Posts Tagged ‘Painting’

Necromunda – Repainted – Bases

Posted on July 26th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

So I have painted up the resin bases and they have come out ok. I am not the best painter in the world but I did mean to go for a muted dirty, muddy looking base and that is pretty much what I got. They were undercoated with cheap acryclic paint. I th…

Team Yankee: SU-25 FrogFoot Tips and Tricks #5

Posted on July 26th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Howdy Hi!  Next up in the tips and tricks is the SU-25 Frogfoot Aviation Company (TSBX09) for Battlefront’s Team Yankee version of Flames of War.

Bottomline up front…this will come as a shock to some who think me a “BF Fan Boy,” but this boxed set was a little disappointing.

You get a solid resin body and white plastic-styrene nose piece and armaments.  The resin seems a little rough around the edges and requires cleaning at the all the edges. The white plastic was stunningly disappointing. I have built 6 of these by now and all are the same.

The nose cone detail seems all miscast and doesn’t fit well.
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Team Yankee – Easy Guide to painting Soviet Armour

Posted on July 26th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I have been asked by a few people how I painted my Soviet armour, so hopefully this guide will help you out. It is an easy technique and will get you an effective tabletop quality force in a very short time. The technique is nothing new but it may help out those that are not aware and just starting out in the magical world of painting.

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‘nids part 199 – 31 Genestealers

Posted on July 25th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

I know there’s been little evidence of progress, or anything else on the blog but I assure you things have been moving along behind the scenes with the Genestealers. It’s just a little hard to show what’s changed, until now at least.As you can see I go…

Project: Tyranids Broodlord #3

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve finished painting Tyranids Broodlord from Space Hulk in Behemoth color scheme, but it doesn’t mean that I’m done with him – it’s time for some special effects =) It took me ages to make this dots pattern and other improvements so I really wi…

Alpharion’s Hobby Review – Fallout Hobbies

Posted on July 19th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I figured I would break away from the usual and do a bit of reviewing of the instruments and tools I have come across while enjoying this hobby. My goal with this series of articles is to show you both the pro’s and con’s of each product, and why I like or dislike it. This first review features Fallout Hobbies, specifically their airbrush stencils. I recently started an Astra Militarum force as part of an escalation league at my FLGS. I needed a scheme I could paint very quickly yet still look crisp and clean. I had been toying with the idea of doing an all digital camo army, but the thought of painting that gave me nightmares. I began

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Team Yankee: SA-13 Gopher Tips and Tricks #4

Posted on July 18th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Greetings and salutations! This time we’re going to talk about Battlefront’s SA-13 Gopher SAM Platoon boxed set (TSBX06) for Team Yankee . This continues the series on Team Yankee Soviet vehicles and is a little bit of a review but mostly me …

Red Riding Hood Part 2 – Boots, Belts and Straps

Posted on July 18th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Red Riding Hood Part 2 – Boots, Belts and Straps This is the second part of the progress on Red Riding Hood and this time we’re focusing on leather. It’s not one of my…

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Sunday Colour #8

Posted on July 17th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hi again!  Since last time I’ve painted my Guardians of the Galaxy and made significant progress on finishing my 300 points of Infinity.  I did a really quick job on the Guardians to get them table ready quickly since I wanted to play but I’m happy with the result!  I’ll let you judge for yourself … Continue reading Sunday Colour #8

Character bases for Dragon Rampant

Posted on July 12th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

I picked up a few character figures to round out my Dragon Rampant armies with some magic users, clerics and heroes. (Apologies if the formatting is a bit off–Blogger is giving me difficulties).These are Splintered Light minis and are lovely poses. Th…

A Mid-Summer Update

Posted on July 10th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Awfully quiet around here for far too long, for which I apologize! I’ve actually been doing quite a bit of painting and a little bit of terrain work. My personal goal is to get my entire current collection of Infinity miniatures painted, based, and completed before Labour Day, the first week of September. That’s about … Continue reading A Mid-Summer Update

Imperial Guard – Platoons and Command

Posted on July 10th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

So I have a lot of infanty. A Lot. I have been collecting IG since the days of 2nd Edition. Many of them are the original box set models you got (I loved those boxes. Each one with a different ‘regiment’, sergeant, special weapon and heavy weapon. I s…

Imperial Guard – Company Strength

Posted on July 10th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

So how many guardsmen is too many guardsmen? This is most of my guardsmen. Most of them. Not all I don’t think. Not included are the tanks, sentinels, heavy weapons and rough riders! More close up shots to follow.

Warfare Miniatures GNW Swedish Artillerists loading gun

Posted on July 10th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Picture feature of our forthcoming Swedish artillerists loading a light gun

‘nids part 198 – 31 Genestealers

Posted on July 10th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

With the Dark Angel Jetfighter done I should be in a bit of a slump but for some reason I immediately cracked on with some Genestealers.I managed to get some arms done and suddenly I could see the timescale ahead.I started on some of the metallic eleme…

Project: Tyranids Broodlord #2

Posted on July 9th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Project: Tyranids Broodlord from Space Hulk in Behemoth color scheme is almost finished. I only need to add some "interesting" details =) I even managed to win a best painted Broodlord competition in Games Wokrshop: Warsaw =) Unfortunately they don’t even bothered to put a photo on Facebook and the prizes were not too impressive.. Do You have any experience with Games Workshop painting

Necromunda Repainted – Base undercoat

Posted on July 9th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

20 years ago I would base coat everything with Skull White straight out of the bottle. The last few years I have tried a few different things.Now I DO own an airbrush. I have not been brave enough, or had time enough, to have a proper play with it. For…

Necromunda Repainted – Stripping!

