|Blood Angels: the next three|
Friday, 27 February 2015
Thursday, 26 February 2015
|Tactical marine with plasma gun (still in progress)|
Once I've finished the first half of this squad, I plan to treat myself (and any regular readers) with something else for a little variety... I just haven't decided what yet.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
|Blood Angels tacitcal marines (one with a heavy flamer)|
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
|Standard bearer (early stages)|
Monday, 23 February 2015
Friday, 20 February 2015
As a writer, I am, as is necessary, also an avid reader. Among the many others I read, books from the Black Library are a common sight on my reading pile. In the wake of the End Times, I'm currently reading The Rise of Nagash, the story of the alliance of the various undead factions aimed at raising the ancient and powerful necromancer from the dead to wreak havoc on (or, somehow, save?) the Warhammer world. As is often the case, reading about a specific faction has inspired me to revisit the models for it, in this case the undead, and specifically a necromancer (not, admittedly, Nagash himself)...
Thursday, 19 February 2015
|Warhammer 40,000: Imperial Knight|
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Back to the sanguinary priest and progress is continuing. The armour needs some tidying up to make the blend between highlights and shading a little more subtle, but it's getting there. (This photograph isn't great.) The robes are mostly done too now. These are a different shade of red to the armour (visible on the shoulder pad) to make a clear distinction between armour and fabric. I'm pleased with the effect. That leaves me free to work on the rest of the model.
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Work continues on the tactical squad. The two models above are the first (after the finished test piece) to get the recess shading treatment. By the time you read this* I should have done more work on the others. The plan remains to paint them up in batches of two or three at a time so I don't get too bored of painting the same details over and over again before I can move on but I'll get as many of these early stages as I can bear done across the whole squad early on. It's good to have a production line going, but there's always a risk that tedium will get the better of me and I don't want the quality to suffer.
* I tend to write several posts in advance and schedule them over the course of the week, so these models were actually shaded last Tuesday evening.
Monday, 16 February 2015
|Warhammer 40,000: Imperial Knight (right shoulder pad)|
And so the more daunting part has begun. My Imperial Knight has been an on-going project since Boxing Day when I first cracked open the box and started clipping the pieces off their sprues (un-Boxing Day?). These huge shoulder pads represent the closing stages of the project that has been both enjoyable and intimidating. Most of the initial work went quite quickly by my standards, but I've been stalling on the freehand work for weeks because of the challenge involved.
Friday, 13 February 2015
Another quick update today (I'm making a habit of these). This time it's on the sanguinary priest for my Blood Angels. In my previous post, I mentioned that I'd be attempting something a little different with the white armour. I've now started work on that. It's a long way from finished yet, but I've made a start on the basecoat layers and the intial shading. I still have more shades to add to the deepest recesses before I can start work on the highlights to bring it up to the level I want it. It's a little messy at the moment, but that won't be an issue long term. The armour is the largest area of the model, hence why I'm starting there. I can tidy up the rest later. You'll also note I've painted the shoulder pad red. This is simply a time-saving move on my part as I'll be using the same shading on that part as I still have to do on the rest. I'm working on this alongside my Blood Angels tactical squad, so hopefully I'll have more updates soon.
Thursday, 12 February 2015
My palette is very red... I had a busy weekend so I didn't get much in the way of hobby time. What time I did get was spent either prepping, undercoating or painting things red. I was hindered by running out of spray undercoat on Saturday before I'd finished spraying the models I had to do, meaning they were still a bit patchy. Luckily my local Games Workshop store is open on a Sunday so I was able to pop in on the way back from where I'd been that day in time to come home and finish the job.
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
|Warhammer: Skaven warlord|
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
I still have a lot of Blood Angels to undercoat, but in the meantime I have this sanguinary priest to make a start on. This will fill one of the HQ slots for the Blood Angels force as it starts to grow. It was another of the new releases that I really liked the look of and will be an interesting project in its own right, not least because there won't be much red on it.
Monday, 9 February 2015
|Horus Heresy: Imperial Fists apothecary|
Friday, 6 February 2015
|Warhammer 40,000: Imperial Knight shoulder pads (basecoat)|
Thursday, 5 February 2015
|Horus Heresy: Imperial Fists space marines in MkIII 'Iron' armour|
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
As one of my major projects for 2015, I'm keen to keep the ball rolling on my Blood Angels. Having completed the first model for the squad (see my previous update), I spent this weekend assembling and basing the rest. I've already painted the bolters, so most are empty-handed. I've kept the weapons separate to make painting the chests / fronts easier. A couple of models also have bare heads, so I'll paint those separately too. This squad will have ten members when it is done. The remaining nine (pictured above) now await an undercoat before I can carry on with them. Read on to find out more...
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
|Warhammer: Skaven warlord (just assembled)|
Monday, 2 February 2015
|Warhammer 40,000: Blood Angels tactical space marine|