Tuesday, 31 March 2020

2 More Castigators

Finally got these started, I had intended to have had them done over the weekend but ended up doing the second Grave yard. While I had been looking for the purple for those black roses I came across the aveland sunset, which I thought would be worth a try on the robes of the Stormcast to give a better blend between the tau ocher and flash git yellow, which I think has worked really well.

Monday, 30 March 2020

Commission Peice

Polished off the 2nd lot of Sigmarite graves for a Co worker, definitely going back to the first lot and reworking them now I can see these.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Second Grave Yard

Saturday morning I showed one of my coworkers the Sigmarite Graveyard I'd painted up, she was impressed and asked if I could do one for her. I was lucky that the local shop had a second copy in stock, and picked it up. Assembly and base coat was nice and easy, once the base coat was dry I started with the green stuff, giving it the same algae look I'd used on some of the Nurgle Dreads last year. I timed out as it was only an 11 hour shift last night, so only thing done after that was the camoshade wash, which went over all the tombs. I asked what colour rose she'd like and was told black so I've added a purple and a pink to hight light the petals for tonight, and I've never used the pink paint to date.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

The ISS, Venus and The Moon

I like to star and cloud gaze sometimes this week Venus has been really bright, and in line with the moon, I'd seen a post on Facebook that the ISS was going to be visible twice in the evening, I missed it the first time, but managed to get a nice shot of all #Venus, the #Moon and the #ISS, I'd switched night mode on, and you can even make out #Aldebrann in the photo, between the Station and Venus. I had hoped to try and get a second photo in front of Orion but I lost sight of it just after I got this photo.
Without night mode

Grave Yard

The past 2 nights I've painted this week's Mortal Realms first scenery sprues, looking at them it's going to make a nice scenery piece for Voldemort. It took 2 nights because I'd taken the camo shade out of the box, and I had wanted to make it look like there'd been a period of neglect and a layer of algae had grown on the roofs of the tombs. On a technical note, I activated the night mode on this camera for these.

Friday, 27 March 2020

The 2021 Armies on Parade Plan

For Bat Man, thought it better to do a post rather than reply to your comment.
The plan is for the Imperial side of the Battle for Gate IX, the long range dreads are more or less organised with 8 in total, I've got a Deredo that I'm going to repaint the chapter badge as a Black Dragon, I have 3 of the Space Crusade long legged dreads that I'll re paint for Angels of Absolution and Brother Damos himself who has Las cannons and missile launchers, I've got a Dread in mind for that one, which leaves 4, I have 2 pairs of auto cannons and I killed a metal Dreadnought missile launcher to give me a mortis mount, I'm planning to repaint 3 of this years dreads for those guns, which leaves me 1 to equip and about 18 months to source something, I do have a vulkite Contemptor I could use at the back. Of the 9 short range/ close combat dreads, I have 2 Blood Angel dreads in the box already, with a beautiful mk4 forge world to move from this years project, there is also a Salamander and Space Wolf Dreadnought that I'm bringing over, and with Brother Wayland and his multi melta takes that up to 6 sorted, with 5 done already. So it's just a case of finding the Chapter colours of some of the ones involved and getting them arranged into a decent display.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Bits Built, Plans, Bases.

Sat with my down loaded list of the 3rd War For Armageddon and planning the 2021 board. The list has 24 chapters, and there are 2 named Dreadnoughts, Brother Damos of the Angels of Porphyr and Brother Wayland of the Omega Marines. I have 2 Blood Angel dreads painted in this box, with the mk4 and the Salamander from this years Armies on Parade board, being planned to swop straight over, which gives me a start on 4 dreads, just 14 more to do.
I sorted out my build plan for this years Primaris Demi Company, just the Master Lazarus to build now. Yesterday I did the bases for the Inceptors and the Stormcast Eternals.
The grey Primaris make it up to 30 Intercessors.
Lastly this week's Mortal Realms sprues have had a prime and a black spray.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Corvid 19 Update From GW Lock down Day 1

