Thursday, 22 June 2017

Painting Primaris Marines - Mark II Paint Scheme

Hey'all,


Thanks to everyone who gave feedback yesterday on the orange and blue Primaris paint scheme. I am very appreciative of the help to improve my schemes (bit evil sounding there) and techniques :) With that in mind I present to you Mark II of the paint scheme! I am still lacking marking for squad, rank and chapter as well as battle damage but that will all come soon enough!







Damn the cat hair that wheedled its way into the last few pictures! Our cat has thick hair and is shedding currently, the cute furry little bugger!

Peace out,

Rob

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Primaris Marines in 8th Edition - A Fresh Start

Hello all you fine folk :)


Point the first - I have a month of comments to reply too (again!), as usual I am very sorry for my profligate approach to replying, it has becoming something of a personal bugbear of mine that I am struggling to address. Mostly because I appreciate every single comment I ever get, I read them all and I wish I was more timely in my responses! I am setting aside time over the coming days to answer them all!

Point the second - This paint scheme on the Primaris pictured is not my finalised scheme! Please give feedback freely on colour choices and style :)! My motivation for trying something bright was in order to have a look at different painting techniques that were somewhat cleaner; this was intended to make me a better painter as I wouldn't be hiding behind darkness and damage so much. 

Point the third - The reeaaal motivation behind this is the standard of painting that I saw at Warhammer Fest in the Golden Demon. I don't necessarily think that I have to master layering and blending in order to win something beyond a pin, BUT I do think that not relying on something I'm comfortable with will make me a better painter and give me more strings to my bow to achieve the effects I desire on a miniature and help push up my chances in such a high standard environment. 

All that said, here's lots of pictures! 











I've already had a suggestion to swap the blue for a grey, which definitely works in my head at least, so something I may be trying! Others things to bear in mind is this was my first time attempting layering and blending without using a battered dry brush so be gentle ;)

Peace out,

Rob

Monday, 19 June 2017

Completed Deathwing Army Ready for 8th!

Hey all,


Today I will finally show you the finished Deathwing army that I have had for a while now. I was just needing to do some basing and they were complete, but it ended up getting put down the priorities list for some time! However they are all ready to rumble now in 8th Edition, and I can firmly say I never want to paint this damn scheme again!

That said I may feel the same way with the Ravenwing when I am done with them...
























Full speed ahead (ahahha) with the Ravenwing now! I have been undercoating the sprues with a mind to doing a lot of the basic layers on the sprues. I wouldn't normally do this, but with so much to build and paint the same colour, I think it might save me a lot of time in the long run. 

Tally ho!

Peace out,

Rob

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

8th Edition Deathguard - Poxwalkers and DONE!

Good morrow,


Today I've got the final section of the Deathguard half of the Dark Millennium Starter box that is available of the shelves this Saturday - The Poxwalkers. If you want to check out the other parts of the set then you can click HERE for the Deathguard marines and HERE for the HQ choices and Plague Drone. You can also see them in plastic grey by clicking HERE.

The Poxwalkers are a marked step up in the humanisation of plague zombies that have been seen in the past. Previously you would have had to convert Imperial Guard miniatures or use Fantasy zombies for this role. Now, you have a smorgasbord of miniatures filled with personality of when the bearers were infected with the pox; ranging from mining overalls, to lab suits, to hazmat suits and oxygen canisters. 

I left these to paint till last as I was quite put off by the sheer diversity of colours required and the prevalence of bare flesh. Flesh painting is traditionally something I steer well clear of, but as it turns out, these were by far the easiest to paint of the lot! Despite there being 20 of them in total they took around 5 hours to finish up which was very satisfying as I was dreading another late finish after a full Friday evening and all Saturday day/night of painting. 

As the 20 miniatures are duplicates of 10 unique sculpts, I've only taken pictures of each unique sculpt for you to look over :)




















So there you have the whole box set of Deathguard! They were a pleasure to paint, but that said I have to paint this batch another 3 times at least for a variety of people... Should keep me quite busy! Coming up soon as well should be pictures of the completed Deathwing force and progress being made on the Ravenwing. Tally ho!

Peace out,

Rob