Army of the Imperium


Showcase: Dark Angels Redemptor Dreadnought

I'm in a weird place at the moment with my Conquest project. I'm actually keeping up with the releases really well, but I'm getting behind with the blogging side of things. To get things back on track I'm sharing the Redemptor Dreadnought today, which I finished a couple of weeks ago. More pics after the jump.More after the jump

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WIP: Dark Angel Primaris Redemptor Dreadnought

I spent a whole week of evenings hand painting this armour. Glazing and glazing Warpstone Glow over Caliban Green was very tedious. Spending so long with this model I had a lot of time to think. I was considering the aesthetic of this scheme. Technically it's a complicated blend which I think is very pleasing to the eye but if you're into realism then these highlights fall short of that expectation. Miniature painting is art and that means it's all about the painter expressing themselves. I do this by choosing to paint bright, sharp paint jobs that wouldn't look out of place in a 1990s White Dwarf (like Kim Syberg Spaces Wolves). How about you? What kind of style do you prefer? Would you ever spend a week hand blending the armour or would you break out the airbrush? 

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WIP: Dark Angels Primaris Lieutenant

This model is pretty cool because I bought him in Warhammer World last month. I hadn't been to Warhammer World for a couple of years and it's so good. We spent a good couple of hours in the exhibition area and had lunch in Bugman's and in the evening we played Blackstone Fortress. It was surreal to play in Bugman's with Phil Kelly walking around, Jes Goodwin sat two tables away from us and even Dan Harden of White Dwarf fame was in there playing Blood Bowl. Honestly, it was amazing. I want to go back now! Oh well, best crack on and finish this model. Let me know in the comments your Warhammer World stories.More after the jump

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Showcase: Dark Angels Primaris Space Marines

It felt weird batch painting five models from three different units but in the end it wasn't too bad. It does leave me with three unfinished squads which I'm not going to be able to finish until I receive future issues of Conquest but oh well. After the jump I treat you to some close ups and different angles of the models.  More after the jump

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WIP: Dark Angels Primaris Inceptor

Today I'm sharing a quick WIP of an Inceptor I'm painting. I'm actually batch painting this guy along with 2 Hellblasters and 2 Intercessors, I didn't show the others because they're pretty much the same as this guy. It's a weird batch paint but that was the sprue that came with issue 16 of Conquest. I suspect i'll get the same sprue again and then a sprue with sergeants on it at a later date.  Free internet cookie for anyone who can tell what's wrong with this image.Search eBay for Garfy's Get a Grip if you'd like one of these painting handles. It's the PRO version, I also sell a basic version (no cork or finger rest) and there is a bundle deal with savings if you're a batch painter.

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Showcase: Dark Angels Primaris Aggressors

My Aggressors took ten days to complete. That's a third of the month (maths!) Luckily, this month's four issues of Conquest only has models on the covers of three magazines. So I'm still on target to complete these models before issues 17, 18, 19 and 20 arrive.  After the jump I share an interesting comparison picture.More after the jump

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WIP: Dark Angel Primaris Aggressors

Started painting a new unit this week. It's the Easy to Build Primaris Aggressors. These chunkybois are kitted out in MKX Gravis Armour. To me Gravis Armour is the bastard child of Terminator armour and Centurion armour and I must say I really like it. The beefed up shoulders, oversized fists, wrist mounted weaponry it takes all the best things of Terminator and Centurion armour and adds them to the already sweet looking MKX armour. A small unit of three is a joy to paint as well. I've glued these together and the backpack cables aren't hindering the painting experience at all, but then I think the grip helps with that as it makes painting the models at funny angles easier. Garfy's Get a Grips available to order with same day dispatch here or here for non UK buyers.

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WIP: Dark Angels Intercessors

Remember me adding a Plague Champion model to my 6 Death Guard to get a favoured squad number of 7? Well, I'm doing the same with my Intercessors from Conquest Issue 1.  That issue only came with 3 models so these two I'm working on will bump me up to 5. The model on the left is from my Dark Imperium set and the model on the right is from the Getting Started with Warhammer 40,000 magazine.  Garfy's Get a Grips available to order with same day dispatch here or here for non UK buyers.  

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