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Blood Reaver Gallery and Skin Painting Guide

Posted on October 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The last week has been a blur. I was on duty in the boarding house 3 nights in a row, and we’re just gearing up for half term. But I did get some painting done over the weekend!
Here are the school club’s Blood Reavers, finally painted up to a decent standard. I’m not doing anything more to them, as they’re there to die in droves anyway.


Ethnic diversity is a weird subject to mention in the same breath as orruks and aelves, but I do approve of variety in colours. There are three different skin tones here, one of which turned out a little too orange leading to a HILARIOUS name given to them by my students.

Caucasian skin:
Ushabti bone
Wash with Reikland fleshshade

Dark skin:
Mournfang Brown
Wash with Agrax Earthshade

Trump skin:
Tau Ochre
Wash with Reikland fleshshade

I really don’t like painting hordes, which has put me off Imperial Guard since the beginning of time, and part of that is down to the faff of painting skin tones. The above methods are great for quickly getting through a bundle of chaff units, and have a decent enough look to them for games.

I’m now a little inspired to do an Age of Sigmar army. And I think I have a unique enough slant on a well established faction to make that fun…

Until next time!



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If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sharing this with your friends, and following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ would also be hugely appreciated.

If you have anything you want me to look at, let me know in the comments below. I’ll probably be able to write an article about that topic within a day!

If you want to support me directly, use the affiliate links below. I get a small percentage of purchases you make her, and you get cheaper miniatures! If you really love what I do here, you can make a one off donation at my PayPal, or become a true hero to table top education and make a regular donation to my Patreon. Every Little helps!



Blood Reaver Gallery and Skin Painting Guide

Posted on October 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The last week has been a blur. I was on duty in the boarding house 3 nights in a row, and we’re just gearing up for half term. But I did get some painting done over the weekend!
Here are the school club’s Blood Reavers, finally painted up to a decent standard. I’m not doing anything more to them, as they’re there to die in droves anyway.


Ethnic diversity is a weird subject to mention in the same breath as orruks and aelves, but I do approve of variety in colours. There are three different skin tones here, one of which turned out a little too orange leading to a HILARIOUS name given to them by my students.

Caucasian skin:
Ushabti bone
Wash with Reikland fleshshade

Dark skin:
Mournfang Brown
Wash with Agrax Earthshade

Trump skin:
Tau Ochre
Wash with Reikland fleshshade

I really don’t like painting hordes, which has put me off Imperial Guard since the beginning of time, and part of that is down to the faff of painting skin tones. The above methods are great for quickly getting through a bundle of chaff units, and have a decent enough look to them for games.

I’m now a little inspired to do an Age of Sigmar army. And I think I have a unique enough slant on a well established faction to make that fun…

Until next time!



Thanks for reading.

If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sharing this with your friends, and following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ would also be hugely appreciated.

If you have anything you want me to look at, let me know in the comments below. I’ll probably be able to write an article about that topic within a day!

If you want to support me directly, use the affiliate links below. I get a small percentage of purchases you make her, and you get cheaper miniatures! If you really love what I do here, you can make a one off donation at my PayPal, or become a true hero to table top education and make a regular donation to my Patreon. Every Little helps!



Painting Guide: Space Wolves, an alternative colour scheme

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I, like most neck beards, have a big soft spot for the Space Puppies. Whether you consider them to be space werewolves, space Vikings, or people who just really like wolves and alcohol in space, they are one of the few factions in 40K who realize …

Painting Guide: Space Wolves, an alternative colour scheme

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I, like most neck beards, have a big soft spot for the Space Puppies. Whether you consider them to be space werewolves, space Vikings, or people who just really like wolves and alcohol in space, they are one of the few factions in 40K who realize …

T’au Cadre Fireblade Conversion: Base Coats

Posted on October 5th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Just a quick one, as I’ve been surprisingly busy at home. First reports and UCAS references for university applications are the big topic of the next two weeks, for anyone interested in the goings on of the educational cycle. Point of fact this wa…

T’au Cadre Fireblade Conversion: Base Coats

Posted on October 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Just a quick one, as I’ve been surprisingly busy at home. First reports and UCAS references for university applications are the big topic of the next two weeks, for anyone interested in the goings on of the educational cycle. Point of fact this wa…

Cadre Fireblade Conversion: Final Construction

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I think this is a very aggressive T’au commander…As I constructed him, I kept thinking about how Imperial the model was becoming. This is not just because of the parts used on the model and the base, but the stance and the theme behind the model. I h…

Cadre Fireblade Conversion: Final Construction

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I think this is a very aggressive T’au commander…As I constructed him, I kept thinking about how Imperial the model was becoming. This is not just because of the parts used on the model and the base, but the stance and the theme behind the model. I h…

Cadre Fireblade Conversion: Base

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

I think I went a bit overboard…But in my defence, he needs to math the height of the Ethereal…In other news, I’m trying to work out the best combination of weapons for the Crisis Suit. It’s turning into a bit of a deep rabbit hole, but I think I’m …

Cadre Fireblade Conversion: Base

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

I think I went a bit overboard…But in my defence, he needs to math the height of the Ethereal…In other news, I’m trying to work out the best combination of weapons for the Crisis Suit. It’s turning into a bit of a deep rabbit hole, but I think I’m …

Cadre Fireblade Conversion: Blue Tack Mock Up

Posted on September 28th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

It’s been a while since I’ve done something purely creative in the hobby. I’ve done quite a bit of analysis work, and some catch up painting for well cemented colour schemes, but nothing amazingly creative.That changed when I walked past a pile of T’au…