Hi Everyone, Seems it’s finally time to stay at home and tackle that pile of sprue you’ve been stashing under the bed and finish that half-painted unit that’s been languishing on your desk. The safety and wellbeing of all our customers and staff are paramount to everyone here at Games Workshop. In response to the developing global situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19, and following the advice and instruction from both the government here in the UK and throughout the world – we are closing Games Workshop sites around the globe. This means that all our Warhammer and Games Workshop stores will be shut from the 24th March until an initial date of the 14th April. We’ll also be closing our factory and distribution centres – so our online stores (Games Workshop, Forge World and Black Library) won’t be selling or shipping any physical products during this period either. If you’ve recently placed an order and are waiting for it to arrive, please give us 48 hours to contact you. If you've still got questions after that, then please drop our Customer Service team a line via email, they’ll be valiantly working from home to ensure you’re supported over this period. Now, more than ever, the wonderful spirit of friendship and cooperation that binds Warhammer hobbyists around the world is needed. With that in mind, the Warhammer Community and Warhammer TV teams are bunkered down in their hobby rooms at home ready to update warhammer-community.com with fun Warhammer news, articles and content each and every day. And, of course, you’ll also still be able to keep yourself entertained with some cracking ebooks and audio dramas from Black Library’s digital offering. Most importantly, everyone stay safe – be supportive to the people around you, and keep your mind and body happy and healthy. When this all blows over, we’ll get back to throwing dice together soon enough! Sincerely, Signature Andy Smillie Global Head of Warhammer Community Team Tuesday 24th March 2020 Stay Safe.

Thursday, 19 March 2020

With the discovery of the 20th and last Primarch, the Emperor instigated the recruitment fleet, to test citizens of Imperial worlds to see if they could become an Astartes. Every world visited instigated a similar academy system that had lead to the huge surge in numbers of Ultramarines. It is not recorded how successful this endeavour was, and the fleet was disbanded when the Luna Wolf contingent returned to their Legion after the War Master was injured.
And that's the 2020 Armies on Parade board finished, it'll most likely need some repairs closer to the day, if we get a day.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Blue Days

Over the last 2 nights I've been focused on blues.
Firstly the other night I started the long stalled Night Lords Dreadnought I watched the how to paint heresy era Night Lords again, just to double check that I was doing a half decent job. The thinking is the recruitment fleet would want the least intimidating looking Company. Still not 100% if I want the axes or not.
Tonight I focused firstly on the Ultramarine officer. With this one finished, the Recruitment Fleet is finished.
And lastly, the Wild West Exodus Legendary Lincoln, this was for a change of company, something a little different. I am tempted to get the Dixie snipers to use as an alternative Eliminators.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

News, Expected But Not Good March 2020

Just been on the GW page, and thought it best to link to the site, I know I'm only a a very small blogger in this community but ever little bit helps.
Warhammer Events Cancelled

Gold Day

I made a start on these Sunday night, finishing off the Sister, apart from the patches in her arm pits which I only noticed in the photo. Tonight I pushed ahead with the Custodian and my opinion of gold on a mini has not improved, I know its personal but I'm just not a fan of the golden armour. I think I've done a good job on it, there are a couple of spots that I noticed on the photo, the laurel wreath on the stomach, that I can't see and the spot on the head which I sorted. Zzz

Sunday, 15 March 2020

The Green Day

Okay, mostly green, with an orange snake and some Terminators built.
I started the night giving Nagini, Voldemort and the Salamander a base coat of Ushabati bone, while that was drying I messed around with the arms for the Night Lords Terminator and put together the Ultramarine terminator. Nagini had a layer of tau ocher, then a reikland flesh wash, then a light brush of Troll slayer orange and then a fire dragon orange along the back, the belly got a brush of ushabati bone again, while the mouth had a splash of mephiston red and the teeth and eyes got a touch of pallid wit h flesh.
Tom Riddell had a layer of dark angel green, as did the salamander, then it got a wash of camoshade. Once dry it go a highlight of dark angel green again, before getting some warp stone green, then an edge high light of moot green. The skin tone was give a coat of palid witch flesh.
Lastly the salamander was finished, it also got a coat of Warp stone green and then Moot green, I added some flames and a freehand skull to the right should pad. I'll get a photo of this one with the dread before bed time, and post it tonight when I get the Talons of the Emperor box finished.

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Pair 14 and 15

After leaving my glasses at home yesterday and only being able to get the generalised bits done, I was able to get the details done today on all 3 of the white minus.
I started off with White Scar first, and even went and had a crack at some free hand designs on it.
I then moved onto the Luna Wolves officer giving it plenty of gold and then adding the black.
Before getting the Luna Wolves Dreadnought finished off. I just need to touch up the cannon, but my lunch is nearly ready now and I'm calling it lunch time, will finish that off before I pack it up.