Sunday, 2 April 2017

Iron Warriors - Horus Heresy - Betrayal at Calth - Finished

I added some washes to the details like the pouches, shoulder pads and the back packs.

I then went back and highlighted the bronze in areas as well as the blades.

Next I painted the eyes white and glazed with red, I am liking the result and it is easier than painting each colour in such a small area.

I also finished the banner and head crest of the sergeant. I went for black and yellow to mimic the hazard markings of the Iron Warriors as I have not painted in this detail anywhere else.

The bases I finished with some weathering powder then set in place with water, you lose some of the sandiness but you gain the benefit of setting it in place and less mess afterwards.

These have been the easiest to paint of my four test legions schemes and the final result is very nice indeed.

Now I will have to think of assessing the tests and deciding on where to go next.


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Iron Warriors - Horus Heresy - Betrayal at Calth - WIP3


Still slow going but progress none the less. The next step was to drybbrush with Leadbelcher again concentrating on the raised areas only. The shoulder pads were painted with black and the shoulder pad trim with bronze. I also did some of the details like pouches etc.

Next up is to add some washes, highlight and then complete the bases.

Hoping to finish these guys by next week.


Sunday, 19 March 2017

Iron Warriors - Horus Heresy - Betrayal at Calth - WIP2


So progress is slow but purposeful.

I have so far applied a base coat with Leadbelcher, then applied a black/brown wash to darken the metallic look. For me the Iron Warriors care about their armour but not to the extent of say The Emperors Children who are all about display, in my opinion the Iron Warriors armour should represent strength so the dull iron look is what I am going for.

Next step will be to drybbrush with Leadbelcher again. The shoulder pads will be Black with Bronze trim.


Sunday, 12 March 2017

Iron Warriors - Horus Heresy - Betrayal at Calth - WIP

"From iron cometh strength! From strength cometh will! From will cometh faith! From faith cometh honour! From honour cometh iron!"
Unbreakable Litany of the Iron Warriors Legion
So I am trying my best to find some time during my Paternity Leave to get in some hobby time and I have managed to do a bit. I have made a small start on my fourth test for the Horus Heresy using the fantastic Betrayal of Calth miniatures.

I have put together a 10 man squad and primed with black.

The plan is to base coat with Leadbelcher, apply a black/brown wash then drybrush with Leadbelcher again. The shoulder pads will be Black with Bronze trim.

Stay tuned to see how it comes together.


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Baby T has arrived!

So Baby T has arrived to much fanfare in the Imperium and much wailing and gnashing of teeth by the forces of evil.

All is well in the world.


Sunday, 5 March 2017

Waiting for Baby T.

I don't really like to mix hobby and personal stuff but..

My blog has taken a bit of a back seat for the last few week because my wife and I are waiting for Baby T to make an appearance, he will be our first and it is a bit nerve wracking.

The main concern (not really) is will be be loyal to the Emperor or side with Chaos???

I will keep posting soon so do stay tuned.


Sunday, 12 February 2017

Blood Angels - Knights of Blood - Finished

These really took me a long time to complete, all the details that make them amazing models are a pain when you are short of painting time.

Never the less I have them at a stage where I am happy.

As I have found out in all the previous attempts photographing them is even more difficult. Trying to get the red to look 'red' while showing off the rest of the model is proving impossible. It is a shame we can't figure this out because the models, in reality, look really good.

These are a second attempt at photographing them with different settings.

These are shots from my phone camera.

More "Blood for the Blood God" wait "for the Emperor!"