Sunday, 8 January 2017

Blood Angels - Astorath Conversion - WIP

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.

It is mostly based on the Sanguinary Guard parts with the main feature being the high elf head.

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

Blood Angels - Knights of Blood - WIP

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.

Its been slow going but I am hoping to get them done soon.


Sunday, 27 November 2016

Blood Angels - Knights of Blood - WIP

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

Ogre Hut - Terrain - Finished

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.

I then drybrushed the hides with a lighter brown, then a final drybrush of Bleached Bone.

The fur was drybrushed several shades of brown, with a sandy yellow to add highlights, some patches were done in shades of grey for variety, representing different animal furs.

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

Ogre Hut - Terrain - WIP

I have been wanting to make this piece of terrain for a long time now but never seem to get around to it until now that is. It is based on the article from the fantastic book 'How to Make Wargames Terrain' from Games Workshop.

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.

The piece was based on MDF board for strength and again I used the filler for the ground covering. I will be adding sand as well.

Next painting it all up.


Saturday, 29 October 2016

Conan - Boardgame by Monolith

I have just returned from Stygia with a hoard fit even for Conan!

More picture to follow.


Sunday, 23 October 2016

Converting a Stormcast Eternal into a Space Marine - Painted

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.