Painting


On the Painting Desk 90

Another week of running through and fro to banks, homebrokers and interior shops have passed by, so that means not *that* much of painting was done again.Yet, compared to last week, at least something got finished and a bit of figures.The first two (of six) gundrones for example have been rounded out, so only 4 are left on the desk in order to complete the unit of Crisis suits I've been painting.Five of the Gondor archers where also painted up, so that is one of the trays 'filled up' now as well.  Expect them in a post soonish...as soon as I have them based up.And that's it again for this modest week.  For the coming one, I hope to find a tiny hole in order to base up the archers, and do some more work if I get a lot of time in on the drones and the Burrows and Badgers suited stander-by...

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Terrain is everything - Sanctum Imperialis - The blues [greens and turquoisey bits]

Annoyingly I was beginning to stall on this the raw bronze matched the red walls so well with the  cream interior complimenting it all and I was going to throw all that turquoise into the mix?! But before all of that I needed to gild the doors a little so they were a little more brassy/polished bronze. At least that was all I'd hoped it would be.I'd already gone full verdigris on the roof top. There had been an original plan to do it rusted steel but if I chickened out of weathering the buttresses [obviously I didn't when you look closely] I'd have explored the effect in the roof at least. Unfortunately, even with my Photoshop mock-up and the reality in my hand I started to doubt this route even more. It was probably what prompted me to build some new figures! The roof is fully highlighted but I'll be putting some shadow washes on as I've been observing some patina'd overhead power cables at some of the train stations on my commute and black shading appears in some areas. Ideally that should have capture

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Post Adepticon Breakdown Part Three: Astartes on Ice 40k Team Tournament Board

Coming back to you with more Adepticon Coverage, this time our last minute board and theme.The forthcoming podcast will talk more about it, but in short we had another large amazing theme planned for this Adepticon. Unfortunately one of our team mates had to bow out this year for a family emergency. In solidarity with him, we decided to put that on the back burner and in two weeks time pulled off this board and theme. It basically came about because Chris joked my Redemptor looks like he is Ice Skating. And since all good boards start with a joke, we went from there.So here is the finished productHow did we get to that? Well a whole ton of last minute work.I personally built 3 bikes, painted 6 bikes, an attack bike, and 11 intercessors, and painted the Realm of Battle Boards. Chris did TONS of construction on the boards, integrating all our motors, put together our draft pamphlet, and helped with bases, while Jason helped finish off bases and added all the snow once we were in the hotel. The whole thing was f

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Some More Movement Trays

It has been, due to circumstances, quiet on the painting front for the past weeks.So quiet actually, that for now the only things I got painted in a fortnight, have been some movement trays.While these are not necessary for MESBG gaming "under" the War of the Ring level, they are a handy tool to line up your round base models in the miniatures cabinets, so I had a lot of them 3D printed, and many, many more will follow over time as the armies grow.But heck, let`s say that some progress is progress in reducing the paint stack, even though it goes faster in liquidating models for the moment to reduce it x-D

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I Sea People!

After being somewhat impressed with a Sea People army last year at a competition in Ireland I've added a few more of the excellent ex-Gladiator Black Hat figures now sold by Fighting 15's  to my New Kingdom Egyptian army such that I can now also field a full Sea People force.For the Medium Foot I've kept all of the similarly-hatted guys together to give some vague impression of different tribal sub-groupings fighting as pseudo "units"I didn't really buy enough figures though to make that work for the close formation units, especially as I added in a load of random spare Egyptians and other biblical and loincloth-clad waifs and strays from the parts box to make up the numbers, so the Heavy Foot are a bit more of a mysterious rabble.Having originally bought the first half of this lot many years ago I'm actually quite pleased that I still had the same flesh wash (GW) to make the new figures look consistent with the old ones as well.I even picked up some tribes that I didn't have any of first time aroun

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Continuing the trend.

Hello and welcome to Inso's World again.This week has been much of a continuation of last week... working and being tired due to lack of sleep.My wife has had a week off work and I was lucky enough to pick up a training course on the one day I had off... so we couldn't really get much done. Fortunately, we managed to go out for an evening at a local historic garden with Marie Curie. It was a good evening which consisted of a walk around the private areas of the garden followed by tea, cakes and a bit of a meet and greet with other Marie Curie fundraisers and committee members.Last Saturday, we popped over to see kittens at a friend's house and we are pleased to say that we are going to be bringing one home in a few weeks. His name is Alfie and here he is at the moment:Click the Pix!He's only four weeks old so it will be a few weeks before he comes home with us... but he is a little cutie.In other news, I got a pay rise... which is nice. I'm still really enjoying the work so I am hoping it can continue.Apart f

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Painted Antares forces

I was at an event this morning and while I was there I took out all of my painted Beyond the Gates of Antares models and took some photos. Always nice to see them all out at once. One day I may use the all in a single game. Without adding any options I have 1210 points of Ghar Rebels and close to 1600 points of Isorians. Not pictured is an Isorian Targeting Shard that I have finished painting but not based.

