Saturday, 8 April 2017

A Bit of Character

Finally this batch of dudes also included a couple of characters, namely Kranon and the sorcerer dude from the dark vengeance box. These models are cool, but really packed full of detail. I also keep on forgetting to leave some panels black, which is quite frustrating. I only remembered to start doing this again on Kranon. Oh well I'm fairly happy with how they turned out.

I put a bit of effort into the power weapons on these and the close combat chosen from last time. I'm fairly happy with the result. Definitely some progress compared to my earlier efforts but i'm still not super happy with them. The large axe looks particularly blotchy...

Proper chuffed with how the maul turned out.

Models painted in 2017... 20

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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Close Combat Chosen

The rest of the chosen are rounded out with a bunch of dudes with various close combat and power weapons.

On the whole I am really happy with these guys.

I also went to a hike to Hilbre Island with some buddies. It was windy. But awesome...

Coolest ladder I saw that day

Models painted in 2017... 18

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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Keep Those Standards

Hey hey.

While I have been working through the chosen, a couple of icons and my havoc squad sergeant got mixed in. I bought a crazy pot of metallic blue paint by mistake a while back and I didn't know what to use it on. It works quite well on the first icon I think 

Here they are...

This dude is tiny, I think hes a jarg recast that I got as part of  an ebay thing a while back

I also checked out the Beyond Judge Dredd and Watchmen: The art of John Higgins exhibition that was going on at the Victoria Gallery and Museum at Liverpool uni. It was pretty cool...

And then to top it off, above the gallery was bit of a museum showing some cool bits of tech from when Liverpool Uni was well up there in the field of particle physics. I think a bunch of the approaches developed here went on to inform stuff happening at CERN. That is cool.

This is part of super computer that was put together to do some serious number crunching. Imagine another 9 of these all churning away...

Models painted in 2017... 13

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Special Weapons Chosen Done

Hey hey

I've not really had the chance to do any much blogging recently but I have been doing stuff. After squaduary finished I went back finish off some chosen csm that had been put to one side.

Anyway, here are the special weapon dudes. Of course they can be placed into the regular CSM squads if I feel so inclined. Pretty happy with these guys.

I also went on a hike and came across a steam engine...

Choo choooo

Models painted in 2017... 10

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Monday, 27 February 2017

Squaduary 2017 - Doneski

First of all, big thanks to Rory for curating Squaduary. It has been great seeing all this awesome stuff come together from various corners of the tinterwebbynet. 

Aaaaaaaaaanyway I'm calling it done on my Raptors. I applied some rust powder stuff to the bases and then sealed them with varnish. Gloss varnish. Apparently being constructive while nursing a hangover and coming down with a cold is a challenge that I am not quite up to. Anyway, I'll probably go back and add a matte finish later. But for now it'll do...

I also had a go at a better power sword but I think it needs more work...

So that marks the completion of the first minis of 2017. Whoop! But I also have about 20 minis that I was working on in January that will be finished next! Double whoop! And I also stole a march and finished up a bunch of bases for the next next bunch of dudes. Oh happy days! 

I also had a game last week where I tried some new things with guard as suggested over here with some very interesting results, but I think I'll do a proper post on that one. But here is a sneak peak...

So. Thanks for reading and thanks for Suaduarying along.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Squaduary... nearly there

Bit of a delayed update this week (soz Rory..) but I'm nearly there with my squad of Raptors. Last week I got the transfers, washes and a bit of highlighting done, Just the bases and the power sword remain now...

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