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Warhammer Fest 2016

May 15, 2016

Hello world! I have resurfaced from a Hobby Hiatus and what better springboard than Warhammer Fest, which I attended yesterday with my good friend, Captain Castus. There was much to see and I took loads of pics, some of which you can peruse below. Highlights for me were the Stormbird, the Space Wolves stuff coming […]

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Blood Angels Stormraven Gunship

January 6, 2016

Happy new year everyone! It’s been a while since I posted – mainly because I have a lot of half finished models for gaming and no finished ones to show – but I intend to be posting a bit more often from now on. You could call it a New Year’s Resolution I suppose… First […]

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Betrayal at Calth

November 17, 2015

The dog is interested, even if the girlfriend is not… Now to start work on building 30 tactical marines D:

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I’m ALIVE!

November 14, 2015

Wow, it’s been a long time since I posted! It’s not that I haven’t been hobbying, more that I’ve been preparing things in secret for a little friendly tournament some friends and I partake in when we have the time. Now all our lists are revealed I can in turn reveal what I’ve been working […]

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‘Meltacide’ Assault Squad

July 12, 2015

Finished up my ‘Meltacide’ Assault Squad yesterday. I didn’t add battle damage as I normally do – partly because the models are quite detailed due to the Vanguard parts, partly due to the fact I put a bit more effort into the edge highlighting and didn’t want to cover it up – and partly because […]

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Blood Angels Sanguinary Priest

June 14, 2015

Simple kitbash on this awesome model to add a MKIV jump pack and Relics of Baal, ‘Valour’s Edge’ (AP2 power sword ) and ‘Fury of Baal’ (a plasma pistol that doesn’t Get Hot ) I went with green instead of my usual blue to differentiate Valour’s Edge from my usual blue power weapons. And for […]

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Warhammer World Grand (Re) Opening

May 17, 2015

Here are some pics from the new Warhammer World in Nottingham. Warlord Titan: Battle for Angelus Prime: Misc Dioramas: Exhibition models:

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Mephiston MKII

May 17, 2015

Done!

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Blood Angels update

April 3, 2015

It’s been a bit quiet around here of late – work and stuff gets in the way of the Hobby sometimes as I’m sure you’re all well aware 😉 No paint but I do have some works in the pipeline. First and foremost is Mephiston MKII made by Master of the Forge as a commission. […]

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Quantum Gothic Radar / Comm Dish

March 12, 2015

Something a bit different today – a scenery / terrain / objective piece by Quantum Gothic. It’s an excellent kit; well designed, excellent quality and great fun to paint. I wanted it to look like an ancient relic so have gone for a worn, rough look with the paint job. I have a few more […]

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Forge World kitbashed Death Company

February 26, 2015

A few bits need touching up (the green bits mainly) but here are the “finished” reinforcements for my Death Company… A few people have asked me about how I painted the black. It was pretty simple really; I primed them black (obviously) then gave them a spray from above with my airbrush using Vallejo Model […]

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Land Raider PLUS (blue lights)

February 9, 2015

Your eyes do not deceive you! This is the same Land Raider I posted a short while ago that was featured in White Dwarf. I wasn’t happy with the headlight OSL so decided to go back and give it another shot. I tried an orange / yellow glow at first like the Baal Pred but […]

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Blood Angels MKI ‘Deimos’ Baal Predator

February 8, 2015

Finally finished this bad boy – really happy with how it came out, hope you like! FW Death Company coming up next…

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REVIEW: Humbrol Gloss Clear

February 6, 2015

Here it is – the answer to all hobbyist’s prayers! Well, maybe not all hobbyists, but those who are familiar with the old Johnson’s Klear floor polish will know how useful a substance that was for our hobby and what a gap was left when it was replaced with a completely different and much less […]

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Blood Angels update

February 4, 2015

*blows dust off blog admin console* It’s been a while, but I have not been idle. I was busy building some models for a big game (more on that later) but progress has been made on the MKI/Deimos Baal Predator and Death Company reinforcements – pics below. Highlights, details, weathering still to go but nearly […]

