Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Grey Knights


Time is flying by at the moment and I keep missing getting a post a week out which was a mini goal for May, June and July.

Its been hot again and that has meant having to hobby late at night and early into the morning!

Still it hasnt been all that bad with Her Indooors keeping me company we have ploughed through some great audiobooks and been cracking on with our respective hobbies.

I was given these guys as a Christmas present (yup it takes me that long to get through the to do list), and I felt it was time to give them a go.

I used a tutorial that I found on Tale of Painters to help me.

The big challenge was the Force Weapons, which I was dreading, it seems like I gave them a fairly good go and I was pleased with the results. I think I will be using the blending technique a fair bit now that Ive built up the confidence to use it.

I wasn't brave enough to use a NMM technique on the armour, however I do like the results.

I even invested in a pin drill to drill out the gun barrel's 

I think that this guy is my favourite out of the five. He has a bit of a 'come and get it' attitude about him

Finally a close up (unintentionally) of the force sword in all its glory!

Till next time.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Yellow Fever

Howdy, bit of a belated post this week, but there has been lots going on so not a great deal of time to sit and paint. And its been quite hot in the UK again this week. And the World Cup has started. I must admit I do like football (soccer) but the one thing that bugs me is the tedious link that every TV or radio advert now has with the sport. It was a bit of a running joke in our family that we would get a new TV set just for the World Cup but now its absolutely everything!! I even heard an advert on the radio for a loan company basically telling you to get a loan so you can sit on your World Cup sofa, drink your World Cup endorsed beer and watch the football on your new TV. Incredible.

Anyway rant over.

Here is the latest finished miniature. Its an old school metal cyclone terminator. I ventured back into the realms of yellow and painted him up as an Imperial Fist. I like the look of this model, I know the old metal figures are a bit stiffly posed but they are addictive!

All sides are shown in the composure shot, I attempted (in the loosest sense) some scorching on the missile launcher vent ports. All other details were completed in pretty standard colours. I enjoyed painting the targeter and tried to showcase some of the unloved colours from my paint collection. I finished him off with an Imperial Fist transfer on his right shoulder pad.

 Ive also looked around and found a range of backgrounds to help with the photography side of the hobby. I figure its a bit pointless spending hours painting them if I'm not expending enough effort in photographing them. I think the grey marble effect works really well with the yellow, it also looks a bit 'moonscapey'

Finally here is a group shot with the Fists I painted from the old Space Crusade game.

Hopefully I'll get a bit more painting done over the course of the World Cup, after all I have my new World Cup paint brush to use!

Till next time

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Suns out. Guns out


Its been fairly sunny in the UK for the past couple of weeks so thats meant a fairly quiet time on the hobby front for a couple of reasons. Firstly we have been doing other things as a family and secondly its been roasting hot in the little corner of our craft room that I occupy. Our craft room is in the roof of the house so it gets more than a little warm.

I have managed to finish some more Wolves, this time Grey Hunters. Here they are with their guns out! Ive also been trying to use thinner/thinned down paints. I noticed that with the heat they are getting a bit gloopier (possibly a made up word) or to be more technical the viscosity has increased. (Education coming in handy) Ive painted these guys with edge highlights, these are similar to the rest of the Wolf army thats coming along nicely. Im contemplating putting together some group shots soon.

A few more shots of them posing:

In a break from the norm I haven't included a composure faux 360 degree shot, instead just some individual shots of each hunter

Hopefully I'll get some painting done in the evenings over the summer,  I also mentioned a couple of blog posts ago that I'm working on another mad idea. Heres a link to what I've signed up for. The training is going well so far!

Till next time.