Saturday, 25 July 2015

40k - Blood Angels Knights of Blood Librarian - Dark Vengeance WIP


Just moved in and unpacked my hobby stuff and carved out a niche but not yet managed to get any hobby done yet...so close now.

This I believe is my last model to finish from the Dark Vengeance boxed set and it is a kit bash albeit a small change with only a shoulder pad and sword being replaced in conjunction with filing off all the Dark Angels icons.



I wanted to use my glazing technique to make the armour a metallic blue, rather than the traditional solid colour, from a silver base colour covered with multiple blue glazes. Above you can see the first very thin glaze that has hardly changed the silver. I have also pretty much done most of the work on the layers for the cloth and other elements of the armour.




Here is the next glaze and you can start to see the nice metallic look coming through. Now the tricky part begins because depending on how dark you want the armour to look depends on how thin the glaze needs to be. The other danger is that too much glaze can completely cover the silver underneath and ruin the effect.




I liked the final look although it is a tiny bit to dark in some places.

Next up the final pictures.


Vitor

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

40k - Blood Angels - Knights of Blood Captain - Dark Vengeance Finished

 
After completing all the highlights here is the finished model.

Once again I am not happy with the picture quality of my camera and probably my light setup.The reds are flat and you cant see the difference between the highlights and base colour. The black armour is a tricky one to shoot at bets and I cant capture the metallic look of the armour as well as I would like.





Besides the picture quality I am really happy with the conversion and it looks the part in real life so to speak.

Let me know what you think.

Vitor

Saturday, 11 July 2015

40k - Blood Angels - Knights of Blood Captain - Dark Vengeance WIP



I am still not settled yet so here is a post I had saved for these types of occasion.

As I don't collect Dark Angels but had the every nice model of the captain in the Dark Vengeance set I set about converting him into something I can use in my Knights of Blood Army. I cut off all the Dark Angel iconography and where possible replaced it with some Blood Angels bits. Next was a head swap which curiously is a Dark Angels bit..lol and finally a nice straight sword.

Primed black then painted up the base colours using my custom mix for the black armour which is essentially a mix of silver and black giving you a metallic black, not very visible in the picture.

I then started to build up highlights with layers of a lighter shade of the base colours.




Next up the finished model.


Vitor

Monday, 29 June 2015

Zvezda 1/72 scale WW2 German 88mm Flak 36 - Showcase

 

I was taking some pictures for newer projects recently using my terrain and remembered I didn't have any pictures of the BMW motorcycle or the iconic 88mm Flak 36, so here is a nice picture showing the canon in a field ready to bring down any aircraft or an unwary tank passing within sight.

On a personal note I am in the process of moving house and living in temporary accommodation and unable to do any hobby related activity at all as all my stuff is packed into boxes waiting for the day we can move. It has been much longer than expected so if you are a regular reader hang in there.

Thanks

Vitor

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Zvezda 1/72 scale WW2 German Motorcycle with Sidecar - Showcase


I was taking some pictures for newer projects recently using my terrain and remembered I didn't have any pictures of the motorcycle against this backdrop, so I took a couple of shots to show it off.


Enjoy

Vitor

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Plastic Soldier Company 1 /72 Scale Sherman Tank - Finished


I have added some of my custom 60/40 Brown /Black wash to the tracks and details and then tidied up the models where necessary.

Here are some more shots of different angles.


Hope you like the way they turned out.

Vitor

Monday, 4 May 2015

Plastic Soldier Company 1 /72 Scale Sherman Tank - WIP2


Painted in all the details and ready for the final shading.


Hope to finish this in the next day or so.

Vitor