Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Monday, 13 April 2015
I'm glad I pushed ahead and converted darkfire cannon for them as I'm still awaiting useable replacements for the miscast ones from Forge World - the added bonus of that though is that they're uniquely mine - in fact these Castellax have 'Lacedaemonem Pattern' cannons.
It's not much of an update but I also got around to highlighting the hair on the Hasslefree 40mm Artemis I started around Christmas time as well:
And as Rictus correctly guessed I'll be working on an Aeronautica Imperialis squadron shortly. I'm still waiting on two miniatures arriving before I start working on them properly but in the mean time:
Monday, 6 April 2015
Friday, 27 March 2015
Finished this mini up this morning. It's been great painting something 'real' in 28mm.
The base had to be left plain for the competition it's being entered into but I'll get something sorted for him once the comp is done.
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Newly inspired to add to my Mechanicum forces by both a local surge of interest in Heresy gaming and the new Forge World Scyllax models I thought I'd add some anti-heavy infantry punch in the form of a maniple of three Darkfire Cannon armed Castellax. The triplets should be able to put down what the Mauler Cannon armed maniple cannot:
Unfortunately upon eagerly opening the models when they arrived from Forge World I discovered that the resin in two of the Darkfire Cannon hadn't cured properly while the third had suffered irreparable mould slippage. I contacted Forge World to organise replacements but then resolved that rather than wait for them, I'd kitbash some suitably arcane looking weapons to take their place. A quick bitsbox rummage and some cutting and sticking yielded three 'Lacedaemonem Pattern Darkfire Cannon':
Which were then added to the assembled Castellax who have been primed and base coated silver ready for painting:
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Monday, 16 March 2015
A little more work on this fella this evening, starting to layer up the green of his battle dress and khaki on the webbing and backpack, while the helmet received a green shade to deepen AMD enrich the colour of the steel. It will receive a further blue/green shade prior to the netting being highlighted:
Saturday, 14 March 2015
One of the IBoH's friends on Facebook is running a 'cannon fodder' painting competition this month. The rules are simple; paint up (but don't base) any standard troop model in 28mm or 28mm heroic scale. So I thought I'd try something totally different as I've not painted many 'true' 28mm mini's so far, though that might change this year. Anyway, I digress. I managed to badger a complete Bolt Action US Marine mini of a friend and I'm attempting to paint him up. I slapped on some base layers, the washed all of them dark brown so I can now begin adding in the flesh, metal and highlights to everything else.
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Monday, 9 March 2015
Friday, 6 March 2015
Thursday, 5 March 2015
I've never bought or built anything from Rubicon models before and I ummed and aahed about this kit for quite some time because it has had mixed reviews from some hobbyists.
Speaking to some of the Bolt Action elite modellers about this kit in particular and friend who has a zug of their Tigers (which are sans zimmerit anti-magnetic paste, making them late production - I opted for the Warlord one as it's an early/mid production model and with zimmerit and so would match my Panthers) allayed my fears sufficiently though and based on this kit I think Rubicon are definitely a company to keep an eye on in the world of plastic models and miniatures.
The M4A3 went together very quickly and painlessly:
and aside from the barrel of the .50 cal on the turret snapping when I breathed on it a little too hard - (I'm not kidding it's incredibly fragile...) I'd highly recommend this kit and Rubicon in general to anyone thinking of taking the plunge.
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Using the same colours and technique as the Panthers I've applied camouflage to the Tiger. The tracks went on after this and then a shading wash to add definition. Detailing will follow once the wash has fully dried and two successively lighter grey drybrushes have been added to highlight and weather the tank.
Monday, 2 March 2015
Friday, 27 February 2015
I plan on adding an M4A3(76) to this platoon shortly and possibly an M4A3E8(76) 'Easy Eight' as well which should give them more of a punch when facing German armour...