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





Friday, 11 August 2017

Deathguard

Greetings!
Long time no post right?
Been deep in recluse mode and havent touched a paint brush in many moons.
Trying to self motivate with the new ed of 40k.
Anyhow here is my first painted mini. Copied the scheme from white dwarf. My iron warrior plague marine.

Cheers
Matt


Thursday, 27 April 2017

Command lance

Greetings.
No painting today, pinched a nerve in my neck and the hockeys on.
Instead i recieved a care package from the mail man.
Inside was this most glorious command lance! Cyclops for the commanders mech, a Maruader, Black Knight and Archer.
Cant wait to get paint on these bad boys

Cheers
Matt

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

MWO Quickdraw

Just a quick post.
Finished a Quickdraw today instead of the griffin. Rather pleased once again with how they are turning out.

Cheers
Matt




Tuesday, 25 April 2017

MWO Enforcer

Hey,
Finished and Enforcer today. Funny thing is i just had 2 weeks of unlimited painting time and i did nothing. In a bit of a slump but trying to break out. Anyways i give you my Enforcer, my favorite mech i run in Mechwarrior online. Fast and packs a hefty wallop. Will probably end up buying more of them. Up next griffin maybe?

Cheers
Matt




Monday, 17 April 2017

Battle Lance complete!

Welcome again,
Hope everyone had a good Easter! Finished off a Battlemaster today which completes the first lance of my Davion Company. Thinking i might be doing Heavy Guards now instead of 1st Guards, Only change will be the unit decal and my piece of mind. Speaking of decals still waiting.... but what can you do?
Next up will be a Striker lance of faster medium mechs.

Cheers
Matt




Monday, 3 April 2017

Rifleman

Hello,
Another quick update. Knocked out a Rifleman today. Think it came out alright, hoping decals will give it that something more.
Taking a pause from Battletech painting and going to paint up 3 Russian Arty batteries for Blucher next.

Cheers
Matt