Cadre Fireblade Conversion: Blue Tack Mock Up

Posted on September 28th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a while since I’ve done something purely creative in the hobby. I’ve done quite a bit of analysis work, and some catch up painting for well cemented colour schemes, but nothing amazingly creative.That changed when I walked past a pile of T’au…

School’s League 2017: First Warhammer 40K Skirmishes

Posted on September 27th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Absolutely rammed at the moment, which is why the blog is updating so sporadically. However, it does not mean nothing is happening (only that my statistics are steadily getting worse… grumble grumble). Here are a few shots of the first 40K skirmishes…

School’s League 2017: First Warhammer 40K Skirmishes

Posted on September 27th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Absolutely rammed at the moment, which is why the blog is updating so sporadically. However, it does not mean nothing is happening (only that my statistics are steadily getting worse… grumble grumble). Here are a few shots of the first 40K skirmishes…

Schools League 2017: The First Age of Sigmar Skirmishes

Posted on September 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The club started a few days ago, and I have some time to upload some of the images from the first few skirmishes.
There are some odd alliances popping up, and students get out all their new toys gathered over Summer. We’re kicking off with the Age of Sigmar mosh pit, with Stormcast Eternals rubbing shoulders with Bloodbound against Serphon and Kharadron Overlords. 


 



As you can see, a complete mess of a battle, with some very dodgy interpretations of the rules. But it’s beautiful to see for the simple fact that I had no part in it. The senior Initiates set it up themselves, giving the new player Neophytes units to roll dice with, and I was able to marshal a game for the absolute raw beginners.

I think we’re off to a flying start this year, and I can’t wait for the next session to get some team training going!

Until next time.



Thanks for reading.

If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sharing this with your friends, and following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ would also be hugely appreciated.

If you have anything you want me to look at, let me know in the comments below. I’ll probably be able to write an article about that topic within a day!

If you want to support me directly, use the affiliate links below. I get a small percentage of purchases you make her, and you get cheaper miniatures! If you really love what I do here, you can make a one off donation at my PayPal, or become a true hero to table top education and make a regular donation to my Patreon. Every Little helps!



Schools League 2017: The First Age of Sigmar Skirmishes

Posted on September 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The club started a few days ago, and I have some time to upload some of the images from the first few skirmishes.
There are some odd alliances popping up, and students get out all their new toys gathered over Summer. We’re kicking off with the Age of Sigmar mosh pit, with Stormcast Eternals rubbing shoulders with Bloodbound against Serphon and Kharadron Overlords. 


 



As you can see, a complete mess of a battle, with some very dodgy interpretations of the rules. But it’s beautiful to see for the simple fact that I had no part in it. The senior Initiates set it up themselves, giving the new player Neophytes units to roll dice with, and I was able to marshal a game for the absolute raw beginners.

I think we’re off to a flying start this year, and I can’t wait for the next session to get some team training going!

Until next time.



Thanks for reading.

If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sharing this with your friends, and following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ would also be hugely appreciated.

If you have anything you want me to look at, let me know in the comments below. I’ll probably be able to write an article about that topic within a day!

If you want to support me directly, use the affiliate links below. I get a small percentage of purchases you make her, and you get cheaper miniatures! If you really love what I do here, you can make a one off donation at my PayPal, or become a true hero to table top education and make a regular donation to my Patreon. Every Little helps!



Beginner Grey Knight 500 point Army List: The Lightning Hammer

Posted on September 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Ironically does not use hammers.We had our first session for the Warhammer club at school two days ago, and preparations have begun in earnest for the School League tournament. I have some Student Initiates now, older players from last academic year wh…

Beginner Grey Knight 500 point Army List: The Lightning Hammer

Posted on September 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Ironically does not use hammers.We had our first session for the Warhammer club at school two days ago, and preparations have begun in earnest for the School League tournament. I have some Student Initiates now, older players from last academic year wh…

Set backs and delay

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

Well. I want to swear.One of the things I hold myself to on this blog is trying not to curse, swear, engage in off-colour language, or otherwise write anything that may get blocked on school firewalls. I sometimes fail in that, but only accidentally.To…

Set backs and delay

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

Well. I want to swear.One of the things I hold myself to on this blog is trying not to curse, swear, engage in off-colour language, or otherwise write anything that may get blocked on school firewalls. I sometimes fail in that, but only accidentally.To…

Quick Tip: Using Your Captain in Gravis Armour

Posted on September 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Just a quick one, as I’ve been swamped at school. I’ve been effectively at work for the past 2 days straight, and have only just had a relatively quiet afternoon to get any of my teaching work done!I spent some time looking at this guy:In all honesty I…

Quick Tip: Using Your Captain in Gravis Armour

Posted on September 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Just a quick one, as I’ve been swamped at school. I’ve been effectively at work for the past 2 days straight, and have only just had a relatively quiet afternoon to get any of my teaching work done!I spent some time looking at this guy:In all honesty I…

Space Marine Unit Spotlight: A Hellblaster Review

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The incredible truth about Hellblasters is actually the lack of nuance. Unlike the other Primaris options in the Space Marine Codex the Hellblasters have a very clearly defined role, and weapon choice really comes down to just picking the most efficien…

Space Marine Unit Spotlight: A Hellblaster Review

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The incredible truth about Hellblasters is actually the lack of nuance. Unlike the other Primaris options in the Space Marine Codex the Hellblasters have a very clearly defined role, and weapon choice really comes down to just picking the most efficien…

Thousand Sons Exalted Sorcerers Gallery

Posted on September 9th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a very full on week, but we’re finally through to Sunday. I know today is Saturday, but for me the next day starts when the last boarders door closes… baring any late night bed flipping.By the way, if you are a boarding student, don’t flip …