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WIP: Dark Angels Hellblasters and Inceptor

Since I cancelled my Conquest subscription, I've been working on Warcry and Beastgrave. Both of these Games Workshop games are excellent and I've had a blast painting and playing some games but it's time to return to the projects I abandoned at the start of the summer. Starting with Dark Angels. Find out what else is on the 'to do' list after the jump.More after the jump

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WIP: Grashrak's Despoilers for #Taleoftuesdays

The Bloodbowl Tale of Tuesday's series is finished, so it's time to kick off another series this coming Tuesday. If you're unfamiliar with Tale of Tuesdays it where four bloggers spend four months working on a small predetermined side project. For the Bloodbowl series we had to paint a team split across four months. Each blogger posting three models once a month to complete the 12 models over the four month period. The new series is going to be Warhammer Underworlds. There isn' a warband with 12 models so we've decided over the four month period to paint two warbands! That means each month each blogger will paint half a warband. More after the jump.More after the jump

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Back to the Brushes 247

Starting another 30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge tonight, 2nd November. Opting not to have a theme in this challenge as the free flowing approach suits better at presentThe outline of the challenge is detailed below, however the main point being to have fun with your hobby.To paint 30 figures of all shapes and sizes in 30 daysThe figures can be partly painted at the start as the main point is to complete figures that have been forgottenBasing is not necessary to count as completedAny scale is goodToo have funThe end date is set by your start date - 2nd December will be the end date of this challengeTo post updates as often as possibleLastly to show a round up post with a group picture of everything.Nothing to show yet, although the round up picture from the last challenge will be posted soon. Cheers for now

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WIP: Ultramarines Land Raider Crusader #1

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?

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Showcase: Nighthaunts Myrmourn Banshees / Lady Harrow's Sorrowflight

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

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WIP: Nighthaunts Myrmourn Banshees / Lady Harrow's Sorrowflight #1

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?

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Back to the Brushes 245

Yesterday was the last day of the current 30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge; which earlier this week looked like it was not going to happen.A last push at the finish line made the following possible:First up are Confederates from Old Glory. These 15mm figures are animated and characterful; just what you need for charging the Union lines.Next, an old mid nineties skeleton from Citadel or Marauder Miniatures. A great figure to paint, perfect for finishing off a painting challenge.Completed this challenge:Day 30 - 34 figures completed.Cheers for now

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Back to the Brushes 244

Where has the time gone? October already, OMFG, how did that happen?30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge? Struggling this time and only two days left...Finished off Merlin earlier this week. The figure is from Footsore Miniatures and would suit any Dark Ages Shamanic type for that matter.Day 28 - 18 figures completed.Can the time be found to finish off another 12 figures; will give it a go and see what comes of it.Cheers for now

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WIP: Blood Angels Space Marine Heroes Brother Dolor

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?

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Back to the Brushes 237

Started another 30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge last night, 3rd September. Opting not to have a theme in this challenge as the free flowing approach suits better at presentThe out line of the challenge is detailed below, the main point being to have fun with your hobby.To paint 30 figures of all shapes and sizes in 30 daysThe figures can be partly painted as the main point is to complete figures that have been forgottenBasing is not necessary to count as completedAny scale is goodToo have funThe end date is set by your start date - 3rd October will be the end date of this challengeTo post updates as often as possibleLastly to show a round up post with a group picture of everything.Work in progress pictures of five Gripping Beast Norman crossbowmen and a long forgotten Hun now very near completion.So, pick up your brushes, dig out some half painted and half forgotten figures and show it some colour.Cheers, for now

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WIP: Silver Skulls Librarian in Phobos Armour #2

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?

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WIP: Nurgle's Rotters Bloodbowl

If you've been following #TaleofTuesday's you'll know I've been taking part in a four month project where four of us paint our own Bloodbowl teams. This Tuesday coming is my third month and I have to post another three players to stay on track. In the above picture you can see I've actually started all of the last six players. I thought I'd get the skin done on all six and then just finish three for the deadline. These have been undercoated with Grey Seer spray and the skin has been washed with a Contrast Medium + Xereus Purple mix. Then highlighted with a glaze of Ulthuan Grey. I'm batch painting these using my Get a Grips. Did you know I sell a bundle deal? Five grips that work out cheaper then five GW handles?

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