Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Armoured Proteus Redux

Imperial Fists Land Raider Armoured Proteus

I realised that while I had finished this a while back, the previous set of photographs of the completed model didn't (in my opinion) do it justice. So while awaiting something drying, I've taken some new photographs. Hopefully they're a bit better and show off the finished model.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Deimos Predator Executioner

Deimos Pattern Predator Executioner

The last week has been more hectic than I would have liked. Unfortunately as a result the time available for painting random things yellow or green has been severely curtailed. It has taken considerably longer for me to finish my first Predator Executioner than I hoped (or expected).

However it is now pretty much complete.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Progress, if a bit random....

Pre-Heresy Imperial Fists Vexilla
Has to avoid low bridges...
One side effect of trying to keep a level of momentum up by painting multiple armies at once is that I don't make much progress on any single army that quickly. Especially when they're yellow... However I have completed the Vexilla Astartes for my 20 legionnaire strong tactical squad and have made a good start on four more Astartes.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Tutorial: Painting Nurgle Demons With Washes

Nurgle Plaguebearer
Finished Nurgle Plaguebearer
A couple of people have requested information on how I painted a few previously posted Nurgle Plaguebearers and Chaos Space Marines.

So here's a short tutorial on how I do this.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Mark IV Sergeant and Vox Astartes

Pre-Heresy Imperial Fists Mark IV Sergeant
Imperial Fists; The Dancing Legion
I finally have got bored of taking photo's with my Camera Phone and resolved to dig out my old camera (which at least could pretend to have a variable depth-of-field). What I had forgotten was how complex even the most simple of dedicated digital cameras feels compared to the simplicity of a camera phone. I've spent much of this evening, which I'd ear-marked for painting, muttering darkly and clicking at random buttons in a photo editing tool.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Another short deviation...

Nurgle Plaguebearers
Break out the disinfectant...
Okay, I admit it. At times I have the attention span of a goldfish... a very easily distracted goldfish. I realise this and have over the years come up with fairly elaborate coping mechanisms. Of which, some have even been successful.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Breacher Squad Part 4

Pre-Heresy Imperial Fists Breacher Squad
Another two Astartes completed
During the odd moments I managed to drag myself away from Dead Space 3 I managed to complete a few more Breacher Astartes. I must admit, I'm getting bored with painting shields (and I'm rethinking whether I'll include another squad) but overall, I'm pleased with these two.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Death Guard Test Model

Pre-Heresy Death Guard
While waiting for various shades of yellow paint to dry, I spotted a set of sorry looking Mark III astartes I'd painted at the beginning of last year (when GW brought out the new paint range). They looked like I'd hit them with a paint roller and I immediately hit them with a large dose of Fairy Oven Cleaner (cuts through acrylic paints pretty quickly). However the intricate nature of Forgeworld's armour designs meant I struggled to get all the pain out of the crevices and ridge lines.

Given the cost per miniature of Forgeworld is considerably higher than GW's plastic range, I resolved to find a purpose for these 'not-quite-pristine' miniatures.

I've always wanted a Pre-Heresy Death Guard army, all the way back to when I read the original 6 line fluff in Space Marine around the seizure of the frigate Eisenstein (the was about may 1990.......). However previous attempts have never really met my expectations (and certainly won't be posted here).

Standard Bearer

Pre-Heresy Imperial Fists Standard Bearer
Finished... at last
I may have previously mentioned that I dislike painting Standard Bearers. I dislike it... a lot. However this particular miniature has been knocking about on my painting desk for several weeks and no amount how much I pretended otherwise, I needed to finish him.

So I gritted my teeth and got on with it.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Fellblade Completed

Pre-Heresy Imperial Fists Fellblade
Bet it doesn't do many miles to the gallon
The Fellblade has been a project I've been working on since before Christmas. I finished the basic construction pretty quickly, even though some of the resin components were unfortunately fairly warped (hot water and a hairdryer worked wonders). However the completion of the paintwork took a lot longer.

I'll be honest, I was pretty intimidated by the prospect of so much yellow paint.

Monday, 4 February 2013

More Death Korps....

As I've previously posted about, I'm trying to work my way through the vast backlog of Forgeworld and GW miniatures that I've managed to create. During the week I finished my first Death Korps of Krieg HQ Squad using a quick wash method I'm trying to use.

Death Korps of Krieg HQ Command Squad
I'm not sure I'd want to carry that in a high wind....

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Breacher Squad Part 3

My brief detour into anything-but-yellow has ended... probably. With the extra painting hours a weekend brings, I've managed to finish a number of additional miniatures which have been staring at me sullenly from the edge of my desk, incluing two more of the Mark III Breacher Squad.

Pre-Heresy Imperial Fists Breacher Squad
More grubby yellow models ahoy

Friday, 1 February 2013

Painting a Diemos Pattern Rhino - Step by Step (ish)

Back before Christmas I foolishly purchased a number of Diemos Rhinos to complement my planned Imperial Fists legion. For a while they just sat in the part opened box while I worked up the courage to tackle the large expanses of yellow necessary.

Pre-Heresy Imperial Fists Diemos Pattern Rhino
Finshed Rhino