Work on my World Eaters is progressing slowly but surely, today I put together my force's Praetor using the Forge World Legion Champion kit. I thought he'd actually look more a little more menacing looking away from the sword. I also dropped the fancy back pack and pauldron and added a vexilla to mark him out on the battlefield.
Tuesday, 25 December 2012
Inspired by reading through my new copy of Forge World's Horus Heresy: Betrayal book I've managed to squeeze a little Christmas hobby time in by finishing assembling the beginnings of a Legion Tactical Squad to go alongside a Legion Terminator Squad (in custom armour) and a Centurion for my main project for 2013, a World Eaters Legion force. Assembling Angron is on the to do list as is gettin the second half of the Tactical Squad done (should be here by the end of January)...
Anyone else gearing up forward new project for the new year?
Monday, 24 December 2012
Well, we beat the apocalypse and Christmas has finally arrived. I'll be downing my tools, brushes and mini's for the next couple of days but just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas... hopefully there'll be some great hobby goodness waiting for us all under the tree in the morning!
Monday, 17 December 2012
Well, this is now more fun than scary. I'm really happy with how this mini's shaping up. Still need to sort the base but I have a few ideas for that now. I'm actually enjoying painting the corrupt pestilence of Papa Nurgle's children so much that I've decided to get some more if I can...
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Got this fella finished up last night. Having seen some of the other entries in the competition I'm not really rating his chances but I'm still pretty happy with how he turned out:
Despite having to work out a couple of colour issues this mini was a joy to paint and I was mightily impressed with how easy it was to assemble too, in fact if I didn't know better I don't think it'd be possible to tell that this was a push fit mini from a 'starter set'.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Monday, 26 November 2012
Friday, 23 November 2012
The finish line is now in sight for this mini. I just need to highlight up the black and he'll be done. With better light outside today I thought I'd get some photos from different angles to show him off a little.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Progress has been kinda slow on this mini mainly down to me not feeling like painting as the cold I've got is playing havoc with my sinuses. But I've finally got to a point where there's something worth showing. I'm hoping to have him closer to completion by the end of the week.
Friday, 16 November 2012
Spent a few hours this evening cleaning and assembling one of Forge World's fabulous Ivanus Enkomi Minotaurs Chaplain mini's that was very kindly sent to me by a good friend in the US of A. The detailing on the mini is astounding and it fit together with the minimum of fuss. I decided to reverse his pose on his base to make him more intimidating as befits one of the spiritual leaders of the Adeptus Astartes. Although I've had the mini for a few weeks now, its taken.me this long to decide how to paint him, but after a lot of thought I think I've figured it out, suffice to say, although it borrows elements from and is influenced by the 'official' Forge World scheme, it'll be something a little different yet wholly fitting...
Monday, 12 November 2012
Saturday, 10 November 2012
Friday, 2 November 2012
Still very WIP (and likely will be for some time until i can get a hold of the next lot of bits i need for him) I didn't come up with the idea of a legionnaire leaving the field of battle victorious until after i bought the legs/torso of the Forge World Captain but I think the idea is working fairly well. Most of the inspiration came from a piece of artwork in the World Eaters Index Astartes article showing a World Eater Legionnaire carrying his chainaxe in one hand and the heads of his enemies in the other.
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
As you can see from the photo above, after a slight mad dash for the finish I managed to get both the World Eater and Emperors Children Legionnaires completed last night:
Friday, 26 October 2012
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
I was asked if I could do a tutorial on how I painted the above Death Guard Cataphractii Terminator by one of the Fraters on the Bolter and Chainsword so armed with my paints, brushes and camera I've set out to tryand do just that.
Before we start, these are the paints you'll need to replicate this colour scheme exactly*:
For the White:
Dheneb Stone = Rakarth Flesh
Devlan Mud = Agrax Earthshade