Monday, 31 January 2011

Praetorian Guard CCS Lascannon Team

Finally got around to finishing this one! Which means I now have a complete CCS to pop on the table. Next on the praetorian table is to do another 10man squad and finish up the Ogryns and their banner...

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

OLS Converted Vermin Lord

I'm clearly not the only one whose been following the great tutorials Ron FTW has been posting up on Object Light Sourcing:
Obviously I wanted a go! Now being me I didn't decide to do any practice, no small eyes or sensible details to get the hang.. I decided to go and put it on my Vermin lord with both the sword blade and the skulls as glowing sources. They are inversely highlighted with the light smudges mainly belnded in with slightly different effects for the different textures the light fell on. I imagined an oval sphere around the sword to decide what the light touched and I tried to keep its influence even. I'd love some feedback and any tips for improvement! Heres what I've come up with so far:

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Empire Spearmen

I'll probably paint up another 10 guys to add to this regiment sometime, still for now here it is:

I'm Painting up the vermin Lord and working on some thunder hammer termies for my blood angels, plenty more to come folks!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Furry Vermin Lord

So I added some fur:

Here he is again with some paint on:

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Vermin Lord Daemon Prince

Page 40 of the Skaven army book has the Vermin Lord Bestiary entry, the picture is ominous and impressive. The metal model however is well... not. Not even a little. Plus i wanted an excuse to buy a new Daemon Prince model, they look sweet and have a few really nice bits on the sprue. Whack out a little green stuff and use all the horns I could find on the sprues:

Please do check out my futher posts on this guy:

Thursday, 13 January 2011

More Clanrats

Heres unit of 30 number two. I realize a rust effect should stem from the bottom and end in the sliver highlight 'chipping'. however i didnt think it looked as good, i figured skaven might not get to hit enough to chip their weapons rust off :P

I went a bit heavy with the thraka green on a couple of these chaps so i'll have to watch that in the future. I hope you like them, I had alot of fun painting them up, which surpised me as when approaching 50+ guys i tend to get a bit bored of the repetition. The new models GW has been pumping out over the last couple of years have been gobsmackingly good! Next week, empire spearmen.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Skaven now?

I like many others went out and bought island of blood, in fact, i bought two. This was perhaps silly as i collected neither army. Low and behold, now im collecting Skaven too, because having yet another army to paint up is a good idea right? Right!

So i was very fortunate to be offereed some more models by a friend hed had someone paint up to a basic standard (sorry i don't know the name or i'd give them a mention). Oh yeah and I've managed to paint them red again...
So I've been busy turning these from this:

To this:

I'm part way through my second regiment of 30 rats. I have to say painting models up from a mainly base coated stage is surprisingly enjoyable and very easy. Similarly with my empire models where I'm simply updating alot of my rank and file models and adding intereting characters to keep it fun. I'd definately recommend that plan alot of us had to crack out an older army and give it an update!