Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Blood Angels Knights of Blood Bike Squad - Dark Vengeance - Finished

All that I had to do was add washed to the models and some highlights of the base colours where required. I did not want to spend too much time on these as they are already tricky to paint as rider and bike "joined at the hip" so to speak.

I will have to go over the shading on the red parts of the armour with black wash as the dark brown does not work well enough. Other than that I am happy with the results and will keep working on the rest of the Dark Vengeance set, namely the Librarian and Commander.

Here is the Squad Sergeant.

The first Biker.


 The second Biker.


As a Squad.


The final comment I have on these guys is about the quality of the pictures I took, my camera cant quite get  to grips with the colours and they do not show the different shades that are apparent to the naked eye. I did use Picasa to edit them which helped but not good enough.

Let me know what you think.


Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Blood Angels Knights of Blood Bike Squad - Dark Vengeance - WIP

I am tackling my next little project, turning the Dark Angels Bike Squad into Knights of Blood. Firstly building the models was easy as this is the GW philosophy with starter sets. However I did regret this later on! Cutting and shaving all the Dark Angels iconography off the bikes did result in damage to the models but it was acceptable.

As usual I went for a black primer, see above.


Then painted in all the base colours using my custom mix for the dark metal armour and Mephiston Red for the rest. This is where I regretted gluing the riders to the bikes. Painting the torsos proved difficult especially the Sergeants robes. The backpacks had to be painted separately also.

Next up to add the shading and the highlights so stay tuned.


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 Scale German Panzer IV - Finished

All that was left was to paint the tracks and other details.

Here are a few shots of the Tanks laying in wait for any unsuspecting enemy to break through the other side of the field.

The PSC models are really good in all departments, affordable, easy to put together and they have great detail. Looking forward to using them on the Battlefield.

Let me know what you think.


Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 Scale German Panzer IV - WIP


I started off with a primer which is grey, only because that is all I have at the moment.

The PSC kit is easy to assemble  and great value for money with 3 tanks in a box.

I like the Flames of War Tutorials and so have painted all my models in the camouflage as per the Open Fire video guide on their Official website.

Next layer was Valejo Middlestone.

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

Followed by a drybrush of Middlestone. The base 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.

The trick is to 'feather' the edges of the camouflage to help the next step of blending the camouflage into the tank with a drybrush of Middlestone, followed by another drybrush of Middlestone and Bone or Ivory.

To finish I will paint the track and details and that should be it.

Stay tuned.


Saturday, 28 February 2015

40k - Chaos Cultists - The Reborn - Dark Vengeance - Finished


I have applied all the washes and highlights were needed, sorry no in between stage pictures. I was too busy trying to get them finished.

I split the cultists into two groups led by the different maniacs..lol for the pictures, it shows them off better than if they were in one big bunch.

I am really happy with the way they turned out, all gritty and dirty but very evil.


Sunday, 15 February 2015

40k - Chaos Cultists - The Reborn - Dark Vengeance - WIP


More Dark Vengeance goodies, by the time I finish this set the new one will be out..lol

This time its the awesome Cultists!

I wanted my cultists to be from many different Imperial Guard Armies. That meant a variety of colours which in turn means it will be hard to make them fit in with the rest of my The Reborn Warband and at the same time make them look like they belong to the same unit themselves.

Black primer was applied first. I then painted all the base colours of the uniforms in reds, blues, greens, browns and greys. I alternated the colours so if one model has a blue trouser he could have a grey jacket and so on, this helped to keep the cohesion while still looking like they come from different armies.

I used the old corroded brass look on the guns to keep the link to The Reborn Warband and I hope once all the shading is done the colours will be muted, dirty and look like they fit together.

Stay tuned to see how they come out!


Sunday, 8 February 2015

Italeri 1/72 Scale WW2 German PAK 40 - Finished

I am happy to present the finished model. Above the model is lying in wait for that Sherman from 'Fury' to cross the bocage into the field and meet a grizzly end.

I used the same ground black pepper and oregano herb technique for the base as standard for my army. I also applied the 50/50 mix of brown and black wash and highlight or dry-brush where necessary to finish off the models.

Here are some pictures without the scenery.

Let me know what you think