Tuesday, 19 May 2015

WWII US Airborne- quick test paint

So, I still have some wee decals to put on these chaps, but I figure once I’m happy with the paint I’ll just go back through and do them all at once..


All told I have about a platoon’s worth of these chaps to give my Germans a run for their money on the Normandy-ish terrain I have.

And with the 6th of June not that far away…


It’s very quick paint, so not going to win any prizes, but it’ll stand up well on the table and I should be able to get them all done in short order if I give them my attention.

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Honestly, with the next thing I had planned being white scars bikers, and their being rumours of a white scars bike box, I’m a) slightly peeved I already have a bunch of bikes and b) trying to hold off in case they look awesome. So I'll take some time to paint my Americans, finish off some guard that need some love and maybe think about a knight now that the new kit is out.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Blood Angels Assault Squad Painted – Post 2

And these chaps represent 2nd Companys 8th Squad. another assault squad.


I had a much easier time with the squad markings on these chaps, which I put down to the paint colours.


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The Sarge – another veteran paint job, and a Lighting claw as opposed to a power sword. these two Sergeants also have melta bombs..


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Poor, poor man.


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Yet this guy always seems to survive longer..


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I try to be as dynamic as possible with these models, and if it looks hokey.. well they are eight foot tall genetically engineered killing machines. I don't expect they'd be Nureyev.


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And the obligatory helmetless chap.

Not much else to see here, just a painted squad. I’ll try and get everyone together for a family photo once the raven is done!

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Blood Angels Assault Squad Painted post 1

These chaps represent 2ndcompany’s 7th Squad – the first of their two assault squads.


Finally finished, been a slow burn on these, but good fun. (Just the raven left to do – and a model to stand in for captain Aphael if I decide to make one)

The markings are mostly freehand, but I’m still not up to the chapter badge :)

The squad markings on the knees – it’s all about the paint. this squad with the yellow on black were painted after the other squad which is black on yellow, but the others were so much easier to paint. In hindsight i should have tried the negative image with these for an easier ride.


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The Sarge – whether he will be run as a veteran Sergeant or not i decided to model and paint him as such, just to add a little more pop to the unit.


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Battle brother abla tivewound. this IS primarily a melta delivery squad..


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the obligatory helmetless spezz muhrine.


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The other gun.


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And the other expendable.

With the exception of the raven, which is up next and the captain I've yet to decide to build (too many HW to field as it is) I’m about “done” with the Blood Angels. I’ve an awful lot in the paint queue tho, so don't fret that It’ll dry up round here.

My biggest problem is what to actually tackle next. I’m pleased that I managed to paint this lot as I have rather than running out of steam half way through and switching projects.. It’s got me fire dup to work some more things through to completion,.

Although, that new knight kit….

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Six Years!

This Friday just gone, the 24th April was the Blog’s Birthday. It’s six years since I made the first blog post after fleeing from the toxic and incestuous forums that were my only other hobby outlet at the time.

I'm very grateful to my readers here. In the time I’ve been posting I've met some awesome people and been able to share my hobby with people all over the world, and hear back from them.. this internets.. wonderful thing.

I’d like to think I’d still be making models and occasionally playing games without the blog.. but ya know I think it’s doubtful. I think one of those times life gets busy and work gets hectic (like now) would have seen me put some stuff away and not get it out again for a few years, as has happened before in my hobby life.

So thank you to all of you who read the odd post here, and thank you especially to anyone who has found content interesting and taken the time out of their lives to say so.

I’ve tried to “give back” over the years by talking about what I do and trying to write tutorials or make videos, and I stand by that, so this is a good opportunity to ask me for any tutes or vids on anything you've seen me do that I either haven't explained or haven't explained well enough. just let me know and I'll make it a topic, either in the comments or email me.

So, six years.. time for a “Top five most hits articles” post? I think so..


So, I’m going to cheat this a bit and count those top two as one.. and wow, people really want to convert their Stormtalons huh? I have some video shot for how I did this, so might get that edited at some point into a post.. in the meantime, here are some quicklinks to those posts.. (click the pics)

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I didn't think this would be so popular..


This was done on a whim as I came into possession of the two figs from the DV set- the libby and the Chappie. I’ve still to find a use for the chappie, though he may become an inquisitor.


I guess this guy is often searched for as people are checking out the Codex entry and not seeing a model…


This may be “legacy” hit, this was a very popular post at the time of writing..


Who doesn't want to make the most out of their Russ kit?

So there we have it, six years on, still going. I’m getting finished with the BA soon and now that the Massive Voodoo competition entries have closed I might be able to post my entries.. I’ll check on that, I think they must appear on the MV site first.. (nothing exciting or bespoke, I just threw what I'd already painted into their comp..) then its either white scars or WW2 yanks, Haven't decided yet…

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