Thursday, 24 February 2011

Upcoming updates

Wow life has a funny way of taking over and dictating what you do. Work has been manic and on top of that my scenario paintball team is putting on a first of its kind game in the UK next month which I have been crazy busy preparing for. It's kind of put back 40k progress this week. Combined with the fact that I have got fed up trying to take a decent pic with my iPhone that does justice to the models I am working on. I have found instructions on the intertubz for building a simple lightbox so hopefully will be getting that set up this weekend/beginning of next week and then I can take some decent photos of what I have been working on.

There will be updates on the two Ravenwing squadrons I am finishing off, the Dark Angel robed veterans and the Deathwing squads as well.

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

More Belial and Deathwing Banner pics

OK into the home stretch now. Belial has his arms. I ummed and ahhed over whether to put the lightening claws back on him thinking that with the new FAQ, a TH/SS combo makes him much more survivable however I still think given his lack lustre stats (doesn't even have the same WS as a codex SM Captain and he is supposed to be master of the deathwing!!) his best ability is to be able to deliver another attack at I5 in order to do the most damage.

These are iPhone pics so apologies for the quality. I am in the process of trying to sort out a light tent to get my SLR up and running taking decent pics.

And the Deathwing Banner. This is pretty much done now. There is some tidying up to do and I need to decorate the shield somehow and put some text on the drape around the skeletons body.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Deathwing Banner and Belial WiP Pics

OK after stripping down my original Belial after deciding he wasn't up to scratch he is back with a re Milliputted cloak, banner and fresh lick of paint in progress.

Getting there slowly but surely. And next we have the Deathwing Banner from my previous post now with some paint in progress as well


Thursday, 3 February 2011

Deathwing Banner

Mostly finished the sword that the skeleton is holding with Milliput last night. Just need to smooth it down once it has set.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Back from the dead

Boy have I been slack here recently. Basically I burnt out. I was painting an AWFUL lot and playing a fair amount too. Then after the wedding I really had no desire or compunction to play for quite a while.

So what am I doing now. Well about 2 years ago when I started playing 40k again my first army was Dark Angels. I ran several flavours including Greenwing, Deathwing, Ravenwing and Doublewing lists and became not completely incompetent with then which was a good start to playing again. I would even dare to say with the Doublewing I became actually reasonable with them :)

So why bring this up. Well I have probably 3000 points or so of Dark Angels sat around that I have not used for quite some time after picking up Eldar and then Blood Angels so the time has come to move them on to someone else. To that end I am finishing off painting them (finally after 2 years!) in preparation for the inevitable eBay auction. I have

2 x 5man shooty termie squads with AC's (+ an extra with a HF to allow for substitution if required)
1 x 5 man CC termie squad with cyclone (used as Belials command squad, one will have a banner by the time I am ready to sell them)
2 x Full Ravenwing squadrons (12 x Bikes, 2 x Attack Bikes, 2 x speeders)
7 x  devastators (2xPC's, LC, ML, MM,2x HB)
11 x tactical marines
6 x Veterans (used as Sergeants)
Brother Bethor with hand painted banner
Sammual on his jetbike
Belial with TLLC's
Belial with TH/SS (a LOT more viable post FAQ!)

So amounts to a fair bit so hoping to get a reasonable price for them. Never sold figures on eBay so will be interesting to see if the amount I get for them matches my expectations.

Over the next few days I will try and post up some pics of the work I have done. In the mean time here is a rough iPhone photo of the Deathwing banner I am currently converting to round out Belials command squad.

It was inspired by the suggested banner bearer from a GWOnline article I found quite a while ago. The figure is the Warhammer Empire Standard. I have chopped/hacked/filed/dremmeled off the hammer and using an old terminator power sword and some milliput started to build a sword to better represent the deathwing.

Next is Astorath for my Blood Angels. I am hoping to play a few tournaments this year to get back into playing again. Again poor quality iPhone photo until I can set up my decent camera, the model is extremely shiny as it has been hardcoated before I use the Army Builder Matt spray varnish for the final protective coat

Again will post up a better picture once he has been sprayed and I have my decent camera set up.