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Nurgle Contemptor Dreadnought – WIP 1

07/21/2016 Leave a comment

Keeping with my Nurgle force, I decided to adapt the Betrayal at Calth plastic Contemptor for the service of all things icky. 


The build itself was fairly easy as the kit is once of the simplest to put together. 

The only real difficulties, if you could call them that, we’re shaving off the Corpse-God’s iconography and cutting out the sculpted helmet so that I could put in the Aspiring Champion’s one from the Chaos Marine box. 

The icon on the chest is a wet green stuff (two parts yellow to one part blue) cast of the Nurgle icon from the Chaos Vehicle sprue. I elected to use a sculp as wet green stuff is very pliable, unlike the plastic original. I used BluStuff to make the cast, if you haven’t tried it yet I strongly suggest you do, it’s awesome!

I dotted some green stuff boils here and there so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to start painting as I’m sure it’ll take some time to properly cute in this accursed heat. 

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Astra Militarum Wyvern – WIP 1

04/07/2016 Leave a comment

  
Can’t believe it’s been almost two years since I last added to my trusty old Imperial Guard!

I picked this up a while back and have been looking forward to building it throughout my recent foray into She Who Thirsts

This was a fantastic model to build, as I have more Chimeras (Chimerae?) than is decent I’ve not encountered the updated kit before but it was so much easier to assemble! It’s also a touch thinner which will certainly help storage-wise when I build my third platoon later this year. 

As you can see from the picture, I’ll be painting it in sub-assemblies but I think it should be a fairly straightforward job. This’ll be fun 🙂

Chaos Space Marine Raptors – WIP 1, Or: My Weird Painting Habit

01/21/2016 2 comments

This evening I started painting my ten man Raptor squad, I unleashed my spraying stick and got the lads under and basecoated. 

 

Once the second coat of Macragge Blue had dried I selected one of the regular models that were armed with a bolt pistol and chainsword and got started. 

  

As you can see I’m making decent progress, but it’s also clear that I’m not attempting to production line these models. 

Why? Because whenever I start a new unit, even a type that I’ve painted before, I always paint one to completion before bulk painting  the rest. 

I’ve no idea why I do this, but it’s proving to be a hard habit to break!

On a wing and an unholy prayer

01/18/2016 Leave a comment

Ok, so I got a bit distracted but after undercoating my Dark Angel Command Squad I realised that I was getting really tired painting green and cream. 

Then I remembered that I have a game against Trenchmate Tim fast approaching. Hence, this:

  
I’ve had these boxes taking up space in my Cupboard of Shame for far too long. It’s time my Heralds of Desolation get some reinforcements!

Back to Civilisation*

10/12/2015 1 comment

We got back last week from a freaking fantastic time in the US visiting my wife’s family and now that the jetlag’s cleared (I swear it didn’t use to affect me so in my twenties) I’ve got in an hour or so of painting this evening. 

  
Ok, it’s not much, but at least this small part of my Ravenwing force is done 🙂
*Well, Scotland. 

Need for Speed

09/17/2015 1 comment

In a little under fourteen and a half hours I’ll be on a long-overdue holiday and I fully intend to make the most of it.  While my Beloved and I will be spending some time away from Castle Ferguson, I think I’ll still have plenty time to get a bit of a wiggle on concerning some very delayed projects.

To this end, tonight I assembled and undercoated these chaps.

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I’ve been meaning to add to my Ravenwing’s sole Landspeeder for some time and the coming break is just the opportunity I need.

I wonder what else I’ll get done 🙂

Dark Angels Company Master – WIP

09/07/2015 Leave a comment

I have too many Space Marine Captains. There, I’ve said it. Problem is, they’re either all on-sprue or sitting in the Drawer of Shame waiting to be painted. 

So, what do I do? I build another and bump him to the head of the queue!

  
As you can see, I’m using the Space Marine Commander kit with the recently released Dark Angels Upgrade set. I thought about modding it further but I have to say it’s a good look as is. 

Hope to get it finished by the end of the week, real life permitting as always…