Sunday, 20 April 2014

Showcase: Eldar Wraithguard of Iybraesil


Happy easter guys! Today I present you you the finished squad of Eldar Wraithguard for my craftworld Iybraesil warhost. Check out more angles and detail pictures after the jump.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Review: White Dwarf Issue 12


Warning: This "review" contains extreme levels of bias. Issue 12 hits the shelves of your local Games Workshop today and features models from my Hobbit collection. I use the term review lightly because this is more a collection of my thoughts on White Dwarf Weekly. Read on to see what I thought of this week's issue.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Showcase: Astra Militarum Vendetta


Hey all, I have had a busy week painting up a bunch of Astra Militarum models. The Vendetta above is the finished result from the showcase that I showed a week ago as wip. I think it turned out pretty nice. I purchased a sheet of WW2 nose art tattoos from the states which I used on the front of the Vendetta. The eagle design on the wings was made from a stencil rather than using the Forge World transfers. I am going to be putting up some vehicles that I painted in the coming weeks. What do you guys think? Are you a fan of the new codex?

Thursday, 17 April 2014

WIP: Grots (Gretchin) Batch 4 #1


The end is nigh! Sorry, I mean the end is near! Half way through these little blighters. Once this batch is complete I will have 40 Gretchin painted and it will be time to start the Orks.

Would anyone be interested in a painting tutorial for this scheme? I can apply this scheme to one of the 2nd edition orks and use that for the tutorial. It would translate easily to the newer models.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

WIP: Ultramarines Tactical Squad Retouching #1


I just finished painting the Wraithguard but wasn't able to take proper showcase pictures of them yet, so I thought I'm gonna share my next project instead. It's a kind of an in-between project, as I've picked an older squad of tactical marines that I painted years ago, and just as with my Sternguard, I'm gonna bring the models up to date. That means improving the highlights, removing or reworking any wonky freehands, adding all the missing insignia and also adding some brown static grass. There are a lot more Ultramarine models in my collection that need to be updated, so every now and then I'm gonna pick one model or unit until my whole collection feels cohesive again. A labour of love, but I think it'll be worth it in the end. Above you can see the first five models of the squad.

Do you also improve older models every now and then, or can't you be bothered with old paint jobs? Tell me in the comments!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Showcase: Astra Militarum Taurox


This week I finally got around to painting the Taurox models I got last week (Photos below). I Did them in Astra Militarum colour schemes: camo and grey. It's simply a joy painting Imperial Guard models, especially vehicles. I like the 2WW colours and you can use a lot of weathering, which are very effective. I think they turned our pretty cool. On to painting the new Hydra / Wyvern! What do you guys think? What colour scheme do you use for your Astra Militarum army?

Monday, 14 April 2014

Review: Astra Militarium Hydra and Wyvern unboxing

 
Hi all! Saturday marked the release of new Astra Militarum codex, along with the new box kit: Hydra and Wyvern. Here is the video review / unboxing of the model. Overall good impression, although still a fan on the old forge world version of it. Have you guys had a chance to pick up the model or or the codex? What do you think?