Monday, 2 May 2016

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

Once I saw how well my Sons of Horus Lieutenant came out I knew I had to complete the squad. The BaC legionaries are great models and this time I added a heavy-bolter and melta-gun to the squad.

I started off with a black primer followed by a base layer of the Lupercal Green paint, then a couple of coats of  Sons of Horus Green paint from Forge World.

Once this was all dry I started to paint in the details with Boltgun Metal for the torso straps, armour joints, backpack and grenades. A Dark Brown for the leather ammo pouches.

Next I need to add the washed for shading then some highlights to complete the models, happy with the way they are looking so far.

Stay tuned for the completed squad.


Saturday, 23 April 2016

Salute 2016

What a hectic few weeks for me, no hobby time but I did manage to get to Salute 2016 and it was brilliant as usual.

I wanted to concentrate on terrain this year and made an effort to see as much as possible and WOW! some of the game boards and products were just amazing.

Despite wanting to buy terrain I ended up with only a few bits of terrain accessories namely barrels, ladders and some 1/72 scale WW2  models that were pretty well priced.

One of the highlights was that I got to see a face (20mm) sculpting demonstration at the Warlord stand. I am determined to push my boundaries past greenstuff fur sculpting.

Here is a picture dump of some of the boards and models, I didn't manage to take pictures of everything I wanted to but there is always next year.


Space Marine

Napoleon Era

Dark Souls



Sunday, 3 April 2016

Armourfast M36 Jackson 1/72 scale - Finished


Finished off the tracks and other details and they are all done. I will revisit them when I get some crew sorted out but for now that is it.
This was again a very easy, nicely detailed set to put together, highly recommended.



Saturday, 26 March 2016

Armourfast M36 Jackson 1/72 scale - WIP


Armourfast make really easy kits to put together and this was not exception, it took about 10 minutes to build. The only gripe I have is that the kits do not have any tank crew or extras so you have to have a bits box to add those little additional bits that make all the difference.

The M36 tank destroyer, formally 90 mm Gun Motor Carriage, M36, was an American tank destroyer used during World War II. The M36 was essentially an up-gunned M10 tank destroyer, replacing the former's 3 inch (76.2mm) M7 gun with a powerful 90 mm gun.
The M36 first served in combat in Europe in September 1944, where it proved to be a match for any of the tanks being fielded by the Germans.

The 17 pounder, Self-Propelled, Achilles was a British variant of the American M10 tank destroyer armed with the powerful British Ordnance QF 17 pounder anti-tank gun in place of the standard 3" (76.2 mm) Gun M7. With a total of 1,100 M10s converted, the 17 pdr SP Achilles was the second most numerous armoured fighting vehicle to see service armed with the 17 pounder gun, behind the Sherman Firefly.

I plan to use this for my US and British armies as they look very similar with the exception of the gun barrel and turret but that is not an issue for me, for those of you who are true representational on the gaming board my apologies.

I managed to have a few bits in my box, some 15mm stuff as well, but no extra commanders so that will have to wait till later. 


 I primed the models in grey followed by a spray of Army Painter 'British Tank'.

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

I followed up with a dry brush with Russian Uniform, no pictures yet.

I need to finish off the details and take some nice pictures to show you guys.


Sunday, 13 March 2016

Night Lords - Horus Heresy - Betrayal at Calth - Finished

I managed to paint up all the details and also complete the bases to look like a red planet using weathering powder from Secret Weapon Miniatures as per my test model. I painted the lightning bolts sparingly onto the armour rather than cover every surface which I think works really well. The skulls I added to the leader also gives a nice touch and I have also used many bits to add detail to each model such as grenades, sidearms and the combat knives to the backpacks.

I must admit they came out  looking very nice indeed and needless to say my desire to produce a whole army is pretty strong right now.

To take pictures my wife volunteered and she did a great job, this is the rest of the unit.

I took a few more pictures on my mobile which are the ones below.

Hope you like them.