Wednesday, 4 January 2017

DISCUSSION: 2016 in review

Horus Heresy: Imperial Fists Phalanx Warder marine Horus Heresy: Alpha Legion contemptor dreadnought Age of Sigmar: Orruk Warchanter

2016 was an interesting year for me as a painter. It's safe to say it wasn't the most productive in terms of output, but what I lacked in quantity, I was pleased to make up for in quality. This was the year that saw me finally take a step up in terms of both ability and purpose. Having painted purely for pleasure in the past, 2016 saw me enter my first competition. I was more than happy to come away with a finalist pin for my efforts, and look forward to more opportunities like that in future.

Monday, 19 December 2016

SHOWCASE: A new chapter

Warhammer 40,000: Talon's Reach tactical marine

So, I haven't posted for a while. It actually surprised me when I looked at the date of the last article. To say I've been busy in that time would be an understatement. Unfortunately, it's nearly all been work, rather than hobby related. I have done some hobby work though, and the image above is the first finished evidence of that. A brand new space marine chapter of my own. Want to know more?

Monday, 19 September 2016

SHOWCASE: Imperial Fists legion leviathan dreadnought

Horus Heresy: Imperial Fists legion leviathan dreadnought
As you can see from the picture above, I've finally finished my leviathan dreadnought. After a long time spent painting infantry-sized models, it's been a treat to paint something a little larger and use some slightly different painting techniques. This model is now ready to take pride of place among my Horus Heresy era Imperial Fists and I'm sure they'll be glad to have him on their side. Given how big he is, I wouldn't fancy their chances if he wasn't...

Monday, 12 September 2016

SHOWCASE: Stormcast Eternal Knight Questor

Age of Sigmar: Stormcast Eternal Knight Questor
Another Stormcast Eternal this week. This time it's the Knight Questor model from Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower. I have to admit that this boxed set looks amazing. There are so many brilliant models in it and, from what I've heard, the game-play is fantastic too. And yet I didn't buy it. I'd like it. I really would. But it would just be another set of amazing models that sits unpainted forever in my study. There were a few models in the set, however, that I liked too much not to have them in my collection, and this is one of them.

Monday, 5 September 2016

SHOWCASE: Deathwatch: Jensus Natorian

Deathwatch: Jensus Natorian
The vengeful son
There's been a recent flurry of activity from Games Workshop around the Deathwatch chapter of space marines. Multiple releases have—after many, many years—finally turned the Deathwatch into a viable army in their own right. Previous attempts had merely seen them acting as specialist elites, allied with another army. Now they're fully capable of doing battle alone. The slew of new miniatures has reminded me of yet another unfinished project on my desk: this guy.

Monday, 29 August 2016

SHOWCASE: Stormcast Eternal Liberator

Age of Sigmar: Stormcast Eternal Liberator
Do you remember last July when Age of Sigmar launched and there was a free model on the front cover of White Dwarf? Well, this is that figure: a Stormcast Eternal Liberator. It's been sat on my desk for over a year and—in my 'finishing things' drive I've started of late—I've finally got around to getting him done.

Monday, 22 August 2016

WIP: Imperial Fists Legion Leviathan #2

So far, so big...
A little over a month ago, I posted a picture of my leviathan dreadnought, just after I'd assembled it. At the time, I was working on other projects and still had a fair bit to do. Since then, however, I've been able to spend a little time on him. After priming him black, I airbrushed the metals and gave him a wash of Nuln Oil before dry-brushing on some Necron Compound as an early highlight. I then picked out the yellow panels with Averland Sunset and glazed them with Agrax Earthshade and gave the whole lot another glaze of Lamenters Yellow. I used Dorn Yellow as an edge highlight. There's still more to do, especially on the siege drill arm, and the power plant on his back. After that, I get to start picking out the details. I'm still working on several other projects, but I expect to see him finished in the not too distant future. I can't wait to see him with the rest of the army.