Sunday, 22 October 2017

"Rolling in hot!"

Finished the Avenger today.
Nice quick build and paint. Had planned to weather it further but decided i like the clean "start of campaign" look. Cockpit fit could have been better but wasn't alot i could do short of chopping it up to fix it.
 Hope you like it,
Cheers
Matt






Friday, 20 October 2017

Avenger air support WIP

Started working on another air support unit for my marines. The FW Imperial Navy Avenger. Love this model, very brutal looking. MY paint scheme inspiration is a ww2 Bf109 which i think will fit the air frame nicely.
Build was the usual when working with resin, lots of filling and sanding and at the end left still shaking ones head.
Moving ahead with the paint a mate reminded me of the black basing technique to try over my usual preshade. Black basing is Where you start from black and work up the colour and shadows with a patch layer first rather then starting with grey and adding shadows afterwards. Its supposed to give a more natural look to the paint. Im happy with how it has come out. Wasn't that much more work then normal if anything i found it a little easier.

Edit 22/10 : Rather then make a new post ive added the upadated pictures of work i did this morning.

More to come later.
Cheers
Matt











Friday, 29 September 2017

Fire Raptor WIP

Fire Raptor has been built and paint is underway. About mid way through the build i gave up on getting it perfect. Hoping the paint can hide its imperfections.
All of the Airbrush work is complete and now its onto fine brush work and weathering. Im rather happy with how its coming along.

Cheers
Matt







Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Fire Raptor build

G'day!
Been lazy last week or so since airbrushing all that glorious yellow. Its ok though im not gonna force myself to paint and burn out. I've accepted my mojo ebbs and flows and its ok. This week a most glorious object arrived in the mail! For as long long time i have wanted a Fire Raptor gunship and now i finally have one.

So i have read online that these are an absolute SOB to build and so far i tend to agree. Its taken alot of filling, sanding and swearing to get it this far. Its still no perfect but it will do. Since taking these pictures ive primed it ready for some more sanding and buffing. I feel like now the main body is done it will be pretty smooth sailing here out.

Stay tuned, much love.
Matt




Friday, 15 September 2017

Scythes of the Emperor

Greetings.
Quick update of what ive been doing. Still havent based the night, trying to figure out what im going to do with it. Have assembled and painted my first squad of primaris marines. Chose Scythes of the Emperors as my chapter. They will have some Custodes and assassin allies.

First up is the 3rd Squad 3rd Company. The 2nd Company wear the Templar cross battle honour on their right knee in recognition of service exterminating a Tyranid incursion on a Black Templar recruiting world.
The Scythes of the Emperor are the foremost experts on warfare against the Tyranid threat and are often called upon by other Space Marine chapters to lent their hard-fought expertise.

Cheers
Matt







Sunday, 27 August 2017

More Imperial Knight WIP

Hello.... again...

Double post today im sorry. Smashed on with the knight. Had some problems with the maskol which ruined the paint a bit so its looking a bit rougher than id hoped. Lesson learnt, Next time ill paint the trim by hand. Also stuffed up the shoulder pads, they were supposed to be alternate to each other.
Otherwise im fairly happy with how it came out, its the most hobby ive done in a long while and i did enjoy it so.

Cheers
Matt





Saturday, 26 August 2017

Imperial Knight WIP

Hello hello
Got an early fathersday pressie this week and wasted no time in cracking on with it.
Blew the dust off my airbrush setup( yes its been that long) and made a good start of the beast.

Now ive always laughed at the absurd price of this kit but after building it im a convert. For such a large multi part kit it was an absolute joy, with minimal flash or mould lines. As a veteran of large scale model kits i can say hands down one of the best plastic kits ive built, it rivals even Mengs greatness!!!

Thats all for now. Stay tuned.

Cheers
Matt