Well I've been away for some time huh?! So much has happened... My Necron army grew and then I lost inspiration for it so I sold it on, SO MANY NEW MODELS!!! Finally a whole new edition has just hit the shelves so I figured what better time to get back to the blogosphere than now?
I've rededicated myself to the Chaos Gods and while I was focusing on Tzeentch completely the new Death Guard models in the Dark Imperium set were too good to pass up! Plus I want to field all of the Daemon Primarchs when they get released and I can't have them sat alone on a shelf... they need friends. I'm also getting into Age of Sigmar as well and even recently played in a tournament in which I didn't come last. As you can probably guess I am also playing Tzeentch there too but I do have a force of Sylvaneth which I dip in and out of when I need to switch away from blue and craziness. Or even blue craziness (there's some of that going on as well),
So back to current projects; My main project is my Thousand Sons army and I'm making some excellent progress. Magnus is really coming along, my Knight has had yet another recolour but this one is going to stick I've also got 20 of the new plastic Rubric Marines on the go, Scarab Occult, Tzaangors and I'm also working on a few vehicles. For my Death Guard I have the contents of two Dark Imperium boxes (I traded my Primaris with a friend). Sylvaneth are a labour of love and I'm not sure when I'll go back to them but they're there ready and waiting. Might make an effort to finish Alarielle once Magnus and my Knight are done. Finally there are the Tzeentch Arcanites and Daemons that are ongoing and I'll do a separate post on what is going on there.
So I'm planning to create a new post each week and they'll follow my painting as usual but also my experiences with 8th edition and thoughts on it. Stay tuned!
Thursday, 22 June 2017
Monday, 28 September 2015
Just because a civilisation is over 65,000,000 years old doesn't mean they can't make changes to their already amazing technology. Today the Crypteks from the Suhbekhar Dynasty have started to utilise a new type of energy and have decided to roll it out with the Deathmarks.
On the right you can see how I've been painting energy up until now and on the left you can see how I will be painting it in future. Well except the orbs... I need to repaint those ones as I messed up a bit but it's an easy fix.
The reason for the change is that I tried to paint the portal on my Monolith and with my current scheme and it looked flat and dull. It ruined the depth of the metal work and it really needs to be redone but the question I faced was how do I fix it?
I took to Google and YouTube (my first stops for any issues of this type) and found a few ways of painting orange but I didn't like what they were doing. Then I saw a tutorial where orange was involved but as a mid-highlight as opposed to the whole thing and it clicked with me.
For anything that isn't a centrepiece model I've decided to simplify the process to just three colours; Evil Sunz Scarlet, Troll Slayer Orange and Yriel Yellow but for HQ models and centrepieces I'll add in more shades and blending but for speed I'll take the less complicated route with infantry and such.
So that's all for tonight! Over the next few weeks I'll repaint the orange I've already done and then going forward I'll be going down this route for energy.
Monday, 14 September 2015
Hello! So it's been a little while but I've had an exam so apologies. I do have another two to do but nothing just yet so I have a little spare time which I'm using to catch you up on my hobby progress so far.
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Following from my previous post I was chatting to a friend of mine (who is also a commission painter) about my chosen Necron colour scheme and he suggested one last highlight on the blue to just make it pop. Never one to turn down painting tips I gave it a go less than 10 minutes ago and he was definitely right. The extra highlight has taken it from this:
Sunday, 16 August 2015
Today I offer up the start of my Necron army in the form of an Overlord. I have to say that I had a lot of fun painting him although I was a little worried about the colour scheme but I think it turned out ok.
Saturday, 18 July 2015
Hello again! Oh yes I'm back again and this time it hasn't been several months between postings! Result! Today I'm here to share with you a model that I've had for quite a while but lacked the inspiration to paint... Presenting for your viewing pleasure... Be'lakor!!
Monday, 22 June 2015
Hello people! I haven't really posted recently as I've not had the time to (new and awesome job that I've had to settle into) but here I am to show you my latest work and my god he's beautiful if I do say so myself. May I present to you my first ever Greater Daemon of Khorne; a Bloodthirster of Unfettered Fury.
Sunday, 22 February 2015
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up and see the amazing resurrected woman! Yes you heard right, she's died more times than Buffy the Vampire Slayer (well actually the same amount of times) but she's back and it might be to stay... At least she's staying in my collection even if Games Workshop kill her off. Again. That would just be really bad form... But I digress. Meet the new and improved Isabella Von Carstein!!
Sunday, 8 February 2015
Evening folks! It's almost midnight here and I'm having a little trouble sleeping so I thought this would be a perfect time to update you all on my painting challenge. Any regular readers will know that I'm engaged in a friendly painting challenge with my gaming group WS10 and my last post was about my January challenge which was completing three Justaerin Terminators.
This month I've gone bigger and started a Helbrute. The Powerfist and Multi-Melta Helbrute was a lot of fun to paint and this one is living up to that experience in that every new colour I add brings a little more of him to life. What you'll see below is the progress I've made on him over the past week which isn't bad.
Monday, 2 February 2015
Good morning readers! As I write this I'm winging my way to work on a train that's faster than... Well it's faster than walking. To pass the time I thought I'd share with you all the results of my first monthly challenge that I mentioned in my last post.