Saturday, 21 November 2015

Betrayal at Calth

So my lovely wife bought me the most wanted game of the year (arguably) for Xmas.

I naturally am a very lucky guy however this joy is somewhat tempered as I was only allowed to rummage around to see what was in the box and now it is sitting out of reach tauntingly, waiting for wrapping and placing under the tree next week.

All I have to tide me over the next month are these pictures hurriedly taken.

So now my task is to decide what to do with this amazing gift.

The previous post was a taster of a promising Nightlords Pre-Heresy Army. I want to paint the model with my wash/glazing technique which was used on my Knights of Blood Librarian model earlier to good effect.

However after gazing at the Cataphractii Terminators I see they would make a great fit as Sons of Horus (another army I love) Justaerin Terminators....decisions decisions. I did try a test model of the  First Company Marines which I am very happy with.

Then there is the posing of the Contemptor Dreadnought to mull over.

While I am doing all my agonizing, tell me what you guys are doing or want to do.


Friday, 13 November 2015

30k - Nightlords - Pre Heresy - Conversion

I have been more captivated by the Pre Heresy timeline than 40k for some time now and until just a few weeks ago, when the news on Betrayal at Calth broke, there was no plastic kit to build an army from in existence.

The picture below is what I am aiming for for a final product with the different backpack though. I really like the skull painted on the helmet and that was a definite detail to keep.

So I set about doing a conversion with an Assault on Black Reach marine. The conversion entailed a new head, chaos backpack with the chaos details removed and a partial greenstuff sculpt shoulder pad.

The shoulder pad was a bit fiddly, I used a skull then greenstuff sculpted wings on either side. Not perfect but once they are painted I hope they will look good.

Stay tuned to see the painted model.


Monday, 2 November 2015

Churchill Tank WW2 - Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 scale - Finished

Painted all the details and am very happy with the way the tanks turned out.

Will take some pictures against my terrain backdrop to show in a later post.

Let me know what you think.


Sunday, 18 October 2015

Churchill Tank WW2 - Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 scale - WIP

The Churchill tank was a heavy tank with good armour, better than the Tiger 1 but not quite a s good as the Tiger 2, a reasonable gun (75mm) in the later versions and a good suspension albeit relatively slow.

The PSC kit is easy to build comes with loads of options and has 2 models in the box.
I primed the models with Army Painter spray.

Then covered the models in a brown / black wash.

Drybrushed with Vallejo Russian Uniform and painted in all the details.

Now just the finishing touches.


Sunday, 11 October 2015

German Panther with Zimmerit WW2 - 1/72 Scale - Plastic Soldier Company - Finished

I finished painting all the tracks and details and photographed the models with my filed and bocage terrain pieces.

Very happy with the outcome.


Saturday, 3 October 2015

German Panther with Zimmerit WW2 - 1/72 Scale - Plastic Soldier Company - WIP

Who doesn't love German tanks! This kit from PSC is a good price, easy to assemble and you get two tanks in the box with all the extra bits you may want like a tank commander.

I primed the models with grey then base coated them with Middlestone.

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

I then drybrushed the models with Middlestone again.

I painted my camouflage in the same tried and tested method as all my other german models. The brown camouflage with 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.

I need to drybrush the armour again to bring out the detail then finish of the tracks and other bits.

stay tuned for the finished model.


Sunday, 27 September 2015

German Nebelwerfer WW2 - 1/72 scale - Italeri - Finished


Here is the finished model and I am happy with the way it turned out.

Let me know what you think.