Friday, 29 June 2012

Back to the stables

After watching The War Horse last night (thought it was pretty boring by the way, but apparently I missed the good bit) I was inspired to finish up the horse for the last dragon prince. Enjoy.

The End is Nigh!

Well it is for this unit at least, I only have to finish up the standard bearer which I should do this weekend, I'm just waiting on some super glue. My motivation for painting these guys has noticabley dropped in the last few days, if I add any more to the unit it won't be for a while I think.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

W.I.P. and Eldar List Building

So this is actually my painting station as it stood on sunday, I've now actually finished the horse and rider so I'll post finished pictures of that tomorrow not much to say besides that but the unit is nearly done only the standard bearer to go now.

After reading an interesting article on 3++ I was inspired to write up an army list to use with my grwoing eldar force instead of showing some pictures of a hlaf finished face (halbarad). Essentially the article was explaining the benefits of using very simmilar lists initially to help you identify trends and useful units in the new addition. Now the article didnt apply to me completley as im only planninng to play in a non competitive envviroment but I would still value any imput especially if you think theres any areas of the game the army will really struggle with.

Farseer                                                 95
Doom, runes of warding

8 fire dragons                                      258
Exarch with fire pike, wave serpant with twinlinked shruiken cannons, underslung shruiken cannon

8 fire dragons                                       250
Exarch, wave serpant with twinlinked shruiken cannons, underslung shruiken cannon

10 Dire Avengers                                 287
Exarch with 2 catapults, bladestorm, wave serpant with twinlinked bright lance, underlsung shruiken cannon

6 Dire avengers                                     72

 6 Guardina Jetbikes                            152
2 shruiken cannons

5 Rangers                                              95

Falcon                                                      180
Bright lance, holo fields

2 Warwalkers                                          110
2 Shruiken cannons, 2 eldar missile launchers

Total 1499

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Another Dragon Prince

Got a lot done this weekend, obviously finishing another dragon prince but also got started on the second last horse and this years golden daemon project. Instead of one big post I thought I'd show you the two WIP models on Tuesday. Anyway not much to say about the dragon prince you would have seen it all in earlier posts, but I hope you like it. In other news, my parents kindly gave me a new pinning set as I had lost the drill bits from the other and have been complaining about it for a couple of weeks, who would've thought you could be excited about pinning.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Completed Drakemaster

So after a solid afternoon of painting I was able to get back to my last project, dropped halfway through to start painting the archers. Initially I was rather nervous as I honestly couldn't remember how i painted the red armour but I seem to have got if not the exact same pretty similar. Hope you like it!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Winter guard tutorial

 With the recent restructuring of the site (getting rid of redundant features) this tutorial disappeared so I decided to repost it now Yay!


    Base coat with Denheb Stone
    Wash wiht Devlan Mud
    Layer Denheb Stone
    Edge high light with a mix 2:1 Mix of Denheb Stone and Skull White

About halfway through the process

 2. Armour

    Base coat with Fenris Grey
    Line the recesses with a 2:1 mix of Chaos Black and Fenris Grey, watered down
    Edge highlight with a 1:1 mix of Fenris Grey and Skull White

3. Skin

    Base coat with Tallarn Flesh
    Wahs heavily with Ogryn Flesh
    Glaze with Liche Purple
    Highlight with Dwarf Flesh
    Highlight with a 1:1 mix of Dwarf Flesh and Elf Flesh
    Sparingly highlight with Elf Flesh

Finished model front

finished model back

Monday, 11 June 2012

Finally finished (Archer Showcase)

With the help of a long weekend I've finally managed to finish the unit of archers, it only took me about 8 weeks. I really enjoyed painting the banner bearer using a similar process to on the the razorback a painted a while back. I adapted some images form the army book and I think the elements combine really well to make a great centrepiece for the unit. I also cleaned up little things on the unit like missing eyes and other details, hope you like them!

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Nearly There

Just a quick post to show what I've been working on this weekend, and that's not much. I finished the unit champion and got started on the standard bearer. After taking the pictures though I noticed a few areas I missed but by the time you've read this they'll have been fixed up (namely a bit of colour run and lack of purple line on his robes.) I'm nearly finished the unit, in fact with the long weekend next weekend they should be finished within the week. So far I've really enjoyed painting this unit, initially I had concerns that they were too plain and were going to look boring, out of character and most importantly be boring to paint. But on with the pictures!