Thursday, 11 May 2017

More Mordor

Sunlight's still shitty outside so not much point doing a full army shot. Finished these 5 up today to add to the growing hordes. Always wanted to paint these figures and they were good fun. Another 5 infantry, one extra Nazgul and a few trolls to be done but I may leave the larger figures for some other time.

Not much painting time left before I go back to work unfortunately so my progress will definitely slow a little. I'll be knocking over the Covenant Wraith tanks I showed a WIP of last time next. 

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Bits and Bobs

Been fairly busy painting lately, I've finished the majority of a Mordor army for Lord of the Rings SBG and here is just a taste of what I finished today, hoping to get some photos of the others tomorrow if it isn't too cloudy

Witch King of Angmar

These have been in the works for a while, managed to get them airbrushed last week and now the time consuming part is doing all the detailing. Tons of metallic grey panelling highlights, drivers to be painted and then the blue glow on the weapons and thruster areas for the tanks. After that a gloss varnish coat and a pin wash with some black oil paint before finishing them off with some matt varnish. Hoping to get stuck into these properly once I finish off a unit of Mordor Uruk Hai this week (ideally)

Stay tuned for some photos of my Mordor gear this week with any luck

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Halo Ground Command

Halo has been a love affair of mine since the games came out when I was in school so once I saw the new game out by Spartan Games I knew I was sold. These guys are 2 units of Covenant grunts led by an Elite Minor which form some core units for their side. I've only shown off two but I have six nearly finished plus stacks of others so expect more updates in the next few weeks

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

I'm back

Apoglogies for the long drought on the blogging front. I've had trouble connecting my phone to my computer and that really put me off going through the uploading process for quite a while. However I'm back now and armed with Google Drive (although it did make half the photos I had disappear) so expect my posts to be a bit more frequent than once every 7 months now

Something a little different this time, a unit of 12 Black Guard of Barad-dur from the Lord of the Rings series. Mounted up on resin bases and painted with some fairly dark colours apart from the reds. I tried to get the cloaks a different colour to the shield blacks, they have a green mixed through and blended up with the dark greys.

Let me know if you like them I can always get more photos of the others, next time I should have some of my other offerings in the form of some Halo Ground Command units to show off.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Toys update

Found some time this arvo to get these photos up as promised. I'm pushing through the piles of figures with 8 of the Knight Models Batman figures finished and more on the way.

Here is the Titan in all his metal weighty glory. The skin was all drybrushed to save time but I think it probably worked out better than trying to paint the skin by hand.

I found it hard to get the flag to show up properly on camera (seem to have that issue with all light highlights really)

And kicking off the Joker's clown buddies are these 4 lads. I really like these figures, so much character and really nicely sculpted

This guy is definitely my favourite and I've put a little extra effort into him with the hoodie insignia and the tattoos on the arms.

Unfortunately the group shot was a little blurry when I pulled it up on the computer but it will have to do for now.

Next up the Blackgate Prisoners. Some good fun to be had messing around with different effects. It was the first time I'd painted any dark skin and I think it turned out ok.

I noticed this guy hadn't been given his last highlight just after I took the photos so that's since been fixed.

Thanks for looking and more to come in a few weeks when I get around to putting it all up!

Saturday, 23 July 2016

New toys, old toys and someone else's toys

I really thought it was time to get back into the swing of this and try and get some more frequent blog updates. I've been busy painting stacks of samurai and to say I'm over them is a bit of an understatement. I reckon I must've painted over a hundred samurai in the last few years but there are still more to go.

I didn't end up taking any photos of them in the end because I moved them along to their new owner as soon as they were done. Suffice to say they were quite a bit nicer than my original samurai (that you can see in some previous posts). All up there were 30 of them and I also painted some sort of Samurai Demon figure which was a bit of an odd one. 

It hasn't been all samurai lately though, I recently picked up a substantial Mirkwood Amoured Elves army from the Hobbit range by GW (didn't pay aussie prices of course) and I'm working on getting some of them up to scratch. The finecast can be a pain, with quite a bit of clean up work to do and there will be a few little air bubbles (not too many) and some detail to rework in greenstuff but it's definately do-able.

I'm holding out for some sweet dark foresty bases from a guy in the UK who is currently moulding them but they are at least a few months away so don't expect to see too much paint on these anytime soon. Still I thought I might be able to start a game or two even though they're unpainted.

Next up is some shield replicating I've done with some Blue stuff (like a re-usable insta-mold). Never have enough shields in their packs to cover everyone plus now I need extras for the cav so I use a 50-50 mix of milliput and greenstuff to get good sculpting qualities and acceptable hardness. I've got a few moulds on the go so I'll see which one comes out nicest and crank them out from there.

Someone else's toys now, a whole bunch of figures from Knight Models in their Batman range. Lovely stuff and looking forward to putting some paint down on these once I finish the greenstuffing.

Finally a Skorne Titan Gladiator. A real bitch to put together because of the weight of the parts. I'll be going for some light blue-grey skin and looking to do a black armour gold trim combo but I will have to wait and see how that turns out. If I can remember I'll try to get some WIP shots on the way.

That's all for now bit of a long post but so be it. Thanks for looking and hopefully I'll be back with more to show soon!