Sunday, 4 December 2011

Kings of war dwarf army started!

I've built my first core unit and an organ gun!

Gunners next!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

40k is dead (to me that is)...long live Kings of War

The starter set is on it's way,along with two elf armies,and a bunch on commnd minis from reaper miniatures!

I'll post more when it arrives!

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

So long 40k (until the next time...)

I've decided that I'm bored with space marines and orks and sci-fi in general... So...

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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

My Blood Ravens have a new Librarian!!

After the sheer horror/boredom of painting the three Ork deffkopta's...I decided to have a look on eBay and picked up a Dark Angels Chief Librarian Ezekiel to use as my Blood Ravens Psychic powerhouse.

Although I'm aware Librarians are supposed to be blue, I decided to do him in Blood Ravens Red because I prefer to maintain army consistancy. I also dropped the backpack with the banner, as I want my commander to stand out more as the standard bearing leader.

Please let me know what you all think!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Waaaaargh from the skies - Painting Ork Deffkoptas

So from picking up my brushes for the first time in 12 years I decided to jump in the deep end with three of the largest models from the Assault on Black Reach set - Deffkoptas.

This step-by-step guide is in no way a lesson for anyone, it's quite simply to show how I do things for those who are interested.

Step 1: Applied basecoat of Chaos black.
Step 2: drybrushed metallic parts with mix of black, mythril silver, blood red and snakebite leather.
Step 3: Drybrushed with black and mythrill silver mix.
Step 4: very light drybrush of mythril silver.
Step 5: re-touched drybrush overspill with chaos black.
Step 6: basecoat skin with mix of goblin green, black and leather brown. Then I applied thick highlights of goblin green and brown. And finaly goblin green and badmoon yellow highlights applied. Then an Umber was to take the shine off.
Step 7: I basecoated the cloth areas in dark brown, highlight with brown/bone mix, then on to a bone highlight. Then I washied over this with an Umber wash to take out the harshness of the highlights.
 Step 8: With a couple fo final touches I'm happy enough to leave these at a tabletop standard until a later date.
Ready for battle
To conclude: After 12 years of brushless life outside of miniatures, I think i've done ok - my only major mistake was thinking that painting these large miniatures would be a good place to put it mildly, thats the last f'ing Deffkpta's I'll ever paint! Please feel free to comment though!