Sunday, June 8, 2014

Knights

Just can't help it - the Knight Titan has grown on me. Perhaps even more the possibility of including the FW titans in regular 40K games has, qua the rules released along the Carastus Knight Lancer, which I'm counting on will continue with the release of the other titans too.
Not sure if I'll buy the FW ones though, the opportunity to do some serious conversion is simply too good to pass up. So when the time comes I'll hopefully have at least on of each type. This will be so good.




Friday, June 6, 2014

Hazardous problems

Initially I had planned on placing the hazard stripes on the Hunters on the Fabricator gauntlets, as seen on the first pic. But once I had painted one I was pretty sure it wouldn't work anyway, the green powercord is already..well green, and I'm planning on adding blue plasma to the central coils with some OSL, like on the plasmacannon of the Herakli. I'm simply sure it will look too much like a kindergarten accident. So instead I'll go for stripes on the cord connecting the robot with the gun, and add a much duller grey to the cord on the gauntlet.



I'm also considering making a small change in weapons. Since I made these, quite a few new weapons have been added to the various bits stores, and a few of them would look really cool on these, problem is now - can I wrestle the guns off with out damaging the minis too much..........

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Lucky me!

Quite an unexpected joy this morning when the missus and kids had bought me a couple of surprises on Father's Day.

Haven't read it all yet, but I like what I see - really looking forward to having a game using these rules.



...and a couple of tasties for later!


Monday, June 2, 2014

Mechanicus tank

Without even being finished with the robots I have already begun thinking about the next project to feed my painting mojo. And strongly inspired by Dave Taylor over at the most amazing Mechanicus blog http://davetaylorminiatures.blogspot.dk I simply need to paint up a tank. I also came to think I don't think I have ever uploaded pictures of it before so here goes. It's quite the cool model, made by the guy who used to run Plastic Krak, sadly I do not know if the stuff will go into production again, now FW seem to have a progessing mass of AdMech miniatures. This was thought as a Cataphractus Neutrino Irradiatror from the TF codex (by me anyway), but should I get to use the FW books at some point I don't see why it shouldn't double as one of the new Krios line of tanks.
This is quite a daunting project for me as I have never painted up any tanks before, so I really looking forward to it, perhaps this will also help me finish those robots.



Friday, May 30, 2014

How I paint red.

What a day yesterday - at least blogwise. I was mentioned/had a mini feature on Faeit212's "What's on you table series" and had the crazy amount of more than 2300 visits to the blog - quite surreal, considering the normal number is around a 100 on regular days. Quite thrilling though and thanks to Nafka.

I have had a few requests on the red, so here's an overview on how it's done. Nothing is 100% as I keep experimenting a bit, but this is how it was done on the Hunter Robots.



Base: black
Baselayer: GW Mecrite red
Shade one: VMC Burnt cad. red
Shade two: VMC Black red
Highlight one: watered down VMC red
Highlight two: watered down mix og VMC red and GW Mephiston red
Highlight three: watered down GW Mephiston red
Highlight four: watered down mix GW Mephiston red and GW Evil sunz scarlet
Highlight five: watered down GW Evil sunz scarlet
Highlight six: watered down mix GW Evil sunz scarlet and GW Wil drider red
Edge highlight: GW Wild rider red.

and rounding off a fine line of black wash in the deepest recesses around the armour.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The red death

Worked in all the different layers of red, and though it's still difficult to photograph I think you can a good idea of the finished red. Well on to the next bits - lets get some color in there.


Monday, May 26, 2014

More red

Been working on the red over the weekend, doesn't really show up much on pics though. Left one has just the two base layers, the right one has a bit of shading done as well. Bought some really dark Vallejo red, so I'll try to alter my recipe a bit this time.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Mechanicus hunter red

The armour got a bit of paint and the the whole idea behind the minis starts showing it self. I think it's going to look pretty fine once done, I actually like these more and more as the painting progress. Initially I was a little in doubt if they would look too much necron - but now I think they look just right.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Memory lane part 3

The final instalment, at least for now, with some funny old minis, again with quite some diversity.

First off is a few more D&D miniatures.

A batch of good guys....


..and a batch of really bad guys.


Then it seem the painting skills picked up some - I began to pay more attention to the painting, read a few books, and learned from friends. I also remember I did a undead army for WFB at this time, so I guess that helped too. The gobling in the center was the first really "well" painted mini I did. The Felix model was for many years the best model I painted - by my own account, that is.



Last group, and time has again moved forward - now playing Mordheim, which was populated by this gobling warband.



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

My first ever painted mini - memory lane 2

Among the goodies in the boxes was also the first mini I painted - maaaany years back, early 90ties, pretty funny seeing that again - glad I can see a bit of progress to my present style......

 



More old dungeon crawlers - always had a weakness for dwarves and bad guys.


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