Monday, 30 June 2014

White Scars Stormcaller and Sternguard

I'm a bit rushed today, so I'll be keeping this short. Here we have a group of the new(ish) Sternguard plastics built as sergeants alongside a Stormcaller/Librarian. Sergeants normally have red helmets, but in this case they've been painted white to keep the miniatures as multi-purpose as possible. The red robes mark them out enough that the red helmets are a bit redundant. Not to mention the fact that they would swamp the models with red.

Whte Scars' Storm Caller

White Scars' Sergeants/Sternguard

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Reikland Raiders

Still not quite back to my usual 12-16 hours a day of painting, but I'm certainly back into working at a fairly respectable pace. I won't be taking on any more commissions for the near future though.

Next up, we have the classic plastic human blood bowl team from the 2nd edition box set plus a couple of 90's era Star Players. Real Golden oldies and a pleasure to paint.

Tomorrow, I'll be posting up some more Dreadfleet ships.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Lizardman Blood Bowl Team

It's been a rough month painting wise. Instead of my usual 12-16 hour daily marathons I've struggled to paint for more than a few hours at a time. Over the last week or so I've consistently managed to paint for 6-8 hours at a sitting, so I'll soon be back to my regular routine. 

Unfortunately, the result of this last month of inactivity is that I'm way behind on all my existing orders. So for obvious reasons I won't be accepting any more commissions for a while. Not until all the existing one are finished, at the very least.

In the meantime, here's another finished Blood Bowl team. These guys were a real challenge to pain. Purple and blue is not a colour combination I've ever worked on before, and i took a good few attempts (and a lot of stripping) to find tones and hues that worked well together. Once I've received final approval from the customer, these little guys will be winging their way half-way around the world to Australia.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Nurgle Blood Bowl Team

I lost my painting mojo for about a week after my holiday. Just sitting and staring at the paint pot and brushes for hours on end. Tried all my usual motivation techniques, but just couldn't get back into the swing of it. Not wanting to force myself to paint (because I doubt my work would have been up to much) I refreshed my batteries by doing lots of the non-painting aspects of the wargaming hobby. That seemed to work, and here are some of the results.

Nurgle Warriors

Nurgle Beastmen

Nurgle Rotters
All of the models had a similar, static pose so to help the owners opponents tell which is which on the board, I've used different flesh tones for each. The Nurgle Warriors received the traditional nurgle ochre. The Beastmen were painted a "cold corpse" blue. The rotters were painted with an old school "ghoul grey" rotting flesh tone. The colour variety also helps to break up the "wall of rust effect that presents itself when the team is set up for play. Not that a wall of rust is a bad thing where Papa Nurgle is concerned.....

Friday, 25 April 2014

Last of the Holiday Painting

Here are (probably) the last photographs I'll be posting of the miniatures I painted for myself during my brief holiday. These are additions to my existing Space Marine/Dark Angels army for 40K in the form of a Tactical Squad armed with melta-guns. Actually, it's 8/10's of a squad plus 2 spares. The bloke with the power sword is actually an HQ and the little guy with the black powerpack is headed for another squad. I already have a "stable" of painted sergeants and another stable of special weapon gunners. One from each is slated to join these guys.

Space Marine Captain

Tactical Squad

Tactical Squad

Up until now, I've been using decals for the squad symbols and painting the chapter symbols in freehand. I've recently come across a good looking fan-made decal sheet which I'll be getting printed off and using instead. So the shoulder pads will have to stay blank for a while longer.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Back at Work and Fully Booked

Hello all. I'm now back at work. That's some good news. The other good news is that I'm once again fully booked for the next two months or two.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Back from Holiday...and I'm off already

Typical. No sooner am I back from holiday, than I take ill. I'm laid up in bed at the moment (and have been since yesterday) with a god awful head-ache. As my regular customers know, I've been plagued by migraines all my life. The good news is: it's not a migraine, but given how much pain I'm in it might as well be. So although I'm  technically back at work, not a lot is actually getting done.

I'll put up some photographs of miniatures I painted during my holidays later tonight (if I'm able). I also have a couple of battle reports for Judge Dredd and 40K to post up at some point. Then there's a bloodbowl team that's almost finished, some White Scars vehicles from Forge World that are almost finished and some Horus Heresy World Eaters that are almost finished. So look out for those shortly.

Best Wishes,