Author Archive

‘nids part 255 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.10 – Bonewhite highlights on the ribs

Posted on May 21st, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Having had my ‘busman’s holiday’ with the display base I’ve returned to the Hierophant. That’s not through want of trying to crack on with the other two parts of the ‘Big 3’. I tried a of metallics on the Armigers, got as far as Balthasar gold on the c…

Yet moar pics from GW Manchester

Posted on May 18th, 2018 under . Posted by

My train got cancelled the other day and I had to hot foot it across Manchester from Piccadilly Station to Victoria Station for my next train. It did give me chance to go via GW in the Arndale, chew the fat over the Warhammer Fest announcements and tak…

Terrain is everything – New display board – ‘bloody marbleous’

Posted on May 16th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I really didn’t expect to progress so quickly with my new display board but I had a puncture last week which meant I had to take a day off to get it replaced. This afforded me some time during the day to work on the board. In the hobby for me, some job…

Warhammer Fest and GT Final

Posted on May 15th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Just a quick congratulations to my mate Liam from Blue Warp Studios. He’d got through to the 40k GT finals at Warhammer Fest, following GT3 in February. He only went and walked away with Best Painted Vehicle, Best Painted Character AND Best Painted Arm…

Terrain is everything – New display board

Posted on May 14th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I started this display board the other week. This patterned sheet of hardboard was left at my Aunt’s house when we cleared it after she passed away. It has a glossy finish to look like tiles and I hoped the slightly embossed pattern might still be visi…

‘nids part 254 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.9 – First chitin highlights complete

Posted on May 11th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I finally got all the spots done, so thought it was worth a ‘built’ shot. I’m glad I did as it’s helped reconcile the busyness of the spots, although it’s also highlighted the discrepancy between the turquoise denisty on the big body plates versus the …

Terrain is everything – Sanctum Imperialis Big Build TO DONE!

Posted on May 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

After my last Confession I’d assessed what was on my palette and distilled it down to the ‘Big 3’ which begs the question why I was suddenly building the Sanctum Imperialis from my Imperial Knight Renegade set… In fact, on the sprue this took up far …

‘nids part 253 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.8 – "My God, it’s full of stars"

Posted on May 4th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Yet more ‘highlights’, I’m going to stop apologising for this now, it’s a big model, there’s only so much I can do so it’s going to take a while and that means a lot of posts might not cover a huge amount of progress or highlight the same old process y…

‘nids part 252 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.7 – Chitin highlights on the tail and 2nd half of the body

Posted on May 2nd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I managed to get really focused to complete the final 19 chitin plates on the tail of the Hierophant. I honestly didn’t think I’d do it but perseverance will out! It also helps they get progressively smaller as they go down the tail ;)Vents also got do…

‘nids part 251 – Tyranid VSG

Posted on April 30th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Almost two years ago now, there was another one of my ‘honestly not’ diversionary tasks while the Dark Angel drop pods failed to motivate me. But what a task to get distracted inspired by – the Tyranid VSG. Although don’t get too excited I haven’t touc…

‘nids part 250 – Tyranid Void Shield Generator – how to sculpt a chitin plate NSfW!

Posted on April 27th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

To celebrate my 250th Tyranid post I thought I’d finally publish this ‘draft’ post officially to the world. I originally sculpted and filmed this almost 2 years ago but I know what it looks like and just couldn’t bring myself to share it publicly. I’ve…

‘nids part 249 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.6 – Chitin highlights on the body

Posted on April 25th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

You’re all going to have to bear with me at the moment, chitin highlights seems to be a theme to these posts but unfortunately there’s no getting away form it. As a record of progress it’s helpful but I appreciate it’s not a captivating update. However…

Terrain is everything – Ferron Fire Firs

Posted on April 22nd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The other week I had a day off, mainly to attend a funeral but afterwards I was productive in moving a lot of logs created from my mutant Sycamore tree I had to cut down – it was starting to move the foundations of my garden fence. Having put the wood …

‘nids part 248 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.5 – Chitin highlights again

Posted on April 20th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Apologies but this is going to appear a little tedious for a while as I fill in all these chitin bits. The top leg is complete [as may have already been said in the last post, it’s all a blur]. But the bottom leg has one side done.The other side has ju…

Whats on my palette?

Posted on April 18th, 2018 under Posted by

Bless me readers for I have sinned, it’s been over 2 months since my last confession.It might seem a little odd to ask what’s on my palette at the moment because it’s currently well documented what I’m working on:Tyranid HieropantForgebane Warglaive Ar…

‘nids part 247 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.4 – Chitin highlights

Posted on April 16th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

If you recall in the last Armiger post I reached a hurdle with the metallics and promptly shifted to the Hierophant. Alongside my Razorback [shading] these three projects all have elements that are far from unpleasant but they always retard my progress…

Imperial Knight – Warglaives in manufactorum pt.3 Red Planet BASE!

Posted on April 13th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Having made the chassis and legs bronze I suddenly recalled I usually paint the base first. I had a bit of black between the legs that I definitely had to cover up with Vermilion and overall it started to tie everything together with the way my models …

Imperial Knight – Warglaives in manufactorum pt.2 Big Build TO DONE!

Posted on April 11th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

With some concerted effort I was able to finish the conversion work on these two and add the base material.However, as they’ll be painted in sub-assemblies it’s somewhat a misnomer to describe them as ‘built’. All the armour pieces were primed Red Oxid…

Rise of the jetbikes

Posted on April 9th, 2018 under Posted by

How long ago did the Custodes get their Codex now? It feel like ages but it was only February[ish]. I recall almost immediately the Vertus Praetors jetbikes became a ‘thing’. We were just about to go to GT3 and I recall on the Friday on our journe…

Imperial Knight – Warglaives in manufactorum pt.1

Posted on April 6th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

As mentioned in my Hierophant post the Warglaives have taken most of my attention since Forgebane arrived, which was to be expected really. These two beauties can provide me with a Super Heavy Detachment alongside my two Knights so it was imperative th…

‘nids part 246 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.3 – washes done

Posted on April 4th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I’m sure I had a pet name for this at one stage but I can’t remember what it was, it might have been Brenda, for reasons but I felt in the world of binary genders it was actually he-titan. I don’t know so much now.I don’t want to be taking too many of …

‘nids part 245 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.2 – washes

Posted on March 30th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I think I may have been a little optimistic about this as even the simple things seem to be taking a bit longer than I imagined. The washes in particular are time consuming as I need to allow certain parts to dry before I paint the remainder. The last …

Deatwatch Overkill’in

Posted on March 28th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I finished all the Deathwatch Overkill boxset [except the 2 Purestrains] quite a while back but never had the chance to play since. Luckily I bullied Ben in to having a go, he really likes the Deathwatch Marines I did so I didn;t have to twist his arm …

‘nids part 244 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.1

Posted on March 26th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I don’t know if I’m deluding myself but right now this beast seems really easy to do. I started with the bio-cannons. I think that was just half an hour’s work to get the Bonewhite on the arms. Then I did the legs. I am actually going to note down the …

Forgebane

Posted on March 24th, 2018 under Posted by

My order of Forgebane has just arrived, along with some industrial sized pots of Valejo Black and Sepia Wash! You’ll have already seen some unboxings and reviews online but I thought I’d just share mine.