Archive for February, 2013

Skaven Warlord

Just a quick up date to show off the Skaven warlord model I am currently working on. The model is taken from the Island of Blood set. I’ve opted for a classic Skaven colour scheme of red armour and black fur. More details on the painting process once he’s finished.

All the best,

Andy.

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Deathwing

I’ve finished Squad Barachiel from Dark Vengeance. For more information on the painting process see this post.

Warriors of Chaos army

Over time most of us will accumulate far more models than we will ever get around to painting. We often buy loads of minis in the first fit of excitement at the prospect of a new army and, when enthusiasm for the project runs out, the models sit in a box gathering dust. For this reason I have decided to have a bit of a clear out and sell off some models I know I will never get around to painting or gaming with.

For sale is the Warriors of Chaos army pictured above along with a couple other bits (including a Forge World Plague Toad). You can check out my auctions here.

Update

This item has been relisted. The buyer who purchased the army was clearly a time waster and did not pay and I received no communication from them.

The auction will now end on 20 March. You can see the auction here.

-Andy.

Ravenwing 1

I have finished the first model of my Ravenwing squad. As with my Deathwing terminators, I took special care with the Ravenwing to make sure that they are consistent with the rest of the army. Details such as the gold, eye lenses, scroll work and purity seals are painted the same way as on all of my other Dark Angels and the gun casings are painted in green to tie in with the tactical marines. In addition to this, the ‘feathers’ on the back of the bike are painted using the same palette as on the Deathwing armour.

Ravenwing 2

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I only have two more bikers and Master Balthazar to paint and I have finished the Dark Angels army from Dark Vengeance. Here is a shot of my little army all together (click for a bigger image):

Dark Angel Army

All the best,

Andy.

Pre-heresy Death Guard

This model was created for an online hobby challenge on Twitter called #BitsBoxChallenge organised by Andy Tunley (@atunley). The challenge, as its name suggests, was to create a model using only those parts found in your bits box. My idea was to create my version of a pre-Heresy Death Guard marine in the modified mkIII Iron Armour that they are famed for. The inspiration for this came from an illustration in one of the fantastic ‘Index Astartes’ articles in an old issue of White Dwarf.

The inspiration.

The inspiration.

I used a spare Forge World Death Guard torso which I had left over from doing my Chaos marines as the basis for the conversion. The chest plate had to be cut away and replaced with a suitably Heresy-era looking chest plate taken from the Tactical Squad set. I then had to sculpt the neck area in green stuff. The plastic arms are also from this set as is the studded shoulder pad. At first I was uncertain over which shoulder pad to use. I was toying with the idea of using one from the Chaos Space Marine set as it matched the look of Forge World’s Iron Armour more closely. However, in the end I decided to go with the ‘rule of cool’  and use the studded pad instead which looks much better.

Pre-Heresy Death Guard

The bolt pistol and backpack are ones that I have had in my bits box for a very long time and come from the previous Space Marine range (before the release of the current line of multi-part plastics). The legs are from an old metal veteran model which was sawed in half. The gaps were filled with green stuff and parchments and grenades from the Space Marine set were used to cover the join.

What started out as an idea for a simple kit bash became one of the most ambitious conversions I’ve attempted to date (I usually just build stuff straight out of the box). There was a lot more sawing, filing and sculpting than I anticipated. I really enjoyed this little project and hope to get him painted up soon. The next #BitsBoxChallenge is scheduled for 6th May so check out the hash tag and get rummaging through your bits box!

In other news, I have made some more progress on my Dark Angels army and I hope to share this with you soon.

All the best,

Andy.