's fantasy model collection is his Arachnarock Spider.  The spider's fiery body hues compliment nicely the rich greens of its contrast details.  The blending to dark brown on its legs is a subtle touch that really brings the model together.

Andrew hand sculpted warpstone embedded into the spiders abdomen to represent its use in Storm of Magic games where it would be allied along his Skaven force.

Speaking of Storm of Magic, Andrew's breadth of models extends to this arcane fulcrum.  He perfectly balanced the detail work on the the stone carvings with a healthy splash of blood from the fulcrum's "gorenado."

The centerpieces to Andrew's huge Skaven force, his heroes do a huge amount of killing.

Nowhere in his army is there a better balance of disgusting and well done.  His Hell Pit Abomination has an deathly pallor, weeping sutures, verdigris, a warpfire cencer, and even a disturbingly painted rear section (decayed and poopy).

Andrew has done a really great job on his warp stone pieces, building the pieces from Dark Angels' Green all the way up to Scorpion Green, and then finishing it off with a healthy gloss coat.

These globadiers' globes are simply awesome, a perfect representation of their in-game potential.

Congrats, Andrew on being named July's Mad Hobbyist of the month!

1 comment:

  1. Nice job, Andrew. Really like how the Spider and Green Marines look.


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