Monday, 10 March 2014
Bring out the trumpets and start the fanfare! Garfy has finished the Ultramarine Tactical Squad. I'm really happy with the finished squad. This now completes all the marines in the Second Edition boxed game. I'll have to start the Orks and Grots soon. Close ups and a group shot of all twenty after the jump.
Sunday, 9 March 2014
Greetings bloggers. Once again I find myself offering an apology for the huge gap inbetween posts. Its an interesting trend I've noticed over 15 years of this hobby. Some years I see huge churn of minis, others years are quiet. The good thing however, is that it never ever really stops. I present you with evidence of this in the form of a 10 strong Night Lords kill team. Pics and chuff after the jump...
Saturday, 8 March 2014
I finished the Ranger squad for my craftworld Iybraesil recently, so I thought it's time for some boys in blue again. I chose to paint a model that I picked up during my trip to London and Warhammer World last year: the Stormtalon. I wasn't too fond of the model when it was released. In fact I hated it, because of the strange proportions and all the weird angles and features of the hull that make the model unnecessarily complex. I like my marine vehicles boxy and angular. While all of Forgeworld's recent flyershave been brilliant, I feel GW struggles with designing flyers. In terms of looks, there isn't a single original flyer kit from GW yet that I'm fully satisfied with.
Anyways, after having seen a couple of conversions and modifications from other hobbyists, I felt confident that I would be able to change the model more to my liking. The tutorials from Grok and Beasts of War were good starting points for this. As you can see, I removed the underslung assault cannon turret and put the assault cannons in the gap for a less front-heavy silhouette. To offset these changes I also shortened the lower fin at the rear. I like the sleeker silhouette much more. I still don't think the model is perfect, but some air support will be a welcome addition to my Ultramarines after all.
How do you like the look of the Stormtalon? Have you converted yours as well or seen a great conversion? Tell me in the comments before it's too late ;)
Friday, 7 March 2014
Thursday, 6 March 2014
The Imperial Knight is a Super Heavy Walker. Despite the excellent coverage of this behemoth in White Dwarf, I really struggled with gauging how big the model is. As soon as I'd assembled enough of the model to get it's height and width I grabbed some of my biggest models to take some size comparison pictures. More after the jump.
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Hey all :), If you read my review of the Imperial Knight you would know that I have two of them that I am currently painting up. And hopefully should have them both finished in the next few days. The one above is still in its early stages. You will have to excuse the photo as I quickly shot it using my mobile phone and the lighting is not the best. But by showcase for both of them I will have better quality photos. For this one I used Vallejo liquid old gold and silver for the first time which was a blast as they are really shine. Normally I would rely on standard Vallejo metal paints, but thought for this model I would give the liquid paints a go as I have always wanted to mess around with them. Anyway the model still has a long way to go as clean cut and naked as he looks. Its time to get dirty for this one. ABC Warrior style :)
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
March's issue of Warhammer: Visions is the second release in this new monthly publication from the creators of White Dwarf. Priced at £7.50 it costs a little more than your average monthly magazine, which is over £5 these days. Unlike your average Golf or Photography magazine you buy at a newsagent, Warhammer: Visions doesn't include any third party adverts. This lack of additional revenue would explain the increased cost.