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It's Another Tank. A French One. I bet you're surprised.

As I banged on about some time ago, Pete and I have spent actual years getting ready to play the linked Fall of France scenarios from the Germany Strikes! Bolt Action book. Last week we finally got going and played the Battle of Orp scenario - a battle based around French Somua S35's and a variety of German tanks.It did not go well for me.So, let's ignore that, and press on. The next scenario is the Battle of Stonne, which, as if to bolster my chances, is based around the much more interesting Char B1 bis.I'd already got two of these slightly weird (much longer than they are wide!) monsters painted, so I needed to add a third.Fortunately, I had one waiting - a Warlord Games resin version that I've had waiting in the garage for an almost embarrassingly long time.It went together very easily. That in itself was something of a surprise, as it turned out that on the first attempt I'd managed to put the *&#@ing tracks on the wrong way around. I discovered this when I was looking at one the versions I'd already

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A success at last.

I was supposed to be playing SAGA last night, practice for a club campaign, I am Byzantines and Saxons, a goodie and a baddie, although I suppose it depends on what side of the Theodosian Walls you stand on. Anyway Simon fell by the wayside and after some frantic messaging Rob and I decided to do Bolt Action, it was a chance to maybe get some new units on the table.My three new halftracks were 99% done by last night and I was tempted to take them but in the end my Wargamers OCD would not let me, finished units only. Rob brought his Italians with some laughable little  tanks, albeit one was a flamethrower and we all know I hate flamethrowers. The Eyties had only just changed sides and the local garrison had taken their German liaison officer prisoner, his men were determined to rescue him. To this end I had a fairly balanced force with infantry, two armoured cars, one a Puma, and my new 75mm field howitzer, the Puma I thought would take out the risible tanks and the gun would settle the infantry, job done

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Painting Imperial Guard Infantry – Astra Militarum Getting Started – Part 10

I’ve been meaning to write this for some time. Like for years. Painting Imperial Guard infantry is something I’ve done a lot but I always have the same issues. This is mainly because I leave it so long between sessions. So today, I document my process for others to learn from! And for me to refer back too! And of course, when I say Painting Imperial Guard I also mean Painting Astra Militarum too… Never miss an article? Subscribe! I’ll be specifically covering my Cadians here. And this does follow the Warhammer TV method although I have refined it slightly from that […] The post Painting Imperial Guard Infantry – Astra Militarum Getting Started – Part 10 appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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More painting done

Well they are no 100% finished, I still have to put some tufts on the bases, but these will soon be ready for the gaming table. The Attack Scutters are a good, cheap source of Scourer Cannons and fit into a list where a Battle Squad might be too many points. They also look neat. The Assault Squad is a much needed addition to the army since my regular opponent will be adding at least one Concord Krask Assault team to his army. I also suspect that these things can crack open something like a Combat Drone quite easily. The Light Drones were purchased for the Drone Commander since it looks really neat with lots of drones and probes. I started to paint the Drone Commander a while ago but never got it finished. This might be the impetus I need to get it finished. I am not sure what I will be painting next. I have some Epic terrain that I need to finish and I am also contemplating painting a Freeborn force.

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Terrain is everything - Sanctum Imperialis - it's not easy being verdi-green

If you follow the 40kaddict Facebook group you'll have seen some of these pics already. The plan was always to do full-on verdigris on the uprights, buttresses and external skirting boards, despite adding some highlights to the bronze. First was a wash of Army painter Hawk Turquoise.Then another wash of my turquoise craft acrylic, followed by another drybrush of turquoise/white mix and I think it matches quite well my Matt Black Hero of the Imperium statue.But putting it next to the big piece I was wracked with doubt about losing the bronze. It's such a consistent effect and will not stand out too much on the battlefield - tonal backdrop that does not detract from the miniatures.But I realised I could Photoshop it to see the end-result and with the small piece rotated I could copy+paste elements across.I also got to conceptualise the red glass finials, although didn't add the patina in the door relief. Asking in the group got a mixed response but I think the majority said go for it.  The patina is my th

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