Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Escalation Nurgle Bile Trolls Complete (chaos spawn counts as)

Here are my finished Nurgle Bile Trolls which will be used as chaos spawn.  They're mounted on 60 mm bases so they're quite huge.  Think dreadnought sized.  They're based coated with a catachan green and then highlighted with shadow grey and space wolf grey.  Drybrushing of rotting flesh was added to give different hues.  The rust was accomplished with bestial brown, snakebite leather and an orange with a wash.  I also added various spots with nurgle's rot which is cool stuff.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Escalation Nurgle Bile Trolls WIP 2

More progress on my chaos spawn.  I've added some wash, drybrushed with spacewolf grey, rotting flesh and dhenab stone to give it some tones.  This is the first time I've tried out Nurgle's Rot and it's neat stuff.  It's a translucant paint.  You can see it on the edge of the rusted sword blade.  This was two light coats.  It gives it a sickly green tinge.  If you put too much on, it's a very bright green and I feel ruins the effect.  I've added this in various spots on these models to look like an infection in the wounds or puss coming from sores.  I'm even going back on some older models to spruce up the sickly areas.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Escalation Nurgle Bile Trolls (Chaos Spawn) WIP

Here's an initial shot of the chaos spawn I'm working on.  One of these will be added to my 200 point list for Game 1 of my escalation project.  They're made from Forge World Bile Trolls and are on 60mm bases which makes them larger than normal chaos spawn but the models are awesome and I couldn't resist using them in game.  I figure the large size is befitting toughness six anyway :)

Saturday, 5 July 2014

[Star Wars X-Wing] TIE Fighter Paint Job

I've been playing so much x-wing lately and while sitting around today I was struck with the desire to paint one of my TIE fighters to differentiate it from academy TIEs.  I adhered a quarter with stick-tac to the side and this let me ensure the circle was round.  I used a light cream colour and then washed it with black wash.  I will confess I only painted one side though.  Here's the handy tutorial I followed.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

[Emerald Fists] Contemptor Dreadnought Done

Here's my finished comtemptor dreadnought.  Even with the paint chipping there were some excessively large areas that I felt needed more detail so I added some script work to the knee pad, the legs and shoulders.  Not much to say about it.  The model is really nice, it has so much ability to be posed; as the ankle, knee and hips are all jointed in addition to the waste head shoulders and elbows.  It does make it difficult to put together at first so use some putty and pins.  On to pictures!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Emerald Fists Contemptor Dreadnought WIP

Here's more progress on my 'wave 3'.  I've added a bunch of etch to this model and magnetized the arms and missile launcher.  I tried to make him appear to be striding up onto the rock as I wanted it to appear natural whether equiped with a fist or in a mortis pattern.   After adding a magnet to the top of the model I greenstuffed it smooth so that it would look alright even when the missile launcher was removed.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Escalation - Zombies Done

Here's the mantic zombies and their sergeant (Nurgle Preacher) now that they're based and finished.  Now to find somewhere to store all of these. . .

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Escalation - Mantic Zombie Horde WIP

Game 1 requires zombies and lots of them.  I bought these one or two years ago and they sat in a box.  As far as the kit goes it came with 27 sets of legs.  There are a few (I think 3) that are emerging from the ground but I didn't think that worked well thematically of a shambling horde.  I mean how can you pull the grave 6" a turn :)

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Escalation - Nurgle Preacher

For game one I need two squads of cultist zombies.  To lead them I used the opportunity to paint up a nurgle preacher I'd had sitting around for a while.  It was a breeze to paint.  I added the embroidery to the hood so that there was some detail to it.  Otherwise the dark black was a bit bland. 

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Escalation Painting Challenge - Start

I have amassed a pile of things that I haven't gotten around to painting for over a year and in some instances two years.  Various reasons delayed this painting but I came up with a plan to get this stuff finished (it's not an original plan at all).

A friend and I are going to do a monthly painting challenge starting at 200 points and escalating 200 points a game.  We'll aim for monthly but real life will likely get in there.  Luckily I've been able to structure my unpainted stuff into a legal chaos marine list with daemon allies.  Once done, I should have all my my chaos stuff fully painted and cut down on some of my backlog of hobby projects.