Posted on July 9th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

So I have my 20 year old, poorly painted, miniatures. First thing to do with the repaint is to pull that old stuff off for another go.I used GW acrylic paint back then (neat out of the bottle… yes … I know better now) and I have found one effective…

Necromunda Repainted – Bases

Posted on July 9th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

So I ordered my bases from Daemonscape on ebay

They were £3.50 for 10, including postage. They came very promptly and they were well packed in bubble wrap and a jiffy bag. They were also stacked very neatly and arranged so they could not bash against each other in transit.

On inspection they seem perfect. There was no loss of detail anywhere I could see, they were very finely detailed throughout, no bubbles, warping or missing edges. Absolutely brilliant. To be honest I have seen worse looking plastic kits from GW. How they manage to cast the level of deep detail with no flash or such like I do not quite understand (and apparently no release agent either).

Take a look at the pictures above and have a zoom in around the cogs and skulls.

Back with Blood Angels

Posted on July 9th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

So I’ve caught the urge again to get back into the hobby. I’ve been enjoying my new Rank and File painting rack by Back 2 Base-ix. Means I haven’t dropped a mini yet. Currently working on Death Company. Wazza out. =D

Dark Angels – Jetfighter – Moar TO DONE!

Posted on July 8th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Usually I add the ‘obligatory phone pics’ on the end of my TO DONE! post. I take them as I usually need pics on my phone that I don;t need to view via the cloud. However, I’d ogt a tonne of pics from camera and these just turned out so cool I thought t…

Dark Angels – Jetfighter – TO DONE!

Posted on July 7th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

With a bit of a push I finally got this bad boy done. There are definitely things that have not gone according to plan, more on them later but overall I’m really pleased.

Much like the Ravenwing bikers before it the end result, although maybe not what I imagined has become something beyond my expectations and I can’t wait to see it alongside the bikes and the Land Speeders too.

I haven’t added the Rift Cannon glow, I appreciate the opinions, it looked like green was the winner. I may well add it in at a later date but for now it’s just not firing.

The jets worked out OK though.

But here’s where we can begin to address the elephant in the room. Having been disappointed with the brush strokes in the Anti-shine it was time to try a new approach. I got out my air brush, don#t you just hate it when you put something in the ‘hard to access place’ because you don’t plan on using it for a while!

As you can see the effect is a little mixed. The end result although not frosted is a little ‘dusty’. Now I asked on the ‘eavier metal’ facebook group if it could go in undiluted but unusually got no response. So I went in neat…

Now I started underneath as I thought I’d have less to lose. I was very careful with the varnish and I think I managed to cover up almost all the brush strokes.

As you can see close up it’s really flat, just what I was aiming for.

So I was buoyed with confidence.

Then I think I got carried away, opened up the nozzle a bit too much and ended up with this rather grainy ‘sandstone’ finish. I mean it;s not ruined, it’s just not right either. In different light it’s certainly less noticeable but it’s a learning experience so I’ll suck it up and be more careful in the future.

I was finally able to glue the pilot and canopy in place too.

The base in all it’s glory.

And the other side too.

Close up of the stasis cell.

The tail.

The stasis cell crystal roof, glowing baleful red from the prison interior. 

And in it’s Jetfighter configuration.

Blackthorn missiles.

Such a better silhouette on the Jetfighter.

Three stripes on the left side. 

Litanies on the right, all done in Dark Reaper, they have the sense not to litter their craft with text that will show up too easily.

Twin linked las-cannon configuration.

The obligatory phone pic will be in a separate post tomorrow, for reasons!

So that’s another one off the list, and a really great achievement. I actually have a new found acceptance of the real world price of this flyer. I think it may well be worth the £45, because next to my Cerastus it’s pretty big so makes a pretty cool centrepiece [although a Doom Scythe is equally impressive and is only £27.50…].

That said though I was deeply disappointed to see the boxset mine came in – the Dark Angles, Dark Vengeance Expansion is no longer available. Rumours suggested all factions would be getting ‘start collecting’ boxes so clearly this is a move towards the Dark Angel variety. Sadly I think it’s a mistake as most starter boxes are £50-£60 and this was an £85 box, or you could get Dark Vengeance for £65, split the figures and you had a decent starting force for £30ish. Either way you’re bringing in more money for the expansion or selling out of stock for the main game as rumours suggest 8th is due next September. Reboxing them now is just additional cost. Oh and the Ravenwing battleforce has gone too…

Still TO DONE!

Do not forsake me…

Posted on July 5th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

It’s been way too long since my last update. I managed to miss a whole month. On the positive side, I do have something positive to report. I have one more unit painted, which puts me one step closer (and probably only one step away) from finishing my …

Dark Angels – Jetfighter – Tail lights

Posted on July 5th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I decided to do some freehand identification markings, this is 2nd company 5th wing, Alpha Squadron, craft PSI [cos who doesn’t like a Pitchshifter reference] or somesuch vague meaning. The cool thing is that new flyer book suggests all markings on rav…


Posted on July 3rd, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

OK, so I couldn’t resist it, the Panther is done. I wasn’t quite sure about which camouflage pattern to use, there was a nice overall green pattern with thin yellow stripes but I had already painted the thing in dunkelgelb so I was kind of stuck. I was…