Friday, 29 December 2017

For Sotha!!!!!!

Sat down and smashes out the remaining figures for my Primaris Scythes of the Emperor force.
Pretty happy with how all these came out, the Edge highlighting is a little messy but from afar you can hardly tell. The fire Raptor will require some more work but yeah calling the force pretty much complete.


Thursday, 28 December 2017

Farewell 2017


Thought id do a last post of 2017 and round up what was overall a rather shitty year for me.
Where to begin?
Well my health took a rather big dive this year, The 7 years of living a sedentary life style have caught up. High blood pressure, over weight, depression and anxiety all crashed down on me this year and led to me living a recluse lifestyle. Pretty much shut myself off or turned away all my friends and acquaintances which only further deepened my seclusion from the world. No ones fault really but my own. Burnt those bridges gotta live with it now.

Now all bad thought, got some help ,joined a gym and took the first steps along the path to a new career. Excited to see how it pans out.

In the midst of my mania i sold off all my ongoing projects, shame as they were shaping up well. After a period i took up painting again, although at a much slower pace. 40k has scratched my artistic itch for a while.

Looking ahead to next year, no pressure. First and foremost have to smash out my study. First steps along this path invigorated me and i am much looking forward to it. Hitting the gym, chose a group fitness gym so i can get fit while at the same time getting used to human company again. Strange thing being a social creature but at the act of socializing brings me very low. Small steps.
Hobbying i will keep on plodding along. I have some Primaris marines im so close to finishing, a very large tyranid force to paint, Mechwarrior miniatures to compete and i do believe i will pick up some Hail Caesar in the near future.

So, sorry for the gloomy post but hopefully this time next year i can look back, laugh and be pleased with the positive changes.

If your reading this thankyou and i wish you and yours all the best for 2018.

 Sorely miss my 18mm Russians
 6mm Mechwarrior online miniatures
 40k Knight
 Some of my latest work. Hellblaster marines
The Big E!!!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Emperor of Mankind

Something a little different today. Finished my stand in for Guilliman. Will use this guy on the table with girlymans rules, i dont play many games so it will be few and far between but i thought it would be cool for the old Big E to take to the field surrounded my Custodes.
Tried Marbling for the first time, general consesus is its shit house, TBH i was chuffed with it when i first finished. Oh well can only improve.


The Emperor

Friday, 10 November 2017

Sons of Sotha

Been a bit lazy on the hobby front lately. But last 3 days have smashed out some more primaris units. Pretty happy with the plasma glow on the Hellblaster unit if i should say so myself.


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,

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.

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.


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Fire Raptor build

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.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Scythes of the Emperor

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.


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.