Sunday, 8 January 2017
So it's been a few weeks since I have done any hobby and I am still working my way through the tactical squad. To change things up a bit I went through my bits box and came up with an Astorath Conversion.
The pictures aren't the best but they give you a good idea of what I am trying for.
Hopefully it wont take me an entire year to paint up.
Sunday, 11 December 2016
Starting to paint the squad according to my existing scheme which is a black primer followed by my custom mix for the dark metal armour. For the red I am using a base colour of Scab Red. The layer for the red is Mephiston Red then using Balor Brown and dark Brown for the ammo pouches and cloth areas. I will be painting the gemstones green.
These are pictures of the earlier stages.
Sunday, 27 November 2016
I have been wanting to continue expanding my Blood Angels army for a long time now but like so many hobby projects this year, other things intervene.
This squad is armed for close combat with mostly chain-sword and bolt pistols, I have also included some heavier weapons like Plamsa Gun, Melta Gun and Flamer but nothing that should inhibit movement. I have used backpacks but could swap out for Jump Packs if needed.
The other part of this squad I have worked on creating is the individual poses. To make the squad unique I have created a shoulder-pad press mould shield and blood drop icon out of greenstuff for the Knights of Blood symbol , unfortunately I was not good enough to do the swords as well. The sergeant is a model from the Assault on Blackreach set, one of my favourites, with a right arm swap and boltgun swap. Some of the other poses are a space marine throwing a hand grenade, another favourite pose, as well as a marine looking at an auspix. I have also converted one marine to carry a combat knife rather than a chain sword.
Stay tuned as I paint these guys up.
Sunday, 20 November 2016
Painting the Ogre hut began as with most of my terrain projects with a primer of black spray, followed by a base colour of leather brown for the hides and a darker brown for the fur roof.
Next was to apply some washes to the hides, mostly flesh wash and agrax earth shades.
Lastly I completed the base with my ground black pepper and herb technique and did some more shading with washes to blend everything in.
I am very happy with the way this piece turned out.
Sunday, 13 November 2016
I used an empty plastic yogurt tub as the basic shape. I made the rounded roof with quick dry filler that you would use to fill cracks in your walls. Next to create the wooden structure I used toothpicks and greenstuff.
The leather hides were made from textured paper used for painting watercolour pictures cut out into hide like shapes. I added a small entrance into the hut for added detail. Next was to glue the 'hides' onto the sides of the hut and take note here, there is a correct way to do this otherwise you will end up with strange overlapping so take a minute to lay out your pattern before you glue them down. I made that mistake and am hoping the painting will not make it noticeable.
As I said earlier I was only using the article as a guide so I went for a facecloth for the roof covering which is meant to be bear or similar animal fur.
Next painting it all up.
Saturday, 29 October 2016
Sunday, 23 October 2016
After a small hobby break, I have put some paint onto my conversion/kit-bash this week past.
With all my Minotaurs, I follow my tried and tested recipe.
Black Primer, base-coat followed by a layer of Warplock Bronze (picture not shown). Next I painted a layer of Brazen Brass followed by a wash of my custom made verdigris mix. Lastly a drybrush of Brazen Brass to bring out the highlights and create the shading.
I then painted all the details, the other metal areas were a base of Leadbelcher with a highlight of Mithral Silver, the reds a base of Scab Red followed by a highlight of Mephiston Red. The shield I left mostly Warplock Bronze. The leather is a base of Dark Brown and highlight of Beastial Brown.
I know I am naming some old GW paint names but that's how I remember them.
Here are the rest of the finished pictures, enjoy.