Thursday, 12 December 2013

Trollbloods WiP Pics

A very pic heavy update for you. Very much still work in progress. There is a lot of clean up work still to be done. At this stage the airbrush work has been done. I am now on the metallics and very much missing GW Boltgun Metal! The VMC equivalent just doesn't flow as well or have the coverage that BGM did......ahh memories... are the pics....hope you enjoy

Friday, 7 June 2013

Next project!

Ok so after spending a long time focused on Space Marines, I fancied a very different challenge. So from ceramite and adamantium plate to organic skin and rock! I love the privateer press models and the Trollbloods represent the option to go for nice colourful almost cartoonish tones. 

There is also a mauler on the works but missing from the pics.

And as I start to clean and assemble these for painting, I thought a pic of a selection of the tools and materials I use to prep models might be interesting.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Tis with a heavy heart.....

Well now I have finally finished my Blood Angels, tis a sad day but they need to be sold. In desperate need of a new car so life is taking over and the Blood Angels need a new home. If you are interested then please see

The question is what to work on now. I have a load of Dark Angels from Dark Vengeance that are in need of a lick of paint....

Storm Raven and Sanguinary Guard finished

Dug out the light tent tonight to finish of the pics of my blood angels.

Last to the party is the finished Storm Raven. Detailed base and painted interior with swappable weapon options throughout.

And the Sanguinary Guard squad with banner.

Really happy with the way this army has turned out! 

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Storm Raven Update

Couple of pics of the Storm Raven. The weathering is starting to take shape nicely and the base is going top have more water effect added each day for the next 4 or 5 days or so to build up the pool effect.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Storm Raven - Flying Base WIP

Quick update on the Storm Raven base. Wanted it to fit the rest of the army so making the base up to look like the Dreadnaught base.

Since this photo the base has been given a pigment wash to mute the rather bright tones in the rock layers. I will then use the vallejo pastes to bring some different textures and seal the recess visible in the picture which will become a small pond of dirty water.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

The Rest of my Blood Angels - Monster Pic Heavy Post!

So my Blood Angels are just about done. There are a few minor things here and there that need doing but they are minutes worth of work rather than hours or days ....or months............or years!

They have been a real labour of love but after 2ish years and several versions of red later I am really happy with how they have turned out.

So here they are......

Assault terminators with Forgeworld shoulder pads

5 man assault squad with JP's

10 man assault squad with JP's

Sanguinary Guard

5 man assault squad

10 man tactical squad

10 man Death Company squad with magentised backpacks/JP's

Drop Pod



Dakka pred

Baal pred (forgot to put sponson weapons on.......iz dumbass!)


Furioso Dread (yes it looks a lot like an ironclad :) ) 

Death Company Dread

That is probably enough for the moment :) Will post up the Storm Raven and the special characters in the next post.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Leviathan Commision - Done

Man this is a fun model! The scale of it is immense. A real pleasure to work on a rare piece like this, you don't see scratch build/kit bashes of this quality very often. 

So the clients request was essentially to get the main block colours down so they can work on the detail. The airbrush makes this a relatively simple job although getting smooth even coverage over a large flat surface does take some time to learn. 

So it was as close as I could get to Codex Grey for the main colour with Gun Metal Grey for the metallics. I used Vallejo Game Colour Cold Grey (very well thinned down) and Vallejo Air Colour Gun, highlighted with Vallejo Air Colour Steel. The Cold Grey was laid down from from an angle so as to leave some shadows in the recess, particularly around the statues and windows on the superstructure.

[slight aside]
I have had gone through a couple of pots of the VAC Gun and Steel since I bought my airbrush. I have to say that unlike the rest of the Vallejo Air Colour range. Their metallics are quite fussy about going through my Iwata HP-C. I have to thin them down considerably. Anyone else experience this?
[/slight aside]

So that was all the client needed. However.....

As usual I couldn't help myself and had to do just a little bit more. It seemed a shame to have such a nice huge bore gun sat there with no kind of weathering on I have airbrushed a blended up layer of sepia wash (made using Les' from Awesome Paint Job's mix) and then an extreme airbrushed edge of some GW Leviathan (ironically enough) Purple wash. This gives that really nice scorched patina you get from repeated application of heat around a barrel. I finished off the very edge with Tamiya Weathering Master series compacts Soot, Gun Metal and Silver. These really are a superb series of products and I would strongly recommend you pick these up if you are into your weathering.

Now taking pictures of this beast was a little tricky. It was somewhat bigger than my light tent will allow for so these are just taken on the table. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Commission time - Leviathan

OK so my Blood Angels are finally finished. Two years of work and MANY revisions of the paint scheme later and I am really happy with them. Proper pics will come soon just as soon as I get a day with some decent sunlight....not sure if you are all familiar with the average Devon spring time....this might take a while!

In the mean time a friend of mine Col Gravis has asked me to do some work for him on his Leviathan. He has been scratch building this for......well as long as I have known him now :) and has a campaign weekend coming up that he would like it ready for but doesn't have the time to do himself as he is currently redoing his really rather pretty Praetorian Imperial Guard army, saw a sneak preview last night and they are looking superb.

So over to the airbrush it will be to get the main colour down for him.

Here are a few quick photos taken this morning to give you an idea of the scale of this tank. My Land Raider is dwarved by it!!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Curious Constructs 28mm Iron Horse Bike

Today's post is a shout out.

A friend of mine produces a great line of Colonial Empire style 28mm figures. He has just launched a 28mm bike unit, the Iron Horse Bike and Iron Horse Bike Squadron. 

Swing by  and look at the previews.