Quick update today on my second batch of six Pox Walkers. This batch was so much faster to paint than the first batch. Does anyone else find that? You kinda get into a groove and flow? Come back soon when I share more progress on my models from Death Guard. Garfy's Get a Grips available to order with same day dispatch here or here for non UK buyers.
Any faithful follower of the Plague God will know Nurgle's favoured number is seven, so it's a little frustrating that we only have six Plague Marines so far in Conquest. I decided to grab the Champion from my Dark Imperium boxed game and add him to my Conquest models. Not much left to paint on this foul worshipper, just the giant fly and base. Garfy's Get a Grips available to order with same day dispatch here or here for non UK buyers.
Conquest work continues on the Death Guard models from Issue 6. There are the same models from issue 2. I haven't converted them to make them different because I don't really have time. I need to paint these before the next issues arrive from the subscription. After the jump I share a demo on how the Get a Grip Pro works. More after the jump
This 30 days 30 miniatures painting challenge has come to an end. Below are the last figures painted for this challenge; a solitary Norman from Foundry and 18 Arabs from Essex.Two different scals and two very different painting styles. The 15mm figures are painted using block and wash whilst the 28mm figure is layered from base colour to highlight.Will post a full review of this challenge shortly.Day 30Figures painted: 30Cheers for now
Day 21 of this 30days30 miniatures painting challenge sees the continuation of the Romano Brits with another Hearthguard for SAGAAs with previous members of this warband the figure is from Gripping Beast.A spontaneous decision last night saw the painting subject being taken from the rear. Worked out well and two long forgotten Foundry Normans saw some colour for the first time in over a year.It would seem that the point of this painting challenge has strayed somewhat as there are more figures edging around the painting table than at the start. Need to sort this out and finish off some of those figures that are nearer the finish line than others.Oh that and the fact that its the last third of this challenge.Day 21Figures painted 11Cheers for now
As I patiently wait for my issues of Warhammer 40,000 Conquest to be delivered I thought I'd dig out a couple of Pox Walkers from the Dark Imperium starter set and work on some test schemes. Here's a WIP shot of where I'm up to so far. The good news is I've been photographing each step so I'll be able to share a tutorial with you guys real soon. Get a Grips available here.
I've just put the final finishing touches to my Aeldari Windriders (stay tuned for a Showcase post soon), so I decided to go for a fun little model next. I had this Primaris Intercessor laying about, and I haven't painted a Primaris Marine before. I'm really intrigued with Kill Team at the moment and love the support it's receiving, so maybe I'm gonna expand this model into a Primaris Kill Team at some point (maybe if Conquest will become available in Germany).I went for Imperial Fists because I always wanted to paint some, and settled for a rather easy way to paint the armour. Two coats of Cassandora Yellow over white primer creates a vibrant yellow and also gets most of the shading done. I just need to refine the shading here and there with a mix of Skrag Brown and old Fiery Orange (Fire Dragon Bright) and paint a couple of quick layers of Yriel Yellow over any areas where the wash dried unevenly. Then I add highlights with Flash Gitz Yellow and Dorn Yellow. Almost easier than my Ultramarines recipe!
Thirteenth day of the 30 days 30 miniatures painting challenge sees two very different items painted and finished.First up is a generic piece of scatter terrain from the Lord of the Rings skirmish game from Games Workshop.This will be used as an objective marker in SAGA and there is a second one that will be painted as desert terrain for use in Crusaders SAGA.Next are six Eboats from Navwar. These are from a long stalled project for General Quarters. Due to the size and limited painting these will count as only one completed figure.Day 13Figures completed: 10Cheers for now
Day nine of this 30day30miniatures painting challenge sees a return to a long forgotten project - Mordheim. The figures below make up the first part of the Cult of the Possessed warband.Shown above are three Beastmen from Black Tree Design. These required the shields and various small pieces of equipment painted and have done so for about ten years or so.Next are two figures from the original warband, the Magister on the left as viewed and a henchman with the battleaxe on the right.Deliberate choice of colours with red mask and emerald green robes on the magic user. These colours are used throughout the figures in this warband regardless of the status of the character. On both of these figures again there were only small pieces of equipment and personal items to be painted to complete.In the background the next figures to be completed can be seen even if out of focus.Day 9Figures completed 8Cheers for now.
Six days into this 30days30miniatures painting challenge and so far only three figures have been completed.This time another stand of archers for the Ayyubid Arab army in 15mm.The figures are from Essex Miniatures and paint well.Hope to have a good painting session over the next few nights to increase the tally of completed figures.Day 6Figures completed 3Cheers for now
What a fantastic motivator knowing that your next Conquest issues could arrive soon. It has really spurred me on to finish these models from the current issue. These three Deathguard are from issue 1. The guy in the middle was my test scheme. The guy on the left is the model I've painted and documented each step for an up and coming tutorial (check back soon) and the guy on the right is next in line to be painted. I'm having a blast painting something different.Garfy's Get a Grips available here.
The penultimate day of this 30 days 30 miniatures painting challenge sees three more Mamluks ready for basing.The figures are from Black Hat Miniatures formerly Gladiator Miniatures range of Mamluks. Easy figures to paint with enough detail to cause interest yet not too much to over load the miniature at this scale.Day 29Figures completed 28There will be a final completed stand of cavalry for tomorrow's deadline and a picture of everything completed in this challenge. Cheers for now
The 30 days 30 miniatures painting challenge is drawing near the end for this month and have just managed to complete another base of Greek cavalry in 6mm.The figures are from Rapier Miniatures and paint up well from a white undercoat.With only three days left in the challenge this is a cheeky little boost to the tally.Day 27Figures completed 25Still time to finish another few figures before Friday midnight. Cheers for now
Just a quick snap from my painting desk today to share my current progress of my Celestar Ballista. The warmachine is finished and I'm about half way done on the crew. My Get a Grips are helping me a lot with these. It's weird how a new piece of equipment (wether it's brushes, paint, clippers or even a grip) can really motivate you to paint. I kinda get that feeling with new models. New models do motivate me to paint but theres a limit, as soon as it gets too much it has the opposite effect. One new model is fine, 100 is damn right scary. I think that's why I've enjoyed not buying the Soul Storm boxset and instead opted to buy the army in chunks of a few hundred points instead. Seems to be working out well and I'm on track to complete 1500pts soon. I can't wait to share the army shot.
Seem to have lost a few days this week and now at day 17. Shown below is a stand of Bedouin cavalry for the Ayyubid ADG army currently being worked on.Not sure which manufacturer these are from however they are smaller than the Black Hat Miniatures being painted as the Ghulam cavalry.Here is the painting table after the halfway point. Strangly its more cluttered than on day one.Day 17Figures completed 15Cheers for now.