Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Thanks...

Afternoon all, it has been almost a year since my last post and while nothing has been added since April last year I'm still getting traffic to my blog.  I'm actually quite surprised by this and I would like to say thank you to those of you who are looking.  Just thought I'd say that currently I have no plans to start blogging again but, you never know I might finally get my finger out and do so :)

Either way, thanks for viewing my blog and watch this space.



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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Tau XV8-02 Commander


Morning all, it's been a while since I last made a blog post and seeing that I have just finished painting the new Finecast Tau XV8-02 Command Battlesuit, I thought it would be a good idea to update my blog :P

Here are the pictures:






I found that the best thing about this model was painting it and the most annoying thing was the assembly.  I couldn't get the feet to be flat while having the left leg stuck to the waist.  After a few attempts I eventually managed to get the angles right.  The only issue was with balance and so I had to stick a piece of gravel to the base in order to shift the centre of gravity.

Now that the model is finished I need to decide what I'm going to paint next, hopefully the next update won't be that far away :)

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Saturday, 16 February 2013

Necrons arise!

Evening all,

I've just finished painting and basing all three of my Night Scythes, Canoptek Wraiths, Triarch Stalker and my unit of Heavy Destroyers.  For the army I chose to drybrush them metal and have certain areas drybrushed bronze.  Cables, eyes and anything with power running through it have been painted blue.  As you can see from the pictures posted below the scheme is rather simple mainly due to my desire to get them finished quickly.  Pictures below, enjoy :)

Here is one of my Heavy Destroyers...



As you can see the model itself is actually a Necron Destroyer and the other two are exactly the same.  I'm not a big fan of what the Heavy Destroyer looks like and so as I only have one unit of 'Destroyers' I use them as Heavies.

Next up with one of my Night Scythes...


When gluing this model together I found that the kit itself is a lot of fun to assemble and I would say one of their better vehicle kits, nice and simple.  Painting it was fun too as I used the large drybrush and rapidly moved the brush back and forth.

Next up is my Triarch Stalker...


Again this model was rather easy to assemble though I did find it a bit tricky to glue on the pilot's seat and control section.  Drybrushing it wasn't that hard either.

Last but not least are my three Canoptek Wraiths...




When gluing the wraiths together I found that the only tricky bit was gluing them to their bases.  Painting them wasn't that hard either although I did find their Whip Coils a bit tricky to drybrush, I had to hold the coil still with one hand and paint them with the other.

Next blog post will be for the infantry section of my army, hopefully at some point next week or the weekend.

Bye for now.

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P.s As of now my view count is now 1012, thanks to everyone who has viewed my blog.  Any chance of some comments? Garfy? :P

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Necrons coming soon :)

Afternoon all, just thought I'd do a quick update and say that this time next week (or thereabouts) I should have some pictures posted of my finished 1500 point Necron army.  Currently all I have left to do is finish the bases and paint on the various layers of blue for the cables/guns/eyes etc.  Once that is done then I'll do a full blog post with pictures :)

Bye for now.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Chaos Space Marine Aspiring Champion

Morning all, sorry for lack of updates been busy painting :)

Today's update features the plastic Chaos Space Marine Aspiring Champion which I bought on Saturday and finished yesterday afternoon.  The reason for buying the model is that just in case someone was thinking about asking me if I did commissions then I would have more than just generic Space Marines to show off what I can do.  Now there's no guarantee anyone will ever ask me but there's no harm planning ahead :)

Anyhow back to my report/review of the model...

Sticking the model together was pretty easy and I had thought about changing the left arm as I wasn't too fond of Daemon coming out of the shoulder pad or the knife the model is carrying.  But I realised that as I'm doing it as an example of what I can do then it would be best to try and copy the way GW chose to paint it and so I kept it as it is.

Here is a picture of the model after I had stuck it together, undercoated with Chaos Black Spray and then had all the metal areas painted on.



Next I painted on the base red colour for the model along with the rest of the base colours.



After all of the base colours were painted on I then tidied up the paint work and used some of the GW shades on all areas of the model.


After this I then painted on the first layer of metal paints, followed by all the first layers for the rest of the model.



As you can see the model is slowly coming together and starting to look great.  After this photo was taken I then applied wash to a few areas of the model (such as grenades, horns, base and stone) and then started to work on the two Daemon faces on the armour.  While not shown in great detail in any of the pictures I managed to get a nice overall colour for both faces.

Here is the finished model after about 12-15 hours work spread over three days and I hope you all enjoy :)



As a side note; the other reason for doing this little project was that I wanted to get more practice in taking pictures which had a consistent and clear look to them.  Granted I would like them to be clearer and have a slightly better angle to them but overall I'm happy (one thing to note, I had to use the auto-correct feature on the Dakka Dakka forums Gallery section, in order to make them brighter).

Anyhow, that's all for now and hopefully I will update this blog soon with pictures from my 1500 point Space Marine army.

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P.s Forgot to add that at some point I will be getting the Chosen from the Dark Vengeance set, so when I do I will of course update the blog with them when I'm done painting them :)


Thursday, 20 December 2012

A Tale of Two Gamers: WIP part2

Morning all, I've just finished my Sternguard Verteran Squad and so figured I'd update my blog :P

Here they are: -


For this unit I used five of the Black Templar torsos, the banner, Power Fist, Boltgun arms, scroll, reliquary, shoulder pads and helmets from the Black Templar upgrade kit.  I also used the arm and combi-melta from the plastic Space Marine Commader box.

The models have been base coated, had the paint tidied up and the base painted plus a wash all over.  Only issue is that I forgot to paint a lighter brown onto the bases before washing, will have to change it when I add the layers on top.

Next up will be the Chaplain and his Assault Squad.

Bye for now


P.s Before I go, with Dark Angels coming out January next year there might be a chance this project gets shelved and I will be starting a new army (again lol).

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

A Tale of Two Gamers: WIP

Morning all, seeing that I haven't updated this blog in a while I figured it best to do so now that I have two units 'finished' (well base colours and wash applied).

First up is the Scout Squad that came with the Battleforce -


Sorry for lack of brightness to the picture but it's the models more than the camera.  Once I have finished doing the base colours and wash for the rest of the units I will then go back and apply the next few layers.  Originally I had planned on giving the unit a Heavy Bolter but I had trouble getting it to stick properly, so in the end I gave up and just gave the fifth Scout a Boltgun.  As you can see from the picture (hopefully) they have been based and a dark brown plus wash applied.  This was done for all of the models with the GW Texture paints (instead of using sand) as it is a nice and easy way of basing the er bases :P

Next up is the Rhino from the Battleforce which will be given to the Tactical Squad -



As you can tell the Rhino is a lot brighter than the Scout Squad and that is due to there being no wash on the grey or the red, though I have used brown wash on the metal and scroll/parchment (which you can clearly see).  As with the Scout Squad the Rhino will be left as it is until the rest of the units have been based and washed.  The only issue I have had with this model is that with my game last Thursday I managed to knock it off the table and broke off the Storm Bolter, so I'm going to claim it is a pop-up Storm Bolter :P

The next unit I will be painting is going to be the five man Sternguard Squad I made from the Combat Squad that comes in the Battleforce.  By my next game on Thursday this week I expect to have all of the metal painted and hopefully most of the base colours painted on, after that I will start on the Assault Squad and Chaplain.

Hopefully my next update will be sooner than this one :)

Bye for now.