Sunday, 26 June 2016

Badab War - Astral Claws - 40k


My interest in 40k was a direct result of the Badab War. The article by Belloflostsouls was fantastic and I wanted, as many people probably do, to paint up a model in each of the faction colour schemes.

This then directly resulted in my love for the Minotaurs, which I have been collecting as my main army ever since. My desire to paint all these different legions pretty much was put to the side as I collected and painted up my Minotaurs.

Well no more, here is the next model Astral Claws after my Minotaurs and the Marines Errant efforts.

I primed the model in black followed by a good coat of Leadbelcher.

Then I covered the model with a 60/40 brown black wash and drybrushed with Leadbelcher once dry. Painted in the base colours for the pouches and shoulder pad.

Then highlighted the armour with Runefang Steel, the shoulder pad with Shining Gold and finished off the other details like the eye lenses and scrolls.

Pretty easy scheme but very effective. It is one of my favourites.


Sunday, 19 June 2016

Dapol Railway Buildings - 1/72 Scale - Finished

So here they are,the completed Dapol buildings.

I finished the models off with a drybrush and then some highlights and they came out really nicely.



Sunday, 12 June 2016

Dapol Railway Buildings - 1/72 Scale - WIP

I found this interesting kit in the railway section of models and thought I would try them out as terrain for my 1/72 scale WW2 games.

They are quite cheap and easy to put together, so bonus all around.

I primed them with Army Painter green then base coated them with various browns for the siding, green for the door and window trim and grey for the roofing.


 Next a heavy wash of a mix 60/40 brown /black.

Next to drybrush and clean up.

 Stay tuned,


Sunday, 5 June 2016

Pegasus German Army Trucks - Showcase


After finishing the models I took a few pictures against some terrain to show them off.



Sunday, 29 May 2016

Pegasus German Army Trucks - WIP

I have started to make some inroads into my Salute haul with the Pegasus German Truck kit.

This is a well made, easy to assemble, relatively cheap kit, with good detail and went together very well. The model actually can look like two different trucks the Germans used so that is a bonus in my eyes. I am going for the Mercedes pictured below.

I started with a black primer.

Then a base colour of Middlestone for the vehicles and Tallarn Sand for the canopies.

I then heavily washed the entire model with a 60/40 Brown black wash.

Next a drybrush of Middlestone for the vehicles and Tallarn Sand for the canopies.

The brown camouflage was a 50/50 mix of Middlestone and Chocolate Brown and a 70/30 Chocolate Brown and Middlestone mix for the center part of the camouflage. The green was a 50/50 mix of Reflective Green and Middlestone as a base then a 70/30 mix of Reflective Green and Middlestone for the center of the camouflage.
 Last a drybrush of Middlestone, followed by another drybrush of  Bone or Ivory. Next was to finish all the details like the tyres etc.

Next I will show it against some terrain to see how well it looks.



Sunday, 15 May 2016

Betrayal at Calth Combi Weapon Conversion

In the box set you only get the option of making one combi-weapon out of a choice of three. This made me think about how to utilize the other bits to make more combi-weapons.

As part of the sprue depending on what you use you are left with extra boltguns and this seems like the logical piece to use. As a reference the melta is the original piece a sit should be made.

I took the bits and cut them more or less in half and glued them under the boltgun to mirror the original and they fit pretty well with a bit of filing.

Will be adding them to a model soon, so keep a look out.


Sunday, 8 May 2016

Sons of Horus - Horus Heresy - Betrayal at Calth - Finished

All that was needed was to add washes and highlights and clean up any mistakes. The picture above shows the whole squad with the Lieutenant from a previous post.

These guys are finished and look pretty sweet. I loved the look of my Nightlords but I think these are even better.

This is the squad without the Lieutenant.

If I wasn't in a jam trying to decide which army to pursue, this is even worse.

Great place to be...might have to collect them all.