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Chaos Space Marine Helbrute

04/12/2020 1 comment

As many hobbyists, I’m using this time to catch up on some projects that have been lingering in my Drawer of Shame.  First up was the monopose Helbrute from the 6th edition Dark Vengeance set.

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I’ve been wanting to paint this since it was first unveiled back in 2012 (simpler times etc) and it’s been sitting on-sprue in my limited edition Dark Vengeance box since then!

I also wanted to get this chap done as I’ve been neglecting my Chaos Marine renegade chapter The Heralds of Desolation, since 8th dropped and I started building up my Death Guard.  Plus, I’ve two sets of the Chaos sprues from the Shadowspear set that I want to paint sooner rather than later and they’ll be joining my Heralds so I wanted to get some practice in before commencing that project.

I’m not sure what to finish next, I have some Plague Marines basecoated as well as a Catacomb Command Barge, and a nearly-finished Ambot all staring at me from the corner of my desk.

Maybe I’ll start something new?

Forgefiend

10/16/2016 2 comments

As promised in my last post, I’ve returned to my Drawer of Shame and resurrected another minute I started all too long ago.

I started this little beastie in August 2013, it was the first time I used the then-new Citadel Colour Sprays and I even blogged about it.  I quickly grew frustrated with this project as I’d made a schoolboy error in fully assembling the kit before painting.  As a result I gave up with but a single Ectoplasma Cannon painted and it languished in The Drawer for over three years.

Until last week.

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I’m so very glad that I managed to finish this guy, I think as a reward I’ll start on something totally new before venturing back into my long and inglorious history of half-finished projects.

Possessed Chaos Space Marines

09/18/2016 1 comment

Here’s a tale I’m sure many veteran wargamers are all too familiar with.  Back in 2013, I bought a box of Possessed Chaos Space Marines with some left over birthday money.  They then went to the back of the queue as I had so many projects on.

In early 2014, shortly after my wife and I bought our house, I remembered I still had these chaps on ice so I released them from their sprue prison and started to paint them.  I then got bored, moved on to another project then picked them up again four months later.  This is the state in which they remained, languishing in my Drawer of Shame, until two days ago.

You see, I have a 3,000 point game against Trenchmate Tim tomorrow (it’s a Scottish holiday) and I thought I’d bring out some new units.  Fortunately, my wife’s been working all weekend (she has a looming deadline) so I’ve escaped chore-free and I’ve been able to dedicate this free time into finally finishing these gents.

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This is alas, not the longest-neglected project residing in my Drawer of Shame, I plan to resurrect a couple more over the coming weeks.

Chaos Space Marine Raptor Squad (Part 1)

02/07/2016 1 comment

Just in time for today’s game, I got these chaps finished.

Raptors 01

 

Raptors 02 - Aspiring Champion

 

Raptors 03 - Special Weapons

 

Raptors 04

 

I have a further five basecoated but I’m switching to something non-power armoury to give myself a little break.

Chaos Space Marine Raptor

01/31/2016 4 comments

I finished the first model from my Raptor squad this afternoon. 

  
Really like how this has turned out and now that it’s done I’ve started production-lining the next five 🙂

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!