Update on my Land Raider. With the hull almost finished apart from transfers, I'm now working on all the sub-assemblies. There are a lot, but it's coming along. So far, I added the tracks, hatches, and some of the turret pieces. Next I'm working on all the guns. Leave a comment or reaction below to keep me motivated!
So I have this Land Raider Crusader I bought years ago (I think it was around 2012 before the price increase from 45 Euro to 50 Euro – nowadays it's 65 Euro lol), and year after year I vow in my hobby resolutions posts to finally paint it. Finally, the time has come. Don't care for Repulsors or Impulsors, give me the iconic Land Raider instead. It's actually the first Land Raider I painted in over 20 years of hobbying, can you believe it?The kit really shows its age. Fit is bad, there are lots of mould lines, and some of the details are probably worn out in the mould. Assembly was a chore, but I soldiered on and painted the main hull. There are a lot of extra pieces to paint, hatchets, turrets, frag and smoke launchers, so I think the model will keep me busy for a couple weeks. But in the end, I'll be able to add a cool centrepiece and transport option for my classic Ultramarines Close Combat Terminators. What do you think? How many Land Raiders did you paint in your hobby career?
Here they are, Lady Harrow's Sorrowflight aka the Easy to build Myrmourn Banshees from the Nighthaunts range. Excellent model, and they were a breeze to paint... after several tries of finding an effective method for painting the light purple/grey ectoplasm. Find out more after the jump.More after the jump
Hey there, here is my next project: a box of Myrmourn Banshees, which became a warband in in the Warhammer Underworlds Dreadfane boxed set.Coming up with a paint scheme for the Banshees was pretty difficult. I knew I wanted a similar fast and effective approach as my Chainrasps (which were inspired by Tyler Mengel's fantastic Nighthaunts collection), but purple instead of green. I experimented with several mixes of Contrast Medium, Lahmian Medium, Magos Purple and Warpaints Purple Tone Ink over Corax White primer, but it all looked very patchy and uneven. I had to strip them all and start anew. In the end, I went for a zenithal highlight approach, with some additional purple glazes and a white drybrush. The corset and base details were alle basecoated with contrast paints plus additional highlights.What do you think?
As promised, here is an easy to follow step-by-step tutorial for painting the iconic red armour of the Blood Angels, painted with the budget-friendly Warpaints range from The Army Painter we reviewed a while ago. Check out the detailed instructions after the jump.More after the jump
And here he is, Brother Dolor from the Space Marine Heroes Series 1 (or Brother Gabriel, as he is known in the Space Marine Adventures game). This model was very enjoyable to paint, great for honing my edge highlighting skills. Check out more models after the jump.More after the jump
I still got two models left from the Space Marine Adventures boxed game to paint, so here is Brother Dolor (or Brother Gabriel as he is called in the game). Loyal readers of the blog might remember I sold my Blood Angels army a while ago, so I was very much looking forward to painting another Blood Angel model as a kind of homage to my former collection. So far I painted and highlighted the armour, now I'm onto the details.Who would be interested in a tutorial for the armour?
My #taleoftuesdays journey has come to the finish line: Here is my completed Dark Elves team. Unlike my fellow coaches, I'm a cheat and didn't paint a complete Blood Bowl team, but a six model team for the board game version Blitz Bowl instead. Nevertheless, I spent more time on them than I thought, but I'm quite pleased with the result. Check out more pictures after the jump – and help my find a team name in comments!More after the jump
Here he is, Brother-Prognosticator Krystofer of the Silver Skulls 3rd Company, commander of my Silver Skulls Kill Team and also my avatar on the battlefield. Check out more pictures after the jump, including a cool action shot of my Kill Team with some scenery.More after the jump
Update on my Primaris Librarian in Phobos Armour painted as a Commander for my Silver Skulls Kill Team. For those who remember my last post, I wasn't sure about the bright bone robes so I changed the camo cloak to a dark grey camouflage pattern like on the studio version. I think it was the right choice, as it makes the blue metallic armour really pop and fits the sombre appearance of my Silver Skulls models. I wanted a similar abstract pattern like on the studio version, with colours matching my Sector Mechanicus terrain. I just started blocking in some shapes until I achieved an aesthetically pleasing distribution. Painting camouflage on miniatures is always challenging. You want a convincing yet eye-pleasing effect that doesn't break up shapes like real camouflage. What do you think?
Working on finishing my Blitz Bowl Dark Elves team for our #taleoftuesdays project. The lineman on the left is almost complete, while the runner and Witch Elf need some more effort. Hope to finish this team in time! Share your thoughts on my progress in the comments section and read on if you want to find out how to join #taleoftuesdays for a chance to win a plastic Blood Bowl team box!More after the jump
My models from month one are finished: A slightly reworked Blitzer, two line women and men, a ball and a turn marker. I‘m pretty happy with the paint scheme I‘ve settled with and as you read this, I‘m working on finishing this team for next month (I‘m a special snowflake and will only paint a six model team for Blitz Bowl). Hope you all get along nicely with your #taleoftuesdays team, and, if you haven‘t joined already, there is still time to paint your team for a chance to win a plastic team box. Find out more after the jump.More after the jump
Hey guys, it's been a bit quiet from me "thanks" to a combination of hot weather, outdoor activities and a slight lack of hobby time. But I'm chugging along with my Dark Elves team for our #taleoftuesdays project and also started working on this Vanguard Librarian (or Prognosticar as they are called within the Silver Skulls chapter) to bolster up my Silver Skulls Kill Team with an HQ choice. Silver Skulls wear dark metallic silver armour, so I thought it would be cool and a bit novel to paint the Librarian's armour with a metallic blue as well. It's a basecoat of Vallejo Mecha Colour Metallic Blue (the metal paints of this range are fantastic, they are acrylic based, super smooth, boast great coverage and work with both brush and airbrush), an all-over wash of 2:1 Nuln Oil Gloss and Drakenhof Nightshade plus a gentle drybrush of Metallic Blue and a bit of Vallejo Mecha Color Light Steel [Stormhost Silver].I thought of painting his coat in a classic bone/linen colour instead of camouflage, but I'm not complete
Last week we we had an in-depth review of The Army Painter's Hobby Tool set. Today we take a look at their Precision Sidecutter, Plastic Frame Cutter and Tweezers Set, which are great for expanding the Hobby Tool Set or your tool collection in general.More after the jump
Remember this guy? Brother Sergeant Sevastus from the Space Marine Heroes Series 1, started before our Tale of Tuesdays Blood Bowl project. Here he is in all his blue and gold glory, which means three out of five models for Space Marine Adventures down. Check out more pictures after the jump.More after the jump