Painted these up for a good friend of mine – heroes (and antagonist) from the Mantic game Dungeon Saga. We’re getting together next month to play the game! Necromancer Elf Ranger / Archer Dwarf Wizard Barbarian Group
So that we won’t have to face them* I painted these Pink Horrors for a game of Silver Tower taking place tonight. * In the experience of my gaming group, if you spend time painting the enemies in the game they end up never being drawn / rolled. Presumably once they’re all painted we’ll be … Read More
I finished these at the same time as the Razoracks, but at the last minute I decided to repaint the big lenses on the missile launchers blue (they were green), and the missiles themselves grey (they were yellow) – so there was a bit of a delay while I got around to making those changes. … Read More
The Raptors have air support! Never the quickest or easiest job to paint three vehicles at once but having such a great kit to play with does help – well done GW!
Here’s to 2018!
Managed to find some time after the Christmas festivities to work on the armour for my Raptors strike force. Next up are a brace of assault cannon-toting Razorbacks. I hope you like them – all feedback welcome!
To celebrate the unlocking of one of my favourite Space Marine kits to the Blood Angels in the new Codex, I dusted off the one I bought and painted when it was first released and re-photographed it.
Been working on some livery ideas for the command hierarchy of my Raptors. Let me know what you think!
The latest fallen brothers in the Death Company – made from Forge World MKIV Despoilers.
That’s right guys, I am selling my beloved Blood Angels, collected now over the span of many years. I am keeping one or two of the more unique or heavily converted models but everything else is up for grabs. I am making them available to those that follow this blog or my social media channels … Read More
The first completed vehicle in my Raptors force – a dirty old Predator!
Five more Intercessors finished today. Four of these guys will be bulking out the Squad II to 10 men, and this sergeant will then become leader of Squad III. A few people asked how I paint these guys, so here is my tutorial on how I paint Raptors Space Marines.
Since I posted my first unit of Raptors Intercessors, a few people asked for the colours and processes used. So, as requested, here is a step-by-step! NOTE: There are some steps I’ve marked as optional. If you’re painting rank and file and want to speed things up you can skip these steps as the added … Read More
In this tutorial I’ll describe the steps I use to create the ‘glowing eye’ lens effect on my Raptors Space Marines. You can use this method with any chapter or colour scheme, just substitute the colours for your own. Step 1 Using your armour highlight colour (in this case Citadel Ogryn Camo Air), paint the … Read More
In this tutorial we’ll cover the application of decals / waterslide transfers using Microset & Microsol for the ‘painted on’ look. What are Microset and Microsol? Microset Micro Set slightly softens the decal film to make it more flexible so that it will conform better to the model’s surface. Better adhesion of the decal to … Read More
Here is the first completed unit for my Raptors Space Marines army. The painting process keeps closely to that of the test model I finished recently with a few minor alterations – mainly to streamline and speed things up where possible. On that note, quite a few people asked how long the test model took … Read More
And now for something completely different… A group of friends and I get together every now and then for gaming nights, and one of the games we play is Warhammer Quest Silver Tower. We decided to each paint our chosen heroes (mine is the Knight Questor) but one of us isn’t really into painting so … Read More
Here’s the test model (and as I deem the test to be a success, the first completed model) in my Raptors force, and the first Primaris marine I’ve painted. There were a few unsuccessful tests which are being / have been stripped, so a whole squad of models painted like this will follow. Hope you … Read More
Donatus Aphael, Captain of the Blooded, 2nd Company of the Blood Angels. This model was made for me by Blindhamster, who also made the Inquisitor Consadine model. He deftly combined parts from different kits to replicate the official artwork depicting the character, and hand-sculpted the hair and tabard.
Transporting the Sons of Sanguinius in style!
Today I completed the joint commission project undertaken by myself and my friend, Blindhamster, to recreate Inquisitor Consadine from the classic Daemonhunters codex artwork. You can read more about the project, see a picture of the original artwork and view the unpainted build & sculpt in Part I, here. Here are some pictures of the … Read More
When I first built the Sanguinary Priest after GW released the clampack version I swapped the chalice and chainsword for a rendition of Valour’s Edge and Fury of Baal. However he now fills out a different role in the army so I painted up the original (and admittedly very cool) chainsword arm and gave him … Read More
Finally got around to finishing my second Sanguinary Guard squad today, converted using Forge World torsos, helmets and shoulder pads. I realised after taking the pics I’d forgotten to add soot around the jump pack jets so need to go back and do that. Also my first time doing power weapons and jump pack jets … Read More
UPDATE: Thanks to the help of friend and reader of this blog, Alan G, I have solved this conundrum! Alan sent me a couple of bottles of his Red RLM23 and a bottle of Scarlet Red to compare with mine. He noted that they both had the same code (71.003). I tested these paints along … Read More
UPDATE: You can see the finished model here! A few months ago I was approached to take on a commission project to recreate Inquisitor Consadine from the below classic artwork: I felt this would be an interesting departure from my ongoing armies – quite different to anything I’d done before in fact – so I … Read More
Just a quick post to let everyone know I haven’t been sucked into the Warp! I had a bit of a hiatus over the last couple of months while the 8th Edition drop happened – partly because it coincided with a busy real life period and partly because I wanted to wait until the dust … Read More
Today I finished up the first of two Rhino APCs for my tactical squads, for when they’re not dropping in pods with specialist weapons. This one also has the option of a lascannon Razorback variant. I went for a really worn, well-used look on this one, which was fun. Hope you like!
I built a couple of tactical sergeants recently with magnetised weapons so I can swap wargear depending on need – the very definition of ‘tactical’! Not sure which I like best but the general consensus seems to be the beardy head on the sarge with the banner would be the ultimate!
It’s the Easter Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, which usually means rain and cold weather – perfect to spend indoors hobbying! I had to work at my day job two of the four days so didn’t get as much time as I would have otherwise, but hey, more money for plastic crack and … Read More
Missile Devastators awaiting their sergeant to be assigned… With these guys I’ve gone for a more weathered, battered look with chips and scratches – similar to my most recent assault squad but even more pronounced this time. Keen to hear what you guys think of this look, so please comment below!