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How to photograph miniatures

January 11, 2015

A few people have asked me about my miniature photo set up so I thought I’d note down how I do it and the equipment I use. This is be no means intended to be a definitive guide to miniature photography – there are doubtless improvements that could be made and better equipment that could […]

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Blood Angels Progress Update

January 2, 2015

Happy new year everyone! Timing of the holiday fell kindly for me and I was able to get some hobby-time in this week. On the painting table are the MKI Baal Predator (remember her?!), some newly fallen brethren for the Death Company, and in light of the new codex Troops / Elites changes – some […]

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More fallen Brothers…

December 31, 2014

Painting of the MKI Baal Pred will commence shortly but meantime the ranks of my Death Company are due to be reinforced… Marines built from a combination of Forge World MKV assault squad, MKIV assault squad, MKIV despoilers and bits from the Death Company kit.

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Mephiston, Lord of Death

December 26, 2014

A long time in the making (both for Lamenter over at masteroftheforge.com who built and sculpted the model and me who painted it) I give you Mephiston, Lord of Death… Recipe for red armour (layered one after the other, smaller and smaller areas each coat): 1) Vallejo Model Color Hull Red 2) Vallejo Model Color […]

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My name in lights!

December 11, 2014

Cyrox on The Bolter and Chainsword kindly pointed out to me that my Land Raider was featured in this week’s White Dwarf (#45) in Readers Model of the Week! I used to subscribe to White Dwarf but since it went weekly there’s no subscription option so I just pick up the issues featuring releases I’m […]

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Coming soon…

November 26, 2014

A MKI Baal Predator! With assault cannons from http://store.forgeplanet.com/

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REVIEW: Lahmian Medium

November 26, 2014

Little was known about this ‘technical paint’ from Games Workshop after it was released. Their own website doesn’t go into much detail about what it is or what it does. As to the former, a few Google searches brought up claims that it was the acrylic binder they mix with pigment to make their paints, […]

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Imperial Fist Captain of the Fifth

November 22, 2014

Finally finished this guy for my pal Skringly. I tried brush-painted weathering instead of sponged on for a bit more control – I am happy with the results! Click for larger pics… A few people have asked how I painted the yellow and the power maul so thought I’d write down the process. The yellow […]

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Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2014

Can you guess the klans..?

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Next up, a Mighty Fist!

October 29, 2014

Time for a break from the Blood Angels and Bad Moonz, I’m going to be painting this Imperial Fist 5th Company Captain for a friend of mine…

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10 done, 20 to go!

October 29, 2014

Finally finished the first little mob of boyz for the Bad Moonz. There will be 30 in total riding around in three Trukks. But first it’s time for a break from green… Click image for larger version. I’ve been asked a couple of times how I did the rusty metal and skin on these so […]

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A little pilgrimage…

October 16, 2014

I discovered today that the creator of one of my favourite worlds is buried just 30 minutes drive from where I live. So I decided to pay him and his beloved wife a little visit… Rest in peace, Beren & Luthien.

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Warhammer Fest / Golden Demon Sunday 12th October 2014

October 12, 2014

Great day at the Ricoh Arena with Captain Castus; enjoyed the Forge World Seminar, demo pods, chatting with the GW/FW teams and ogling at the Golden Demon 2014 entries Here are some pics I took, on my phone I’m afraid so apologies for the quality… Games Workshop display Forge World display (I should have taken […]

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Ork Boyz WIP#2

October 6, 2014

Halfway through the unit now, here’s how they’re looking…

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Pre-shading with colour primers

October 3, 2014

A lot of people ask me how I achieve the deep red on my Blood Angels so I thought I’d do a little step-by-step. In the example below I use a Drop Pod door but the principle and method are the same for infantry. I use an airbrush to apply the primers and base colour. […]