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WIP: Shadespire Stormcast Eternals

Posted on February 19th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Hey everyone, this is a request for help. Progress on my three Stormcast models from Shadespire have come to an abrupt halt. I’m posting this in the attempt to kickstart this project again. So, to help me, post your best motivational techniques or advi…

Garfy’s Get-a-Grip MKII Painting Handle

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

Garfy’s Get-a-Grip is back and it’s better than ever! Video Demo and details after the jump. 

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WIP: Shadespire Stormcast Eternal Warband

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

It would be really nice to complete the Shadespire boxed gamely finishing these three Stormcast so I can add them to the Bloodbound Warband I painted. These are the first models I’m painting with my Get-a-Grip. I must admit I really like painting model…

Tutorial: How to Paint 40K Ruined Buildings

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

Welcome to part two in this terrain mini series (part one on building the ruin is here). Today I’m going to give you a fully detailed step by step tutorial on how to paint the ruined building in the picture above. Let’s get started after the jump. 

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Showcase: 40k Ruined Building

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

I had so much fun making and painting this ruined building. I’d recommend it to anyone who is looking for a change of pace from the hobby. After the jump I give you more pictures of different angles, including some thoughts on where I’d like to take this project next. 

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Chat: Garfy’s Get-a-Grip Model Holder

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I love it when something goes wrong. It gives me the opportunity to create a solution. Let me explain after the jump. More after the jump

Tutorial: How to Scratch Build Ruined Buildings

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

In this tutorial, I’m going to share terrain building skills I learnt in the 1990s from reading White Dwarf articles. This build is directly inspired from the article in White Dwarf issue 180 with some modern twists. After the jump, this tutorial will fully explain in detail how I made the ruins in the picture above. 

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Showcase: Primaris Ultramarines Lieutenant

Posted on January 8th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

I don’t paint anything for months and then all of a sudden BAM! A few new marines are painted and added to my Army of the Imperium project. This guy was fun to paint. After the jump, I share my thoughts on my problems with Primaris.

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Chat: Garfy’s 2018 Hobby Resolutions and Recap of 2017

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 under , . Posted by

*Blinks* Where did 2017 just go? I can’t believe I’m writing another recap post already. It only seems like last week I was explaining I would be winding down and doing less hobby. After the jump, I make “promises” for 2018 and recap 2017.
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Showcase: Space Marine Heroes Brother Gaiun

Posted on December 31st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Stahly is a bloody nice bloke! He sent me this Blind Box Space Marine Hero as a Christmas present. (read about them here in his review). I’ve had an itch to paint a Dark Angel for a while. I think they might be my favourite Chapter to paint, this awesome model was the perfect excuse to break out the Caliban Green and scratch that itch. More angels, sorry I mean angles after the jump. 

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WIP: Primaris Ultramarines Lieutenant #1

Posted on December 25th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings! I almost wanted to name this blog post WIP Punisher Marine. I think he has an air of Jon Bernthal about him, it might just be me because I’ve been watching the Punisher on Netflix for the past week.As for the pai…

Showcase: Ultramarines Primaris Ancient with banner

Posted on December 19th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

This feels good. Finishing this model has been such a long time coming! I’m not a fan of half finished projects and the longer I leave it the harder it is to come back to it. I’m really happy with myself for pulling my finger out and finishing this model .
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Chat: 1990s 40k Wargames Terrain

Posted on December 13th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

For a while now, I’ve had this itch. A nostalgia itch. I remember an issue of White Dwarf (roughly issue 180ish) where they showed in detail how to make a ruined building from foamcore and plasticard. I don’t have that issue anymore so to scratch my itch I had to use the old grey matter to remember as much as possible. 

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Chat: 1990s 40k Wargames Terrain

Posted on December 13th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

For a while now, I’ve had this itch. A nostalgia itch. I remember an issue of White Dwarf (roughly issue 180ish) where they showed in detail how to make a ruined building from foamcore and plasticard. I don’t have that issue anymore so to scratch my itch I had to use the old grey matter to remember as much as possible. 

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Showcase: Shadespire Bloodbound Warband

Posted on December 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Shadespire has a really low model count. Only 8 models in total and boy are those models great. Each one has the detail and dynamic pose of a character level model. For that reason, I took my time with the Bloodbound and I love the results. Undeniably Khorne worshippers with their Bronze and Red armour. Their ruddy skin complexion really helps sell their angry demeanour. Individual close ups and a recent Warhammer Store experience after the jump. 

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Showcase: Shadespire Bloodbound Warband

Posted on December 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Shadespire has a really low model count. Only 8 models in total and boy are those models great. Each one has the detail and dynamic pose of a character level model. For that reason, I took my time with the Bloodbound and I love the results. Undeniably …

Chat: Beer Mat or Tea Coaster?

Posted on December 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Do you remember my post about selling my Anti-spill paint pot holders? Well I’ve expanded my range with these fun, hobby orientated tea coasters. Immortalising the words of the talented Mr Rhodes these coasters/beer mats are a tribute to the Lord of Layers Duncan. I’ve actually posted the very first one off the print bed to Duncan as a gift, I hope he likes it. More colours after the jump.

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Chat: Beer Mat or Tea Coaster?

Posted on December 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Do you remember my post about selling my Anti-spill paint pot holders? Well I’ve expanded my range with these fun, hobby orientated tea coasters. Immortalising the words of the talented Mr Rhodes these coasters/beer mats are a tribute to the Lord of Layers Duncan. I’ve actually posted the very first one off the print bed to Duncan as a gift, I hope he likes it. More colours after the jump.

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WIP: Shadespire Blood Bound Warband

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Wow it’s been a while! The last time I posted about painting was on the 24th of September and I still haven’t finished that Primaris Ancient! I have bought the excellent Shadespire core set and dived straight in and started painting the vicious Blood B…

WIP: Shadespire Blood Bound Warband

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Wow it’s been a while! The last time I posted about painting was on the 24th of September and I still haven’t finished that Primaris Ancient! I have bought the excellent Shadespire core set and dived straight in and started painting the vicious Blood B…

Chat Garfy’s Man Cave #5

Posted on October 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Welcome back to my man cave. This is the fifth update in the series that spans 6 years. Join me after the jump for the latest tour around my hobby haven.More after the jump

Chat Garfy’s Man Cave #5

Posted on October 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Welcome back to my man cave. This is the fifth update in the series that spans 6 years. Join me after the jump for the latest tour around my hobby haven.More after the jump

Tutorial: How to paint NMM style blades / swords

Posted on September 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

In this enlightening tutorial I share my secrets on painting flawless blends for NMM blades. The magnification on these pictures is huge but the blends still hold up under such close scrutiny. It looks even better in real life (if I do say so myself). …

Tutorial: How to paint NMM style blades / swords

Posted on September 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

In this enlightening tutorial I share my secrets on painting flawless blends for NMM blades. The magnification on these pictures is huge but the blends still hold up under such close scrutiny. It looks even better in real life (if I do say so myself). …

WIP: Ultramarines Primaris Ancient #3

Posted on September 24th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Quick update today as I squeeze a few minutes painting in at t0he start of my Sunday. I need to make a concerted effort to finish this model in the next couple of days. I just have fine edge highlights and freehand left to do.